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Post Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 3:50 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:Flash Gordon?

It's an AD&D scenario for character levels 4-7.


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:17 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:
bclarkie wrote:Flash Gordon?

It's an AD&D scenario for character levels 4-7.


Something out of Tortured Souls perhaps?  I dont own any so I can't say exatly which one it would be. :)


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:21 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:[ Image ]


it is Catapult Run by Fantasy Factory

(Edit) the Canadian Company, not the USA one

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 1:52 pm 
 

Indeed it is. Its a real bona fide AD&D adventure. There's nothing generic about it, it's unashamedly breaching TSR copyright and it says so throughout the book. A wilderness scenario in which PCs race across 600 miles of unknown wilderness, kinda like Smokey & The Bandit on horses. :D


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:46 pm 
 

I've had this for a long time, described it for Matthias Bock on his Afterglow page.  I've never seen another copy or heard of anyone else owning one:

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The artist, Darla Hallmark, is a well known artist of erotic fantasy work (now she is, I suspect she was a college student or such in 1984 when this was published).

Anyone else ever seen one of these?

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:55 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:I've had this for a long time, described it for Matthias Bock on his Afterglow page.  I've never seen another copy or heard of anyone else owning one:

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The artist, Darla Hallmark, is a well known artist of erotic fantasy work (now she is, I suspect she was a college student or such in 1984 when this was published).

Anyone else ever seen one of these?

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BTW, it is a very interesting little supplement...over 100 pages, with maps and 8 short dungeon adventures, complete city and surrounding areas, encounter tables and more.  I would like to try to convert this to AD&D and make copies available (it's in a generic format) since it's very old school in form.

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 10:57 pm 
 

I'm resurrecting this thread to display the book I was telling Stratochamp and his wife about at Gencon.  So he's the only one not allowed to name it.

(No fair looking at Afterglow, either, because I submitted the entry there.)

My history with this product: I'm in college in the early 1990s, trying to pick up some Gamma World modules at a local con in Toledo.  Some bozo keeps bidding them up to more than they're worth, and I'm getting annoyed.  Finally, the auctioneer brings this book (and its supplement!) to the podium, mentioning that the cover says it's compatible with Gamma World.  I've never heard of the thing,  and I have no idea what it's worth, so somehow I decide that means I can bid as high as I need to.  And that's how I end up owning a beat-up copy of the Worst Roleplaying Supplement Ever.  It has a "Waverider" character class that specializes in surfing!

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Scariest part of the story?  A couple of years back, I decide to search Google for the author of this book to see if he's still in the hobby. The only mention I find is a reference to his (thankfully defunct) science-fiction erotica webite, where he was apparently photo-shopping pictures of women to look like aliens.

So that's what happens to failed game designers:  They go into sci-fi porn.

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:07 pm 
 

SOLARBABIES: THE RPG ?

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:15 pm 
 

Is it Exotic Characters and Worlds by Gamemaster Guides?  I still wonder how many of them are out there.  What number is your copy?

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:56 pm 
 

It is Exotic. I can check my number if you like.
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:59 pm 
 

Contrarian wrote:I'm resurrecting this thread to display the book I was telling Stratochamp and his wife about at Gencon.  So he's the only one not allowed to name it.

(No fair looking at Afterglow, either, because I submitted the entry there.)

My history with this product: I'm in college in the early 1990s, trying to pick up some Gamma World modules at a local con in Toledo.  Some bozo keeps bidding them up to more than they're worth, and I'm getting annoyed.  Finally, the auctioneer brings this book (and its supplement!) to the podium, mentioning that the cover says it's compatible with Gamma World.  I've never heard of the thing,  and I have no idea what it's worth, so somehow I decide that means I can bid as high as I need to.  And that's how I end up owning a beat-up copy of the Worst Roleplaying Supplement Ever.  It has a "Waverider" character class that specializes in surfing!

Title blurred using the GIMP:

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Scariest part of the story?  A couple of years back, I decide to search Google for the author of this book to see if he's still in the hobby. The only mention I find is a reference to his (thankfully defunct) science-fiction erotica webite, where he was apparently photo-shopping pictures of women to look like aliens.

So that's what happens to failed game designers:  They go into sci-fi porn.


Dude...no way it could be worse than Ironhoof Highlands.   8O


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 12:03 am 
 

No its not that bad.  Ironhoof is pretty much untouchable on that list.  Besides out of the 172 pages in this book there are some better parts - like the moose picture on page 36 :)

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 12:09 am 
 

BTW, I have #612 but have a hard time believing that over 600 copies were numbered/signed and actually sold.

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 12:28 am 
 

I have #321

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 12:34 am 
 

Mars wrote:Is it Exotic Characters and Worlds by Gamemaster Guides?  I still wonder how many of them are out there.  What number is your copy?


Wow, that was fast.

My copy is #305.  

If anyone who doesn't have a copy wants more information, here's a more detailed rant I posted to Usenet back in 1997.

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:09 am 
 

beasterbrook wrote:I have #321

Brette:)


These numbers are making me uncomfortable now.  Maybe he really did number/sign and sell over 600 copies - scary!

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:54 am 
 

Contrarian wrote:If anyone who doesn't have a copy wants more information, here's a more detailed rant I posted to Usenet back in 1997.


That's hilarious.  I've GOT to find a copy.

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:42 am 
 

Looking at the figure on the cover of the book.....  Why is there a hole in her knee?

A very funny review, by the way.  Good stuff.

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:50 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:Looking at the figure on the cover of the book.....  Why is there a hole in her knee?


Its the sun in the landscape.. have to go read that review now

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:58 am 
 

Hilarious game review. I swear it sounds like Timmy Jackson (from the KODT strip for those in the know) wrote a game supplement.  Maybe Jolly Blackburn used this RPG for inspiration.....

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