Type of binding on books in 1985 Stormbringer boxed set?
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Post Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 2:44 am 
 

For any of you with the 2nd edition Stormbringer boxed set from 1985, how are the three separate rule books bound? I presume they're saddle-stitched, but I haven't found confirmation of that on the usual sites.

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:57 am 
 

This thread had extensive discussion on the different versions of the Stormbringer boxed set:

viewtopic.php?t=7329&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

  


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:10 am 
 

Unfortunately, I don't think we got into a discussion of bindings on the 2nd edition in that thread.

However, from the page counts of the various booklets (24, 32, and 64), I'd wager that they were saddle-stitched/staple-bound.


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:52 am 
 

That would be consistent with Chaosium's CoC books of that era, but I don't think I have a boxed Stormbringer to compare to.


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:42 pm 
 

grodog wrote:That would be consistent with Chaosium's CoC books of that era, but I don't think I have a boxed Stormbringer to compare to.


It would be.  It would also make sense for a trio of stapled books to be cheaper to produce than a single square-bound one, and I seem to recall Greg stating that a number of changes to boxed sets during that period were often made in order to keep production costs down.  (If I'm remembering incorrectly on that point, somebody please correct me.)


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:07 pm 
 

Yeah, Greg talks about such changes here:
viewtopic.php?t=4109&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=stafford&start=40

Though for the 1 book vs. 3 smaller books, he says 1 is cheaper than 3, but given that 3 smaller books was actually the later case (and supposedly cheaper case), it's possible he got some details wrong in that post.


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