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The Great Trotconian Fire 2017 We will rebuild…

If by rebuild you mean CURB-STOMPING BOTTLECAP CANYON!

Greetings Dead Tree Fans! First off, welcome to all the new fans and friends we met at TrotCon! It was an absolute blast seeing new and old faces alike! All in all we would say the convention was quite good. There were a few hiccups at con start, but nothing unmanageable. We ran some games all convention long in the table top games room….. Correction, we completely invaded the Table top Games room. We had a massive turn out resulting in us running two and three games at a time…. which kind filled up the entire games room. We even had a line up going of people waiting and hoping to play…. so that was actually pretty awesome. While we feel bad about taking over the room in it’s entirety a couple times, we aren’t exactly surprised.

We had a vendor’s table as well, which did rather well in our opinion, despite the vendor’s hall not opening until about 7 pm on the Friday.

Our panel was a rather big success, while attendance was less than usual, TrotCon was a smaller convention than what we usually go to. Our sources also tell us that our turn out was better than a large portion of mane hall events. Which made us happy. So yeah, big success, even with L9OBL being hungover (we laughed at his misery quite extensively).

Our good friend Versal also premiered a song he wrote for us during his set at TrotCon’s concert, called Valley of Dead Trees. Which was pretty awesome! You can find a recording of his set here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ht79I5VWsOo

and the studio version of Valley of Dead Trees here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXBV9tCtyDA

Sunday there was a fire alarm because someone burned popcorn. We originally thought someone was playing Versal’s mix tape. Was a lot of fun, not gonna lie.

Last big bit of news for TrotCon was that We participated in the Battle for Bottlecap Canyon on Sunday, repping our raider pride of course, and with the help of the other raiders present, beat those wimpy steel rangers and silly stable dwellers into the DIRT! We ended the game with 2/3 of the total bottle cap count, some knick knacks and a skull. It was great. So thank you to all the raiders who helped make this victory possible, and thank you to our opponents for being so fun to curb stomp.

Cocky-ness aside, seriously, it was a lot of fun. Thank you all for playing with us!

 

With that aside we move on to what happened in this last week. Which is a LOT.  Firstly we all got home safely, unpacked, and have gotten back into the normal swing of things. We also got accepted for a panel at BronyCon 2017 in August! So we will see you all at BronyCon next month. But we will discuss that more in detail next Sunday. Books are moving along well and are being formatted quicker than expected. HOWEVER, and this is really the biggest thing, BackerKit, has Informed us that they do not believe that they can give us and our project the backing and quality experience they pride themselves on, due to our backer count being so low. As such, BackerKit has decided to refund our money and withdraw. We are actually very appreciative that BackerKit would rather refund us, instead of risk doing a less than stellar job, and are in no ways angry about this decision. However, this means that we will not be able to use BackerKit’s Pre-Order store for those who had wanted to have add-ons, or had missed the Indigogo campaign. Just before writing this up we made an announcement on our Indiegogo campaign informing our backers about what this entails. Mainly, this means a 3 month delay in our release, as we work out details for those who paid extra, with the hopes of purchasing add-ons with credit, as well as setting up our own store on our website for those that missed out, as we have had a lot of requests for using a pre-order store. You will be able to find more details on our Indiegogo press release HERE: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fallout-equestria-pnp-dead-tree-edition#/updates

While we aren’t very happy about the delay, we are still VERY excited to bring you all this fantastic project when it releases. We will let everyone know when things happen revolving around our Indiegogo, our webstore, and any other cool important happening as usual, through our Dev Blog.

With that we invite all of our new Dead Tree Fans to check out our:

Facebook: https://twitter.com/ProjectDeadTree

Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/DeadTreeStudios/

and Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/DeadTreeStudios

we also encourage you all to leave a comment at the bottom, or on our Facebook, if the conventions prove anything, it’s that we love interacting with all of our fans!

With that said, until next week Dead Tree Fans!

Stepping out of the Stable

and into the ….. TrotCon?

Greetings Dead Tree Fans! These last two weeks have been absolutely hectic! We have been prepping for TrotCon, getting our books formatted, prepping things for the CDs, getting BackerKit sorted, and just generally working our but off. Y’know?

So with that, be sure to check us out at TrotCon this upcoming weekend in Columbus, Ohio! We have a Vendor’s table, a panel on Saturday at 1PM and we will be hosting games for most of the convention in their table top room! it’s going to be FUN! So come check us out!

That’s everything for now, BackerKit Surveys will be going out the moment BackerKit lets us send out surveys, hopefully no later than TrotCon. So keep an eye out for those! As well as a few other surprises for all of you. So be excited!

Also there won’t be a devblog next week, as we will be at TrotCon. There may or may not be one the weekend after either. So heads up!

Roll 20 Con 2017 Closing Statements

Boring title, we know.

Greetings Dead Tree Fans!

Today bring a close to our Roll 20 Con activities for the year 2017 (don’t worry, we’ll be back next year).

Boy was it fun! We had lots of players filter in and out this year. More than last year for sure! On top of that, the usual weekly stuff happened. Boring things like formatting, art clean up, double checks etc. All the little things needed to get done for our book release, as well as prep work for Trotcon in a couple weeks! We are going to cut it there for now as there is LOTS to do! Until next week Dead Tree Fans!

ROLL 20 CON

Greetings Dead Tree Fans!

We have a slew of announcements this week! The first is that we will be hosting a 24hr game for Roll 20 con! Which is happening Saturday June 24th at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT.  The rules for the game are the same as last year’s Roll 20 Con game

We will be using our alpha system rule. Characters are to be level 5 and you get 1300 caps to purchase whatever equipment you want. If you can afford it, you can have it.

You can sign up for the game, as well as find more in depth info on the game HERE: https://app.roll20.net/lfg/listing/47414/fallout-equestria-experience-remains

other than that, the big things that happened were the usual. We worked our asses off, formatting and doing art.

Also! Our Indiegogo campaign finished this week. We raised 3800$, which in all honesty we consider a fantastic success. We know it is no where near our initial goal but that goal was for our preferred printer. The money we did raise though will still allow us to get everything professionally printed with our backup printer. So we want to thank you all for your support! We absolutely ca NOT wait to share it all with you!

That’s everything for this week! See you around Dead Tree Fans!

 

 

Sleep? What’s Sleep?

Greetings Dead Tree Fans!

We’re going to keep this rather short and sweet

Major things that happened this week were: frenzied prep for Trotcon, dealing with some faulty equipment and lots of formatting. Those massive lists take a LOT of time to put into a book. Aside from the lists, the books are pretty much formatted though.

Lastly we just want to remind everyone that:

OUR INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN ENDS IN 3 SHORT DAYS!!!

So now is the time to secure your copy of this project. We know a lot of you were saying that you wanted to get a copy when it was “released”. But we can’t guarantee and availability when the campaign is over. So get yours now! HERE

With that, we’ll see you next week Dead Tree Fans!

#COWABUNGA DAY

GREETINGS DEAD TREE FANS AND HAPPY COWABUNGA DAY, YOU FANTASTIC PEOPLE YOU!

For those of you who are NOT Fans of FlorkofCows. Cowabunga Day is a holiday to aggressively celebrate your friends and show them how much they mean to you with aggressive, cherishing actions. Like Drop kicks, RKOs, gut punches, and the infamous, spinning back kick of total appreciation and cherishment.

We hope your Cowabunga Day is as joyful as it is painful!

For those not part of our Discord server, which you can join HERE:

here is the message we gave to all our fans this morning:

Happy Cowabunga day to all of you here
The gut punching is our way of showing our appreciation for your support as we hope to GRIND YOUR EXPECTATIONS INTO THE DIRT WITH OUR AWESOME BOOKS. Seriously, we finished the books 6 months ago and are just out back beating peoples expectations to death with them. Come September we hope your expectations are nothing more than chunky salsa, and the broken bones remind you how much we love and appreciate you all.

But seriously
We want to be arrested for how brutally we destroy your expectations and go above and beyond them.

With that, lets get on with the news, and yes we delayed todays blog post simply to wish you all a happy Cowabunga Day to you today.
Fight us, we ARE SOUND!

This past week, the most interesting thing that happened, is still final touches, expect that to be the headline for the next month or so. Things are shaping up nicely, and so long as no major setbacks happen, we should be right on schedule! Art is undergoing last touches and final checks. lots to do on that one, and we are prepping for TrotCon as well. Talking about conventions. We have been accepted for a panel at BronyCon 2017. So that’s a thing. Expect to see us there. . We’ll discuss that more as the time comes though.

Untill next week Dead Tree Fans!

Trotting On Down To TrotCon

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Greetings Dead Tree Fans!

That’s right! We are OFFICIALLY going to be at Trotcon 2017 in Columbus Ohio! We will be presenting a panel on the Saturday of the convention. Our panel will mainly be focusing on the completion of our Fallout Equestria PnP project. The release of the Indiegogo and the books, our plan for what is next as well as a few other things! We will also be running games in their Table Top Games room for the majority of the convention. Lastly we will be running a Vendor’s Table! That’s right! all the fantastic stuff that we sold at Ciderfest 2016 will be available, including the fantastic merch we stole from P.A.B.S. this week. Posters, badges, bottlecaps, new and old. As well as some possible overstock from our Indiegogo. But that depends on turn around times, stock levels, and if we have enough orders to… order extras for the convention. So don’t count on it, if you want to guarantee a copy of our books, miniatures, CDs or others, we suggest you Head on down to our Indiegogo  and reserve a copy today! There’s only TWO WEEKS left until the end. after that, well we can’t really guarantee anything. But who knows! So be sure to check it out!

Next we will run you through what has happened this week… mainly just book formatting. L9OBL has been slaving away to reformat all the books for our backup printers. The size change isn’t much, but it creates a heck of a lot of work. He has been livestreaming most nights so if you enjoy good music, kerning, and sneak peaks. Check out our Picarto!

That was the majority of what happened this week. The following month and a half is probably going to get rather intense for us as we juggle finishing things up for the release, and getting ready for Trotcon!

Until next week Dead Tree Fans! As usual, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Check out our Indiegogo, Discord Server and Patreon, and don’t forget to leave a comment!

Paper-cuts, Dirty Water and Exhaustion

Greetings Dead Tree Fans,

I’m not gonna call this one late, as we usually post these at the ends or our Sunday. We’ve been up quite late working hard to bring you the best PnP this side of the wasteland so our Sunday hasn’t ended yet.

*Yawn*

Though it’s about to, so here’s the quick rundown

Late nights, long hours, lots of formatting, editing, art and touch-ups. A lot of scurrying and frantic work, some stress. I boiled water notice, not enough sleep. Lots and lots of work.

Night Dead Tree Fans. We’ll talk to you next week. Don’t forget to check out our Facebook, Twitter, Patreon, Indiegogo and Discord server! Also be sure to leave a comment!

Another Book Another Week

Greetings Dead Tree Fans!

We are here again this week with a rather boring and short update.

The majority of what happened this week was book formatting and tidying , and paperwork, as well as last minute balancing and double checking.

We hate to leave it so short but that’s really the long of it. L9OBL, has been doing a lot of livestreaming on our Picarto as he re-formats all the books for the backup printer, and our Discord server has been quite lively, so we suggest you check that all out!

Until next week Dead Tree Fans! Don’t forget to leave a comment and share with your friends!

Crazy Random Late-enstances

Greetings Dead Tree Fans!

Yes, today’s yesterday’s blog post is late. Mainly because L9OBL, the guy who normally writes these posts, called called into work due to the flooding in Montreal, Quebec. L9OBL’s day job makes him liable to be called into work on his days off due to natural disasters. So that’s the reason why we are late, it’s actually a super legitimate reason this time and not us forgetting because we are so wrapped up in working on this project and then forgetting. Weird we know!

That being said, this past week had a lot happen. A couple books are 100% done their formatting for our backup printer, which is nice. The map board also had it’s rework finished for the backup printer. Lot’s of art got done and our Discord server has seen a fantastic increase in users. With game recruitment, as well as general talk. It’s been a lot of fun chatting with our fans.

Lastly our Indiegogo has been doing well. A lot better than we actually thought it would do (to be honest we had doubts that we would get 500$ let alone 2000$). And while YES everything is GUARANTEED to be manufactured and shipped out to our backers. The one thing that IS NOT guaranteed is us having extra stock to sell afterwards. We hear a lot of people saying: “Oh this looks great! I really want this, I’ll get it when it releases.” Well, it has released on Indiegogo. The reason it was released on Indiegogo was so we could raise funds to get the books printed. If the Indiegogo does well enough, we will have extra books to sell. If it doesn’t, then we will only have enough for the Indiegogo backers. So if you want to guarantee a set with our limited stock. Check out our Indiegogo and reserve a copy. 

With that being said, we hope you all had a fantastic week! Until next time Dead Tree Fans!