Petition for the Tex Murphy Comic book!!

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Leave a comment below if you'd like BFG to make the comic book available for purchase.  I understand that it is a reward to $250 backers and they should have first dibs on it.  I figure that after the $250 backer have had the comic book for several months, BFG can sell them for a price that makes it fair to the people that donated at the $250 mark.  I for one wouldn't mind dropping $10- $15 for the comic book for collection reasons.  I'd figure it's OK since they were available for sale at comic con.  People who have already got the comic book, please put you input in as well.  It's a nice way for BFG to make extra funds.

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I second that!!!!!!

I second that!!!!!!

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As a digital comic book

As a digital comic book owner, I totally agree to this.

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Ditto!

I would as well.

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I don't think it's a bad idea

I don't think it's a bad idea in and of itself. I guess the only question is how long of a delay is appropriate.

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I'm sure that if the money

I'm sure that if the money earned goes towards a new Tex Murphy installment, then none of the high-level backers would have anything against it.

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At this point, why not?   The

At this point, why not?   The "exclusive" beta reward was given away days later, a publisher was brought on board even though the Kickstarter clearly implied this project could only be saved through fans, as no publisher would touch it, my "credits" were spelled wrong, even after confirming them personally.... why not give the exclusive comic away too?

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It can't remember them

It can't remember them stating during the campaign that no publisher would get involved. That was the stick used by Tim Schafer's kickstarter and some others subsequently afterwards, but Big Finish Game never ran an "anti-publisher" campaign.

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Yes, and just because they

Yes, and just because they couldn't find a publisher before the campaign doesn't mean anything. Afterwards, the project had two things going for it that made it more appealing to publishers: it was already funded (ie they didn't have to spend much money) and it had proven it was at least somewhat popular. 

I would support, and would buy, a comic book. I think there just needs to be a reasonable delay and a reasonable price. 

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Reasonable as in "not too

Reasonable as in "not too cheap"??

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Both ways. Not too cheap and

Both ways. Not too cheap and not too expensive. I'm not sure what that point is, because it will partially depend on how long it is. The other consideration is of course the $250 backers, but with everything they're getting, I think it's tough to assign anymore than $20 to that one reward. 

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I think $15 after a suitable

I think $15 after a suitable length of time would be reasonable. I can't speak for backers at that level though, so I don't know what "a suitable length of time" is.

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$15 to $20 sounds reasonable.

$15 to $20 sounds reasonable. I think a time-frame of 6 months after the comic was released is also reasonable.

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The Comic is roughly 30 pages

The Comic is roughly 30 pages and in black and white.
I suggest a price point of ~10$-15$ (maybe 10$ for digital version and 15$ for physical copy).

I also think a cooldown of 3 months is more than enough (even less if they have some buzz going on right now).

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Why wait?

Why wait?

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Just signing in here to say I

Just signing in here to say I too petition the wide release of this comic (and the radio theater).

I also didn't realize they were giving away printed versions at Comic Con. Would be nice if all of the backers could get those too. I'd pay $15-20 since it's an exclusive item and all.

 

 

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Just signing in here to say I

Just signing in here to say I too petition the wide release of this comic (and the radio theater).

I also didn't realize they were giving away printed versions at Comic Con. Would be nice if all of the backers could get those too. I'd pay $15-20 since it's an exclusive item and all.

 

Well... they were selling copies of the comic at Comic Con.  $10, if I recall.

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Doesn't Steam have a means to

Doesn't Steam have a means to sell non-game extras? It doesn't happen too often, but I've swear I've seen it. It would appear alongside the game in the Steam store.

Even if they want to sell it as a DRM-free download on the BFG website site, they could do so easily. There is just about zero overhead and it's easy.

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If you sell it through

If you sell it through Steam/GOG it will be labelled as 'DLC' and since BFG promised not to do that at the time may have some backlash effect.

Personally, I think that's the best way to go (and ignore any nay-sayers, I'll buy the 'DLC' content on both GOG and Steam if made available :) )

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When people said no DLC, they

When people said no DLC, they meant game content. I supported that. But non-game DLC? That's fine by me. 

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I tend to agree PoisonedPawn

I tend to agree PoisonedPawn - what people really didn't want is a situation like some online games have, where you can't really advance to the highest levels without paying for extra goodies. A comic book, particularly this one, doesn't affect the game in any way.

BTW, I read the comic book for the 1st time today.

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Speaking of Comic

Speaking of Comic Books

There was an error in the first printing...so a new comic book will be made (and new cover art)
We're sending it back to the author right now for a final check.

Once it's ready, we'll replace the version that is available for download.
So if you qualify, and you want the 1st print version, download it soon!

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Alright! A limited,

Alright! A limited, collectors edition, like a coin that was minted with a flaw. In 40 years it'll be worth a million dollars. cool

BTW, Steve, I hope you give the updated version a different name, so it won't overwrite copies of the current version.

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I won't promise that....so be

I won't promise that....so be careful!

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OK, but I still think it

OK, but I still think it makes sense to give any new version of a file a new name - it helps avoid confusion. For example, I can see a situation where you will be getting questions like, "How do I know I've got the right version?". With different file names it would make your job that much easier. wink
 

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So, if this is a download,

So, if this is a download, rename the first one you got by adding an extra A or 1 before redownloading the revised edition.  That will differentiate it and you've got both.  At least, that's what I'd do.

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Of course you can do it

Of course you can do it yourself. I'm just saying it makes even more sense for the people doing the distribution to do it: it makes it easier for people doing the downloading.

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  New version is available

 

New version is available for download---some art changes

http://www.bigfinishgames.com/comic-redux

Be careful with your files chandler!

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LOL, already done. Anyway, it

LOL, already done. Anyway, it was more for others than myself. cool

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Did this ever get anywhere? I

Did this ever get anywhere? I would like to buy the comic book either digital or printed version.

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I'm sorry...it was a limited

I'm sorry...it was a limited special edition run for Mutant League Members.
There are no copies available for sale.

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Then how about the

Then how about the downloadable PDF version?  I understand the physical copy is no longer available because you can't afford to keep printing it.  But the PDF file is still sitting in your hard drive, isn't it?  No extra cost on your part other than providing a download link.  You may even make some money as some of us are willing to pay for it.