Blisteringly Hot Off the Press!
3 months ago
– Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 02:20:33 AM
A couple weeks ago, I mentioned we were adding a slipcase to War Mage Diary because we need a way to hold the odd collection of cards, sheets of punchboard tokens, spell cards, plus the book. The durable outer slipcase will keep everything protected for shipment. But what keeps everything from sliding around inside?
I thought adding a plastic blister to hold the items in place would be a nice touch. My printing partners took the suggestion to the max!
They designed a tray (with a lid!) to hold the crazy combination of punchboard pieces! Kudos to the designer (named Magic) who figured this out. We’re bringing a little modern Magic our book of magic. Thank you!
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If you’ve already signed up—I sincerely thank you!
Stay Calm. Stay Calm. Stay Calm.
4 months ago
– Fri, Oct 09, 2020 at 08:57:15 PM
Odd things get my heart racing.
A close baseball game. My kids calling unexpectedly—with good news! And a project nearing completion.
I woke up to a video proof of War Mage Diary this morning. This project started about 12 years ago. It’s something I wrote and worked on, off and on, in my spare time (back when I had a “real job.”) Plus most of my waking hours from late 2018 until just a few weeks ago. To see the body of the book look exactly the way I hoped is a rush that still has my heart pounding!
This is a digital proof so it’s going to get even better. I’m really impressed with the endpapers. The cover is not quite right yet and the depressed areas need black ink so they really pop.
But hopefully you can share a little of my excitement too!