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It’s Cthulmas time, and in celebration that we haven’t been driven mad or eaten by Great Cthulhu yet, I’m giving away Cthulhu Saves the World and Breath of Death VII on Steam. Want to enter, well, just follow the steps below.
I’ve seen a lot of points, both good and bad, regarding Disney’s purchase of Lucas Film and it’s properties, and now there are rumors of Disney buying Hasbro. The rumor says it’s for GIJoe, Transformers, and action figures, but I don’t care about any of that. There is one property owned by Hasbro that I do worry about though, Dungeons and Dragons.
Every year, as Christmas rolls around, Palladium Books makes me remember that I don’t have a steady gaming group by putting up their Christmas Grab Bag. Sure, it’s a great deal, and I can have the books autographed by the people who make them, and get all kinds of cool stuff to go with them, but since I never play anymore, I just can’t bring myself to spend the forty bucks to buy one. If you’re a gamer and have never played any of their games though, this is a great way to get started, you’re guaranteed to get at least $80 worth of stuff.
Speaking of RPG publishers that I used to like, what the hell happened to White Wolf? I will say that I never got into the new World of Darkness, but I did love their other games. I’m not even talking about Vampire: The Masquerade, I loved Hunter: The Reckoning, Demon: The Fallen, and even Mummy: The Resurrection. The video games that they put out were some of the best I’ve played too, in fact, I kinda want to bust out the Hunter games now. But those games are no more. I understand that sometimes you need to reboot everything. You can only talk about the end times for so long before you finally decide to end it. I don’t know if this decision had anything to do with it, or if they just decided to get out of the publishing business, but now their books are only available from Drive Thru RPG. At first, I was a little excited by this news. I remembered when I could buy out of print AD&D ebooks on Piazo for $2 a peice. I picked up a bunch of stuff that way, it was great. Not so with Drive Thru though. If I want to pick up the Vampire: The Masquerade handbook, it’ll set me back $17.99 (the current sale price) for a PDF, and if I want to get a print book, in color, like I would have been able to get off the shelf years ago, they’ll make one for me for only $94.99.
First off, it’s a book that’s been out of print since 2004. Why is a digital version of it so damn expensive? Even the novels look to be overpriced. It’s not like a physical book that you can run out of and then have to pay more to have them reprinted. You have effectively unlimited supply, you can only make money off of them, even if you price them at the ridiculously low amount of $2 a book. Are people actually buying these? I’d happily buy out their entire catalog if they were cheaper, but I know I won’t buy one book at the current prices…
I talked about this one before on the old site, and since it’s about up, and they are so close to their goal, I’m going to give them another shout out here. If Facebook can get the big budget block buster treatment, then the least us nerds can do is help these guys make a professional documentary about the game we all love.
Head on over to their Kickstarter. They are really close, any help you can give them would be great.