1) From what I understand you will be able to save 10 PC's to the system. If I've used up all 10 "slots" can I delete one and create a new one?
Our plan is that when you buy a book it will have a unique code and with a very nominal fee you can unlock the e-book version. This will also auto-populate the data bases in the character creator so the system knows what books you own/play with.
I can only assume that you are going after everyone who uses credit cards, I and many others refuse too (a number of gamers I know). Also aren't you cutting off kids? They should be a target demographic, and it is difficult for them to get credit.
Star Wars Saga Edition is by far the best RPG that Wizards of the Coast has ever published.
I once asked the question (in D&D 3.5) "Does a Druid4/Wizard3/ArcaneHierophant1 have Wildshape?". Jesse Decker and Andy Collins: Yes and the text is clear and can't be interpreted differently. Rich Redman and Ed Stark: No and the text is clear and can't be interpreted differently. Skip Williams: Lol, it's worded ambiguously and entirely not how I intended it. (Cust. Serv. Reference# 050815-000323)
I really want to know if the Character Creator, et al can be used off-line. I grew up in the days before DSL, and do not assume my connection will be there every time I want it. I might be on the road, my ISP might decide to be stupid, or I might be physically at the game table.
Basically, if I paid for it fair and square, I want to access it on my terms.
Who would put 50$ down to get a mini they themselves had made in Character Creator?
Seriously, if you didn't have to go and sort through piles of mini's looking for something that looked kind of like your character?
Instead you had one that was your character?
50 bucks would be too much, but I would definetly do it if the price was right
For a mold and paint job of a single issue model, it sounds about right. It couldn't be mass produced and it wouldn't arrive until 2-3 months after you ordered it, but it would be your special mini, not quite like anyone elses.
Yeah, I don't know the ins and outs of the molding biz, but now that you mention it that sounds right
50 bucks for a custom model seems low. Sculptors are usually paid a few hundred dollars to create an original that'll be mass produced.
In this case though the sculpts are basically composites of pre-defined pieces. But really to do this right would involve the use of a 3d printer, eliminating the need for a custom mold to be made and then the custom fig painted. I'd imagine the costs are within the range of this being workable, but I don't know about the durability of the final product.
(And I prefer to paint my own. Nothing beats my artificer with his giant spanner.)
2) I understand editing and layout and all that. I know that, despite best efforts, there will be errata published for the core books, eventually. There may even be a second printing of the books that cleans up some of that (it's happened before). Will the electronic tools update, as it were, on the fly? Can we expect robust patches to the software, that incorporates user feedback?
So basically I pay for my book, Pay another fee to access the information in that book in the online character generator, and pay a monthly fee to access the online character generator itself?
AFAIK, 3d printers aren't even in the prototype phase. They're barely in the "lets finally put together whats on the drawing board and do some preliminary testing" phase. I read an article on it about a year ago and it said don't expect these for at least another 5 years, probably 7 to 10 years.
Online stuff sounds like roleplaying death.