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Old 01-29-2020, 04:19 AM   #1
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Default GURPS On Demand: Your Experiences

We've been running the GURPS On Demand experiment for a few years now, and so far there are dozens of books available through this print-on-demand service.

http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/ondemand/

Today we are asking:

* Have you ordered GURPS On Demand books?
* If you did, how fast was the delivery?
* If you have not, why?

Bonus: What other books would you like to see released as a part of this program?
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Old 01-29-2020, 04:51 AM   #2
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Default Re: GURPS On Demand: Your Experiences

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* Have you ordered GURPS On Demand books?
* If you did, how fast was the delivery?
* If you have not, why?

Bonus: What other books would you like to see released as a part of this program?
1 - No.
2 - NA
3 - I prefer pdfs for books that aren't "core".

Bonus - NA.
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Old 01-29-2020, 09:50 AM   #3
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1. Yes
2. Less than a week I think (ordered last July, so a bit hazy)
3. fnord
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Old 01-29-2020, 10:21 AM   #4
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1. Yes!
2. Don't recall--but relatively quick
3. n.a.

Other books: Conan, DFRPG Monsters, Space Bestiary
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Old 01-29-2020, 11:19 AM   #5
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1. Yes, more than 10 books, in fact closer to 20 of them.
2. Usually within a week. My books seem to be printed mostly in Poland.
3. N/A
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Old 01-29-2020, 04:25 PM   #6
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1. Nope.
2. N/A
3. Lazy, I guess. Also I tend to use pdfs even if I have the actual physical book. That being said, there are two or three on demand books I have my eye on but haven't gotten around to ordering.
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Old 01-29-2020, 05:33 PM   #7
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1) No
2) NA
3) bought the reprints when they were new, like PDFs of the new small ones for searchability, would buy both in many cases if there was a discount
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Old 01-29-2020, 05:37 PM   #8
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1 Yes 'Magic' (Didnt realize it when I did [Amazon purchase]), I thought it was just a lucky find, but it wasnt an original print. Now I know why its only black and white.

2 Typical Amazon

3 I dont think I'll do it again (on purpose) for a core book. I like the indexing section colors of the original books, I dont think I will get hard copy in B/W again if I can avoid it. I could live without the pictures and stuff in color, but I very much like the color borders that make finding things easier and seems to make more sense to my brain.

Bonus:
Im just coming back to GURPS after a long hiatus I I had 2nd ed and just jumped back in a little over a year ago. I wouldn't know what books to ask for at this point, I like a hard copy book but the PDFs are SOOOOO practical (to search, purchase and store).

If I had to pick right now I would say Low Tech Companions 1/2/3 even better as a single compilation. I use these enough to justify a hard copy
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Old 01-29-2020, 09:13 PM   #9
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Haven’t bought any yet, because I bought all the Historical ones in the 90s as they came out (Russia is still one of my favorites) and then other ones I wanted as they hit sales in the 2000s... and then re-bought most if the PDFs over time in the 2010s.

I love that this print option exists! But yeah I can’t think of any additions that I don’t have already.
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Old 01-30-2020, 12:24 AM   #10
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Yes.
Under a week, in the UK, printed in Poland.
N/A
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