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600+ pages????Are they nuts? 
14th-Nov-2005 01:52 am
Could someone please tell me why there are 600+ page source books being written?
The Worlds Largest Dungeon is out of control. I can’t say if I like it or not yet but I would say that while its kind of a good idea there needs to be some more going on as far as story goes.

Now I see the new book from Monte Cook, Ptolus.
I love the stuff this guy works on, I mean I have yet to see something of his I have not liked. I can see where he is going with this new project as well. While it would be nice to have everything in one book and loads of great stuff (check out the previews) I think this is a bit much.

More and more I am seeing the pricing on books and all the other stuff and I can honestly say that there is no way I would have ever been able to afford to play RPGs back when I was 14. Even with the money I make now I can’t see spending that much money.

Is there anyone who agrees with me on this or am I just old and cheap?
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18th-Nov-2005 09:09 am (UTC)
Debatable about the more hours. Unlike model trains or fishing, role playing games involve more than one person so I would suspect the total time you get out of the books would be less not more... but that may be age group dependant too. Younger ages have more time to get together and play thus get more use out of products bought. You are correct in the mention of it being a hobby. It's a product classified as a luxury item and not a necessity... however, who says that people have to agree with the price that is put out? ^.~

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Debatable about the more hours. Unlike model trains or fishing, role playing games involve more than one person so I would suspect the total time you get out of the books would be less not more... but that may be age group dependant too. Younger ages have more time to get together and play thus get more use out of products bought. You are correct in the mention of it being a hobby. It's a product classified as a luxury item and not a necessity... however, who says that people have to agree with the price that is put out? ^.~

<<therefore 120$ for a 600 page book isnt a big deal>>
<<the market is targeted to people who are older 22-35, and these people can easily afford these books.>>

I would beg to differ as a college student, but then again, since I make up much of my own stuff (and most the gamers I knew graduated last year ^.^;) it doesn't really matter anyways. It -was- easier to get/buy stuff in high school. Now... hah. *chuckles* College owns my soooooooooul. >:p

I wouldn't say all of what people are paying for is creativity. I would love to see how much it costs for just the ink. XD Personaly, I wouldn't mind a few more b&w pics and a few less colored ones. Seeing the art is great and all, but for a few less bucks, I could deal with that.
18th-Nov-2005 09:11 am (UTC)
((Bah, ignore the error. It had a fit because I used the carrot symbols or whatever you call them. Sorry 'bout that. Xp ))
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