I've bought two hardback rulebooks, the second (limited edition) mostly because I wanted DCC 66.5 Doom of the Savage Kings. But the books aren't easily scanned due to their size, so I've had to scum the occasional PDF page from forum-mates willing to pass it along. Is this really copyright infringement? Am I taking money out of GG's pocket? Ehh... I don't really think so. I mean, I own the books, 2 of them even. I'll probably pick up another at some point, just to have an extra for the table. But anyway I look at it as somebody's just kind enough to save me the hassle of scanning in the pages I wanted printed out.
For modules, I only buy PDFs (don't yet own and physical modules except 66.5), because I like to print them out and arrange maps adjacent to the areas in a 3-ring binder, write notes in the margins, replace text sometimes, etc. Been thinking about breaking down and dropping $27 on the PDF of the rulebook, though, just to be able to print spell pages and stuff as needed. It seems kind of like a waste though. I dunno.
Didn't somebody talk about a subscription model at some point? That'd probably be nice!
Hamun Ry (Wiz 4)
Str 10 Agi 15 (+1) Sta 11 Per 11 Int 17 (+2) Luc 10 (Unholy House). Align: C. AC: 14. HP: 13. Melee +1, Ranged +2. Crit: d8, I. Save: Ref +5, Fort +3, Will +4.
Spells: 1: Choking Cloud, Comprehend Languages, Detect Magic (odd crystal growths), Magic Missile (mirror images), Runic Alphabet (Mortal) (ravenously hungry), Ventriloquism (rain of frogs)
2: Detect Invisible, Levitate (extremely difficult, d14), Mirror Image (20% chance to raise/lower luck by 1d3 points).
Equip: Ring of the Sand Djinn: +2 AC/saves, Invisibility for 1min/spellburn point, or unmake for great, unknown effect. Padded Armor, Longsword, Longbow, quiver w/20 steel-tipped arrows, 10 silver-tipped arrows, backpack, spellbook, quill and ink, sturdy parchment (10 sheets), 5 days rations, high leather boots, belt w/ belt pouch, gray robe, dark gray hooded cloak. Also carries 3 small mechanical toys: wind-up mouse, wooden puzzle cube, small jewelry box that plays a little tune.