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Secrets of Dorastor

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Secrets of Dorastor is a campaign pack set in the fabled land of Dorastor, in Greg Stafford's Glorantha.

Inside you will find:

  • A gazetteer of over one hundred places, with a map of Dorastor and nearby areas and maps of key places in Dorastor
  • Descriptions of forty personalities, both of Dorastor and the surrounding Borderlands
  • 25 types of Monster, of animal, vegetable and mineral types
  • Write-ups of 9 Organizations
  • RuneQuest write-ups of 8 Cults, including adapting the cult of Humakt to Dorastor
  • New abilities for Illuminates and a description of Illumination and its various Schools
  • 15 Magic Items
  • Encounter Tables of all the important areas of Dorastor
  • Sample Campaign and Scenario Hooks
  • Extended RuneQuest rules for High Level Adventurers
  • Tips for playing High Level Adventurers and NPCs


Based on the write-up of our Dorastor Campaign, with a great deal of extra material, this covers the land and people of Dorastor and its Borderlands.


WARNING: Dorastor is the most horrible part of Glorantha, a cursed land full of terrors.
Secrets of Dorastor deals with extreme horror, with topics including violence, cannibalism, seduction, forced matings, ritual sacrifice and the liberal use of acid.
Please do not purchase this if these themes might cause offense.

 
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Simon P July 16, 2022 5:07 pm UTC
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Stormspearia's Secrets of Dorastor, Book of Doom and Holiday Dorastor: Seven Hills have been tantalisingly close to new medal statuses for a good while now, creeping up to the next medal threshold like Rilldick's War Slug climbing a Wall of Salt with Slow cast.

To help speed things along, I am having a limited offer: For the rest of July 2022 and all of August 2022, if you buy copies of two of these supplements and email me the DTRPG Invoice, I will send you back a DTRPG $5 Gift Voucher. If you buy three of these, I'll send you a DTRPG Gift Voucher of $8. Think about what Stormspearia's supplements you could put that towards! Alternatively, you could put it towards other Jonstown Compendium supplements, or even official Chaosium supplements.

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https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/381173/Holiday-Dorastor-Seven-Hills?affiliate_id=66807...See more
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Christopher C May 07, 2022 8:48 pm UTC
Hi there, I was wondering how this compares to 'Dorastor - The Land of Doom'? Thanks!
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Simon P May 08, 2022 8:20 am UTC
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Secrets of Dorastor is mainly a writeup of the Dorastor Campaign that I ran in the late 80s/early 90s. Some of it was originally written before Dorastor Land of Doom (DLOD) came out, so differs in many ways. I expanded on a few areas for my recent River Voices Campaign that touched Dorastor.

Obviously, Secrets of Dorastor has a lot in common with DLOD, but I have tried not to replicate material. Where Secrets of Dorastor covers the same areas, I have referenced the page number in DLOD but have not repeated things. Many of the Locations in Secrets of Dorastor are not described in DLOD and most of the Personalities are new.
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Erik B December 21, 2021 11:33 am UTC
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Please be there at the end of the month so I get my money and can buy a physical copy!
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Simon P December 21, 2021 4:30 pm UTC
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It will be there, don't worry.
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Erik B January 07, 2022 5:06 pm UTC
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Hello again! I only ordered the Hardback, standard color book version. Do I still get the map pack?

Regards, Erik.
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Simon P January 08, 2022 5:23 pm UTC
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Hi Erik

The Map Pack is a free download for those who have purchased the PDF.

However, send me an email to soltakss at yahoo dot com or DM me by Facebook Messenger and I'll send you the Map Pack.

It will not be a set of paper maps, though, as the Map pack is purely digital.

Regards

Simo
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Erik B January 28, 2022 7:55 pm UTC
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Thank you! I'll make contact on Facebook Messenger. Mvh Erik (Brickman).
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Erik B January 28, 2022 8:05 pm UTC
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I have now written to you on Facebook. Thanks.

Regards,

Erik.
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Simon P December 20, 2021 6:35 pm UTC
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At long last, Secrets of Dorastor is back as a POD.

My usual offer is available for those who have bought the PDF and POD.

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/318512/Secrets-of-Dorastor?affiliate_id=66807

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Erik B November 18, 2021 4:17 pm UTC
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Hello! I was about to buy it now because I could finally afford it, but it is perhaps then wise to await a better resolution on the map? :)

Kindest regards Erik.
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Simon P November 18, 2021 7:01 pm UTC
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When buying the PDF, you get a Map Pack that has the main map in excellent resolution. The map in both JC and Classic formats have a good map. The problem came when converting it to PDF for the POD.
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Erik B December 06, 2021 2:00 pm UTC
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OK! I see. Is there any solution on this? Because I really am primarily a physical copy collector.
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Simon P December 10, 2021 10:34 pm UTC
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I am getting a proof copy sent to me, hopefully it should be with me in a few days. Once I have checked it, I can put Secrets of Dorastor back as a POD.
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Erik B December 12, 2021 10:02 am UTC
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That sounds marvelous!
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Simon P December 20, 2021 6:33 pm UTC
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At long last, Secrets of Dorastor is back as a POD.

My usual offer is available for those who have bought the PDF and POD.

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/318512/Secrets-of-Dorastor?affiliate_id=66807

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Steven H December 21, 2021 10:50 am UTC
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Ordered this morning, the POD and PDF combo.

If the offer is still there for the DTRPG credit for purchasing both, how do we go about sending you a screenshot of the order?
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Simon P December 21, 2021 4:29 pm UTC
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Thanks for ordering this, I hope you enjoy it.

Send an email to soltakss at yahhoo dot com and include screenshots of both purchases, plus your DTRPG Email address.
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Craig H November 15, 2021 1:17 am UTC
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what happened to the POD?
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Simon P November 15, 2021 8:57 am UTC
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It was pulled by the printers because of the map quality. I have replaced it and am trying to get it live again.
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Steven H December 02, 2021 7:03 am UTC
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Do we know when the POD might be available again?
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Simon P December 05, 2021 10:11 am UTC
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Soon, I hope.

I am sending the files to someone to try and fix. When that is done, I need to get it approved, then get a Proof Copy ordered. When that is done, I can put it on DTRPG again.
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Simon P December 20, 2021 6:33 pm UTC
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At long last, Secrets of Dorastor is back as a POD.

My usual offer is available for those who have bought the PDF and POD.

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/318512/Secrets-of-Dorastor?affiliate_id=66807

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Simon P December 20, 2021 6:33 pm UTC
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At long last, Secrets of Dorastor is back as a POD.

My usual offer is available for those who have bought the PDF and POD.

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/318512/Secrets-of-Dorastor?affiliate_id=66807

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Simon P September 20, 2021 5:32 pm UTC
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By the way, if you do post a 1*, 2* or 3* Rating, let me know what you think needs to be improved.

I do try to make changes based on people's feedback, so even a few sentences explaining what you didn't like, or thought was missing, really helps.
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Manuel L September 09, 2021 7:43 am UTC
The book (bought it printed) is gorgeous and it feels great to have it near Dorastor and Cults of Terror.
My only issue is that the main map in my printed copy is near impossible to read due to the resolution (hopefully this affects my copy only).
Anyway wonderful work, can´t wait to play in it.
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Simon P September 11, 2021 6:11 pm UTC
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I am glad that you liked the book.

There is a Map Pack with the PDF that contains all the maps zipped up into a single file, that way you can open it and zoom in.

If you buy the PDF as well as the book, or have bought both, then send me proof at soltakss@yahoo.com and I'll send you $10 back.
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Erik B July 24, 2021 10:21 am UTC
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I so want to buy this supplement! But unfortunately it will have to wait because of a cursed Kickstarter, more specifically the Hal Zucati DM Screen, where I have to pay an exorbitant shipping fee of $80 just to get it here, and then there's probably customs tax of another $30. Buit as soon as I can, I'll buy this one.
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Simon P July 25, 2021 9:50 am UTC
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Thanks Erik, I can wait.

If anyone is experiencing hardship and can't afford to buy any of my titles, then please contact me on Facebook Messenger, Email or over at BRP Central and I'll see what I can do to help.
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Stuart B July 12, 2021 10:00 pm UTC
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Loved secrets of Dorastor esp the the Broo Legion/The other Broo Legion. Hard to send most existing parties to Doraster without the local fora and furna killing large numbers of them. But did think if you have a party who are basically "Police" like say Yelmalio Militia from Sandhart or Lunar hired help from the river of Cradles in Prax an "accident" with a god learner or artifact to do with enlightenment could see them picking up some enlightenment points by sending them to view very similiar problems (ie Raiding Storm Khans and other bandits pinching the grain etc and generally trying to keep a lid on things) but from the other side of the hill for a period in the Broo Legion. Which means characters are do not have to worry about disease and get to meet Hedi as a "fatigue" - cleaning out her stall & pond and as a total pest begging for treats ruining armour by rubbing her head against it but probably being in even more danger from Nomads than normal. Think as "police"...See more
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Simon P July 12, 2021 10:12 pm UTC
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There are loads of good ideas there - Do you mind if I pinch some of them?
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Stuart B August 05, 2021 7:50 pm UTC
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Be my guest, was only just kicking round some possible thoughts on how a GM could give their party a holiday in Dorastor and give them the RQ equal of Malaria and Yellow Fever immunity before they go. One oddity I did notice about Dorastor compared to other areas/RQ products is the really, really low levels of ransoms. Is this because ransoms are not a thing in Dorastor, cash shortage or based on scale of between 1000L to 5000L for really, really major leaders can parties "enjoy" their holiday and come back saying how cheap it is! Provided you speak the local lingo and offer a ransom to avoid getting too close a view of the local cultural traditions.
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Simon P August 07, 2021 8:05 pm UTC
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Secrets of Dorastor has roughly the same levels of ransoms as in the RQG rules. The Personalities have slightly lower ransoms, for who in their right mind would try to ransom them? I haven't seen ransoms of 1000L to 5000L in RQG supplements, but I am banned from reading scenarios as I am now playing in an RQG campaign.
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Simon P June 02, 2021 4:26 pm UTC
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The Hardcopy and Bundle for Secrets of Dorastor are now live.

The Eagle-Eyed amongst you might have noticed that there is not a discount for the hardcopy if you have previously bought the PDF. This is intentional, to reduce the impact on DTRPG Customer Services.

However, because I am a nice GM and you rolled 01 on your Bargain skill, or I rolled 100, if you send me a screenshot (soltakss@yahoo.com) showing that you have previously bought the PDF and have also bought the Hardcopy, or have bought the Hardcopy and PDF Bundle, I will send you a $10 Gift Certificate to your DTRPG account. This, of course, comes with some Terms and conditions:
Only 1 Discount per Order
Screenshots have to be complete enough to show the two orders
You need to tell me the Email Address that you used for your DTRPG Order
If this is abused, I will discontinue the offer

So, if I have 10 sales after the hardcopy has gone live and receive 20 emails saying that people have bought...See more
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Chip W June 04, 2021 9:58 pm UTC
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Simon,

Thank you for this generous offer.
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Erik B October 11, 2020 12:37 pm UTC
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This sounds awesome! Can't waith for the POD version!
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Simon P October 12, 2020 8:52 am UTC
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Thanks Erik, the POD is coming. I have the files for the Classic layout, but converting them to Word has made some formatting changes, so I need to sort those out. I need to do that so that I can make changes to the text etc in case there are corrections. It shouldn't take too long, but I have something in the pipeline that i want to finish before starting on the POD version.
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Craig H January 06, 2021 2:13 am UTC
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can't wait for the POD!
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Simon P January 07, 2021 7:11 am UTC
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I've got a few things to tidy up before looking at the layout for the POD version. But, it is going to happen, all being well.
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Erik B January 13, 2021 9:43 am UTC
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That sounds good! Take your time. It's better that it gets published in the best possible way than getting pushed out ahead of its time.
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Simon P June 05, 2021 2:32 pm UTC
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Hi Craig

The POD is here, please look at the other messages for a Bundle Offer of $10 sent back as a Gift Certificate if you send me proof of purchase of both the PDF and hardcopy.

Regards

Simon
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Simon P June 05, 2021 2:32 pm UTC
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Hi Erik

The POD is here, please look at the other messages for a Bundle Offer of $10 sent back as a Gift Certificate if you send me proof of purchase of both the PDF and hardcopy.

Regards

Simon
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Erik B June 15, 2021 1:47 pm UTC
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Thanks for the info! Right now I am a little strapped for cash. But at the end of month perhaps or ending of next month surely.

Kindest regards, Erik
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Simon P December 20, 2021 6:34 pm UTC
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At long last, Secrets of Dorastor is back as a POD.

My usual offer is available for those who have bought the PDF and POD.

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/318512/Secrets-of-Dorastor?affiliate_id=66807

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Simon P September 06, 2020 11:37 am UTC
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I have removed the earlier version of files, as it may have been confusing having multiple versions.

So, now Secrets of Dorastor gives you:
66807-StormSpearia-SecretsOfDorastor-v2.pdf: The original layout
66807-StormSpearia-SecretsOfDorastorClassic-v1.pdf: Layout similar to Dorastor Land of Doom
66807-StormSpearia-SecretsOfDorastor-Maps-v2.zip: All the maps from Secrets of Dorastor, but full-size.
66807-StormSpearia-SecretsOfDorastor-Spells-V1.pdf: All the spells from Secrets of Dorastor
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Simon P September 05, 2020 1:59 pm UTC
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Master Gollum (www.mastergollum.com) has redone the layout for Secrets of Dorastor in Classic Mode, to look more like the original Dorastor Land of Doom and Lords of Terror formats.

I have added this as a free download to Secrets of Dorastor, so you can access it by checking out your DTRPG library.

Many thanks to Master Gollum for offering to do this.
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Simon P September 12, 2020 10:07 am UTC
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I have added the revised version of the Classic Format and removed v1
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David S July 24, 2020 6:00 pm UTC
How useful would this be to run an old-school Riskland-type campaign, where the players are focused on building a new community?
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Simon P July 24, 2020 6:17 pm UTC
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Secrets of Dorastor covers the Borderlands around Dorastor in varying amounts of detail. It has many scenario Hooks involving setting up steads, settling Riskland and new people coming into the area. It also has a section on stead management, relating mainly to the Sacred Time Income rules in RQG,

Although not explicitly geared up to this, secrets of Dorastor does provide some support. It does not repeat what was in Dorastor Land of Doom, as it is not designed as a replacement of Dorastor Land of Doom.

I do expect the low-level Scenarios of Dorastor to focus on stead-building and the development of the Renekotling Clan, as well as populating the other nearby areas such as Dorastaland and Riskland.
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David S July 24, 2020 6:28 pm UTC
Thank you!
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Simon P July 17, 2020 5:52 pm UTC
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We have been asked to hold off PODs until our titles have reached Electrum Seller level. This is to reduce the sheer amount of work coming through to OBS's Print on Demand Team.

So, if you want a print on Demand version of Secrets of Dorastor, you know what to do!

Buy! Buy! Buy!
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Tommi H July 22, 2020 7:02 pm UTC
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Will the pdf buyers get some sort of a discount if buying the POD later?
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Simon P July 23, 2020 6:40 am UTC
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Hi Tommi H

That is certainly what I want to do.

However, I would need to look at the options, as I cannot sell the POD version at below cost.

There would be a discount on the POD Version if you bought the PDF, but I am not sure if it would be the full price of the PDF. To do that, I would have to set the price of the Bundle at the sum of the two individual prices, which would probably be quite high.
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clive W August 02, 2020 9:03 am UTC
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How odd, you'd think in these uncertain economic times people would be glad to have the work coming in.....
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Simon P June 05, 2021 2:33 pm UTC
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Hi Tommi

The POD is here, please look at the other messages for a Bundle Offer of $10 sent back as a Gift Certificate if you send me proof of purchase of both the PDF and hardcopy.

Regards

Simon
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