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GOB Retail is located in Clawson, along the border between Oakland and Maccomb counties in the state of Michigan. A near northern suburb of Detroit. The store is in near proximity to the cities of Royal Oak, Warren, Hazel Park, Madison Heights, Troy, Sterling Heights, Ferndale, Detroit and Berkley and reasonable drive from numerouns other communities, including Southfield, Rochester Hills, Rochester, St. Clair Shores, Roseville, Auburn Hills, Bloomfield Township, Clinton Township, Shelby Township, Utica, East Pointe, Beverly Hills, Birmingham,Pontiac, Oak Park and Waterford. The store is just 1 mile east off of I-75, which makes it easily accessible from further out via connections with I-696, I-96 and M59.


GOB Retail carries all the major brands and likely a bunch you have never heard of as well. Here are just a few:

Wizards of the Coast, Axis & Allies, House on the Haunted Hill, Robo Rally    Fantasy Flight Games, Arkham Horror, Netrunner, Talisman, Star Wars X-Wing, Elder Sign, Elderitch Horror    Paizo, Pathfinder, Adventure Path, Flip-Mat    Steve Jackson Games, Gurps, Munchkin, Zombie Dice    Privateer Press, Warmachine, Hordes, High Command, Cygnar, Menoth, Cryx, Scyrah, Khador, Mercenaries, Minions, Convergence of Cyriss, Trollblood, Everblight, Orboros    Mage Knight, Heroclix, Attack Wing    Magic the Gathering, Commander, Standard, Modern, Legacy, Vintage, singles, Event Deck, Intro Deck, Fat Pack, Booster    Dominion, Rio Grande Games, Power Grid, Race For Tge Galaxy, Caylus, Lost Cities    Dunegons & Dragons, D&D, 1st edition, 2nd edition, 3rd edition, 3.5 edition, 4th edition, d&d Next    Settlers of Catan, Nuns on the Run, Empire Builder, Euro Rails    Pokemon Trading Card Game, Nintendo    Ticket to Ride, Small World, Relic Runners, Days of Wonder    Twilight Struggle, GMT Games, Dominant Species, Fading Glory, Clash of Monarchs, No Retreat, Washington    AEG, Alderac, Legend of the Five Rings, Smash Up, Love Letter    Zman Games, Terra Mystica, Carcassonne, Stone Age, Robinson Carusso    Asmodee Editions, City of Horrors, Timeline, Seasons, Mr. Jack    White Wolf, World of Darkness, Vampire, Mage, Hunter    Looney Labs, Fluxx, Chrononauts, Pyramids    Yu-Gi-Oh, Konami    dice, dice bag, game mat, figure case    Guild of Blades Publishing, Empires of History, Dark Realms, Heroes Forever, Grunt    Gamewright, Forbidden Desert, Forbidden Island, Story Cubes, Who Would Win    Titan, Space Cadets, Lost Temple, Core Worlds, Milestones, Survive    Card Sleeves, Deck Boxes    Card Sleeves, Deck Boxes, Deck Vaults, Play Mats    Queen Games, Kingdom Builder, Alhambra, Escape, Lancaster, Shogun    Decision Games, Folio    Worthington Games, Band of Brothers, Guns of August, Guns of Galicia, Hold the Line    Palladium Books, Rifts, Robotech    Illeo, King of Tokyo, Titanium Wars    Marvel, Avengers, Spider-man, Thor, X-Men, Wolverine, Iron Man    DC Comics, Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Green Lantern    Tasty Minstrel Games, Belfort, Eminent Domain, Ground Floor    Atlas Games, Gloom, Once Upon a Time    Game Salute    Eagle Games, Age of Steam, Defenders of the Realm, Through the Ages    Osprey Publishing, Historical, Books, Guides    Castle, DC Deck Building, Lord of the Rings    Japanime Games, Krosmaster Arena, Kanzume Goddess    Flash Point Fire Rescue, Resistance, Indie Board and Card    Zombicide    Fate, Spirit of the Century, Fate Dice    Call of Cthulhu, Chaosium    Dark Horse Comics    walking dead, IDW    Dream Pod 9, Heavy Gear    Hero Games, Champions, Hero System    Minion Games, Hegemonic, Manhattan Project    Ape Games, Advanced Primate, Order of the Stick, Duck Duck Go, Kill the Overlord    Twilight Creations, Zombies    Arcane Wonders, Mage Wars    Ares Games, War of the Ring    Plaid Hat Games, Mice & Mystics, Bioshock, Summoner Wars    Battletech, Classic Battletech, Iron Wind Metals, Catalyst Game Labs, Mech    Shadowrun, Catalyst Game Labs   

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E-Product / PDF Printing & Binding Service


The Guild of Blades Retail Group is happy to announce that it is expanding its PDF printing and binding services to include all gamers, rather than just those local to our Print-on-Demand game store in Madison Heights, MI.

Professional PDF Printing & Book Binding


So what exactly is professional PDF Printing and Book binding? Well, the Guild of Blades Retail Group is a professional "Print on Demand" printer of soft cover books and custom playing cards. We produce lots of RPG books and card games for smaller publishers within the hobby games industry.


Since opening our first store in Madison Heights, Michigan, GOB Retail has been printing and binding individual gaming PDFs for customers as well. We are now offering that service nation wide (and even world wide).

You own a PDF game book and want to have it printed? That's right, you no longer have to worry about taking it to your local copy shop only to have them refuse to do it out of fear of potential copyright violation. Nor do you need to get a shoddy comb or tape binding. We can professionally print your PDF game products and bind them into soft cover books. In many cases, these books look indentical or near indentical to the official soft cover books originally released by the publisher.

But what about the copyright issues?

That's fairly simple. Most game PDFs that are sold are sold with the intent that the end user be allowed to print them out for use. Now, grant, that original intent likely was assumed to be you printing them out at home with your inkjet printer. But technology continues to evolve and now a service like ours is possible. So, if you legitimately own a PDF or E-Book and your PDF or E-Book does not come bundled with a restrictive license which limits your right as a consumer to print it, then you are entitled to hire a 3rd party such as us to print it for you. We just happen to be a POD Book printer as well, so we have the capability to bind up the books we print into soft cover books, then professionally trim them.

What does it cost?

That's simple. Its $1.50 for a color cover (printed on 10 pt cover stock...same as most normal soft cover books) or $1.20 for a black and white one. If the books is 40 pages or less, it can be saddle stitched (side staple bound) for $.99 or if its more than 40 pages it will get perfect bound (soft cover book binding) for $3.50. In both cases, the binding fee includes a professional post binding trimming.

Interior page cost $.06 per page for B&W or $.15 for color. However, for B&W interiors, we let you print multiple (different) PDFs to achieve volume discounts. So per page it drops to $.05 if you have 500-999 pages or $.045 for 1000+ pages. B&W interior pages are printed on a nice 60lb offset white paper (much better paper than cheap 20lb bond copy paper).

Excited yet? Those long out of print and hard to find books need not remain confined to pixels on your laptop. You can now have them made into traditional soft cover books.

How to Order:

Well, in our effort to respect publisher copyrights, we must insist that our customers be able to show proper ownership of their PDFs. This will mean you will need to have obtained them from a site that sells the PDFs or a site distributing the PDFs for free and you will need to be able to show us a record of that purchase. As such, ordering a PDF to be printed and bound is a several step process.

1) We are not licensed to /sell/ you any PDFs at this time. So you will need to obtain your PDFs from an autorized seller, a partial list that is far from complete can be seen below. You will need to send us all files that are needed for print. As we are not the owners of said PDFs we do not have them, do not archive them and only hold the copy you send us long enough to print it, then delete it. If you have web space you can put the files on your own web space and then e-mail us with direct download links. If you lack your own web space, you may use a file transfer service such as www.YouSendIt.com. You will need to send files to ajohnson@guildofblades.com.

2) You will need to show proof of ownership of the document that we will be printing. Perhaps the easiest method will be to open up your account page from whichever E-Product retail site you acquired the document from, then take a screen shot of the appropriate listing of the document. E-mail that screen to ajohnson@guildofblades.com. We reserve the right to refuse any order where there is not a clear evidence of rightful acquisition of the PDF.

3) Phone it in to 248-430-4980 (M-TH 11:30am to 7:30pm, F-Sat 11:30am to 10pm or Sun 12-5, all eastern standard time). Wait a few hours or until the next day for us to recieve both the documents for print and the screen shot or other appropriate evidence of ownership, then call us to place the order. We will review the condition of the document and its readiness for print and provide you with a quote for the cost to print it and have it shipped to you.

4) Payment. We can accept most major credit cards by phone at the time you call in the order or we can send you an invoice via Paypal if you would like to pay using Paypal. Your order will be scheduled for print once full payment has been rendered.

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Some PDF Resellers

GOB's RPGNow affiliate store
E23 from Steve Jackson Games
www.wargamedownloads.com

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Notes:

The quality of print that can be achieved with a PDF is somewhat dependent on the quality of the PDF itself. For instance, a PDF that was created at 72DPI will be of slightly lower print quality than one that was made at 300 DPI.

Not all PDF books were made to include a back cover page. If we are printing such a PDF, you have a few options. We can flood the back cover with a single color. We can duplicate the front cover on the back cover. We can leave the back cover white. Or for just $1 more, you can send us any picture you own and have the right to use (perhaps a picture of yourself, your family, your dog, etc) and we can put that picture on the back cover.

Some PDF books have been "locked" to prevent loading the PDF into any other programs and sometimes to prevent printing. This in itself does not prohibit your right to print it or have it printed. Only a restrictive license from the publisher can do that. But it does make it a bit harder to print on our end. There will be a $5 surcharge to print and bind books from a locked PDF. Assuming we are able to print it at all. Occasionally we simply can't.

We ship ONLY via the United States Post Office and we will always ship using some form of delivery confirmation. By default we will quote you the price to ship it by priority mail unless you specifically request media mail service (less expensive) or expedited services like overnight shipping.


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