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Post Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:39 am 
 

Yeah, okay ...
This one is obscure, but if anybody knows what I'm yammering about, you guys will.

A while back I saw for sale (on eBay) a group of "supplements" for OD&D.
They were similar to the LBBs, GH, BM, etc, in style and size.

AND ... most importantly ...
It looked like they were published by a non-TSR gaming company back in the 70s.

I actually took a screenshot of a cover.
That, of course, got lost.
So, I have no way of showing you what I'm babbling about.
And I don't have a link ...

Yeah, so ...
Does anyone have any idea at all what I'm talking about?

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:01 am 
 

Well, off the top of my head, there's the Warwick Supplements from the Warwick Working Party, and a whole raft of OD&D supplements from the likes of Clint Bigglestone, Dave Casciano, Erol Otis, Bob Liddil etc. Even Dragon Tree Press released their 2nd printings in digest sized books with sepia covers.

Have a browse at www.afterglow2.com. You might see something that rings a bell. Also, I seem to remember some piccies here of floors covered with digest sized books. Someone might be able to post a link.


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:39 am 
 

Did you update the website Ian? There is a few press that I didn't remember seing them there like The Supplement by David Griffith.


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mbassoc2003 wrote:Well, off the top of my head, there's the Warwick Supplements from the Warwick Working Party, and a whole raft of OD&D supplements from the likes of Clint Bigglestone, Dave Casciano, Erol Otis, Bob Liddil etc. Even Dragon Tree Press released their 2nd printings in digest sized books with sepia covers.

Have a browse at www.afterglow2.com. You might see something that rings a bell. Also, I seem to remember some piccies here of floors covered with digest sized books. Someone might be able to post a link.


I started browsing the site when the workers accidentally cut off my house's power (we're having the house renovated).
So, all I got to see were the Warwick booklets.
Those are close, but the ones I'm thinking of had "Dungeons & Dragons" in the traditional font somewhere on the cover.

Thanks for the link; I'll study the site some more once I can look at a real monitor.  My cell phone is not the best web browser by a long shot.

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:25 am 
 

@Keith - Those sound like the two Dave Casciano supplements (Attack International Wargaming).

@Loki - No, not been updated in years. One of my major failings as a supposed 'collector' and fan.  :D


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:29 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote: One of my major failings as a supposed 'collector' and fan.  :D


One of my major failings was not realizing these existed at all!!
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Post Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:34 am 
 

I should have missed few entries :)

Keith, you can search on Tome of Treasures as well, but forums are not really handy to search for unknown supplements.


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:49 am 
 

Keith the Thief wrote:Yeah, okay ...
This one is obscure, but if anybody knows what I'm yammering about, you guys will.

A while back I saw for sale (on eBay) a group of "supplements" for OD&D.
They were similar to the LBBs, GH, BM, etc, in style and size.

AND ... most importantly ...
It looked like they were published by a non-TSR gaming company back in the 70s.

I actually took a screenshot of a cover.
That, of course, got lost.
So, I have no way of showing you what I'm babbling about.
And I don't have a link ...

Yeah, so ...
Does anyone have any idea at all what I'm talking about?

Or is this just another eccentric post by your favorite duck?


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:23 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:@Loki - No, not been updated in years. One of my major failings as a supposed 'collector' and fan.  :D


I've been using your site for 2 years to help guide me in what I should be collecting.

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mbassoc2003 wrote:@Keith - Those sound like the two Dave Casciano supplements (Attack International Wargaming).


Yep, what I saw were the Dave Casiano supplements.

Here's a link to info at Noble Knight games ...
http://tinyurl.com/d7nnbvs

So, I take it from discussion that there were more of these size/type booklets printed in the mid-to-late 1970s.

This could open up a whole new venue of collecting for me.

I have a strange nostalgia for those digest-sized booklets:
The cover texture, the fonts, the art, the musty smell, the mold, the book mites ... it's all good :-)


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:45 pm 
 

Keith the Thief wrote:So, I take it from discussion that there were more of these size/type booklets printed in the mid-to-late 1970s.


There are supplements created today that are in this format too.


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:30 pm 
 

I'd recommend Tabletop Warriors:

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Although it wasn't published until the mid-'80s, it's dripping with old-school flavor, & is a thick (Arduin-size) volume, well-written & illustrated.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:46 pm 
 

TheHistorian wrote:
There are supplements created today that are in this format too.


Steve,

I've downloaded a few by Jason Vey -- if that's what you're referring to -- including "Secrets of Acheron", "The Age of Conan", and "Barsoom".

Are you referring to those?

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P.S. The GoodReader app for the iPad is ideal for reading these
old school PDFs (is that an oxymoron?).


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sauromatian wrote:I'd recommend Tabletop Warriors:

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Although it wasn't published until the mid-'80s, it's dripping with old-school flavor, & is a thick (Arduin-size) volume, well-written & illustrated.




Dang!  That would be cool!  



I just spent $60 last night on the last G-series module I was lacking, plus some really early issues of The Dragon that I'd been wanting.



Well, I've got badmike's store bookmarked, so maybe it'll still be around  after the first of the month.


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Keith the Thief wrote:
I've downloaded a few by Jason Vey -- if that's what you're referring to -- including "Secrets of Acheron", "The Age of Conan", and "Barsoom".

Are you referring to those?


I don't recall exactly.  It just struck me that there have been other OSR items that were in that size/format.  Blackmarsh, maybe?


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Keith the Thief wrote:
Steve,

I've downloaded a few by Jason Vey -- if that's what you're referring to -- including "Secrets of Acheron", "The Age of Conan", and "Barsoom".

Are you referring to those?

Thanks,
Keith

P.S. The GoodReader app for the iPad is ideal for reading these
old school PDFs (is that an oxymoron?).

Links would be cool.
I'd like to go see those.


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:26 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:Links would be cool.
I'd like to go see those.


I should've done that to begin with ...

http://www.grey-elf.com/

and scroll all the way down to the "Companion Booklets and Other OD&D Resources" section.


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:42 am 
 

Keith the Thief wrote:
Dang!  That would be cool!  

I just spent $60 last night on the last G-series module I was lacking, plus some really early issues of The Dragon that I'd been wanting.

Well, I've got badmike's store bookmarked, so maybe it'll still be around  after the first of the month.


Mike has more than one copy of that book.


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