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Trapped In a Hive

Greetings Dead Tree Fans!

We apologize for the extremely late Blog post, We’ve been rather busy with post con work and prepping for December’s release.

To start things off, Nightmare Night’s Dallas was a success. We only had a Panel and someone *Cough* L9 *Cough* forgot to make the slideshow available offline, so there were a few hiccups with the slideshow not loading but other than that the panel went quite well and we had great attendance. Met a lot of cool people, did a fair amount of networking and otherwise enjoyed ourselves by running games in the games room and hanging out with friends.

After that we have been putting final works into the WSG, which is now undergoing final checks by the editor. We should have it sent to the editor with time to spare.

We also decided how we will manage our pre-orders.  As we stated before, due to the software glitch that was the cause of our recent delays we are deciding to release 1 book at a time. As such we are focusing on our Patreon and Indiegogo backers first. Our Pre-order store customers can expect about a 3 month delay from the time of our Patreon/Indiegogo release before we send out their orders. That Time frame may get shortened but for now 3 months is what we decided on. Both out of fairness to our backers as well as to manage time and logistics accordingly. We want to commit as much time as we can to releasing the books as quickly as possible while maintaining the highest quality we can. We will be contacting our pre-order customers in the next month or so for final arrangements but so far the game plan is such: Pre-order backers will be asked to pay shipping, but for those with multiple books, book sets, figurines etc, they will be given the choice to wait for the set to be released and shipped in one shipment, or shipped individually as the books and products get released.

The Pre-order customers with the 500$ box sets will still get free shipping in the continental United States, but we will send them the digital copies first, and most likely ship small sets of released items instead of singular books as they are released.

Those with Digital copies in their pre-order will get the digital copies emailed to them as they get released for pre-order customers. Physical CD holders included

Patreon and Indiegogo supporters will get free shipping on all items and all items shipped as soon as they become available. Those with Digital copies will get the digital copies emailed to them once we have placed our order with the printing company. We are going to see about getting order mailed directly from the printer, But no guarantees at this moment.

Other than that, we have be continuing to play catch-up on our lost art and starting to get things all sorted for future conventions, and the remaining 5 books. L9OBL who writes this blog was kidnapped by Hunter Chrysalis and Discord-6 from Task Force Chaos, fighters of Fireteam Harmony. Champions of villains everywhere. Which is why is was unable to post a new  Blog update on Sunday. We’d Mount a rescue but other than the Blog update he’s been working tooth and nail on the books getting everything ready so we thought “why rain on Hunter Chrysalis’s parade of torment?”.

Also will be locking our Indiegogo questionnaire come the 3rd of December. If you’re an Indiegogo backer and haven’t received your questionnaire from August, please email us at info.deadtree@gmail.com and we will get things sorted. We still have a handful of questionnaires that haven’t been filled and not completing them could lead to delays in processing your order.

That’s the long and short of everything that happened these last couple weeks. Don’t forget to leave a comment and check out our Discord server and Patreon!

Until next week….. er 4 days from now!

We don’t want to set the world on fire!

It was like that when we found it, we swear.

 

Greetings Dead Tree Fans! This week was a lot of the same old same. We worked on recouping lost art, formatting and getting things in order for our December release. We have also taken a hard look at our release schedule and what we have done. The news is rather bitter sweet.

As you all may be aware we talked about how we had a software crash at the beginning of September that made us lose over half of our art due to corrupted files. We have been hard at work to recoup that loss but due to the nuances of life it has been slow going. A lot of our contracted artists have either had to slow down, or leave because of personal issue, which is totally understandable, and we have had a few other minor set backs along the way as well. As such, it is with a heavy heart that we are delaying our release again, we tried our best to meet our deadline, but we unfortunately do not have the resources or  personnel to accomplish it. We apologize for having to delay our release, yet again. However, instead of one big release date, we are going to release the WSG in December, and then release the remaining books as they are finished. For those who acquired books through the Patreon or Indigogo, all shipping costs will waived as an apology.  We will be figuring out the best form of logistics for those with digital copies, including physical and direct download CD’s. These logistics will be fully sorted by December. We are still deciding how we will handle pre-orders, but again, we will have that sorted by December.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email us at: Info.deadtree@gmail.com or to talk with us on our discord server https://discord.gg/W3DdccR

 

Until next week Dead Tree Fans!

Happy Maple Turkey Day

Greetings Dead Tree Fans, and happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

L9OBL, our graphic designer, is a filthy snow mexican, so we figured we’d wish those other less filthy snow mexicans in our fanbase a happy turkey day as well.

With that over, on to the important parts. Biggest things that happened this week were formatting, and prepping for both Ciderfest and NightMare Nights Dallas at the end of the month. Formatting is going quite well, we are making good time on the lost art as well, but still no word on whether or not we will have to delay.

That was pretty much everything that happened this week, so be sure to follow us on facebook and twitter, check out our pre-order store and our patreon, as well as to leave a comment below! Untill next week Dead Tree Fans!

Late for being late

Go figure…

Greetings Dead Tree Fans!

We have been hard at work getting things in order for our December release and most of us have forgotten that the concept of time exists and that days were a thing. We make no effort to apologize about our work induced cosmic one-ness.

As for everything that happened these last two weeks… boy have we been busy.

Editing is done aside from last minute double checks and the big edit that will happen to all of our finished PDFs. Formatting has been going well, however art has been going much slower than we had hoped.  We also received confirmation that we will be at TWO Conventions this month. That’s right, our Writer Moonhoof will be in Milwaukee WI, at Ponyville Ciderfest on October 20 -22 running games in the table top games room all weekend, and on October 27 – 29 we will be at Nightmare Nights Dallas in Dallas Texas. With both a Panel AND a table in the Table Top Games room hosting games.

Our NMND Panel will be at 12:30PM on Saturday the 28th, and our NMND schedule will be announced at a later date, they only have us for one timeslot at 12:00 PM on Friday the 27th, for the TTG Room, but we will be there most of the weekend.

As for Ciderfest we have Games on Friday the 20th at 12:00 PM and 8:00 PM.  Saturday the 21st at 12:00 PM and 10:00 PM for an after dark session. With one game on Sunday the 22nd at 12:00 PM.

That’s it for now Dead Tree Fans! We will see you next week… unless we get lost in the mysteries of the universe again. Either way, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, check out our Patreon and browse our pre order store. It means a lot to us! Don’t forget to leave a comment and to share us with your friends!

We Haven’t Slept Yet

So technically it’s still Friday for us.

Greetings Dead Tree Fans! How are all of you this fine Friday evening. Oh you thought we were joking? Well we weren’t. Technically if you counted all the all nighters we have been spending it’s still Wednesday for us, but we figured it was a stretch so we’re counting from the last day we woke up on, which was Friday. How have we pulled a 72 hour work fest? Coffee, lots and lots of coffee. Pretty much all we’ve drank, oh and chocolate covered coffee bean, those too. That and most of us are used to stupid work schedules so this kinda sleep dep is common for us. That’s right Dead Tree Fans! Delivering an epic product to you is more important than our health! Which come 10 years from now when we’re old and full of chronic health problems realize how horrid of an idea that was, but Screw future us, future us are a bunch of punks who don’t know nuthin. Bunch of weak old farts. Though that’s not what we are here to talk about, all of you fine folks are here to learn about what we accomplished in the last week. Whelp, a lot actually. Formatting has taken leaps and bounds, we have been working tirelessly to recoup all the art that got corrupted and lost at the end of August, and we have been doing prep work for Nightmare Nights Dallas, which we officially have a panel at, as well as a Table in their table top games room! We will update you on times and locations when we get them, but yeah, be excited! We are headed to Dallas, as much as L9OBL is resenting the idea. Silly Canuck claims he will melt.  Not much else to talk about so we will leave it at that and decide if we need sleep after our next cup of coffee.

Be sure to follow us on:

Facebook and Twitter

Check out our Patreon for cool rewards and prizes

Check out our online store to Pre-Order a copy of Fallout Equestria PnP

Come hang out with us on our Discord

and most importantly, leave a comment!

Until Next week Dead Tree Fans!

How Can It Be Tuesday?

Greetings Dead Tree Fans!

We’ve been hard at work wrapping things up and dealing with a system crash that wiped out close to a third of our item vectors. We will let you know if this affects our intended release date, but currently we don’t know and are still hoping to keep on schedule despite the set back.

other than that we have been busy buried in formatting and other prep work. So much so that we even lost track of what day of the week it was.  busy with formatting, editing, double checking and trying to recoup lost art.

That was just about everything that happened last week. Until next week Dead Tree Fans!

Paperwork Shmaperwork

Greetings Dead Tree Fans!

This week, not a whole lot of super exciting fun stuff was done. Mostly paperwork and other boring stuff. We also started livestreaming again. We didn’t do it today, and there won’t be any  tomorrow as we are setting up a rather massive update for our Patreon Subscribers. We are very aware that our Patreon duties have slipped while we have been putting our all into our release, and for that we sorta apologize. We apologize for letting our responsibilities slip, not for putting our all into our release. If you have issues with us working to bring you the best gaming experience we can, we don’t care.

Other than rolling our d20s to fight against the horde of paperwork we must do, we also gained much ground against the format monster of book building. Which makes us happy as it brings us closer to our release.

That was about it for our weekly battles this week, don’t forget to follow us on:

Twitter: @ProjectDeadTree

Facebook/DeadTreeStudios

Picarto/DeadTreeStudios

as well as to check out our Patreon! There are a lot of cool perks for being a Patron and there is going to be a HUUUGGGGGEEEEE update and release to most of them in the next couple days so be sure to check it out and to sign up if you like what we are doing. Every bit helps, even 1$!

Don’t forget to leave a comment either! We love to interact with our fanbase, it’s the biggest reason we go the conventions!

Until next week Dead Tree Fans!

Post Con Depression

Greetings Dead Tree Fans!

We would like to welcome all of our new Fans and Followers and then bring you our post BronyCon update!

Long story short; it was a lot of fun and we had a killer presentation.

BronyCon was rather relaxed for us compared to most other conventions as we only had a panel to do and were not signed up for anything else.  We did run some games in the Table Top Games room, but we were not the scheduled Fallout Equestria Game. It was actually a friend of a friend of ours, and we didn’t want to ruin his fun or hard work, so we were respectively less active in the table top room. Table Top Games are supposed to be fun for everyone after all.

Our panel was a rousing success in our opinion. It turns out that the lighting for the projector screens was rather bad and we found out afterwards that our slideshow was rather impossible to see. But other than that the presentation went quite well and we got to meet a bunch of our wonderful fanbase, and even introduce a lot of people to the wonderful world of Table Top. Which is always a blast for us.

Other than that, we just enjoyed the convention, hung out with friends and met plenty of new friends!

 

In the last two weeks preceding BronyCon we have been hard at work prepping things for our December release. Formatting, art, double checks and triple checks. extra writing, catching the things that slipped through the cracks. The usual stuff that will most likely go on for the next couple months.

Until next week Dead Tree Fans! Don’t forget to leave a comment, check out our Patreon, and to follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

Channelling our inner Megumin

Greetings Dead Tree Fans!

This week a variety of things happened, most notable is that a joint PR stunt between ourselves and our good friends the Post Apocalyptic Broadcasting Studio, exploded in our faces. You can find our official statements on our respective Facebooks and Twitters, as we aren’t in the business of beating a dead horse. Dead post apocalyptic ponies on the other hoof…..

Other than that, this week was a flurry of events, with BronyCon preparations, paperwork, formatting and final book prep, art, and a few other minor things.

As is usual for our convention appearances, you can expect there to be no Dev Blog updates the BronyCon Weekens (next week) and the weekend after. Only other things to say are that things are progressing smoothly and we are well on track for our December Release.

Also, for those who are not aware, our Pre-Order Store is up and running. You can find the link in the menu. Be sure to check it out, aswell as our Facebook, Twitter, and Patreon! Don’t forget to leave a comment either!

 

Until next time Dead Tree Fans!

Brownie Con!

Greetings Dead Tree Fans!

First and formost we are OFFICIALLY announcing that we will be hosting a panel at BRONY CON 2017 in August at the Baltimore Convention Centre. We still have no idea as to when our panel will be, or in what room as Brony Con still hasn’t released a schedule. But we will let you know as soon as we find out…. which will hopefully be soon. This Panel comes with a LOT of updates, information and announcements. So be sure to check us out!

Secondly, we would like to announce that our Pre-Order Store is now live! You can find that HERE: https://deadtree-studios.squarespace.com.  Keep in mind though, this is a pre order store, everything will be shipping out in about December 2017 AFTER we mail out our Indiegogo campaign perks. We will also be charging shipping costs at a later date. We are doing this to ensure the most accurate shipping cost possible and to not overcharge you for shipping. Being a pre-order store, most of the designs and art are subject to change, so don’t be surprised if you see things change as we get closer to December.

Lastly we have everything ELSE which happened this week. Aside from working on the Pre-order store, as well as surveys to help us organize all of our Indiegogo backer information. We have prepped one book for final pass through and is now getting ready to be signed off as “ready for print”. Once our editor and chief has deemed the book printable, we will have it exported to our printer’s final specifications and then backed up 12 times before sending it off to the printer for them to do their checks. Other things which happened this week were: more formatting of books and lists, art has started its final stage and should hopefully be done soon enough, and Brony Con Prep.

Also, on a side note the Pre-order store may take a little bit to get linked into our website as our Webmaster has a couple things on his plate. But the store itself is live and you can find it HERE: https://deadtree-studios.squarespace.com

Until next week Dead Tree Fans!