Heroic Worlds by Lawrence Schick
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 6:43 pm 
 

beasterbrook wrote:It was in the early 90's I believe, the guy was selling em for $50 a piece... (all from meory from penandpaper or some such site that had a review on it)

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He's still selling them, actually.  They're still fifty bucks a copy, but if you want one badly enough, he's got 'em.

This is as of two weeks ago, too.  I would imagine he prints them on demand - mine is supposed to be in the mail by the end of this week, so hopefully on the way right now.  The author, Kirby Davis, was very polite in communication.

Yeah, $50 is a tad excessive, but The Spawn of Fashan has been my Holy Grail of collecting for years - just about everyone has heard of it, but nobody has ever seen a copy.

The review site was RPG.net.  The e-mail address listed on that review should still be valid.

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 2:20 am 
 

A fascinating read and a lot of work was put into that book.

On the subject of Alma Mater a while back from the same person for like $14.  He must be running low on the box of sw copies he had.

Its an interesting read and great artwork from Otus.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:59 pm 
 

Finally got around to looking at my copy that I bought from Prometheus Books.

A fascinating review of how RPG developed.  
The short essays by the pioneers (e.g. Arneson) were most interesting.
An excellent review of contents (i.e., the precis of each book/module).
A snapshot of what was created - I had no idea there were so many RPG's
The timeline of major developments really puts things in a nice context.
Limited print history.  This is the only failing, but then that's what Acaeum is for!

All in all, I'm very pleased I got this book.  Thanks for the recommendation


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 7:27 pm 
 

gkramer wrote:Limited print history.  This is the only failing, but then that's what Acaeum is for!

Not the only failing: there are a quite a few errors which were perpetuated by online references at a later date.
For what it is, still an excellent volume. Good pick-up. :)

(Yes, the essays are interesting!).

  

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:15 pm 
 

Hi,

i think the time has come for me to buy this book.

I have an important question to ask those who already own a copy:

are rpg's in "Heroic worlds" listed alphabetically, or are they split into categories, that is: fantasy rpg's, science fiction rpg's, horror rpg's , and so forth?

thanks

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:18 pm 
 

Vault keeper wrote:Hi,

i think the time has come for me to buy this book.

I have an important question to ask those who already own a copy:

are rpg's in "Heroic worlds" listed alphabetically, or are they split into categories, that is: fantasy rpg's, science fiction rpg's, horror rpg's , and so forth?

thanks

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Categories, but there is a decent index.


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:47 pm 
 

Hey everyone,

Wow, thank you for bringing this subject back to the top of the boards!

I had never heard of the book before, and look forward to getting one for myself. :)

Best regards,
Ronald

  


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:13 am 
 

I have had mine for a long time. I bought it new and it is now one of the most well-leafed, worn out books on my shelf!!!

  
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