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I bought both also- and apparently bought the current one early, which was the reason for the Victorian being there and throwing me off. Sorry about the trouble Allen Varney Allen Varney - and really, the pleasure is all mine. This has introduced me to a lot of games that I'd not have seen otherwise, and allowed me to get some games on DTRPG that I didn't have there, but had elsewhere.
I'm just appreciative of the fact you make me feel like I'm exercising restraint in my purchases.

You sir are a scholar and a gentleman!
 

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I thank you for making me feel better about my spending:grin:!
Actually that was supposed to say three months... Still I have probably spent $500 on gaming recently and there’s still three books coming out I want. Too bad I’m not rich!
 

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Me too. I probably only bought 30 titles in print and PDF the last month!
To put it in perspective, my DTRPG has 7,503 titles. That is not including titles that I have elsewhere, so I'm probably closer to 8.5-9k? I have 250GB downloaded to my filed folders (80GB online on all my devices, and 170GB filed on my NAS/desktop) and another 40GB I haven't gotten around to filing.
 

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To put it in perspective, my DTRPG has 7,503 titles. That is not including titles that I have elsewhere, so I'm probably closer to 8.5-9k? I have 250GB downloaded to my filed folders (80GB online on all my devices, and 170GB filed on my NAS/desktop) and another 40GB I haven't gotten around to filing.
Mines just shy of 3k so see everyone I have restraint!
 

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To put it in perspective, my DTRPG has 7,503 titles. That is not including titles that I have elsewhere, so I'm probably closer to 8.5-9k? I have 250GB downloaded to my filed folders (80GB online on all my devices, and 170GB filed on my NAS/desktop) and another 40GB I haven't gotten around to filing.

I'm a piker with my just shy of three thousand (some of which have never been downloaded since they were things in bundles I was uninterested in but were with things that made the bundle worth while).
 

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My gaming PDF folder currently has more than 3000 files in it. I'm with you. Just don't tell my wife.
Let's not get into number of files. My folder for just my online Books (the ones that I replicate to all of my machines at 80GB) is 11,000 Files.

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I have a problem. Strangely enough, though the other folder is 50% larger, it only has 400 more files.

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I think because the archive folder contains a lot of scanned files that weren't created for PDF.
 

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I'm a piker with my just shy of three thousand (some of which have never been downloaded since they were things in bundles I was uninterested in but were with things that made the bundle worth while).
Wow y’all are pros. I think I have about 300 PDFs and maybe 150 book (lots of duplication).
 

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Wow y’all are pros. I think I have about 300 PDFs and maybe 150 book (lots of duplication).

Its been a thing over time, and some of it absolutely comes from BoH. There are cases where the Bundle has made it cheaper to buy a whole line of games than just the core book and a couple of support books. And of course there's all the cases of "This game looks interesting but I can't justify it at full price."

Now that I think about it, since I was counting my DTRPG library, its also counting a whole lot of maps, some of which are essentially pointless to me since I use a VTT, so I never bother to download the 2-4 printable versions you might get as separate files, depending. It also counts all the character sheets, GM screens and other peripherals.
 

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Its been a thing over time, and some of it absolutely comes from BoH. There are cases where the Bundle has made it cheaper to buy a whole line of games than just the core book and a couple of support books. And of course there's all the cases of "This game looks interesting but I can't justify it at full price."

Now that I think about it, since I was counting my DTRPG library, its also counting a whole lot of maps, some of which are essentially pointless to me since I use a VTT, so I never bother to download the 2-4 printable versions you might get as separate files, depending. It also counts all the character sheets, GM screens and other peripherals.
Yeah, all of this. Though I seldom buy any maps separately - they usually come bundled with some other product.
 

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Yeah, all of this. Though I seldom buy any maps separately - they usually come bundled with some other product.

I play a lot of games where I actually want battlemaps, and while I'm capable of doing something quick and dirty right on Maptool, or preparing my own on Fractal Mapper in downtime, its a lot easier to just have something to use, or be able to slap something together with tiles.
 

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I may get both but will control myself until next payday.
 

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I may get both but will control myself until next payday.
I have DCC core through at least three purchases already and several adventures from the humble bundle awhile back. I have to check if the overlap on the core bundle is significant.
 

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Allen Varney Allen Varney Have you ever approached FGU about doing a bundle?
In 2019 I asked Scott Bizar about contributing a Bushido/Daredevils/Aftermath offer. He declined, saying he would gain nothing in future business if an entire product line were included in a deal, and would only hurt FGU's regular sales of those titles.

Possibly I could still have made something happen if I'd scaled back my request to just the core books and a few supplements. But I didn't see it as worthwhile.
 

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Thats unfortunate. I guess he doesn't see it as sales he never would have made unless the price was lower than it's current level.

I'm curious if he would consider it on a variety of lesser known obscure titles. Ones that probably see less than a few sales a year.

Anyway thanks for answering my question.
In 2019 I asked Scott Bizar about contributing a Bushido/Daredevils/Aftermath offer. He declined, saying he would gain nothing in future business if an entire product line were included in a deal, and would only hurt FGU's regular sales of those titles.

Possibly I could still have made something happen if I'd scaled back my request to just the core books and a few supplements. But I didn't see it as worthwhile.
 

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In 2019 I asked Scott Bizar about contributing a Bushido/Daredevils/Aftermath offer.
Are you usually the one who proposes the makeup of a given bundle? For example, were the adventures included in the current DCC bundle picked by you, or by Goodman Games?
 

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I don't believe I've heard much about this one. Looks fun, though.
I have Spectaculars, which I understand uses a similar system. It seems like a simple percentile system with card-based random generation.

On one hand, I'm intrigued, because I like Spectaculars. On the other hand, it seems like a system where having physical product is a big plus.
 

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Are you usually the one who proposes the makeup of a given bundle? For example, were the adventures included in the current DCC bundle picked by you, or by Goodman Games?
I always propose the lineup to the publisher for each Bundle of Holding offer, unless the line is large and I'm unfamiliar with it. Unfortunatley that was the case with the Dungeon Crawl Classics Bundle, where I chose one of several lineups provided by Goodman Games. I didn't realize until after launch that all the titles in the lineup had already appeared in the October 2020 DCC Humble Bundle.
 

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Well, don’t be too hard on yourself, Allen. Nobody can know every product of every RPG line although some people like to tell everyone they do.

And you have the added benefit of putting them on DTRPG, which is the reason I'm buying them. Humble Bundle doesn't do that, which makes it less useful to me to buy there.
 

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And you have the added benefit of putting them on DTRPG, which is the reason I'm buying them. Humble Bundle doesn't do that, which makes it less useful to me to buy there.
This really is an advantage. I favor BoH over HB for the same reason. It's easier for me to keep track of my stuff when it's all in one place. And as we've seen in this very thread I have issues with that enough even in just one place.
 

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I have Spectaculars, which I understand uses a similar system. It seems like a simple percentile system with card-based random generation.

On one hand, I'm intrigued, because I like Spectaculars. On the other hand, it seems like a system where having physical product is a big plus.
What's the Spectaculars/Dusk City Outlaws system like? From the description, Dusk City Outlaws sounds like a direct competitor to Blades in the Dark.
 

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What's the Spectaculars/Dusk City Outlaws system like? From the description, Dusk City Outlaws sounds like a direct competitor to Blades in the Dark.
Bear in mind I don't actually own DSO, so there may be differences here I'm not capturing. Characters are built on archetypes from a pad related to the campaign, and then players get to draw and select from cards (in the case of Spectaculars, background and power cards, I guess dusk city has quirks).

Resolution is percentile based; skills in Spectaculars are a few higher specialties depending on the character's background, and a generous broad "everything else" skill.

In combat, the percentile dice roll is also the damage roll if you hit. So if you have a 70% ability and rolled a 50, you do 50 damage.

The system also sports advantage and disadvantage dice which are rolled along with your percentile (how many depends on situation). They complicate the situation. So you might success, but get some sort of advantage or drawback.

Challenge dice are d10s with 6 sides labeled with a drawback icon. Advantage dice are d8s with 4 sides labeled with a boon icon. So you could swap in standard polyhedrals of each type and say they trigger on a 5+ and have the same odds.
 
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