Getting two new free ones per month is far superior to the prior status quo of nothing for long periods that they were doing.
That's how I feel about publishers and ebooks....that are decades old. Give me book 1 in a series free......or not. But that's what I'd do, occasionally. Especially for books that don't sell much.I kinda wish they would make each of the older edition's PHB's free. I think that'd go a long way towards garnering interest for DMs to pick up older edition material because they could get their players involved "for free", but they could still make money on other products and sucking both players & DM's into having a wider experience with more book options.
Sure, they have the watermarked PDFs, but those are pretty hard to display on my bookshelf and they are unsatisfying to share with my nieces and nephews. I want the hardcopies, and I'm standing here with cash in hand ready to buy them. I wish I understood what the holdup was, or how I could formally request them.
The premium reprints were composed anew, they are not based on scans.I'm assuming POD isn't the same quality as the original hardcopy books, I've never bought a POD book. I didn't buy them either but from what I understand the 1e and 2e and maybe even 3e reprint core books that came out about 10 years ago were scanned and of pretty poor quality.
Looks like Vampire Queen is owned by Precis Intermedia - doing some research, it looks like TSR did distribute it for a short time, but it was originally owned/published by Wee Warriors, who was purchased by Precis.Huh, weird. Looks like Palace of the Vampire Queen was taken down.
Thanks!Looks like Vampire Queen is owned by Precis Intermedia - doing some research, it looks like TSR did distribute it for a short time, but it was originally owned/published by Wee Warriors, who was purchased by Precis.
For those still interested, looks like it can be purchased here, off Precis's website: Palace of the Vampire Queen (Classic Reprint)
Perhaps the reviews were referring to the somewhat large number of typos. The books was re-composed, but most likely the text was based on a scan and not typed from scratch.I thought they were guess I was wrong. Perhaps I read a review years ago that was incorrect, IDK?
After it was pointed out that they werent scanned I looked on Amazon and a reviewer said that they were recreated from the old books and the typos were intentional. Whether thats true, IDK.Perhaps the reviews were referring to the somewhat large number of typos. The books was re-composed, but most likely the text was based on a scan and not typed from scratch.
I wouldnt doubt if the old 1E stuff was type on an old typewriter word processor perhaps.I’d be curious to know how they were recreated, if not from a scan. I’m not even sure that the original 1E books were laid out on computer, and I’d be shocked if someone had access to the original/revised 2E files or that they’d load on a modern PC.