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Post Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:13 am 
 

He could be a Berlandier's tortoise. They are native to TX.


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:24 am 
 

FormCritic wrote:Are you saying that the UK version has black sides?....Or that the box in the picture has black sides?

I wasn't particularly salient there.  The UK version (3rd, 4th printings) has black sides:

http://www.acaeum.com/ddindexes/setpage ... icfor.html

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:32 am 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:He could be a Berlandier's tortoise. They are native to TX.


Hrm.  Good call.  Mike, does it look like anything like this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gopherus_berlandieri ?

  

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:41 am 
 

g026r wrote:Hrm.  Good call.  Mike, does it look like anything like this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gopherus_berlandieri ?

Or a slider turtle (red slider?): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trachemys

Unfortunately, turtles are roadkill when driving the backroads from North Texas to Oklahoma.  Armadillos, eh, they can run and they are a bit ugly.  Turtles are slower and cuter than armadillos, and they just can't speed across a highway . . .

  

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:36 pm 
 

g026r wrote:
Hrm.  Good call.  Mike, does it look like anything like this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gopherus_berlandieri ?


Wow, very similiar, that could be it.  Except that this guy lived in a creek and not grasslands..well, at least i think.  He could have come from anywhere since he was flooded out.

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:51 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:Neither set is specific to the UK.  Sauromatian is right...they are more specific to the US.


That's not completely true.  Some of the UK boxed sets although they match the US ones come with UK catalogs.


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:40 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:Are you saying that the UK version has black sides?....Or that the box in the picture has black sides?


He means the turtle has black sides.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:58 pm 
 

I've got a ton of watchers (but only a few bids) on one item I put up as a featured listing on eBay but I've also started receiving spam questions - 2 so far, both the same content, different sellers who are now both banned (not by me reporting them I should add). Does this type of listing just attract spammers? Is it a waste of money? Anyone with any experience?

Should I start insulting the watchers in my item description, do you think?

  

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:18 pm 
 

I submitted a monograph to Chaosium but have not heard back from them.
Just visited their website and saw this  8O   :D

http://catalog.chaosium.com/product_inf ... ts_id=1130

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:25 pm 
 

jasonw1239 wrote:I submitted a monograph to Chaosium but have not heard back from them.
Just visited their website and saw this  8O   :D

http://catalog.chaosium.com/product_inf ... ts_id=1130

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Congrats! When it says the author handles production, etc. who does the covers? Is that you or Chaosium? Is there a standard template to follow when creating these monographs? Just interested to know what it is you actually submit and how far they get involved themselves.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:31 pm 
 

wow jason!!! nice one dude!!!!



  

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:23 pm 
 

megnelwil wrote:
Congrats! When it says the author handles production, etc. who does the covers? Is that you or Chaosium? Is there a standard template to follow when creating these monographs? Just interested to know what it is you actually submit and how far they get involved themselves.


Thank you! They provide the cover art and layout. Until their web site revision I was able to find their submission guidelines but I just had a look and was unable to locate it.

You can email a request for the monograph submission info to them using the email addresses on their contact page.

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:26 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:wow jason!!! nice one dude!!!!


Thanks Al! Now I'm sorry that I didn't try to solicit some editing for it.
I submitted the thing months ago and since then have been thinking of all the different ways that I could have made it better. I suppose that is natural!

Anyway, you could have knocked me out of my chair with a feather! After supper this evening I was punching around and decided to see what was new with Chaosium and there was my name on a published monograph!!
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Post Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:38 pm 
 

bring some to GenCon next year and we will all have one autographed :)

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:23 am 
 

Congrats, Jason.  :D

  

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:52 am 
 

jasonw1239 wrote:I submitted a monograph to Chaosium but have not heard back from them.
Just visited their website and saw this  8O   :D

http://catalog.chaosium.com/product_inf ... ts_id=1130

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Most impressive.  8O


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:04 pm 
 

So, would the last Michigan fan out of the stadium PLEASE turn out the lights?

Wow.

http://sports.aol.com/ncaafb/story/_a/oregon-inflicts-more-pain-on-michigan/20070907232809990001

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:37 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:So, would the last Michigan fan out of the stadium PLEASE turn out the lights?

Wow.

http://sports.aol.com/ncaafb/story/_a/oregon-inflicts-more-pain-on-michigan/20070907232809990001

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Yeah...it's pretty sad.  Amazing what one embarrasing loss plus a lame duck coach can do to a team's confidence.  I feel sorry for guys like Chad Henne and Mike Hart.  Both of them are good players and now their senior year is pretty much in the crapper.  Next week against Notre Dame will be a laugher.  Two of college football's all time winningest franchises go head to head to see who can win their first game of the season.

I can't even wear my Michigan Wolverines shirt.  I don't want to get heckled by Baylor fans.  :roll:


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:26 pm 
 

Not to take anything away from Appalachian State, but its win two Saturdays ago was clearly not the "biggest upset in college football history."

I suspected this at the time. My argument went something like this: "But what if Michigan just isn't very good?" It's still a great win for Appy State — any road win over a Big Ten team would be — but Michigan's #5 preseason rating (in hindsight) was ridiculously inflated by its core of returning seniors.

The whole thing reminded me of Northwestern beating Notre Dame in the 1995 opener. The Chicago Tribune's headline: "UPSET OF THE CENTURY!" (all caps). It turned out that was a pretty frickin' good Northwestern team, though.   :)

Anyway, great win for the Ducks, no doubt of that, but it's not like they beat Bud Wilkinson's Oklahoma teams or anything like that. Unless they improve in every aspect of the game, the ol' Wolverines could be staring a 4-8 or 3-9 record right in the face.

(At least they've put the ball in the end zone, though. Notre Dame has zero touchdowns on offense after two games! Coincidentally, the "Charlie Weis is a genius" talk has begun to die down ...)

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:54 pm 
 

ROMO......ROMO.......ROMO....

ROMO!!!!

If you had the Cowboys QB in your fantasy league, or in real life, you are living large right now!!!!!

Cowboys 45, Giants 35

Romo had one single mistep, a bad INT in the 2nd half, but otherwise put up 345 yds and 4 TDs.  The offense looks great...the defense, eh, they better get a LOT better unless they plan on scoring 40+ pts every week.

But being 1-0 on a week when you beat a NFC East rival, AND the Beagles lose, is sweet...!

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