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Post Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 6:41 pm 
 

just to show how excited we are about Rob's new direction and product, we have advertised it on the front page of our site, which has a link to his product/stuff about him and the pruduct purchase details. we will keep updating that as often as Rob gives us details.

lets keep showing our support guys!

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Post Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 7:33 pm 
 

I've signed up for three copies - I emailed the same day as the original post to get two runic copies, but was too late (man they went fast). So I just converted to three regular.

Looking forward to the subscription being filled and production started...

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Post Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 10:33 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:
Deogolf wrote:For some reason, the US crowd has been a bit asleep at the wheel.  :?

They're all cheap skates. :D


Yeah but we fast, bro.

In a year or three, when you're looking for copies #1 thru #5, just gimme a buzz...

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Post Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 11:56 pm 
 

*chuckles*. Nice one!
Ah, but by then, Frank, there will be a whole conspiracy-theory cult built up around why the release announcement over here was made at something like 2.15am UK time. :lol:

  

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Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 4:19 am 
 

ExTSR wrote:In a year or three, when you're looking for copies #1 thru #5, just gimme a buzz...

And I thought there was no requesting or reserving of specific numbers when you pre-ordered. I must have read the e-mail wrong.  :oops:

I wonder if the list of sponsors will just be people's names, or whether there will be screen names/charater names in there from people who don't want their names printed; 'Lord Valor of the Sticks', 'Master Bobo', etc.  :D


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Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 8:00 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:And I thought there was no requesting or reserving of specific numbers when you pre-ordered. I must have read the e-mail wrong.  :oops:

First come, first served, IIRC.
Now, if only Frank was as quick off the mark with woodgrain BIN offers... ;)

mbassoc2003 wrote:I wonder if the list of sponsors will just be people's names, or whether there will be screen names/charater names in there from people who don't want their names printed; 'Lord Valor of the Sticks', 'Master Bobo', etc.  :D

:lol:

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eh... only "140 copies" pre-ordered, at present, from what I read over on DF compared with the number of people who stated an interest. Maybe finances are low at present, or else people are hanging on to get the last numbered copies, too. :?

  

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Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 8:15 am 
 

That's $2K.


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Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 8:20 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:That's $2K.

+ $260 + any extras.

And printer and artists' costs to cover.

There ain't much money in that, really, but it certainly helps when people have the confidence to put in that lump sum in advance. :)

  

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Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 8:22 am 
 

faro wrote:There ain't much money in that, really, but it certainly helps when people have the confidence to put in that lump sum in advance. :)


True.  Also the reason I asked about the details on the website ...

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Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 8:42 am 
 

I grabbed 3 and added the $30 to sponser. I figured 1 copy for me and a copy for each of my sons :) Plus Rob was nice enough to place  all our names ( me  & my boys ) in the listing which really got my sons thrilled that they would have their names in a D&D product.

This "pre-sale" stuff is a great idea and straight out of the pages of Marillion. They have been doing this ( pre-sale to fan base and then acknowledgement in the cd ) for the better part of a decade other bands have since followed their lead. In 1999 when they released marillion.com they had all those who "pre-ordered" send in a passport photo so they could design the interior sleeve with all the members pics.

  

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Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 9:04 am 
 

I suspect a finished cover and a description of the adventure outline may attract a few more pre-sales. I think those who haven't pre-ordered will buy once the product is published and the reviews are posted.

And of course, there is then the option of selling signed numberred copies at conventions in the US, and placing them on eBay with a $14.95 Buy It Now. I don't see any of the usual resellers putting copies on eBay to compete with PPP in the short term.

At 500 copies, I suspect the first 300 eill be shifted this year, and the ballance will sell as back catalog on the back of future products. I would probably be inclined to buy additional investment stock once I have funds available, and I suspect I'm not the only one.


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Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 9:48 am 
 

faro wrote:the release announcement over here was made at something like 2.15am UK time.


More like careful timing in your favor... isn't 2 am when the pubs close?

  

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Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 9:50 am 
 

ExTSR wrote:
faro wrote:the release announcement over here was made at something like 2.15am UK time.


More like careful timing in your favor... isn't 2 am when the pubs close?

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:


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Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 10:06 am 
 

Greetings!

Lastest update to Rob's website main page:

http://pied-piper-publishing.com/

Thanks again for all the support!!  :D


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Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 10:25 am 
 

Deogolf wrote:Greetings!

Lastest update to Rob's website main page:

http://pied-piper-publishing.com/

Thanks again for all the support!!  :D


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Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 10:55 am 
 

well i have some ideas with Rob which may help to enhance matters some. we are gonna do a Q&A session with him in relation to past / present / future matters and hopefully create some interest that way too. the details of this when its all "filled" out some, will be on our site and Rob's site.

if you have any particular questions that you would like me to ask Rob in the interview (which will take place v.shortly), please PM me details asap - the questions should be relevant to the subject really, not research type stuff, as we want to promote his product and create more interest in his publishing.

ian: the point you noted above i have already discussed with him - details of that should also be sorted v.shortly too.

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Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 11:06 am 
 

I'm just waiting for a new month to bring me more cash and then I plan to buy.

  I agree that an online look at a proposed cover would be good.

  RJK might also consider sending some photocopied pre-production materials...or even something like an extra, hand-drawn map...to whip up the  current batch of  pre-purchasers.  Something.

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MShipley88 wrote:I'm just waiting for a new month to bring me more cash and then I plan to buy.

  I agree that an online look at a proposed cover would be good.

  RJK might also consider sending some photocopied pre-production materials...or even something like an extra, hand-drawn map...to whip up the  current batch of  pre-purchasers.  Something.

Mark   8)


the cover art is almost ready now from what i believe. am sure that as soon as its in a presentable form, it will be shown for all to see.

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Post Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 12:21 am 
 

Hello All, and I have arisen from the grave.

I have been so busy, if only the gods would grant me a clone, that would do it!  :)

All good commentary--I thank you all.  Encouragement goes a long way especially with 5 hours sleep a night!  :)

I am new to the web page stuff so I am leaving IMPROV's suggestion for webhosting to our Internet person DCAS.  It all sounds good and more professional, so I don't see a problem.

I am waiting on the art from Jim Holloway to post some; I do have the sketches of the front cover, but nothing else as yet.  The maps are being rendered by Peter Bradley and will be in the old style blue color we are so used to in the earlier mods.

The sales are at 150 right now and I am attempting to get more preorders, at least up to 200 by launch, which would put us in a good comfort zone.

Many of the board members here have been very helpful--tip o' the hat to
Killjoy, Improvstone and Mbassoc in particular.

It's a difficult chore attempting to do this all online, and many other marketing measures have been considered and/or are in progress to help in that regard.  DF and Acaeum have been a main support valve, but we are aware that a larger element of old school gamers exist and remain uninformed--how to reach this particular part of a disfranchised market is our ultimate goal, and many methods are being considered and I even implemented one tonight but will wait upon results to comment on its efficay.

More artists and graphics people have offered to lend a hand, writers have offered to help as well.

It's very exciting when I have a breath to sit back and think about it all while sipping some tea and not slugging coffee!  :)

My wife who is currently in Accra Ghana, sweet heart that she is, sends her warmest blessings to all those who are helping with this project, and if you knew Angela, you'd be happy to receive those.  ;)

OH.  I have had this topic marked as "notify me..." but alas, I believe that the interface here with my old browser is doing me in as I do not receive notifications, and if had not been for a message from Improvstone that there was some discussion about the website hosting here, I would not have known.

I will check back more often rtaher than waiting on "notifies".  :)

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