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Old November 19th, 2004, 03:10 PM
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Casey,

I, too, would purchase a T20 pdf, were it available.

I realize it's OT, but I thought I'd second that, in case TPTB might be reading.

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I'd buy the T20 PDF...

I discovered during the playtest that I actually prefer to use PDF's... I'm far less worried about damage (I can replace damaged pages), and for things i use seldom, can reduce the page count to half or fourth by using print drivers to shrink. Also, I can extract the tables pages easier. And, as I did with Arrowflight, I can pul certain pages raw data out for making a GM screen that's laid out really well for me.
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I'd also probably buy a T20 PDF if one were available. I much prefer to read on paper, but a PDF would make my life easier for running the PBEM since I wouldn't be lugging the book back and forth between home and work.

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Originally posted by Casey:


While it might take you a little while all the MT books on DTRPG are available on ebay, Titan Games, and other places fairly regularly. Nor does DTRPG have any DGP MT books for example. <shrugs> But I've got a touch of bibliophile though not a true completist.

As always, YMMV and HTH.
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I have been considering this, and, since Mark has commited to the traveller reprints I decided to buy the new materials instead of buying used.
If Mark is going to keep on producing new material, he needs to see a income.

I guess what I really want to get across to Mark is that the production he puts into any new pdf's does not have to be the same as he would put into a modern print rpg. In fact, if he put the entire T5 stuff he has into a simple text layout - say like the origional LBB's, I know I would buy.

As for the current MT stuff, although the scans of the pages are sort of nice, I would rather the OCR'd text be edited and corrected with errata and put on the cd in a plain and simple format.

The extra labour would incur extra costs. I would be willing to pay extra for that.

I have bought the T20 rules, and although our gaming group has each borrowed it, no one is interested in playing it.
TNE was purchased and used as a gaming setting, but with MT rules, while gurps traveller was good to get a couple of new players who played gurps into playing Traveller.

I am going to buy the MT CDrom when it is released. I am going to buy T5 when it is released.
If T5 uses the roll under task system, I personally will continue to use MT's task system and BITS "at close quarters" for combat.

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Add me to the list of people who would buy T20 as a pdf.
I also agree with Casey that the QLI print products should continue to be available as pdf's.
I don't know how much that would affect sales of the print products though?
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Whoohoo! Can't wait to get a e-copy of MT and add in my house rules!

My credit card is burning a hole in my pocket; hope it comes out in time for Christmas.
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I know, I must be crazy, but, I have bought all the MT pdf's from DriveThru.
My biggest problem is that the DRM on the files prevent me from using linux (I had to buy a laptop to run windows so that I could view the pdf's)
Dalton,

I hope you realize that by buying them you have now given DriveThru one more reason to not stop producing the opressive DRM pdf's. And you have in fact made it even harder for yourself to use an alternative operating system. It's called voting with your dollar.

Me, I wouldn't touch a DRM PDF by a 11' pole.
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I hope you realize that by buying them you have now given DriveThru one more reason to not stop producing the opressive DRM pdf's. And you have in fact made it even harder for yourself to use an alternative operating system. It's called voting with your dollar.

Me, I wouldn't touch a DRM PDF by a 11' pole.
I fought with this aspect of the DRM issue for a while. I was curious why Marc went with DriveThru vs rpgnow. I finally decided that I wanted the files and if I have to deal with the POS that is DRM, I will do so, in the hopes that eventually Acrobat 6 will be released on Linux.

But, be assured, the people at Adobe know my opinion.....I have a tendancy to be very vocal with vendors, especially since I am the purchasing agent for a long distance phone company.

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I was curious why Marc went with DriveThru vs rpgnow.
Elsewhere on CotI Hunter posted to the effect that DTRPG would scan the books in if they were provided. It wasn't for the DRM.

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I hope you realize that by buying them you have now given DriveThru one more reason to not stop producing the opressive DRM pdf's. And you have in fact made it even harder for yourself to use an alternative operating system. It's called voting with your dollar.

Me, I wouldn't touch a DRM PDF by a 11' pole.
I'm torn myself. I want them in PDF. I want to support the electronic aspects (I buy lots of online PDFs). I just *really* *really* don't want to support THIS particular electronic nightmare. Where else can I buy a book and then have the company that makes the reader go belly up so I can't read it and where every time I want to view it, I need to activate it? Yeehaw, no thank you very much.

I have bought a pile of PDFs, but I have avoided this whole "tied to a particular DRM and platform" nightmare. I hope to god when they put out the PDF version of MT that they do NOT NOT NOT tie it to this awful DRM.

So, I have to say I'm terribly conflicted.

I just wish they'd see fit to ABANDON this platform-limited DRM format. Without having open standards, you have no forward portability for your product. 20 years from now, how will I open these files? If I had the book, that would be easy. If it was an open-source project, someone would still be keeping it alive. But as it is... argh... no thank you.

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