Random Esoteric Creature Generator

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Random Esoteric Creature Generator

Post by beermotor » Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:24 am

Hey are there any plans to reprint this as a hardback, like the Dungeon Alphabet? Although I read a review on Amazon that said he'd have preferred a digest-sized booklet (similar to CRAWL! ?). Just wondering. Was about to order a copy, but not particularly thrilled that it seems to be perfectbound instead of hardback. I'm tough on books. :-)

I should point out that I love the fact that DCC RPG, Dungeon Alphabet, and Random Esoteric Creature Generator potentially give me everything I need to go nuts. I haven't even looked at the latter two yet, so maybe they cover the same ground, but a Fantasy Milieu Approximator might be a final piece of the puzzle, kind of a RECG for worlds/environments/politics, a la Traveller's planetary stuff.

Having said that, what this means is, you've made Dwarf Fortress: the TableTop Game. (sort of.)

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Re: Random Esoteric Creature Generator

Post by GnomeBoy » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:07 am

My copy of the RECG by JER4 is just saddle stapled, not perfect bound.
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Kuruz, Mendicant, N • AC 8, 4 hp • R-1, F0, W0 • S9 A8 S9 P11 I16 L8
Zend, Grave Digger, L • AC 9, 3 hp • R-1, F0, W1 • S14 A6 S9 P13 I13 L6
Mercer, Outlaw, N • AC 12, 2 hp • R0, F-1, W1 • S7 A9 S6 P13 I8 L13
Dejah, Ropemaker, C • AC 10, 2 hp • R0, F1, W-1 • S8 A12 S15 P7 I11 L7

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Re: Random Esoteric Creature Generator

Post by beermotor » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:42 am

Maybe I am misusing publishing lingo. Always thought "perfectbound" meant softcover. ?

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Re: Random Esoteric Creature Generator

Post by Colin » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:34 am

It's a slim, 30-page volume that's saddle-stitched softcover. It's simply so thin that making it hardcover wouldn't work; the covers would be thicker than the contents. Basically, if you've got any of the DCC RPG modules so far, it's not much thicker than those if that gives you some idea.

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Re: Random Esoteric Creature Generator

Post by GnomeBoy » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:39 am

beermotor wrote:Maybe I am misusing publishing lingo. Always thought "perfectbound" meant softcover. ?
Perfectbound is a softcover that has a squared, glued binding -- avoiding those makes sense if you are tough on books like you mentioned...
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Kuruz, Mendicant, N • AC 8, 4 hp • R-1, F0, W0 • S9 A8 S9 P11 I16 L8
Zend, Grave Digger, L • AC 9, 3 hp • R-1, F0, W1 • S14 A6 S9 P13 I13 L6
Mercer, Outlaw, N • AC 12, 2 hp • R0, F-1, W1 • S7 A9 S6 P13 I8 L13
Dejah, Ropemaker, C • AC 10, 2 hp • R0, F1, W-1 • S8 A12 S15 P7 I11 L7

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Re: Random Esoteric Creature Generator

Post by reverenddak » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:58 am

I'd prefer a digest sized hardback myself! But I still love my RECG.

I would be totally interested in seeing an expanded reprint, like Dungeon Alphabet. It'd be much preferable to "another" manual of monsters.
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Re: Random Esoteric Creature Generator

Post by beermotor » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:52 pm

I just ordered a copy yesterday, if you reprint I'mma cry.
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