Is there any intention to release Lite versions of 2E Rulebook PDFs?


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Liberty's Edge

I always enjoyed the smaller files in 1E where available. It would be great to see this for all the bigger 2E rulebooks in general.

Silver Crusade

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The last from Paizo on this is that they managed to get down with their "full" file sizes so much down that making "lite" versions of those would be too much work for too little gain. Also, tech goes ahead, people on general use better hardware for consuming PDFs than they did 10 years ago.

Liberty's Edge

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I think the idea on the Lite version was not on size but on less color for printing.


Gorbacz wrote:
The last from Paizo on this is that they managed to get down with their "full" file sizes so much down that making "lite" versions of those would be too much work for too little gain. Also, tech goes ahead, people on general use better hardware for consuming PDFs than they did 10 years ago.

Good to know. My iPad pro still chugs along sometimes on large pdfs and my phone doesn’t have space for larger documents. I think theres still a need for smaller docs but if they are already doing what they can, fair enough :)


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Gorbacz wrote:
The last from Paizo on this is that they managed to get down with their "full" file sizes so much down that making "lite" versions of those would be too much work for too little gain. Also, tech goes ahead, people on general use better hardware for consuming PDFs than they did 10 years ago.

Maybe they should let their consumers be the judge of that?

We consume PDFs on battery-powered devices such as smartphones nowadays. The need to unbloat full-color PDFs remains even today.

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In other news, I need Golarion-scented candles for my games to boost the sensory experience, but for some reason, Paizo doesn't make them. I wonder why...


I would like something that could display properly on a phone. The 2 column PDF can't be reformatted by the phone.

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