Tagged: RPG publishing

Experiences Publishing Free Games on DriveThruRPG/RPGNow?

Experiences Publishing Free Games on DriveThruRPG/RPGNow?

I’ve been asked why my Microlite74, Microlite78, and Microlite81 games are not available on DriveThruRPG/RPGNet. I was under the impression that OBS (the parent company of those sites) frowned on people who only made free games putting them on their sites. I also thought that they required their PDFs to be formated very...

Free RPGs Are Hurting Professional RPGs!? — A Randall Rant

Free RPGs Are Hurting Professional RPGs!? — A Randall Rant

Now, the community has money to spend, but due to a race-to-the-bottom in terms of pricing, and an influx of fanbois who will happily write for free (And devalue the work of everyone else while they’re at it), they’re unwilling to spend what their books are actually worth. Sure, a kickstarter will make...

“Professional” RPG Layout and Design? Just Say No!

“Professional” RPG Layout and Design? Just Say No!

Many RPG fans claim they want professional layout and design in their RPG books. Unfortunately the games I see many people who say this pointing to as example of what an professionally designed RPG book should look like, strike me as something that belongs in an coffee table art book that is striving...

Converting RPG PDFs to ebook Formats for Free

Converting RPG PDFs to ebook Formats for Free

I’ve downloaded several dozen RPG PDFs over the last year — some for free and some for money. I’ve always wanted to be able to read them on my Nook. However, reading standard-sized PDFs on a Nook is an awful experience. It’s even worse if the PDF has multiple columns. I’ve tried programs...

Why Old School Gaming Needs New Players

Why Old School Gaming Needs New Players

Earlier this week I was asked what type of new old school adventure modules would interest me enough to part with what little money I have that doesn’t go to basic survival or paying off the huge cancer bills. I looked at the boxes of modules from TSR, Judges Guild, Mayfair Games, etc....

Swords & Wizardry Coming Soon to a Game Store Near You!

Swords & Wizardry Coming Soon to a Game Store Near You!

Matt Finch has announced that Swords & Wizardry will now be published by Black Blade Publishing. This should get Swords & Wizardry into game stores. The S&W PDF will still be free.  Here’s the press release. Black Blade Publishing to become Exclusive Publisher of the Swords & Wizardry Core Rules and Knockspell Magazine...

Why is the Fair Market Value of Tabletop RPG Products So Low?

Why is the Fair Market Value of Tabletop RPG Products So Low?

James Mishler recently devoted a long blog post (The Doom of RPGs: The Rambling) to basically berating gamers because they are not willing to pay the (higher) prices he thinks RPG materials should sell for. He seems to believe the prices are artificially low because gamers are cheap and refuse to pay what...