Crafting Scadrial: The Latest
Hello everyone out there in the Final Empire! First of all Alex and I would like to extend our thanks for all your support over the last few months. Not only has the Mistborn Adventure Game been a great success on the sales front, but the critical response from the readers has been fantastic. We’re deeply touched by all your kind words, and proud to bring this amazing product to your gaming tables.
This is a brief update on two fronts. First, we want to thank everyone for their diligent attention on the editorial front. As we mentioned when the game released, a late game version control issue caused several small issues to slip through, forcing us to either release a mildly flawed Digital Edition or delay the release (again). We chose the former knowing you’d prefer to have the files immediately, and we asked for feedback to correct the issues before we went to press.
For the last while we’ve been taking feedback on typos and similar issues, plus soliciting ways we can improve the game, and you’ve come through in spades. From rules clarifications and tweaks all the way down to misspellings and grammatical errors, every post and email has been read and carefully considered. We’ve compiled a list of significant revisions in this forum post, and if you think that anything else needs to be addressed, now’s the time. We’re getting pretty close to the finish line with this one — which leads us to the second update.
Several of the revisions led to layout changes, which meant more time had to be spent massaging the finished product. That’s done now and the master files are back in our hands. The next step is to read through the book one last time with a careful eye toward correcting any lingering issues and simultaneously building the index, along with a rules summary appendix that’s been requested so experienced tabletop players can “skip to the meat of the rules, all in one place.”
We expect to transfer the master files to the printer by no later than next Monday, and after that it’s a matter of working with their schedule to figure out when the printed products will arrive back to us. It usually takes 4–6 weeks to turn physical copies around, though it varies a bit based on many factors at the printer’s end, and we won’t be sure of any subsequent dates until we confirm with them. With this in mind, we’re probably looking at books arriving back to us sometime in mid to late May. Shipping will commence immediately, and of course we’ll fill all pre-orders first.
One last thing: as we’ve promised, Digital Edition customers will receive a fully updated version of the game shortly after the files are sent to the printer (there are a few extra steps between outputting the master files for prepress and delivering a polished, fully bookmarked PDF).
That should about cover it for now. With the Mistborn core book inching out the door, we’ll soon be looking at other new products, and so you can expect details on those fronts in the near future. As always, you’ll hear from us as soon as we have something to report.
Alex and Pat