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Post Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:31 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:39 pm 
 

Kaskoid wrote:To the netherworld with the Frogs!

*chuckles*. Dionysus, I believe. (around line 230...)

Kaskoid wrote:Their mothers WERE all hamsters.

Now that one's easier... :D


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:55 pm 
 

Unfortunately for Frogs, I teach high school and middle school History.

Every once in a while, I get on a frog-squashing rant. I will not be graduating too many Francophiles, I'm thinking.

I do have one good friend who has the misfortune to be French, but I don't hold it against him. It's not like we can pick our parents. If we could, we'd all be born near the beach to rich parents and all have ponies.


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:35 pm 
 

Kaskoid wrote:Unfortunately for Frogs, I teach high school and middle school History.

Every once in a while, I get on a frog-squashing rant. I will not be graduating too many Francophiles, I'm thinking.

I do have one good friend who has the misfortune to be French, but I don't hold it against him. It's not like we can pick our parents. If we could, we'd all be born near the beach to rich parents and all have ponies.


That first part made me laugh.  What is it about historians and their absolute hatred of the French?  It's scary. I know two high school teachers who teach history and they are inveterate French bashers )both during and out of class).  My youngest brother is one of the smartest people I know, and well versed in history (that was his major and masters in college, his greatest feat is reading 22 books about WWII one summer so he could take a college course on WWII and stump the Professor), and he's a regular contributor to the website Fuckfrance.com.  I admit to being more of the eye-rolling type than hating type when something goofy happens there.  My newest favorite is that they are spending millions of taxpayer dollars to recreate a French Google with less of an "American" slant than the regular Google....instead of just using Google as is...which everyone all over the world (except the French) has no problem using....?  Huh?
  Let it be known one of my best friends growing up was half-French (Mother french, Father Polish) so I heard most of the good french-bashing stuff through the years from his parents!

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:55 am 
 

In Canada, we have a love/hate relationship with francophones.  Hockey, poutine, good.  Celine Dion, having to say everything twice, bad.

Au Canada, nous avons un rapport de love/hate avec des francophones. Hockey, poutine, bon. Celine Dion, devant indiquer tout deux fois, mauvais.

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 1:02 am 
 

Badmike--thanks for the tip on fuckfrance.com. I LOVE IT!

As to history teachers hating France: it's because we know we saved their sorry, smelly butts twice last century and they are an ungrateful bunch of douchebags...


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 1:12 am 
 

Plane leaves in 7 hours and still packing!!

What did I forget this year :?


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 1:53 am 
 

Toothpaste! No, that's not it ...

Sunglasses! No, wait ... that's not right.

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:04 am 
 

Hi guys!

I haven't posted in some time. Funny, I'm here at Gencon in my hotel room and decided to check the forum. I'm here with friends setting up the Dwarven Forge booth. I'll defintly be at the auction, and the friday meeting sounds fun. I'll stop by.

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 1:39 pm 
 

Quick note:

Goodman sold out of the GenCon Exclusives the 1st day. Last year they didn't even sell out at GenCon. Man they went fast.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 1:40 pm 
 

burntwire brothers wrote:Quick note:

Goodman sold out of the GenCon Exclusives the 1st day. Last year they didn't even sell out at GenCon. Man they went fast.


Heh, Shane is proably the reason behind that. :wink:


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 1:55 pm 
 

Howdy Frank,


Are you going to allow bidding on Darlene's art from Acaeum members who aren't at GenCon?

It would be nice to know what pieces she if offering. Several people have been inquiring as they wish to place bids on the artwork.


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 1:49 am 
 

Lots of good stuff at the auction today:

1st print Woody with 4 Gygax signatures $1950.00 (box taped) Went to Mike (Chromatic Knight)

Set of 1st print OD&D Supplements $400.00 (some signed by Gygax and the original owner) not all Mint but very nice

Oh!  and how about the manuscript copy with Gygax letter went for $3200.00 to Mike (Invincible Overlord) I was the second bidder on this one and had it until Mike threw up his hand in the last second.  Congrats Mike!  

Darlene art went as well A few pieces for $500.00.

The original pumpkin head bugbear art from greyhawk went for $950 or $1000 (can't remember exactly)

A Lizard logo pin from Tim Kask went for $125.00

More stuff tomorrow night including another 1st print woody and a POVQ

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 1:52 am 
 

burntwire brothers wrote:Quick note:

Goodman sold out of the GenCon Exclusives the 1st day. Last year they didn't even sell out at GenCon. Man they went fast.


They only had sixty copies for gods sake!

Pretty rare mod I would say!

They told me next year they would limit pruchases so more people could get one!

Somebody bought 16 copies!! (I wonder who that was)


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:48 am 
 

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They only had sixty copies for gods sake!

Pretty rare mod I would say!

They told me next year they would limit pruchases so more people could get one!

Somebody bought 16 copies!! (I wonder who that was)


They mentioned that a person had just bought 16 copies also. Figured it was Shane buying for everyone. We bought a couple of extra for the people who PMed us.

  

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burntwire brothers wrote:
They mentioned that a person had just bought 16 copies also. Figured it was Shane buying for everyone. We bought a couple of extra for the people who PMed us.


Yes it was Shane, I was trying to see if anybody could guess.  Looks like th acaeum members will be well covered :D


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Blackmoor wrote:Oh!  and how about the manuscript copy with Gygax letter went for $3200.00 to Mike (Invincible Overlord) I was the second bidder on this one and had it until Mike threw up his hand in the last second.  Congrats Mike!

Heh, heh... Y'make it sound as though that was well announced, but I don't recall anyone mentioning this beforehand. ;)
Not so much as a whisper on the GenCon forum, or from Frank, anyhow.

Yeah, congrats; nice one for the museum. ^^ *awaits further details*


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Blackmoor wrote:
They only had sixty copies for gods sake!

Pretty rare mod I would say!

They told me next year they would limit pruchases so more people could get one!

Somebody bought 16 copies!! (I wonder who that was)


The sixty copies does annoy me somewhat.  Weren't the last few limited editions they published around 300 copies?  They didn't think anyone would load up on copies?  Next year let's have an Acaeum member buy all the copies, and just resell them on the forum.....

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 10:50 am 
 

faro wrote:Heh, heh... Y'make it sound as though that was well announced, but I don't recall anyone mentioning this beforehand. ;)
Not so much as a whisper on the GenCon forum, or from Frank, anyhow.

Yeah, congrats; nice one for the museum. ^^ *awaits further details*


I should have mentioned that the manuscript was for the 1st ed DM guide. 8O


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 10:52 am 
 

Badmike wrote:
The sixty copies does annoy me somewhat.  Weren't the last few limited editions they published around 300 copies?  They didn't think anyone would load up on copies?  Next year let's have an Acaeum member buy all the copies, and just resell them on the forum.....

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I was one of the first people to buy a copy. I joked that maybe I should buy them all! They didn't care!  Buy one or buy ten they said.  Very odd!


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