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Started by Ron Edwards, August 14, 2002, 10:45:02 AM
Quote from: Ron EdwardsHi Matt,Um, I advise caution.I agree that the "next commercial step" is called for, for Dust Devils. But slamming it into the stores? Remember, retailers give Not One Rat's Ass for reviews, not even Ken's. Sorcerer got raves from Ken, including the Outie Award last year, and retailers were still saying, "Never heard of it," at GTS the following spring.
Quote from: Ron EdwardsDust Devils has a lot, lot of potential for success, but I'm very worried that people are going to forget the quantum leap in production costs and promotion that's necessary even to get into the stores, let alone receive the necessary in-store attention that gets the game sold. I'd especially like to see it be a financial success at each step, and not leapin' all the way to the print step.
Quote from: Ron EdwardsPlus, this is a historic moment: Ken is plugging an on-line electronic product. That's a big deal! He's a print-only, print-is-it guy. The primary benefit of his interest in the game is in legitimizing the PDF medium to people who care about quality in role-playing. That's a strength - to move to print at this point would be stepping past using that strength.
Quote from: Mike HolmesI think Ron is suggesting selling the PDF, Matt.Mike
Quote from: Matt SnyderSo, rather than throw down another $100, $200 or more to print out more copies, selling the PDF may be just the ticket to keeping Dust Devils available and visible while I work toward the "real deal" in print.
Quote from: jburnekoIf for nothing else other than to offer encouragement I'd like to point out that you have at least one .pdf customer right here. I was very disappointed when I went to your site the other day and discovered the playtest .pdf gone and what looked like no plans to be offering a .pdf sale anytime soon.In about three weeks time I'm throwing in the towel on my Werewolf game and switching games with my Weekend Group. This time I'm offering a MUCH narrower range of choices (all Forge games). I'd REALLY like to have Dust Devils on the table as an option.Just showing my support.Jesse
Quote from: Ron EdwardsHi Matt,So we're cool, then?I'll get an essay started - not a rant - on the concerns that the "Have game, considering a book" publisher needs to consider most urgently.Best,Ron