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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 03 Jul 2019 :  03:42:18  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Sharing this because I've seen people on eBay paying through the nose for the original hardcover...

The DM's Guild now has a softcover version of The Grand History of the Realms for just $20. (And right now, it and the pdf together are $22. No idea how long that deal will last).

So if you weren't lucky enough to get a copy (or two!) in hardcover when it came out, now you can go softcover on it.

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jamesewelch
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Posted - 03 Jul 2019 :  13:33:01  Show Profile Send jamesewelch a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just be aware that it looks awful.

I purchased the POD and PDF. I also requested a refund (got refund yesterday).

The PDF is image scans (not text, so not searchable). There's white space margins around the scanned pages, so the POD and PDF pages aren't even full pages. The PDF does have bookmarks/TOC.

I really hope WotC cleans up this scan, so I can buy a few.

Edited by - jamesewelch on 03 Jul 2019 13:39:22
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 04 Jul 2019 :  04:05:14  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jamesewelch

Just be aware that it looks awful.

I purchased the POD and PDF. I also requested a refund (got refund yesterday).

The PDF is image scans (not text, so not searchable). There's white space margins around the scanned pages, so the POD and PDF pages aren't even full pages. The PDF does have bookmarks/TOC.

I really hope WotC cleans up this scan, so I can buy a few.



That's really quite odd. They just updated the file a few weeks ago; the prior version was text, or at least OCR'ed, so it was searchable. I wonder why they would replace a searchable version with a larger file that wasn't searchable.

I'm glad you mentioned that. I just dug up one of the older copies, so I could have the searchable one handy. I'd replaced it with the newest version of the file, not knowing it wasn't searchable.

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George Krashos
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Posted - 04 Jul 2019 :  23:21:51  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just have your own.

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Edited by - George Krashos on 05 Jul 2019 04:00:24
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Derulbaskul
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Posted - 05 Jul 2019 :  00:37:34  Show Profile Send Derulbaskul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert That's really quite odd. They just updated the file a few weeks ago; the prior version was text, or at least OCR'ed, so it was searchable. I wonder why they would replace a searchable version with a larger file that wasn't searchable.

I'm glad you mentioned that. I just dug up one of the older copies, so I could have the searchable one handy. I'd replaced it with the newest version of the file, not knowing it wasn't searchable.



It wouldn't be the first time.

I got The Shattered Gates of Slaughtergarde when it was first released on the DM's Guild. The file was so large and such poor quality that I went and downloaded a pirated version to take its place.

Yep, amateur pirates had better quality control....

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 05 Jul 2019 :  02:48:56  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Derulbaskul

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert That's really quite odd. They just updated the file a few weeks ago; the prior version was text, or at least OCR'ed, so it was searchable. I wonder why they would replace a searchable version with a larger file that wasn't searchable.

I'm glad you mentioned that. I just dug up one of the older copies, so I could have the searchable one handy. I'd replaced it with the newest version of the file, not knowing it wasn't searchable.



It wouldn't be the first time.

I got The Shattered Gates of Slaughtergarde when it was first released on the DM's Guild. The file was so large and such poor quality that I went and downloaded a pirated version to take its place.

Yep, amateur pirates had better quality control....



Yeah, but this is going the other way: they replaced the better copy with the worse one.

I've gotten a lot of TSR/WotC pdfs, and honestly, I've had very few complaints about them.

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Posted - 12 Sep 2019 :  01:36:35  Show Profile Send dagger a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think the Print on Demand looks pretty decent.

https://imgur.com/a/f7iUosh

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