#RPGaDay 24: Share a PWYW publisher who should be charging more
Look, clearly these questions were written for people who have been able to make RPG gaming a bigger part of their life than me. It took me a while to even figure out that “PWYW” stands for Pay What You Want. I guess it’s not uncommon for small scale game publishers to sell some of their materials with a name your own price scheme.
My response to that is, all of them. All of them should be charging more. If people are going to get entertainment from your product, then you should set a fair price. Relying solely on the good will of others is not a recipe for business success. Charge for your work. Always charge for your work if you’re trying to start a business or doing something professionally. Anything else hurts everyone else in your industry. That’s just my opinion, informed by my opinions as a freelancer in regards to spec work.
For the month of August, I will be participating in #RPGaDay. I haven’t posted much on this blog about my love for role-playing games, and for a while, I wasn’t really acknowledging that love myself. But RPGs were my entry point in the the geek lifestyle, and they are very important to me. I’ll be exploring my relationship with RPGs all month with these posts.