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 Post subject: So many books!
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:25 pm
  

D-Bee

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I hope this close to right section but I had a question for other gms out there.

Palladium is known for having a lot of books and I have a ton of the rifts setting books. Unfortunately my gaming group does not meet in my home which means transporting the multiverse.

Right now I rely on a moving tote and muscle to lug the library.

I was wondering if any other gms have come up with a way of transporting the books more easily?

I have thought about buying a tote on wheels from places like office max but thought I would ask around first.


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 Post subject: Re: So many books!
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:13 pm
  

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1. First, I have found that I rarely need more then 5 to 8 books for any given session. When you plan your game just determine what books you need while planning the session.

2. I got the Mobile Folding Cart from Office Depot. This has been great for convention games, I usually have swag to carry in addition to the books I use, but I also use it for work and even just storage in my car trunk which is where the cart lives.

3. If you game with a laptop or tablet you can get PDFs of almost the entire library on DriveThru which can really lighten the load. If you want the PDFs you might look at the Bundle of Holding mentioned in the last Weekly Update.

Hope this helps, but really step one is the most important. If you plan your games your games and have copies of what your characters need for every game it really limits your carrying load and makes the games more fun.

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 Post subject: Re: So many books!
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:02 am
  

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Yeah I hardly carried more than 10 books. Some books I just never took at all (England, Africa). Mainly just concentrated on North American based books.


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 Post subject: Re: So many books!
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:44 pm
  

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Dustin Fireblade wrote:
Yeah I hardly carried more than 10 books. Some books I just never took at all (England, Africa). Mainly just concentrated on North American based books.

Yeah, way back when the WB3-5 first came out my players did the whole "Gathering of Heroes" where I needed those books at every game for about a year but I don't think I've taken them to a game for 20 years. As for the now 3 Russia books, or the Asia and Australia books I have only used the Japan book a few times, the others never. Wish I played enough to use those but I don't.

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 Post subject: Re: So many books!
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:05 pm
  

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Yeah pretty much limited my books to WB's 10-16, 20, 22 and 23. I had a long running CS based game so I really didn't need more than those.

Probably would have included 26, 26 and 28 but by the time those came out, our group had moved onto a different game and we really haven't returned to Palladium.


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 Post subject: Re: So many books!
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:34 am
  

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Top three gotta have books every session: RUE/RMB, GM Guide, Book of Magic

Next are the books you the GM need that have the things in it that the first three don't (world info, monsters, classes, some gear depending on a couple factors). I would limit this to no more than three books.

Finally are the books you only need for the players, especially if they're about to level that you leave in the car/whatever mode of transportation you are using (and I would make the player who grabbed the book responsible for putting it back too). Hopefully most of your players are pulling from the books you already have with you to reduce this number to being ten max.

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