Rouen sourcebook?

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Rouen sourcebook?

Postby AlphaStrike » Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:34 pm

I notice that both this book and The Hoffman Legacy for Deus Vult have vanished without a trace. This setting could really do with some support. Get them ready for publication and you'll get a couple of pre-orders from me right away.
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Re: Rouen sourcebook?

Postby danbuter » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:10 pm

If sales were not good enough, I bet they were cut. Mongoose is pretty ruthless about that (which incidentally, makes me loathe to buy into their newer games).
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Re: Rouen sourcebook?

Postby Ultor » Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:29 am

AlphaStrike wrote:I notice that both this book and The Hoffman Legacy for Deus Vult have vanished without a trace. This setting could really do with some support. Get them ready for publication and you'll get a couple of pre-orders from me right away.
The Hoffman Legacy is available in PDF on Drivethru

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Re: Rouen sourcebook?

Postby msprange » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:13 am

We are very keen on Deus Vult, and there will be more publications for it. However, a writer dropped out of doing Rouen, and we are currently looking for a replacment.

>>>If sales were not good enough, I bet they were cut. Mongoose is pretty ruthless about that (which incidentally, makes me loathe to buy into their newer games).

I would accept this point, but for one thing. Show me one other company that would do things differently...
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Re: Rouen sourcebook?

Postby Dan True » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:15 am

msprange wrote: >>>If sales were not good enough, I bet they were cut. Mongoose is pretty ruthless about that (which incidentally, makes me loathe to buy into their newer games).

I would accept this point, but for one thing. Show me one other company that would do things differently...
Agreed. I would rather have a company killing low-sale games than going out of business altoghether trying to maintain stuff that few buy.

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Re: Rouen sourcebook?

Postby DamonJynx » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:43 am

Dan True wrote:
msprange wrote: >>>If sales were not good enough, I bet they were cut. Mongoose is pretty ruthless about that (which incidentally, makes me loathe to buy into their newer games).

I would accept this point, but for one thing. Show me one other company that would do things differently...
Agreed. I would rather have a company killing low-sale games than going out of business altoghether trying to maintain stuff that few buy.

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Re: Rouen sourcebook?

Postby soltakss » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:47 am

Dan True wrote:
msprange wrote: >>>If sales were not good enough, I bet they were cut. Mongoose is pretty ruthless about that (which incidentally, makes me loathe to buy into their newer games).

I would accept this point, but for one thing. Show me one other company that would do things differently...
Agreed. I would rather have a company killing low-sale games than going out of business altoghether trying to maintain stuff that few buy.
That's what the fan community is for - we can write the stuff that would make a company go bust.

It doesn't matter to me if I spend 6 months writing something that 10 people buy, for example, but several of those could kill a company.
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Re: Rouen sourcebook?

Postby Dan True » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:06 pm

soltakss wrote: It doesn't matter to me if I send 6 months writing something that 10 people buy, for example, but several of those could kill a company.
Same, although I don't sell my stuff (yet at least). Earning cash is what I have my Engineering degree for.

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Re: Rouen sourcebook?

Postby msprange » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:16 am

soltakss wrote: It doesn't matter to me if I send 6 months writing something that 10 people buy, for example, but several of those could kill a company.
And have done :)
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Re: Rouen sourcebook?

Postby Dan True » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:31 am

Btw Mr. Sprange - will Pirates of Legend arrive in the beginning or the end of June (pdf version) ?

I am currently researching and writing Port Royal for a campaign I plan to start, and am eager to get to rulechanges since MRQ1, so I can implement them :)

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