I’ve been made aware of the fact that featured reviewers (an illustrious circle to which I happen to belong) on OBS (Drivethrurpg & RPGNow) usually don’t post bad reviews there – i.e. no 1 or 2-star ratings. From a business standpoint, that’s a valid decision on their part.
The OBS-guys and gals have shown me nothing but kindness and hence I will follow this request – especially since I have been asked in an exceedingly civil manner and am still free to post all my reviews, including the low-star-rating ones here and in the other places like Nerdtrek and GMS magazine. So no, my ratings will in no way be compromised, but you’ll see the bad ones no longer on OBS.
This means that in the future, you’ll have yet another reason for checking this site here and/or getting the RSS-feed etc. 😉
Still, I wanted to make you aware of this change in my reviewer’s policy and apologize to those of you who primarily read my reviews on OBS for the added inconvenience of having to check this site. I’d also like to apologize to those publishers that have assured me that even bad reviews tend to garner them slight spikes in revenue for not being able to publish low rating-reviews on OBS anymore.
Finally, I have a question: Sometimes people ask me what books I consider essential in my campaigns – is there an interest for lists of those products here?
Tomorrow, I’ll have another BIG review (plus a short one) in the pipeline – see you then!