By Steven S. Crompton
Friday, August 14, 2015: Today the Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls softcover rules were back from the printers! As soon as we heard the news Ken St Andre and myself got together and headed straight over to the printers and picked up a bunch of the books. Having the creator of T&T there to see his new book was too good an opportunity to miss, so I took a couple of photos.
As mentioned previously the full book is exactly an inch thick. It also weighs a little over 2lbs. Neither Ken nor I could resist grinning like a pair of Cheshire Cats finding a really great piece of cheese. The book is all shiny and UV coated – looks great. The first thing I checked was to make sure all the pages where in proper order. Misplaced page signatures is the most common printing error with a large book. I’m happy to report all the pages are there and in order!
The vast majority of the books we picked up will end up at Flying Buffalo so shipping can begin. On Monday the rest of the books still at the printers will get over to Flying Buffalo so the shipping process will continue uninterrupted.
After he and I loaded up the boxes in our cars, we went to a nearby restaurant to look over the finished book and celebrate the completion of over two years of hard work! Of course there’s still work to do – as now Flying Buffalo has to get these all shipped out to you guys! At least now you know they are really here!
And a few weeks ago, a large stack of printed pages was sent to the Hardcover Bindery company, so that they can put together the Hardcover books. We also have the GM screen and the Flash-drives being made as well, so we’ll also be shipping those out very shortly. (We are talking days at this point.) The good news is we’ll still be able to ship a great quantity of the softcover books right away. We start tomorrow!