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Re: [icons-rpg] ICONS: The End of an Era :(

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  • Tim K.
    ... It had a very good run--and may pop back up again. New Releases can help that.
    Message 1 of 17 , Oct 11, 2011
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      On 10/11/2011 12:45 PM, jaerdaph wrote:
      > For the first time in well over a year for as long as I can remember (if ever), ICONS is not in the RPGNow Top 15 Products on the home page. :( It was a hell of an impressive run for a really great game!
      >
      > Congratulations and thanks again Steve, Gareth, Walt, Morgan, Dan and everyone else who gave us ICONS!
      >
      > Best,
      > jaerdaph
      >
      >

      It had a very good run--and may pop back up again. New Releases can
      help that.
    • warrenss2
      What?!?!? New... Release?!? Who? What? Where? When? LOL!!! And I just bought the hardcopy of the current version.
      Message 2 of 17 , Oct 14, 2011
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        What?!?!?

        New... Release?!?

        Who?
        What?
        Where?
        When?

        LOL!!! And I just bought the hardcopy of the current version.

        --- In icons-rpg@yahoogroups.com, "Tim K." <silverlion@...> wrote:
        > It had a very good run--and may pop back up again. New Releases can
        > help that.
        >
      • John McMullen
        New releases in the sense of new products for the line, not a re-do of the core rulebook. And the era is only defined by being in the RPGNow top 15; the line
        Message 3 of 17 , Oct 14, 2011
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          New releases in the sense of new products for the line, not a re-do of the core rulebook.

          And the era is only defined by being in the RPGNow top 15; the line isn't ending.

          I am eagerly looking forward to Team-Up. I should preorder that, if one still can: I started the new job today, so I feel like I can order something as a celebration.
           
          John McMullen (Young old coot)
          jhmcmullen@...

          From: warrenss2 <warrenss2@...>
          To: icons-rpg@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Friday, October 14, 2011 9:29 PM
          Subject: [icons-rpg] Re: ICONS: The End of an Era :(

          What?!?!?

          New... Release?!?

          Who?
          What?
          Where?
          When?

          LOL!!! And I just bought the hardcopy of the current version.

          --- In icons-rpg@yahoogroups.com, "Tim K." <silverlion@...> wrote:
          > It had  a very good run--and may pop back up again. New Releases can
          > help that.
          >




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        • jaerdaph
          Another Fun ICONS Fact: There hasn t been another RPG product to reach Gold Metal level in sales at RPGNow since ICONS made it to Popular GOLD Pick! ICONS in
          Message 4 of 17 , Oct 16, 2011
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            Another Fun ICONS Fact:

            There hasn't been another RPG product to reach Gold Metal level in sales at RPGNow since ICONS made it to Popular GOLD Pick! ICONS in only one of 73 products to achieve this honor at RPGNow. http://www.rpgnow.com/metal.php

            Hopefully this won't be as misinterpreted as the last one was. :)

            jaerdaph
          • Charles Rice
            Man. Looking at that gold product list, 6 of those are RPGO products put together by Chris and Dom and myself. I miss those days right now for some reason.
            Message 5 of 17 , Oct 17, 2011
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              Man.

              Looking at that gold product list, 6 of those are RPGO products put together by Chris and Dom and myself.

              I miss those days right now for some reason.

              On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 6:08 PM, jaerdaph <jjbardales@...> wrote:
               

              Another Fun ICONS Fact:

              There hasn't been another RPG product to reach Gold Metal level in sales at RPGNow since ICONS made it to Popular GOLD Pick! ICONS in only one of 73 products to achieve this honor at RPGNow. http://www.rpgnow.com/metal.php

              Hopefully this won't be as misinterpreted as the last one was. :)

              jaerdaph


            • dirkgentry2000
              just eyeballing it - looks like most of the Gold Medal products were from the D20 boom days.
              Message 6 of 17 , Oct 17, 2011
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                just eyeballing it - looks like most of the Gold Medal products were from the D20 boom days.

                --- In icons-rpg@yahoogroups.com, Charles Rice <rpgchuck@...> wrote:
                >
                > Man.
                >
                > Looking at that gold product list, 6 of those are RPGO products put together
                > by Chris and Dom and myself.
                >
                > I miss those days right now for some reason.
                >
                > On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 6:08 PM, jaerdaph <jjbardales@...> wrote:
                >
                > > **
                > >
                > >
                > > Another Fun ICONS Fact:
                > >
                > > There hasn't been another RPG product to reach Gold Metal level in sales at
                > > RPGNow since ICONS made it to Popular GOLD Pick! ICONS in only one of 73
                > > products to achieve this honor at RPGNow. http://www.rpgnow.com/metal.php
                > >
                > > Hopefully this won't be as misinterpreted as the last one was. :)
                > >
                > > jaerdaph
                > >
                > >
                > >
                >
              • John McMullen
                Not knocking anyone here... I have read from some independent publishers a few years back that the metal ratings were neither as clear as they could be nor
                Message 7 of 17 , Oct 17, 2011
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                  Not knocking anyone here...

                  I have read from some independent publishers a few years back that the metal ratings were neither as clear as they could be nor given as freely as the stated requirements might warrant. One hopes that's cleared up, now.

                  To be clear: this was about products that deserved a metal rating not getting it, never an undeserved rating.

                  Which also means congrats to all the ICONS folks!

                  On 2011-10-17, at 11:48 AM, "dirkgentry2000" <dirkgentry2000@...> wrote:

                  > just eyeballing it - looks like most of the Gold Medal products were from the D20 boom days.
                  >
                  > --- In icons-rpg@yahoogroups.com, Charles Rice <rpgchuck@...> wrote:
                  >>
                  >> Man.
                  >>
                  >> Looking at that gold product list, 6 of those are RPGO products put together
                  >> by Chris and Dom and myself.
                  >>
                  >> I miss those days right now for some reason.
                  >>
                  >> On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 6:08 PM, jaerdaph <jjbardales@...> wrote:
                  >>
                  >>> **
                  >>>
                  >>>
                  >>> Another Fun ICONS Fact:
                  >>>
                  >>> There hasn't been another RPG product to reach Gold Metal level in sales at
                  >>> RPGNow since ICONS made it to Popular GOLD Pick! ICONS in only one of 73
                  >>> products to achieve this honor at RPGNow. http://www.rpgnow.com/metal.php
                  >>>
                  >>> Hopefully this won't be as misinterpreted as the last one was. :)
                  >>>
                  >>> jaerdaph
                  >>>
                  >>>
                  >>>
                  >>
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                • jaerdaph
                  RPGObjects did some awesome d20 Modern support back in the day. Adamant too, as well as Ronin Arts. I always said 3PP did d20 Modern better than WotC - and
                  Message 8 of 17 , Oct 17, 2011
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                    RPGObjects did some awesome d20 Modern support back in the day. Adamant too, as well as Ronin Arts. I always said 3PP did d20 Modern better than WotC - and WotC did a top notch job with d20 Modern. ;)

                    It would be interesting to see what those lists would look like today if Ronin Arts hadn't pulled out of RPGNow/OBS.

                    jaerdaph

                    --- In icons-rpg@yahoogroups.com, Charles Rice <rpgchuck@...> wrote:
                    >
                    > Man.
                    >
                    > Looking at that gold product list, 6 of those are RPGO products put together
                    > by Chris and Dom and myself.
                    >
                    > I miss those days right now for some reason.
                    >
                    > On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 6:08 PM, jaerdaph <jjbardales@...> wrote:
                    >
                    > > **
                    > >
                    > >
                    > > Another Fun ICONS Fact:
                    > >
                    > > There hasn't been another RPG product to reach Gold Metal level in sales at
                    > > RPGNow since ICONS made it to Popular GOLD Pick! ICONS in only one of 73
                    > > products to achieve this honor at RPGNow. http://www.rpgnow.com/metal.php
                    > >
                    > > Hopefully this won't be as misinterpreted as the last one was. :)
                    > >
                    > > jaerdaph
                    > >
                    > >
                    > >
                    >
                  • dirkgentry2000
                    Is Ronin Arts still operational? I thought they d closed up shop and the guy running it is at SJG now? And - yes - many congrats to ICONS for its Gold medal
                    Message 9 of 17 , Oct 17, 2011
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                      Is Ronin Arts still operational? I thought they'd closed up shop and the guy running it is at SJG now?
                      And - yes - many congrats to ICONS for its Gold medal Status

                      --- In icons-rpg@yahoogroups.com, "jaerdaph" <jjbardales@...> wrote:
                      >
                      > RPGObjects did some awesome d20 Modern support back in the day. Adamant too, as well as Ronin Arts. I always said 3PP did d20 Modern better than WotC - and WotC did a top notch job with d20 Modern. ;)
                      >
                      > It would be interesting to see what those lists would look like today if Ronin Arts hadn't pulled out of RPGNow/OBS.
                      >
                      > jaerdaph
                      >
                      > --- In icons-rpg@yahoogroups.com, Charles Rice <rpgchuck@> wrote:
                      > >
                      > > Man.
                      > >
                      > > Looking at that gold product list, 6 of those are RPGO products put together
                      > > by Chris and Dom and myself.
                      > >
                      > > I miss those days right now for some reason.
                      > >
                      > > On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 6:08 PM, jaerdaph <jjbardales@> wrote:
                      > >
                      > > > **
                      > > >
                      > > >
                      > > > Another Fun ICONS Fact:
                      > > >
                      > > > There hasn't been another RPG product to reach Gold Metal level in sales at
                      > > > RPGNow since ICONS made it to Popular GOLD Pick! ICONS in only one of 73
                      > > > products to achieve this honor at RPGNow. http://www.rpgnow.com/metal.php
                      > > >
                      > > > Hopefully this won't be as misinterpreted as the last one was. :)
                      > > >
                      > > > jaerdaph
                      > > >
                      > > >
                      > > >
                      > >
                      >
                    • Charles Rice
                      Ronin Arts isn t making new books, but they pulled all their existing books from OBS/RPGNow for reasons I am not privy to. You can still buy their PDFs direct
                      Message 10 of 17 , Oct 17, 2011
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                        Ronin Arts isn't making new books, but they pulled all their existing books from OBS/RPGNow for reasons I am not privy to.
                         
                        You can still buy their PDFs direct from RA as well as at sites like Your Games Now.

                        On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 3:55 PM, dirkgentry2000 <dirkgentry2000@...> wrote:
                         

                        Is Ronin Arts still operational? I thought they'd closed up shop and the guy running it is at SJG now?
                        And - yes - many congrats to ICONS for its Gold medal Status



                        --- In icons-rpg@yahoogroups.com, "jaerdaph" <jjbardales@...> wrote:
                        >
                        > RPGObjects did some awesome d20 Modern support back in the day. Adamant too, as well as Ronin Arts. I always said 3PP did d20 Modern better than WotC - and WotC did a top notch job with d20 Modern. ;)
                        >
                        > It would be interesting to see what those lists would look like today if Ronin Arts hadn't pulled out of RPGNow/OBS.
                        >
                        > jaerdaph
                        >
                        > --- In icons-rpg@yahoogroups.com, Charles Rice <rpgchuck@> wrote:
                        > >
                        > > Man.
                        > >
                        > > Looking at that gold product list, 6 of those are RPGO products put together
                        > > by Chris and Dom and myself.
                        > >
                        > > I miss those days right now for some reason.
                        > >
                        > > On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 6:08 PM, jaerdaph <jjbardales@> wrote:
                        > >
                        > > > **
                        > > >
                        > > >
                        > > > Another Fun ICONS Fact:
                        > > >
                        > > > There hasn't been another RPG product to reach Gold Metal level in sales at
                        > > > RPGNow since ICONS made it to Popular GOLD Pick! ICONS in only one of 73
                        > > > products to achieve this honor at RPGNow. http://www.rpgnow.com/metal.php
                        > > >
                        > > > Hopefully this won't be as misinterpreted as the last one was. :)
                        > > >
                        > > > jaerdaph
                        > > >
                        > > >
                        > > >
                        > >
                        >


                      • jaerdaph
                        Aaaaaand ICONS is now back in the RPGNow top 15 with Gangbusters! All is right in the world again. :) jaerdaph
                        Message 11 of 17 , Oct 18, 2011
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                          Aaaaaand ICONS is now back in the RPGNow top 15 with Gangbusters!
                          All is right in the world again. :)

                          jaerdaph


                          --- In icons-rpg@yahoogroups.com, Gareth-Michael Skarka <gms@...> wrote:
                          >
                          > That might be changing. :)
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