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TALISMAN TALES—Proof Copy Ordered

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01_Cards-and-Box-mockup_THICKDECKA very quick update this morning. The proof unit ordered from The Game Crafter should ship on or after November 2nd. It should take between 5 and 10 business days to arrive. After that, a day or two must be spent in careful review for any corrections and adjustments needed. There should not be global issues; most print level problems have been solved through previous product processes.

The Rules draft in PDF (right-click / save) is still in process for those wishing to contribute. At least the PDF edition will be ready by the time the product goes live for purchase. Likely the EPUB manual may have to wait, possibly being released when the downloadable 150ppi PDF edition is made available. More to come.

Talisman Tales 3.0—Rules “Draft” Now Available

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Shop_Poster The Draft version of the rules is now available in PDF format (right-click and save). You are encouraged to download and review this to then submit questions, suggestions, corrections, etc. via the “Contact” section at F.D. Do not place such in F.D. social / satellite pages or they may be overlooked. 

Please pass / forward / share this notice with anyone who may be interested; the more input the better, as this time there is no local assistance available for this phase.

Now that the first step for the rules manual is complete, a proof copy of the starter deck will be ordered while further work on the manual proceeds. As previously mentioned, it usually takes two weeks for a proof unit to arrive. This also depends on the current queue of schedule production at The Game Crafter site. Progress updates will be released within 24 hours of new information received.

Talisman Tales 3.0—UPDATE

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Shop_PosterAll materials for the NFP (not-for-profit) POD edition have been uploaded to The Game Crafter site. The “proof” copy has not yet been ordered.

Work now proceeds on the rules manual. When a draft is ready, it will be made available for review and proofing assistance by those interested.

Once the manual is complete in at least a PDF edition, the proof copy for TT3 will be ordered. Typically it takes two weeks for that to arrive, so the actual release may be a little farther off than anticipated. Please be patient and help assist with the manual if possible…

UPDATE: Talisman Tales 3.0

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poker-cardIt has been over a month since the last news out of F.D. Hopefully some of you are still following. Real world work doubled along with other career changes for Barb and I. Work on this coming NFP (not-for-profit) product has inched along behind the scenes.

Talisman Tales 3.0—UPDATE

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poker-card Another set of alpha cards are complete, this time for the Village. New on-site gallery function is still being finicky, so for now we will stick with the Google Drive version. Have a peek.

One card from previous editions was removed: “Rumour Monger.”  Several players felt its tie-in to the traditional quest system didn’t work well, and connection to the commercial quest cards and alternatives from the fan community were unnecessary. In its place is the new card mentioned in the last update…