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The Dragons of Britain #2
Publisher: Stygian Fox
by Jim M. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/15/2014 01:11:38

Although I am not specifically an Arthurian RPG player, I found much to like and useful material in this issue. It's beautifully done and well written. The scenarios will be usable with a little modification and most of the other articles have a variety of information that I can mine.



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[4 of 5 Stars!]
The Dragons of Britain #2
Publisher: Stygian Fox
by Mase E. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/28/2014 02:25:53

It's true that the first version of the 'zine was a little cranky: getting the pages to load & align conveniently was an issue, particularly the double-page spreads. The updated version is more responsive.

I haven't played Pendragon since the Saxons arrived but this made me think about going back, way back. (I was born up the road from where the opening scenario is set.) It's lovely to see such care & attention lavished on a fanzine.



Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Creator Reply:
Thanks for your feedback, Mase. I\'m glad it\'s easier to access! If you\'re a relative newcomer to the latest Pendragon you might like to know that Greg Stafford is still producing great works for the game and those books can be found here on Drivethru.
The Dragons of Britain #2
Publisher: Stygian Fox
by Mikael H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/26/2014 14:37:02

Impossible to read on my iPad, first magazine that is so badly made that you loose interest in it before it even finish loading the first page...



Rating:
[2 of 5 Stars!]
Creator Reply:
Hi, Thanks for bringing this to my attention. You should have received an e-mail notifying you of am 11mb version which should work much better on your device. I\'ve also streamlined the first issue so they should both work well. Thanks for the feedback! Steff.
The Dragons of Britain #2
Publisher: Stygian Fox
by Ian W. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/25/2014 18:04:28

After pages through this issue, I see the same problems I have with the first issue: poor loading time of the pages, and sluggish scrolling through the document. The slow loading and sluggish scrolling would be forgivable if it only happened upon loading and the first scroll through, but even scrolling backwards through pages I have already read is sluggish. I get to watch each individual layer of the zine load in order every time I change pages. As for the supposed interactive content, I have seen naught except hyperlinks to contributors' webpages, don't get me wrong, that is nice, but hardly necessary, but when I read "interactive content" I expect at the least a hyperlinked table of contents. The slow-loading would not even be that big of a problem for me if I were able to turn-off the layers containing the colored background and other trade-dress so I could print it out in black and white for later hard-copy reading, but I cannot even do that. I guess this could be chalked up to it being a free fan-zine, but I have numerous other free PDFs that take up less space, load faster and smoother, have hyperlinked content within the product, are lavishly illustrated, and allow various layers to be turned off for varying degrees of printer friendliness.

And it's not like I have a low end computer, or I am trying to read this on a kindle or smartphone.

I hate to not only give this a low rating, but to also go on at length why I am disappointed in this. I want more Pendragon content, but I would be much happier with a much more bare-bones zine.



Rating:
[2 of 5 Stars!]
Creator Reply:
Hi Ian, I took on board your comments and have managed to find out why they were coming out so large. By now you should\'ve had an e-mail letting you know about the newer files whith much reduced file sizes. I want to thank you personally for giving me feedback on this and I hope the new sized issue 2 (and the much shrunk -6mb- issue 1) work more smoothly on your device. My apologies for the poor experience you\'ve had so far and I hope you give me, and my fanzines, another chance. Kind regards, Steff.
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