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Classic D&D of All Eras Back In Print

Print on Deman

Anyone else notice that WotC snuck a few titles up as Print-On-Demand at DMs Guild?

(I purchased three of them, both to support the initiative but also cos I cant help collecting hard copies of D&D material :) )
 

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Saxon1974

First Post
I honestly think that the only way to deal with maps is to find a PoD supplier (other than Lighting Source) that can ship Print on Demand posters and give people a separate "Buy the map" button.

The same applies to the other funky weirdness that TSR put into boxed sets. I don't think it is economical for DriveThru RPG to print one set of cards, one book and one poster and have them sent to a distribution centre, where a worker has to track all of them down and pack them into a Print on Demand box.

But if end customers really want to assemble products at their own end, they could pay to have several items shipped to them separately.

I personally think I can live with almost everything being squished down into a single hardback or softback book.

The one thing I would like to see sold separately is the poster maps. With separate poster maps, customers would have the ability to buy a larger map that was easier to read.

And I know that some "collectors" like cloth maps. If there was a company that sold those, it wouldn't be too hard to add an alternative option for people to buy posters.
I would pay for seperat map printing but the question is cost. Might prefer they just include the files to print myself...But maybe I could do that by just enlarging from the pdf. The point is to be able to get a nice copy for less cost than originals on eBay.
 

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YawningWizard

First Post
Love the DM Guild!, but the pdf books, other than the core rule books, are pricey even at a discounted rate.

Edit: Jump to post #126 of this thread, I elaborate on this...
 
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Love the DM Guild!, but the pdf books, other than the core rule books, are pricey even at a discounted rate.
With a general price range of $10 to $15 USD, I must admit that I am not seeing that.

Accounting for inflation, that would be approximately $4.50 to $6.70 in the mid-1980s.

Edit: Corrected "interest" to "inflation".
 


YawningWizard

First Post
I'm talking about books like D&D 3.5e Monster Manual 3, 4, PHB2, DMG2, Rules Compendium, Complete Warrior, Complete Arcane, and so on, and so on...
 



darjr

I crit!
I'd heard that Chris Lindsay and you folks were looking for ways to better DMSGuild.

How about third party print on demand? I'd love a hard copy of Kobold Press Frozen Castle.
 

Echohawk

Shirokinukatsukami fan
This week's D&D release list.
Matt, if you don't mind me asking, how soon do you think it will be before you run out of back-catalogue material to release? There can only be somewhere around 300 releasable D&D items left unreleased, and dozens of those are various character sheets or screens. At the current rate, it seems as if the new PDF releases will start drying up in early 2018.
 

Igwilly

First Post
Matt, if you don't mind me asking, how soon do you think it will be before you run out of back-catalogue material to release? There can only be somewhere around 300 releasable D&D items left unreleased, and dozens of those are various character sheets or screens. At the current rate, it seems as if the new PDF releases will start drying up in early 2018.
I think there's still a lot of setting material and adventures to be released.
Plus, I've been waiting for quite some time the book PHBR14 The Complete Barbarian's Handbook; still unreleased, it will be very important to my campaign.
 

Echohawk

Shirokinukatsukami fan
I think there's still a lot of setting material and adventures to be released.
Yes, but only around 300. Less than 40 missing products for each of BECMI, 1st Edition and 3rd Edition. A dozen or so SAGA products, half a dozen 4th Edition releases and some 180 2nd Edition titles. And I'm counting several variations of screens and characters sheet there, which might never get released. With the possible exception of Dragonlance, the majority of the material for every major D&D setting that WotC still owns is already available.
 

Igwilly

First Post
Yes, but only around 300. Less than 40 missing products for each of BECMI, 1st Edition and 3rd Edition. A dozen or so SAGA products, half a dozen 4th Edition releases and some 180 2nd Edition titles. And I'm counting several variations of screens and characters sheet there, which might never get released. With the possible exception of Dragonlance, the majority of the material for every major D&D setting that WotC still owns is already available.
I understand that. I also understand that other editions need attention too.
However, if someone from WotC is reading here: I still need the Barbarian's Handbook. With time travel, this is a necessity.
But the amount of setting material is gorgeous, already; it's just that more of them is a bonus.
 
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PyroArrow

Explorer
For anyone that bought the 3 recent P.O.D., 1st edition Premium Core Books, did they fix the OCR scanning errors introduced in the original print run ?!?!
 


darjr

I crit!
That would be up to Kobold Press, who have a storefront on DrivethruRPG here: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/2189/Kobold-Press

DMsGuild is Wizard's custom storefront on DrivethruRPG.

Final note: I Am Not A Lawyer.
Actually no. That product uses WotC IP. It's the whole reason it's on the DMSGuild. It's an extension to Hoard of the Dragon Queen. They cannot put it on drivethru but only the DMSGuild.

Further, from what I understand, Kobold can't decide to POD it on DMSGuild either. If I'm mistaken about that I'd love to know.
 

Actually no. That product uses WotC IP. It's the whole reason it's on the DMSGuild. It's an extension to Hoard of the Dragon Queen. They cannot put it on drivethru but only the DMSGuild.

Further, from what I understand, Kobold can't decide to POD it on DMSGuild either. If I'm mistaken about that I'd love to know.
My mistake, thank you. :)

Unfortunately, I do not know any useful further information on this topic. To speculate only, and to be taken with the usual large dose of common table salt, it may be some legal or accounting snarl that needs straightening, or possibly worry over competition from third-party products.
 

darjr

I crit!
My mistake, thank you. :)

Unfortunately, I do not know any useful further information on this topic. To speculate only, and to be taken with the usual large dose of common table salt, it may be some legal or accounting snarl that needs straightening, or possibly worry over competition from third-party products.
Could be, could be. Just stating that I'd like to see it be a thing.
 


Parmandur

Legend
I can buy two Pathfinder PDF books for the price of one D&D 3.5e PDF book, it's no wonder why their books are pirated, and available on various websites for free.
Because heaven forbid the folks who made a product get paid...? Supply and demand, if the market will bear a higher price for 3.x over PF, it will bear it; if it wouldn't, they likely would have changed by now...

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