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Post Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:15 am 
 

so mars, you're saying that the sales have not been good Tho-far?

  

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:20 pm 
 

A recent find that complicates Ysgarth rules publication history


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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 Feb 12, 2010 4:01 pm 
 

I received this today:

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Did anyone see one before? They announced other supplements to be released but I can't find any informations on the web...


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 Feb 12, 2010 4:51 pm 
 

i have one. it's the only product i have from them. published in 1991 i believe.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:00 pm 
 

Gratz!  You outbid me on that one.  If you ever want to trade it for or toward something in my ebay store let me know.  And, that concept applies to anyone here who has unusual items to trade/sell!


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:15 pm 
 

don't worry he out bid me too;) LOL

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:23 pm 
 

I find it interesting that for a piece on Medieval occupations, they named it for a pre-medieval Celtic bard, and the logo is the Eye of Horus from ancient Egypt.

I do get a kick out of odd things like that.  :D

  

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:24 pm 
 

I was thinking that it would go for much more than that (especially if some "big money" guys bid on it). Definitely surprised (good surprise) by the final price :)
So it seems that they did not release any other products?


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:33 pm 
 

SimperingToad wrote:I find it interesting that for a piece on Medieval occupations, they named it for a pre-medieval Celtic bard, and the logo is the Eye of Horus from ancient Egypt.

I do get a kick out of odd things like that.  :D


It is typical of classic gaming items that ancient, classical and medieval time periods got crammed together in one package.

When I first started playing D&D information on Greek warriors and ships was 10 to 20 times more common in local libraries than information on the middle ages.  So, we had naval battles involving "triremes" and "biremes" as if our characters had sailed out of a Talbot Mundy novel.  (Michael Moorcock's Darkness Weaves was also a big influence.)

That's why so many classic gaming items involve vaguely ancient Greek names and background.  (The Caverns of Thracia would be a good example.  The dude fighting giant ants in hoplite armor in the Monster Manual would be another good example.)  Gaming products often reflected the level of sophistication of high school sophomore in terms of historical authenticity.


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:27 pm 
 

I missed it and would have put in a bid.

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:03 pm 
 

Watching you pro collectors dredge up these odd, unusual and desirable rarities of the early gaming scene show me just what a noob I am when it comes to collecting...I bow before your collective wisdom, prowess and incredible luck! :D


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:08 am 
 

simrion wrote:Watching you pro collectors dredge up these odd, unusual and desirable rarities of the early gaming scene show me just what a noob I am when it comes to collecting...I bow before your collective wisdom, prowess and incredible luck! :D


I too feel the same.
These folks have been collecting for a LONG time and know many things about items that most of us have never even seen or heard of.

For me (as an amateur) I feel that this is one of the best of this sites many attractions.


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:21 am 
 

Gnat the Beggar wrote:
I too feel the same.
These folks have been collecting for a LONG time and know many things about items that most of us have never even seen or heard of.

For me (as an amateur) I feel that this is one of the best of this sites many attractions.

You've been around as long as the rest of us, Gnat.


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:43 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:You've been around as long as the rest of us, Gnat.


Ya, you have!  We don't really know anything about these items either until they arrive :)

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:56 pm 
 

And, longer than me, for sure.  Half the stuff I buy is just to get to see what it is, lol.  Exploring and being surprised by things you don't know about is a huge amount of the fun.


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:13 pm 
 

Pipswich wrote:Exploring and being surprised by things you don't know about is a huge amount of the fun.

Yeah. My wife says that. :D


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:11 pm 
 

Pipswich wrote:And, longer than me, for sure.  
Half the stuff I buy is just to get to see what it is, lol.  
Exploring and being surprised by things you don't know about is a huge amount of the fun.


Yup:
I totally agree with pip on those points.

However, my being a relatively long time member of this forum does not equate to a high level of useful knowledge at all. :lol:


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:22 pm 
 

... says the guy who can scan A1 maps.
Or is that someone else?  :D


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:28 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:... says the guy who can scan A1 maps.
Or is that someone else?  :D


Yes.
I can scan large sized maps, or drawings/prints/some paintings, even photos.
Up to 44" wide by .... well any length.
I once scanned a map that was 64 inches wide by 7-1/2 feet long.
I had to fold it twice though (Once for scanning and another time for the overlap) and I would NOT recommend that for most older maps.
This one was drawn on cloth though and could take that type of handling and the owner of that map specifically requested we do so.

I can print large size sheets too; 44" wide and up to 250 feet long (that is how long a new roll or paper is).

That does not mean I know much about stuff though, just that I have access to a large scale Scanner/Plotter/Printer... :wink:


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:49 pm 
 

Gnat the Beggar wrote:
Yes.
I can scan large sized maps, or drawings/prints/some paintings, even photos.
Up to 44" wide by .... well any length.
I once scanned a map that was 64 inches wide by 7-1/2 feet long.
I had to fold it twice though (Once for scanning and another time for the overlap) and I would NOT recommend that for most older maps.
This one was drawn on cloth though and could take that type of handling and the owner of that map specifically requested we do so.

I can print large size sheets too; 44" wide and up to 250 feet long (that is how long a new roll or paper is).

That does not mean I know much about stuff though, just that I have access to a large scale Scanner/Plotter/Printer... :wink:


Gnat, that scan you did for my B10 map was excellent. Those have a big problem splitting down the seams.

  
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