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Old 02-16-2008, 03:23 AM   #51
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Because PDFs move a lot faster through our system than hardcovers do. Shorter, more focused, and we get to remove the printing delay.
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Old 02-16-2008, 05:48 AM   #52
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I've been looking through the e23 wish list, and noticed the list of Bestiary titles you're looking for. What if someone wanted to create, for example, a new version of GURPS Dinosaurs or another Bestiary that isn't on the list? Would such a proposal be looked at?
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Old 02-16-2008, 07:49 AM   #53
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I've been looking through the e23 wish list, and noticed the list of Bestiary titles you're looking for. What if someone wanted to create, for example, a new version of GURPS Dinosaurs or another Bestiary that isn't on the list? Would such a proposal be looked at?
It's best to always send a query letter through the proper channels.
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Old 02-16-2008, 07:59 AM   #54
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All right, thanks.
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:20 AM   #55
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You know, given GURPS Dungeon Fantasy goal is to present full GURPS in a man that is easy to play, to couter act the information overload effect GURPS has.

combing it with the line that Munchkin Quest is only to be the first in the category of complete playable games packed in away to draw in non transitional gamer crowed.

Could we not be seeing the possibly to finally bee seed GURPS Genre for starters in a box?
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:23 AM   #56
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Because PDFs move a lot faster through our system than hardcovers do. Shorter, more focused, and we get to remove the printing delay.
So it's kind of a game supplement laxative?
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Old 02-16-2008, 11:51 AM   #57
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That's incorrect. Many .pdf boardgames are available on the internet, either commercially or as freeware.

Has SJG's consider POD boardgames as well? That would probably eliminate Fantasy Flight Games / Eagle Games style of board games (tons of plastic pieces) as economically feasible, but might still result in high quality card components, no?

EDIT: Also has SJG's considered consulting as a unit for some electronic based games? (i.e. SJG as the outsource that other companies go to for creative talent ).

And may I suggest a fresh direction for Munchkin...how about Munchkin Stock Market / Auction House trader? An opportunity to parody MMORPG through their trading game and have an interesting stock market game in the tradition of older Avalon Hill / 3M financial games.

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Board games are in the works? Interesting... and the news that they are 'bigger' games is very good. And board games are something that you can't really offer in PDF format, so 'dead tree' stores should have less to worry about.

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Old 02-16-2008, 02:19 PM   #58
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And may I suggest a fresh direction for Munchkin...how about Munchkin Stock Market / Auction House trader? An opportunity to parody MMORPG through their trading game and have an interesting stock market game in the tradition of older Avalon Hill / 3M financial games.
I was thinking more along the lines of Munchkin Flame Warriors. Deliver as many solid insults as possible before the mods close down the thread.
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Old 02-16-2008, 08:33 PM   #59
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And PDF actually means I get to write sometimes[...]
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Why would this be?
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Because PDFs move a lot faster through our system than hardcovers do. Shorter, more focused, and we get to remove the printing delay.
Phil hit the biggest reason. There's also the fact that I'm not Mr. Creative Writing but Mr. Rules Dweeb, as we all know. Anything I write will have minimum background, color, and fluff, and maximum crunch -- notably new abilities and structures and modifiers for existing abilities (as in Powers), but also combat options and item stats (as in Martial Arts), and of course templates and quick-and-dirty rules reductions (as in Dungeon Fantasy). Such writing demands so much cross-referencing and so much consistency checking that the time it takes is proportional to length^P, where 1.5 < P < 2. SJ Games knows, and I know, that a 240-page rulebook will take me a lot longer than 7.5 times as long as a 32-page one to write, check, and test . . . at least 20 times as long. Since I write on the clock, the economic advantages of having me write 20 PDFs are clear when contrasted with a 240-page tome.
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Old 02-17-2008, 04:00 AM   #60
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And it probably will, as Munchkin does better and better. I hope they realize, however... that without all the non-GURPS products, there might not be a SJG right now.

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but as I remember, it wasn't that long ago that the company seemed in dire straits. Muchkin to the rescue!
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There's a bit of negativity there, with people predicting that the percentage of GURPS sales will continue to drop and then GURPS will be extinct, or that it'll only be available as a lot of PDF (no hardcovers at all).
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