The Expanded Editorial of Jim Perelman's 1st Ed PHB
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Post Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:14 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:19 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:It's much more than just the rant.


After having the chance to sit down and read this, I agree with Badmike.  This kid was angry.

When you see it, you'll understand.  The flyleaves are covered, top to bottom, with his "editorial" to EGG.  

While parts of it are typical of a 13-year-old -- "I've seen better heads on a zit" -- I found other aspects to be downright scary.

Any individual rant, taken alone, isn't so bad.  But in toto this "letter" really creeps me out.

His close ("yours truly") makes me wonder whether he photocopied this and mailed it to TSR or perhaps to Gygax himself.


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:12 pm 
 

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After having the chance to sit down and read this, I agree with Badmike.  This kid was angry.

When you see it, you'll understand.  The flyleaves are covered, top to bottom, with his "editorial" to EGG.  

While parts of it are typical of a 13-year-old -- "I've seen better heads on a zit" -- I found other aspects to be downright scary.

Any individual rant, taken alone, isn't so bad.  But in toto this "letter" really creeps me out.

His close ("yours truly") makes me wonder whether he photocopied this and mailed it to TSR or perhaps to Gygax himself.


Funny thing is, I've know guys like this all my life.  They expend way too much energy on almost everything they do when they are younger, going nuts off stuff, full of spit, vineger, righteous anger, etc; until they either burn out or learn to relax.  I would bet you almost anything that if you ran into this dude now, not only would he not remember ever playing D&D, he wouldn't even remember penning the infamous rant.  That or he died in a road rage incident.

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:47 pm 
 

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I would bet you almost anything that if you ran into this dude now, not only would he not remember ever playing D&D, he wouldn't even remember penning the infamous rant.  That or he died in a road rage incident.

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LOL ... I was going to say he's working for WoTC.


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:43 pm 
 

Wonder if all of that writing was done all at once, or over a period of months or years?

  

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:36 am 
 

Is there any way us peeps over in the UK can get a copy of the CD? I'd be more than happy to copy and distribute for the UK members, and I'm sure other UK members would be willing to do the same.

We've followed the thread, but we want to read the editorial as well.

Could someone send a copy over to someone in the UK?


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:17 am 
 

mbassoc2003: I PMed you, so check your messages.

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:23 am 
 

sleepyCO wrote:Wonder if all of that writing was done all at once, or over a period of months or years?


It looks like he wrote it over a fairly short period of time ... maybe one sitting, maybe 3 or 4 short bursts, like machine gun fire  8O

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:49 am 
 

Keith has been kind enough to send me a copy of the CD. It should be here next week. So for our UK collectors who want to read some of these pearls of wisdom, PM me your address with the subject 'CD Perelman' and I'll burn and mail out copies.


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:12 pm 
 

So who gets the PHB next?

From the thread, it looks like it might be FormCritic (Mark), but I'm not sure.

Let me know and I'll send it out ... probably Friday.

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:51 pm 
 

Keith the Thief wrote:So who gets the PHB next?

From the thread, it looks like it might be FormCritic (Mark), but I'm not sure.

Let me know and I'll send it out ... probably Friday.

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I think Mark was supposed to get it next.  We should see if it can end up in someones hands in August that is going to GenCon.  I seriously think at an Aceaum get together, over burgers and beer, we should have a ceremonial "Reading of the Perelman Rant" and make it an annual event.  Kosh, did you think someday you might have the most talked about PHB in existence??

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:19 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:
I think Mark was supposed to get it next.  We should see if it can end up in someones hands in August that is going to GenCon.  I seriously think at an Aceaum get together, over burgers and beer, we should have a ceremonial "Reading of the Perelman Rant" and make it an annual event.  Kosh, did you think someday you might have the most talked about PHB in existence??

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I honestly did not think that it would go this far Mike  8O

But an annual reading at GenCon would be appropriate  :lol:

I just hope that I get to move back to Indy in the next year or two so that I can attend  :x

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:20 pm 
 

I'm late to the discussion, but the flyleaf notes in this PHB sound like the existential angst we were all (those of us 33-43) were going through at the time.  Any chance of being put on the (end of) the list?  Actually, a .pdf would be perfect.

  

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Badmike wrote:
I think Mark was supposed to get it next.  We should see if it can end up in someones hands in August that is going to GenCon.  I seriously think at an Aceaum get together, over burgers and beer, we should have a ceremonial "Reading of the Perelman Rant" and make it an annual event.  Kosh, did you think someday you might have the most talked about PHB in existence??

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:37 pm 
 

I would be very happy to get the cd as well. And, I will burn a copy and send to two other guys that want one.

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:33 pm 
 

Why bother burning it onto CD and posting it, won't it make more sense to slap it up onto the likes of Rapidshare and making the link accessable to all here for them to download? Saves a lot of time and postage methinks.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 3:49 am 
 

forkbeard wrote:Why bother burning it onto CD and posting it, won't it make more sense to slap it up onto the likes of Rapidshare and making the link accessable to all here for them to download? Saves a lot of time and postage methinks.

That would all depend on how much data is on the CD. If I can get it online and there are no objections I'll do just that.


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 4:45 am 
 

Ooo I wanna see... yeah an online link thingie would be great.. cheaper too. let us know! otherwise I'll pm my address.. I wanna read this stuff


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