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Sourcebook PDF?

SniperGuySniperGuy SniperGuyGamingRegistered User regular
edited January 2007 in Critical Failures
So i'm thinking of getting a Shadowrun sourcebook, but since NO BOOK STORE ANYWHERE has these things, and they're out of stock at Barnes and Nobles, I was thinking of paying for the PDF. In addition to it being 15 bucks cheaper, text searching, bookmarks, etc.

Any real reason not to get the online version? I'll only be playing online games, nothing i'd need to bring the book to. Any recommended place to get it from?

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    NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I like it but I don't.
    Even though I haven't played since third ed, I bought the 4th ed main book, however I prefer the feel of a solid hardcopy.

    Since you're playing mopstly online, go for it. My reason is just personal preference anyway.

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    DoronronDoronron Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    The biggest problem with having an RPG book in PDF is that you'll never actually sit down to read it. It'll be a reference manual where you're constantyl hunting for the right page during a session -- as opposed to knowing what page a given rule is on since you didn't get some alone time on the crapper with it.

    That said, I've got most of my gaming collection as PDFs for easy archival.

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    Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against Russian warships) Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I've taken some of my gaming PDFs to Kinkos if I find I really want a hard bound copy. Mmm, Tribe 8 spiral-bound...

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    laughingfuzzballlaughingfuzzball Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    drivethrurpg.com is a good site for .pdfs.

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    DMACDMAC Come at me, bro! Moderator mod
    edited January 2007
    Doronron wrote:
    The biggest problem with having an RPG book in PDF is that you'll never actually sit down to read it. It'll be a reference manual where you're constantyl hunting for the right page during a session -- as opposed to knowing what page a given rule is on since you didn't get some alone time on the crapper with it.

    That said, I've got most of my gaming collection as PDFs for easy archival.

    I have the same problem with PDF files: unless you have a laptop, you're not likely to sit down and read the whole thing from "cover to cover". They're convenient and it's nice to be able to just print out the pages you reference on a regular basis or for a particular session but I still vastly prefer hard copies of books.

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    RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited January 2007
    A lot harder to read a PDF while taking a crap, the way I see it.

    And if you can't read it while pinching a loaf, what good is it?

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    SniperGuySniperGuy SniperGuyGaming Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I went ahead and got it, and I actually have been reading it cover to cover. I've got 2 monitors here, so while I play WoW I can read. Taking it to Kinkos to get a hardcopy sounds like a good idea, how much did that run you?

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    laughingfuzzballlaughingfuzzball Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Alternatively, print it loose (double-sided, preferably) and put the interior pages in a binder and the exteriors in the cover pockets. You can make a spine label if you feel the need.

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