Return of the Guidebook Giveaway

Twas the last day of rest, and all through the house
boxes of books stacked high, many edited by a man we call Haus
The guides I've written, stored away with care
In hopes they would one day see eyes in a pair

Taking advantage of this final day off today to tackle some of the things I've been meaning to do since I sent in my last bit of text for the Splatterhouse strategy guide back on October 29th. Boring stuff like backing up files and cleaning the closet. It took four trips up and down the stairs, but I've finally recycled the mountain of boxes and user's manuals I was holding onto for some inexplicable reason. We don't even own half the stuff that originally came in those boxes anymore.

The other big task was pairing down the volume of strategy guides I have stacked in my closet. I used to receive 10 author's copies for every guide I'd write, but that number has fortunately shrunk to 5 as the books grew in size and paper/shipping costs increased. I was fine with this as I was literally running out of space to store them. And now that the blog is back up, it means it's time to revive the Guidebook Giveaway!

My copies of our guide for Halo: Reach were spoken for long before the book was even printed, but I do have copies of a few of my other recent titles, namely Fable III, Splatterhouse, and Darksiders.


Need the guidebook? Reply to this post!

Post a comment in response to this thread with the name of the guide you're interested in -- one per person please -- and tell us what single game you are most looking forward to in 2011? Mentioning a game I end up writing the guidebook for will win you a copy of the book once it's published!

3 comments:

Jeffrey S. Carter said...

Generous as always Doug! I don't have any of the games for the guides you're giving away, else I'd take you up on it (don't I always - I've got my own stack of Walsh guides over here to prove it).

Anyway, one of my most anticipated games for 2011 would have to be Gears of War 3, which should be epic...ba dum dum.

Jeffrey S. Carter said...

I'm also far too familiar with your predicament. I was an editor for an upstart d20 tabletop gaming magazine in the early aughts, which means I was drowning in publisher's submissions (i.e., books). I've got boxes and boxes of the stuff in my attic now.

Steve said...

Perhaps the new Call of Duty? I'm not really anticipating it, though. Same stuff, different year.