I know someone who bought the EP rules pdf for 15$, which I see as a good price. Now he's telling me I can have a copy, and shows me this "license" that says he can share the pdf and the creators say it's OK. I really can't understand the economics of this, and I hate to seem a little dense maybe, especially since I usually score pretty damn high on IQ tests, but it seems to be that the creator is saying "Go ahead and fileshare this!" and I just can't understand how that could possibly be their actual intent. It seems like economic suicide. I'd read through a friend's copy and am fairly impressed, although I admit that the critics do have a point re typos and grammar in places. I would say it was worth 15$ for the pdf easily and it was a remarkably low price, now I hear that you don't even have to pay that. Can someone just clear up what this all is supposed to mean? How do the creators stay in business telling people they can give away copies if that's what they're saying? I almost feel like I have to buy a copy of the pdf after reading a friend's and seeing it's like less that 4 cents a page for the PDF. I think I'll buy the pdf as I feel 15$ is an incredibly fair price for it even if I don't have to, unless the creators want you to take a free copy and buy the expansions. IF that's their wish/intent I'll honor it. I almost feel like someone is trying to create some new economic model here, like ones mentioned in the book, and I'm not quite certain if they're really trying to or how it's supposed to work in reality. Someone want to explain things a little here?
"I learned the hard way that if you take a stand on any issue, no matter how insignificant, people will line up around the block to kick your ass over it." -Jesse "the mind" Ventura.