Let it snow
Good news and bad news:
The good news is the game is being printed, the printer is happy with the files and everything is good.
The bad news is that I am unlikely to have even the sample copy from the printer by Christmas, so we are looking at January completion and then shipping from the printer and re-shipping by me. Since this is a new printer for me, I think the added 2 weeks of production time to have a finished copy in hand before committing to the final print run is worth the delay.
Consolation prizes: One is a secret, because it is not 100% certain at this point. The other is something I can do for those of you who had planned to give KLG as a gift. If we get some requests in the comments for this update, I can work up a KLG-themed IOU gift card so that the recipient knows that Lee Garvin's horrible demise (or salvation) is imminent, but not here yet. You can then print it off and give as needed.
I had hoped for more and better news, but figured I better post an update while I can. I'm at the heart of the winter storm hitting the mid-Atlantic and these things frequently mess up my phone and internet service, sometimes for weeks at a time.