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Post Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:20 pm 
 

by Bruce Spiegelman, published 1987, tagges as "Suitable with Advanced Dungeons and Dragons".

I know nothing about this. Nothing.

Can anyone tell me anything? Anything?

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:24 pm 
 

The name Bruce Spiegelman sounds familiar, but I could just be thinking of Art Spiegelman....

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:02 pm 
 

ckorczak wrote in In Search of Magefriend - The Dungeon Guild:by Bruce Spiegelman, published 1987, tagges as "Suitable with Advanced Dungeons and Dragons".

I know nothing about this. Nothing.

Can anyone tell me anything? Anything?

Much gracias.


My GoogleFu has failed. I got nothing. Even searched Acaeum and found just one tiny little mention:
acaeum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?cache=1& ... ;start=820
Can you maybe post a picture of the cover and the copyright page? Thanks!

  


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:55 pm 
 

MadCatUSA wrote in In Search of Magefriend - The Dungeon Guild:
ckorczak wrote in In Search of Magefriend - The Dungeon Guild:by Bruce Spiegelman, published 1987, tagges as "Suitable with Advanced Dungeons and Dragons".

I know nothing about this. Nothing.

Can anyone tell me anything? Anything?

Much gracias.


My GoogleFu has failed. I got nothing. Even searched Acaeum and found just one tiny little mention:
acaeum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?cache=1& ... ;start=820
Can you maybe post a picture of the cover and the copyright page? Thanks!


Yep, pinging Lordan might be a good idea. He's still relatively active here.  Perhaps he can shed more light on it now.


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:08 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote in In Search of Magefriend - The Dungeon Guild:
MadCatUSA wrote in In Search of Magefriend - The Dungeon Guild:
My GoogleFu has failed. I got nothing. Even searched Acaeum and found just one tiny little mention:
acaeum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?cache=1& ... ;start=820
Can you maybe post a picture of the cover and the copyright page? Thanks!


Yep, pinging Lordan might be a good idea. He's still relatively active here.  Perhaps he can shed more light on it now.


Lol Brian,

Over on Facebook someone posted and tagged me in reference to the thread I mentioned this in way back when......earlier today, when I saw the original FB post, I googled the info for Chris, never remembering that I ever had this, and gave up when I found no info.

Now apparently I own it...but have no freaking clue where to start looking :)

  

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:13 am 
 

The internet gets smaller and smaller by the day!  Ha.

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:10 pm 
 

ckorczak wrote in In Search of Magefriend - The Dungeon Guild:The internet gets smaller and smaller by the day!  Ha.

Thanks, guys :)


That it does  :wink:

  

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:40 pm 
 

Just an update: the author is on facebook (and is not the harvard researcher of the same name). I spoke with him briefly, but he immediately went into, "I dont have any copies of anything", and when I followed up that I wasnt buying, only mining for info, he disappeared. Granted, life happens, maybe he'll hit me back someday.

At any rate, here we are.

What we know: Author alive. The end. Ha!


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:05 pm 
 

Here's what I remember about this module.  Granted, it's been about 30 years, so my memory may be a bit fuzzy.

The Dungeon Guild was a group of gamers from southern Louisiana in the late 80s.  They ran a series of competition tournaments at various conventions in the south for a couple of years.  They were a great group, lots of fun, and did their best to bring fun adventures and competitions to the area when the RPGA was slowing down a bit.  I think I still have some of their competition modules in storage somewhere.

I believe In Search of Magefriend was one of their later adventures and the first, if not the only, high quality printing of their modules.  All their stuff was 1st Ed AD&D compatible.  I don't remember much for 2nd Edition AD&D from them.

If anyone has any specific questions, let me know and I'll see if I can jog my memory.

I have a few copies of this adventure in storage, I'm sure.  But, I won't be able to dig them out anytime soon.  Did you have any questions about this adventure in particular?




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Post Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:29 pm 
 

Kyle,

Thank you for that - this is perfect information - part of a larger puzzle. Also, some very specific memories which is appreciated, in re bibliographic data.

While this module will only be in my hands a short while, I'm glad that this info will be here in perpetuity, basically.

I couldnt find ANYTHING on it, which doesnt happen very often - so at least this corner of the interwebs has fleshed it out.

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:43 am 
 

ckorczak wrote in In Search of Magefriend - The Dungeon Guild:I couldnt find ANYTHING on it, which doesnt happen very often - so at least this corner of the interwebs has fleshed it out.


That jives with my theory that this was something not commercially published (lack of ISBN, bar code, etc.) that made it so difficult to find anything on the web about it. If it had been published and available commercially, there would have been an entry on ISBNsearch.org.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:53 am 
 

Hi Kyle---

kylevogt wrote:Here's what I remember about this module.  Granted, it's been about 30 years, so my memory may be a bit fuzzy.

The Dungeon Guild was a group of gamers from southern Louisiana in the late 80s.  They ran a series of competition tournaments at various conventions in the south for a couple of years.  They were a great group, lots of fun, and did their best to bring fun adventures and competitions to the area when the RPGA was slowing down a bit.  I think I still have some of their competition modules in storage somewhere.


If you're able to dig up information about the other modules (and more about this one), I'd be happy to add them to the list of OD&D and AD&D tournaments on my web page at Greyhawk's Tournament History

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:55 am 
 

Welcome Kyle!
Interesting information.
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:41 pm 
 

Thanks again to everyone, team!


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