The First Splinterlands Book Finds Its Way Home!

in splinterlands •  2 months ago 

I gotta say, it's been worth the wait.

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The creation of this book started over a year ago, with the biggest writing contest STEEM had ever seen.

Over a dozen teams of varying numbers of Steemians submitted entire sets of lore for one Splinter, competing for prize money, and for their ideas to be accepted into the official Splinterlands canon (Splinterlore).

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Winners were chosen, and I began the massive task of editing, organizing, and rewriting their ideas into a single voice.

The result is the beginning of an incredible and diverse world of fantasy, magic and mayhem.

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This book is the most complete collection of Splinterlore that currently exists in a single volume. We call it the Encyclopedia of the Splinters, and @Aggroed the Wizard lovingly refers to it as the Campaign Setting Guide, as this world will be the basis for all future campaign-based Splinterlands gaming.

It contains about 200 pages of original stories, descriptions of invented beasts and monsters, non-player characters, timelines, cultural and geographical information and more. Did I mention that the Splinterlands art team created nearly 100 original illustrations exclusively for this book? They did, and the graphics are incredible.


How Do I Get a Copy?

This book is a limited edition collector's item. The upcoming Splinterlands Kickstarter campaign set to coincide with the depletion of Beta booster packs and the release of the highly anticipated Untamed series was designed to fund the production and distribution of this book, as well as future books.

The PDF version of the Encyclopedia will be available to all active players, but the only way to receive a physical copy is to make the appropriate contribution to the Kickstarter campaign. So stay tuned! Not much longer to wait!


Some Big Thanks

First, I'd like to thank my incredible wife, the charming and brilliant @carrieallen. She is responsible for a great many of the ideas, characters and writing, and I never would have been able to organize everything as thoroughly as she did.

@Aggroed is the one who believed in me (and Carrie) for this project since the beginning. I want to thank him for the opportunity to live the dream of fantasy world creation. Thanks for being so professional and easy to work for. I haven't been this excited about anything in a long, long time. And it means a lot that he decided to send us the very first copy of this, our first book.

Thanks to @Yabapmatt for all his magical powers, making this game a smashing success. I know it will only continue to grow, and I have the greatest confidence in this Wizard.

@Zipporah is responsible for making this book so beautiful. I made some words... a lot of words, but she put it all together, and it looks amazing.

Without amazing original art from a team of talented artists, this book would not be such a magical thing. Thanks to @Candycal, @Virev, Serge! I can't wait to keep creating beautiful things together with you!

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Finally, thanks to you (supporter of Splinterlands)!

Without you, none of this would have been possible. And with your continued support, we'll write more books, make more art, develop more games, and maybe even find that elusive STEEM moon together.

Play the game. Earn the rewards. Work the market...

and glory will be yours!

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greetings, grand @chrisroberts

My first battle on SteemKnights was against you. I lost this battle hahaha

thank you and have a nice day

👀📗 ❤ OH WOW, THIS IS SO FANTASTIC @chrisroberts ! Im so happy for you and the whole team @carrieallen , @aggroed , @yabapmatt , @zipporah , @candycal , @virev , TOTAL AWESOMENESS !! the book looks awesome and I know the stories are even better! Love the hats you guys are wearing as well. Congrats on the Book Launch!! 👀📚📗
💁 📗 I WANT ONE!! and will be looking forward to the kickstarter campaign, hopefully I will have enough money to get one there!
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That is some awesome stuff.

I remember reading some of the lore you posted about specific monsters. I was going to take a pass on the untamed edition but if this book is included I may have to reconsider.

Great job @chrisroberts and #teambook!

Thanks :)
The book is pretty incredible. I've already been using it every few minutes in my work, it's unbelievably helpful. There are going to be some awesome new cards in the Untamed series. Hopefully, anyway, since I came up with them ;)

Awesome job! I'm speechless... Looks very nice on photos, must feel even much better up close.

It's great to see that the work you and the team have done is finished at the printers! #itslawtime #splinterlands

I had no idea there was a book being published! Great for the longevity of the Splinterlands world and definitely adds to the collectors value

Great job @chrisroberts! Soooo curious to take a peak at that book. Congratulations to you and everyone involved in this great project!

Yaaaaaas this is fantastic!

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congratulations Chris! This is very exciting!