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Tabletop RPG Preferences Survey, submitted: 10/12/2016 9:15:03 AM, 17 points (+17|-0)

Tabletop RPG Preferences Survey, submitted: 10/12/2016 9:18:28 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)

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Tabletop RPG Preferences Survey, submitted: 10/12/2016 9:18:28 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Tabletop RPG Preferences Survey, submitted: 10/12/2016 9:15:03 AM, 17 points (+17|-0)

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Tabletop RPG Preferences Survey submitted by HeartbreakerPress to RPG

HeartbreakerPress 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

Damn right I will. OP will deliver, when I finally close the surveys up in about 4-5 weeks. Hell, I think I can finally include a previous survey I did a year or two back, since I'm on the silver plan. It was mostly just more stuff on player tastes, but more skewed towards genres and play styles.

I suspect you're right about the target market. It's more the casuals and people new to the hobby that are fucking stoked about the concept, I've found. Still, much like the S&M scene there's an ocean of subs players, but not a lot of doms DMs. I know from personal experience that it gets tiresome when you only get to DM and rarely get to play, so there is that as well. Plus I'm sure we all have some GM and player related horror stories; I'd like to hope that this sort of arrangement will help keep the assholes and psychos out, or at least gather them together into their own campaigns.

Re: LARP: You might be surprised about the costume thing. I went to my first LARP around 2 years ago now, out near Barrie with some friends. The biggest perk for all of us? Costumes were included in the ticket price, but bringing your own (approved) gear would carve a chunk of the ticket price off. The costs for renting better gear were reasonable: P2Win, lolol.

I think it'd be ideal for people without the time or money to make costumes and weapons. Hell, we actually had two walk-in players from a nearby campsite; can't exactly do that in a standard LARP, unless people have some spare gear.

For LARP, if I had the startup cash my plan was to have between 2 and 3 different games going a month. LARP is reasonably big in Canada (though not as much as Europe), but most LARPs I see in Ontario (Canada) are like, only a couple times a year. How can you build continuity and keep things fresh in your mind like that? I figure I'd do post-apocalypse/zombies, norse-influenced fantasy, [something]. The final weekend a regular social event and workshop; get some paid people to teach how to better RP, fitness/combat tips, socializing, and how to make and maintain your gear.

Tabletop RPG Preferences Survey submitted by HeartbreakerPress to RPG

HeartbreakerPress 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

Well, shit. Unfortunately, I can't really change questions all that much, as the survey has already been given answers by people; significant changes like adding comment boxes would break the result, sadly.

I definitely wish I'd had the forethought for 2), though. Damn. Thanks for the input, though.

Tabletop RPG Preferences Survey submitted by HeartbreakerPress to RPG

HeartbreakerPress 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

I still haven't quite mastered SurveyMonkey, but sometimes it can be a bit wonky when it comes to flexibility for say, explanation fields, or so I think.

As for the paid aspect, I can see that POV but on the other hand having some skin in the game can mean people are more apt to not flake on you without notice. I can see how it might cut down on goofing off, but if goofing around is interfering with actual play, perhaps some focus is in order? Not to say that everything is srs bsns, but I think you get me.

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Tabletop RPG Preferences Survey submitted by HeartbreakerPress to RPG

HeartbreakerPress 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

I still haven't quite mastered SurveyMonkey, but sometimes it can be a bit wonky when it comes to flexibility for say, explanation fields, or so I think.

As for the paid aspect, I can see that POV but on the other hand having some skin in the game can mean people are more apt to not flake on you without notice. I can see how it might cut down on goofing off, but if goofing around is interfering with actual play, perhaps some focus is in order? Not to say that everything is srs bsns, but I think you get me.

Tabletop RPG Preferences Survey submitted by HeartbreakerPress to RPG

HeartbreakerPress 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Thanks for the comments, everyone. Been an exciting few days. That said, you guys are certainly a lot chattier than on reddit, which is a good thing. I'm sorry that I don't quite have the logic-gate thing for questions down just yet; they were a premium only feature, so I only had limited practice.

Long-term, the goal is for Heartbreaker Press to be a multi-pronged business: publishing, services (LARP and GM), merch, and digital game products. We plan to have a loyalty system to help cross-pollinate the platforms: Loyalty bonuses from vidya would have a discount on LARP or tabletop stuff, and vice versa, or exchanged for product.

An additional thing: we'll be including free digital copies of our RPG products when a physical copy is purchased. We also plan to make it so that buying a digital copy first will discount a purchase of a hardcopy, but that will need to be hashed out later on.

Tabletop RPG Preferences Survey submitted by HeartbreakerPress to RPG

HeartbreakerPress 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Figured I'd give you all an update. I will be closing the surveys on November 13th and I'll be posting the results by the 20th at latest. In other news, we hit our first professional milestone!

While I may have missed my desired Halloween deadline by a day, I want to present the first release from Heartbreaker Press: Red Dawn, by Virgil Clemens.

I have to say, I’m very pleased with how it turned out. The layout and typesetter (Simeon Cogswell) is very good and really made it shine. I’d have preferred some more artwork, but the budget didn’t quite allow for it. Print copies will be available by the end of the month, I hope. Just need to track down a missing source file from an artist, then I can check out some test copies.