Sunday, September 8, 2013

dT&T Progress

Everyone should be aware that the dT&T design team did not make it's initial goal of releasing the dT&T rules this past summer. The new expected release is sometime in December. I was not at all surprised by this turn of events; it was a rather aggressive schedule. Progress certainly was not helped by Liz Danforth's sudden case of pneumonia; that's not good for the productivity of your main editor. I certainly don't begrudge the dT&T for the lateness, I'd rather see the best possible product come out of the Kickstarter so they should take their time and get it right. The dT&T Preview Pack released for Free RPG Day, for example, got some pretty mixed reviews. It seemed to be a bit of a rush job to get the book together and out in time for the event. I don't want to see this happen with the real thing, so they should definitely take their time. Ken St. Andre, Rick Loomis, and Steve Crompton have also been very open about the progress they have made so far and made regular updates. On top of that they have been creating and releasing the new material that was promised as part of the various stretch goals. Those adventures and supplements are shown in the image above. Eligible Kickstarter supporters have received pdf copies of Buffalo Castle, City of Terror, and Saving Fang. All three have been of exceptional quality. Hard copies of most of these items have also been sold at Origins and GenCon as well as by Ken online. I would like to get my hands on the pdf copy of the 1st edition T&T rules soon as well as Deathtrap Equalizer and Dungeon of the Bear. There's been a bit of a delay on the release of these pdfs, though I'm not sure why. At any rate I'll be getting hard copies of some of these books when I get my hardcover copy of the dT&T rulebook so that will be a fun day. If you'd like to read a full review of what's been accomplished so far as well as a preview of the format of the rulebook from Liz Danforth, check out this excellent post on the dT&T website.

1 comment:

  1. Saving Fang is fantastic! I think it is one of Ken's best work in years. The re-release stuff was okay, but I want more new stuff from the legends of T&T.