The Black Dwarf - 28 Magazine - Everyone I know who's into Minis is already well aware of this but this blog has some readers who might just be general arty types and this is good enough ...
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We're still trying to obtain the following item[s] you ordered on August 04, 2013 (Order# 002-37xxxxx-81xxxxx).
Wizards RPG Team "Premium Original Dungeons & Dragons Fantasy Roleplaying Game (D&D Boxed Game)"
Still want it? We'll keep on trying. To keep your order for this item open, please click the link below. Otherwise, we'll cancel your order on January 24, 2014, if we haven't located it by then.Oh, and it shows out of stock on Amazon - was it ever "in stock"?
"We really wanted to make sure that all D&D players could engage with this great adventure story and so we know that some people are playing with the playtest rules, some are diehard 4th Edition players, and we also wanted to open it up to people who may still be using 3.5 rules. We think it really expands out the audience and lets all D&D players enjoy the fun.
"A big part of this is shifting our emphasis away from the rules we’re delivering to the great stories that we’re delivering. This is a great Sundering adventure; it lets people participate in the future of the Forgotten Realms; and for us, whatever rule set is their favorite rule set, that’s great and we don’t want to get in the way of that decision. We want them to participate in this great story."
"The Scourge of the Sword Coast Adventure, which will be available for download at dndclassics.com, can be played with whichever edition of D&D you prefer. This is in-line with our strategy to put the emphasis on the story and allow players to choose the rules they use to experience that story. We made the decision to extract the rules from the body of the product, leaving just the narrative elements, and we offered the stat blocks separate from the product. That still remains the case."This is a HUGE change in direction for WotC. With 3x (and to a lesser degree, 4e) they expected to supply the rules and have most of the (poorly profitable) adventures written by eager 3rd parties. Rules were supposedly where the money was.
Purple Duck Games originally shared -
After much deliberation, I've decided to place Deus ex Historica (M&M) up as pay-what-you want.
Deus Ex Historica was a product that was kickstarted by 4 Winds Fantasy Gaming. When I took over 4WFG, I inherited the responsibility for completing the kickstarter but not the funds from the kickstarter. This was known to me at the time. It came to me with the art (paid) and the writing (unpaid).
The book turned out to be 376 page long. The writers have been paid, the kickstarter rewards have been sent and its been out in PDF for quite a while now.
But its not moving. My additional costs on this product (rewards, paying writers, some additional art) amounted to just over $5K. It has brought in $450. So its definitely a terrible red smear in my ledger.
We have tried sales including a deep discount one of at d20pfsrd and it didn't amount to anything.
I'm very pleased with the authors work. I'm very pleased with the work of the artists who contributed. I'm very pleased with the final product.
So even if I never break even on it, I want people to see it an enjoy it.
So as of right now you can download it for nothing if you want. Download it, read it, enjoy it. There is nothing worse than a product that is not seen.From the blurb: