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Does Crusader plan regular publishing dates?

Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:33 am

Just wondering if there is a plan to make Crusader regular in rate of publishing -- yearly, quarterly, monthly, weekly, whatever. Seems like we get an issue or two in rapid succession, then nothing for large spans of time.

I'm afraid I may have cursed the magazine. Ever since I sent in my FELLOWSHIP OF FORAGERS comic it seems like publication rate has dropped way off.... :oops:

Re: Does Crusader plan regular publishing dates?

Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:07 pm

I've put my vote behind a bi-monthly schedule. Even a quarterly would be good. I don't see how it could sustain a monthly set-up as the Trolls really throw their weight behind a project to get it out there, where things like; The Crusader constantly gets a backseat treatment.

Re: Does Crusader plan regular publishing dates?

Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:45 am

The key for me is that it ought to be regular, no matter what the frequency is for the magazine. If folks know that "this is the 2011 issue" then so be it -- I'd rather have some sense as to when to expect it in the mailbox even if it means fewer issues.

Re: Does Crusader plan regular publishing dates?

Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:11 am

I looked forward too each new Crusader and snatched it up from the shelf of my local game/comic store.I don't care if you print 2 a year and charge accordingly for a higher page count. Just PLEASE keep printing this awesome magazine!

Re: Does Crusader plan regular publishing dates?

Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:29 am

I agree a reguar schedule would make it easier for people to follow the magazine, buy it & budget for it & build a circulation.

Re: Does Crusader plan regular publishing dates?

Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:36 pm

Very much agree with the general sentiment here. While it seems that the monthly schedule was not ultimately sustainable, a bi-monthly, quarterly, even an annual publication, would be vastly preferable to the current irregularity.

It's great to have an honest-to-goodness, paper and print magazine in one's hands, and it'd be a shame to lose that.

Re: Does Crusader plan regular publishing dates?

Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:35 am

The Trolls did have a regular release/pub schedule, but unfortunately Jim Ward got very sick and that threw a big wrench into the gears of production. At the same time, the Trolls were hog wild on the CKG . . so stuff happened.

But, hopefully they will get back on it. Not sure if Jim is still going to be involved.

:?:

:)

Re: Does Crusader plan regular publishing dates?

Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:12 pm

If I recall what Steve had said at Gen Con, he did say that #25 was supposed to have been ready for the con, but stuff got in the way. I got the impression (or maybe he said directly, as a lot of the 'Con is a blur now :P) that it's been on the backburner but it's not dead and that they'll be trying to release it at a more normal rate in the future.

Re: Does Crusader plan regular publishing dates?

Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:57 pm

Maybe they just don't want to shoot themselves in the foot promising things & not being able to deliver on time (let's face it, no one has forgotten the ckg debacle).

Re: Does Crusader plan regular publishing dates?

Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:56 pm

zarathustra wrote:(let's face it, no one has forgotten the ckg debacle).


Funny...I've gotten by it. Ordered other stuff since then, and haven't been disappointed.

Re: Does Crusader plan regular publishing dates?

Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:21 pm

Sir Osis of Liver wrote:
zarathustra wrote:(let's face it, no one has forgotten the ckg debacle).
Funny...I've gotten by it. Ordered other stuff since then, and haven't been disappointed.

Oh, I've never held a grudge over the CKG. I figure it's done when it's done and putting out crap just to meet a deadline is a lot worse long-term than getting it right but taking longer. Quite a few years overdue seems excessive, but it's not like they're a huge corporation cranking out materials. TLG is a somewhat small group putting out mostly top-quality products.

I continue to support them as well! I don't get disappointed much by them, either, although having some tentative release dates would be nice.

Re: Does Crusader plan regular publishing dates?

Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:24 pm

finarvyn wrote:
Sir Osis of Liver wrote:
zarathustra wrote:(let's face it, no one has forgotten the ckg debacle).
Funny...I've gotten by it. Ordered other stuff since then, and haven't been disappointed.

Oh, I've never held a grudge over the CKG. I figure it's done when it's done and putting out crap just to meet a deadline is a lot worse long-term than getting it right but taking longer. Quite a few years overdue seems excessive, but it's not like they're a huge corporation cranking out materials. TLG is a somewhat small group putting out mostly top-quality products.

I continue to support them as well! I don't get disappointed much by them, either, although having some tentative release dates would be nice.

+1

Re: Does Crusader plan regular publishing dates?

Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:13 pm

Trolls don't understand this idea of a consistent Crusader schedule of which you speak. :)
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