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CRPG BOOK RELEASED!

Discussion in 'The cRPG Player's Handbook' started by felipepepe, Feb 5, 2018.

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  1. ScrotumBroth Cipher Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
    I don't mind the cover, it's probably safer not to infringe on copyright.

    Although, if I could choose, it would probably be the one from Baldur's Gate with 90s desktop computer and swords and shields all around it. Funny, I can't Google it.
     
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  2. Grauken Incorrigible Mapmaker Patron

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    Sure, put the harbinger of decline on the cover
     
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    This one?
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    felipepepe Are you planning a new, updated version by any chance? And if yes, will there be a similar quality book version from it?
     
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  5. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    I want to do an updated version with some missing old games (SpellForce, Black Crypt, Adventure Construction Set, Elvira, etc), new releases from 2016-2019 and that distant dream of a hardware section about C64, Amiga, etc... but that's something for 2021.

    Would be cool to do another physical book then, but I don't know if the audience will be there for another release, and if we can bend the laws of physics to add like 50-70 more pages :P
     
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    Since it will be like a "Complete Edition", you can give it for free to everyone that has the normal edition :P :M
     
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  7. Jedi Master Radek Arcane

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    Just divide the book into volumes, what's the problem?
     
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  8. ScrotumBroth Cipher Patron

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    Yep, that's the one. Only I think my memory merged it together with this one.

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    But then again, these days every amateur artiste draws "retro" pics (and gets half of it wrong anyway), thus making it uncool. Bastards.
     
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    I think waiting at least 2 years before another physical release would be wise.

    It will give you time to collect new content and then re-release the upgraded version. Continue to sell the old version for sure.

    As for interest in this project, I would buy an upgraded version. I think you should add at least another 100 pages though.

    A lot of printing companies hate to make books larger than a few hundred pages, so you may need to raise the price a little bit and release the updated version as a set of volumes.
     
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    Pictures taken with shitty phone camera. But look what I got today:
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    It was wrapped around pretty nicely, so it arrived in perfect condition. It looks soooo good. And it smells good! :D Loving it.
     
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    I was checking the contributors section and I noticed the shout out to SuicideBunny in there. Miss that dude. RIP.
     
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    Got mine today. I hate to say this, but I hope that proofreading job wasn't expensive... There also seem to be a number of contributions by unlisted authors. In the 1975-79 section alone there are reviews from JY and SS, neither of which appears in the index. Who are these mysterious benefactors?

    Other than that bit of minor bitching, it's a terrific job. Massive kudos for donating the proceeds to charity. :salute:
     
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    I'm unlisted too (wrote the anvil of dawn piece) although I don't care too much
     
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    Yeah, the proofreading was done by the publisher and was lacking... almost all reviews mention this. And I fucked up some contributors. Added Zed and fixed almost all in the last PDF, but still missed two: JY is Jeff Yeutter, SS is Stew Shearer. :/

    BTW, nothing confirmed but I got an offer to officially release the book in China. Same deal as the Bitmap Books one: limited edition, all royalties go to charity, after contract ends/book sells out we make the translated book available for free as a PDF. Not sure I'll do it, but seems like a good deal.
     
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    Personally, I'd like to see an ebook version of the CRPG manual with optional DLC upgrades and an online store with bonus content available.
     
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    I'm light-years ahead of EA: you have to pay me to make a DLC store.
     
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    So, RPG Watch wrote a review.
    https://www.rpgwatch.com/show/article?articleid=478

     
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    Ey felipepe, I visited bitmapbooks web some weeks ago and the collector's edition option was out of stock, but seems to be in stock again. Was that collector's edition modified or fixed or it's the old one?
     
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    Just bought the collectors edition!
     
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    Sadly it's still the same, I can't change anything for now. This will be the last print with this version. If we ever do another, it will be years from now, with 2016-2019 games added.
     
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    #me too!

    Ah, no problem, I just wanted to know if I should wait for an upcoming upgraded edition.

    But the best option is to share the same first edition that any other prestigious codexbro, obviously :salute:
     
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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
    Was it really necessary to mention Beamdog though?
     
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    The CE just arrived - beautiful!
    felipepepe I salute you and all contributors for this magnificent work! A real monument to CRPG and video game history, I can't even imagine how many hours went into this. A true project of passion and it shows, great job :salute:
     
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    Mine arrived some days ago also. It's brilliant, congratulations to felipepepe and all collaborators:

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