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Post Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:54 pm 
 

D&D television show DVD collection announced for U.S. release on November 7:

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:55 pm 
 

I was just a bit...too...old.  This series must be a childhood memory for lots of you guys, right?


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:20 pm 
 

Been watching it on Toon Disney for the past couple of months..it sure does take me back :) and I will definately be picking up the DVD set.

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:17 am 
 

Plaag wrote:Been watching it on Toon Disney for the past couple of months..it sure does take me back :) and I will definately be picking up the DVD set.

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Wish I had known about Disney showing them and I would have Tivo'ed them.  I downloaded all of the episodes a couple of years ago using peer-to-peer except two of them that I have never been able to find.  They are poor quality so I will definitely be buying the DVD.

My favorite episodes were "The Dragon's Graveyard" where they capture and almost kill Venger and "Dungeon at the Heart of Dawn".  The dumbass cavalier opens the box of balefire (?) and unleashes Venger's master that decides to destroy the world.  When I first saw it I had a thought that it was supposed to be Tharizdun.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 11:26 am 
 

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Wish I had known about Disney showing them and I would have Tivo'ed them.  I downloaded all of the episodes a couple of years ago using peer-to-peer except two of them that I have never been able to find.  They are poor quality so I will definitely be buying the DVD.

My favorite episodes were "The Dragon's Graveyard" where they capture and almost kill Venger and "Dungeon at the Heart of Dawn".  The dumbass cavalier opens the box of balefire (?) and unleashes Venger's master that decides to destroy the world.  When I first saw it I had a thought that it was supposed to be Tharizdun.


I know this has been mentioned before, but does anyone remember the Forgotten Realms one-shot promotional comic that includes the D&D cartoon guys all grown up?  It's a pretty funny in-joke. Elminster stops in a inn in Shadowdale for a drink, and a suspiciously familiar grown up party of adventurers forces their mage named Presto to talk to Elminster, trying to take him on as an apprentice.  Elminster takes Presto on a tour of the Realms, which is an excuse to promo all the new FR items coming out that year.  It's a nice tip of the hat, I am going by memory but I think Jeff Grubb wrote it.  I do remember the artwork was atrocious.

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 11:57 am 
 

That was The Grand Tour comic written by Jeff Grubb and Todd Fox was the artist (never heard of him).  Yes very bad art.

Speaking of which, now that I have just dug it out, ... the ad inside says that there were 5 comics planned for this time (1996) but I only recall 4 of them.  I have:

Forgotten Realms: The Grand Tour
Birthright: The Serpent's Eye
Dragonlance: Fifth Age
AD&D: Labyrinth of Madness

but there was suppose to be a Planescape one.  Anyone know if this exists?

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 5:24 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:07 pm 
 

Waaay off topic, for Dallasites only.

Hypothetically, let's say that I am a member of D&D fansite called, uh,  FlagonsRoot.  I have befriended a down-on-his-luck fellow who may move to Dallas.  I think he expects more from me (yardwork jobs, gaming time, a place to crash) than I can offer him.  I have a wife and kids, so I can't do much for him.

The fellow is a semi-regular FlagonsRooter, and you would recognize his unique posting style.  Frank M. and Gary G. would be familiar with his posts.   :D

I'm an ex-Seattlite.  I know squat about Dallas' policy on the homeless.  What social services exist in Metro Dallas?

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 3:59 am 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:Waaay off topic, for Dallasites only.

Hypothetically, let's say that I am a member of D&D fansite called, uh,  FlagonsRoot.  I have befriended a down-on-his-luck fellow who may move to Dallas.  I think he expects more from me (yardwork jobs, gaming time, a place to crash) than I can offer him.  I have a wife and kids, so I can't do much for him.

The fellow is a semi-regular FlagonsRooter, and you would recognize his unique posting style.  Frank M. and Gary G. would be familiar with his posts.   :D

I'm an ex-Seattlite.  I know squat about Dallas' policy on the homeless.  What social services exist in Metro Dallas?

PM me or post here as appropriate.


Doesn't this guy realize how freaking HOT it is here?

Once they get the giant homeless shelter finaly built downtown it will be nice, but right now I don't think the social services cover that much. Now, Austin is a different story, they have a huge and happy homeless population that basically live right downtown. Austin has to be Mecca for homeless in Texas, gigantic liberal population and social services out the wazoo.  People beg for money anywhere they wish...plus you have the lake and the mountains to the west if you want to go on vacation!

I would hate to rely on the City of Dallas for anything, much less social services.

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 9:43 am 
 

Badmike wrote:Now, Austin is a different story, they have a huge and happy homeless population that basically live right downtown. Austin has to be Mecca for homeless in Texas, gigantic liberal population and social services out the wazoo.  People beg for money anywhere they wish...plus you have the lake and the mountains to the west if you want to go on vacation!

After reading me the riot act, my wife said the same thing --- Austin instead of Dallas.  I will try and steer the guy there instead of here.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 1:42 pm 
 

Is there any interest in preserving any of the early TSR marketing material?
As clearly as I recall, this was the first full page magazine advertisement that I ever encountered. It appeared in the first issue of the Asimov's SF Adventure Magazine (Fall 1978).

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I just discovered it in my collection of books and magazines when getting some items ready for eBay and thought it might be of interest to some.

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 3:10 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:After reading me the riot act ...

As long as we're in the Off-Topic thread ... where does this expression come from? Is it an actual law somewhere ... and does it actually have to be read aloud? :)

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 3:15 pm 
 

To "read the riot act" is to remind the members of a town that their actions have violated the laws against riots.  It was a dire warning of consequences to come.

Riot acts were part of Roman law...particularly in dealing with towns without citizen status.  (Thus the fears of the town fathers about events in Thessalonica and Ephesus in Acts chapters 17 and 19)

I don't know the actual source of the phrase in English law, but I'm sure there's an anecdote about it somewhere.

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 3:26 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:
Doesn't this guy realize how freaking HOT it is here?

Once they get the giant homeless shelter finaly built downtown it will be nice, but right now I don't think the social services cover that much. Now, Austin is a different story, they have a huge and happy homeless population that basically live right downtown. Austin has to be Mecca for homeless in Texas, gigantic liberal population and social services out the wazoo.  People beg for money anywhere they wish...plus you have the lake and the mountains to the west if you want to go on vacation!

I would hate to rely on the City of Dallas for anything, much less social services.

Mike B.


That reminds me Mike....we need to organize another North Texas Acaeum members meeting sometime this fall.  Especially since neither one of us are going to be able to go to GenCon this year.  :(  There has to be more than just the two of us in the Dallas area that are members of this forum.  

We can get some of Frank M's pie crust cookies shipped here, get a couple of cases of good beer (that means no Shiner  :wink: ), some real Texas BBQ, and have us a little get together.  It will be just like GenCon....only without the crowds, booths, contests, industry celebs, chicks in chainmail, and unwashed heathens.  :D

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 3:27 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:Addendum: It's always good to check the Wiki first. :)

Heh, heh... It has its uses. ^^
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Post Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 4:44 pm 
 

Does anyone know of a convention website that lists gaming cons in the US? I'd like to get to one, but can't find any info for anything in or around Little Rock... Anyone know where I may be able to find this info?

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 5:09 pm 
 

I've been using Steve Jackson Games' listings for years now ...

SJG convention calendar

... although I have a suspicion that at least one other member here will soon post a conventions list that will blow away the SJG site. :)

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Post Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 3:35 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:
That reminds me Mike....we need to organize another North Texas Acaeum members meeting sometime this fall.  Especially since neither one of us are going to be able to go to GenCon this year.  :(  There has to be more than just the two of us in the Dallas area that are members of this forum.  

We can get some of Frank M's pie crust cookies shipped here, get a couple of cases of good beer (that means no Shiner  :wink: ), some real Texas BBQ, and have us a little get together.  It will be just like GenCon....only without the crowds, booths, contests, industry celebs, chicks in chainmail, and unwashed heathens.  :D


No chicks in chainmail?  :x

Yeh we do need to set something up. Maybe when the temperature gets nice and cool, like the mid-90's  :D


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