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Post Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:22 am 
 

Check out the gamebooks.org page for Search for the Palantir, which has cover shots for various non-English versions, as well as reviews for them:
Search for the Palantír


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:45 am 
 

Nice win there of Abysthor, M. Looks like a minty copy for $10. A bargain!


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:19 am 
 

Guy Fullerton wrote:Check out the gamebooks.org page for Search for the Palantir, which has cover shots for various non-English versions, as well as reviews for them:
Search for the Palantír


Yes. I saw this page. The review also appears here and is apparently based on the Spanish translation:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gamebooks ... 3?o=1&d=-1

I'd love to find out from either Milt Creighton or someone at ICE why there are 3 foreign translations but no english version!!!

  


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:07 am 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:
Yes. I saw this page. The review also appears here and is apparently based on the Spanish translation:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gamebooks ... 3?o=1&d=-1

I'd love to find out from either Milt Creighton or someone at ICE why there are 3 foreign translations but no english version!!!


There are some hints on this page:

A Brief History of Game #8: ICE, Part One: 1980-1992 - RPGnet

Third, book production grinds to a halt. Sherlock Holmes Solo and Narnia Solo both ended in 1988, Middle-earth Quest in 1989, in all cases with unpublished books awaiting production. At least one of these books, a final Sherlock Holmes mystery, was even published overseas, but not by ICE.


I'm guessing it had something to do with the money outlay for the actual publishing. ICE canceled the book prior to paying for publishing, but the overseas company(s) had already received the written text from ICE & were willing to translate and publish it at their own cost. The other unpublished books were never written, or at least never sent overseas.

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:14 pm 
 

I stopped by one of the local game stores on the way home from work today on the extreme off chance that something interesting would be there.  I only do this once or twice a year and generally leave empty handed.  Their oop selection is very limited and unlikely to yield anything of interest so I usually just peruse the Goodman and TLG stuff to see if I missed anything.  Lo and behold, a minty fresh Castle Zagyg: Upper Works!  Complete, perfect condition, not even any shelf-wear to speak of.  As a chronic over-payer, getting this at cover price is pretty much my one and only bargain story.  :D

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:35 pm 
 

Nice catch, blackdougal.  Especially since I was willing to pay $200.00 for mine.

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:27 am 
 

Nice!  Proves that not every FLGS is constantly patrolled by an Acaeum member!

  


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 11:19 am 
 

TheHistorian wrote:Nice!  Proves that not every FLGS is constantly patrolled by an Acaeum member!


Texas may be full of us but I think I'm the only one in Houston.  :wink:

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:22 pm 
 

Just had the winning bid for a complete run of Scorcerer's Apprentice Magazine.

Issues 1-9/10 and 11-17.
For those not already aware, Issues 9 and 10 of the SA were combined into a single issue.
And they all look to be in VERY Nice condition.
At $64.65 for 16 magazines with free SH  (slightly over $4 per issue total) Though I am happy it happened (Obviously) I never dreamed I would win this listing at anywhere near that price.

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... tsupported

After looking at filling the gaps in my collection of this magazine for some time, I am very pleased and happily surprised. 8)  :D


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:27 pm 
 

I think all of those lots sold fairly cheap - they were a good buy for all the winners.  If you have extras of any of the Sorcerer's Apprentice, I think there is still one issue that I am missing.

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:29 pm 
 

Mars wrote:I think all of those lots sold fairly cheap - they were a good buy for all the winners.  If you have extras of any of the Sorcerer's Apprentice, I think there is still one issue that I am missing.


Yes, I do.
Once this lot arrives I would be happy to part with some.
Look at your collection and let me know what issue (s) you need.


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:43 pm 
 

Gnat the Beggar wrote:Just had the winning bid for a complete run of Scorcerer's Apprentice Magazine.

Issues 1-9/10 and 11-17.
For those not already aware, Issues 9 and 10 of the SA were combined into a single issue.
And they all look to be in VERY Nice condition.
At $64.65 for 16 magazines with free SH  (slightly over $4 per issue total) Though I am happy it happened (Obviously) I never dreamed I would win this listing at anywhere near that price.

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... tsupported


After looking at filling the gaps in my collection of this magazine for some time, I am very pleased and happily surprised. 8)  :D


I was thinking of bidding on this (but I am way, way overextended on my purchases right now). I'm glad I didnt. Excellent win. Keep in mind that these also contain material by Karl Edward Wagner. These issues cross over from just RPG collectables to those collecting Wagner's material as well.

A truly exceptional win.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:51 pm 
 

I will now stake-out Gnat the Beggar's mailbox and get them for free. :twisted:

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:54 pm 
 

Is SA D&D, General RPG or T&T?


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:00 pm 
 

. wrote:Is SA D&D, General RPG or T&T?


The early issues are T&T dont know about the later issues after 8 or so.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:14 pm 
 

. wrote:Is SA D&D, General RPG or T&T?


SA was moderately diverse in its contents IMO:

Every issue dealt with stories and articles having to do with Tunnels and Trolls, Play by Mail, and other Flying Buffalo Offerings.
Most issues included a solo adventure (printed along the sidebars of most pages).
Some issues also included a short Game Master Adventure.

However, several issues also featured articles and opinion pieces about other games, some not even dealing with Fantasy.
Each issue also featured at least one short story, most of them being fantasy related.

In Issue 2:
Poul Anderson wrote a short article about Trolls.
Charles de Lint wrote a 4 page short fiction story about a female Bounty Hunter looking for the target of her current contract in a small seaside town (The Fair, the Foul, and the Foolish)
There is also an article about the novel Watership Down in the same issue by Terry Ballard.

In Issue 4:
There is an article on the new gaming medium (Then it was new) videodiscs, not at all limited to fantasy, much less T&T.
An Article about Dwarves in fantasy gaming.
There is an Article by Rocky Russo about whether the use of archery was a cowardly act in mid-evil times.
There is a short story by Tanith Lee (Monkey's Stagger)

In Issue 5:
Roger Zelanzy short fiction (Passage to Dilfar)
J.E.Coplin Short Fiction (Redcap)

In Issue 9/10 (The combined issue)
Another short story by Roger Zelanzy (Thelinde's Song)
Endgame by Victor Milan.
Non-Fiction articles:
Farmers, Chieftans, Bards and Priates of Ancitent Ireland
The Real Heroic Barbarian
Languages in AlienToungues.

In Issue 11:
There is an article about Monsters in the Cthulhu Mythos.
Another about adapting Ardiun PCs to T&T.

I can imagine waiting out each Quarter for the next issue to be mailed.


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:51 pm 
 

I need SA 16 if you have that as a double.

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:21 pm 
 

Prufrock wrote:I will now stake-out Gnat the Beggar's mailbox and get them for free. :twisted:

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Martin, I work at home most days now and my dogs help me get the mail. 8O

Shane/Plaag...
Unfortunately Issue 16 is not one of the Issues that I will have as an extra. :(


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