Saturday, January 2, 2016

More Burning Wheel...Please!

I'd like to take a moment here and step up on my soap box.  Luke Crane, creator of Burning Wheel, has expressed a desire not to see his work released and distributed in PDF form on social sharing sites.  I can certainly respect his wishes there.  But...he has refused to reprint and make available books that, while designed for an older version of BW, are directly referenced in his newest and current version of the game.  I don't want to download illegal PDF's of games.  I want to see the creator paid and rewarded for his or her hard work.  I want to encourage future publications with my credit card.  I want the system to work as it's supposed to.  Bottom line, though, is I want to be able to purchase and own Luke's work!  It will enhance my experience with his game and put a little money in his pocket.

I know that Luke has scheduled an announcement on Tuesday, so I'll wait for that, but I want to encourage him to rethink his position and either release the books in question as PDF's or reprint the books and make them available for purchase.  Either way, I'll buy them.

Bottom line:  Luke, take my freakin' money!

P.S.  Luke, the books are brilliant.  Don't sell yourself short.  We love and respect your work and only want to encourage you to create more.  We have your back.