The problem with the Overriding Theory of the Fragile Immutability of Time is that there’s no way to test it without risking all of reality. But to not test it, when such a test would be so simple, is just plain sloppy science. And sloppy science may be good enough for the corporate heads at Browne Chronometric Engineers, Inc., but not for the former head of their research and development: one Doctor M. Thraxis.
It is this schism that is at the heart of one of the most intense Temporal Wars ever fought, and our temps are the front line. A long, drawn out game of cat and mouse spanning millennia with the very nature of existence at stake, the war with Dr. Thraxis has no beginning and no end. The corporation and the scientist have been chasing each other on such a convoluted path through the past, present and future, that it has now become impossible to map out just exactly in what order things have happened.
In fact, it always was impossible.
Here then, are three of the many faces of Dr. Thraxis not currently found in the book Time & Temp.
The Mayans predicted it.
As did Nostradamus.
As did a bushel of other mystics, seers, prophets, and holy men. And a more than a few crazies. “2012,” they said. “2012 is the year in which it will all end.”
And by all, they mean “Time & Temp: Unbound Edition.” And by end, they mean “go out of print.”
Yes, 2012 is the year in which it will Time & Temp: Unbound Edition go out of print.
Or some arrangement of those words that make sense.
As of right now, I have no more copies of the Unbound Edition. Nor do I intend to print any more. There are still some floating around out there, at various stores and whatnot. A smattering of them are still available at IPR. I’ve personally seen a few of them on the shelves at Modern Myths. So, if for some reason you’re desperate for the Unbound Edition and you haven’t found the time to purchase it in the past two and a half years, you still have a chance if you act fast and dig around.
But This is Not the End End
No, not by a longshot!
- You still have Time & Temp: Paperless Office to knock around. All the power of Time & Temp: Unbound Edition in the convenience of a PDF.
- I have finally begun work on a bound edition, simply called Time & Temp. All the content of the Unbound Edition–plus some extra stuff I’ve been working on–in the convenience of a book.
- Current owners of the Unbound Edition, fret not! It remains a living file. Whatever additions are in the bound edition will be made available to you for free via PDF.
And that’s not all! The Time & Temp family is growing. There is a card game in the works, tentatively title Time & Temp: Office Politics. It’s a bridge-like bidding and trick taking card game in which the players compete to lead the temps as they police history and maintain temporal integrity. All the drama of Time & Temp–gunslingers, mummies, Nazis, dinosaurs, spacemen, a shattered time machine and ass-kissers trying to earn a full-time position–in the convenience of a card game.
If you’re one of the twelve people left on this Earth who don’t have a copy of Time &Temp, this is your chance. Time to stop feeling left out. Time to stop wondering what all the excitement is about. Time to finally be let in on the mystery of time travel.
The Wayne Foundation Bundle is $80 worth of gaming material for $15–a great deal and for a worthy cause. All of the proceeds generated from the sale of this charity pack will be donated directly to The Wayne Foundation, a 503(c) charity organization dedicated to ending child prostitution in the US and assisting underage victims.
Well PAX East was a roaring success, definitely something I plan to return to many times over. It was an absolute pleasure meeting the lot of you. The times were crazy and the conversations were regretfully short. If we didn’t get a chance to finish our discussion, please feel free to start it up again on my forums over at the RPGCrossroads.
Also, I sold out of almost everything I had. So if you didn’t get to the booth in time, here are some links to get you to the games you were looking for:
Time & Temp:
- Unbound Edition (the print one in the file folder) can be bought here.
- Paperless Office Edition (the PDF version which comes free with the print) can be bought here.
- Print Edition can be bought here.
- PDF Edition (which comes free with the print) can be bought here.
- Print Edition can be bought here.
- PDF Edition can be bought here.
That’s right, it’s all available now. Get ‘em while they’re hot!
Dread House (requires Jenga to play)
Physical Edition (includes PDF): $20 plus $5 shipping & handling
PDF Only (some assembly required): $10
Time & Temp
Unbound Edition (includes PDF): $20 plus $5 shipping & handling
Paperless Office Edition (PDF Only): $10
Time & Temp: Paperless Office Edition is now available at DriveThruRPG. Which brings us now to three convenient ways for you to join the office of the future (and the past):
- Purchase it through me, via PayPal, where you’ll have to wait until I can answer my e-mail;
- Through the good folks at Indie Press Revolution, where you may also get the physical Unbound Edition;
- And now through the vast DriveThruRPG, where they have the neatest little preview thingie.
What a day and age we live in.
I can’t leave this place for a weekend without everything falling apart. After four oxygen-deficient days with my family in gorgeous, but dizzying Keystone, Colorado, where I competed in my own personal brand of Winter Olympics*, I come home to find there’s been a rush on Time & Temp orders thanks a lovely review over at RPG.net.
The bad news is, if you haven’t already heard from me via e-mail, I don’t have an Unbound Edition left here for you. But the good news is two-fold. I have a new print run I’m sending to IPR. They should get it soon.
And I have still have an infinite supply of the Paperless Office Edition available, which you can purchase at $10 a pop by clicking on the gold button, or heading over to IPR.
* Consisting largely of a sport in which I don downhill skis and the proceed to repeatedly throw my body at the side of a mountain.
You can now purchase the PDF of Time & Temp from IPR.
You no longer have to wonder, “Is now a good time to buy the PDF? Or is Eppy in the bathroom, on vacation, or otherwise inaccessible? I want instant–and I mean instant–gratification. How can I have that if there’s no guarantee that Eppy’s sitting at his computer right this very second just waiting to e-mail me my PDF? Where can I get my fix right the hell now?”
Well, now you have your answer. IPR: Where You Can Buy Time & Temp: Paperless Office Edition. (They don’t know it yet, but that’s their new motto.)
‘Tis the season! Epimas is almost upon us (just 17 days away!) and Dig a Thousand Holes is excited about participating in a special Epimas promotion.
From now until the 24th of December, when you buy a Time & Temp: Paperless Office Edition from someone as a gift, you can receive one these other games as a free PDF for yourself:
- Annalise (Eternal Tears PDF Edition), from ndp design. $12
- Breaking the Ice, from Black and Green Games. $8.95
- The Dance and the Dawn, from ndp design. $5
- Dogs in the Vineyard, from lumpley games. $15.00
- In a Wicked Age…, from lumpley games. $10.00
- kill puppies for satan, from lumpley games. $10.00
- Mechaton, from lumpley games. $6.00
- Poison’d, from lumpley games. $7.00
- Shooting the Moon, from Black and Green Games. $8.95
- Time & Temp: Paperless Office Edition, from Dig A Thousand Holes Publishing. $10
- Under My Skin, from Black and Green Games. $8.95
Alternately, you can buy anyone one of these PDFs for a friend or loved one, and choose to get Time & Temp for yourself.
Yes, you could even buy a Paperless Office Edition for a friend and receive one for yourself.
Or even skip Time & Temp altogether and just purchase Annalise for a friend and get Under My Skin for yourself.
Or perhaps Breaking the Ice for that special someone and The Dawn and the Dance for yourself.
Or maybe you’ve got one of those vampire love triangle things that are all the rage these days. That’d call for a little Annalise and Shooting the Moon.
You know what? The details are all right here. You figure it out. Merry freaking Epimas.
Well, no. Time’s not literally running out. There’s much debate as to whether time even has a beginning or an end. But the the amount of time left on the chrono-economics offer is dwindling.
Time & Temp: Paperless Office Edition will still be available after this Saturday, but the offer to discount it against a future purchase of the Unbound Edition does end after Halloween.
Here’s your $10 impulse opportunity:
- Click to purchase the Time & Temp: Paperless Office Edition PDF.
- If you do so before November 1st, 2009, and then later decide to purchase a hard copy of the Unbound Edition from me, I’ll deduct the price of the Paperless Office Edition from your purchase.