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    I HAVE RECEIVED A RESPONSE

    "While we don't really send out review copies to specific forum members, I can put this in front of our community folks to see if they can support you in some way"

    .....Before you say anything.

    Honestly?

    I didn't think I'd get a response at all.

    They give copies to Morrus at ENWorld, because he runs the place. If I were the illustrious Mr. Burlow here at GitP, I'd likely receive books, no problem.

    I'm just a forum user. Which is an entirely correct and fair thing to say, let's all be honest.

    The fact that I got this response makes me hopeful something could be done.

    Legitimately, I see some YouTubers getting books and my topic views outweigh their video views. And I showed that data in the email I sent to the person at WOTC.... which, being honest, is why I think I got a response.

    So.... I'll keep everyone updated.

    And to everyone... Truly. Really. Thank you. Thank you all so much. I wish I had the proper vocabulary to express how kind you've all been.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaappleton View Post
    I HAVE RECEIVED A RESPONSE

    "While we don't really send out review copies to specific forum members, I can put this in front of our community folks to see if they can support you in some way"

    .....Before you say anything.

    Honestly?

    I didn't think I'd get a response at all.

    They give copies to Morrus at ENWorld, because he runs the place. If I were the illustrious Mr. Burlow here at GitP, I'd likely receive books, no problem.

    I'm just a forum user. Which is an entirely correct and fair thing to say, let's all be honest.

    The fact that I got this response makes me hopeful something could be done.

    Legitimately, I see some YouTubers getting books and my topic views outweigh their video views. And I showed that data in the email I sent to the person at WOTC.... which, being honest, is why I think I got a response.

    So.... I'll keep everyone updated.

    And to everyone... Truly. Really. Thank you. Thank you all so much. I wish I had the proper vocabulary to express how kind you've all been.
    Congratulations/good luck.

    I recommend, still, starting a blog (just transcribing your posts to them), or even making short youtube announcement videos, even if all they do is repeat your rumors. It will give you a format that they're used to seeing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Segev View Post
    Congratulations/good luck.

    I recommend, still, starting a blog (just transcribing your posts to them), or even making short youtube announcement videos, even if all they do is repeat your rumors. It will give you a format that they're used to seeing.
    I don't disagree.

    However. A small peek behind the curtain, as it were:

    I have five young boys, with a sixth on the way. From eleven years old down to six months, not counting the bun in the oven. Two of which are special needs, nonverbal Autistic. I work 60 hour weeks, every week. I go to bed at 8:30pm to wake up at 5:30am, except Fridays, which is D&D night.

    While I'd love to do more than I do now, I won't have the time to do anything like that for a few years, at least.

    If the fine people at WOTC decide to add me to the list of people who get preview copies, they won't be sharing the books with me.

    Instead, the books would be shared with this whole community. And that's what I'd love for them to understand. In between meetings at work, or while sitting on the couch holding my son, I can post here and talk about D&D. Share what I know. Happily do AMAs on things, like I did with the Ravnica book when it dropped. I can do this forum. Happily, and with dedication, like I have been for quite awhile now. I'd love to expand upon that further, and take the next step, with this forum. Not with some blog I'd have for appearances sake.

    The topics I make here have more engagement that some blog users, YouTubers, and twitter influencers multiple times over. Ideally, that is what I'd love for them to recognize, and it is on that merit that I believe a member of this community should be on the list to receive review copies to share them here. If its me, or Rich Burlow, or a moderator here, or anyone.

    And as my topics and posts show... I can find time for topics and posting a little more often than I should during work >_>
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    I'd like jaapleton's name added to the list of people that get advanced copies.
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    I'd love to see this happen! It might b a long shot, but it's always good to include the old-standing communities in product engagement!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaappleton View Post
    I don't disagree.

    However. A small peek behind the curtain, as it were:

    I have five young boys, with a sixth on the way. From eleven years old down to six months, not counting the bun in the oven. Two of which are special needs, nonverbal Autistic. I work 60 hour weeks, every week. I go to bed at 8:30pm to wake up at 5:30am, except Fridays, which is D&D night.

    While I'd love to do more than I do now, I won't have the time to do anything like that for a few years, at least.
    Congratulations on the kiddos, especially the new one on the way. Kids are amazing.

    And yeah, also a big time commitment. Best wishes to you and your family.

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    I'd like jaapleton's name added to the list of people that get advanced copies.
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    I'd like jaapleton's name added to the list of people that get advanced copies.

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    I like GitP forums specifically because there is friction that keeps only people invested in there opinion here. No twiterers or tubers posting in bad faith, hoping for rage engagement.

    What I'm saying is, I would like for Jappleton to be added to the people who get advanced copies of these books to build hype.
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    It would be useful to have a mechanically proficient perspective on advance books. This is something missing from the broader D&D community as far as I've seen, especially from the player side. That's something this forum, and jaapleton as a representative of this forum, would provide to help the optimization-focused players get interested.

    Like honestly, it's pretty slim pickings for mechanically sophisticated takes on material. I've watched many of the various YouTube channels who do optimization/builds/analysis and, with a few exceptions, it ain't great! Not to mention I don't really want to watch a 45 minute video about two subclasses that just repeats watch their features are and adds "Sounds pretty cool, I'd probably play an (insert most obvious race choice) of this!" But setting aside me being a curmudgeon, forum posts are often a superior format to the YouTube video when trying to ascertain the content of an upcoming book and whether it's worth the purchase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaappleton View Post
    I have five young boys, with a sixth on the way.
    You poor bastard I have half that number and they keep me running around like crazy.
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    WotC;

    I'd like jaapleton's name added to the list of people that get advanced copies.
    Another fine mess you've gotten me into....

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