The spiral books are eminently practical on the game table, but they just don't play well in a backpack with other books – which means they usually get left behind when I bring stuff to work to read during down time. I don't want to leave them behind!
Aside from that, the inside edges of many pages are already getting crunched as I turn them clumsily with my big, blunt sausages.
What about at least a small run of perfect-bound or hardcovers, in the same size format? I'd even front some $$ for the endeavor...
You put a spiral book in there next to regular books, next thing you know the edge of the other book is getting chewed up, or the spiral coil is getting pulled out of whack, etc. It just isn't healthy for either book.
gotcha, you mean the spiral dents the spine of any other books. I generally keep the T&T books in a box, but I could keep my other books safe with a bit of cardboard. Although that would imply my having the guts to take books to work. All I usually do is bring PDFs on my phone.
-- Troy Truchon, Capheind@gmail.com I have given two cousins to war and I stand ready to sacrifice my wife's brother. --Artemus Ward
I understand your concerns, fellows, and I can sympathize. In my D&D bag I have few "beat on" copies of the AS&SH manuals, these being subject to how I manhandle the books. The thing is that I have some practical concerns as a small business operator: I paid a lot of money for a print run of 1,000 boxes. Presently I'm at or just past the 300 copies sold mark. I need to sell at least 500 copies before I consider another form or presentation. As a sort of remedy to this situation sooner rather than later, I am considering offering extra copies of just the Players' Manual. These might be used for handing out to your players, or perhaps to throw in that old book bag and not worry or care if a few pages get dog-eared or whatever.