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The H&B standard book should be with you in PDF format by Christmas. Print shortly after. The other editions should take a few weeks after that.
FSLN is delayed because the same person we have laying it out is finishing up H&B. Everything is done for that book except layout.
The current Kickstarter 'The Book of Contemporary Magical Places', like its predecessor 'The Book of Contemporary Magical Things' was written by Darren Pearce, layout, art, concept, some writing, editing, and the campaign was by me. The work hours used on those two books are completely unconnected to H&B and FSLN.
I'm not in the habit of wasting my work hours sitting around while waiting for others to finish. That's why the two recent and separate books.
I hope that answers, as much as I can, your questions.
Notice that you (Stygian Fox) currently have another KS running/raising funding.
Any chance you could perhaps give us a meaningful update on when you will be delivering 'Hudson and Brand' and 'Fears Sharp Little Needles'?
Both are currently looking to be SIX MONTHS overdue, with no delivery dates yet in sight.
Badger... Badger... Badger... Badger... Badger... Badger... Badger... Badger... Badger... Badger... Badger... Badger...
***falls over giggling***
Hi all, ill post a full update tomorrow.
Badger is our layout artist who is busy finishing the layout on Hudson and Brand but more on that tomorrow.
An update, please? Don’t know or care who Badger is. Maybe probable ship dates?
Happy that this takes as long as it needs to. TTWLB was brilliant so if another month or two is what it needs to get it right that's fine with me. An update on a rough ETA would be good though.
An update? A little more detail other than "Badger is busy"?
@William, no, no one has gotten FSLN. The last we heard (Sep. update) it was waiting to go into layout.
How about another update? Announced shipping date was July, now we have October.
I have not received my Hardcover book. Was it shipped to me???
Quick question: Will the Counterfeit Identities PDF have fillable forms or will they just be printable and we will customize them by hand?
Definitely unofficial, but from what I can piece together (and hopefully not overstepping), the main book and its stretch goals that are included as part of the final, printed product, is written, edited, proofed, title pages are done, artwork is done, maps may or may not be done, and it's with Badger the over-worked pit pony.
8k - Expanded Horror: Complete (In Layout)
10k - Counterfeit Identities: ? Separate PDF, shouldn't slow down FSLN.
12k - Usual Suspects: ? (If not done, I can't imagine this one would take too long)
15k - Expanded Visions: Complete (In Layout)
17k - Expanded Script: Complete (In Layout)
20k - Apirations: Complete except art, maps, and layout. This is a separate pdf, and shouldn't slow down getting FSLN.
30k - Puncture Wounds:
A Free Badger - Not likely anytime soon.
In short, I think it should be pretty soon. :) Of course, my thoughts aren't always in sync with reality, so...yeah, and Stephanie, Jeff, Simon, and/or Badger, please feel free to correct any of my inaccurate assumptions as to the state of the various parts of this project.
Or a Free Badger!
Agree/Daulton, an update would be nice!
Any update on Fear's Sharp Little Needles?
No! He's mine! bwahahaha!
He's working hard, poor lamb. I'll keep you informed as to progress.
I'm sorry we didn't make July. We are waiting for Badger to become free (I have him working like a pit pony!) as I want to have him lay this out. His work on TTWLB was so instrumental to its success that we can't afford not to have him sprinkle his magic on this too. He's currently on other stuff but should free up soon.
Can we get another status report? Bummed that this did not make July. :(
Is the shipping still on for July?
Not really Zachary, other than to say that Badger has started layout. I've got poor Badger working overdrive :/
Any recent updates in the past month?
Nope, just my name.
I sent you a message from my account just now, hopefully that help link me to the project.
I can't find you on my list of backers. Did you use a nom-de-plume?
Just checking in, Protector level backer who has received my DTRPG download code for TTWLB back in March, but no mention or delivery of the book yet. Any eta for the physical copy of TTWLB?
I was delighted to find my copy of TTWLB had arrived yesterday, after troubled beginnings. l wasn't sure what to expect from a POD hardcover, but it looks fine. I'm really looking forward to the hardcover FSLN.
Hey now, as someone who grew up in Darke County, I resemble that remark!
Glad to hear it Colm. Actually, it was delivered by Byakhee to Celeano for censor review and cataloging, then returned via black galley to Darke County, Ohio, where it was danced around nude by the entire Farnsworth/Bell clan beneath their Great Tree. After they were, um, done with it, it was then sent a short ways down the road to be a coffee table book at a senior center, thrown out in the trash, briefly used in a focus group psychological experiment as a reference point, and then (in the aftermath), the crime scene cleanup crew finally realized that it had been misplaced.
@Steph and team. Book, TTWLB, finally arrived today! Not sure where it had gone, because the original packaging from the UK had been replaced. At any rate, it arrived! :-) Cheers! Looking forward to getting stuck into it!
Hi Jeffrey, boy do I feel stupid. That's what happens when I duck into kickstarter during work hours quickly without taking everything in, lol. Thanks for the clarity and appreciate your efforts to get it to us as soon as you can. ;)
David W J Smith--TTWLB is book one from our back catalog. Only one pledge level (the highest) will be getting anything TTWLB related, and that was in hard cover. There was no pledge level in this KS for TTWLB in pdf or softcover. If you pledged for pdf and softcover, you pledged (only) for FSLN (book two). Which I am busily working on every weekend--the text is nearly done and should be done this weekend. PDFs and softcovers of TTWLB are available at drivethrurpg or its affiliates.
I might be late to the party here but I see that people are saying that they have received hard copies of TTWLB. I pledged for a PDF and soft copy cover. Have the soft copies been sent out? My pledge say approx shipping in Jul 2017.
I also haven't been notified by Drivethrurpg of any PDF being made available. I'm presuming I should have received the PDF by now....
@Stephanie, cheers! Appreciated. I'll let you know via Kickstarter message how it goes.
I'm sorry Colm. While it's OBS' responsibility to replace lost orders I take it personally. Let me know in a week what they've said. Whatever the outcome, you will get your promised book.
@Team, yes, I received the shipping confirmation on Sat 25th.
Hi Colm, Did you receive the email notification of it being shipped?
Currently still awaiting the hardback in Estonia, shipped on 24th from the UK. Have been in touch with customer support at DriveThru. I am sitting tight and hopefully it will be with me shortly.
@Sid, well, cheers to a speedy resolution then!
@Senator Meow, today l recieved emails from drivethrurpg.com suggesting the situation has been remedied. You're probably right about the cause, but top marks to drivethrurpg and/or Stygian Fox for fixing it so promptly. And presumably on public holidays for Easter. Less a cursed box than an easter egg.
@Sid, I also already had the TTWLB PDF in my library before the KS, but my order history shows an order for the physical copy being placed on my account for 03/22/2017. I would wager that if your order history doesn't show it, it hasn't been ordered. Perhaps related to that email snarl from about a month ago? Not to reopened any cursed boxes or anything...
My rpgnow account makes no mention of a delivery of a hard copy of TTWLB, and l certainly haven't recieved one yet in the mail.
I'm backed at the right level, and can see "The Mark of Evil" file alright. I already had TTWLB in the library, having bought it last year, well before this KS. Could this have made the Kickstarter file rendundant and thus somehow prevented it from being mailed? Or is it just anonymously in transit? How do l check?
Tcho-tcho kid-lets... the cold never seems to really touch them...
Two weird little female children I've never seen in my neighborhood, not wearing coats despite the 39 degree day, dropped off my copy of TTWLB today.
My TTWLB appeared squatting silently in my garage. Seems appropriately ominous!
Just opened up my TTWLB hardback! It's wonderful! Thank you guys so much!
Came home to a beautiful book on my doorstep! Thanks, Stephanie, Jeff, et al.!
My copy of TTWLB arrived today (in Hellgium). /me happy ;)
My physical copy of TTWLB arrived yesterday. Looks beautiful. Can't wait to read it and review it on my channel.