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  • graduate student
  • run the annual Game Chef competition
  • interested in all types of games

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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Quorum
Sep
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comment Keeping dice after giving in Dogs in the Vineyard
I'm not sure about this but -- to speculate -- could it have to do with multi-party conflicts?
Sep
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answered What statistics should we use for Duck in Mouse Guard?
Sep
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answered What tests can Nature (Mouse) be substituted for?
Aug
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comment Is there a way to salvage print distribution or put it out of its misery?
Cool. This was my first attempt at asking a question and I feel like I have a better idea of how to do it now. Thanks for all the feedback.
Aug
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comment Is there a way to salvage print distribution or put it out of its misery?
Thanks, Rob. Thorough and insightful as usual.
Aug
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awarded  Scholar
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accepted Is there a way to salvage print distribution or put it out of its misery?
Aug
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comment What can I use in place of Fudge Dice?
Can I get bonus reputation for this answer, since I wrote that article? :) Wow, nine years ago.
Aug
28
comment Is there a way to salvage print distribution or put it out of its misery?
This is definitely one worthwhile direction to move in. My main concern here is about what to do about games that require a lot of important physical components (tokens, decks of cards, maps/boards, etc.). I supposed they could be distributed as apps or something, where you manipulate them in a tactile-but-virtual fashion, but that adds a huge programming cost even though it removes a manufacturing cost. With the manufacturing cost of components going steeply down, due to POD and other technologies, not being able to distribute them seems like a loss.
Aug
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comment Is there a way to salvage print distribution or put it out of its misery?
This is more like the kind of answer I was looking for. I apologize if my wording of the question was too vague. Jason, to get closer to wrapping this question up, is the difference between an aggregator/fulfillment house and traditional distributors then mostly about scale and the size of their cut? If so, is there a continuum where one bleeds into the other, so we get different distribution options that are more or less bad for publishers/customers but no real way to escape the problem entirely, at least for print products?
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awarded  Autobiographer
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comment Is there a way to salvage print distribution or put it out of its misery?
Hmm, I don't get it. How is it any more vague than "how do you handle sex in roleplaying"? There's no real answer to that either.
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awarded  Student
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asked Is there a way to salvage print distribution or put it out of its misery?
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answered How should a GM deal with sexuality in an RPG?
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awarded  Supporter
Aug
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answered GM-Less Gaming: How do you transition more traditionally-trained players into them?