International Books ordered
I placed the order for 40 books from my vendor. They're expensive, and more so when one considers proof costs. This part of the project did not meet my satisfaction,... Read more
International Orders: almost there
I received the latest proof from CPI in the UK today. The color is much better. This is what I needed to see.
Unfortunately, they trimmed it wrong.
You can... Read more
International Delivery update
I should be getting a new proof this week. I expect it to look good. Then I'll have them printed (should take a week or so), and shipped out. So... Read more
International Printing: Still unacceptable
This is really starting to frustrate me, and I KNOW it's frustrating you.
The latest print came from the UK. They fixed the streaking problem, at the expense of making... Read more
International Proof on the way to me
Very briefly: my contact over at CPI tells me the new international-backer proof is complete, and he checked it out and he found a good binding and no streaking/striations. I'll... Read more
Rest of World Printing - still issues
CPI Anthony Rowe contacted me this morning to let me know they'd re-printed the proof, and were still unhappy with it. Having been made aware of the streaking issue, they... Read more
Friday March 8: Mostly expect delivery
Again, for the US backers.
My USPS tracking shows most packages will arrive March 8. Hopefully in good order.
All Domestic orders shipped by end of day
I have packed up and put postage on all domestic book orders. They will be dropped off at the post office in an hour or two, and so... Read more
US Printing Complete!
Well! Had I known, I'd have waited to send that last update!
I just received notice that the US printing is ALSO complete. I expect to receive all the books... Read more
Rest of World Proof received!
I got the hardcopy proof from my UK printer today.
It's a very attractive book. Putting my micrometer to it, it's 8.2mm thick as opposed to 8.8mm for... Read more
US Proof approved - starting printing
I got the proof PDF from the printer this afternoon, Over 1GB for the file! In any case, the colors were good, so if it prints with full... Read more
Printing Update - taking the time to get it right
Just wanted to give you an update on the printing process.
As you know, I got a great-looking proof back from my US printer. I went... Read more
PDF v20190215 Change Log
I've updated the PDF to correct some errors I noticed while looking at the proof. This should be the final file, though doubtlessly in the future someone will point out... Read more
Proof from US Printer Arrived!
The moment I've been waiting for. I hope you have too. There's good news and bad news.
The Bad News
Let's start with the bad news, because other than a... Read more
Proof on the way, I think
I heard back from my UK Printer that "no news was good news," and presumably that means that my files were accepted and I'll receive a hardcopy proof in the... Read more
Printing has begun
So, the files have been sent to the two printers: one in the UK, and one here in the USA. I made payment as well, and folks are talking about... Read more
Final Distribution of PDF; Printing will begin tomorrow
The final version of the PDF is being distributed now.
Tomorrow, I will contact my printers and finalize the plans for hardcopy. I expect 4-6 weeks until you have the... Read more
Edit edit edit edit read read read
Going to be quiet on my side for a few days. I'm going through the preliminary PDF word by word and reading it all again. Making changes here and there,... Read more
Preliminary PDF Sent Out!
The pre-final PDF has just been distributed to everyone who ordered Lost Hall in all of my Kickstarters.
Please take a look! Check it out, read it, see... Read more
The New Cover is HERE!!
Juan Ochoa has been my partner in crime on a lot of the work at Gaming Ballistic. He did some of the original images on the previsualization art for Dragon... Read more
(Most) Orders Locked, Cards Charged
This morning I locked existing orders and charged cards. There were a few that didn't go through, and there are still six or seven folks that need to complete their... Read more
Backerkit Closes Tomorrow
Pretty much the headline says it all! The Backerkit phase of the project closes tomorrow. There are eight people who have not completed their survey, and seven of those folks... Read more
Backerkit Closes Friday Jan 25
We're coming down to the end now.
This Friday, on Jan 25, the Backerkit phase of the project will end. What does that mean?
1) I will lock all orders... Read more
Gaming Ballistic at CONVergence 2019
Gaming Ballistic was selected for a dealer table at CONVergence 2019, which starts July 4 and runs through July 7.
This will be my very first “hey, my own table!”... Read more
New Cover Work in Progress
Juan's been busy with life, but we reconnected, and his comment was "Well, I hated the composition of my first cover, so I'm doing it over."
Here's the new composition... Read more
A quick test: happiness is a full book
I did a quick test yesterday. The new maps went in as "maps as art." The full-page maps went in as, well, full pages, with no borders or anything but... Read more
Maps are Done!
Yesterday Glynn sent me the last of the seven map upgrades. I really think you will like them!
So that's it. He delivered, and now it's time to... Read more
80% on Surveys; Only 20 pre-orders from Stretch Goal!
You guys have done great for the surveys . . . and have been generous with the add-ons, which I appreciate. We're over 4/5 - 82% to be... Read more
Sneak Attack! Cut content and an example
A question about Sneak Attacks came up on my discord channel, and I thought the answer was fun, and revealing about why those that play Dragon Heresy have said that... Read more
Surveys: 2/3 Completed; Funds: $4907 of 6000
As of this morning, about 2/3 of folks have filled out their surveys. Nice work, y'all.
I did a bit of checking, and there are plenty of folks... Read more
Price Fixing: Life got cheaper
An astute backer (thanks, Dan!) pointed out that the add-on prices advertised during the sale and campaign were not reflected in add-on pricing as listed. I'd had a sale going... Read more
Backerkit Surveys are on the way!
I just hit "SEND" on the Backerkit Surveys. They should show up in your mailbox (check spam if you don't see yours in a few hours) Real Soon Now.
Drop... Read more
Glynn Seal: WIP on New Maps
Maps and Expenses
When Lost Hall of Tyr (1st Edition) was being made, I budgeted for a Kickstarter that equaled my first: about 300 folks. I also spent a bunch... Read more
Backerkit Phase: almost ready
I believe I've got the Backerkit surveys all sorted. I have just hit "go" on their Smoke Test, which sends out random surveys to 5% of backers (6-8 people) and... Read more
And that's all she wrote!
The bell has tolled, and the Kickstarter has been brought to a successfully-funded conclusion at over 300% funding.
Thanks to all who backed this project.
Now it's time to get... Read more
The Golden Hour
This is it! The last hour of the campaign.
We're shockingly close in some ways to the big 6,000 print run. In other ways, it's quite a sprint.
In any... Read more
6 Hours Left: so what's next?
In six hours, one way or another, we'll be done.
OR WILL WE?
More seriously, here's what to expect:
The Kickstarter will finish tonight. We have funded and will complete... Read more
FIRST STRETCH GOAL DOWN! Also: Add-ons!
Last night was brilliant, and we passed the first key stretch goal.
Digital Print Run: $3,500
The printing will shift from POD to a digital print run. This will still... Read more
So. Freakin'. Close.
We enter the final 24 hours of the Kickstarter with:
- $219 to go until the first "high quality print" goal
- $400 per day for the last two days as a... Read more
Gaming Ballistic on the Web!
Forgive the link post, but if you're looking to chat with me real time, ask questions, or brainstorm or speculate about future products, or current ones, I'm all over the... Read more
It's been a great 24 hours
While counting your chickens is famously unwise, we just passed $3,000, having picked up roughly $500 in the last day. We've also got something like 140 folks who are following... Read more
Foreword - by Matt Finch (author of Swords & Wizardry)
I got back into D&D after a long, long time with GURPS (though I did not, and will not, stop creating for that system) by joining Erik Tenkar, Peter Dell'Orto,... Read more
54 Hours and Counting; S&W Support
The Lost Hall of Tyr Kickstarter has funded and is striving to achieve its “high quality printing” stretch goals. It won’t take much, but I still need your help.
Funded.... Read more
I get interviewed on Designers and Makers
I was recently (like 30 minutes ago) interviewed on Tenkar's Tavern "Designers and Makers" podcast.
He asks me five critical questions (including such weighty matters as "Race as Class" and... Read more
Dragon Heresy, Not 2nd Edition D&D
I just wanted to make it clear, as I got a note that alarmed me.
This product is the 2nd Edition of the Lost Hall of Tyr adventure.
It is ... Read more
Lost Hall 2e Mid-Campaign Update
One week ago, Gaming Ballistic launched the Lost Hall of Tyr (2nd Edition) Kickstarter. It is a short campaign: 17 days, running from a week ago Friday, Dec 7 through... Read more
Two New "Instant Play" Rewards Added
I've added two new reward tiers, called "Instant Play."
PDF Instant Play Tier
The PDF Instant Play tier consists of the Dragon Heresy core rules (PDF usually $20) and a... Read more
Enter the Doldrums (but on track)
We made it through the weekend in good form. Our first two-day total was $1,825 (a bit more if one accounts that Kickstarter chops off the sales at... Read more
25 hours to fund!
Thanks to the backers - just shy of 50 of y'all - who pushed us into the new maps territory!
So, I'll reach out to Glynn... Read more
Solid first day!
It's just shy of 24 hours since the campaign launched, and we're about two pledges from funding. That's not bad at all.
As soon as we hit that... Read more
Welcome! A good start . . .
Welcome, early birds, to the Lost Hall of Tyr (2nd Edition) Kickstarter!
We're off to a nice start, just shy of halfway there in about two hours. That first "new... Read more