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In the Prison of the Squid Sorcerer now available!

Post by Colin » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:33 am

Thought folks might like to know that ItPotSS is available for download on DTRPG/RPGNow HERE.

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Post by Raven_Crowking » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:36 am

Thanks Colin. You beat me to it! :D
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Cathbad the Meek (herbalist Wizard 1): AC 9; 4 hp; S 7, A 7, St 10, P 17, I 13, L 8; Neutral; Club, herbs, 50' rope, 50 cp; -1 to melee attack rolls. Hideous scar.

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Post by ragboy » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:22 am

Wow. He beat me too... Thanks, Colin!

We have a preview over at the website: http://www.mysticbull.com/index.php?opt ... Itemid=201

Plus a couple of other goodies... Samurai's as a DCC class and another bonus encounter.

http://www.mysticbull.com/index.php?opt ... Itemid=101
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Post by Ravenheart87 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:34 pm

I'm going to buy it as soon as I've got enough spare cash. I just paid for university and Critters, Creatures and Denizens.
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Post by ragboy » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:32 pm

Ravenheart87 wrote:I'm going to buy it as soon as I've got enough spare cash. I just paid for university and Critters, Creatures and Denizens.
I got that, too. What do you think?
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Post by Ravenheart87 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:08 pm

ragboy wrote:
Ravenheart87 wrote:I'm going to buy it as soon as I've got enough spare cash. I just paid for university and Critters, Creatures and Denizens.
I got that, too. What do you think?
Couldn't continue with reading it. I had a lot of work to do today, plus collegues had nameday, birthday, so we had to drink a few beers in the nearby pub.
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Post by Raven_Crowking » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:59 am

For all who have purchased this product thus far, Thank You!
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Cathbad the Meek (herbalist Wizard 1): AC 9; 4 hp; S 7, A 7, St 10, P 17, I 13, L 8; Neutral; Club, herbs, 50' rope, 50 cp; -1 to melee attack rolls. Hideous scar.

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For all who have purchased this product thus far, Thank You!
SoBH pbp:

Cathbad the Meek (herbalist Wizard 1): AC 9; 4 hp; S 7, A 7, St 10, P 17, I 13, L 8; Neutral; Club, herbs, 50' rope, 50 cp; -1 to melee attack rolls. Hideous scar.

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o/~ For those about to ROCK! *Boom* We Salute You! o/~

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Post by finarvyn » Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:56 am

I still say that "In the Prison of the Squid Sorcerer" is one of the best titles ever! Just hearing the name gives me shivers. 8)
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Post by Sir Robilar » Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:25 am

I'm reading this right now and enjoying the heck out of it. Well done!

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Post by Colin » Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:30 pm

Just waiting to see when a print or POD option becomes available, and if there will be a print + pdf bundle or not.

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Post by MrHemlocks » Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:34 am

Colin wrote:Just waiting to see when a print or POD option becomes available, and if there will be a print + pdf bundle or not.

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Same here. I am tired of buying pdfs and than spending twice as much money on printing them out. Just not cost effective :? Seems like so many companies are going the easy/fast rout now days. PDFs suck at the game table.... :evil:

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Post by Rick » Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:44 am

Normally, I'd agree, but in this instance I'm okay w/ pdf only. ItPotSS is a collection of 12 encounters, some of which can be printed on a single page. I think the longest one ("Icon of the Blood Goddess") would take only 4 pages printed on both sides. I'm unlikely to go through more than one or two of these encounters in a single session, so a print copy, while nice, is not as required as it would be usually -- for me :)

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Post by ragboy » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:45 am

Sir Robilar wrote:I'm reading this right now and enjoying the heck out of it. Well done!
Thanks!

finarvyn wrote:I still say that "In the Prison of the Squid Sorcerer" is one of the best titles ever! Just hearing the name gives me shivers.
We will be revisiting the Squid Sorcerer in future releases.... his story is only beginning.
Colin wrote:Just waiting to see when a print or POD option becomes available, and if there will be a print + pdf bundle or not.
MrHemlocks wrote: Same here. I am tired of buying pdfs and than spending twice as much money on printing them out. Just not cost effective :? Seems like so many companies are going the easy/fast rout now days. PDFs suck at the game table....
It's coming. I swear. Just trying to figure out which option to choose.

Also, while we're on the subject of media -- would anyone use Squid (or any RPG product) on their pad-like device? I'm tooling around with an e-book editor and wondering if anyone would actually use an ebook version of this thing.
Rick wrote: Normally, I'd agree, but in this instance I'm okay w/ pdf only. ItPotSS is a collection of 12 encounters, some of which can be printed on a single page. I think the longest one ("Icon of the Blood Goddess") would take only 4 pages printed on both sides. I'm unlikely to go through more than one or two of these encounters in a single session, so a print copy, while nice, is not as required as it would be usually -- for me
That's why I'm wondering if an e-book would be just as useful. Less computer at the table... though I don't know how pervasive the pad-devices are at the table.
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Post by Ogrepuppy » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:18 pm

I own a Nexus 10.

I absolutely LUUUURVE that beautiful piece of technology, and I use it for my DCC RPG PDF (as my rule book, so that others can use my dead tree rule book at the gaming table) and I run the Purple Sorcerer "Crawler Companion" on it as well.

For adventures, I'm very torn. Having a book is nice. I enjoy dead tree format publications.

With PDFs I can print out the sections--on a computer, not the Nexus--that I want and, for example, rename NPCs/locations as I see fit, re-draw/draw on top of maps, and generally add notes to the printed sheet that I'd be reluctant to do with a dead tree version that I paid money for. I hate the idea of dropping $15 on a book and then writing in the margin.

Does that help you? Probably not. :mrgreen:

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Post by AJClark » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:15 pm

I use the .pdf of the rule book on my iPad at the gaming table. I have lots of book marks so it makes looking things up very quick.

I'll read pdfs of adventures on the iPad, but for use at the game table I prefer to have a print copy. At the very least a print copy of the map. Makes cross referencing map locations and descriptions easier.

If possible I prefer to buy a print and pdf bundle.

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Post by ragboy » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:31 am

Ogrepuppy wrote:For adventures, I'm very torn. Having a book is nice. I enjoy dead tree format publications.

With PDFs I can print out the sections--on a computer, not the Nexus--that I want and, for example, rename NPCs/locations as I see fit, re-draw/draw on top of maps, and generally add notes to the printed sheet that I'd be reluctant to do with a dead tree version that I paid money for. I hate the idea of dropping $15 on a book and then writing in the margin.
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If possible I prefer to buy a print and pdf bundle.
That's exactly where I'm at. I like the PDF so I can rip the words to a word processor to change the thing (either update it as we go through -- especially something extensive like Barrowmaze -- or to alter things slightly, as in a conversion situation) -- and the PDF is absolutely required for prep work --- and I crave the printed version because I wants it.

Haven't found a use for straight up e-book/epub (not PDF) at the table.
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Post by Ogrepuppy » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:19 pm

ragboy wrote:Haven't found a use for straight up e-book/epub (not PDF) at the table.
Exactly.

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Post by reverenddak » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:43 am

Ogrepuppy wrote:
ragboy wrote:Haven't found a use for straight up e-book/epub (not PDF) at the table.
Exactly.
I'm the opposite. I find that reading and bookmarking an epub is a zillion times easier than a PDF, and much faster too. I can't reading PDFs on my laptop, even way less on my tablet. Especially when they're 8.5x11. If they were digest, 8.5x5.5 or even 9x6, it'd be fine/better. But PDFs are so slow and cumbersome to me, even PDFs formatted that way are a pain, i.e. worthless to me. I end up printing everything I need out every time.

I want this bad, but I too am going to wait for a print version.
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Post by ragboy » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:23 pm

reverenddak wrote: I'm the opposite. I find that reading and bookmarking an epub is a zillion times easier than a PDF, and much faster too. I can't reading PDFs on my laptop, even way less on my tablet. Especially when they're 8.5x11. If they were digest, 8.5x5.5 or even 9x6, it'd be fine/better. But PDFs are so slow and cumbersome to me, even PDFs formatted that way are a pain, i.e. worthless to me. I end up printing everything I need out every time.

I want this bad, but I too am going to wait for a print version.
Currently trying to figure out the epub thing with images... Academic for the moment.
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Post by Rostranor » Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:31 pm

initially I had no interest in this as I thought it was a mind flayer adventure. When I looked into it more and realized it was a series of encounters I was more interested. After picking it up and scrolling around a bit I think there are some good things in here. Worth picking up as a spring board for ideas, or as some encounters to use as filler or to flush out for something bigger.

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Post by ragboy » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:57 pm

Rostranor wrote:initially I had no interest in this as I thought it was a mind flayer adventure. When I looked into it more and realized it was a series of encounters I was more interested. After picking it up and scrolling around a bit I think there are some good things in here. Worth picking up as a spring board for ideas, or as some encounters to use as filler or to flush out for something bigger.
Glad you picked it up! Let us know what you think when you've had some time to read it and run a couple.
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Post by Ogrepuppy » Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:09 pm

reverenddak wrote:I can't reading PDFs on my laptop, even way less on my tablet. Especially when they're 8.5x11.
Nexus 10: Almost 8.5" x 11" in size, and with a better resolution than an iPad.

Pure gold-coated-cocaine win.

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