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Brian Fitzpatrick
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Ok folks... I'm caught in a pricing conundrum and hoping you can help. When I think mainstream OSR (is that a thing?), Goodman Games has done a great job of providing some amazing content for Dungeon Crawl Classics over the last few years with an Old School feel. So I decided I'd take a look at one of their top selling modules and take it apart to look at it from a production standpoint... how many words? pages? pieces of art? etc.

Using some numbers from my own experience (per word writing costs, editing charges, cost for a 1/2 page b&w art piece, etc) I came up with a ballpark estimate for what I think their product cost to produce. It's a SWAG - nothing more - but it offered some insight into what it takes to produce what I think of as a more quality product if that makes sense.

I then used the same method to take apart a recent product for Moebius Adventures... and I'm still at a loss on how to price this damn thing. Obviously my products don't have the budget of a Goodman Games product. But what's the trick to balancing the product cost with what the market will bear as far as consumer pricing?

Is there a successful way to look at this and come up with an approach that is more financially feasible? Anybody have any guidelines or experience to share in this area?
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+Kevin Crawford's advice is awesome, as ever.  I think that breaking even on your first work is a great achievement, because each new adventure you release will add momentum and drive sales of the preview adventures.  Your goal should be for a whole line of adventures/products that you can sell as bundles (90% of my Hero Kids sales come through the bundles).
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Could this man be part of an underground fighting ring? An ancient warrior who just happened to have two swords on his walls? Or could this be one hell of a comic book origin story? 
An Argentine steelworker and his wife were awoken early Friday morning by a gang of armed burglars looting their house. Two of the three men had guns, but they didn't get a chance to use them before the sleepy homeowner took a samurai sword off the wall and savagely "smote them in the arms" with it.
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Missing workers! Snake pits of prognostication! Snake people! What is the Goddess up to this time?

The world of the Lost Age is filled with muscles, madmen, monsters, and magic... but sometimes it's the quiet places that hold the biggest surprise. When the peaceful village of Fenmont is rocked by the death of a worker in the nearby swamp, further investigation is necessary. Will your heroes be up to the challenge?

Serpents Below includes some background on a new race of snake people (the Cecrops) for use in Swords & Wizardry: White Box and other OSR systems, an underground complex to explore, and some moral choices to make. Do the heroes charge in and destroy these monsters in the fens or do they stop to ponder the consequences of their actions? What will they decide?

Weighing in at 23 pages, with 17 pages of that being actual content, we have custom art from two different artists (Mickey Fitzpatrick and Jeremy Hart), a map of the complex, a bestiary of stats for six different beasties, and more... Not bad for $1.99! 

It's available online now at DriveThruRPG, RPGNow, the d20pfsrd store, the Paizo store, and the Moebius Adventures Selz store. This is the second joint project between Moebius Adventures and Wild Games Productions!
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Missing workers! Snake pits of prognostication! Snake people! What is the Goddess up to this time?

The world of the Lost Age is filled with muscles, madmen, monsters, and magic... but sometimes it's the quiet places that hold the biggest surprise. When the peaceful village of Fenmont is rocked by the death of a worker in the nearby swamp, further investigation is necessary. Will your heroes be up to the challenge?

Serpents Below includes some background on a new race of snake people (the Cecrops) for use in Swords & Wizardry: White Box and other OSR systems, an underground complex to explore, and some moral choices to make. Do the heroes charge in and destroy these monsters in the fens or do they stop to ponder the consequences of their actions? What will they decide?

Weighing in at 23 pages, with 17 pages of that being actual content, we have custom art from two different artists (Mickey Fitzpatrick and Jeremy Hart), a map of the complex, a bestiary of stats for six different beasties, and more... Not bad for $1.99! 

It's available online now at DriveThruRPG, RPGNow, the d20pfsrd store, the Paizo store, and the Moebius Adventures Selz store. This is the second joint project between Moebius Adventures and Wild Games Productions!
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Missing workers! Snake pits of prognostication! Snake people! What is the Goddess up to this time?

The world of the Lost Age is filled with muscles, madmen, monsters, and magic... but sometimes it's the quiet places that hold the biggest surprise. When the peaceful village of Fenmont is rocked by the death of a worker in the nearby swamp, further investigation is necessary. Will your heroes be up to the challenge?

Serpents Below includes some background on a new race of snake people (the Cecrops) for use in Swords & Wizardry: White Box and other OSR systems, an underground complex to explore, and some moral choices to make. Do the heroes charge in and destroy these monsters in the fens or do they stop to ponder the consequences of their actions? What will they decide?

Weighing in at 23 pages, with 17 pages of that being actual content, we have custom art from two different artists (Mickey Fitzpatrick and Jeremy Hart), a map of the complex, a bestiary of stats for six different beasties, and more... Not bad for $1.99! 

It's available online now at DriveThruRPG, RPGNow, the d20pfsrd store, the Paizo store, and the Moebius Adventures Selz store. This is the second joint project between Moebius Adventures and Wild Games Productions!
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Looking for a low-level adventure to run some characters through? Why not check out The Snake's Heart - a Conan-esque adventure from Moebius Adventures and Wild Games Productions! 
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This is a collaborative effort between Moebius Adventures and Wild Games Productions and the first in a series of Conan-esque adventures. Check it out and let us know what you think!

http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/145953/The-Snakes-Heart--A-Lost-Age-Adventure?affiliate_id=184758
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Though this seems mundane, I wonder if it could be an island rising in the Pacific - perhaps the resurfacing of Atlantis... Maybe it's a Kaiju infestation like in Pacific Rim? Or even more evil... it's the Old Ones from the Cthulhuverse doing some terraforming before they arrive to take over... :)
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Pinterest is my go-to place for inspiration these days... So much so that I've gathered a whole board where I repin things from other people's boards... Where some people may use Imgur as a source of addiction, I often find that I can spend hours on my iPad looking at cool photos, fantasy or science fiction art, memes, article links, etc... in Pinterest, pinning forever... 

Where else do folks find places with inspiring art? And where do you collect it?
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DeviantArt is great for following specific artists. Pinterest's mobile app is addictive. Creating a board and curating pins (repinning) can be super addictive!
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Missing workers! Snake pits of prognostication! Snake people! What is the Goddess up to this time?

The world of the Lost Age is filled with muscles, madmen, monsters, and magic... but sometimes it's the quiet places that hold the biggest surprise. When the peaceful village of Fenmont is rocked by the death of a worker in the nearby swamp, further investigation is necessary. Will your heroes be up to the challenge?

Serpents Below includes some background on a new race of snake people (the Cecrops) for use in Swords & Wizardry: White Box and other OSR systems, an underground complex to explore, and some moral choices to make. Do the heroes charge in and destroy these monsters in the fens or do they stop to ponder the consequences of their actions? What will they decide?

Weighing in at 23 pages, with 17 pages of that being actual content, we have custom art from two different artists (Mickey Fitzpatrick and Jeremy Hart), a map of the complex, a bestiary of stats for six different beasties, and more... Not bad for $1.99! 

It's available online now at DriveThruRPG, RPGNow, the d20pfsrd store, the Paizo store, and the Moebius Adventures Selz store. This is the second joint project between Moebius Adventures and Wild Games Productions!
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Missing workers! Snake pits of prognostication! Snake people! What is the Goddess up to this time?

The world of the Lost Age is filled with muscles, madmen, monsters, and magic... but sometimes it's the quiet places that hold the biggest surprise. When the peaceful village of Fenmont is rocked by the death of a worker in the nearby swamp, further investigation is necessary. Will your heroes be up to the challenge?

Serpents Below includes some background on a new race of snake people (the Cecrops) for use in Swords & Wizardry: White Box and other OSR systems, an underground complex to explore, and some moral choices to make. Do the heroes charge in and destroy these monsters in the fens or do they stop to ponder the consequences of their actions? What will they decide?

Weighing in at 23 pages, with 17 pages of that being actual content, we have custom art from two different artists (Mickey Fitzpatrick and Jeremy Hart), a map of the complex, a bestiary of stats for six different beasties, and more... Not bad for $1.99! 

It's available online now at DriveThruRPG, RPGNow, the d20pfsrd store, the Paizo store, and the Moebius Adventures Selz store. This is the second joint project between Moebius Adventures and Wild Games Productions!
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Moebius Adventures has been around a while and always aspired to write some actual adventures... Well, guess what? We finally did in partnership with Wild Games Productions! :) 

The Snake's Heart is an OSR-compatible adventure for 3-6 players of 2nd or 3rd level set in a Conan-esque world...  And this is only the beginning!
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Geek, Gamer, Blogger, Writer, Developer, Music-Book-and-Movie Lover. Come see http://www.gameknightreviews.com for one of my passions!
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Fitz is a software engineer and writer who lives in Colorado Springs, CO, with his wife, two daughters, two dogs, and three rats, trying desperately to survive the chaos.
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Self published a RPG and now am writing about others' RPGs. :)
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  • Red Hat, Inc.
    Sr. Software Engineer, 2009 - present
  • Information Handling Services
    1993 - 1996
  • New Era of Networks, Inc.
    1996 - 2000
  • Sybase, Inc.
    2000 - 2009
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Do you live in Colorado Springs, CO? Do you like crossfit? Why not check out the box I go to 3 or 4x a week - Crossfit Continuum. It's right off Woodmen and I-25. We're a friendly bunch of folks. We have great trainers. We work hard. And if you had told me two years ago that I would come to find myself addicted to crossfit (as a 40-something computer geek who sits all day and has never been a gym rat) I would have laughed. Now I feel guilty when I don't get in enough. :) Come see what it's all about and I bet you'll be a fan in no time! 
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