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Dresden Files RPG: Your Story


Tell Us Your Story

Beneath the "normal" surface of the world are things and people which most of us don't want to know about, and will do our best to forget about if we ever come near them. People won't see what they don't want to see.

But that's most of us. And you-you're not most of us.

What's Your Story?

Whether you're a champion of God, changeling, vampire, werewolf, wizard, or plain "vanilla" mortal human being, this volume of The Dresden Files RPG gives you all the rules you need to build characters and tell your own stories in the Dresdenverse. Inside, you'll uncover the secrets of spellcasting, the extents of mortal and supernatural power, and the hidden occult reality of the unfamiliar city you call home.

Together with Volume Two: Our World, The Dresden Files RPG: Your Story gives you everything you need to make your own adventures in the thrilling and dangerous world of New York Times best-selling author Jim Butcher's Dresden Files series!

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Ralph T September 15, 2016 4:38 am UTC
I'm confused. When looking at your site, Evil Hat Productions, LLC, in the section to buy this product, and Dresden Files RPG: Our World, you list both products for $10.00 on the Kindle and Nook but you double the price for a PDF. The part I am confused about is why is the PDF so much more expensive then the product for the Kindle and Nook?

Dresden Files Roleplaying Game: Vol 1: Your Story

Dresden Files Roleplaying Game: Vol 2: Our World
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Evil Hat ( September 15, 2016 12:42 pm UTC
The PDF is a high fidelity, gorgeous, fully laid out presentation of the game in a format that matches the print book.

The Kindle/Nook versions are stripped-down & bare-bones, lacking much of the contextual layout, artwork, and other graphical features of the PDF.
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Evil Hat ( September 16, 2016 1:01 pm UTC
There is no call to lecture me about pricing, especially when you have no basis nor knowledge of the licensing agreements that may play into it. If you'd like to see some of the thinking that goes into our general pricing strategy, you can learn about part of it at my personal blog

You are very welcome to buy the inferior, lower-priced product, or not purchase at all.
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Andrew K December 07, 2016 5:13 pm UTC
Costs I can imagine Evil Hat incurs for these books, be they electronic or printed:

-Pitching and negotiating the licence
-Fully designing the game rules
-Drafting the game rules
-Full Edit for logical order
-Flavour edit, to seem a part of the Dresden world
-Layout Work (Which is a huge pain and very time consuming)
-Initial testing/response testing
-More Editing
-Final proofing
-Nope, probably a couple last-minute edits
-Negotiating with printers, distributors, and e-distributors
-Web design and self-marketing

-Jim Butcher & Publisher royalties
-Artist royalties
-Distribution fees (Ya don't think maybe DriveThruRPG makes some money somwhere?)
-Advertisment, marketing, review copies, conventions, etc.
-Product support after the sale, often including freebie extras, plot hooks, flavour bits, worksheets, more artwork, etc.
-Fred taking time to reply to people...See more
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Evil Hat ( April 22, 2019 1:08 am UTC
Yow. Good call. I must have been having a bad reading day two and a half years ago (obviously I can't remember the details from then), but I absolutely shouldn't have responded like that. My apologies.

... Oh wait! Gmail has a good archive of comments I received. Turns out the reply you're seeing was in reply to a comment that is no longer displayed here. So it looks like I'm responding very nastily to something that was completely reasonable. What happened, instead, is that the original commenter replied to my first reply, to say this:

"Thank you for the reply, but that does not justify the price gauging that some companies do when it comes to PDFs or any electronic publications. I understand the cost of books, and I really don't mind paying a few extra dollars to gaming companies for the electronic versions (say $15); but the price Evil Hat Productions, LLC and others tend to charge is greedy. The "high fidelity, gorgeous, fully laid out presentation" for the PDF is what...See more
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Paul B February 09, 2020 11:16 pm UTC
Nice! Gotta love long-term archives of everything.

Looks like Ralph T tried to pull a fast one there but got owned in the end, beautiful!
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Ralph T February 11, 2020 5:59 pm UTC
First, I want to thank the publisher for posting my response to their first post. I'm not sure what happened to my second post.

Second, I had no intention of responding to any of these posts because this is not a forum for nasty, knock-out, drag-out comments and I was trying to take a higher road from the comments I had already made, and from what I have seen of the community for this product I now know the decision to not purchase and participate was a good solid choice.

To Andrew K and Paul B. If you are not going to provide anything useful (and no Andrew K your info was not useful) just shut up.

P.s. Go ahead and have the last word. I'm not planning on responding for if I could I would ignore this page.
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