Tower Of Blood - Any New Updates? Shipping Times?
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Post Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 1:45 pm 
 

I would also like to chime in that I am all for a print version versus a CD version.  I really do not like pdfs at all.  That said though $500 and/or  a print run of anything less than 100 to 150 would be a huge turnoff for me and I would very likely avoid it like the plague. $500 IMO is patently ridiculous.  A print run of 12 would also be as equally ridiculous and even if it was more reasonably priced I would even bother putting my name in.  If I want to play the lottery, I can do so for a lot cheaper than $500 by simply taking a 5 minute walk to my local convience store.


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Post Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 3:37 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:I would also like to chime in that I am all for a print version versus a CD version.  I really do not like pdfs at all.  That said though $500 and/or  a print run of anything less than 100 to 150 would be a huge turnoff for me and I would very likely avoid it like the plague. $500 IMO is patently ridiculous.  A print run of 12 would also be as equally ridiculous and even if it was more reasonably priced I would even bother putting my name in.  If I want to play the lottery, I can do so for a lot cheaper than $500 by simply taking a 5 minute walk to my local convience store.


Part of the appeal of the product is the "old style" look and feel of the item, which IMO Cairn does quite well.  A pdf product really eliminates that from the equation.


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 6:38 pm 
 

i hate PDF, pure and simple. i have a few things in that format, and they are still sat there, waiting for me to read them. just doesnt do it for me at all. i like something i can take hold of, sit in a chair and read - just as its meant to be.

whilst i am willing to dip into my pocket from time to time to acquire something i would really like, that is a rare thing and lately its getting more rare too :D

most ppl have limited funds and one always comes to a point where there are other things happening in your life, where money spent on RPG material takes a total back burner when it comes to the big items. that being said though, if something interesting is around, i still get it if i can afford it.

i would really love to have a bottle city item i have to say. $500 makes it literally impossible for me to have it and fwiw i wouldnt ever spend that. it isnt because i dont support Rob. i have advocated on his behalf aplenty, as i like the guy, i like his material and i would like PPP to do very well and if the price was right, i will always purchase the item in question.

something as "legendary" as bottle city, if it was going to go through the process of putting it out into the market, for me, it would make more sense to do the job right but in a way that would allow it to go to a fair part of the market and not just a very elite few.

i think having a fan-base is always important. supplying the few will always upset a fan-base, while supplying at least a decent portion of your fan-base, will always keep the interest there.

nice to see ppl airing their thoughts openly and honestly too. i think that is extremely important.

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 5:53 am 
 

Interesting to see the opposition to a PDF on the premise that it would lead to bootlegging.

With the number of scanners out there, pretty much any game publication is subject to bootlegging if anyone wants to scan it.

Heck, Dragon #1 is a great example of a product that has been in PDF form for years and still has high value.

Not that I like PDF's.  Like anything (ahem) on the computer, they are nothing like the real thing.

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:30 am 
 

Looking at it from the very basic level..

I work all day at the computer.

At the end of the day I can come home, grab whatever takes my fancy off the bookshelf and leaf through a few pages for a while then put it back. Simple.

With a PDF I have to turn on the computer, wait for it to load, make the obligatory coffee, etc etc.

I think the best part sometimes is just having it physically in your hand, with that extra sense of danger that maybe, just maybe, the coffee may spill as you take a sip!


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:26 am 
 

You can't replace a physical product with a digital picture of one. In a society where most people spend their entire days sitting in front of their computers, the last thing they want to do is spend the bulk of their liesure time doing it too.

I am a fan of the PDF file format. The bulk of my collection is in PDF form, maybe some 800 products or so. But every single product that is likely to be significant in my future gameplay I keep both in reference copy and play copy.

I now work almost exclusively on a tablet PC which offers the most direct interaction with the computer you can get without a neural inplant. Sitting at the gaming table, there is no way I'd accept a laptop there. We all grew up with pen and paper, poly' dice, lead figures and those skinny little modules from which the DM created months of gameplay.

That is why CAS1 and DCC12.5 work as a products and PDFs do not.


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 12:12 pm 
 

I like PDF's only as historical references.

A picture of a sword.....
Owning a sword.....

A picture of a mountain....
Seeing the mountain....

A picture of Elizabeth Hurley....
Elizabeth Hurley.....


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