Our booklets are a great way to create a professional-looking set of rules for your game. They are saddle stitched, full color, and full bleed, and are available for just 20 cents per page. (A 20-page booklet takes up the thickness of 4 cards in a box.)
When adding pages to your booklet, you'll create an image for each individual page. This means the first page you load will be the cover, then the next page will be page 2. Booklets can have up to 40 pages.
Please note that your total page count must be a multiple of 4 (ie, 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, etc.), so if the number of page images you upload is not a multiple of 4, you will end up with blank pages randomly dispersed through your booklet.
You will need to download a template for the booklet you wish to create from its product page: Booklets
The template you download will depend on the number of pages in your booklet and the image editing program you intend to use. Note that there are two template sizes for each booklet type: One for booklets up to 20 pages, and one for booklets up to 40 pages. This is because extra area is needed for stapling and binding in the booklets with more pages, so the images for booklets with more than 20 pages will need to be slightly larger.
After you have created the individual page images for your booklet using the template, you will add a booklet to your game. First, click "Add Custom Component":
Now click "Books" to filter for just book type components:
To add the booklet you want, click "+Add to Game" in the box with that component:
You can now upload all your pages by selecting them all, then dragging and dropping them all into the large upload box:
The pages will now upload. Once they are all done uploading, go through your pages and make sure to update their page numbers to match which page of your book they should be. Page 1 should be your front cover. Make sure to also click "Proof All" to proof your booklet images.
Note: Due to the nature of saddle stitching, you must design your booklet in sets of 4 pages. If the number of pages loaded into a booklet are not divisible by 4, then you will have blank pages in your booklet.
You can learn about placing your first order, as well as issues new designers often encounter, here: https://help.thegamecrafter.com/article/429-how-to-order-your-game