It is finally here.
The Tome of the Balance arrived in our office earlier this week, and we excitedly posted a brief video to our Twitter account. Look at it! It’s pretty! The Tome, not the video. Or the hands.
(If the video embed doesn’t show up for you, click this link: https://vimeo.com/334981874)
As usual, our production estimates were (to put it mildly) on the optimistic side, and the whole process took several months longer than expected and projected — partly because (for quality reasons) we decided to work with a smaller local printer, partly because we’re just slow — but we hope it’s worth the wait.
While the books are ready to go out, we’re still waiting on the special edition boxes, postcards, maps and other physical goods. They are hitting the (same, fantastic) printers shortly, and we expect to begin shipping to our remaining backers in June.
As always, treat our estimates with some light skepticism, simply because there are a lot of moving parts and we are few, and we don’t have a ton of experience with this, and we keep missing our targets. We’re doing our best, and while that may not be good enough for all of you, we won’t be abandoning any of you. We’re seeing this through, even if it takes another five years (it definitely won’t).
Also: we have not forgotten about the Wonkers USB keys. The design was set late last year, we’ve been in discussions with production partners, and we hope for an update soon.
We’ll be back with more when there’s more to tell, which, hopefully, won’t be long. In the meantime, and in our limited spare time, we’ll be curling up on our couches with the Tome of the Balance and enjoying the stories, the artwork, the comics and the lore. It’s so good, you guys!
Thanks for reading!