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Post Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:51 am 
 

So, will "Expedition To ... [Wherever]" become a regular WotC feature? Has anyone heard anything?

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Love 3.5E or hate it, it has to be said that WOTC seem to be doing their homework when it comes to releases like this. Lets face it anything with the words 'Demonweb Pits' in the title pushes a lot of buttons in the memories of old gamers everywhere. (I genuiunely believe that this is the sort of thing that will get brought at the bookstore by non gamers just 'revisiting' the old days, and buying it just to read).

Which kind of dovetails nicely into a forum like this, because a few of those purchasers are soon going to be seeking out the real old school stuff, and discovering this site on the way. (And expect a bump in Q1 prices in 2007 when this is released :D )

  

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:02 am 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:So, will "Expedition To ... [Wherever]" become a regular WotC feature? Has anyone heard anything?

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Looks pretty cool. I just picked up the Ravenloft HC last week or so; nicely put together and very complicated.


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:47 am 
 

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Looks pretty cool. I just picked up the Ravenloft HC last week or so; nicely put together and very complicated.


I just finish reading the Ravenloft HC - its alright, but I think the setting is gonna be dead again for a while if not forever.  And sucks they offer places in other settings where this could be placed, oh well.

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:16 am 
 

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I just finish reading the Ravenloft HC - its alright, but I think the setting is gonna be dead again for a while if not forever.  And sucks they offer places in other settings where this could be placed, oh well.

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isnt ravenloft dead anyway  :wink:  :D

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:06 am 
 

Aparently  it's just been resurected  :wink:


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:49 am 
 

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isnt ravenloft dead anyway  :wink:  :D

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It has been ressurected as a mega adventure (in hardcover) by wizards.  The setting is dead but the adventure lives on in the d20 3.5 world. :)


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:20 pm 
 

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It has been ressurected as a mega adventure (in hardcover) by wizards.  The setting is dead but the adventure lives on in the d20 3.5 world. :)


nah you missed what i meant - never mind :)

ravenloft is WHERE the dead are :D

i love ravenloft as a setting - prb my fave truth be told.

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:37 pm 
 

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nah you missed what i meant - never mind :)

ravenloft is WHERE the dead are :D

i love ravenloft as a setting - prb my fave truth be told.

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Now I get it.   :lol:


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 9:05 am 
 

Here's a community called "The Shire".

http://bendshire.com/

"English Elegance, Old World Charm, A Village Community"

...in Bend, Oregon

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:31 am 
 

PlayStation 3 customers attacked - US news - Crime & courts | NBC News

I like video games as much as the next person.  But some people are looney when it comes to having the next big thing in console gaming.  This article paints a pretty damn good picture of the greed, stupidity, and evil that permeates our society.

Do people actually think their life is worth less than a Playstation 3?  :?

  


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:21 pm 
 

Sometimes I wonder if "the next best thing" in computer/video games is really such a big deal.  No, this is not another "back in the day" rant about how much better things were!!  Yes, the games were simpler then, but the graphics and realism on many of the sports games (for example) is far better than "back then".

My only beef is that a company that makes a new game console should make it compatible with old games from previous consoles sold by the same company--i.e. it's already out that PS3's can't play certain PS2 and PS1 games; and not just old games but games that came out fairly recently! (Not a good sign if you are trying to convince people to buy a $500-$600 new console with $50-$60 games.)  Why should I trade in or get rid of the PS2 console, accessories, and games that I spent hundreds or thousands of dollars on for a new system with few, very expensive games and is incompatible with the games I have?

Like when Microsoft went from MS-DOS to Windows; it was difficult to impossible to use some DOS-based programs in Windows operating environment.  That forced me to have to buy Windows-compatible versions of the software I had (not cheap) or give up some of the programs entirely (no Win-compatible version made).  I fear something like that may happen with the new OS that Microsoft is going to come out with (the name of which escapes me).  

King, I agree--it was two and a half years before I got a PS2 (I thought $200.00 was too high a price to pay, and I did NOT have the original PS1) and I got it as a present for my 40th  :lol:  :oops:  8O   birthday.
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:51 pm 
 

Frankly, I like the older consoles better.  The games were simplistic but fun.  Now everything has to be complicated.  And in order to play the extremely complicated games you have to have an equally complicated controller.  There is something like 12 buttons on the newer controllers plus the two control pads\sticks.  8O  And I thought the six button controllers on the Sega Genesis were difficult enough to manipulate.

When one of these console companies comes out with a thought-controlled interface I will buy one.  Until then I will keep my mouse and keyboard.  :wink:

I fear something like that may happen with the new OS that Microsoft is going to come out with (the name of which escapes me).


The new Microsoft OS is called Windows Vista.  My older brother used to work for Microsoft years ago and still gets beta copies of their new software.  He already installed Vista on his laptop a couple of months ago.  Most of his games wouldn't work after installing it but once the new version comes out I am sure they will have most of the driver support fixed up.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:13 pm 
 

In keeping with the videogame theme...PS3 Playstation 3 Premium system on eBayAuction ID =  
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PS3 Playstation 3 Premium system 60 gb with receipt | eBay    8O Holy crap!!!JasonW


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:46 pm 
 

jasonw1239 wrote:In keeping with the videogame theme...PS3 Playstation 3 Premium system on eBayAuction ID =  
** expired eBay auction **
PS3 Playstation 3 Premium system 60 gb with receipt | eBay    8O Holy crap!!!JasonW
you have seriously gotta shitting me man!you really need your head examining to pay that much for something like that! feck!!Al



  

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:56 pm 
 

There will be a heck of a lot more Nintendo Wii's for Sunday (a company that seems to know what its doing unlike Sony). I've been debating getting one since you'll be able to download the old 8-bit games.

One year since Xbox360 launch and you can now pick up the system easily.

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:59 pm 
 

Whenever I see anything even remotely like the insane bidding on that PS3 I classify it as someone having more money than brains...  :)

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:59 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:
you have seriously gotta shitting me man!

you really need your head examining to pay that much for something like that! feck!!

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The buyer "Mom of 4 psycho kids" must have money to burn . . . who knows?  To some people $6,700 might be like spending $200 to the rest of us.  If money doesn't matter, then she probably just wants to get her psycho kids to shut up and zone out in front of the TV.   :)


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 4:15 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:you have seriously gotta shitting me man!


Isn't absurdity in the eye of the beholder, though? (note the clever use of words there, please :wink:)

I have no doubt the video games crowd would mock us for paying thousands of dollars for 30-year-old sets of rules ... or for hippy-dippy 16-page modules that were practically given away ... or for random, unpublished manuscipts complete with beer rings, food stains, and notes to "pick up some milk."

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