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Post Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:05 pm 
 

ExTSR wrote:And for those of you seeking conversion help, here's a cheatsheet (over at DF):

http://www.dragonsfoot.org/forums/viewt ... 2&start=24


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:08 pm 
 

...and the beginnings of a blogreview:

http://www.tenkarstavern.com/2012/04/re ... first.html

  


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:53 am 
 

ExTSR wrote:And for those of you seeking conversion help, here's a cheatsheet (over at DF):

http://www.dragonsfoot.org/forums/viewt ... 2&start=24


Not getting this link to work unfortunately. With regards European shipping costs, I'm happy with PDF copies for now, looks good :)


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:02 am 
 

Recently I posted a Stat Conversion Crib Sheet for Lich Dungeon Level 1 (newly available from Eldritch Ent. Ltd.) over at Dragonsfoot. Since then they've had massive SQL errors. (I'm not arrogant enough to believe that my post has anything to do with that).

Since the info has become temporarily inaccessible, and our own website still sucks like a floozy with a black hole, here's the info, actually expanded somewhat: on GoogleDocs. (I hope this works, I'm not great with webstuff.)

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ypj ... hpWlQ/edit


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:07 pm 
 

Fantastic, thank you sir!

I've got the low level Eldritch modules ready to check out later this evening, looking forward to reading them, even if it is only PDF  :D


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:19 pm 
 

Change the link on the Bat in the Attic post to point to Google Docs. Thanks for letting us know.

  

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Post Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 6:59 pm 
 

Anything in paper yet?


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Post Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 6:42 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:Anything in paper yet?


Another two weeks and I'll bump the question.  Print versions sometime soon?


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Post Posted: Sun May 27, 2012 4:38 am 
 

http://eldritchent.com/

Checking out their website it doesn't look like it has been updated since Sept 2011.

As I understand it there were softcover print copies at Garycon and I have heard mention that there will be hardcover copies at Northtex but otherwise, nothing...


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Post Posted: Sun May 27, 2012 5:05 am 
 

I got a mail yesterday from drivethrurpg saying that the covers had been re-designed and were available for download
I'm not sure if that's a good bit of news or not.


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Post Posted: Sun May 27, 2012 9:46 am 
 

Per Frank, on March 30...

ExTSR wrote:Same site should offer paper shortly (or so I'm told).


So, those of us who can't get to a con would like to buy these...


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Post Posted: Mon May 28, 2012 3:08 am 
 

:shaking2: *Looks about for a hardcopy to purchase.*  :shaking2:


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Post Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 1:30 am 
 

Chiming in here on the question raised by FC: "When can we get print copies [sic]?"

Simply put, its been an arduos process. I still use old fashioned PageMaker, and Drive Thru and PageMaker do not work and play well together. The approval process is/has taken(ing) weeks.  Yes, I need to get InDesign (and I want to, fear not), but that means also upgrading to 7, and I currently use XP.

That means organizing all of the files on my HD, and there simply isn't time for it right now.  It will have to occur this summer.... but not right now.

BUT Dark Outpost nears the point at which print copies will be available at Drive Thru Rpg. I have ordered the very first (a requirement - the first copy acts as a blueline) as of four days ago, and it should arrive here soon. The other four (Did he say four???) yet languish in the approval process. I will reassure everyone listening/asking/interested that this was done weeks ago, and that the process just seems to take forever... but we near the end of that road.

We did just post the new fantasy anthology, Heroes and Magic which had its pdf and print versions posted on the exact same day. For those watching the process, the print version has now been in the approval process for about ten days.

Heroes and Magic is a nudge over 300 pages, 6X9 paperback size, and there's some pretty tasty stuff in there if I do say so myself (yes, 'tis true, I always do).  Here's a snapshot for those who haven't seen it.:

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Next up are the deluxe versions (DO, Lich, Snakeriders and Forest), and the completion of the website. I am hard at it with all of those as we speak. I am also working on my next adventure, as is Tim, and Jim. Frank is in the midst of a very important project and is to some extent "coccooning" as a result. I'll try to get my behind over here more.

Thanks for asking . :D

I will post here THE DAY that Dark Outpost goes live for print, as well as the others.

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Post Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 11:13 am 
 

Chris wrote:Next up are the deluxe versions (DO, Lich, Snakeriders and Forest)


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Post Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 11:47 am 
 

Excellent, good to see things moving forwards :)


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Post Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 12:09 pm 
 

Chris wrote:Chiming in here on the question raised by FC: "When can we get print copies [sic]?"

Simply put, its been an arduos process. I still use old fashioned PageMaker, and Drive Thru and PageMaker do not work and play well together. The approval process is/has taken(ing) weeks.  Yes, I need to get InDesign (and I want to, fear not), but that means also upgrading to 7, and I currently use XP.

That means organizing all of the files on my HD, and there simply isn't time for it right now.  It will have to occur this summer.... but not right now.

BUT Dark Outpost nears the point at which print copies will be available at Drive Thru Rpg. I have ordered the very first (a requirement - the first copy acts as a blueline) as of four days ago, and it should arrive here soon. The other four (Did he say four???) yet languish in the approval process. I will reassure everyone listening/asking/interested that this was done weeks ago, and that the process just seems to take forever... but we near the end of that road.

We did just post the new fantasy anthology, Heroes and Magic which had its pdf and print versions posted on the exact same day. For those watching the process, the print version has now been in the approval process for about ten days.

Heroes and Magic is a nudge over 300 pages, 6X9 paperback size, and there's some pretty tasty stuff in there if I do say so myself (yes, 'tis true, I always do).  Here's a snapshot for those who haven't seen it.:


Next up are the deluxe versions (DO, Lich, Snakeriders and Forest), and the completion of the website. I am hard at it with all of those as we speak. I am also working on my next adventure, as is Tim, and Jim. Frank is in the midst of a very important project and is to some extent "coccooning" as a result. I'll try to get my behind over here more.

Thanks for asking . :D

I will post here THE DAY that Dark Outpost goes live for print, as well as the others.

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A couple of things here. A book of fiction isn't usually high on a gamers list of wants from an RPG company so I am a bit dismayed that it is the first choice for a hardcopy general availability product. 2nd, Deluxe versions are next? How about doing the regular versions that have already been released at Garycon? Deluxe versions sound nice and expensive but why not get the regular edition out in the hands of customers who want them? Why not a POD version of them at least? Or is this in the works?


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Post Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 1:14 pm 
 

A book of fiction isn't usually high on a gamers list of wants from an RPG company so I am a bit dismayed that it is the first choice for a hardcopy general availability product. 2nd, Deluxe versions are next?

Ok, perhaps I was less clear than I should have been.

Dark Outpost was the first choice, and is nearing full print (softcover) availability.  I have ordered a blueline print version for it and unless there are problems there, it will be the first made available in print.

The other three original titles (Forest, Snakes, and Lich) were next, having been submitted eleven (ten yesterday) days ago, but still languishing in the Drive Thru RPG approval process.  It takes a while.

The FIFTH choice was the anthology, and was mentioned as the latest pdf release.  For those wondering why the process takes so long, I wanted to offer it as an example.  The pdf and print versions were submitted same-day to Drive Thru.  Those needing reassurance that the delays are not on the Eldritch end of things can actually track how long it takes to get a print copy approved over there by tracking this one.  It was the LAST title submitted for print approval.

How about doing the regular versions that have already been released at Garycon?
The print process I am in the midst of incepting is one that will last for the forseeable future.  There were a few problems with the copies for GaryCon that we hope to resolve with this process.

Deluxe versions sound nice and expensive but why not get the regular edition out in the hands of customers who want them?
Its not an either-or situation, I assure you.  They will be nice.  They will be expensive.  They will not be the only copies available; in fact, only 50 of each deluxe title will ever be released to the general public.

Why not a POD version of them at least? Or is this in the works?
That is the current plan.  Its just that the approval -for-print-process is taking far longer than (in my opinion) it should.  As we are not performing the POD process, I am a bit at the mercy of those who are.  As mentioned, Dark Outpost should be available in a week or so, altho I am waiting on the receipt of the blueline copy , so that is not bird-in-the-hand as yet.  At the very least, cover and interior were approved for POD.

Hope this clarifies.
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Post Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 2:39 pm 
 

So to sum up, POD versions will available as soon as drivethru gets their act together and then there will be some sort of deluxe editions too.  Is that right?  Any more info on the deluxe versions?


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Post Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 4:13 pm 
 

Correct.  The plan is:
Get the drive thru versions up and running (print version)
While that is in the process, finish the layouts for the Deluxe versions.  What is a "deluxe" version?

1) Hardcover/stitched for durability.
2) Additional material - in the case of Dark oupost, its about 24 pages... altho that may change
3) additional collector's add-ons.  For Dark Oupost, this is a frameable deed that grants ownership of the space station.  Its pretty cool (IMO).
4) A signed and numbered authentication page.

50 of each adventure will be produced for the general public.  In addition, all contributors get personalized copies, so in reality there may be as many as 70 that will be produced, although only 50 will be numbered.  ALL deluxe versions will be signed by the authors.
I am in the midst of the Dark Outpost deluxe version layout today.


...and for those hoping that these deluxe versions won't eat up all of our EE time... fear not, Jim, Frank Tim and I are all working on round#2 of adventures right now as well.
More than that I can't say, although you may be able to get further info out of Tim and Jim. :D.

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Post Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 4:23 pm 
 

Jim Wampler also cobbled together a new cover for us for Snakeriders of the Aradondo.  That means two things:
1) If you got the original print version at Gary Con, its going to be collectible.
2) The new cover is now what you get if you order either the pdf or the soon-to-be-available print copy.

I did the original, but I like this one better.  A LOT better.  Our hugest thanks to Jim Wampler.

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