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Seethyr
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Posted - 19 Mar 2018 :  19:49:06  Show Profile  Visit Seethyr's Homepage Send Seethyr a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Would you consider it poor form to put a work in progress up on DMSGuild? I donít mean an unedited brainstorm of garbage, nor would I consider charging for it, but I have a bestiary that has the majority of its creatures done. The artist simply doesnít have the time to keep up with me, and i plan on adding what she is doing as time passes (always bg with a few more creatures).

Would that be something that turns you off from picking up even a free or pay-what-you-want item?


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quote:
Originally posted by Seethyr

Would you consider it poor form to put a work in progress up on DMSGuild? I donít mean an unedited brainstorm of garbage, nor would I consider charging for it, but I have a bestiary that has the majority of its creatures done. The artist simply doesnít have the time to keep up with me, and i plan on adding what she is doing as time passes (always bg with a few more creatures).

Would that be something that turns you off from picking up even a free or pay-what-you-want item?





I don't do a lot on the DM's Guild, myself... But I'd shy away from anything that I knew wasn't a completed product, simply because I don't like the idea of using something something rules-based and knowing it could change when I'm not looking.

Again, though, I may not be the ideal respondent; most of what I look for on the DM's Guild is either something with plenty of lore, or something I can mine for non-rules ideas (like a bunch of NPCs or a list of tavern drinks).

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Kentinal
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If text is complete and illustrations the only thing to be added it might not be that bad an idea, however an uncompleted item is never a good idea. Users can end up with different versions and sometimes am illustration has the impact of many words not written.
Overall I would advise waiting until you have a complete presentation then one subject to change ever week or month because a picture was added.
You could do version numbers of course, however even that can get tiring for those that look for updates on changes.

The always subject to change, even for free, would not inspire me to download even for free.

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Posted - 20 Mar 2018 :  00:48:47  Show Profile  Visit Storyteller Hero's Homepage Send Storyteller Hero a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Based on my personal experience, it's better to have something that feels reasonably complete on its own, and improve upon it over time, rather than something that feels noticeably unfinished.

An exception would be a preview of an upcoming product, in which case I would recommend against charging for it.



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Seethyr
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Posted - 04 Apr 2018 :  06:40:26  Show Profile  Visit Seethyr's Homepage Send Seethyr a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you all for the advice. I will just post the link from my Google drive here and wait for completion. At this point, itís almost all about the artist. The book itself is pretty much finished.

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Edited by - Seethyr on 04 Apr 2018 06:48:12
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