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Post Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 5:50 pm 
 

I really enjoyed this book.  It brought back tons of memories of playing D&D and growing up in the 70s.  I must admit that my game playing was never as fanatical as Spaz and his 'mates', but it was a very entertaining read all the same.

I laughed out loud at Mark's description of Aragorn (from LotR) who has 'decided not to take up the vast wealth of his inheritance as King of Gondor and instead to spend his time as a sort of glorified park keeper trudging the soaking hills between the Shire and Rivendell.'

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:50 pm 
 

otherworld wrote:I really enjoyed this book.  It brought back tons of memories of playing D&D and growing up in the 70s.  I must admit that my game playing was never as fanatical as Spaz and his 'mates', but it was a very entertaining read all the same.

I laughed out loud at Mark's description of Aragorn (from LotR) who has 'decided not to take up the vast wealth of his inheritance as King of Gondor and instead to spend his time as a sort of glorified park keeper trudging the soaking hills between the Shire and Rivendell.'

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Couldn't agree more - great stuff indeed!
I can empathise with the author - though I was never as 'dedicated' as he was!!
A great read though, sometimes it might strike a bit close to home, definitely a few cringe-inducing moments.

(and I laughed out loud at the ninja/laundry basket escapade - I can see the look on his parents face now!!! :scratch:)


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:52 pm 
 

(and another thing - Mark Barrowcliffe, the author, states that he still has his SR1 - what else have you still got Mark? (and can I borrow all those fanzines if you still have them!!!??? :D  :lol: ))

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:06 am 
 

I completely respect the fact that you have written a book at all, much less a memior of your RPG experiences.

Based on your posts here, I am also happy to see that you are not seeking to claim any sort of accurate historical perspective in your book. :lol:    8)

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:08 am 
 

Hey! This book still isn't available in the US. Is this gonna happen soon?


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:32 am 
 

scribe wrote:Hey! This book still isn't available in the US. Is this gonna happen soon?


I ordered my copy from Amazon UK.


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:26 pm 
 

How much additional do you think the shipping was comparitively if it was sold from a source here?

  


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:03 pm 
 

I am about to order a copy - I would be happy to get a few extra and send them to Acaeum-ites in the US.  I could send them individually, or in a single pack (for further re-distribution).  It is £10.49 to me (plus shipping to the US).

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:20 am 
 

I'm still interested, Steven! :D


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:58 am 
 

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Few available on ebay - don't pay the £10 though  - they go cheaper.



(mine was £1.99 - apologies to the author for killing his royalties!)


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:37 am 
 

scribe wrote:How much additional do you think the shipping was comparitively if it was sold from a source here?


I will have to track down my Amazon UK receipt to find out.


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:54 pm 
 

The UK -> US delivery rate for books is £2.99 per item  + £3.99 per delivery. So for each of us to order a single book, it'd be £6.98 for shipping, which is currently ~US$13.90.

red_bus, if you could send it to us for cheaper than that, I'd certainly be interested in a copy.

(The cover price, £10.98, currently equals US$21.88).

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:45 am 
 

So to purchase it from the UK at this point it is pressing in on $40. Yikers. No offense to the seller but I will wait. Thanks to RB for offering to ship. Still sounds like too much, ya know?


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:59 am 
 

Agree - costs from me would be about the same as what zhowar
said Amazon will charge.  I will get one for Grodog (like I said ages before   :lol:  ).  If it sells well, I am sure they will start selling it in the US.


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