Essen in Two Weeks - Good Times!
I will be at Essen Spiel 16 in two weeks. (At least, I will be flying there two weeks from yesterday). If I still owe you something from the... Read more
What Is the Buftale?
A backer has reported receiving his package of stuff in the UK. Yay! The folks I picked to do the forwarding are quicker than I had hoped. You should all... Read more
European Backers - More News
Our contact at Esdevium is currently in Nuremburg for the Toy Fair, which is why it took a couple days to find out what's up. Our pallet has arrived at... Read more
Earlier this month, I shipped 31 boxes of items to our UK Distributor, Esdevium. When they receive them, they will hand them over to Gamesquest for shipping to individual backers.... Read more
Shipping Mostly Dead -- I mean Mostly Done!
Sorry about the Princess Bride reference -- I saw it again on tv last night.
OK, I *think* I have all the shipping done except for the European ones. If... Read more
Everything Done but the Shipping!
Now even the limited edition books are done. I'll drive over to the bindery on Monday and pick up one last truckload of books. Now all that remains to be... Read more
"Some" of the Hardback Books Are In
I promised you I'd send you an update when the hardbacks are finally done. This morning Steve drove over to the bindery and picked up 70 of the hardbacks. I'll... Read more
Address Changes - Address Changes!!
Went to the post office and mailed 30 more packages today. Got four more of the books back. It cost me $4.22 to mail them, and another $4.22 to get... Read more
Limited Edition Deluxe T&T Hardcover Revealed (and postage costs)
An update from Steven S. Crompton :
Today Roswell Bindery asked me to drive over to their facility to take look at the super deluxe limited edition hardcover. Because we... Read more
Hardbacks Not Done Yet
The bindery has not yet responded to my request for an approximate delivery date. As of today they are not done. I don't know when they will be done. I... Read more
Deluxe T&T Release Party - Aug 29 - Tempe, AZ
To our local fans:
The Fellowship of the Troll is holding a "release party" at the Game Depot, 3136 S McClintock Dr, #11, Tempe, Arizona (Phone 480-966-4727) on Saturday,... Read more
Many Books Shipped
This morning I drove over to West Phoenix and picked up a truckload of books, and that wasn't enough. I need to go back tomorrow and pick up another truckload!... Read more
IT'S DONE! (Give me your COA)
The printer never gave me an estimated completion date. He just said "It's done - come pick it up!") So Monday morning I'm driving over there in my pickup and... Read more
Why Are There Always Tyops?
In case you haven't been following the comments, several folks have pointed out a few corrections that need to be made. Steve is spending all weekend carefully making all those... Read more
We are overjoyed to announce that the new Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls rules are done. We don't have a delivery date yet from the printer (he is local, so there... Read more
Finished Cover Painting to dT&T Revealed (and rulebook progress report)
Many of you have been wondering what the cover was going to look like, even before we used a digitally enhanced sketch of it for the free game day booklet.... Read more
What's Up This Month?
Liz was scheduled to go to an RPG Con in Texas in two weeks, but has cancelled so she can stay home and finish the T&T cover.
I will be... Read more
We are still battling uruks and trolls as we doggedly trek to the end of our long journey. So what more has been completed since the last update? Here's a... Read more
Deluxe T&T "Marches" On Towards Completion
(Update from Steve Crompton)
We are now in March and the long “march” to the end of the dT&T Journey continues. So what have we completed since last update I... Read more
My friends: since you so kindly backed our T&T project, I thought you might be interested in another kickstarter: The Ultimate Traps Collection by Goodman Games.
Please note that Grimtooth's... Read more
Hello friends. I hope you are having a Happy Holiday. I'm going over to a friend's house this afternoon for a Game Day!
I noticed a comment that someone was... Read more
T&T Fans Lend a Hand and A New Map
As we near the end of this long rules-making journey, it’s truly gratifying to know that how many of you have stepped forward to help us get to the finish... Read more
I Didn't Have Much To Say...
But Steve Crompton did! He had this to say after I posted the last update:
Hi All! -There are various things going on. Liz has been feeding me sections of... Read more
Not Much to Report
Not much to say, but it's been awhile since the last update. Liz is working on the cover art. I've been shipping a lot of the other reward stuff to... Read more
Note for Fans of Danforth Art
Just a quick short note: Liz is selling one of her original pieces of art on eBay. Take a look. Hymn to Tourach. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hymn-to-Tourach-Original-art-by-Liz-Danforth-Magic-the-Garthering-Fallen-Empires-/201220750009
In other news, if you ordered... Read more
Off to Essen Tomorrow...
I leave at O Dark Thirty Sunday morning for Spiel '14 in Essen Germany. I'll see some of you in Hall 2, Booth E131. Please drop by and say "hi".... Read more
Moderately Upsetting/Annoying News
You all may have seen on the news that the Phoenix area got a 1000 year rainstorm recently. More rain in one day than ever in recorded weather. More than... Read more
Why No ETA? (and Gencon!)
A couple of folks commented lately that they wish we'd at least post an ETA, and one person commented on a "snarky" comment by me. I do apologize for that,... Read more
Beta Copy Available at Origins
I told you I would post one more update before I left for Origins. I'm leaving for the airport in about fifteen minutes. I am told that Liz has the... Read more
It's been almost a month since the last update, so I thought I'd better come up with some news. First, I will be at Origins in Columbus, Ohio June 12-15.... Read more
Have You Moved?
I recently got a message from a backer of my Ace of Aces kickstarter complaining that I mailed his game to his old address, and he never got it. He... Read more
Table of Contents, Mark 1.1
A table of contents has been asked for a few times in the Comments, so we wanted to pull that together for you. This version includes minor changes to the... Read more
Please forgive a short advert from Rick Loomis
I apologize if this is intrusive, but I have initiated a new kickstarter where I am creating a card deck where the four kings are four famous game designers. I... Read more
Tuscon, Coins, and T&T 5.5
Tuscon is this weekend in Tucson Arizona. It is a small science fiction fan convention and Liz will be there. I believe Ken and Steve also plan to be... Read more
More about Dice Bags
Several of you have commented that you want to buy one or more dice bags. That's very gratifying, but I have to specify: these are going to be hand-made and... Read more
We told you during the kickstarter that we didn't know what the dice bags would look like, but that we'd get you the best we could find for $15. I... Read more
Still hard at work...
We're working on it. Liz is still editing the text, Ken is coming up with more material, and Steve keeps creating new maps. Not sure how much of it will... Read more
Wooden Boxes Done!
Wednesday (July 31) I drove over to Riverside, CA to pick up the wooden boxes. 5 hour drive each way, but I save $500 in shipping charges! Here is a... Read more
6th Annual T&T Convention
If you are coming to the Tunnels & Trolls/Heroic Fantasy convention July 26 to July 28, in Scottsdale, AZ I need you to make your hotel reservations NOW please. If... Read more
Address change? No problem.
Someone just asked if I would post an update about how to tell us your change of address. Folk: I run a mail order business. I have been dealing with... Read more
I just got the dice back from the manufacturer and they look great. The "Demon Head" dice I made in red, white, and green, as these were the colors of... Read more
Bookmarks, Magnets, Tattoos, all mailed.
Finally got all 1600 envelopes mailed. Give them about a week to get to you (especially if you are outside the USA). It should have a postcard, a bookmark, four... Read more
Free RPG Day June 15
Free RPG Day is June 15, and Flying Buffalo is participating. The "Fellowship" has created a short version of the new Deluxe rules, and a gamemaster adventure "The Chambers of... Read more
6th Annual T&T Convention Announced
The Flying Buffalo 41st Annual Convention (and the 6th Annual T&T Convention) which will be July 26-28, 2013 at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 3131 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale,... Read more
When Will I Get My Postcard?
We promised everyone (except the underappreciated $1 backers!) a postcard. Then we promised to send a bookmark, 4 tattoos, (and in some cases, an early bird magnet). I am in... Read more
What Are We Doing Now?
Just to let you know what we are up to:
- Since the Kickstarter closed, Liz has turned her focus on wrapping up previous assignments and preparing to attend Emerald City... Read more
Sorry to keep bombarding you, but a backer just asked me a question that made me think of something. I run a mail order company. I can keep track of... Read more
One More Milestone....yet again
Huh. I make a quick trip to the post office and the printer, and when I get back, we have blasted past the $120,000 milestone. Surely we can't make $130,000... Read more
Wooden Box? Personalized!
The guy who is going to make the wooden boxes for us just told me that he will PERSONALIZE it for you with your name engraved on it with the... Read more
One More Quick Update -- Short on Money?
I've had several people ask me if they can order any of these cool things later because they don't have enough money right now. Sure. Some of these things will... Read more
Are You Kidding Us?
Wow, fooled us again. We even made the $110k milestone sooner than we expected. OK, one more milestone. We've got less than 8 hours to go, can we make $120k?... Read more
$104 Milestone Achieved! Do We Get An Encore?
Oh my! You keep surprising me. OK we made $104k. Everyone who is getting anything in the mail will receive a bookmark designed by Liz. So now, do we need... Read more
One More Milestone....
Wow! I just this morning sent an email to my associates, mentioning that we'd probably make $97k in the next couple of hours, and by the time I had finished... Read more
We Might Make It! (And some new options!)
Due to unforeseen personal issues, the original backer had to withdraw his pledge for the "Making of a Legend" dungeon by Bear Peters. If someone else was sorry to see... Read more
To The Twelve Hundred:
We love you all for your great support so far. Thank you again. But keep in mind that we don't have to get more money from each of you in... Read more
What a Popular Tshirt!
Liz mentioned on facebook that we were going to offer the "Learn Magic -- Read a Book" tshirt as an option and it is so popular, we are going to... Read more
Can We Make 85K?
Thank you all for your suggestions on the survey. We are going to try to provide nearly everything that was asked for, at some point (after the kickstarter, if necessary).... Read more
A Survey - - Not THE Survey
Our friends: thank you so much for your support so far. We are so excited about making our milestones and now we need to think about the next couple. We... Read more
SURPRISE! THERE WAS A HIDDEN MILESTONE REWARD AT $70,000!
Yes, we've reached 70K and to celebrate, we are rewarding everyone who ordered (or will receive) a map. A LARGER version of the Trollworld map! Instead of 11 x 17,... Read more
And we break 1000...
Over 1000 backers, and over $66,000! Thank you so much everyone, and thank YOU Gary Bratzel for being our 1000th backer (we're going to send you a nice gift.) We... Read more
Another Free Bonus (and an apology)
Let's start with the apology and get it over with. There are five of us, and we have created a passel of rewards and it can get confusing. Kickstarter allows... Read more
Help us spread the word
Bloggers and podcasters, so we're told, are always looking for a good story. The phenomenal success of the Deluxe T&T Kickstarter, fueled by the warm memories expressed by so many... Read more
Early Bird -- last chance!
If you are getting this update in email, you are already signed up as an early bird. But your friends may not be aware that they have to pledge TODAY... Read more
Score! We just made the $50,000 milestone. This means we get some color in the rulebooks, and everyone will receive a pdf of a solo designed for version 1 of... Read more
Our friends: thank you again for your wonderful support. It seems every successful kickstarter calls their higher goals "stretch goals" but we like the word "milestones" better. We are on... Read more
A New Reward
One and all, the members of the Fellowship are in awe of the amazing support the gaming community has shown us by funding this project in just 36 hours, and... Read more
An addition to a Reward -- and thanks!
T&T fans are some of the nicest people in the world! I woke up this morning to find we are already halfway funded. And one of you pointed out that... Read more