View from the Pelgrane’s Nest – November 2018

Hallowe’en is sadly over, but this month, it’s our printers who’ve been largely horrifying me, with tales of a 10% increase in paper prices. This has generated some hair-raising quotes for our upcoming books, specifically impacting the printing of The Yellow King RPG. Kickstarter backers will be unaffected, but it may make the final book collection more expensive than we’d originally anticipated. This seems to be an industry-wide development, so consider making any holiday book purchases sooner rather than later.

NEW! Limited editions of The Fall of DELTA GREEN and the 13th Age Bestiary 2

If you’ve ever listened to Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff (and if you haven’t, you should!), you’ll know that Ken loves books. This is particularly true of lush and exclusive books, so we’re excited to be releasing the limited edition of The Fall of DELTA GREEN this month. Wrapped in a green faux leather cover, reminiscent of Indochine jungles, this luxury version of the GUMSHOE adaptation of Arc Dream’s Delta Green: The Role-Playing Game includes a bookplate straight from the pen of Ken himself.

Brown faux owlbear-skin wraps the limited edition of the 13th Age Bestiary 2. Rob Heinsoo didn’t capture the creatures for the binding himself, but he has hand-signed a bookplate for each copy. Rob was ably assisted in the writing of the Bestiary 2 by a Monstrous Legion of co-authors – too many to include on the bookplate, sadly, but maybe you can catch ’em all at conventions? If you do, we’d love to see photos of your bookplate!

The Persephone Extraction

I’m delighted to report that we’ve been able to add the final PDF of The Persephone Extraction to pre-orderers’ bookshelves. It’s eight pages longer, and £7/$8 cheaper, than we anticipated when we innocently released it on pre-order last year, but it’s done, and in the hands of the printers. Assuming we’ve broken the back of the Count (you know which one)’s curse on releasing Night’s Black Agents books, we’ll be shipping this out to pre-orderers in January.

Hideous Creatures: A Bestiary of the Cthulhu Mythos

And speaking of books being longer than anticipated, we’ve just added another eight pages of an index to Hideous Creatures: A Bestiary of the Cthulhu Mythos. We’re putting the final touches to this now, and will be updating pre-orderer PDFs later this month. Indexing something so information dense is a fascinating task, and it’s given me a new appreciate for the depth of research Ken puts into his work. Every page is rich with the accumulation of a lifetime’s study of esoteric lore, and the whole is a deep dive into the mystic and mythostic.

Cthulhu Confidential Problem and Edge card deck

Many of you have expressed interest in a printed copy of the Cthulhu Confidential Problem and Edge card deck, and we’ve been working with our partners at DriveThruRPG to make this happen. You can now print your own deck of Cthulhu Confidential cards on demand over on their website, along with our other card decks like the Hillfolk and Dracula Dossier card decks.

Conventions

If you’re out and about this month, you can catch up with us at a number of conventions. Ken and I will be doing panels and hanging out at Metatopia in New Jersey this weekend. Colleen will be holding down the fort at our first ever Gamehole Con booth in Madison, WI. Ken is a Guest of Honour at U-Con in Michigan. Colleen and I will be boothing at PAX Unplugged in Philadelphia, but if you’re on the other side of the pond, Simon, Gareth, Ken, Robin and Rob Heinsoo will be propping up the Pelgrane booth at Dragonmeet in London, England.

 

 

7 Responses to “View from the Pelgrane’s Nest – November 2018”

  1. Jason says:

    The news about card decks is good – is there any guidance on where those of us who already have all those decks can get a decent print of them without shelling out $75 as if we’d not purchased them already?

    • Colleen Riley says:

      The cards are only available on DTRPG and in limited quantities at select conventions. You can also print them at home from the PDFs. If this doesn’t answer your question, please email us at support at pelgranepress dot com.

    • Matt says:

      PP should consider publishing on The Game Crafter for print on demand. You can pick up a printed 52 card deck of great quality for $4.98 including UV coating. Flexible to include enough for PP profit, but honestly cards like this make a game pop so much I’d think the more in the wild the better for the brand.

      TGC is also flexible on the card counts so no need to keep to a 52 card deck… so would be nice to get the full set of Problems and Edges for the adventures as well.

  2. Jason Morgan says:

    Two questions: Are the Problem and Edge cards the same generic cards in the book or are they brand new?

    Any update on NBA: Solo Ops?

    Thanks!

    • Colleen Riley says:

      The cards available through DTRPG are the same cards found in the book. Solo Ops is currently in editing, we’ll release more info via See Page XX when available.

  3. Michael P says:

    Glad Persephone Extraction will finally be published to those who pre-ordered. Also I noticed a rather large typo in the PDF and sent an email to the support email along with a question. Did that get received? Thanks!

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