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Post Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 2:08 pm 
 

invincibleoverlord wrote:That's funny I played a few shows with Level Nine "Kinda Rage Against the Machineish". The band I sang for was called Tension Hardcore/Punk type stuff. .


How small is S Florida, eh? :)  Only what, 3+ million people. :)

Did tension ever play at the Edge in Downtown Ft Laud?  If so, I might have an old cassette that was sold at a concert there.  Actually, I'm not at home, but that name sounds REAL familiar.

Well, card flopping and collectible stuff is very popular.  Just another version of "B3 with an orange cover?? IT MUST BE MINE!" ;)

But the prices on collecting D&D seems to keep it to an older crowd. :)


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 4:05 pm 
 

MrFilthyIke wrote:

Did tension ever play at the Edge in Downtown Ft Laud? If so, I might have an old cassette that was sold at a concert there. Actually, I'm not at home, but that name sounds REAL familiar.


Yes, Tension did play the old "EDGE" in downtown Ft. Lauderdale on a few occasions. You may have one of our old Demo Tapes; does it have a yellow cover with a B&W print of a "revolutionary" throwing a rock at a Tank? How Punk-Rock can you get :lol: . If you have the 7" record it's worth a few $$$ to vinyl collectors.

Well, card flopping and collectible stuff is very popular. Just another version of "B3 with an orange cover?? IT MUST BE MINE!"


You are right; it is all in the "eye's" of the Beholder. I've seen some silly prices on a few of those cards. What's funny, and correct me if I'm wrong don't they then use the rare and valuable card in their deck? Sort of an Ace-in-the-Whole? or power card?

But the prices on collecting D&D seems to keep it to an older crowd.


True especially the rare and valuable. I got lucky and started collecting in the middle 90's right before the internet boom, and got a good amount of stuff "On the Cheap". I'm reposting a little story I posted awhile back so you get a better understanding of how it was just about 10 years back. Oh, they glory days of going to gamestores and used bookstores that "ALWAYS" produced gems.

I started a Thread awhile back called "D&D Barn finds and Tales from the Collecting Trail" after a conversation with Paul Stormber about this "Era" of collecting. We all had a few laughs with the Thread along the way as many posted some great collecting stories. It's worth a read.

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I was just thinking about your trips across the country to old gamestores and used bookstores. I was a band manager in the summers of 96 - 98 and traveled from coast to coast. I too scavenged quite a bit during those summers, and one story stands out. I was in Normal, Illinois a mid-size collage town in the center of the state. We had some free time, so it was business as usual for me, find the gamestore or used bookstore. I came across the gamestore first and to my disappointment all the old items were in plastic and marked up accordingly. No big deal, I just took a look around talked to the owner and left. Upon leaving I caught up with a few of the other people on the tour just "two blocks away" at a small used bookstore. Just out of curiosity I asked the clerk if she had any old D&D stuff. Holy Cow! It was a whole shelf about four feet wide and loaded with multiples of first edition AD&D rulebooks and modules, a real nice 2nd print woody, 3 OCE's, and many rare titles I'd never heard of at the time. All the hardbacks and box sets were $5 and modules $1 or $2. Needless to say I cleared them out and still have almost all of it. The coolest thing in the lot was (and I had no idea what it was until the Acaeum) the 1976 in-house TSR character sheet pad only missing a few of the sheets. Funny enough I remember she just threw it in for free those were the days......


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If you guy's have anymore stories please post them I love to hear of a good find.


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 5:18 pm 
 

invincibleoverlord wrote:Yes, Tension did play the old "EDGE" in downtown Ft. Lauderdale on a few occasions. You may have one of our old Demo Tapes; does it have a yellow cover with a B&W print of a "revolutionary" throwing a rock at a Tank? How Punk-Rock can you get :lol: . If you have the 7" record it's worth a few $$$ to vinyl collectors.


It's a green cover, cassette.  Good stuff, that's why I bought it. Never was into vinyl. :)


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 8:42 am 
 

Have you guys seen this thread on ENworld about the perfect gaming table? Amazing stuff... 8O

  


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:41 pm 
 

Projectors are nice, but REAL gamers use:

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With private ares, speakers, and GM station and note passing, WHAT ELSE can you need??


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 3:06 am 
 

8O Very cool 8) Thanks for posting both of these. It made my day to know we're not the only crazy's. :lol:  

I've got my mind on the PotVQ and about to post, but when I get a little time I'll fill you guy's in on the plans for the new Hall. You're going to lose it :!: . We're also planning to host a Florida Acaeum and Dwarven Forge Forum get-together as sort of an open house to talk shop much like the North Texas Gathering. I'll post an update on this latter; it's just in the planning stage. We're sort of joking about it in a serious way as we're working on the place.

I'm the one who's all for it. :wink:


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 2:52 pm 
 

invincibleoverlord wrote:I'm the one who's all for it. :wink:


Cool, keep us informed.  8)


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 3:23 pm 
 

invincibleoverlord wrote:8O Very cool 8) Thanks for posting both of these. It made my day to know we're not the only crazy's. :lol:

I've got my mind on the PotVQ and about to post, but when I get a little time I'll fill you guy's in on the plans for the new Hall. You're going to lose it :!: . We're also planning to host a Florida Acaeum and Dwarven Forge Forum get-together as sort of an open house to talk shop much like the North Texas Gathering. I'll post an update on this latter; it's just in the planning stage. We're sort of joking about it in a serious way as we're working on the place.

I'm the one who's all for it. :wink:

The North Texas Acaeum Members are going to have our second get together this coming Saturday.

I dare say our little get together will include nothing like your get together doubtless will....  We should be so lucky as to have someone in our area with as much dedication to a true gaming atmosphere as you (and your compatriots) obviously have.


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:11 am 
 

Hi Invincible,

I sent you a PM but never heard back. Just wondering what's the name of the sound editing software you use. Also, could you give the specs on the equipment you are using for your system.

I am just getting started on a setup and would appreciate advice from a veteran. I will most likely be using Sound Forge for the software. Where did you get so many sounds? I only have a few so far. I must not be looking in the right places.

Has anyone else out there tried this? It seems like it could make a huge difference in the quality of a session if done right. If not, it could get in the way and backfire by taking too much of the DM's attention away from the action.

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 3:24 pm 
 

Phaedran,

I did get your PM, please forgive me as I've been swamped lately.

The software we've been using is called "The Creative Sound Studio" By "Creative". It's an external sound manager for mixing different sounds and playing them in real time, or say mixing, Heavy-Rain, Gusting-Wind, Creaking-Boards and Crashing-Waves to produce the sound of being aboard a ship at sea. Then save and title it as such and then edit it for a nice seamless loop. This is how we've managed to categorize so many sounds from I think about 10 or so sound CD's, like Halloween Noises, Medieval Sounds, and general sound effect CD's. These can be had for short money ($5 - $10) at say Borders or Barns and Nobles.

Has anyone else out there tried this? It seems like it could make a huge difference in the quality of a session if done right. If not, it could get in the way and backfire by taking too much of the DM's attention away from the action.


This statement can't be truer. If you are going to do it, do it right.  Otherwise just make crazy sound effects by mouth :lol: . Your game will run smother 8O .

Seriously though, I've run some on-the-fly games without doing the sound prep before the game, and just found myself fumbling. But the games where I take a few minutes and prepared my sound files, levels, and saved it as one template for the night's game; the experience is a blast. And no fumbling around trying to find and launch sounds. It's all right there keyed-up ready at the tap of your mouse.

I hope this helps.


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Post Posted: Sat May 07, 2005 6:22 pm 
 

Hey IO---

Have you thought about formally creating a non-profit organization for your rpg museum?  If so, folks would be able to donate to your collection and get tax deductions for the value of the donation, you could hold charity balls, get guest speakers like EGG, RJK, DA, do exhibits at GenCon, Origins, DragonCon, DunDraCon, etc., etc.


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Post Posted: Sun May 08, 2005 8:11 am 
 

grodog wrote:Hey IO---

Have you thought about formally creating a non-profit organization for your rpg museum? If so, folks would be able to donate to your collection and get tax deductions for the value of the donation, you could hold charity balls, get guest speakers like EGG, RJK, DA, do exhibits at GenCon, Origins, DragonCon, DunDraCon, etc., etc.


8O

Well, I think this is one HELL of an idea!!!

:idea:  :idea:  :idea:

Tax deductions for RPG?

Terrific! Gorgeous! Fantastic!
Too bad I live in Italy.

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Post Posted: Sun May 08, 2005 8:22 pm 
 

The thread on the Trivi Athion got me wondering. When I first started collecting a couple of years ago, ane auction I purchased was a very large Dragon collection. Starting somewhere around #70 to over #300 with almost no gaps at all. So of course I had to go look at #227 and sure enough there it was. Very nice.
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Post Posted: Sun May 08, 2005 9:01 pm 
 

Now all you need to do is get some friends together and break out steading of the hill giant chief(might as well start with the best!) 8)


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