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Post Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:28 am 
 

What about an NTRPGCon style digest reprint?
Or a limited edition photocopy like Thork' did with his G Series prepubs?
If Loki and Otherworld are willing, I'd welcome the chance to read this.


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:30 am 
 

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:40 am 
 

I have to say that I am not against a reprint (with Richard and Steven agreements). I think that everyone should have the chance to read it.

However, if possible, a  reprint slightly different than the original. Just to keep some interest in the original copy  :roll:
A limited signed and numbered reprint, why not?


Adventures in Austerion : a fantasy RPG, with boardgame mechanisms and modular battlemap. By Guillaume Tavernier and Géraud G.

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:53 am 
 

lokiwookie wrote:However, if possible, a  reprint slightly different than the original. Just to keep some interest in the original copy  :roll:
A limited signed and numbered reprint, why not?

Then maybe typeset it in Word, redraw the maps in a graphics package, and we go for the first European Acaeum digest reprint? I'm up for drawing the maps and proofreading. Sure someone here has expertise in typesetting and there's bound to be the ability to print over here. Just need a little BW artwork reminiscent of the original.
Would be nice to contribute some European flavour to Acaeum projects that have got off the ground, and I'm sure Doug and Mike, or Malc could shift the overstock at Cons.


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:57 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:What about an NTRPGCon style digest reprint?
Or a limited edition photocopy like Thork' did with his G Series prepubs?
If Loki and Otherworld are willing, I'd welcome the chance to read this.


And I'd be happy to help publish it (surprise, surprise ;) ), if Richard wants a partner :D


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:23 am 
 

Great find!

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:23 am 
 

I could even get the text into word form quicky, so it could be passed to someone who could do they DTP stuff and editing.


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:24 am 
 

I just want to get the #1 signed :D

Anyway, we will see what they decide. If I can help, I will.


To stay in fun finds, I received several cool items today. Even if they are all very interesting for me, the real interesting ones are the two that I cannot find any info on them (again). And they are all in minty mint shape :)

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You see which ones.

The first is Octal Encounters by Bob Liddil (1990), published by the Bob Liddil Publishing group  (info for Strato). I took a pic of the back so you will see what it is.

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The second one, and the one that I'm especially happy to get is The Greatest Evil by Daniel Jones and Arthur Schouw. It is a tournament adventure published in association with Thunderhead Gaming Center (looks like to be in Origins 83). It includes maps, adventure and pregenerated PCs.

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:24 am 
 

Mars wrote:Great find!

Especially seeing as it turns out to have been co-written by an Acaeum member some 30+ years ago.


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:40 am 
 

I'm not surprised with Octal Encounters.  I'm going to guess that Bob Liddil published a number of other books that we don't know exist.

The Greatest Evil looks interesting - I'll do some digging :)

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:55 am 
 

Fantastic finds, lokiwookie.  Looks like  a fun read.

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:18 pm 
 

Gnat the Beggar wrote:
Reprints would increase the value of the originals, not decrease.
For one thing, reprints put the items that are VERY rare back into the light.
I never knew it existed at all and I like collecting stuff.
Others here also did not know of it.

The more collectors know of items such as this the more likely the fight gets rougher in auctions for one if another comes up.


Gnat is correct.....

For example, the value for Tabletop Warriors was basically nil until I actually had a few to sell....now I can easily sell them for $40-$50 each because there are actually a few copies out there that people have seen. I believe the same principle works for reprints of obscure games, but I don't have any proof but anecdotal.

If otherworld wanted to reprint, I'd see if Doug would want to take a shot at it for NTRPG con.  I know we've done well with the Dennis Sustare, Tim Kask and Steve Winter digest modules, we give them half the profit on those and they've had no complaints (and we've sold out of everything) .  We'd need permission and a scan.  You should think about it!

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:51 pm 
 

Otherotherworld wrote:Should be...

"Review: Lair of the Scarlet Elite" by Matt Quartermain


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:09 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:Gnat is correct.....


Reprinting Wee Warriors has increased their value too?

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:11 pm 
 

Mars wrote:
Reprinting Wee Warriors has increased their value too?


Collecting audience was already aware of those.


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:15 pm 
 

Mars wrote:The Greatest Evil looks interesting - I'll do some digging :)


I'll be very interested if you get more information about it.


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:34 pm 
 

Mars wrote:Reprinting Wee Warriors has increased their value too?


Obviously something completely different.
The item being discussed is so rare as to there being only MAYBE 2-3 copies known to this community.
I had never even seen its cover before it was posted here.

As for Wee Warriors items...
I seriously doubt the reprints of the two that have been published thus far have done any damage to prices for the original copies.

I have owned copies of the original Dwarven Glory and sold one of them not very long ago...
Considering the condition and other things, it sold for well over the Acaeum's price index.
That was a good while AFTER the Dwarven Glory reprints were in the market place and those were selling for 3 figures too.

In short, yes I think so.


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:47 pm 
 

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To stay in fun finds, I received several cool items today. Even if they are all very interesting for me, the real interesting ones are the two that I cannot find any info on them (again). And they are all in minty mint shape :)

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Nice haul Loki!  Thanks for posting the pics :)


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:59 pm 
 

Mars wrote:
Reprinting Wee Warriors has increased their value too?


Hasn't decreased them at all.

But as mentioned, Wee Warriors was a known commodity before the reprints.  Obviously, an item no one "knows" about would begin to accumulate value once it becomes known.

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:56 am 
 

lokiwookie wrote:However, if possible, a  reprint slightly different than the original. Just to keep some interest in the original copy  :roll:
A limited signed and numbered reprint, why not?


i am in! i'd be the #2 considered i was the only one "fighting" to win that auciton...  :cry:


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