You will be OK when you get your vintage Sophia Loren and Gina Lolabridgida counters with the Italian pack!Glad to see the rulebook on its way. A revised version would have been nice and all, but who could justify taking the pleasure of sticky errata away from new players!?
Sorry to see that the Italians have fallen so far down the pipeline; I still had some vague hope for the next WO, but now 2022+ seems much more likely.
Absolutely -- In fact, we were just about done when this book came out. And then we found out we were wrong on many counts. So again-- delayed-- but for much better quality!!I heard this publication is an important source of information for the module, so a worthwhile purchase.
As someone who has done an eASLRB, let me tell you it is frightfully difficult to produce and maintain. The amount of time and effort that goes into it is WAY more than you can imagine and since I don't distribute it, I don't have to worry about protecting it through some sort of digital copyright protection. I have literally spent man-years in doing it. I know at one point, MMP had a developer for the project but that person has since left. Finding another willing to do the work at the rate MMP can afford is probably difficult. I don't work for MMP so I don't have any real information on a timeline, but those are facts. At this point, I suppose you could call this project stalled. I know they still want to do it.No projected release dates = no real update. Where's the electronic ASLRB that's been vaporware since .....? no update on that? No third edition? No explanation? No discussion of the inability to keep constant stock on critical items such as, for example, the rulebook?
ASL has always been a labor of love. If you've ever had anything published, then you should realize that. How much do you think Cirillo made off of FB on an hourly rate? I can assure you it is in the pennies/hour range. Same goes for most any scenario designer. AND then, those people have to rely on volunteers to playtest and proof those products. Having volunteered myself in both capacities, this is tedious work. Try proofing a counter-sheet sometime. It isn't fun. It takes hours. No matter how professional MMP may or may not be, these volunteer activities will always be a gate which has to be passed through. It is nearly impossible for MMP to make a promise when so much rests on the shoulders of volunteers. These volunteers are well meaning and most are very dedicated (Hi Klas), but they have lives and things that come up and slow things down.Nope, nothing to see here in comparison to what could be a real, professional update. It's the best we'll get: yeah, sure, a statement of general order of effort. Wow! No, it ain't no ways great.
I think everyone would appreciate more clear information, but it has to come at a cost, either in real dollars passed to the consumer or opportunity cost on effort that could be spent elsewhere. As you allude, the fans won't care much (I count myself among them) and the detractors will never be satisfied. That's what happens when you don't understand the inner-workings of a small, niche company working a labor of love. JMO, YMMV. -- jimHey, MMP can run their business any way they want to. It's a privately held company not answerable to share holders. Clearly, they have some of fans who think they don't need to improve. That's what happens when demand is inelastic.
I tried to be less blunt in my remark but your response demonstrates no learning from it. You have absolutely no idea what that person's background or knowledge is, much less what he "understands." Yet you felt compelled to condescendingly and patronizingly lecture him on it.I have been accused of worse by better, and better by worse. Also, I wasn't referring to "people". You left out the singular pronoun "you" limiting my assertion to the person quoted. -- jim
Are you so certain I don't know him personally? Could you be doing exactly the same thing you're accusing me of? <GASP!!!!>I tried to be less blunt in my remark but your response demonstrates no learning from it. You have absolutely no idea what that person's background or knowledge is, much less what he "understands." Yet you felt compelled to condescendingly and patronizingly lecture him on it.