After returning home from the wildlands of Boston, I immediately tore into my packages and inspected the proof copy of Lost Hall of Tyr.
Well. Well, well, well. This is, dare I say it, a damn fine looking book.
The Schedule Still Holds
So: the official countdown clock continues. On December 4, 2017 I will close the Errata phase of the project, make changes as needed, and start the process of uploading and ordering print copies. I expect folks will start getting their international copies 2-8 weeks after I place the orders, which I expect to do before December 8.
Domestic (the US) orders will oddly enough take longer, because I will print and take delivery of about 150 copies of this thing personally, then pack and ship things myself, in order to ensure things stay on budget. But even so, they’ll arrive faster, so I would say that the same file upload and order date holds (December 8), and then I’d expect 2-3 weeks to print and ship to me, a week to pack ’em up, and another 1-3 weeks to arrive, depending on where you live. So 4-7 weeks for domestic orders to arrive.
The only remaining piece of business is for me to contact my high-level backers, and those two folks will generate some characters and we’ll get those illustrated. As noted, they’ll also get a preliminary layout copy of a few chapters of my big Dragon Heresy RPG project . . . which they may use as inspiration or not, as they choose, for their characters.
Surprise Digital File
In a day or so I’ll upload a few more image files. Dan Roy of Bogie Maps provided me with to-scale grids for the various versions of the map. Two files per grid type, one sized to the 8.5×11″ versions of the map, and the other for his full-size JPGs. These will let you play using the most common scales by layering the image with the grid of choice and printing them together. You can also use the grid as a temporary aid to make the internal grid in a VTT scale properly with whatever map you with to use. Import both images on different layers, match the VTT scale to the grid map scale, then delete the import aid. Whatever works for you.
The grids scales are 5′ squares, 5′ hexes, and 3′ hexes (in case you want to take a swing at running this in the Dungeon Fantasy RPG, Powered by GURPS)
Pictures of the Proof