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Re: NEW RELEASE: House Arano: The Aurigan Coalition
« Reply #120 on: Today at 09:19:58 »
I don't recall anything saying they want to try going PoD only. Similarly, I've heard nothing that says future PoD products will be PoD only.

We know this:

1: House Arano is CGL's test for the PoD process.

2: House Arano is PoD only.

3: If this goes well, future products may also be PoD.

I don't recall seeing anything that said the products from #3 would only be PoD.

You can get it as a PDF, it is available as PDF only at Drive Thru RPG

As per Adrian Gideon, it should be up on the CGL store.
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Re: NEW RELEASE: House Arano: The Aurigan Coalition
« Reply #121 on: Today at 09:25:46 »
I was leaving that out for brevity, because we were specifically talking about the physical copy release.

But you are correct. Lest I become guilty of the same rumor-sourcing I rail against, I'll go back and edit my post.
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Re: NEW RELEASE: House Arano: The Aurigan Coalition
« Reply #122 on: Today at 09:53:16 »
as far as I've gathered, CGL is considering switching to PoD completely and is using House Arano as a test balloon.

Gathered...from where? Genuinely asking, in case there's another source of rumors I need to hunt down.

To be clear: I have heard absolutely no plans to cease the distribution of print sourcebooks through traditional channels. AS:CE will be on shelves, for instance.

The lack of print books on shelves would not be a growth indicator for the line. POD is another tool in the toolbox, which (in my view only) is probably best used to get OOP books back in circulation, and to enable the print availability of books which otherwise would never get a run.

That's what House Arano is a test balloon for - not a total switch-over to POD for everything, but whether a product which otherwise never would have been available in print could sustain its own existence via POD. I'll leave it to others to drop the "Mission Accomplished" banner, but its days-long run near the top of the DTRPG best sellers list should give you some sense of its success.
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Re: NEW RELEASE: House Arano: The Aurigan Coalition
« Reply #123 on: Today at 10:23:10 »
What's the difference? PoD is the general print release venue for this product.

The difference is where I buy the product.  My default purchasing preference is ordering from the local comic book store.  If the only printed version of this product is PoD, that's obviously not an option.

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Re: NEW RELEASE: House Arano: The Aurigan Coalition
« Reply #124 on: Today at 10:36:29 »
The lack of print books on shelves would not be a growth indicator for the line. POD is another tool in the toolbox, which (in my view only) is probably best used to get OOP books back in circulation, and to enable the print availability of books which otherwise would never get a run.

Taking advantage of the long tail idea of sales? Makes sense to me. I've seen several people looking for OOP books and complaining about the prices here on the forum. Selling those as PoD would put more coin in CGL's pockets and make happy customers.

That's what House Arano is a test balloon for - not a total switch-over to POD for everything, but whether a product which otherwise never would have been available in print could sustain its own existence via POD. I'll leave it to others to drop the "Mission Accomplished" banner, but its days-long run near the top of the DTRPG best sellers list should give you some sense of its success.

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Re: NEW RELEASE: House Arano: The Aurigan Coalition
« Reply #125 on: Today at 11:03:37 »
Taking advantage of the long tail idea of sales? Makes sense to me. I've seen several people looking for OOP books and complaining about the prices here on the forum. Selling those as PoD would put more coin in CGL's pockets and make happy customers.

Yes, although not to be more of a wet blanket, getting those out is not the reverse-slam-dunk that I've seen many people assuming that it is. There's more to it than just uploading a PDF to DTRPG and then profiting.

And I've said this around here before, but if I have any say, I'd want there to be a thoughtful, coherent plan for rolling out more POD. Not whipping random pasta against the wall, nor making the customers take a drink from the firehose.

(And I've murdered enough metaphors for today.)
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Re: NEW RELEASE: House Arano: The Aurigan Coalition
« Reply #126 on: Today at 11:07:59 »
Gathered...from where? Genuinely asking, in case there's another source of rumors I need to hunt down.
Oh, ok. I can't really point to a specific post. Looks like I read things into your announcements that weren't really there. Sorry for that; I'll go and correct my posting above.

Personally, as long as I can get physical books, I'll be happy and I don't care if they're regular print runs or PDF.
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Re: NEW RELEASE: House Arano: The Aurigan Coalition
« Reply #127 on: Today at 11:17:43 »
I think the judicious use of a bombing or artillery metaphor would have been apt-  We're not just chucking PoDs around to see if we hit your battleship- or Its not like CGL is a fleet of B-17s raining PoDs down on you.

Rumor-  Since the House Arano book is in the style of the old House books, its a trial run to getting those long OOP books back out!  You heard it here first!
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Re: NEW RELEASE: House Arano: The Aurigan Coalition
« Reply #128 on: Today at 14:48:25 »
They’ll look great with half the art blanked out

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Re: NEW RELEASE: House Arano: The Aurigan Coalition
« Reply #129 on: Today at 14:51:35 »
You just make a black square and write things like 'redacted' 'top secret' 'Chancellor/Coordinator's Eyes Only!' on the black spaces.
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Re: NEW RELEASE: House Arano: The Aurigan Coalition
« Reply #130 on: Today at 14:58:57 »
They should recreate the same awkward stock unseen art with the classics for maximum stylistic dissonance

 

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