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Old 11-15-2022, 04:38 PM   #141
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Just wondering, I think I heard during the FnordCon RPG panel last week that we'd be getting some hardcover/color GURPS On Demand books. Anyone have any idea when that could be? I currently don't own any physical GURPS books and I'm wondering if I should wait for the hardcovers to show up or just buy the current black-and-white paperbacks right now. I think I heard that hardcovers would show up by the end of the year, but I'm not 100% sure.
These are not hardcovers. These are softcovers.
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Old 11-17-2022, 10:03 AM   #142
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Hi,

will Gurps Vehicles be a POD soon? Thanks
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Old 11-26-2022, 09:38 AM   #143
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I'm also looking for GURPS Vehicles and GURPS Supers (3e) on demand. Any idea when these vital books will be available???

Thanks!!!
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Old 12-08-2022, 08:57 AM   #144
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Several titles have been added as full-color print-on-demand books:

http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/ondemand/
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Old 12-09-2022, 01:03 PM   #145
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As a quick update, GURPS Ultra-Tech for GURPS Fourth Edition is now available in full color as print-on-demand. (It joins the 11 other color volumes that were released earlier this week.)
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Old 12-12-2022, 01:02 AM   #146
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I got "GURPS Conan" as POD and was disappointed in the quality -- the text is slightly blurry, which I suppose comes from the fact that this version was produced from scans of the old book? Is this expected? And if so, is there a way to know which PODs are produced from scans vs PODs produced from better sources like the original layout software files?
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Old 12-12-2022, 08:57 PM   #147
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I got "GURPS Conan" as POD and was disappointed in the quality -- the text is slightly blurry, which I suppose comes from the fact that this version was produced from scans of the old book? Is this expected? And if so, is there a way to know which PODs are produced from scans vs PODs produced from better sources like the original layout software files?
Each scanned item should denote its origin. For example, all the GURPS Conan supplements have this information at the bottom of their Amazon blurbs:
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(This is a reprint of a GURPS Third Edition product. Its interior is based on a scanned copy of the most-recent print version, so there will be imperfections compared to modern all-digital releases.)
In general, anything that was previously published prior to the mid-1990s will be based on a scanned copy. (At present, I believe the only scanned items we're offering as POD are the GURPS Conan books and Man to Man.)

I hope this helps!
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Old 12-13-2022, 01:02 AM   #148
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I got "GURPS Conan" as POD and was disappointed in the quality -- the text is slightly blurry, which I suppose comes from the fact that this version was produced from scans of the old book? Is this expected? And if so, is there a way to know which PODs are produced from scans vs PODs produced from better sources like the original layout software files?
That is a problem with a lot of scanned PDFs not only with SJG. There are computer programms which sharpen the text and remove any creases in the original, including all the little problems with scratches and dust particles, or yellowing paper.

A friend of mine has the job to scan old maps and plans for a big company, shove ist through the big scanner and the computer does the rest.

Sadly that hardware and software has a very nice price tag. I guess way out of range for SJG.

The alternative is scanning the text, running a OCR software and cut out the pictures, and redesign all that into a new copy for sale, including a modern typo. Sadly - again very time consumig and to expensive.

I tried this method with a old Scan from a friends habilitation, it took me 4 weeks of free time to get it right.
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Old 12-13-2022, 01:49 AM   #149
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Each scanned item should denote its origin. For example, all the GURPS Conan supplements have this information at the bottom of their Amazon blurbs:
Ah thanks! It didn't occur to me to look for that information on the Amazon page. I was looking for it on the SJG website's own page. Maybe it could be added there too?

I want to make it clear that I totally understand why it's like that. I just want to be able to manage my expectations in the future.
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Old 12-31-2022, 08:19 AM   #150
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I see that the POD titles continue to come out at a steady stream, which is great!

Is there a timeline for when some of the core books of the Dungeon Fantasy series would become available? I'd consider

DF1 (Adventurers),
DF2 (Dungeons),
DF 16 (Wilderness Adventures),
DF 8 (Treasure Tables)

to be the "core" rule books. Followed by,

DF Treasures 1 (Glittering Prizes)
and the Dungeon Fantasy Monsters line.

Are any of these books in the queue?

Thanks!
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