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Title: Is Five Parsecs From Home Available As Paperback Anywhere?
Post by: Cacique Caribe on November 15, 2020, 01:06:03 AM
I can only find offers of the pdf, at Wargames Vault and Drive Thru RPG, but no indication of where to get a printed copy.

https://www.wargamevault.com/product/226810/Five-Parsecs-From-Home

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/226810/Five-Parsecs-From-Home

Does anyone know?  Thanks.

Dan
Title: Re: Is Five Parsecs From Home Available As Paperback Anywhere?
Post by: Spinal Tap on November 15, 2020, 07:26:35 AM
Not that I'm aware of. I got the pdf and got one of these online printers to print and bind it for me.

Wish I had kept just as a PDF though as the author seems to regularly update the rules and mine were outdated within days of printing.

My recommendation would be to just use the pdf then you can update (for free) if improvements are made.
Title: Re: Is Five Parsecs From Home Available As Paperback Anywhere?
Post by: Cacique Caribe on November 15, 2020, 03:28:29 PM
So, once you get the pdf, you can only print it out and access the pdf once?

Dan
Title: Re: Is Five Parsecs From Home Available As Paperback Anywhere?
Post by: Spinal Tap on November 15, 2020, 04:03:03 PM
So, once you get the pdf, you can only print it out and access the pdf once?

Dan

No. You can download the new updates whenever they appear, it was just that I had paid to have it printed/bound and then it was upgraded within a couple of weeks!!

Title: Re: Is Five Parsecs From Home Available As Paperback Anywhere?
Post by: Cacique Caribe on November 15, 2020, 07:26:35 PM
Ah, got it.  Lol

Thanks so much.

Dan
Title: Re: Is Five Parsecs From Home Available As Paperback Anywhere?
Post by: CookAndrewB on November 16, 2020, 07:54:51 PM
Yeah, I just reprint the whole thing every so often.
Title: Re: Is Five Parsecs From Home Available As Paperback Anywhere?
Post by: Billchuck on November 16, 2020, 09:22:59 PM
The author says he's still looking in to POD options.
Title: Re: Is Five Parsecs From Home Available As Paperback Anywhere?
Post by: Cacique Caribe on November 18, 2020, 11:33:48 AM
ďPODĒ?

Dan
Title: Re: Is Five Parsecs From Home Available As Paperback Anywhere?
Post by: fred on November 18, 2020, 12:09:22 PM
Print on Demand

The author provides the PDF to a supplier, who takes orders, prints the book, and sends it out. Amazon do this for some of the older Ospreys.
Title: Re: Is Five Parsecs From Home Available As Paperback Anywhere?
Post by: Cacique Caribe on November 18, 2020, 12:21:34 PM
Thanks!  That would definitely be the best option.

Dan
Title: Re: Is Five Parsecs From Home Available As Paperback Anywhere?
Post by: Cacique Caribe on February 14, 2021, 05:03:58 AM
Would local print shops accept the PDF download?  If so, how does one transfer the file?  Arenít there safeguards against transferring ownership/access?

I ask because I wouldnít want to pay for the download if it canít be printed by the printing shops.

Dan
PS.  Can you tell Iím a total noob when it comes to buying and using PDF rules?  :)
Title: Re: Is Five Parsecs From Home Available As Paperback Anywhere?
Post by: Billchuck on February 14, 2021, 07:59:08 PM
Would local print shops accept the PDF download?  If so, how does one transfer the file?  Arenít there safeguards against transferring ownership/access?

I ask because I wouldnít want to pay for the download if it canít be printed by the printing shops.

Dan
PS.  Can you tell Iím a total noob when it comes to buying and using PDF rules?  :)

Thereís explicit permission in the book that allows you to print it for personal use.

Most places wonít try to police this sort of thing, because itís basically impossible.  If you canít find a place local That will print it, Iíve heard from several people that https://www.printme1.com/ is reliable.

The usual method of getting it to the printer is either carrying it in on a usb stick or going through an online portal that lets you upload and pay for it up front. 
Title: Re: Is Five Parsecs From Home Available As Paperback Anywhere?
Post by: War Monkey on February 14, 2021, 11:58:29 PM
I just printed it off and placed it in a three ring binder, the back side of the pages are blank so with pencil I can add rules. I also add dividers for quick references. and a couple more for quick charts.
Title: Re: Is Five Parsecs From Home Available As Paperback Anywhere?
Post by: Arundel on February 15, 2021, 07:47:49 PM
I still wish the author would/could work out a system to have it POD, whether through DriveThru, Wargame Vault or some other provider. This is done all the time.   :?
Title: Re: Is Five Parsecs From Home Available As Paperback Anywhere?
Post by: Cacique Caribe on February 16, 2021, 06:21:14 AM
Arundel

I couldnít agree with you more!

Dan
Title: Re: Is Five Parsecs From Home Available As Paperback Anywhere?
Post by: Manchu on February 16, 2021, 07:14:10 AM
Surely this can be done through Amazon these days, too.
Title: Re: Is Five Parsecs From Home Available As Paperback Anywhere?
Post by: pixelgeek on February 16, 2021, 02:21:52 PM
Its not as easy as you all seem to think. You need to produce a proper cover for the book as well as create a layout that uses proper alternating pages.

Nordic Weasel is a one person operation. I don't think he has the requisite experience in doing layout for this sort of project.

He also has a habit of releasing books with new content in them and that would mean redoing cover artwork every time.

I think its more important that he concentrates on writing rules
Title: Re: Is Five Parsecs From Home Available As Paperback Anywhere?
Post by: Billchuck on March 24, 2021, 06:44:49 PM
There's a new answer to the original question: no, but it will be available in hardback.

https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=130388.0