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Recreating the OD&D Booklets — 5 Comments

  1. Why do you feel PDFs aren’t useful at the table? If you know all the keyboard shortcuts you can navigate a PDF very quickly. Add in the ability to search, and you should be able to look up info much faster then with a hard copy.

    Don’t get me wrong, I like books, but I find PDFs more useful as reference source. Furthermore, my laptop is much lighter then all my hardcovers AND buying ink SUCKS! 🙂

  2. Why do I prefer printed books to PDFs at the gaming table?

    In the first place, I don’t like laptops (they are too fragile and too hard to upgrade/fix) and therefore I do not own one. If I had a laptop using it at the gaming table would be unpopular with my players as they would not be allowed to have drinks at the table.

    Second, books are easier to pass around the table. Multiple physical books means multiple people can be using different books at the same time. Multiple PDFs on one laptop means only one person can be using the books at a time.

    Third, books are easier to use at the table for me. I’ve been using books at the table for over 30 years. When I’ve had to use PDFs on someone’s laptop it just doesn’t work as well for me.

    As for ink, I have a laser printer and a 5000 page toner cartridge for it is about $35. I trade only being able to print in black and white for low cost, 20+ pages per minute printing.

    Your mileage may vary, of course.

  3. http://wothbora.googlepages.com/constructingpdfs

    I really like the way you used paper clips for binding. As I'm one of those weird people who has a long reach stapler, I could just staple. The vast majority of people aren't going to have one (many have probably never even seen a long reach stapler), however, and this is a great way to bind booklets without one.

    Yours look a lot better than mine because the covers are printed in color while mine are printed in black & white (set to low quality too so as not to aste a much toner). However, it's what is inside that I care most about.