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Post Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:20 pm 
 

Well, it's kindling to me, but some folks might be interested ...

Gord the Rogue. Reprint. In hardcover. 8O

Kindling ... whoops, I mean "book"

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:40 pm 
 

I'm happy to see Gygax getting his work back out there.  I enjoyed the first two Gord novels:  Weren't they Saga of Old City and Knight Arrant?

I remember suffering through at least one other title....a friend managed to read them all.

I wonder why hardback?  Is Troll Lords thinking novelty item?

I think Troll Lords is one of the most worthy successors to TSR.  Sometimes their marketing decisions puzzle me.

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:50 pm 
 

:lol:  :lol: I love that link.  

High praise indeed by their staff: "...Gord was as much a fixture of the Gaming environment in the hey day as anything else,"



Just a tip marketing guys - why not say that something is, you know, good.  Or even above average.  :roll:


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:53 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:Sometimes their marketing decisions puzzle me.

Their editing decisions often puzzle me, as discussed elsewhere.

Seriously, Gord fans, you might want to consider sending some e-mails to Troll Lords, emphasizing the need to hire a professional editor. Reprinting a book might sound easy, but there's a lot more to it than just updating the cover ...

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:00 pm 
 

I think the truth is that some people actually like editing mistakes....makes the product seem homemade...friendly-like.

I have seen some well-edited books that sucked.  Top of my list would be professional game publishers who cannot comprehend that he is gender neutral and non-specific, while she is specifically female and almost always refers to a specific person.  It makes some rules sets really hard to read because you keep having to remind yourself that she isn't someone specific so much as evidence that the editor is an idiot.

I have never once heard a female gamer say, "Wow, I just cannot comprehend why my gender has been so slighted in gaming publication pronouns."  Girls who buy the game are generally masters of standard English useage...even if they can't read a map.   :lol:

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:08 pm 
 

I don't normally go in for website recommendations, especially blogs, but for those who have yet to read it http://www.waiterrant.net/ is bloody brilliant!  :)


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:51 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:Wait...I thought I had already had a red star!   :x


Yeah, and you made me think that I had a red star too. Now I'm pining for something that never existed. Moral: don't believe anything you read on the internet until you verify it with wikipedia.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:28 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:I'm happy to see Gygax getting his work back out there.  I enjoyed the first two Gord novels:  Weren't they Saga of Old City and Knight Arrant?


Artifact of Evil was the second one...SoOC and AoE were the two that TSR published under the Greyhawk Adventures Logo with the buff Gord on the covers. I used to have the whole series & kind of regret selling them off now. Though I'm not sold on repurchasing the whole series in HC at $30 a pop.

Saga of Old City had some gaming stats at the end; IIRC, stats for the Cataboligne Demon?

Coincidentally, I just watched the Lon Chaney version of Hunchback of Notredame (1923), and Clopin, king of the beggars & his "Court of Miracles" reminded me of the Beggars Guild in Saga of Old City.

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:30 pm 
 

Knight Arrant (Errant?) Was a collection of short stories.  I enjoyed it the most of the several that I read.


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:32 am 
 

Interesting bit of information on the 1st print Monster Manual I found in Judges Guild Journal P (December 1977 / January 1978):

TSR's Monster Manual is due to be shipped by the middle of January; but then, their printer had told them the middle of December, which is why we ran our ad in the last Issue. If it is finished before this Journal goes to print, the info will be in the Stop press section.


Now they did put it in the Stop Press section. They also had pictures of a Dec 17th party in that issue. One more bit of info for time line is the Thieves of Fortress Badabaskor that is part of Installment P is (c) 1978.

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 9:29 am 
 

ALERT!!

National crisis hits the UK.  
Someone's got to do something...  8O

BBC NEWS | Health | Worry over sperm donor shortage

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:05 am 
 

red_bus wrote:ALERT!!

National crisis hits the UK.  
Someone's got to do something...  8O

BBC NEWS | Health | Worry over sperm donor shortage

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prb a good thing anyway - too many bloody ppl in this country already.

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 1:20 pm 
 

What was the rationale behind the law that reveals sperm donors' identities?  It seems to make absolutely no sense.


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 9:23 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:What was the rationale behind the law that reveals sperm donors' identities?  It seems to make absolutely no sense.


Every child has the right to be able to vent their anger/teenage angst towards their parents.

One more person that can say "it's just not fair" to. :lol:


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 9:36 pm 
 

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Every child has the right to be able to vent their anger/teenage angst towards their parents.

One more person that can say "it's just not fair" to. :lol:


So, it was the "right" of orphans to find their biological parents?


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 10:04 pm 
 

Yep, article 47 of the eurpoean convention of human plights

A child might like to know who its father is ... wierd huh? :?


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:25 pm 
 

European Convention....?

You guys allow them to make laws for you?


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 4:26 pm 
 

For those that still play here is a page that will print graph paper for you as a PDF. Sort of nice not having to pay....where the heck were they when I was growing up..

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 5:09 pm 
 

Marlith wrote:For those that still play here is a page that will print graph paper for you as a PDF. Sort of nice not having to pay....where the heck were they when I was growing up..

Free Online Graph Paper / Grid Paper PDFs



Wow!  Nice resource!

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 6:55 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:

Wow!  Nice resource!

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It's sometimes the simple things that are the best. Great site :D


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