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A high fantasy tabletop RPG with over fourteen years of play-testing and improving.
Available for purchase now at https://www.ascendantdestiny.com/
A high fantasy tabletop RPG with over fourteen years of play-testing and improving. Available for purchase now at https://www.ascendantdestiny.com/
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Hardcover vs softcover

Posted by Christopher Fielder (Creator)
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Hello Backers,

One final thing that I forgot to mention is that the 'hardcopy' is actually a soft cover version of the book.  Unfortunately there is only a soft cover available at the moment. I discovered far too late that the hard cover requires a completely different format (a format called 'letter size' as opposed to A4).  I was informed by my editor that a change to 'letter size format' will require another $500+ design charges.

I would have preferred a hard cover version myself and I was very upset when I heard the news.  Why wouldn't they have an A4 option for hardcover?  I don't understand why but sadly that is DrivethruRPG's printing standard.  It's my fault, I didn't research it well enough.

I decided go with the softcover printing considering that it has taken two months longer to get approved than I thought it would.  I have received the softcover 'hardcopy' myself (as opposed to a 'softcopy' which is purely digital, further adding to the confusion) and I am very happy with the quality (it may be a good thing in disguise).  I'm very sorry if you had your heart set on a hardcover (I did).

Fortunately the soft cover version of the book has some advantages: it's lighter and a fair amount cheaper to print and post for example. I am passing that cost reduction onto the buyer by offering the book for a lower retail price than originally intended.

If a hardcover becomes available in the future then I will definitely let you all buy it at cost as well.

Chris

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