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Texas Jack13 Mar 2018 2:45 a.m. PST

I see it that the cost of pdf rules is so low that even if I donīt care for the rules it isnīt worth the energy regretting the purchase.

advocate13 Mar 2018 3:17 a.m. PST

I don't usually resell hardcopy rules even if I don't use them (I have given them away).

zoneofcontrol13 Mar 2018 6:17 a.m. PST

I've only purchased a very few PDF rules or books. I have converted them to paper and binder (my preferred poison) anyway so didn't buy as the cheaper alternative anyway.

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 6:46 a.m. PST

In a way I find it similar to ebooks where one doesn't really own them to sell or give away.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 8:45 a.m. PST

Sell rulebooks?
I don't understand the premise.

Parzival13 Mar 2018 8:54 a.m. PST

Meh. Don't care, as the act of reading a rule set and gleaning it for ideas has value even if I don't play the system.

Dagwood13 Mar 2018 9:55 a.m. PST

I don't buy rules in .pdf format. However I have downloaded some for free. I didn't particularly like them, so perhaps if I had paid for them I might have regretted it, but there you go !

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 10:09 a.m. PST

I buy very few rules by pdf. I don't think I have actually played any of them. Well, I did try one set, but it was so horrible I pitched them.

KSmyth13 Mar 2018 12:11 p.m. PST

I've bought several-more than five and less than ten-sets of .pdf rules. Most I knew well, but all I found to be worth the price even if I was just exposing myself to a new set of rules and never played them. I could say the same things about some very expensive glossy rules, only I paid much more for the price of being disappointed.

kodiakblair16 Mar 2018 10:12 a.m. PST

My only regret with PDFs is they are so quick and easy to aquire I've ended up with sets still unread.

Course this happens with hard copy too. Bonus is the PDFs wont go to land refill when I die.

Personal logo 22ndFoot Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2018 12:53 p.m. PST

I have regretted buying sets of rules but only because they turned out to be rotten. The format is irrelevant.

Personal logo The Nigerian Lead Minister Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2018 5:11 p.m. PST

If I don't get a physical product, my minds sees it as basically buying air and considers it useless. It's just me, but I think I've regretted every single PDF I purchased. Even after I printed them out, my mind says I started by buying air, so I no longer buy them.

Just checked my shelf and the only PDF I kept is Fast And Dirty (which was free but excellent), and I may as well delete my download file for all the use I've got out of them. Count me out unless you have a physical product.

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