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Hardcover, softcover, or digital? What is my preference?
Ahh, that's variable. To stand up to wear and tear, I want hardcover. The binding can stand up the slings and arrows of traveling to and from the gaming table. Softcover is easier to carry around but the absolute easiest is digital. I can carry my entire gaming library on my iPad but I still often find hardcopy easier to read and flip through.
So I prefer a combination of hardcover and digital. I want hardcopy to read and flip through; then digital for reference and portability.