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Author Topic: Is Five Parsecs From Home Available As Paperback Anywhere?  (Read 2796 times)

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Is Five Parsecs From Home Available As Paperback Anywhere?
« 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
« Last Edit: November 15, 2020, 01:08:07 AM by Cacique Caribe »

Offline Spinal Tap

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Re: Is Five Parsecs From Home Available As Paperback Anywhere?
« Reply #1 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Wish I had kept just as a PDF though as the author seems to regularly update the rules and mine were outdated within days of printing.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.

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: Is Five Parsecs From Home Available As Paperback Anywhere?
« Reply #2 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

Offline Spinal Tap

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Re: Is Five Parsecs From Home Available As Paperback Anywhere?
« Reply #3 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!!


Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: Is Five Parsecs From Home Available As Paperback Anywhere?
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2020, 07:26:35 PM »
Ah, got it.  Lol

Thanks so much.

Dan

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Re: Is Five Parsecs From Home Available As Paperback Anywhere?
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2020, 07:54:51 PM »
Yeah, I just reprint the whole thing every so often.

Offline Billchuck

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Re: Is Five Parsecs From Home Available As Paperback Anywhere?
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2020, 09:22:59 PM »
The author says he's still looking in to POD options.

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: Is Five Parsecs From Home Available As Paperback Anywhere?
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2020, 11:33:48 AM »
ďPODĒ?

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Re: Is Five Parsecs From Home Available As Paperback Anywhere?
« Reply #8 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.

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: Is Five Parsecs From Home Available As Paperback Anywhere?
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2020, 12:21:34 PM »
Thanks!  That would definitely be the best option.

Dan
« Last Edit: November 27, 2020, 01:17:23 AM by Cacique Caribe »

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: Is Five Parsecs From Home Available As Paperback Anywhere?
« Reply #10 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?  :)
« Last Edit: February 14, 2021, 05:10:20 AM by Cacique Caribe »

Offline Billchuck

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Re: Is Five Parsecs From Home Available As Paperback Anywhere?
« Reply #11 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. 

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Re: Is Five Parsecs From Home Available As Paperback Anywhere?
« Reply #12 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.
Just remember "If the Enemy is in range, so are YOU!

http://silo1313.blogspot.com/

Offline Arundel

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Re: Is Five Parsecs From Home Available As Paperback Anywhere?
« Reply #13 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.   :?

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: Is Five Parsecs From Home Available As Paperback Anywhere?
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2021, 06:21:14 AM »
Arundel

I couldnít agree with you more!

Dan

 

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