I noted on Twitter that Cubicle 7 had announced the release of Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space as a PDF, through DriveThruRPG and RPGNow. I haven’t got my own copy at the moment, which irks a little… I’d love to have my hands on it right now. Others have been opening the box with reverance, inspecting the glossy booklets with curious and fannish eyes.
I have to admit I am happy to wait – because I’m not at a major disadvantage for waiting an extra week or two. In the meantime, I’m saving £13 on the recommended price.
Now, I have to wonder the advantages of getting the PDF copy. You get no box, no dice – and you need to print them out if you want to use the tokens. If the PDF pricing considered this in light of market pricing as well, I might be tempted (and I have other games in PDF format, while also possessing the hardcopy)… However, the PDF copy is £21.53, just £5.46 cheaper than the boxset I’m getting from Play.com. What would possess me to do without the physical books for such a discount? Yes the PDF can go anywhere with me, stored away on a laptop or iPhone; but do I, as a Doctor Who GM, really need to be that flexible?