So I came here looking for the Marvel Multiverse material. I’m not really that interested in playing online I just wanted access to any additional resources that might be available here. Character write-ups by fans, errata for the physical books and all of that kind of thing. For the record I bought my books brand new from Amazon and got them for a good at least a big less than what Demiplane is wanting to charge for the “digital” content offered here. I don’t even know what that looks like is it a full book with all of the rules or what?
It’s too risky. I don’t have a good preview of even what I would be getting through Demiplane. $49.99 after I’ve already bought the physical core books that are available is simply too much. I used Hero Lab for Pathfinder 1e and for D&D 5e and I never had to pay near that much for datasets. I’ve been playing role playing games since D&D boxed editions folks and I’m telling you this is highway robbery. If this was back in the days when we played 1st, 2nd or even 3rd edition D&D trying to make players pay twice for their rpg books would have went over like a lead balloon. You guys wouldn’t have even survived long enough to even have a business model.
If you continue to charge these outrageous prices people are going to start ignoring you, especially in today’s economy when things are expensive enough that we don’t have as much to burn as they used to. I think the Marvel Multiverse RPG is great from what I’ve seen from it so far. I even bought both the Hardcover and Kindle Edition of the core book but you guys are smoking crack or something if you think I’m going to pay you yet another $50 for every Marvel RPG book I buy. It’s ashame too because you are going to lose me as a customer that would have stuck around for reasonable prices. You are probably going to lose a lot of other people too. I don’t even bother to look at Fantasy Grounds or Roll 20 for the same reasons probibitive cost. I honestly like to play face to face and I want game aids that help me make Characters easily and things like that kinda like Hero Lab.
I also have copies of some of all of Renegade Games World of Darkness books and I’m seeing that you also support at least Vampire the Masquerade 5th edition. I won’t be paying your high prices for any of the WoD material either.
It wouldn’t surprise me at all if within a years time you guys are a bad memory and the Marvel Multiverse RPG is still going strong for years to come. You are really trying to capitalize on Marvel Multiverses work and I hope they are charging you a hefty sum for doing so especially if you are going to try to rob their players the way you are now.
It was a bad bad day for D&D 2nd Edition when D&D etools came out because the people who made it didn’t know what they were doing and they charged waaaay to much for it. The absolute best days for game companies and gamers were the days when people could write absolutely free software that actually worked with the game system people were playing.
Easy access to that free software meant that new players had easy access to character creation and the like and that practically guaranteed that new players were going to be coming in all the time.
I have no doubt that you guys have a great product that would help new players learn the rules and make up characters easily but most of them will never see it because of your prohibitive pricing. The game companies will go on just fine but you won’t because you will price yourselves out of business. If you charged like $29.99 for each core book instead of a whipping $50 I know some gamers that would still ignore you because they have kids to feed and house payments to make and you are just not necessary. I would buy in at that lower price though and I think others would too.
It’s kinda like even when the game companies charge $10-$20 for a few dice because they have the Marvel die in there or the special WoD symbols on them. It’s utter stupidity because folks have been gaming just fine with regular old low priced dice for years. Companies like Chessex probably love it when game companies do stupid stuff like that but hey don’t let me get in the way of you putting yourselves out of business as fast as you can maybe the next guys who come along will realize that customers don’t like to be price gouged and who knows if you are blessed maybe when you are looking for you next job they might let you work for them but probably not in the marketing and finance department.
Don’t mind me though I’m just a gamer who has been at this on and off for around 35 years. What do I know right? Oh did I mention that you are changing too much? Oh yeah I think we covered that.