First off, the final proofs for The Big Pie Caper
have come in, and everything’s looking very good. Those who’ve
expressed curiosity about the print quality can see some close-ups above. There were just a teeny-tiny handful of typos and layout issues
we caught during the final review, so we’ll be issuing an updated
“revision 1.01” PDF to backers within the next few days. After that,
we’ll send off the order for the printed copies, and it’ll just be a
matter of waiting.
Secondly, the Gen Con sessions went off without
a hitch. We don’t have any detailed Actual Play reports yet - a lot of
folks are still in con recovery mode - but it’s coming. A few highlights
to tide you over:
Group #1 decided to prevent the pie-eating contest by going back in
time, reasoning that taking over the church clocktower would give them
control of time’s flow.
Group #2 built a clockwork robot, stormed the festival grounds with
the power of heavy metal, and trapped the entire town in a magical
Both groups ended up burning down the bakery, for unrelated reasons.
Since the Playset doesn’t actually specify what Bill Harvey’s house
looks like, group #2 decided he lived in a giant candle. Oddly, this didn’t get burned down.
Like we mentioned last time, Costume Fairy Adventures contributor Zach Welhouse is running a couple of demo games at Gen Con 2015. At the time of this posting, there’s just one player slot left
for the earlier of the two sessions. If you want to get some hands-on
time with the game, this is your last chance to sign up! You can find
the event details here:
On the home front, the electronic files for The Big Pie Caper
have been signed off on by our printer, and the final proofs are en
route as you read this. We’re hoping they’ll arrive this week, but if
not, it’ll be next week for sure. Assuming no further issues are
discovered, we’ll be ready to place the big order - we’re expecting
it’ll take about six weeks for the books to hit our doorstep, once we
give the okay.
As for the Core Rulebook and Tomb of Follies,
nothing major to report there. The former is still in pre-print
finishing (and waiting for a couple of final illustration revisions),
and the latter, in layout. We’ll be sending the revised PDFs up to
DriveThru as soon as they’re ready, so you’ll probably be notified that
way before you hear about it here. Both books are unfortunately in a
boring phase of the process right now, so there isn’t much we can show
off - though we do have a handful of illustrations to bang out for Tomb of Follies, so you just might see one more round of art teasers in the near-ish future.
Now… you’ve probably noticed that there’s one name absent from that list: The Mischief Equation.
In an earlier update, we’d alluded to the fact that it’s been delayed,
and that hasn’t changed; between printing arrangements for The Big Pie Caper, finishing work on the Core Rulebook, and finalising the layout for Tomb of Follies,
we just don’t have the resources we need to pull it back on track right
now. However, we can’t let it hold up the line, either, so we’ve got a
decision to make there.
The decision we’ve made is this: The Mischief Equation will not be included in the initial reward shipments.
The Core Rulebook, the Core Costume Deck, the other two core Playsets,
and the various bonus rewards (sticker sets, dice bags, figurines, etc.)
will ship together as planned. The Mischief Equation will be
sent in a later, separate mailing once it’s ready to go. There won’t be
any shipping charges for this second mailing - this is our goof-up, so
we’re absorbing any additional costs.
Alternatively, if your reward package includes a printed copy of The Mischief Equation,
and you don’t wish to wait, we’ll provide a $10 USD refund to anyone
who requests one. Note that if you take advantage of this refund, you
will not receive the second mailing - you’ll have to splurge for the PoD
version if decide you want to get your hands on it later.
as we alluded to last time, we’re going to be scaling back the
frequency of these posts a bit, owing to the fact that there’s very
little we can show off right now, and we don’t want to spam y'all with
contentless updates. The schedule from here on out will be more of a
“whenever something interesting happens” proposition. We’ll still be
around to answer questions, of course, and you can always get ahold of
us either via Kickstarter, or via the contact form on our website.
As of right now, our plan is to have another update in two weeks’ time, when we’ll have a printing status report on The Big Pie Caper, after-action details of the Gen Con demos, and whatever else comes up in the meantime.
Heya, folks. If you’re attending Gen Con this year, you may have a chance to give Costume Fairy Adventures a spin - read on!
Costume Fairy Adventures
contributor Zach Welhouse will be running a pair of demo games at Gen
Con 2015. At the time of this posting, there are still two player slots
available in the earlier of the two sessions - you can find the current
(You’ll need to sign up for an account on the Gen Con website in order to access these links, if you don’t already have one.)
On the writing front, the final edits to The Big Pie Caper
were completed late last week, and Revision 1.00 has been submitted to
DriveThruRPG. Everybody who’s added it to their DriveThru library should
have received an update notice already - if not, please let us know!
The updated files have also been submitted to our printer, and we’re
just waiting on their approval before ordering what will hopefully be
the final round of printed proofs.
Finally, we have one more art
teaser for the Core Rulebook. This will likely be the last one before we
start whipping the book into shape for print; in fact, since we’re
transitioning into a “waiting for stuff to be approved and/or show up”
phase of the project, we may be slightly reducing our update frequency
in the near future, so as not to spam y'all with progress reports that
have nothing to report. We’re still working out the specifics, so we’ll
let everybody know what the score is next week.