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Kelsam Tabletop
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Our hardcover book came today and OMG it is nice

First of all, the cover is... almost soft. We don't know what it's made of, but it's excellent. It has embossed logos, decals, etc. Just really, really nice. Right inside, it is signed and numbered! After that you have full developers' notes from Christian (Foreword actually), Corey, and Dane; similar to the designer's notes in the back of the TI3 rulebook (in terms of length and content and such, they're really awesome). They even have lots of pictures and stuff with them It may be a little unimportant to some, but we think these are really awesome! After the rules and Lore Compendium, they've put each of the factions' lore in a full 2-page spread with huge artwork. Really, really nice.

Being that we mentioned the lack of designer's notes in "Our Thoughts", we've updated that section of the website as well heh

It is titled "Deluxe Rulebook", and it deserves every syllable

What did you guys think of the book? We were obviously very impressed!

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Mine is coming tomorrow and after reading this I really can't wait to see it!
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Is the hardcover book separate to the game?

For instance, would a copy that gets a hardcover book also receive the standard learn to play, rules reference and lore compendium (i.e. paper books) in the box? Or do you just receive the hardcover book?

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You get both, the full set of paper copies and the hard bound bonus for pre-ordering.

What about the prints? Are they amazing or just meh?
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Kelsam wrote:
Our hardcover book came today and OMG it is nice

Great! You have your copy and mine has not even shipped yet!
 
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dradice wrote:
...would a copy that gets a hardcover book also receive the standard...


Yes. We got our copy of the game a couple months ago via a GenCon attendee, but FFG has said that all copies come with the standard paper copies as well, even if you get the pre-order promos.


jeffwagner wrote:
What about the prints? Are they amazing or just meh?


The prints are nice. They're shipped in rolls, as you would expect, and printed to thick cardstock. So, unless you frame them, you'll have a tough time displaying them as they hold their "roll" pretty tight by themselves. This is standard, they're not posters after all.


jeffwagner wrote:
Great! You have your copy and mine has not even shipped yet!


Sorry to hear that :/ If it makes you feel any better, we redeemed our code to get the pre-order materials probably less than an hour after their website was accepting the promo codes. Also, our signed/numbered book had a real, real low number out of the 1600 that sold out. So, I assume that means it was one of the first several to ship out.

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It's here! It's here!
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It is quite nice. In hindsight I'm not sure if it was worth the extra price, as it was much thinner than I expected somehow, but alas, here I am!
 
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Totally worth it. Such a great night opening the game.
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The book is gorgeous! And I love all of the extra material in there! I really liked getting to look at all of the changes over the years.
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Sucks for people who preordered from their FLGS. Retail shops are only getting 50% of their preorders with hardcover books. Luckily I'm friends with the owner of my city's game store. Cronyism wins again.
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boardgamesdotEXE wrote:
Sucks for people who preordered from their FLGS. Retail shops are only getting 50% of their preorders with hardcover books. Luckily I'm friends with the owner of my city's game store. Cronyism wins again.


My FLGS only had 2 pre-orders and they have two shops. So they got one for each shop and our pre-orders. Worked out well. Wish all the shops get one for one pre-orders though.

Apparently if a shop ordered 20 they got a mat. Didn't seem like there was any way to buy that separately. I would gladly shell out $50 for a nice TI4 mat.
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The deluxe rulebook is by no means a necessity to enjoy TI4, but it was worth the extra price for pre-ordering from FFG. For those players who didn't have a chance to get one, I hop that FFG will make other copies available in the future (although they won't be numbered/signed by CTP). They did this with the Worlds of Android hardcover for Netrunner, and it shipped with some art prints. The standard hardcover was issued sometime later.

Still looking forward to the future Twilight Imperium sourcebook, which was the original basis for the Genesys RPG format.
 
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Mine comes today!!!

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But alas, I have to wait until I get home from work! (I almost considered working from home today, though!!)
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Mine as well. Says by end of day, which if past experience is an indicator of future performance (I know the stock disclaimer says it is not) it will be like 6 or 7 before UPS arrives with it.

So, I do not have to worry about "sneaking" out early to ge my hands on the hardbound book.

Now, anybody in the Evansville area that would like to get together for a game?
 
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If I work from home, UPS comes at like 8pm. When I don't work from home, they come at 10am. (Or at least it always seems that way).
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sigmazero13 wrote:
If I work from home, UPS comes at like 8pm. When I don't work from home, they come at 10am. (Or at least it always seems that way).


I've got delivery notifications set up, so I already know it's sitting at home waiting for me.
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Tomorrow, or friday, is when I get my hands on the game and book and Im so eager it hurts
It feels like im a child again and its christmas!
 
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Echo35 wrote:
sigmazero13 wrote:
If I work from home, UPS comes at like 8pm. When I don't work from home, they come at 10am. (Or at least it always seems that way).


I've got delivery notifications set up, so I already know it's sitting at home waiting for me.


What's your address? You know, for reasons...

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I got a picture of his location:

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sigmazero13 wrote:
I got a picture of his location:



I'll swing by just to make sure no suspicious characters are hanging around near the package.

On second thought, it might be best if I just grab it. To keep it safe and out of the hands of any local ne'er-do-wells. I'm a good guy like that.
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Mine is at the house, need to find an excuse to leave early.

Jatta, I am at 124 Fake Street, just across the road, if you could get mine to keep it safe . . . thanks!
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jeffwagner wrote:

Mine is at the house, need to find an excuse to leave early.

I am oh-so-tempted to do this when I get my notification
 
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So is no one going to post a few pics of the book? Nothing up-close - just enough so we can get an impression.
 
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bleached_lizard wrote:
So is no one going to post a few pics of the book? Nothing up-close - just enough so we can get an impression.


If no one has by the time I get home tonight I will.
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