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What should a 200-300 page hardback rulebook ideally cost (in US dollars)?
$0-$10
$10.01-$20
$20.01-$30
$30.01-$40
$40.01-$50
$50.01-$60
$60.01-$70
$70.01-$80
$80.01-$90
$90.01-$100
$100+
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Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut





I think they should offer 2 books. 1 the way it is with all the pretty pictures and fluff and blah blah blah... And one actual rule book without any of the useless Crap.
   
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Hurr! Ogryn Bone 'Ead!




Golden coast games, shelton Connecticut

If the rule book was 35$ I would own it but since it’s over 50$ I’d rather spend it on models and borrow the book from chumps

2000pts of
3500pts of
Charles Darwin wrote:It is not the strongest of a species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one most adaptable to change, that survives
 
   
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Black Templar Recruit Undergoing Surgeries





Colorado Springs

Cladmir wrote:
Essentials of Precalculus with Calculus Previews, Fifth Edition (Publisher: Jones and Bartlett Learning / Authors: Zill and Dewar), a 400-page hardcover textbook is listed as $162.95 according to the publisher's website (http://www.jblearning.com/).

Be very happy that GW rulebooks are not priced like textbooks.


True, but in your example the books information will still be correct in a year from now. Lol
   
Made in gb
Imperial Admiral





Glasgow

 darthdaddy wrote:
Cladmir wrote:
Essentials of Precalculus with Calculus Previews, Fifth Edition (Publisher: Jones and Bartlett Learning / Authors: Zill and Dewar), a 400-page hardcover textbook is listed as $162.95 according to the publisher's website (http://www.jblearning.com/).

Be very happy that GW rulebooks are not priced like textbooks.


True, but in your example the books information will still be correct in a year from now. Lol

But it is useless to you in a year and if the person running the course arbitrarily changes the textbook or it gets updated then it also has minimal resale value so pretty similar really.
   
Made in se
Hungry Little Ripper



Skåne

Quite obvious, as much as people are willing to pay for it.

I REALLY can't understand why those yapping about price doesn't change to a different game, or make there own WarharMer ruleset for free - then they will even make it totaly balanced.

But why, it's easier to complain.

/ Best regards, Fredrik
   
Made in ca
Been Around the Block





Crazy_swede wrote:
I REALLY can't understand why those yapping about price doesn't change to a different game, or make there own WarharMer ruleset for free …...



I am lucky I can choose between Iron Kingdoms, 40K(both of which I am workin' on) Guildball, Xwing and Flames of War where I live. However, there are some people that have no other choice; spend $$$ on a rulebook for the only game in their town or hope the people at the stores like charades.


As for making the ruleset, you can write down a summary for some games. As for others, like any GW game, I think almost everyone here knows the obvious...

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Skillful Swordmaster





West Lafayette, IN

Easily say in the $51-$60 range, but only so long as there's a paperback version for $40-$45

www.classichammer.com

For 4-6th WFB, 2-5th 40k, and similar timeframe gaming

Looking for dice from the new AOS boxed set and Dark Imperium on the cheap. Let me know if you can help.
 CthuluIsSpy wrote:
Its AoS, it doesn't have to make sense.
 
   
Made in us
Mindless Spore Mine




I'll weigh in at the 30 to 40 range. Considering this is for "fun" and taking into account that the rule books are far from the only thing required to play the actual game. That's not to say books like the various w40k codex don't include enough fluff to get 15-20$ worth of a read out of on top of the actual purpose of the book. I feel that current pricing models on 40k codex/ rule books and CA is fair. You get what you're paying for.
   
 
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