Since things might be a bit tricky for the next few weeks as the global supply of Amazing Tales shifts from the original edition to the revised edition here’s an update on where Amazing Tales is currently available. The first, and most important thing to know is that there is a revised edition in the works. It includes 8 extra pages, with advice on creating non-violent stories, a sample adventure and tips for creating memorable NPCs.
A PDF copy of Amazing Tales
If you want a PDF copy. DriveThruRPG is the only supplier. $4.95. All PDF versions are now the revised edition. If you’ve already bought one, your PDF has been updated to the revised edition, just download it again from DriveThru to get the new material.
A hardback copy of Amazing Tales
Your local game shop may have some of the original edition but the big warehouse which supplies the games shops is nearly empty. See below for news of when it might be full again.
Amazon as of today, Amazon have some. I don’t know exactly how many of the books they have on consignment they have sold, but it is probably most of them.
Print on Demand via DriveThruRPG The print on demand version has been updated to the revised edition. For reasons the print versions are on a new product page. In a week or so once all the updates have cleared DriveThru’s system everything should be back on the original product page.
The revised edition print run
A print run of the revised edition is in process. We’re anticipating delivery to the distributor on 16 December.
The eagle eyed amongst you might have noticed that the price of the print on demand standard and premium editions has increased, to $24.95 and $29.95 respectively.
Once the revised print edition hits stores it too will be priced at $24.95. Why is this? Well there are a few reasons.
- The original price was too low. I wasn’t selling the hardback copies at a loss, but it was close.
- Amazing Tales is printed in China, when we ordered (and for that matter today) it wasn’t clear if it would be hit with additional tarriffs. So the pricing has to account for that.
- I try and keep the print on demand (POD) and retail prices similar to support retail outlets. They’re the bedrock of the hobby and I don’t want to undercut them by selling the POD copies for less than the retail copies.
It’s a tough world out there sometimes, and I’d hate to think of parents who want to play Amazing Tales with their kids, but can’t because there’s a choice between buying a game and paying the rent. If that’s you, drop me a line, and we’ll make it work.