I've neglected to update my Pendragon - Print on Demand order which I talked about here when I placed it. The book actually arrived last Friday, but with the hectic holiday season, and all the damn packages arriving at the door on a nearly daily basis, I didn't even get to open it up and take my peek until late this past Monday.
Here's my thoughts on it:
The paper used on the pages seems to be a higher quality then Lulu. I know Lulu offers different quality paper for the pages (as I've ordered books that had that option) and I assume that many sellers opt for the crappier paper to keep the cost down. That was not the case here. Nice white pages, no bleed thru, it was a pleasure to flip thru.
The cover and binding were fine. I had one Lulu book (one of a batch of 5 OSRIC softcovers I ordered a while back) come with a barely perceptible off kilter cover. I'm not expecting perfection - but close to it at the prices we have to pay sometimes. Dead Tree is not cheap.
Side-note: Under the fluorescent light of the bathroom (where all true reading takes place), the part of the pages on the inside near the binding had an almost violet glow. It was kinda cool. Probably has something to do with the glue used.
So, would I order Print on Demand from RPGNow / DriveThruRPG again? If I had a choice between this and Lulu, I would choose this every time. I tend to steer more towards PDFs, but sometimes you want a physical book. This worked out great. Besides, the shipping was much faster the Lulu.
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