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I have seen several pictures of customized rulebooks, both hard-bound and spiral. Some resized, some not. Spiral binding seems like it would be a good way to go, especially if you did several separate volumes. Does anyone have any experience with this? How would one go about getting/making a custom Rulebook?

And another question, is there any kind of electronic version of Rulebook, or is that a taboo subject? Black market, secret handshake, on the down low, have to know a guy who knows a guy, 1st rule of e-RB is don't talk about e-RB...etc. whistle
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I thought about having mine spiral bound several times, even thought about having it hardbound but in the end I went with 3 three ring binders and plastic sheets. One binder for chaps A-E, one for H and one for everything else. This system works well for me and I can't recommend it enough.

I know staples and Office Depot will do spiral binding, I think it is relatively cheap. You could also try a printing company.

As far as the E-rulebook goes I think it is taboo to ask for one, I would love to have one as well but I lack the technology and know how to make one for my self, but I have heard of several guys making themselves one.

I think it is a matter of scanning all the rules pages into some sort of PDF file but that is as far as my expertise goes.
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Also, with the binders, it easy to take out a modules pages if that is all you need. Ex: we are currently playing Red Barricades at a friends house and instead of bringing all my books with me I just bring the core rules, chapter h and the chapter O rules.
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I keep my "master" copy of the rules in sheet protectors in 3-ring binders. I did, however, buy a second copy of the rulebook, and had chapters A-E and the index spiral bound for a "portable" copy to take with me when I play away from home.
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beardo1976 wrote:


Very cool!

Rright now I have my rules in sheet protectors in one large binder. Hadn't thought about a second copy. I will have to give that some thought.
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beardo1976 wrote:


Ordnance...not Ordinance.
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Hahaha I never caught that! I sold these off a while a ago when I sold all my stuff, they were much easier to handle than the 3 ring binder. I was working at Kinko's at the time and was able to make my own copy for a really cheap price, if I wasn't an employee it probably would have been cost prohibitive. I was sad to see them go, but hopefully someone is getting more use out of then than I was (misspelling and all).
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Aloha - I just had mine spiral bound at Kinko's for $5.75 - I had it done after I applied the sticky errata (& AoO replacement pages) to my original rules - then printed off a copy of Chapters A-E + Index and then took it to be bound. Wasn't to bad on my printer ink

Came out very well - I used 24lb paper w/ a brightness of 96 instead of the standard 20lb.



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Gamesmeister99 wrote:
I think it is a matter of scanning all the rules pages into some sort of PDF file but that is as far as my expertise goes.


Making yourself a high quality PDF backup of the entire rulebook in a pain in the ass. Even using Acrobat Pro, which does a fabulous job, takes forever with a flatbed scanner.

I think binders are the way to go but eventually the pages will wear. For me the cheapest, and by far the least time consuming, way to have a backup copy was just to buy another rulebook from MMP.
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Re: Spiral bound rulebook
It takes a long time, but once you have it scanned, and cleaned up, reading it in an Ipad is a breeze.
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