D&D 5E Twilight Fables Launched!

Sacrosanct

Legend
Publisher
I dont know how you handle and manage all those things at the same time without crumbling, but damn, you are good at this kind of things!
Who says I don't crumble? lol. Running a campaign isn't all that stressful. Busy, but not too bad. It's the last 48 hours or so that really gets me, because that's when the rubber meets the road and I check and doublecheck and triplecheck trying to make sure everything is lined up, and my imposter syndrome kicks in because I don't want to disappoint any of my supporters, etc.
 

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Who says I don't crumble? lol. Running a campaign isn't all that stressful. Busy, but not too bad. It's the last 48 hours or so that really gets me, because that's when the rubber meets the road and I check and doublecheck and triplecheck trying to make sure everything is lined up, and my imposter syndrome kicks in because I don't want to disappoint any of my supporters, etc.
Laughing at the first few lines.

Thank you for this product
 

dave2008

Legend
I actually made a big announcement today :)

Happy Monday!​

It looks like we won't quite meet the $50,000 stretch goal for offset printing, even with an end-of-project bump. I ran some numbers, and have decided to go with offset printing for the core 5e book regardless! I'm really excited to be able to do this. The POD color books look nice and are of good quality. I'm happy with those and no one is getting a substandard book. But the glossy offset printing with silver gilded pages and book ribbon look oh so pretty :) So if you're a digital backer and you're on the fence about getting a physical copy, now is your chance to adjust your reward. I wanted to give this update before the campaign ends so you all have that option.

Naturally, this means there are some shifts in the delivery timeline for the 5e book, and here is an important bit, backers of both 5e hardcover and OSR hardcover or the Creature Card Add-ons will receive two separate shipments. The 5e books will come a bit later, and the Creature cards, OSR books, or other add-ons will come sooner. When you receive your first shipment, don't fear that your 5e book got lost somehow. It didn't. It just takes longer to print and will come to you via a fulfillment center rather than the POD printer itself.

Some Questions:
  • What if I don't want the offset printing and want to get the POD printed version and I'm in the US? Even if you're in the US, if you don't want this offset printed version and want a link to DTRPG where you can print and ship your own at cost, adjust your reward tier to the NON-US version.
  • What about us NON-US backers, do we get this new offset printed version as well? Unfortunately no. The printer is in the US only, and shipping to International addresses would be...well...prohibitively expensive. This update doesn't change anything for Non-US backers. You all will receive a link for at-cost printing and shipping for all rewards since DTRPG has a European printer to mitigate those shipping costs.
  • What is the timeline change? I'll post it in greater detail below, but in summary, Kickstarter takes 2 weeks before they deposit funds (to make sure everything clears). The printer said it takes 4-5 weeks to print, and 4 weeks to ship to the fulfillment center. From there, they start working on shipping to customers. In a nutshell, you're looking at 3 months or so from now.

Some more detail:
Aoi Si: Backers will receive a link to DTRPG where they can download a .zip file containing all of the digital files. Estimated date: 1st week of Sept. NOTE: All backers of a tier that includes a digital package for both OSR and 5e will be included in this time frame for digital rewards.

Royal Guard 5e (Non-US): You shall receive a discount link to DTRPG to get a book printed at-cost plus shipping. Files have been uploaded to the printer, just waiting for approvals, then I need to order my proof and approve. Estimated delivery date: mid-Sept. Here are the current print costs you should expect as of 8/15/2022. Shipping will vary:
US: $24.97, UK: $18.27

For those asking if premium color is an option, it is not. The costs were too high. But no worries, the standard color looks great too! (based on the proof copies I’ve already received):
US: $54.72, UK: $36.12

Royal Guard OSR (Non-US): This is the same as above.

Jormungandr (Non-US): This is the same as above.

Royal Guard 5e (US): The 5e physical book will be printed with an offset printer and then shipped from a fulfillment center. Timeline: Mid to Late-November

Royal Guard OSR (US): The OSR book will not be printed at the offset printer, and will start going out by early to md Sept.

Jormungandr (US): You will receive two separate shipments. This is important to remember, so when you get the first shipment, it doesn’t mean you won’t be getting the 5e hardcover; it’s just coming later. OSR hardcover is coming mid-Sept, while 5e book is mid to late-November

Seelie Court (US): Your retail shipment will arrive approximately mid to late-November.
While I don't usually do hardcopies anymore, this news might change my mind.

EDIT: Just upped to Royal Guard and tossed in an extra $35 to pitch in a clean $100. I hope it helps and can't wait to get a physical book again!
 
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Sacrosanct

Legend
Publisher
While I don't usually do hardcopies anymore, this news might change my mind.

EDIT: Just upped to Royal Guard and tossed in an extra $35 to pitch in a clean $100. I hope it helps and can't wait to get a physical book again!
I can't say enough how much I appreciate all you folks who have supported me. That means the world, way more than any monetary figure from this project.
 

dave2008

Legend
I can't say enough how much I appreciate all you folks who have supported me. That means the world, way more than any monetary figure from this project.
Well there is so much a like about how you have gone about the whole process. From the early discussions here on EnWorld before the KickStarter to this most recent Monday surprise, it has been very clear how much you care about this project and your customers. Thank you and keep up the good work!
 
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Lazvon

Explorer
This is awesome news!!! I added an extra $55 to my pledge to help out as well. Was already getting the book and the monster cards, so there is an even $200.

Again, I'm glad the economics are working out for you and that we're getting the offset printing. Awesome!
 

Arilyn

Hero
Although, being in Canada, I won't be able to get the fancier copy, I'm happy you are able to do the offset print run. Can't wait for my POD copy. Congratulations!
 

dave2008

Legend
Although, being in Canada, I won't be able to get the fancier copy, I'm happy you are able to do the offset print run. Can't wait for my POD copy. Congratulations!
If you want the fancy printing I'm willing to send it to you (however that works).

PS This is first come type of thing, I can't get caught up doing this for everyone!
 

Sacrosanct

Legend
Publisher
Although, being in Canada, I won't be able to get the fancier copy, I'm happy you are able to do the offset print run. Can't wait for my POD copy. Congratulations!

If you want the fancy printing I'm willing to send it to you (however that works).

PS This is first come type of thing, I can't get caught up doing this for everyone!
I greatly appreciate the offer Dave, but you shouldn't have to worry about this.

Arilyn, you've been a huge supporter through all of this. I'll be getting some leftover books from the large print run (in case damage or lost books happen, because they always do). I'll send you a copy.
 





Arilyn

Hero
I greatly appreciate the offer Dave, but you shouldn't have to worry about this.

Arilyn, you've been a huge supporter through all of this. I'll be getting some leftover books from the large print run (in case damage or lost books happen, because they always do). I'll send you a copy.
I'm really happy with this offer but it's too generous. 😊 I'm good!

Thanks to @dave2008 too. Truly a generous community here. 💜
 

Arilyn

Hero
My copy has arrived! The Print on Demand is good quality with no bleed through. I'm already planning on using it for tonight's session! Very excited😊
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Sacrosanct

Legend
Publisher
I am so glad you're happy. Honestly, I've received about a dozen comments from people who have got their copies, and they are all happy so far. No complaints (hope I didn't just jinx it lol). That does wonders for one's imposter syndrome ;) And really, is the most important thing for me. I'm really glad people are happy with what they paid for.
 

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