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What did it really take to make Vanilla WoW? The game's first 3D level designer reveals the ugly, crazy world of making games.
What did it really take to make Vanilla WoW? The game's first 3D level designer reveals the ugly, crazy world of making games.
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    Not a big reader? You can still support my campaign that pulls back the curtain of computer game development. Backers will receive updates of this campaign's milestones and my next project: A dungeon/bossfight board game unlike anything you've seen before.

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    Electronic Edition of The WoW Diary

    Electronic Edition backers will receive The WoW Diary in both PDF and eBook standard DRM-free EPUB formats. Electronic Editions will be made available after this campaign is funded (3-6 weeks after the Kickstarter closes).

    Be aware that eBook captions and body text cannot be independently sized. While the eBook version of The WoW Diary has the same images and text of the printed version, some layouts won't work (where the text and images are meant to be viewed together).

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    First Print Edition of The WoW Diary

    Backers will receive Electronic Editions of The WoW Diary (when funded) + a full-color, hardcover, first edition of The WoW Diary by mail. These copies will be 20% less than the Amazon price and will be delivered before they're available for sale.

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    Showcase Edition of The WoW Diary

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    An Electronic Edition of The WoW Diary (delivered when funded)

    A full-color, hardcover, First Edition of The WoW Diary signed by the author in gold paint marker on the half-title page.

    A 2-color book case that is debossed with gold-foiled stamps

    A companion booklet of promotional essays (over 12,000 words in length) that focus on post-launch WoW development (which are beyond the scope of the book). This booklet will fit inside the case. While these essays will be freely available on my homepage, this supplement completes my stories on WoW’s development. (delivered when books are ready)

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    Signed Press Sheet Edition (unique)

    Each backer will receive a Showcase Edition of The WoW Diary and one signed press sheet--used to approve the printing of the first edition of The WoW Diary. Each sheet will have my sign-off indicating the page is a "go" on the print run. Per my licensing agreement, I will never offer WoW Diary press sheets again.

    In a book with 336 pages, there are 21 unique press sheets. I'm keeping one to frame (as a poster) and selling the rest.

    Press sheets are roughly 22 x 36 inches in size, and there are 8 pages on each side of the sheet. I have no control over the imposition (arrangement of pages), but the odds are high (with over 130 images) that either side of the press sheet will have images. For a book that celebrates the production process, these compliment the Kickstarter.

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