Wednesday, February 09, 2005

RPGnow: no more minimum purchase

One of the things that used to annoy me about RPGnow was the $6.40 minimum purchase. Scott McCloud can sell comics online for a quarter. S. John Ross can sell kickass fonts for three bucks apiece. Why can't RPGnow deliver less than $6.40 worth of product and still make a profit? Well now they can. Thanks in very, very small part to yours truly, they've added another purchase option: for a 35 cent handling fee you can buy underneath the minimum. Not perfect, but still a step in the right direction. Kudos to RPGnow for listening to its customers!

Between this development and DriveThruRPG switching over to digital watermarking, I'm starting to actually believe that you can accomplish some things simply by bitching on the internet.

(Hey! I just noticed that Games Designers' Workshop has been added to the watermarking list! Hot damn! Pocket Empires will be mine! And while we're on the subject of cool new stuff, two new cool items have been added over at RPGnow: The full version of Blue Rose and the Johnny Nexus Compilation, a collection of articles from the editor of Critical Miss.)