Wednesday, May 05, 2010

PDF's From Your FLGS, PDF's as Pre-Orders: Is This The Future?

It sure feels like I'm living in the future right now. In the last week, I have acquired four RPG PDF's at no cost above and beyond the initial cost of the book they are electronic versions of.

Two of them are because we pre-ordered The Dresden Files Roleplaying Game. Evil Hat made these available to all preorders through their web store. If you haven't read the books, by the way, you should. At least the first few.

A similar situation happened with the new Delta Green book, Targets of Opportunity. As I was one of the original pre-orders, I now have a pre-release PDF file for the game.

This, by the way, is really awesome. I know have two new games that I like a great deal, and they won't be available in-store for another four months.

I also got a PDF copy of Spirit of the Century from Evil Hat's Brick and Mortar PDF Guarantee. If more publishers had similar deals, I'd order more books. It's that simple.

And it makes me feel like I'm living in the future. I just put the .PDF onto my Kindle DX, and I'm four months ahead of the rest of the world.

Now if only I could get Houses of the Blooded to render correctly. Maybe once that update hits.

The future: It's a scary place. But I think I like it.

UDPATE: In between the time I wrote the post and the time Blogger published it for me, Fred Hicks posted about Evil Hat's Brick & Mortar PDF program and how it works for pre-orders.

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