It took about six months of hammering (or, probably more appropriately, “chopping”), but the production plan for the Flapjacks & Sasquatches Dice Game was finally locked down. There were many twists and turns for the Deluxe Edition and Collector’s Edition dice — metal? multi-color? something else? — until Andrew at Foam Brain finally suggested suspending little flapjack stacks inside clear resin occlusion dice. Concrete progress toward the Kickstarter launch can resume!
May was heads down and in the trenches on a variety of consulting, Left Justified, and Prolific Games projects. No much public to report, but lots of progress on many fronts!
I was at GAMA Expo. In addition to thanking my retail partners and connecting with industry contacts, I presented a seminar, “Game Publishing Projects Management for Aloof Visionaries and the Easily Sidetracked.”
It was a month full to the brim of convention travel: SaltCON, Dice Tower West, and AdeptiCon. • After setting a small number of copies aside for promotions and web sales, Broken and Beautiful sold out its entire first print run to distribution even before its street date, so we’re back to reprint already!
Broken and Beautiful arrived at the Left Justified Studio warehouse! We fulfilled domestic Kickstarter orders ourselves and relied on Pick & Pack in Canada and Spiral Galaxy in the UK to help around the world. All backers were fulfilled before the end of February, as promised during the campaign.
After horrific freight delays — the worst I’ve ever experienced — the reprint of Flapjacks & Sasquatches finally made its way to our shipping partner’s warehouse in Indiana, and is available for sale once more!
The pledge manager — and thus, pre-order store — for Broken and Beautiful has launched. If you missed the Kickstarter, now’s your chance to reserve your copy!
I’ve undertaken a new adventure and have accepted an offer to become the CEO of WorldWise Imports. I’ll work remotely from Minneapolis (WorldWise is based in Las Vegas) and split my time roughly 75/25 between WorldWise and Left Justified. Wish me luck!
Left Justified Studio & Prolific Games | Jeff is the owner and president of Left Justified Studio and Prolific Games. He founded Left Justified Studio and purchased Prolific Games from its former owners, blending them together into a single company that publishes board and card game.
Gameplaywright | Jeff is the co-founder of Gameplaywright with Will Hindmarch. Gameplaywright publishes non-fiction books about games, stories, and the work of making them.
Social Media | Find Jeff on social media in the icon links in the site header.
E-mail is Best | Sending an e-mail is the best way to get in touch. Response times range from a day to a month. (But also, see “school projects,” below.)
Phone and Text Message | If you’re inside the trusted circle and already have the number, you’re always welcome reach out.
Zoom, Skype, and So Forth | If you need get in touch for a real-time conversation, send an email first.
Social DMs | If you must, make Facebook your first choice and Twitter your second. God save you if you try to get in touch via Instagram or LinkedIn.
School Projects | Normally I’m happy to answer questions about game design for students, but as of this writing, I am extremely far behind on nearly all of my prior responsibilities. For the foreseeable future I must prioritize that work, and so am not able to responsibility answer questions about game design at this time. I am very sorry and wish you the best with your project, because game design is a fantastic and rewarding field.