A bit of a good news/bad news update this month.
Uncle Mike is currently hosting the Lovecraftian Painting Circle over at Lead Adventure Forum. Only 100 freshly painted mythos horrors will be accepted to the circle! Head over the check out the entries or submit your own tentacled terror to the proceedings.
We’ve finally caved in and added PDF editions of our in-print rulebooks to the UMW Shop. Strange Aeons ($24), Morbid Adventures ($16) and Shocking Tales #3 ($12) are now all available in digital editions. There’s also the ‘Virtual Insanity’ bundle, which nets you the whole range of SA rules for a mere $66.66.
“What prompted this sudden change of heart towards the gentle PDF?” you might ask? There’s a few factors at work here. First, our out-of-print material has sold very well, indicating that the demand is strong, and that there isn’t a noticeable issue with piracy. Second, there are quite a number of people who aren’t keen on paying for shipping, which brings us to…
The Not Quite So Good
For a few years now, Canada Post’s insidious rate creep has been persistently nipping at our heels like an insatiable Hound of Tindalos. Despite Mike’s valiant effort to eliminate all Euclidian corners from his lair (at least that’s what he told me he was doing – may have been he just needed to vacuum…), those foul beast finally have us in their clutches. Alas, the time has finally come to raise the UMW Shop shipping rates. Here’s what things look like now:
Expedited Parcel (2-7 business days): $12.00
Up to 1kg: Small Packet Air (no tracking, approx. 1-2 weeks): $12.00
Over 1kg: Expedited Parcel (4-10 business days + customs): $25.00
ALL OTHER COUNTRIES
Small Packet Air (no tracking, approx. 1-2 weeks)
- Up to 0.25kg: $12.00
- 0.26 to 0.5kg: $18.00
- 0.51 to 1kg: $36.00
- 1.01 to 2kg: $50.00
Orders over 2kg will ship by Air Parcel (same timeframe, but with tracking) at a flat rate of $75.
On the plus side, we’ve refined the weights of a number of items, particularly rulebooks. This should (hopefully) minimize the impact of the new rates on overseas customers.