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After nearly 2 decades, the Avlis Sourcebook is here

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After nearly 2 decades, the Avlis Sourcebook is here

PostAuthor: Orleron » Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:42 pm

Ladies and gents, as I write this, I am holding a real live hard cover copy of the Avlis sourcebook (and an 11-month old infant.) "The World of Avlis" is here, finally, after 17 years of work and fun the dream is realized. The only other dream that really came close was getting this PW up and running. (The fact that it lasted about 8 years so far exceeds that dream.)

If you wish to own a piece of this dream, you can get it at Lulu.com:

http://www.lulu.com/product/hardcover/t ... is/6050044

I had some help on the cover design from Hamlet. It's much improved over the plain gray background that I have on my book. We used some of Buddha's knot work that he got from Mark Smiley. Pretty cool, huh?

<Edited> The PDF version is out at paizo.com:
Click Here to Buy

Other PDF vendors will follow soon.


This 254-page book contains 34 races, 11 Prestige classes, 16 new spells, 33 mage feats, and 23 monsters originating from the Avlis campaign setting, but usable in pretty much any world.

Above all, have fun! Go play some Avlis pnp if that's what you do, and let me know how it goes.
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Re: After nearly 2 decades, the Avlis Sourcebook is here

PostAuthor: Croton » Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:47 pm

Congratualtions. This is such an enormous accomplishment for you. I'm happy you have made your dream a reality.

Congrats again,

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Re: After nearly 2 decades, the Avlis Sourcebook is here

PostAuthor: DanishPastry » Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:49 pm

Ordered.

*waits*
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Re: After nearly 2 decades, the Avlis Sourcebook is here

PostAuthor: NayalaGelbert » Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:30 pm

"I hate waiting"

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Re: After nearly 2 decades, the Avlis Sourcebook is here

PostAuthor: Ambrosia » Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:35 pm

Congratulations!! :prost:
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Re: After nearly 2 decades, the Avlis Sourcebook is here

PostAuthor: Buddha » Fri Nov 27, 2009 6:31 pm

Werd. Way to go, fellas. Coming soon to mailbox near me! :cooler:
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Re: After nearly 2 decades, the Avlis Sourcebook is here

PostAuthor: Ghostie » Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:07 pm

I may not eat for a week, but at least I'll be entertained! :D *waits eagerly*
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Re: After nearly 2 decades, the Avlis Sourcebook is here

PostAuthor: Lycanthropy » Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:21 pm

The PDF appears to be up on Paizo.com.
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Re: After nearly 2 decades, the Avlis Sourcebook is here

PostAuthor: Orleron » Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:24 pm

Lycanthropy wrote:The PDF appears to be up on Paizo.com.


Ha, look at that. Perfect timing!
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Re: After nearly 2 decades, the Avlis Sourcebook is here

PostAuthor: Orleron » Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:34 pm

Please if anyone buys the PDF, write a review!
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Re: After nearly 2 decades, the Avlis Sourcebook is here

PostAuthor: Lycanthropy » Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:16 pm

I now possess a PDF copy of The Book. Will review it, for sure.
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Re: After nearly 2 decades, the Avlis Sourcebook is here

PostAuthor: chamalscuro » Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:33 pm

How funny, I went on to other things months ago.

Thought I'd drop in and check out what's goin' on in Avlis, and what's the News of the Day? The Sourcebook is out!

Hell, yeah! I ordered a copy.

Orl... Get this sourcebook on Amazon!

Use Amazon Advantage
http://www.amazon.com/gp/seller-account/mm-product-page.html?ie=UTF8&topic=200329780
(which means you'd need to send them a few units to keep in stock, and let them take a sizable percentage. They do the work, you collect the checks.)

or
I can create a product detail page. Then you use Fulfillment by Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/gp/seller/fba/fulfillment-by-amazon.html/ref=xm_adfba2_cont_home?ld=SCSeamlessLearnMore/ref=sm_fbainvite__home

(basically you send a stack to Amazon, you handle the customer service, Amazon handles the fulfillment & shipping). This method would be a higher profit %.

This would require some effort, but also allows you to expose Avlis to an enormous audience.

With a keyword-rich title, reviews, tags, and sales, the Amazon sourcebook page would get better & better rankings, and start taking on a life of its own.
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Re: After nearly 2 decades, the Avlis Sourcebook is here

PostAuthor: Manuel the White » Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:02 pm

Yum.
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Re: After nearly 2 decades, the Avlis Sourcebook is here

PostAuthor: Belasco » Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:19 pm

Just in time for Christmas, w00t!

Be sure to click the stars on Lulu, guys...I'm betting a 5 star book will get more attention. :cooler:
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Re: After nearly 2 decades, the Avlis Sourcebook is here

PostAuthor: Zonr_0 » Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:50 am

Got my hardcopy ordered and my pdf downloaded!
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Re: After nearly 2 decades, the Avlis Sourcebook is here

PostAuthor: Orleron » Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:07 am

chamalscuro wrote:How funny, I went on to other things months ago.

Thought I'd drop in and check out what's goin' on in Avlis, and what's the News of the Day? The Sourcebook is out!

Hell, yeah! I ordered a copy.

Orl... Get this sourcebook on Amazon!

Use Amazon Advantage
http://www.amazon.com/gp/seller-account/mm-product-page.html?ie=UTF8&topic=200329780
(which means you'd need to send them a few units to keep in stock, and let them take a sizable percentage. They do the work, you collect the checks.)

or
I can create a product detail page. Then you use Fulfillment by Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/gp/seller/fba/fulfillment-by-amazon.html/ref=xm_adfba2_cont_home?ld=SCSeamlessLearnMore/ref=sm_fbainvite__home

(basically you send a stack to Amazon, you handle the customer service, Amazon handles the fulfillment & shipping). This method would be a higher profit %.

This would require some effort, but also allows you to expose Avlis to an enormous audience.

With a keyword-rich title, reviews, tags, and sales, the Amazon sourcebook page would get better & better rankings, and start taking on a life of its own.



Thanks, man. The first thing I'd have to do is get an ISBN number and put it on the cover, but that wouldn't be too hard.
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Re: After nearly 2 decades, the Avlis Sourcebook is here

PostAuthor: Lycanthropy » Sat Nov 28, 2009 3:08 am

I have submitted a rather silly review, but a review nonetheless, on Paizo's site.

What can I say? The book's great. Well done, guys, and thanks. :)
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Re: After nearly 2 decades, the Avlis Sourcebook is here

PostAuthor: chamalscuro » Sat Nov 28, 2009 3:35 am

Orleron wrote:Thanks, man. The first thing I'd have to do is get an ISBN number and put it on the cover, but that wouldn't be too hard.


Strictly speaking, an ISBN isn't necessary for Amazon anymore. If it's not a problem, sure go ahead. But don't let that hold you back. If a book doesn't have an ISBN, Amazon just assigns its own unique code (an ASIN) to a book. Some titles have both, like when I've created page for old RPGs, then back-entered an ISBN when I realized the book had one (Sometimes the 1st printings didn't have 'em, but subsequent printings an ISBN showed up on the back cover).
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Re: After nearly 2 decades, the Avlis Sourcebook is here

PostAuthor: Orleron » Sat Nov 28, 2009 4:26 am

No shite? Cool. I will get on that then.

Thanks for the review, Lycan. :prost:
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Re: After nearly 2 decades, the Avlis Sourcebook is here

PostAuthor: Ninjar » Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:30 am

Purchased the hard copy and then after eight hours of work I came back and sat around for 20 minutes before finding out how impatient I am >>

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Re: After nearly 2 decades, the Avlis Sourcebook is here

PostAuthor: Sarmanos » Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:21 am

I liked the part about Archibald the most.
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Re: After nearly 2 decades, the Avlis Sourcebook is here

PostAuthor: Cougar » Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:02 am

Damn my car had to and start misfiring this week! Just got it fixed so all the extra funds I just made before Thanksgiving went to it. Guess I will have to settle for a later date now. :wallbash:

Congratz and thank you to all who assisted in making this a reality!!

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Re: After nearly 2 decades, the Avlis Sourcebook is here

PostAuthor: Significant Owl » Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:33 pm

Will definitely buy this when I get the money. Avlis was what made me start roleplaying, which I still do. In a PnP group, even. Thanks, Avlis!
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Re: After nearly 2 decades, the Avlis Sourcebook is here

PostAuthor: Pathos Street » Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:20 pm

I have my pdf and the hardcover's in the mail!

WHEEE!!!

Now to bug the guys down at my FLGS to see if they want to play an Avlis campaign
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Re: After nearly 2 decades, the Avlis Sourcebook is here

PostAuthor: Orleron » Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:25 pm

Pathos Street wrote:I have my pdf and the hardcover's in the mail!

WHEEE!!!

Now to bug the guys down at my FLGS to see if they want to play an Avlis campaign



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