I really hope this makes the colour stretch goal, then I will be able to convince myself to pay the huge amount needed for an international book. Otherwise I will have to be satisfied with a PDF and get it printed is softcover for reading.
So I hope it makes colour but my wallet doesn't!
But for the size of the books I think the PDF pricing is fine. I understand Paizo's position of selling their rule book PDFs for so low a price, it is a gate way drug AND it is (almost) all available free online anyway, as it is OGL.
But Paizo don't knock the price back of their campaign line PDFs unless you subscribe (which is exactly what FGG do, free PDF with physical purchase). Just 'cos you are buying electrons it doesn;t reduce the amount of work/costs that go into the book. Even Amazon Kindle books are similar in price (often even more expensive once the more popular books get to Mass Market Paperback).
To cut a long story short, many peoples PDF price expectations are unrealistic.
Not quite how it works, FGG will have sent the tracking notification well before they were packed up, it is pretty normal to get the paper work stuff sorted before actually doing the packaging. The tracking would have been done en-mass via mail-merge type operation then the packaging started and stuff sent out once the packs were ready
Still doesn't mean you get your package before the hols tho :D
Yeah on normal books I am not that bothered by a bit of dining, cos they are for use. My box was literally the same size as the books, with only a token bit of bubble wrap. The Paizo corners mentioned above or a total wrap in bubble wrap (so it goes all around) would be better and possibly worth paying a bit more for. It just depends on how much more it would be!
Obviously FGG should take a hit for us weird foreign types ;)
I've only just started, and it is nice in that there are 3 options for the enemy - with the GM encouraged not to choose to early in the campaign, or change their mind. There is a lot of depth and interesting stuff going on.
As to the original, I don't know, never read it. I have the rules for 1E and 2E but I never saw the campaign in shops over here in NZ. And wouldn't have got it anyway, as we only played D&D!
Now if there was a way to get the original cheaply...
EDIT: and to tie it in to this thread, there is depth and complexity to TEW, but it is not a patch on the beautiful tapestry that my skim read of the RC PDF showed me!
Yay mine arrived here in NZ, great to finally get the books in my hand after 5? years. A long time anyway. I tried reading these on the iPad but this sort of intricate work needs the real thing for me, so will be getting into it soon (once I have finished WHFRP3 The Enemy Within).
The packing wasn't quite the normal FGG over kill, with only a bit of cardboard and one layer of bubble wrap that didn't go all around the books, so the corners got a bit dinged. Not to bad tho, they still look lovely!
Got shipping notification on the 4th, didn;t get to UPS until the 14th, and now it is still in the US. Long way to NZ yet!
And click on the shipping number on your email, will take you to the tracking page.
Erik Keith wrote:
Thanks guys that is awesome, subscribed. Shipping for the Add On is +3$ for me, more reasonable than the 70+ for the main set! Happy :D
I misread Sara Marie's post in the Adventure Card Game Sub discussion:
"I wanted to address this earlier, but have been out sick.
For international customers, who wish to start with the Character Add on Deck:
Because of the way the subscription system works, the option isn't going to come up on the website for starting with the character add on deck. However, when the option for starting with the first Adventure Deck shows up on the subscription page, start with that issue and email customer service and we will be happy to manually add the character add on deck as part of the subscription if you wish. This way you get your 20% discount off the cover price—and the promo cards!"
And I added the Add on Deck individually. Can you please remove this from my order and I will subscribe once the 1st Adventure Deck is up. Unless you can just do it manually now?
Cheers and sorry for the hassle
Vic Wertz wrote:
Yeah I know that well enough - not your fault just the real world (TM). Still I try my best to support you guys (and all RPG Co's) directly as much as I can.
Power Word Unzip wrote:
Thanks for the pics, can't wait to get mine (still waiting on the shipping email then the long trip across the pacific). I laugh to see that bill is still doping the numbering of the books, 500 looks like SW which caused a lot of confusion with the RA backers ;)
LOL I dream of being only charged 17$ for shipping! The cost for this is 72$ or, for example, JUST the Core Book is 61$. But them's the breaks, I don't expect any thing more from a (relatively) small company such as Paizo. Heck they even encouraged us in this very thread to buy the base via Amazon if over seas (my shipping cost from Amazon.com, for comparison, is LESS than 10 dollars, which just a slight difference :p)
But thanks for letting us know we can manually add the sub from the Character Add On Set, I'll cancel my Amazon of that and do it via a sub here. I'll just have to cancel and restart the sub for each starter box, I guess.