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The CRPG Book is now available to pre-order in physical form!

Oct 28, 2017
29
東京
#52
BTW, now that the hardcover book is sold out the PDF will be freely distributed again. I'm adding hyperlinks to it as well, should start posting it soon. In the meanwhile, feel free to share the Bitmap Books PDF.

Also, we raised over 16,000 dollars for charity, so thank you everyone who bought the book and helped make it :)
 
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Arulan
Oct 25, 2017
1,141
#53
Also, we raised over 16,000 dollars for charity, so thank you everyone who bought the book and helped make it :)
That's fantastic!

Do you have any immediate plans for the future now that this is behind you? Your Gamasutra articles are good reads! ;)
 
Oct 28, 2017
29
東京
#54
Thanks, but I got nothing planned. I want to do an updated version of the book in the future, adding the games from 2016-2019 (since the book is divided in 5-year blocks) but that will likely be 2021 or 2022. You need hindsight for this kind of thing.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,260
Long Island, NY
#55
Thanks, but I got nothing planned. I want to do an updated version of the book in the future, adding the games from 2016-2019 (since the book is divided in 5-year blocks) but that will likely be 2021 or 2022. You need hindsight for this kind of thing.
In the future, a more console-rpg focused book would be fantastic. Or updates with Japanese micros and their expansive rpg libraries...
 
Oct 28, 2017
29
東京
#56
In the future, a more console-rpg focused book would be fantastic. Or updates with Japanese micros and their expansive rpg libraries...
Sorry, but I don't have the energy, time or interest to deal with those. Besides, there's already the wonderful OLD GAMERS HISTORY Vol. 3 & 4 here in Japan that do a wonderful job of covering them: https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4896101324/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_V-dVCb8HGYTR4

A translation of those books would be way better than anything I could come up with.
 
Oct 29, 2017
2,071
Germany
#57
I couldn't wait any longer because the book is supposed to be a present by the end of April, so I chose the option 2 and take the risk of the book not being in 100% perfect condition. I waited so long and was fine with the first delay in March because I still had time but due to the fixed date I became more and more impatient. I'm also excited and will have a read before I'll give it away.
 
Oct 27, 2017
16
#59
I was impatient and chose to get a potentially imperfect copy of the book a bit early with the £5 refund. Glad I did because it just arrived and is in perfect condition. Gold lettering is pristine and it was so well packaged that the lack of shrink wrap wasn't an issue. Absolutely gorgeous book.
 
Oct 28, 2017
3,586
#62
So if im reading correctly, new print of the book will be available in july? I couldn't get into it the first time because of money but i'll be fine in july.

Like i-Lo said above, is it possible to ship in Canada or it's only US? Because otherwise I have familly there
 
Oct 27, 2017
58
#63
Just got mine today. No visible blemishes. Absolutely amazing cover, paper quality, colors, look and feel. Even my co-workers and my wife were impressed. This is one to keep for the ages, amazing work!
 
Oct 25, 2017
817
Manchester, UK
#64
So if im reading correctly, new print of the book will be available in july? I couldn't get into it the first time because of money but i'll be fine in july.

Like i-Lo said above, is it possible to ship in Canada or it's only US? Because otherwise I have familly there
Shipping is available worldwide. For US orders, use bitmapbooks.com; for anywhere else, including Canada, you need bitmapbooks.co.uk.
 
Mar 24, 2019
53
#66
Mine arrived last week. Tiniest mark on the gold lettering, had to actively look for it to spot it.

Book is absolutely gorgeous. Seriously impressive piece of work. Delighted I picked it up
 
Oct 29, 2017
2,071
Germany
#67
My copy arrived yesterday and I'm very pleased with the quality despite it not being shrink-wrapped. It has very, very little 'damage' only if you insist on using that term. See the Google album for reference:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/o94iLGHntn6ftjFS9

Only picture two and three show minor wear on the book. My brother will most definitely appreciate this as a birthday present, despite the minute flaws and I'm very happy for having this book (even if it's only for a few days, but he will love it).
 
Oct 28, 2017
242
#68
The Art of Point and Click Adventures was the first Bitmap Books book I've bought and I'm really impressed with it - will probably pick up this, too.
 
Oct 27, 2017
58
#69
The Art of Point and Click Adventures was the first Bitmap Books book I've bought and I'm really impressed with it - will probably pick up this, too.
You won't be disappointed. To be honest, if you are in any way a CRPG fan, the Adventure book doesn't really hold a candle to this. So much more content. It really is an actual "Guide to CRPGs". It contains hundreds of chronologically ordered, deep, personal reviews of RPGS from the 80s up to the present, including recommendations for mods and patches for most of the really big games. Unless you played every CRPG on the planet, this book will certainly point you towards some gems you have missed and provide some tips on how to get started, what to expect and why it's important. I'm still floored that this even got made. Simply incredible!
 
Jan 30, 2018
3,184
#70
So is there another pre-order window coming? I can't figure out when it's happening. I completely missed that this got a physical edition and I'm really frustrated. I need this book in physical form.
 
#71
So is there another pre-order window coming? I can't figure out when it's happening. I completely missed that this got a physical edition and I'm really frustrated. I need this book in physical form.
A single new print run is expected in July, standard edition only. You can't yet order, but I'd suggesting signing up for their newsletter as they'll probably mention there when ordering opens up.

https://www.bitmapbooks.co.uk/colle...g-book-a-guide-to-computer-role-playing-games