I just received an email from our manufacturer with THESE PICTURES ATTACHED:
These proof copies are IN THE MAIL to me, right at this exact moment. I can't wait to see them in person!
I've shepherded many, many books to production over the years, some of them unbelievably complex, but at their core they were still all just pages bound between covers. This game has BOXES that have to be sized to fit CARDS and then fit inside OTHER BOXES and all of them have to be measured and trimmed and folded and tucked inside one another. So I'm very excited to see it all come together in physical form!
This week I'm at the San Diego Comic-Con (booth #1229!) and I expect to have these physical prototypes in my hand on Friday. If you're around, stop on by to take a look!
Deluxe-box crafter Jason Lioi also whipped up something really cool with his laser cutter:
It's a working* Machine of Death. This thing is NEVER LEAVING MY SIDE. (Here's how it's assembled.)
*For certain definitions of "working."
FINALLY: We have TWO DAYS LEFT to tally copies of This Is How You Die toward our efforts at becoming a New York Times bestseller. Thank you for tweeting support & sharing pictures of your copies! Two more free preview stories have been posted in the last few days: Ryan North's funny and sweet "CANCER", at Lightspeed Magazine, and Ryan Estrada's fascinating "SHIV SENA RIOT", at Wired.
If you're interested in the book but still on the fence, I urge you not to wait! Grab it on Amazon today, or your favorite retailer. If you're not interested in the book, no sweat, I'll have more info on the game soon! I'll post a video when I receive the package :O
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