Just wanted everyone to know that the layout is coming along nicely. To give you a glimpse at what's coming, I put together the teaser image below. I love the direction Daniel is taking with the layout and I can't wait to see the full-color versions of Brian's art. My hope is to keep things on the stated deadline and have the PDF and print books by the end of the month. I will make sure to let you know if that's going to change.
While I was on vacation in North Carolina this past week, a couple packages arrived in the mail.
What could this be?
Oooo, I see Trowbridge High school colors! And rhyming words! (And my toes)
Oh, yeah. Check out its majesty!
But wait, there's more!
I see blue! And green! And Gold!
ALL THE SQUIDDIES!
Now, they're not all perfect. However, I ordered enough that you lovely backers *should* all get clean sets. I'll do my best. I don't mind using the road-rashed ones for my own purposes. Some of them look kinda sweet.
All is right in the world.
I was thrilled to see this stuff arrive. I expected the dice bags (because Lyndsay told me when they shipped) but the dice were here almost a full month early! The only problem with that is having to stare at them until I can ship them. They're so cool that I'm literally shaking as I'm typing this. Super excited!
All of the shipping is going to be done all at once. When the books get to me, I'll begin packing things up and getting them out to the backers. This means that shipping should begin in mid-July, possibly sooner. If you're a high-end backer with a custom book, it could be as late as August because I have to wait for those to be hand-written.
Also! Brian has been making some awesome noises about the art recently, so I think you can expect to see some more goodness in the near future! I can't wait to get this stuff to you guys. =)
As you all know, School Daze is in layout right now, and I've seen a couple of text proofs from Daniel at this point. I've also gotten some sample sketches from Brian. I'm really happy with the direction that things are going. If all goes as planned, I'll have the finished PDF by the end of the month, then it's off to the printer.
As an aside, if you're going to be in Columbus, OH this weekend for the Origins Game Fair, stop by Games on Demand. I'll be there a lot, running School Daze and a few other awesome games. Stop by and say hi!
And so you don't go crazy wondering what awesomeness I've been seeing, here are some sneak-peaks at the basic concept art Brian has sent me.
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SUPERINTENDENT - Now you run the show! I will fly anywhere in the continental 48 United States, will hand-deliver all of your goodies to you, and will run a game of School Daze for you and your group. If you live outside of the 48 United States, and you want me to come visit you, don't despair! Contact me, and we'll see what the cost would be for me to visit you. You also get everything listed before this, and will be credited as a member of the Trowbridge Greater School District Administrative Staff.Estimated delivery:
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