When is a new release NOT a "new release"? When its a "pre-order".
Further question: What is the point of a "PDF Pre-order"? I understand why you do it with physical releases - you want to get a feel for the demand a product may have and place your print order as a publisher appropriately. PDFs don't have that issue. Their number is potentially infinite, yet they take up no space, have no built-in print cost and have no storage overhead. They are virtual books, not physical copies.
So yes, I'm scratching my head a bit with the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Fourth Edition Rulebook PRE-ORDER. At 30 bucks it better be virtual gold...
Edit: So, there is one review (and 22 total ratings of this Pre-order. The review mentions access to a preview copy as do many comments. The text on the main sales page makes no mention of any "Preview Copy" to those that pre-order. Strange to omit that.)
YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DOWNLOAD THE FINAL VERSION OF THIS PDF IMMEDIATELY. THIS IS A PRE-ORDER FOR THE WARHAMMER FANTASY ROLEPLAY FOURTH EDITION RULEBOOK – THE PDF WILL BE UPLOADED SHORTLY AND YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL TELLING YOU IT IS READY TO DOWNLOAD.
Can’t put it down, can you? You know what’s in here. You’ve seen them. The twisted ones, the arrogant ones, the lost ones. Oh, you’d like to walk away and life be all cake and daisies, but you know you’re going here instead. You’ll try to convince yourself it’s because you’re greedy for the loot, or can’t resist a fight, but we all know the truth. So ready your sword, clean your pistol, and watch out for that dog – he might be small but he’s unreasonably vicious.
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay takes you back to the Old World. Get the gang together, create your (anti)heroes, and set off to make your way through the vile corruption, scheming plotters and terrifying creatures intent on destruction.
The Fourth Edition Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Rulebook contains everything you need for grim and perilous roleplaying adventures in the Old World.Yep, even pre-orders can make The Tavern affiliate monies ;)