17 February 2011

C&C Castle Keepers Guide No Longer Vapourware

First promised in 2005 (or was it 2006?), the Castle Keepers Guide [sic] for Troll Lord Games' Castles & Crusades RPG is now finally available. 'Only' 31.99 USD in PDF. (31.99 for a PDF? Seriously?!?)

Davis Chenault, Stephen Chenault, and Casey Christofferson all seem like very decent fellows, based on my past internet interactions with them. And I had some very good times with C&C several years ago. I wish them well with C&C and the CKG.

But for me, at least, this book is 5 years too late.

6 comments:

  1. It's like they said "what would be a decent price for a PDF? Ok, now add $30 to that."

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  2. But it's marked down from $39.99. That's like 20% off, so it's a bargain right?

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  3. Part of me wants to finish my C&C collection and $40 for a hardback isn't bad but...

    Given TLG first printing issues (right up there with Mongoose) and, as you said, being too late (closer to 3-4 for me but the point remains) I doubt it'll top my list.

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  4. I have the CKG hardcover on pre-order. I got an email this morning apologizing for problems with the binding process, which has delayed anticipated release of the hardcover. The email went on to mention the PDF and a special offer to make up for folks who have pre-ordered the hardcover.

    So naturally I'm thinking they're going to offer the PDF for free or something. No such luck--instead, we can email for a special 15% off code on the PDF. So now I can get the PDF for a mere $27.00! ::rolleyes::

    When you look at Paizo or AEG and how they price their products, or how I received a free PDF of Bookhounds of London when I ordered the hardcover, you really have to wonder what TLG is thinking. All I can say is that we seem to be experiencing an interesting phase where the gaming PDF market is clearly going through some contortions of supply and demand.

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  5. retards.

    vastly overpriced for the market.

    They priced the pdf WAY out of the range of literally ANYONE's "impulse buy"

    And on a par with the PATHFINDER RPG full color hardback.

    I know which one I am more likely to buy.

    stupid.

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  6. Normally ~10 USD is my limit for PDFs, perhaps ~15 for a 200+ page rulebook or something like that. So no CKG PDF for me.

    I may pick up a hardcopy, for curiosity's sake if nothing else, if I see a reasonably priced one somewhere (say, around 32 USD!).

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