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Post Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 3:45 pm 
 

ATOM wrote:Would anyone really want to bother? Looks like he just created the new ebay account just to try and off load that worn out rubbish.

The new "in thing" is to protent they are thick/clueless too....as a get out clause when they offload their shite on others.
OOOh! Sorry i did not know it was all just worth £25....because im dense me!

Not to mention Gary Gygax was nearly 40 years old and supposedly still in college?


I guess you're right.  I couldn't resist, though, and sent him an e-mail (not through eBay, he put his address in the description), just for s&*ts and giggles.  I really don't think this one is pretending to be thick; more likely he's both stupid and dishonest.  Whatever.  I'm a bit bored today :).  I'll let you know if he replies with anything interesting.

BTW, Gygax was 36 is 1974.  Reason I mention it is because I am currently 36 (at least for another 2 months), and that is NOT nearly 40 (can't you almost hear the denial in my post? :).


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 3:45 pm 
 

Beyondthebreach wrote:And, besides, that's Orcus on the cover of H4 and he'll be none too pleased to hear you comparing him to a Devil.


I had always assumed that was Orcus on the cover, but the piece of art on the cover is called "Orcus' Doorman" so I have to assume that its not Orcus.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 3:48 pm 
 

NetRodent wrote:
I had always assumed that was Orcus on the cover, but the piece of art on the cover is called "Orcus' Doorman" so I have to assume that its not Orcus.


Yeah, I thought it might not be either.  It's probably that triple strength Type VI demon dude (or something like that, I'm too lazy to actually look through the module).

But, just calling him Orcus seemed easier . . .  :P


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:21 pm 
 

This is not a laughbale description (it is one of bclarkie's auctions) - but laughable bidding.


** expired eBay auction **


12 bids for a total sale price of $1.26!  :D

  


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:07 pm 
 


** expired eBay auction **


Anyone interested now?  :D


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:49 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:
** expired eBay auction **


Anyone interested now?  :D


I love it!  

Did anyone else click on the link for the devastating review?

I would have bid on the auction if the shipping were $5.


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:52 pm 
 

I've been looking for a copy of this but I don't know if I want to pay the $10 shipping either.

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:04 pm 
 

I haven't been looking for a copy but the game sounds so hokey I want it.

I told the seller to send me an offer of $5.01 total if he could not sell it for $10.01....in case you want to out-offer me.

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:01 am 
 

If I manage to sell this book higher than my toilet paper I will be very surprised... if you wish it please bid a single dollard on it ... Still it will be very painful to get rid of this highly priced and rare collector item ...

The seller's answer.   :lol:


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:00 am 
 

i've never heard of it.

is it really that bad?



  

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:33 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:i've never heard of it.

is it really that bad?

I have never seen a review of Synnibar that was positive, and I thought that it was infamous (at least in the US) for being worst RPG ever written.  Writing and publishing an RPG takes cojones, and being the worst RPG must be a badge of honor, if not collectibility.   :D

Synnibar was written by someone affiliated with the Wonderworld Comics from FormCritic's neck of the woods.  Wonderworld published it.  I am surprised that Mark S. hasn't seen a copy, as there should be plenty at HPB stores in the Seattle-Tacoma area.   :D

An ex-gf of mine worked at Wonderworld and said that the author (Raven McCracken) was a local person that did visit Wonderworld.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:11 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:i've never heard of it.

is it really that bad?


I love this sentence from the review:

It is the Antichrist of role-playing games.


Sounds pretty damn bad to me.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:08 am 
 

Some info on the author of the game, Raven McCracken (and an actual picture of the guy) can be found here (you'll have to scroll down a bit):

http://slithytoves.sytes.net/~dave/wordpress/?m=200602

Pretty fun, actually.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:43 am 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:
Synnibar was written by someone affiliated with the Wonderworld Comics from FormCritic's neck of the woods.  Wonderworld published it.  I am surprised that Mark S. hasn't seen a copy, as there should be plenty at HPB stores in the Seattle-Tacoma area.   :D


If you wanted it badly enough, Wonderland has 6 sets of the two Synnibar books:


** expired eBay auction **

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:57 am 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:I have never seen a review of Synnibar that was positive, and I thought that it was infamous (at least in the US) for being worst RPG ever written.  Writing and publishing an RPG takes cojones, and being the worst RPG must be a badge of honor, if not collectibility.   :D

Synnibar was written by someone affiliated with the Wonderworld Comics from FormCritic's neck of the woods.  Wonderworld published it.  I am surprised that Mark S. hasn't seen a copy, as there should be plenty at HPB stores in the Seattle-Tacoma area.   :D

An ex-gf of mine worked at Wonderworld and said that the author (Raven McCracken) was a local person that did visit Wonderworld.


Alas, Synnibar might have killed collecting in Seattle.  

Wonderworld is now only a warehouse stuffed so full I doubt the owner will ever be able to sell it all.  (I visited it in what turned out to be maybe its last month in existence...the store was jammed so full of overpriced game items that the store workers could barely move.)  American Eagles is in Lynnwood...a large store area but a shell of its former self...with a back room full of discounted TORG items.  Gary's, in Greenlake, is still running but they don't have a strong customer service ethic.

It does not surprise me that a game system apparently full of confusion and misguided and half-baked ideas derived from the Seattle metropolitan area.  "Confusion, misguided and half-baked ideas" also nicely describes Seattle itself.

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:18 am 
 

ahahah that is the BEST listing ever! It makes me want it just to see how bad it is. now THAT is salesmanship


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:35 am 
 

Was paging through sets of lead minis when what should greet my eye but this:

** expired eBay auction **

Note "the big guy" and his head.

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:33 pm 
 

ahh we shouldn't mock the clueless.. oh wait.. yes we should.. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:12 am 
 

stumbling tiger wrote:Was paging through sets of lead minis when what should greet my eye but this:

** expired eBay auction **

Note "the big guy" and his head.

:lol:

Umber Hulk + Beholder = Bumberholder!!

I'm CONFUSED! and slept, and fearful . . .

I hope that the minis haven't been modified to created such a beastie, though that creature would be quite a sight to behold.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 7:30 pm 
 

More laughable than shady:

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... 9&rd=1

1 pic for all of the items. I ask for more pics and this is the response:

for the low price of these items no i really dont want to,is there something you are looking for in paticuler?


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