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Offline Melkor

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Print on Demand
« on: August 12, 2017, 10:10:24 PM »
Hi,

I noticed the RM Classic books are available as Print on Demand from DriveThruRPG.  Unfortunately, only the PDFs of the RMFRP books are available (I couldn't find most of the RMSS books as PDF) . Is there any reason why the latter are cant be purchased as Print on Demand?

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Re: Print on Demand
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2017, 10:47:52 PM »
A lot of them are just scans, of passable but not exceptional quality. The print quality of a such a document would be quite poor, I would expect.

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Re: Print on Demand
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2017, 07:16:25 AM »
We don't have usable print-quality archives unfortunately.

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Re: Print on Demand
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2017, 10:00:05 AM »
Hi Nicholas,

Thanks for the response. I have really good clean PDFs of the main RMSS books that I bought from ICE years ago (along with some type of Print on Demand hardback versions). The quality of the print books was not great, but the PDF quality is really good - Better than scans, in my opinion (as a gainfully employed graphic designer). It looks like they were created from the original documents.

At the time, they were labelled: 5500p.pdf (RM Standard Rules), 5520p.pdf (Arms Law), 5522p.pdf (Spell)Law), and 5540p (Creatures & Monsters).

Does that ring any bells?

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Re: Print on Demand
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 10:48:31 AM »
Interestingly enough, I just looked at the PDFs again. Looks like a lot of them are very clean, but there are some pages where hole punch marks appear on the sides. So it looks like a combination of great scans, and a few poor ones.

 

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