Two years after their last release -- the excellent City of Brass -- Necromancer Games has finally released new products, namely The Eamonvale Incursion, Demonheart, and the long-awaited Slumbering Tsar. I'm glad to see these products finally see the light of day, even if I am unlikely to buy them myself. At present, they're only available as PDFs and very expensive ones at that. My own feeling is that PDFs shouldn't be priced the same as printed books, but I doubt I'm going to get many game companies to agree to that idea. I'm fully aware of the costs involved in producing RPG books and I certainly don't begrudge any company that wants to pay its writers and artists well. Still, I have a hard time justifying a $30 PDF, especially when it's written for a rules set I don't use.
Necromancer Games was definitely one of the bright lights of the 3e era of D&D and many of their products, particularly their Judges Guild ones, are classics I am proud to own. I also think Necromancer played a small role in my own return to the roots of my hobby by reminding me of the things I liked best about it. I hope I can be forgiven for imagining a world in which the company turned its sights to the retro-clones and supported one or more of them through its releases. I know that's unlikely to happen for a variety of reasons, but I wish for it all the same. Necromancer did some awesome stuff over the course of its existence and I'd like to see more of it on game store shelves.
Fortunately, there are lots of other publishers out there picking up the slack and giving us solid old school adventures.