I hope you are all staying safe, washing those hands, and rolling dice virtually (Or however you are gaming). Scott is just tying an editing bow on this issue and the layout is ready to have all the content put in place. The moment layout is finalized and scott runs through one last time to check my layout, we will start sending out digital copies printing. I am very hopeful that files will be at the printer and the process will be happening this week.
We are looking at a pretty fat zine. Closing in on 50 pages I believe (Just an estimate), stuffed with great content on the Everdark.
In light of the current situation in the world with COVID-19, the printing and shipping may be slightly delayed. Things are changing daily with the situation and many states are beginning a mandated shut down of “non-essential” services. While we all agree that playing D&D is essential, we don’t want people to find themselves in actual peril. So bear with us, but it IS in process.
Luckily, we are well ahead of schedule on this project and you *should* all see the zine in your inbox on schedule. The PDF of course, will go out on time and right after Scott gives it the final once over.
I personally process all shipping orders here in Maine, so we are prepared to take precautions when packing and shipping by wearing masks and gloves during the process and sterilizing all surfaces that come in contact with the zine and related materials. The virus doesn’t live long on inorganic surfaces, but we aren’t taking any chances since the CDC says anything from a few hours to a few days. No one here is sick and we have been cautious, but why not go the extra step just in case?
Why tell us this then?
I’m glad I asked… Issue #003 Kickstarter (The Wilderness) is coming close behind this one. REAL CLOSE behind this one. It is likely to launch before shipping is complete on issue #002 (Launch date to be announced soon). This is extremely unusual for Fail Squad Games, but completely manageable and we – are – ready!
We are launching early because people are home and playing games. Readers are writing great content and making great art while they are at home. They want to show the world, and MaximumHP wants to help! With convention cancellations and business closures, I am home myself, writing and making art. I have been truly inspired to make more 1E goodness.
Getting #003 Ready to Roll
MaximumHP and these kickstarters are one of those things that helps keep Fail Squad Games afloat and keeps hope alive and imaginations active and distracted with something good during tough times.
I have already opened up submissions and OUTSTANDING content is flowing in. Issue #003 will be another fat volume, I can already tell! I have reached out to potential celebrity contributors again and they are on board and ready to get work when stretch goals are hit.
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Be safe, Game on.