Because the RPG market is quite small and because of a few dominating systems, books are usually printed in shallow numbers. When you want to buy a game that is a few years old, chances are it’s out of print, was never published in your country and, some unfortunate times, the publisher has closed its door.
How do you search for such books? Specialised shops, book fair1, networking on the internet, trying to push for electronic publishing?
- A friend of mine managed to find not one, but two copies of the first print of the second edition one of my favourite game, the only one which was printed in three books in a box. Alas, I was number three on the list of people who were interested in buying.