Slaves of the Machine God is in, and Priests of the Aeons is Off!
Today we have two great pieces of news to share.
That’s a first-off the presses copy of Slaves of the Machine God. This 144-page hardcover (plus poster map) two-part adventure campaign is going to knock your socks off. The shipment was scheduled to reach our warehouse today, but due to weather delays (more on that below) the trucking company has told us that it will probably deliver Thursday or Friday. Regardless, look for your fulfillment email in the days to come!
Next up is Priests of the Aeons. This one went to press just yesterday, so we’re only a month or so away from it! Here’s a quick look inside.
Looking further ahead, Shanna also recently completed the first draft of Tomorrow’s Bones. And the Ninth World Bestiary 3 is entering layout in the next couple of weeks. We’ve been working hard to get these great Numenera books out to you!
We also have news about deluxe corebook sets. The short version is that we’re closing in on them, but still can’t promise a timeline. Here’s the longer version: If you live in North America, particularly the middle or eastern part of the continent, you probably know that huge winter storms have swept through in recent weeks. Apparently, this has been pretty disruptive of the transportation network, throwing rail and trucking schedules out of whack in the way an airport closure in the Northeast can cause flight delays all over the US.
The deluxe slipcases landed in Canada on 8 January, but didn’t arrive in Montreal (the location of our book printer) until this past Friday. That normally only takes a couple of days, so a 10-day trip was pretty aggravating. It would also be normal for a shipment like that to move from the freight depot to the destination in just a day or two, but as of today we still haven’t received confirmation that they’ve been received by the printer. We’re monitoring the situation on a daily, sometimes hourly basis.
Once the printer has the deluxe slipcases, they’ll assemble the sets and ship them out to us. That should take no more than a week for each of those steps, but with schedules in this much chaos, that’s not a guarantee we can make. We’re doing everything we can to ensure that the printer moves quickly.
If you’re awaiting a deluxe corebook set, we share your frustration. (Our Art Director, Bear, who’s in charge of the production process, has the only complete sample we’ve been sent—even Monte doesn’t have one.) We’ll let you know as soon as we have a reliable schedule. In the mean time, if all goes well—and barring any further weather delays—we hope to fulfill this reward in about two weeks.
Finally, Shin Sets and Ruin Decks are in the wild! If one or both of those items is a Kickstarter reward for you, don’t forget to redeem them. If they aren’t part of your Kickstarter rewards, take your Ninth World experience to the next level and check them out on the MCG Shop.