Seer of Yhog wrote:
karameikos wrote:Seriously, though, it's you guys who are doing the work. I'm just a pain-in-the-ass standing behind you and cracking the whip while shouting "MORE BOOKS! NOW! FASTER!"
Sounds like a line from a bad porno (but when are they not?) set in a library. ("Wanna check out my *CHKA-wow-wow* card catalogue?")
Seriously, karameikos, you single-handedly kick-started my work on Selhomarr.
Well I don't even know what to say to that. Although it's off-topic, here's the reason for the requests:
I'm in the process of binding a whole slew of older titles, including a heap of PDF's that I bought when TSR first started releasing them. You want a real cause for envy? Take one look at the OCR quality on the TSR ESD's of the FR (AD&D 1st Edition FR gazetteers) and compare it to the half-assed scans that they were cranking out when they finally got around to the GAZ series.
But anyway, among the many titles are the major "fan GAZ's." I already had a 2-binder set of the GAZ-F series. Already had a binder with the complete VOTPA printouts (I will NEVER regret buying the Dragon Magazine CD Archive when it first came out!), and already had my old printouts of the Shadow Elves ASC files and the Savage Coast RTF files from 1995/1996 in binders. But I didn't have the various "miscellaneous fan gazetteers" that weren't part of a specific series (contra the GAZ-F's).
So I've had your Cynidicea, Davania, Selhomarr, etc. books ready to go for a long time but never got around to binding them. And now that I was going to, I thought wouldn't it make sense to ask for the most current versions from the authors themselves?
That said, I am not looking forward to doing the AC 1018 Almanac, which will probably require 4 binders to do. Whose brilliant idea was it to format that PDF in such a way (and with the old gothic font) as to span 1367 pages?
I'm not doing it particularly efficiently; my method is 3-ring binders with page protectors containing the material (one binder will hold the entire Savage Coast campaign book, Orc's Head supplement, and SC Monstrous Compendium Appendix, or will hold the entire VOTPA & Known World Grimoire series). But the reasoning is that a lot of the official PDF's bleed almost flush to the page edge, which makes actually hole-punching them ineffective. And doing them with combs inhibits ever expanding them (with color map printouts, for examples) in the future. So I'm going to have a bookcase full of binders.
That said, in the past, I've found it extremely useful to have adventures in this format. The pages are safe, I never have to worry about spilled soda or pizza stains, and if anything goes wrong, I can just print out the ruined page again.