alright, so i think we, loyal goodman gamers, can create a work around here.
1. all of us with participating local gaming stores try to get our hands on a copy.
1a. those of us without local stores, or whose local stores aren't participating, or whose local stores aren't friendly, stay home. no point in rewarding stores that can't see the point of this brick&mortar promotion.
2. we exchange snail mail addresses via private messages here on the forum.
3. someone with a copy, photocopies it for everyone else, and mails out copies. the person getting the copy is responsible for postage and any photocopy costs that might be incurred.
in summary, i think it is important that we support the goal behind free rpg day, but at the same time that shouldn't mean punishing us, the gamers. i think we are a small enough, dedicated enough group to get this done fairly efficiently. maybe we'll be able to get additional copies at gen con (like last year) but that is still a ways off.
Agree 100% with the sentiment, but I expect that the idea will Joseph and the rest of the Goodman Gang kittens.
Punjar : The Tarnished Jewel will be a copyrighted documnet and photocopyiong it for anything other than personal use will be illegal. Even discussing the possibility on these forums is a bit of a kick in the teeth to the company.
I suggest we all try to pick up as many multiple physical copies as we can and on the 22nd Jun, post as to how many spares we are willing to send out to other forum regulars. Those without can PM those with spare and with a little luck we all end up with at least one copy.
Failing that, we all start badgering Joe to change his mind on the PDF decision.