Sunday, October 31, 2010

Wow, My First Purchase In A While!

Unless I'm missing something, I just made my first RPG purchase since Gen Con.  That's a near-unprecedented drought for me!  After spending this last week toying around with it, I decided to get the softcover version of AntiPaladin Games' Mini Six.  For only $8 and including shipping, it seemed like a good bargain.  Plus, they're Indiana boys, so I need to support my in-state brethren.  It would be cool to see them come out with a Mini Six companion, or flesh out some of their cool settings into a similar 32 or 36-page work.  Either way, it's a good example of how a free or cheap pdf can drive a print purchase.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, it may be fun; but much more important than that, ask yourself this:

Is it BALANCED?!

:P

Dr Rotwang! said...

Indiana? Where?

Anonymous said...

$8? 8 WHOLE dollars? Does it come in hardcover for that ridiculous price?

:P

Tobacco Magnate said...

Glad to hear you are happy with your purchase. :)

We are working on more settings and fun stuff as time allows, just those pesky day jobs getting in the way all too often. We have talked about expanding Precinct '77 at some point in the future, but that is just bouncing around in our noggins right now. We both have a soft spot for the TV series "The Good Guys" that ended up inspiring it. And so would love to do more with it.

Dr. Rotwang, we are down in Southern Indiana. I live in Jeffersonville just across the river from Louisville KY and Ray lives just a couple of small suburban towns down the road in Greenville IN.

Sadly $8 is not quite sufficient for a hardback,close but not quite. LOL. We just tried to make it a really good deal on pricing since it is an introductory product.

Mylo user said...

It read great and I too bought a copy. Thanks for the reccomendation.

Zachary Houghton said...

Balanced? Pssh, my friend. I come from the Palladium School. So long as a system is more balanced, than say, a daisy and a garbage truck, I can make it work. :) But yes, it does just fine.

Yes, the $8 is for a softcover. I just ordered it, so I can't speak to how the physical copy looks just yet.

Oh my goodness, The Good Guys is a tremendous show. Along with Fringe, I think it's one of the best-suited shows for gaming inspiration.

Geek Gazette said...

"we are down in Southern Indiana. I live in Jeffersonville just across the river from Louisville KY and Ray lives just a couple of small suburban towns down the road in Greenville IN."

Hey!!!, I'm not to far away up in Salem. Although I'm originally from Louisville.
Downloaded mini-six, but haven't had a chance to play yet. It will probably have to wait until after Thanksgiving as I have a 4e game going right now.
Have you checked to see if Empire over in New Albany or Collin at Louisville Game Shop(think they are still open) will carry it? Just wondering.

Zachary Houghton said...

Truly, the Hoosier Empire of Gaming is growing...

labsenpai said...

I'm developing a (slight) variant of Mini-6, which I've found very easy to work with. Once the art is done, I'll send out PDFs and launch some blog stuff for it. If there is a contact email here you can have a reviewers issue...

Anonymous said...

Wait! Where is Fireball in spell list? How can I make a fantasy campaign without this??

Zachary Houghton said...

I think you just might survive, anonymous. You just must might have to improvise. :)

@labsenpai: Sure, address is on the sidebar. mail.rpgblog(at)gmail.com