Gutshot second printing delayed,
but back on track
May 19, 2005
Houston, Texas – Hawgleg Publishing has officially severed
all business dealings with the Oklahoma City-based printing & distribution
company it had contracted with to print the second press run of the Gutshot
Core Rule Book.
“On March 31, 2005 we contracted with, and paid for, a company
in Oklahoma City to print the second press run of the Gutshot Core Rule
Book. After a month of missed deadlines – including an important
shipment for the Salute! show in the UK – we have had no choice
but to cancel our order and seek legal representation in this matter,”
said Gutshot co-creator Mike Mitchell.
The company founders have hired an attorney to represent its interests
in this matter, and at her advice, decline to comment further on this
matter, nor to release that company’s name at this time.
Hawgleg has returned to the printer who provided the original press run
and have guaranteed delivery before the end of May. Upon receipt, the
books will be shipped immediately to the people who have standing orders
waiting to be filled.
“We really want to thank the people who have been waiting for their
copy of Gutshot to arrive. We will ship the books the day we get them,
and we’re going to throw in a few extra goodies to thank them for
their patience and understanding,” said game co-creator Mike Murphy.
Mitchell seconded that with a hearty thanks of his own.
“This has been a very unfortunate delay, and I can’t thank
the people waiting for their books enough. They have been so patient and
understanding, and that’s been one of the few bright spots during
this long and troubling ordeal,” he said.
Getting Gutshot… again!
The second press run of the Gutshot Core Rule Book will be almost identical
to the first run, but with a few minor changes and updates.
“The first press run was purposefully small so we could catch the
typos and errors that we knew would slip past us, despite the best efforts
of Paul Mauer, the leader of our Proofing Posse,” Mitchell said.
“We also took this opportunity to make a few minor changes and additions.”
Changes to the second printing include:
- Four more pages of tables added to the “GM & Player Handouts”
section at the back of the book. User feedback indicated that a few
more tables, mostly focusing on movement, would help players and GMs
cut down on the page flipping during games.
- Minor rule tweaks and clarifications. These will be summarized in
detail in the Gutshot Forums.
- A Works Cited & Works Consulted Page.
- An index.
“The index is the feature I’m happiest about. We always intended
to have an index, but had to cut it from the first press run because of
deadline restraints. We just didn’t have the time to check it for
accuracy and completeness, so it had to go. Now,” Mitchell said
with a big grin, “it’s back and I’m very happy about
Murphy agreed that he was happy with the changes, but wanted to stress
that this is not a second edition.
“This is just a second printing with a few minor changes,”
Murphy said. “If this were a software program, we would probably
call it Gutshot v. 1.03, or something like that.”
Both creators expressed their thanks, and added that in the next week
(again based on a software release model) will be announcing an “upgrade
option” for people who bought the first printing and would also
like to obtain the slightly improved second printing.
“We’re just working out the details on this plan,”
Mitchell said. “But we think people will be very happy when they
hear the details.”
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