6d6 RPG: An Experiment in PDF Sales

The first 6d6 RPG product will be available in about two weeks time and its release will be an experiment in how-to sell (or possibly not sell) PDFs.

An Experiment with Murder

We are releasing our Christmas demo game, Mince Pies & Murder as a PDF. In the PDF will be the full adventure plus the rules for the 6d6 Ultra-Lite system and all the cards needed to play the game

The experiment will be in how we sell the PDF and has three important components:

  • 1) You will be able to read the entire adventures, rules and cards before you buy via our wiki. The PDF will be a nicely formatted version of the wiki pages containing everything you need.
  • 2) After one month on sale, we will make the PDF free to download.
  • 3) The price of the PDF will be …. announced next week but it will raise a few eyebrows.

Like all good experiments, whether a success or a failure, we will be publishing the full results of the experiment on the blog. This will include the number of page views, number of downloaders and critically, income generated.

We are not expecting to make a lot of money out of this. If we reach the dizzy heights of three digits, I will be pleased.

However, we hope to learn something about the PDF market. We know lots of other writers and small publishers are in a similar situation to us so by sharing our results we can help everyone.

More news next week.