Video: ZWEIHÄNDER Physical Book Hands-on

We received the physical version of ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous today!

As I previously spoke of at Kickstarter, printing was delayed due to serious concerns with quality from our printer at LuLu.com. Simply put, print-on-demand quality from Lulu is not only substandard, I would never have felt comfortable having this occupy a retailer’s shelf. The book I’m about to show you not only blows the previous version out of the water, it’s easily on par with the print standards of Paizo and WotC.  This new print is textbook quality.

Here are the physical specs on the book in-hand, and the previous version from Lulu:

Local printer (new version)

  • Interior: 688 pages of grim & effin’ perilous adventure
  • Size: 8.5″ X 10.75″
  • Weight: 5.56lbs (ZWEIHÄNDER both in namesake and heft)
  • Text stock: 70# white matte, full bleed
  • Cover stock+print: 100#, 4/0 Process + matte lamination (soft touch)
  • Bindery: smyth sewn case bound (red stitch), head and foot bands
  • Ribbon: 1/2″ red cloth

Lulu.com (weenie version)

  • Interior: 674 pages of grim & effin’ perilous adventure
  • Size: 8.5″ X 10.75″
  • Weight: 4.16lbs (ZWEIHÄNDER both in namesake and heft)
  • Text stock: 50#, full bleed
  • Cover stock+print: 90# gloss lamination
  • Bindery: casewrap hardcover
  • Ribbon: none

I will have updates for shipment later this week. Please reserve any questions you may have about your order until after our next update. In the meanwhile, you can watch a short walk-through of the book on Youtube, and view images of ZWEIHÄNDER (compared to its predecessors) below the fold.

Images from the book: