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Tuesday, 24th January, 2012, 07:48 AM #1
Enchanter (Lvl 12)
Would you buy a D&D Next Beta Playtest Rulebook?
One of the great things that Paizo did with the Pathfinder RPG beta playtest was providing not only the PDF download but also the print version at a low price.
Now, Paizo can do that because there was a lot less risk for them financially. But could WotC pull off a similar beta playtest book? Or would it cost them too much more to produce?
And would you, as a D&D fan, buy it? Even if it cost a bit more than the PFRPG beta playtest book?
Tuesday, 24th January, 2012, 08:32 AM #2
Magsman (Lvl 14)
Why would you pay for a job...?Elemental Heroes: The Harbinger May/16/2012 http://community.wizards.com/incenjucar/blog/
Tuesday, 24th January, 2012, 08:35 AM #3
The Grand Druid (Lvl 20)
Tuesday, 24th January, 2012, 08:39 AM #4
Scout (Lvl 6)
IF the price was low and IF I could buy it even if not selected for the playtest and IF I could get it significantly prior to actual game release day, then yes. But I don't think it will be offered.
Tuesday, 24th January, 2012, 08:43 AM #5
You pay for the print cost. Printing yourself is also not free.
You can also pay for open source material if you deem it more confortable to get it nicely packed and bundled.
Also calling it just a job seems ridiculous. Most of us play it, because we want to have fun with the game. And maybe have a part in the development.
And a last reason to pay is helping the new edition to be financially viable, so IF it will be the best edition ever, we want to make sure it is supported well.
Tuesday, 24th January, 2012, 08:51 AM #6
Magsman (Lvl 14)
If the edition needs a paid beta to be financially viable then it's already failed.
They'll have some sort of printed rules at the various conventions they'll be running this at, and they'll almost certainly have PDFs. They might produce something like the preview books that 4E had, and I fully expect beta rules copies to be sent out for Encounters, but I can't imagine them trying to make half-finished rules an actual product. It will be hard enough managing PR with free demos.Elemental Heroes: The Harbinger May/16/2012 http://community.wizards.com/incenjucar/blog/
Tuesday, 24th January, 2012, 09:29 AM #7
WotC are capable of making mistakes, but it is hard to imagine them making this blunder.
Wednesday, 25th January, 2012, 01:55 AM #8
Pathfinder is doing well enough.
I'd consider it, under these conditions -
2) Black and White (yet looking like a finished prodcut preview, so we can see formatting being considered)
3) No more than $20, and $10 would be ideal for the privalge of paying for an alpha test.~No one wins in the Edition Wars. The whole hobby loses.~ KT
Wednesday, 8th February, 2012, 08:03 PM #9
Minor Trickster (Lvl 4)
You pay someone 10% to go find you your next job based on the criteria you want. They talk to the companies and negotiate for you. You show up for one interview and they do the rest (resumes, phone calls, etc) They take their finders fee out of your first year salery. Other companys charge the employer the finders fee instead.
Wednesday, 8th February, 2012, 08:36 PM #10
Gallant (Lvl 3)
I did buy 5e beta books.. D&D Essentials
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