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Post Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:35 pm 
 

Hi:

A question for anyone who may have a copy of the Midkemia version of Cities.

In the copy I just got, about 1/3 of pages 7 and 8 (back to back) is cut off vertically.

It is possible that this was done to better integrate the chart on those pages with the charts on pages 6 and 9.  If so, it was a success, because they are now easy to read together.....

But....

Was this done by the publisher or is this an after-market modification?

Anyone have a copy to compare?

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:38 pm 
 

Mine is exactly the same.


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:39 pm 
 

I dug out my first edition and second edition copies of Cities to check.

The page in the second edition is 7/8 labelled Encounter Matrix Table II. and on the right side it says "CUT ON VERTICAL LINE AND DISCARD".  This page matches with IV/V in the first edition.  The first edition has the same page division but says "cut on line and discard" so I assume that this was not a printing error but intentionally done - otherwise why change the wording.

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:35 pm 
 

I have punched and unpunched copies of Cities, so it's just a book that was used as intended!


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 12:28 am 
 

There are no holes punched in my copy.  I paid $5 for it...and then realized that Midkemia is still selling these on their website for $5 and slightly less in shipping than I paid.

I guess an item cannot count as marred if it has been cut along a line as instructed by the publisher.  Interesting editorial choice...but it saved a step in the printing process by having the customer do the cutting.

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 1:45 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:There are no holes punched in my copy.  I paid $5 for it...and then realized that Midkemia is still selling these on their website for $5 and slightly less in shipping than I paid.


is it really still selling similar items???  8O  where? what address??? whoooo????  8O


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 2:59 am 
 

http://www.midkemia.com/Products.html

Look here, aia.   :)

Who knows if they have updated their website, but there are also a couple of really nice Midkemia downloads for free on the site.

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:29 am 
 

Both 1st and 2nd print copies of Cities are unpunched. If there are holes punched for a binder its been done by the owner.

Both also have pages which have a blank half that is meant to be cut off and discarded. The owner was expected to do this himself. There is nothing of any use on either side of the blank portion of the page, but an intact copy will inevitably fetch a higher price.


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