The Bad News
Let’s start with the bad news, because other than a few things to adjust, the rest is just freakin’ great.
There are maybe three or four things that need fixin’:
- One of the pages had a legit whoops. The printer must have run out of ink or something. I’m hoping that quality control would have caught that, ’cause dang.
- The goblin warrens maps were left out of the document. That’s an issue, because I’m out of space. I have a few ideas. The maps as they are are quite large, and done in full-page mode anyway. I can make them bigger, overlapping the page borders, and that would do it. I hate to lose the Dragon Heresy teaser or any of the other info. I’ll probably do that.
- One map is labeled “When Norðalfar Attack!” instead of “When Goblins Attack!” That’s a quick fix.
- There might be typos or other errors, but I’ll do a read-through word-by word with the pages in hand tonight. It’s always easier when you can look at the pages.
And that’s all for errors. One legit printer muck-up, and the rest are really my problem.
The Good News
The book is going to look amazing. Let’s start with the cover, and see how it stacks up with other books. Oh . . . one thing before I go nuts pasting pictures. This is an unbound proof. So don’t look at images where pages show through on the cover and judge the binding. There’s isn’t binding yet. That makes it easier to inspect the quality of the complete page.
So, there are a few things to fix. Once that’s done, though – these guys did a nice job, and I look forward to doing more work with them in the near future.
I think you’ll like the heft and feel of the book when you get it. The colors are nice, the cover and paper tangibly good quality, and it stacks up as a nice companion to the Dragon Heresy Introductory Set.
I’ll read and correct errors tonight. Not entirely sure if they’ll want me to send over pages, or an entire file (no problem either way). After that, I suspect it will be a quick turn for printing, and then I’ll get shipping going.