#RPGaDay 2017: Day 20

What is the best source for out-of-print RPG books? That is today’s question, and I will be very interested in how others address it. We are about to enter the last third of #RPGaDay for 2017 and it has been good to see the mix of old and new gamers, as well as the interest in a wide variety of games mixed with the love of a few select games.

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I have not been one to do much with e-Bay, although it has been a key factor at specific points in completing some game lines or tracking down rare or typically over-priced books. Where I usually tend to look for old and out-of-prints RPG books is split between two places, perhaps both well-known to those who visit this blog or my YouTube channel. These are Noble Knight and Wayne’s Books.

In trying to decide between them, I decided the best way to know which source was my preferred one, by examining the question of which I would order from if they both had something I sought, and the copies were in the same condition. In that instance, I found myself leaning toward Wayne’s Books. Do not take that as a slight versus Noble Knight, for I have had no reason whatsoever to complain about that store. Both vendors are reliable, fast, treat the books well, and do not misrepresent the quality of the goods. Both have regular and satisfying sales. Both are gods of packing. If you do not believe me, check out the many videos in my ‘Under the Hood’ playlist which shows the quality and care of packing from both places time and again.

What tips the scales for me is that when dealing with Noble Knight you interact with a slick and useful webpage, then get a highly-detailed form letter about your order, coupled with timely and effective service. When you deal with Wayne, however, there is this greater sense of actually dealing with Wayne. For me, it is the closest thing I have had to going to an FLGS since moving to Korea.

Question 21: Which RPG does the most with the least words?

2 Responses to “#RPGaDay 2017: Day 20”
  1. Thomas Elmeblom says:

    Thanks for all the entries so far in RPGADay 2017. Here is where I joined in.

    Also. I have been watching your ubiquity episodes and as I watched All for one I decided to get myself a copy of the Game in pdf and hardback. I am on my first readthrough and it is by far the most entertaining rpg read I have had.

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