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The silent Screeeeee

Greetings Dead Treeeeeeee Fans!

We are back with another Dev Blog update, it will be short, but it’s good news!

So for those who are looking forward to a new Racial expansion, Bat Ponies have won the vote and will be the next race released. No set timeline for when that will be done though.

The Gilded cage, is almost past the editing stage and we hope to have it sent off to the printer early October. Books ordered after BronyCon are still on back order, as it took time to get the money from our payment processor but everything ordered on/before BronyCon should be in the mail.

We’re also working on the GM Screens, for those who ordered box sets/screen. The design is mostly done, But L9OBL is worried about how the info on the back will turn out and ordered a proof, which should arrive in a few weeks, once the proof is done, he’ll make any needed adjustments and take pictures to share.

Minifigs are also currently being printed. It’s slow going, but we’re about half way through printing all of them. After they are printed they need to be vapour bathed and will be mailed out. L9OBL will also contact the customers with box sets to see if they want to get the minifigs mailed out as soon as theyre done, or wait until everything is completed. The Map and Box are also going through preliminary design work, mostly just trying to find the best options for printing

That’s everything for now. Until next week Dead Tree Fans! Be sure to leave a comment, check out our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Discord as well as our Patreon, and don’t forget to keep an eye out for our livestreamed game shenanigans!  And as usual, be careful, it’s a wasteland out there!

Crunchy good-ness

and by crunchy-goodness we mean the crunchy gooey goodness that is the remains of a party post TPK.

It’s that time again Dead Tree Fans! The wind whispers sweet spoilers, Dead Tree Staff cry in panic and fear, the masses march in fevered anticipation. It’s as the prophecies foretold, another book nears release.

The Bestiary is finished formatting. All 175 monsters, all the Perks, traits, tricks that make up the basis for your GM’s revenge are in the book and *Almost* ready for the Editing Team.  This book still requires a once over by the Writing and Game dev teams to ensure that the monsters, their loot, XP gain, etc all all good and fair. This check should, if our day lives don’t interfere too much, be done in the next couple days. After that it should take the Editing team about a week or so to go through the book and do their thing. After that, the formatting team needs to give one more once over and then the book should be ready for the printer and Indiegogo/Patreon Release. There still isn’t a hard set release date, but we are hoping for about the 7th or 8th of September.

In more exciting and less “damn it release the book already” news. We are also excited to have announced on the 23rd of August, our official incorporation anniversary, that the Changeling race expansion will be available (in digital format only) for purchase on September 1st 2019! Indiegogo and Patreon customers of sufficient tier will get the expansion for free, but other than that, this expansion will be available for purchase to EVERYONE at the same time.  So look forward to that, as that will be out in less than a week!

After the release of the Gilded cage we will be working on the free PDF addition which is the still unnamed NPC book. NPCs are still being stated and we aren’t going to rush too much as we are also looking to work on finishing up add-ons promised during our indiegogo campaign, so it may take a while to get done.

That was everything that’s happened this past week. Until next week Dead Tree Fans! Be sure to leave a comment, check out our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Discord as well as our Patreon, and don’t forget to keep an eye out for our livestreamed game shenanigans!  And as usual, be careful, it’s a wasteland out there!

*Something Snarky and Philosophical*

Greetings Dead Tree Fans!

A fair amount of things have happened this week. The Gilded Cage is ALMOST done. We just have a couple more monsters to finish adding in and then hand it over to our editors. So it should be done and sent off to the printer in a couple of weeks-ish.

Those waiting for their Locked safes who didn’t pick them up at BCon can expect them soon as they are in the mail, and those who ordered books on our website / for delivery at Brony Con can expect them to come off of back order in a couple weeks once we get them from the printer.

In addition we are super stoked to announce that the Changeling Racial expansion is almost done and is undergoing its final editing and checks. The .Pdf will be available for sale for 9.99$ on our website in early September. Indiegogo book set/Box set customers, and current Patreon subscribers of 10$/month or higher will get the expansion for free (non-current 100$ tier Patrons who are receiving the patreon box set will get it for free as well).

With that i’m going to had things off to Moonhoof who wanted to talk a little bit more in detail about what happened at BronyCon.

 

Hi there, Moon here. So, Bronycon. It was.. intense. Between the 4 days, they hype, and just linecon it was a crazy time. I mostly lived in the vendor hall so if I missed you while there I do apologize. For those of you who came to the DTS panel or just came down to vendors and chatted, hope you enjoyed your time and thanks for keeping me company. To those of you who got books/PDFs at the con, I hope you have enjoyed reading through them. To those of you who still have books coming, I can happily tell you that books are going out tomorrow. I am sorry for the delay about everything, prepping for the con became my life leading upto everything and then between work, my birthday, and the Gilded Cage, time just got away from me. There were a few DTS games ran, ranging from meatgrinder-y to cooking show of doom. Not as many as we would have liked considering this was Bcon-F but, sadly, thems the shakes. All in all, good con. I hope those of you who could attend had a grand ol’ time. With any luck, I’ll be able to see at least some of you all come November. And with that, this has been Moonhoof. Until next time.

 

That was everything that’s happened this past week. Until next week Dead Tree Fans! Be sure to leave a comment, check out our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Discord as well as our Patreon, and don’t forget to keep an eye out for our livestreamed game shenanigans!  And as usual, be careful, it’s a wasteland out there!

Brony Con Blues

Greeting s Dead Tree Fans!

BronyCon was last week, so let’s get into how that went. All and all it was good time, Moonhoof spent most of the convention in the Vendor’s hall, where we sold out of most of the books. Zen spent a lot of time running games of Fallout Equestria and Demo-ing Dames of Asstoria. Both had excellent tunr outs and were usually full. We also had our panel on Friday Night, which was packed full despite  competing with the concert! We talked about the Gilded Cage, The NPC Factions book, and the Changeling race expansion, as well as Dames of Asstoria, our next project after Fallout Equestria is done.

Speaking about the Gilded cage, quite a bit of work has gone into it and the book is almost finished formatting. It’s missing a few monsters, and the Monster Perks/Traits still need to be put in. The Changeling expansion is also almost complete, and should be releasing near the beginning of September.

That was the short of everything, We had an absolute blast at the last ever BronyCon and we are glad we got to share it with those of you who came and interacted with us.

Until next week Dead Tree Fans!

Brony Con News

Greetings Dead Tree Fans!

Things have been kind of hectic lately, this Dev Blog has some good and bad news.

The good news is YAY BronyCon. We have a vendors table (number 303) as well as a Panel on Friday, at 11:45 PM in the Hall of the Moon. So get hyped for that! The full map with our location is below.

However, the bad news, is that unfortunately due to real life issues as well as BronyCon Prep. We have NOT been able to mail out any books in quite some time, and probably won’t be able to until a little bit after BronyCon. So for that we apologize, we have been trying our best to get things mailed out, and were hoping to have it all done by this weekend. But the reality is that it just didn’t happen. So Those who have ordered books and are waiting for them in the mail, if you are attending BronyCon please send us an Email and we will allow you to pick up your books at BronyCon. Those who don’t or aren’t going to BronyCon (or don’t want to pick them up at BronyCon). Worry not, your books are being set aside and will be left at home so we don’t accidentally sell them.

The Email to contact us at is: info.deadtree@gmail.com

Lastly things have been going well  (though slowly) with the Gilded Cage. We are currently in the middle of formatting and are hoping to have everything done and ready for the printer sometime in August.

That was everything that’s happened this past week. Until next week Dead Tree Fans! Be sure to leave a comment, check out our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Discord as well as our Patreon, and don’t forget to keep an eye out for our livestreamed game shenanigans!  And as usual, be careful, it’s a wasteland out there!

Locked In a Safe.. again

Greetings Dead Tree Fans!

Long time no… read..? Post?… Whatever. It’s been a while, initially we were waiting for the Locked Safe to arrive, so we could post pictures instead of being all “tune in next week”. But then we kept forgetting to take pictures.

If you follow our Twitter, then you would have seen the video Moonhoof made unboxing the received book. If not, you can find it below!

With that here is an up close and personal photo op with the book in question.

 


Those who ordered Physical copies of the Locked Safe can expect them in the following weeks as we finish mailing out orders

As for what has been happening these past weeks? Mostly NPC Stating and working on the Faction book and Guilded Cage Bestiary….. Lots and LOTS of stating. Also awesome art by Giant Mosquito.

That was everything that’s happened this past week. Until Next week Dead Tree Fans! Be sure to leave a comment, check out our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Discord as well as our Patreon, and don’t forget to keep an eye out for our livestreamed game shenanigans!  And as usual, be careful, it’s a wasteland out there!

*incomprehensible groaning*

Greetings Dead Tree Fans!

Not much to talk about for this week. it’s mostly just been working on the Gilded Cage and stating the NPCs for the Factions book. That’s been the entire week. just… stating, stating stating.

Now with that out of the way we’re going to go back to the mind numbing grind of making hundred of Character Sheets.

Oh and we had another Demo of Dames of Asstoria. This one wasn’t livestreamed as L9OBL went to bed before it started. There’s a final third demo being planned, and if you are interested in learning more we suggest checking out our Discord Server: https://discord.gg/W3DdccR

That was everything that’s happened this past week. Until Next week Dead Tree Fans! Be sure to leave a comment, check out our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Discord as well as our Patreon, and don’t forget to keep an eye out for our livestreamed game shenanigans!  And as usual, be careful, it’s a wasteland out there!

Locked in a Safe with an A.I.

Greetings Dead Tree Fans!

Let’s get into what has happened and ignore the missed update from last week!

You may not have asked “So what stupendous and awesome updates are there?” But we’re gonna answer that question anyways… because that’s why we’re here….

First and most importantly! The Locked Safe: System Compendium has been publicly released! Those who have purchased digital Copies have been emailed the link, while those who have ordered physical copies can expect them a little later, as due to their size they are taking a while to print… That and you all keep finding things to fix. .Epubs of the Locked Safe will be ready when they are ready. Unfortunately the book isn’t wanting to export super well.

Next we have news about our next Book, The Gilded Cage!

This one is a bit more complex of an update. No we aren’t pushing back the intended release window of “BronyCon-Ish”. However, while working on the Gilded Cage we realized something, and that is, with everything we promised, All the monsters, mobs, and NPCs. This Book will be around the same size as the Locked Safe. Which honestly, we want to avoid. Partly because the massive size really isn’t a boon. While we don’t dislike the Locked Safe being almost 700 Pages, we know that with the Digital and Printed versions, it can be a bit of a task to look through everything. In addition, Sales of the Locked safe up until we increased the price were actually sold at a loss. Not a massive issue, but we would like to not lose money so we can pay our bills. Additionally, While we promised 300 Entries, about 150 ish being Monsters and animals, the rest being NPCs and Factions (Raiders, Enclave etc). If we were to keep things around 300 entries, we noticed that things would be lacking, either missing factions, or factions with almost no entries, or a distinct lack of variations with the monsters and Animals. Which with how massive and large the Fallout Equestria Univers is, it’s another thing we want to avoid. Especially since a lot of the stating is already done.

So what are we changing? Are we cutting content?

No, we aren’t cutting content per se. What we have decided is to split the Gilded Cage into two books. The First, which will keep the Name “The Gilded Cage” Will have all the Monsters, animals, monster perks and build your own section. The Second book, which is currently unnamed, will be a DIGITAL ONLY, Factions book. In it will be all the pre generated Raiders, Enclave, Steel Rangers ETC. Because we are keeping this book Digital only, it will allow us to add *more* factions, and Flesh out the current factions even more. Currently we are planning on doubling the amount of faction NPCs that we had previously planned. With larger Factions like the Enclave or Rangers having 20+ entries, and roughly 20 different factions, including Filly Scouts, Zebra Remnants, Slavers Townsponies, and more! Why? Well we hate ourselves, and unfortunately Fallout Equestria is such a massive system, having been based off of a free to play publicly available game, there is a massive amount of content already out there and our goal has always been to bring it all into one unified system. If this were a completely new original game built from scratch things would be a little less massive as there wouldn’t be nearly 7 years of content we are trying to cram into less than 10 books.

So will you need to pay us MORE money to access this yet unnamed factions book?

No, if you have already purchased the Digital Pack, or pre-ordered a physical Copy of the Gilded Cage, you will get the PDF for Free. That is one of the main reasons we wanted to do this factions book as a PDF. We don’t lose money, and you ALL get EVEN MORE content. That being said with the addition of this 7th book we will be increasing the price of the Digital Pack to 35$ USD. As we believe that 5$ per PDF is a fair price. The physical copy of the Gilded cage will stay at 40$ and include the Factions book PDF for free.

But I don’t like Digital. Can I get the Factions book in a printed format?

Currently, no. However, if enough people desire it, we will be happy to do a batch order and bring the Factions book to print.

When will this Come out?

Currently we don’t have any planned released date, but we are hoping for about a month after the Gilded Cage is released.

Lastly lets talk about our final bit of news for this week, BronyCon! That’s right we are attending BronyCon and will have both a Vendor’s Table AND a Panel! So keep an eye out for more news on that!

That was everything that’s happened this past week. Until Next week Dead Tree Fans! Be sure to leave a comment, check out our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Discord as well as our Patreon, and don’t forget to keep an eye out for our livestreamed game shenanigans!  And as usual, be careful, it’s a wasteland out there!

That’s just like, your temporal perception man

Greeting Dead Tree Fans!

We are back again with a a super late dev blog.

So what has happened these past couple weeks? Mostly a lot of double, triple, quadruple and quintuple checking of the Locked safe for errors. Many thanks to all of the patreon and indiegogo customers who graciously pointed out everything we had missed.

We also made .epubs of ALL the books currently released, and added them to the download link we have been handing out to customers.

Next is that we have re-formatted our second book: Diary of a Mary Sue, to be more legible. While we have very much enjoyed all the pain and suffering that the cursive has brought to you, we realized that a much more terrible fait awaited you if you could actually read the book. So, to advance our spiteful plans of suffering and malice, we have decided to re-format the font, unleashing the Pandora’s Box, or Mary’s Book if you will.

Last bit of news is that we are working hard on our final book, The Gilded Cage, and are hoping to get it released sometime around BronyCon 2019.

That was everything that’s happened this past week. Until Next week Dead Tree Fans! Be sure to leave a comment, check out our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Discord as well as our Patreon, and don’t forget to keep an eye out for our livestreamed game shenanigans!  And as usual, be careful, it’s a wasteland out there!

 

Oh, ah, ah, ah, ah (Come On, Get Down With The Thicc-ness)

Greetings Dead Tree Fans!

It’s that wonderful time again. No not timely Dev Blog update time…. well yes, but as wonderful as a timely Dev Blog update is, that is NOT what we are referring to. We, of course are referring to Book Completion time! Yaaaaayyyyy.

As we discussed in our BABSCon Panel, Our goal was to have the Locked Safe completed and sent to Indiegogo/Patreon Peeps by the end of April, and on April 30th we did just that!

At 678 pages and two *Inches* thick. our system compendium is a mighty display of arboreous genocide. With which you can use the contents of to wage your *OWN* Genocide in the Equestrian Wasteland.

The Locked Safe features over 1000 Perks and Traits combined, 800+ Items, 200+ spells, as well as Crafting, Shamanism, chemistry, Alchemy, Mods, and Cybernetics! All compiled into one epic book of unforgiving wasteland madness!

The Locked Safe is currently undergoing final review, as well as being inputted on by our patrons and Indiegogo customers, but is otherwise done and will be submitted to the printer in the following days.

In regards to the Public release, our release date is June 1st 2019. So the beginning of next month.

For non-locked safe news, here is everything *else* which has happened over the last week.

We have been doing a lot of our post convention paperwork (taxes and whatnot), as well as just taking a little breathing time for ourselves here and there. L9OBL has also done some colour tuning on the Hoofticuffs and the Overmare’s guide to adjust them for future printing. You can find the updated files in the download links emailed to you. We have also done a lot of the preparatory work for our FINAL core book. The Guilded Cage: Fallout Equestria PnP Bestiary. Choosing the layout, background, fonts etc. There is still some minor work to be done on Stating monsters, and we have hired the incredibly Skilled GiantMosquito, from Dr. Adorable’s Ask-Along Blog to do all of the art! Though overall we are aiming to have the Guilded Cage: Fallout Equestria PnP Bestiary, publicly released for BronyCon 2019!

Zen Harmonics has also decided to run a pre-build/pre-alpha test of our newest game Dames of Asstoria™ on  May 31st, 2019, at 8 Pm Eastern! You can sign up to play by clicking the Link Below!  

https://forms.gle/e2xtNZgBY9GRNvo19

Lastly, we have heard your woes for the past year or so about the Diary of a Mary Sue, and while we *did* initially decide to change out the cursive font *after* all six books are done. L9OBL has been messing around with the book alongside our Patrons on our Discord to re-format the book into a more legible font. *Something something* “Insert comment about Millenials here” *Something something* “Dumb bunch of cursive killing 30 year olds” *Something Something* “I can’t seem to understand that millennials aren’t children” *Something something*

So keep an eye out for when that ends up dropping. No guarantees on an expected date, but it *should* be no later than August. At which point our old cursive version will no longer be available (once supplies run out).

That was everything that’s happened this past week. Until Next week Dead Tree Fans! Be sure to leave a comment, check out our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Discord as well as our Patreon, and don’t forget to keep an eye out for our livestreamed game shenanigans!  And as usual, be careful, it’s a wasteland out there!