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Responsible playtesters wanted for RPG
« on: April 22, 2003, 03:38:19 PM »
Eureka the Mad Scientist RPG needs your help. Mr. Ehlers and I are writing this tiny beast and need you to help flesh out the rules and generally try to break the game.

If your interested ask us to tell you more.

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Re: Responsible playtesters wanted for RPG
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2003, 03:41:52 PM »
if this isn't one you're going to try and sell it would be cool if we could throw it in our house rules section.
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Re: Responsible playtesters wanted for RPG
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2003, 03:45:01 PM »
The intention is to sell it. Sorry.
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Re: Responsible playtesters wanted for RPG
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2003, 04:40:07 PM »
We COULD however send Fell a copy, and any of you interested in playing a session or two could get in on it. Then, of course, once we have a final form, we'd like a TWG review.

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Re: Responsible playtesters wanted for RPG
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2003, 07:56:43 PM »
We only review stuff when the writers pay us large sums in unmarked bills. They can be imaginary bills, though, or duck bills, or whatever.
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Re: Responsible playtesters wanted for RPG
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2003, 12:42:51 PM »
Well how about we throw in a million platypi bills!

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Re: Responsible playtesters wanted for RPG
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2003, 02:12:21 PM »
Sold! I wouldn't mind taking a look at the game.
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Re: Responsible playtesters wanted for RPG
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2003, 03:11:44 PM »
You guys might want to talk to fell about the cost of these things.  The reason I bring this up is last year a BYU student was getting his RPG published (well self published) and it cost him a lot of money.  Fell knows more of the details then me but i think he had to sell the core rule book at like $60 just to break even.
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Re: Responsible playtesters wanted for RPG
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2003, 05:08:35 PM »
We're actually being much less ambitious than that. We're looking at something the size of the old TWERPS books or Ninja Burger. Beer and Pretzels size stuff.

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Re: Responsible playtesters wanted for RPG
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2003, 05:17:45 PM »
Retailing for  5 or 6 dollars in a 30 pg 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 format
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Re: Responsible playtesters wanted for RPG
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2003, 05:55:02 PM »
Have you considered publishing via PDF?  It's a valid market and people are apt to spend a few bucks on a pdf if its worth it.  Might be a way to make enough profit to fund a print edition.

Hey, it worked for Cartoon Action Hour.  Just advertise at message boards around the net...especially rpg.net.  Send out some review copies to get the word out and badda-bing!  Instant rpg fame!

Easier said than done, right?

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Re: Responsible playtesters wanted for RPG
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2003, 08:35:30 AM »
Its been discussed, but I dont really trust people as much as I used to. Its really easy to steal a PDF and I can see Eureka as the next big gaming hit people can download off of Kazaa. I want a group of people to buy the game, not file share it between friends.

5 bucks a copy sounds reasonable.  Maybe if we ever do a second edition we'll realease #1 as a PDF.

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Re: Responsible playtesters wanted for RPG
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2003, 02:53:38 PM »
what about both?  A $5 PDF file and a book.  The person can get the PDF which contains the basics then the book will have more stuff in it.  If a person had bought the PDF they get $5 off the book.
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Re: Responsible playtesters wanted for RPG
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2003, 02:57:23 PM »
I like the idea of a $5 PDF for a "lite" version of the game, but I don't think it will work for Eureka! because, again, it's sort of a Beer and Pretzels sort of system. The book is only about a dozen 8"x5" pages. It's hard to simplify something like that. Maybe once we have the larger system that we're working on we'll do something like that.

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Re: Responsible playtesters wanted for RPG
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2003, 03:15:20 PM »
To be honest the way its designed now its a Lite game. I plan on eventually doing a full version in 81/2 x 11 format.
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