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Personal logo D6 Junkie Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2014 2:14 p.m. PST

Just wondering how people get the majority of their rules.
1)buy hardback/softback
2)buy PDF
3)buy second hand
4)borrow from friend
5)'borrow' from internet
6)use mostly free rules
7)use mostly homegrown rules

nevals01 Sep 2014 2:23 p.m. PST

Mostly 1) Bought On the Seven Seas last week.
Then 3) If Out of print

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2014 2:28 p.m. PST

1, 3, and 7 mostly

Sundance01 Sep 2014 2:29 p.m. PST

3 and 6 mostly. A few 1, but not many anymore.

evilgong01 Sep 2014 2:51 p.m. PST

1, 2. A bit of 3 just to have a copy of something interesting, but unlikley to play them much – games I want to play go into the 1, 2 categories.

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David F Brown

corporalpat01 Sep 2014 3:13 p.m. PST

8: All of the above.

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2014 3:16 p.m. PST

9) But PDF with navigable links

And 1 & 2.

Rick

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2014 3:26 p.m. PST

1 & 3 mostly

nsolomon9901 Sep 2014 3:35 p.m. PST

Mainly 1 & 2

Dynaman878901 Sep 2014 3:58 p.m. PST

2 then 1

Prefer physical rules but many of the games I play have a high overhead for a physical vs PDF version.

Doug MSC Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2014 4:33 p.m. PST

All homegrown

Yesthatphil01 Sep 2014 4:55 p.m. PST

1,6 and 7, mostly … but some 10. from magazine articles (some great rules have been issued in magazine articles … WD's Nugget has something in nearly every issue, Slingshot has had some gems over the years, as did the early issues of MW)

Phil

Tommy2001 Sep 2014 5:33 p.m. PST

1

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2014 5:37 p.m. PST

I've been particularly pleased to get THW rules and PigWars in both 1 and 2. It really works out well for me.
Many other rules I bought new in hard copy, and I picked up a few sets used at various events.

Grelber

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2014 5:44 p.m. PST

My preference is 2 as I read better of a screen than from paper but do use 1, 3 and 7.

x42

Charlie 1201 Sep 2014 7:47 p.m. PST

Lately, mostly 2 and some limited 1

Hamilton01 Sep 2014 8:37 p.m. PST

Lately I start with 2 and if I like (and my group likes) I may purchase a physical copy as well.
If a publisher gives a free PDF with the softcopy, then I will usually start with that.

Martin Rapier01 Sep 2014 10:10 p.m. PST

1,3,6,7

MHoxie02 Sep 2014 1:05 a.m. PST

2, 1, 3, with a little 6.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Sep 2014 1:48 a.m. PST

1,2,3, and 7

warwell02 Sep 2014 2:02 a.m. PST

2 and 7

dayglowill02 Sep 2014 2:16 a.m. PST

1,2,3, and 11, buy in ebook format (Kindle, .mobi, .epub, etc.)

drummer Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2014 2:25 a.m. PST

Mostly 2 or 7, but sometimes 1.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2014 5:15 a.m. PST

1 and 7.

PapaSync02 Sep 2014 6:44 a.m. PST

1,2,6 and some 3

8)

Personal logo brass1 Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2014 7:17 a.m. PST

1 and 2. As to 6, as a compulsive collector of rules I have a huge library of free rules but rarely use any of them.

LT

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2014 8:22 a.m. PST

1, 2 and 3.

In that order.

vtsaogames02 Sep 2014 11:51 a.m. PST

1,2 6 and 7 in that order

well, maybe 1, 2, 7, 6

Ivan DBA02 Sep 2014 10:51 p.m. PST

1 and 3, and rarely, 2. I still generally prefer a hard copy of the rulebook, since I don't have a tablet or other handy device for viewing a PDF during a game.

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2014 1:52 p.m. PST

In order:
1,6,7,2

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