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Posted By: Mike HolmesRPG gamers complain about the cost of RPGs... and I just can't fathom it.
Posted By: komradebobRule book lengths. I can't usually say enough bad things about this one. Half my interest in the games I'm trying out recently has to do with their vastly smaller page count compared to the average mainstream rpg.
Posted By: jenskotSeveral of the people I spoke to who are college students...
Posted By: jenskotFor me, I don't think RPGs are expensive when:- I intend to play the game- I know the person who wrote it and I want to support them
Posted By: joepubMiniatures games, if you count em.This is my second time around with Warhammer games. I went into it knowing I'd spend $200+ to have a small (400pt) army.I spent like $360.
Posted By: Graham WThis thread is making me a little irritated. My calm, thought-out response is:The statements "Indie RPGs are cheap" and "Indie RPGs are expensive" are rhetoric.They are cheap if you compare them in one way. They are expensive if you compare them in another way.Graham
Posted By: asdfffPosted By: joepubMiniatures games, if you count em.This is my second time around with Warhammer games. I went into it knowing I'd spend $200+ to have a small (400pt) army.I spent like $360.
Posted By: fnord3125And once again the value of E-Prime is demonstrated.Saying the "are" something is truly meaningless...
Posted By: fnord3125I never said I had mastered it, Brad. In fact, the first time I brought it up, I pointed out that I was a long, long away from completely removing "to be" from my vocabulary. The fact that I haven't mastered it in no shows that it is less valuable.
Posted By: AnemoneThe conversation is slowly moving around the core concept (like a cat moving around a frightened mouse) that we all make purchases with an idea of value that is context-dependent, but assumes that for a given purchase, we want a certain value in return....The question can then become, what do people who buy this book typically value in it? Among those who bought it, did people find they had obtained the value they were looking for? And if not, why? This can help target the sales and marketing of the book, and perhaps even the design of future editions or revisions.
Levelled against books in other genres? FUCK YES.
I consistently get more value for my money, in terms of cost/fun ratio and in terms of cost/production value ratio, from cookbooks than RPGs. Cookbooks are not even remotely inexpensive! But I have yet to see something as expressive, as crafted, as successful in the RPG arena as, say, How to be a Domestic Goddess or Arabesque are in cookbookland.