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FREE RPG DAY!

Post by Warduke » Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:44 pm

.....is less than 10 days away.

an adventure in the best selling line of adventures, given away for free?

um. yes, please. plus all the other potential cool give aways. seems like goodman games and the wilderlands folks are the only one stepping up to the plate hard. where, oh where will i put tell qa in my dcc world? :twisted:

southern province, it is!

i can hardly wait!!!
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Post by James Mishler » Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:23 pm

Heya Warduke!

Glad to hear you are eager to pick up Tell Qa!

As to the placement of Tell Qa in the Known Realms, I've not had a chance to consider it overly much, being busy with some other projects.

Southern Province might work well. After all, Tell Qa is a mostly Chaotic Good town in a mostly Lawful Evil empire, and that fits (though Southern Province seems to lean a bit more toward Neutral Evil).

Later this week I'll give some thought as to conversions of cultures, deities, and other various elements to make them fit the Known Realms.

Bear with me, as it's going to be a busy week... I have to get ready for my Free RPG Day Castles & Crusades demos (at Chimera Hobbies in Appleton, Wisconsin), work on my Known Realms C&C campaign, get a magazine done at the office, and get a lot of work done on "Special Secret Project XXXI."

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Post by bobrunnicles » Sat Jun 16, 2007 9:09 pm

Will there be any way to get hold of these modules outside of going to a store on the list on the day in question? Like, say, paying for them?

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Post by goodmangames » Sun Jun 17, 2007 6:13 am

Well, the principle behind Free RPG Day is to get people into game stores. I've already had several fans comment that after looking at the list of participating stores ( http://www.freerpgday.com/stores.htm ), they found local stores they didn't know about. That's what this event is all about. And that's why I (and many other publishers) are giving away thousands of modules! So if you have the choice, please patronize your local retailer on Free RPG Day.
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Post by Mark_Gedak » Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:05 pm

What if you are a poor Canadian, or a member from any other country, that is not participating in Free Rpg Day?

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Post by goodmangames » Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:23 pm

There's good news for poor Brits -- one of our distribution partners is arranging a Free RPG Day in the UK about a month after the USA version. But for poor Canadians, I'm afraid we don't have a solution for this year. Next year we expect to have the event available everywhere. This year... well, can anyone from the boards help this poor Canadian by grabbing an extra copy on Free RPG Day?
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Post by WereSteve » Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:47 pm

So if you have the choice, please patronize your local retailer on Free RPG Day.

Normally I would ... but ... considering the lack of participation by the major game stores in my area ... guess I won't be.

Of course considering Free Game Day happens to conflict with regularly scheduled Warhammer at one store ... didn't figure they would put out the Warhammer crowd. As for the other store ... at the rate they are going I wouldn't be surprised if they are out of business by the end of the year.

Of the stores that are participating ... both are a tad on the small side and don't have much room for groups, etc.

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Post by trancejeremy » Sun Jun 17, 2007 10:41 pm

If nothing else, I hope you consider at least including a copy of the free DCC in the Castle Whiterock boxed set, since otherwise some might feel they aren't getting a complete "Whiterock".

I realize the Free RPG is meant to be a good thing, but I do think it runs the risk of being divisive, since not many people actually have FLGSs, or ones that are participating. So rather than driving traffic to the non-existant (for them) FLGS, you are alienating loyal customers who use online stores or even something like a chain bookstore (which almost certainly would never participate in something like this).

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Post by Warduke » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:30 am

goodmangames wrote:This year... well, can anyone from the boards help this poor Canadian by grabbing an extra copy on Free RPG Day?
our dark master commands, and the masses must answer! if i can get two copies i'll send one to gedak.

mark, i'll let you know after this saturday if i, or my group managed to get an extra copy. from everything the owner has told me about playing sinister secret at gama, it sounds like it should be a really, really fun adventure.

and if i don't manage to get a copy ................ we'll it is hard to complain about not getting something that is free, right? especially since the other option is "no free stuff."

given the choice, i prefer free stuff. :) :) :)

funny how by releasing a free dcc results in a dcc that can't be bought. damn you, goodman, for subverting the all mighty dollar! :wink:
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Post by bobrunnicles » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:40 am

Since I am currently sans job (not my decision!), the free rpg day sounds like an awesome idea EXCEPT the only 'flgs' to me on this list is over 50 miles away and an hour and a half each way - which with no money and gas prices the way they are will make it tough to get down there! Hence my initial question :)

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Post by Warduke » Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:15 pm

bob, unless goodman threatens to sue me, maybe i can send you a photocopy?

hahahahahah ........... i make a lot of plans for someone who hasn't seen a copy of sinister secret yet. remind me to poke my FLGS owner in the eye for getting me hooked on these damn dccs
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Post by guslandt » Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:01 am

I got mine!! 8)
A good friend of mine owns a participating game store, and he hooked my up with my copy last night. So far, it's a sweet module!

And I want to add my voice to others saying this really must be made available in some format somehow by the time the Whiterock boxed set comes out. it would suck to have someone drop $100 on a huge boxed set, then feel they are missing out on part of the adventure!

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Post by Warduke » Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:59 am

envy envy envy envy envy envy envy
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Post by timemrick » Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:32 am

One solution may be to borrow an idea from Green Ronin, who had to work around their printer being unable to provide their Free RPG Day offering on time: They are making the PDF of that adventure (as well as PDFs of a couple other introductory titles from other lines) available for free for 24 hours on their online store. After Free RPG Day, the adventure will be available there in both print and PDF for a measly $2.95.
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Post by Warduke » Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:40 am

guslandt wrote:I got mine!! 8)
A good friend of mine owns a participating game store, and he hooked my up with my copy last night. So far, it's a sweet module!
you have to hook us up with some details. please?
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Post by ChristinaStiles » Fri Jun 22, 2007 5:43 pm

timemrick wrote:One solution may be to borrow an idea from Green Ronin, who had to work around their printer being unable to provide their Free RPG Day offering on time: They are making the PDF of that adventure (as well as PDFs of a couple other introductory titles from other lines) available for free for 24 hours on their online store. After Free RPG Day, the adventure will be available there in both print and PDF for a measly $2.95.
That's an excellent idea!
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Post by bobrunnicles » Sat Jun 23, 2007 7:44 am

ChristinaStiles wrote:
timemrick wrote:One solution may be to borrow an idea from Green Ronin, who had to work around their printer being unable to provide their Free RPG Day offering on time: They are making the PDF of that adventure (as well as PDFs of a couple other introductory titles from other lines) available for free for 24 hours on their online store. After Free RPG Day, the adventure will be available there in both print and PDF for a measly $2.95.
That's an excellent idea!
It certainly is!!! I'd be *more* than happy to throw down some cash to own a copy since I don't think there's any way I can get to a store giving them away.

Here's a thought - why not throw it in with the Whiterock boxed set? That way it's still 'free' but only the folks that want Whiterock in the first place would get it.

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Post by Warduke » Sat Jun 23, 2007 8:48 am

it would add to the value of the box set, which would be cool.

wonder how much free stuff goodman has to give away before we let him off the hook. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

ever wonder why he's the only one doing 3 free modules? probably because publishing adventures ain't cheap and goodman is the only one throwing down.

the ballad of free pie day:
(sung to some tune)
i baked a pie to give away,
anyone want it? take it today

the pie is for free
but it sure cost me

now the pie is gone
i'm sorry you despise
no i won't bake another
100,000,000 damn pies.

that pie was for free
but it sure cost me

that pie was for free
but it sure cost me
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Post by ChristinaStiles » Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:13 pm

bobrunnicles wrote: It certainly is!!! I'd be *more* than happy to throw down some cash to own a copy since I don't think there's any way I can get to a store giving them away.

Here's a thought - why not throw it in with the Whiterock boxed set? That way it's still 'free' but only the folks that want Whiterock in the first place would get it.
I managed to get a few extra copies, as the RPG Free Day was NOT hopping at the store I sat at for four hours today to help giveaway games. We advertised locally, so I don't know what the deal was. Gamers in my area are an odd bunch. I'll have to find out how it went at the other nearby store.

The people who came up to the table looked interested at first, and then they said they used to game but didn't have time for it anymore. I kept telling them it was free and to take that as an opportunity to get back into the hobby, but no deal.
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Post by ChristinaStiles » Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:44 pm

Also, Noble Knight is participating in the Free RPG Day, and they are willing to send with online orders. Info here:

http://www.nobleknight.com/blog.asp#b51
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Post by Ogrepuppy » Sat Jun 23, 2007 1:32 pm

bobrunnicles wrote:It certainly is!!! I'd be *more* than happy to throw down some cash to own a copy since I don't think there's any way I can get to a store giving them away.
Me too, and I'd be happy to give up some $$ to receive a copy.
bobrunnicles wrote:Here's a thought - why not throw it in with the Whiterock boxed set? That way it's still 'free' but only the folks that want Whiterock in the first place would get it.
Also a great idea, as I plan to get the boxed set.

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Post by bobrunnicles » Sat Jun 23, 2007 1:54 pm

ChristinaStiles wrote:I managed to get a few extra copies.....
So, Christina (may I call you Christina?) - have I mentioned yet today how wonderful your hair looks? It goes so well with that outfit too.


What?

:) :) :)

P.S. If I'd been in the same area as your store, I would have absolutely picked up a copy....and probably the WFF module too. People are strange.

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Post by ChristinaStiles » Sat Jun 23, 2007 2:37 pm

So, Christina (may I call you Christina?) - have I mentioned yet today how wonderful your hair looks? It goes so well with that outfit too.

What?

:) :) :)
Lol!

You think that's enough flattery? I didn't read anything about how wonderful I am, etc. :D

P.S. If I'd been in the same area as your store, I would have absolutely picked up a copy....and probably the WFF module too. People are strange.
I may have an extra one of those, too.

Now, you were saying...
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Post by bobrunnicles » Sat Jun 23, 2007 2:57 pm

ChristinaStiles wrote:
bobrunnicles wrote:So, Christina (may I call you Christina?) - have I mentioned yet today how wonderful your hair looks? It goes so well with that outfit too.


What?

:) :) :)
Lol!

You think that's enough flattery? I didn't read anything about how wonderful I am, etc. :D
That's because I didn't have the space in one of these posts to even begin to encompass your sheer wonderfulness, awesomeness, and all round magnanimousness. Someone as warm hearted and good natured and gosh darn thoughtful as yourself deserves more than can be put into mere words.

How am I doing? I can't go too mad in case my wife reads this :)

P.S. If I'd been in the same area as your store, I would have absolutely picked up a copy....and probably the WFF module too. People are strange.
I may have an extra one of those, too.

Now, you were saying...
Um, yes, let's see - where was I?

Ahem. I am astounded and in awe of your total, nay, legendary greatness, the magnitude of which threatens to overwhelm the harsh nature of the universe and bring peace and prosperity to the entire cosmos. I can only grovel in abject admiration at your perfect feet and prostrate myself before your unmeasurable goodness and pathetically beg for your world-renowned goodwill.

Please Miss - can I have a module? I promise I will love it and cherish it for always....oh, and play it too, I will I will I will.

Bob

:D :D :D

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Post by ChristinaStiles » Sat Jun 23, 2007 3:23 pm

I am astounded and in awe of your total, nay, legendary greatness, the magnitude of which threatens to overwhelm the harsh nature of the universe and bring peace and prosperity to the entire cosmos. I can only grovel in abject admiration at your perfect feet and prostrate myself before your unmeasurable goodness and pathetically beg for your world-renowned goodwill.
Finally! Someone who understands me. :lol:
Please Miss - can I have a module? I promise I will love it and cherish it for always....oh, and play it too, I will I will I will.

Bob

:D :D :D
Aww...now how can I refuse such a request?

For my one magnanimous gesture for today, I'll grant your request. Drop me a line at christina at misfit-studios dot com.

Christina
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