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what size do you perfer?
the normal, right sized PB book 48%  48%  [ 31 ]
manga sized 5%  5%  [ 3 ]
won't buy manga sized 19%  19%  [ 12 ]
wants Both manga and normal sized & will buy both 11%  11%  [ 7 ]
doesn't care what size 16%  16%  [ 10 ]
what, you talking to me? 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
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Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:30 pm
  

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I for one want the new RT books in a normal sized book, and I don't care if it's a hard cover or soft.

The manga sized books won't stay open to the page you want when lain on a table.
However, I would like to have the errors and typos fixed in the normal sized books that were found in the manga sized books.

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Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 11:36 pm
  

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I will NOT buy amanga-sized rpg, even though it is my fave.

That's what is going to stop me from possibly getting the Macross bok coming soon :badbad:

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Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:49 am
  

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Snake Eyes wrote:
I will NOT buy amanga-sized rpg, even though it is my fave.

That's what is going to stop me from possibly getting the Macross bok coming soon :badbad:


Me too, and I was looking forward to seeing VF-1s in the new format!

Its simple, Manga-sized is good if you are reading a comic, not browsing an RPG. As Drewkitty said, the darn book will not stay open when you lay it on the table like a normal sized book does. When you are reading a comic book, you constantly keep your hands on the book to read it. Its not that big of a deal. For RPGs, how often during character creation have you put the book down to write/type your character sheet? Case closed. Deluxe is much better. I am VERY happy with Deluxe.

And yes, I bought the Manga-sized, so Im not going off of this by what I THINK it will be like...

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Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:58 am
  

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Kagashi wrote:
Its simple, Manga-sized is good if you are reading a comic, not browsing an RPG. As Drewkitty said, the darn book will not stay open when you lay it on the table like a normal sized book does. When you are reading a comic book, you constantly keep your hands on the book to read it. Its not that big of a deal. For RPGs, how often during character creation have you put the book down to write/type your character sheet?
I don't have a problem with it... hmm... let's see. I hold the book one handed, or I put the book down face down like I would with a novel. I don't have any spine damage. And wait - I have some very detailed character sheets on my computer too. Where I definitely had to reference HTH, OCC, MOS, Skills, etc... just to get all the right bonuses - then add in Mecha Combat in two different locations (cyclones and alpha's)

Maybe I am missing something... I guess the biggest problem I have is switching back and forth between the character and the Skill List and Secondary Skill List. But I believe that can be changed with Rifter #0.

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Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:05 pm
  

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I like my deluxe edition RTSC book, but if the only way I'm getting a new era source book is manga size, then I'll buy it. It's been around 10 years since any Robotech RPG material has been made, so I'll take what I can get and not whine about it. The manga size book is different, but I'm just happy to see the material being published again. Also, I think the new material is a huge improvement over the original game, it's way more accurateto the OSM.


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Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 12:59 am
  

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I love books, I dont like to see them harmed in any way/shape/form. But... I say to burn the manga sized ones and never mention them again.


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Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:45 pm
  

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I haven't seen let alone read the RSC book yet. I want to eventually play it so I could care less about size as long as it's readable & doesn't fall apart .That said I prefer the regular PB size books as they'll be easier to read & fit better w/ my collection.

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Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 10:37 pm
  

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Tiree wrote:
Kagashi wrote:
Its simple, Manga-sized is good if you are reading a comic, not browsing an RPG. As Drewkitty said, the darn book will not stay open when you lay it on the table like a normal sized book does. When you are reading a comic book, you constantly keep your hands on the book to read it. Its not that big of a deal. For RPGs, how often during character creation have you put the book down to write/type your character sheet?
I don't have a problem with it... hmm... let's see. I hold the book one handed, or I put the book down face down like I would with a novel. I don't have any spine damage. And wait - I have some very detailed character sheets on my computer too. Where I definitely had to reference HTH, OCC, MOS, Skills, etc... just to get all the right bonuses - then add in Mecha Combat in two different locations (cyclones and alpha's)

Maybe I am missing something... I guess the biggest problem I have is switching back and forth between the character and the Skill List and Secondary Skill List. But I believe that can be changed with Rifter #0.


Well, I type with two hands as keyboards are designed and intended to be used and my Deluxe sized one stays open face up so I can reference it and type at the same time. Manga doesnt do that.

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Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:06 am
  

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Kagashi wrote:
Well, I type with two hands as keyboards are designed and intended to be used and my Deluxe sized one stays open face up so I can reference it and type at the same time. Manga doesnt do that.
I type with two hands. If I am copying large amounts of data, I lay the book out, and place a weight on a corner or two as needed.

But I haven't had the need to do that after a long time. Maybe I am just a computer geek and have the skills needed to work it out. Right now I have 3 OCC's and 15 MOS's listed out in an easy format for me. I have detailed character sheets that cross reference and update skills, and HTH and Mecha Combat abilities.

I am working on trying to get an Access Database together so I can have all my characters in an easy categorized database that I can update the character sheets and print them out.

This takes time, effort, and to be honest, my book isn't all that damaged over than the fact it started to have the cover peel since the first day I had received it. So - with that, it fits in the back of my pocket and has gotten a little bit more abused - but definitely well used.

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Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:42 am
  

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I like having both versions, I find the manga size very convienent.


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Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 3:50 pm
  

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Although I prefer the standard size, I have no problem with the manga size.

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Unread postPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:34 am
  

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Well today i just got hold of the deluxe version and i have to say i prefeer it that way over manga size.
More information, pictures, and finally more stats for things not covered like Haydonite and ships.
i am interested in the picture of lisa hunter, she hasnt aged much, all that Praxian technology...must be great for wrinkles lol.....

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