North Texas Acaeum Members Meeting?!?!
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Poll: If you live in Texas or Oklahoma, would you be interested in meeting other Acaeum members one weekend this year?

Definitely, sounds like a party, ready whenever 25%       25%  [ 4 ]
Maybe, depends on which weekend we are talking about, need more details 25%       25%  [ 4 ]
No can do, too busy painting minis and polishing dice 50%       50%  [ 8 ]
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 8:11 pm 
 

What about the HPB on Denton Hwy/377?  I keep looking for AD&D stuff or third-party (non TSR) 3.5 material there and never find any.

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 10:17 pm 
 

Geoff Dale wrote:What about the HPB on Denton Hwy/377?  I keep looking for AD&D stuff or third-party (non TSR) 3.5 material there and never find any.


That one sucks.  There are certain HPBs that get more RPG stuff than others.  The Fort Worth HPBs are lousy also.  The Arlington stores seem to get a good amount in, must be because they are near the college?  Also the main store.  Duncanville and Mesquite stores are bad also, rarely anything there the few times I've been by.

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:14 am 
 

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That one sucks.  There are certain HPBs that get more RPG stuff than others.  The Fort Worth HPBs are lousy also.  The Arlington stores seem to get a good amount in, must be because they are near the college?  Also the main store.  Duncanville and Mesquite stores are bad also, rarely anything there the few times I've been by.

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Don't forget the McKinney store.  The only worthwhile things I have found there since they opened were the Holmes set and the bag of Traveller adventures and supplements.  Course the Traveller stuff changed hands twice before I got them but you get my point.  :roll:

The Frisco store isn't too bad.  I have found quite a few 1st and 2nd edition modules there over the past couple of years.

Also, I've compulsively alphabetized comic sections in HPB before when I know I'm going to be there for awhile and have nothing else to do....


You guys really need to see someone that can help you with that problem.  :wink:

Meeting at Starbucks or at Mike's house is good either way.  I vote we go someplace that has a TV so I can keep tabs on the Michigan - Ohio St. game though.  :D

  

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 2:02 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:The Frisco store isn't too bad.  I have found quite a few 1st and 2nd edition modules there over the past couple of years.

It was decent for a good long while.  I was there last night, and it sucks ass.  Nothing but the main rulebooks for AD&D 2e/3.x, White Wolf, and some similar run-of-the-mill hardbacks.

One of the Arlington stores rocks.  One of the Dentonish stores had a good selection a few months ago, too.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 2:43 pm 
 

I hope you don't mind if I hijack your Texas thread for a minute but do any of you know anything about D.O.A. Products out of Austin, Texas?  I was going through my Abyss fanzines and found an ad for them saying that they produced modules etc but didn't list any product names.

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 8:45 pm 
 

Mars wrote:I hope you don't mind if I hijack your Texas thread for a minute but do any of you know anything about D.O.A. Products out of Austin, Texas?  I was going through my Abyss fanzines and found an ad for them saying that they produced modules etc but didn't list any product names.


From Dallas, Oklahoma City is closer than Austin, btw.


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:40 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:
You guys really need to see someone that can help you with that problem.  :wink:

Meeting at Starbucks or at Mike's house is good either way.  I vote we go someplace that has a TV so I can keep tabs on the Michigan - Ohio St. game though.  :D


    When does the game start?  And who cares about two mediocre midwest college teams anyway?? :twisted:
      I can be at the Starbucks early....does anyone have any arrival times scheduled so I'll know exactly when to show up?  I hate  to be there three hours before anyone arrives.  If we get a quorum, we can then head to my house or Generation X.
  If anyone wants my mobile number so they can call me that morning to say "I'm on my way" or "Sorry last minute but can't make it", just PM me......
    Looks to be a nice day Saturday.......this infernal wind will finish by tomorrow they say.

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:50 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:
    When does the game start?  And who cares about two mediocre midwest college teams anyway?? :twisted:
      I can be at the Starbucks early....does anyone have any arrival times scheduled so I'll know exactly when to show up?  I hate  to be there three hours before anyone arrives.  If we get a quorum, we can then head to my house or Generation X.
  If anyone wants my mobile number so they can call me that morning to say "I'm on my way" or "Sorry last minute but can't make it", just PM me......
    Looks to be a nice day Saturday.......this infernal wind will finish by tomorrow they say.

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THE GAME starts at 2:30.  I guess I can Tivo the darn thing but I just know I will run into someone that will blurt out the winning team and the score just as I am getting ready to head home to watch it.

For everyone that is coming...Mike and I will be at the Starbucks on HWY 183 and HWY 157 in Euless at 9 AM.  I will be in a St. Louis Blues hockey jersey and Mike will be wearing a chicken outfit so you can't miss us.  :D

  

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 12:04 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:
THE GAME starts at 2:30.  I guess I can Tivo the darn thing but I just know I will run into someone that will blurt out the winning team and the score just as I am getting ready to head home to watch it.

For everyone that is coming...Mike and I will be at the Starbucks on HWY 183 and HWY 157 in Euless at 9 AM.  I will be in a St. Louis Blues hockey jersey and Mike will be wearing a chicken outfit so you can't miss us.  :D



Ha ha, very funny.  Everyone knows that's a lie, I will be completely nude except for a strategically placed B2.....Keep it ON the Borderlands, I always say.... 8O

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 8:37 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:

Ha ha, very funny.  Everyone knows that's a lie, I will be completely nude except for a strategically placed B2.....Keep it ON the Borderlands, I always say.... 8O

Mike B.


I've got to say that it was pretty cold when I showed up and I was amazed at the strategic placement of the module.

I'll leave it like that, since there were some pretty sharp swords present.


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 11:48 pm 
 

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I've got to say that it was pretty cold when I showed up and I was amazed at the strategic placement of the module.

I'll leave it like that, since there were some pretty sharp swords present.


Thanks to Steve, Paul, Gus and John for showing up...we had a great time just talking and hanging out....always great to meet a bunch of folk with the same interests that don't look at you weird when the names "Lawrence Schick", "Woodgrain", "Gary Gygax", "Dave Arneson", "Judges Guild" and "Blackmoor" are brought up in casual conversation!  
 We first met at the local Starbucks....like it's hard to pick out the D&D guys when they are carrying copies of Inferno! (not exactly light reading at the Bucks).  Those D&D uber collectors just have a look about them....after talking about everything from Robert E. Howard, Scandanavian heroes,  nuclear power and Chaosium games, we walked across the parking lot for a brunch at the local Dennys.  I can only wonder what the poor family behind us thought as conversation turned to Arneson vs Gygax, the history of TSR, and various game artists of the classic era, I think I saw the sign of the cross being made at the nearby tables....
  Then we headed to my house (specifically, my  backyard) for some swordsmanship lessons.    Below are some pictures from the backyard sword swinging demo.  Both Steve and Gus brought some hardware, and we got to whack the hell out of some liter bottles filled with water. I have to admit afterwards I'm REALLY interested in getting a sword or two, once I saw how much fun it was and how much improvement was witnessed after just a few tries.  Why, I'll be ready to take on an orc or two (ok, maybe a goblin kid) before long....
  Steve and Paul had to leave due to other commitments, so I showed Gus and John around and dug out the goodie drawer with my white boxes, RPGA and R series, Chainmail, Gygax signed goodies, and more. The funniest part was finding a Blasted Land, Fez:Valley of Trees, and Beastmaker mountain at the bottom of the drawer....I had completely forgotten I had them!  Hell I may have an Erol Otus sketch notebook around here stuffed in a box waiting to be discovered!!!!  After showing the guys the absolute mess of my collection (in about four different places in my house, and not in any sort of order), we headed to Generation X to pick up a few items.....John and I loaded up on DCC Goodman Games stuff we didn't have.  When we got back, Gus and I did some haggling (ok, no haggling at all, we both got some goodies!) and made a few trades...love making game related trades!!!!  After Gus left, John and I commenced to finishing off a pizza and some Shiner while watching the Michigan/OSU game (with John attempting suicide after the game by trying to cut his throat with a dull copy of X1....).  All in all, a great afternoon with some great guys....
     Hopefully we can do this again sometime, perhaps next spring or summer.  Anyone who lives in the area who can attend, you should, because it's great to see the faces behind the names.  It's also fun to find out that everyone I meet from this forum not only has a better job than me and makes more money, but looks to be in better shape....... :cry:
 Here are a few snapshots of the gang....

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Steve (Ethesis) takes a swing....

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Paul (Geoff Dale) takes a stab at eviscerating a bottle...

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Gus (Gus Landt) wonders if he can slice John (KingofPain) arm off as easily as he sliced the bottle....

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Gus (Gus Landt) demonstrates why it is NOT a good thing for the mage in his brand new cloak to stand too close to the fighter when he whacks the head off the pesky kobold.....

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The North Texas Acaeum crew: Mike (Badmike), John, Gus, Paul and Steve

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 3:45 am 
 

looked like y'all had a blast there guys! :)

great to see. now if steve would get his butt into gear and organise a UK meet, now is the time :)

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 1:33 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:looked like y'all had a blast there guys! :)

great to see. now if steve would get his butt into gear and organise a UK meet, now is the time :)

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It was great.

BTW, for more on swords:  http://www.adrr.com/sword/

http://kriscutlery.com/medieval/celtic.html as well.

Some neat stuff out there. ;)


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Post Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 2:54 pm 
 

i dont have a sword, but i do have an axe and a morning star. no chance of getting them through customs :D

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 8:47 pm 
 

Could I have looked like a bigger retard in that third picture?  :lol:

Like Mike said we had a lot of fun on Saturday.  I found out that if you can't swing a baseball bat you probably can't swing a sword very well either.  It took me a few tries to get the hang of it but I finally was able to make a few decent cuts without knocking the bottles off the platform.  As tall as I am I just complained that I wasn't used to fighting halflings and needed to adjust my stance.  :wink:

Glad everyone got to make it and definitely looking forward to the next get together.  :D

  

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:33 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Glad everyone got to make it and definitely looking forward to the next get together.  :D


And the new wife is letting you out of the house to hang out with the boys.   :wink:

Mike is a dead-ringer for another guy I know from Texas (Austin).  It's uncanny, must be something in the water there.

  


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Post Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:36 pm 
 

I think its funny how you form pictures in your head about how you think folks look like when they post, only to find out that they look nothing like what you thought that they would at all.  :?  Weird how that happens.


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Post Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:45 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:I think its funny how you form pictures in your head about how you think folks look like when they post, only to find out that they look nothing like what you thought that they would at all.  :?  Weird how that happens.


*nod* Indeed.

Course Brian with you saying you look like your avatar, well.. :wink:

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