08 June 2017

The Twisting Stair #2 (Summer 2017)

The second issue of The Twisting Stair, an old-school dungeon design newsletter/zine (we're still not quite sure of our product identity yet ;) ) premiered at the North Texas RPG Con in Dallas, Texas last week/end.

TTS #2 is 20 pages (an increase of 4 pages from The Twisting Stair #1), features a nice goldenrod cardstock cover,
and is now available for purchase!:





TTS#2 Contents

Here's what's in The Twisting Stair #2 (Summer 2017):
  • From Kuroth’s Quill:  "Treasure Maps: From Traditional to Engimatic" -- Part 2, concluding Allan's FKQ column from The Twisting Stair #1 
  • Maps and Symbols: the Keys to the Mega-Dungeon by Allan and Tony -- A comprehensive listing of symbols to use in your mega-dungeon maps 
  • Critters and Glitters
    • New monster - The Naamah (a greater devil) by Tony  
    • New 4th level MU spell - The Multi-Faceted Portal-Penetrating Gaze by Allan 
  • The Centerfold Mega-Dungeon Map by Tony and Allan -- The next 11"x17" level!
  • Wandering Pairings by Tony 
  • Down the Twisting Stair by Tony Rosten -- Mega-dungeon Accoutrements
    • Locks and Keys
    • The Lanterns of Celestial Lights
    • Blighted Brambles 
    • The Chronoporter
  • Dungeon Geomorphs by Tony and Allan
    • 9 designed geomorphs
    • 3 blanks

Interesting Developments!

If you haven't seen TTS#1 "in action" yet, +Guy Fullerton and +Steve Smith  have both begun to key and populate the mega-dungeon map from TTS#1!  Feel free to join in the discussion over on The Knights & Knaves Alehouse, or in the The Twisting Stair G+ Community.


Postage Costs

Thankfully, shipping rates remain largely the same for TTS #2 as for TTS #1.  Rates remained the same as for TTS#1 except for international shipping outside of Canada when ordering two copies:

USA DOMESTIC Shipping & Handling

  • Envelope Only
    • 1 copy @ 3.0 oz.: 1st class large envelope @ $2.50, Priority Flat Rate Envelope @ $7.00 
    • 2 copies @ 5.2 oz.:  1st class large envelope @ $2.50, Priority Flat Rate Envelope @ $7.00 
  • Envelope + Cardboard Backing
    • 1 copy w/cardboard @ 5.1 oz:  1st class parcel @ $3.50, Priority Flat Rate Envelope @ $7.00 
    • 2 copies w/cardboard @ 7.3 oz.:  1st class parcel @ $4.00, Priority Flat Rate Envelope @ $7.00

INTERNATIONAL Shipping & Handling

  • Envelope Only
    • 1 copy @ 3.0 oz.:  1st class international large envelope @ $3.75 to CANADA, @ $5.25 to AUSTRALIA, GERMANY, HUNGARY, and the UK 
    • 2 copies @ 5.2 oz.:  1st class international large envelope @ $4.25 to CANADA, @ $8.00 to AUSTRALIA, GERMANY, HUNGARY, and the UK 
  • Envelope + Cardboard Backing
    • 1 copy w/cardboard @ 5.1 oz:  1st class international large envelope @ $10.50 to CANADA, @ $15.00 to AUSTRALIA, GERMANY, HUNGARY, and the UK
    • 2 copies w/cardboard @ 7.3 oz.:  1st class international large envelope @ $10.50 to CANADA, @ $15.00 to AUSTRALIA, GERMANY, HUNGARY, and the UK

Combined Shipping:  We're happy to combine shipping of copies of TTS#1 and #2, of course. 

The Fine Print on Postage:  All prices are in United States Dollars (USD), and we may need to change them with issue #3 (which may be larger than the 20 pages in issue #2), or if I go to the post office and find that our due diligence didn't quite pan out for some reason.


How to Order The Twisting Stair


New orders can be placed by sending $4 for TTS#1 and $5 for TTS#2 and using the above postage guidelines to calculate postage due.  You can submit payment via Black Blade Publishing's Paypal account (we'll eventually set up TTS with its own Paypal account) and send payment to tacojohndm@yahoo.com.   If you would like to buy more than 2 copies of The Twisting Stair #1, you'll have to request a postage quote by emailing thetwistingstair@gmail.com, then Tony or Allan will get back to you.

FYI, if you're ordering just copies of TTS, Allan will ship those orders; if you're ordering copies of TTS as well as other Black Blade Publishing books, then Jon is happy to combine shipping for those orders.  



Subscriptions, Submissions, and Other Questions


At this time, we are neither offering subscriptions to The Twisting Stair, nor are we accepting submissions.  We're also only offering TTS in print.  Those statuses may-well change in the future, but since The Twisting Stair is a new venture for both Tony and Allan, we're trying to keep things manageable while we get our sea legs. 

If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments, please post them here, or via The Twisting Stair Google+ community or The Twisting Stair Facebook Page or email us at thetwistingstair@gmail.com.
Thanks!

Allan.  

2 comments:

  1. Can't wait to get issue #2 and read through it. I have a treasure map to detail, and new devils are always welcome!

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  2. I'm getting "Run Time Error" and a bunch of gibberish when I click on the link to Black Blade's paypal.

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