Still my all time favorite version of the game, and the one book in my collection that hasn’t ever been sold or traded off. No matter what version you play, this book is extremely useful. My only peeve is the artwork isn’t up to the par (IMO) of the books it was derived from.
– Meepo 2006-11-08 23:10 UTC
I agree about the artwork, Meepo – though it does have the sexiest picture of a Elf, ever, on page 25, so that makes up for the rest
– GreyWulf 2006-11-09 10:22 UTC
I hope it holds what it promises – I just bought it online. My first PDF book.
I guess now I need to print it.
– AlexSchroeder 2006-11-09 11:14 UTC
My biggest regret (gaming-wise, at least) is getting rid of this book when 3e came out.
I guess I could buy it in pdf, but I’m a complete grognard, and just find something magical about hardcovers with actual pages in between
Darrell 2006-11-09 16:56 UTC
Hm, a pity they added the backgrounds to every page of the PDF. This adds an extra shade of grey to the background, reduces print quality, and doesn’t really help that much. Did anybody try printing it?
– AlexSchroeder 2006-11-10 14:34 UTC
Alex, I’ve a version someplace without the background grey. I’ll try to dig it out for you. That should help sort it.
– GreyWulf 2006-11-10 15:42 UTC
Indeed, that would be awesome. I wouldn’t mind learning how you did it, too. Please, teach me the secret power of PDF hacking! I noticed that I can select the text itself in a PDF viewer, to the text is there, it just has a this ugly background image…
– AlexSchroeder 2006-11-10 21:46 UTC
You can do lots of fun things with pdfs
I suggest taking a look at pdftk. In their words:
- If PDF is electronic paper, then pdftk is an electronic staple-remover, hole-punch, binder, secret-decoder-ring, and X-Ray-glasses. Pdftk is a command-line tool for doing everyday things with PDF documents.
I’ll hunt down my copy of the Rules Cyclopedia pdf out of the Big DVD Drawer, upload it and email you a link to it tomorrow.
– GreyWulf 2006-11-10 23:12 UTC