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Latest Updates from Our Project:
Addresses Locked 12th October
10 days ago
– Mon, Oct 12, 2020 at 03:18:50 AM
This is a reminder that your address will be locked on Monday 12th October 09:30BST / 01:30PDT.
For anyone who is still yet to fill out a backer survey: if you do not fill out your survey before the address locking date, your order will be delayed and your name will not feature on the Acknowledgements page. If you cannot find your survey, please head over to BackerKit's survey recovery portal here.
Please make sure the address you are happy for your books to be delivered to is the current one being used on your BackerKit profile. You can check your account details by going to www.backerkit.com and clicking 'I am a Backer'. If you will be moving house in November when your books will be delivered, then please enter an alternative address (this could be your workplace, a relative etc.) If you have any queries about this, or are having issues changing your address, please send me a Kickstarter message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Once your addresses have been locked you will be entered into our logistics system, and over the next couple of weeks you will start to receive the tracking numbers for your shipments. I will keep you posted with how this process is going, and when it will begin.
Thanks guys, I hope you're all doing well.
IMPORTANT: Roll & Play Schedule
18 days ago
– Sun, Oct 04, 2020 at 02:20:13 AM
Hi everyone, I hope you're doing well.
I am really happy to announce that the project is currently ahead of schedule by a few weeks, and is progressing really well. Instead of a mid-December delivery, the estimated dates have been brought forward to ship in early November for a mid-November delivery. Because of this, there will be some alterations to the upcoming deadlines (assuming there are no major changes due to the current pandemic).
Acknowledgements Page and Postage
If you haven't filled out your survey, please do so before I lock the addresses. If your survey is incomplete at that stage, and I do not have your address, I will be unable to feature your name on the Acknowledgements page (as this information is collected during the survey) and there will be a delay in shipping your products.
Originally I was going to lock addresses on the 9th October, but this will be pushed back to the 12th October. I wanted to give everyone some time to review their addresses in light of the slightly earlier shipping date, I will send you a further reminder when this date is approaching. If you are unsure where you will be based over the next few months, I would recommend having the book delivered to someone you know or to your workplace instead.
The PDF versions of Roll & Play (including the Digital Wallpapers and Generator Card PDFs) will be released to backers on the 2nd November. Each backer will receive a coupon code on that date, which they can use on our website to redeem their digital products – more about the website in a future update, stay tuned! I am also working to bring the release of the 4 New Playable Races and the Campaign Builder forward as well, as these were originally planned to be released in January.
Virtual D&D Sessions
I will be sending out forms to Mind Flayer level backers soon. This will ask you questions about the kind of adventure you would like to have, and some questions about the characters/players who will be participating. The sessions will be later this year, and I will contact these backers separately soon.
With the overwhelming response that Roll & Play has received, signing copies by hand will not be possible without having to delay the project (I wouldn't be able to fit 3,000 copies into my house!) However, all backers who were receiving signed copies will receive a limited edition version of the book which has been digitally signed by me. These books will be marked as 'Limited Edition' on the front cover, have a full-colour inside jacket which gives them a special finish, and also have no barcode or price on the back cover. These will not be available anywhere else.
Bringing the schedule forward is great news for those who have pre-ordered as well. The launch of Roll & Play will happen later this year, and not March 2021 as previously estimated. Your products will be shipped towards the end of November, for an early December delivery – so you should have your books in time for Christmas!
Thanks everyone, if you have any questions then please don't hesitate to send me a message or leave a comment below.
All the best, keep rolling,
Post Campaign Update #3: Moving Towards Production
23 days ago
– Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 05:45:53 AM
Thank you to everyone who has filled out their surveys since the last update. We still have 200 outstanding, so if you haven't filled out yours please do so now (check your junk emails, head over to BackerKit's survey recovery platform, or contact me if you're not sure). Unfortunately, if you do not complete your survey, our fulfilment partner will not be able to send out your copy of Roll & Play at the same time as the rest of the backers, and I will have to ship your books early next year instead.
The project is progressing really well, and the first draft of the book is currently with the proofreader for their mark-ups and sense checks. That first draft also includes the 5 exclusive generator cards – the samples arrived last week, and they look great! They are going to be such a useful tool to clip to your GM screen; I am especially looking forward to using the Weather Forecast d100 card in my games whenever the players begin a new day.
I received the full shipment of bookmarks from the printer last week too! I can't wait to begin sending these out with the books, I know you're going to love them.
We are still on track to begin sending the digital and physical versions of the books out at the end of November. I will confirm the official release date in a future update. Your physical packages should arrive in early/mid December (depending on your location).
You might have noticed from the bookmarks, the project is now called Roll & Play: The Game Master's Fantasy Toolkit, rather than The Game Master's Tabletop Toolkit. This iteration of Roll & Play is just one of the books which I have planned, and is fantasy-centric. Later versions will explore all kinds of genres!
Time is marching on, and it is now only 2 and a half weeks until I lock addresses and move into the manufacturing phase of production. If you have moved house (or are about to) but haven't updated your address in your BackerKit account then please do this before the 9th of October. After this point addresses will be locked, and I cannot guarantee that any address changes will be taken into account afterwards.
Thanks everyone, I hope you're keeping well and had an enjoyable start to the week.
Until next time, keep rolling,
Post Campaign Update #2: Samples! Samples Everywhere!
about 2 months ago
– Fri, Aug 28, 2020 at 01:48:38 AM
I hope you've had a great August, and thank you for filling out your surveys. There are still around 300 outstanding surveys, so please do complete them if you haven't already – if I don't have your address I won't be able to send you a copy of Roll & Play, and I would hate for you to miss out! If you have lost your survey email, please get in touch and I can send it over to you.
The book is coming together really well, and it has been extended to include 100 pages split across five chapters: People, Items, Encounters, Combat and World Building. At my last count, there were well over 120 random tables... phew!
I have written and designed all of the content pages to a first draft standard. The next stage involves finalising the layout of the book and designing the chapter openers, imprint page and acknowledgement pages before I send everything off to the proofreader in mid-September. Everything is currently on track to have the books printed and sent out by the end of November, so that they reach you by mid-December as planned!
I received samples of the bookmarks recently, and I'm really happy with them, the geometric dice pattern on the back looks great. They're a nice thickness and laminated with a matte finish, the black and white bookmark is uncoated so you can decorate it to match your campaign setting or favourite character. I know you're going to love them, I've actually already started using one to keep track in one of my D&D sourcebooks!
I wanted to show off the pencil samples as well – they're really bright and colourful, and match the colours on the cover perfectly. The pencils will eventually have the Roll & Play logo printed on them but that is a sample for another day!
I'm really enjoying the process so far, and I can't wait to share more of the book with you. If you have any questions about the project then please leave a comment below (or message me) and I will get back to you.
Until next time, keep rolling,
Cards Charged 3rd August
3 months ago
– Sat, Aug 01, 2020 at 06:59:14 PM
Thank you for filling out your backer surveys. The orders were locked in on Friday, and I now have the final numbers for production – exciting! I will be shipping out 7,093 Roll & Play books to over 60 countries, wow, a huge thank you to everyone who backed this project!
If you purchased add-ons with your survey, your card will be charged on Monday 3rd August 18:00BST / 10:00PDT. Please make sure your payment method is entered correctly and has sufficient funds so processing your order doesn't get delayed. If you have already paid with PayPal, you will not be charged again.
Once the orders are locked and paid for, you will still have until Friday October 9th to change your address from within your BackerKit account if you need to. After this date I will need to prepare for manufacturing and logistics.
As always, if you have any questions please send me a Kickstarter message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.