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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:33 pm 
 

Hey Brette - sorry to drag your thread down into fanzine coverdom  ; )

Unfortunately most of what I have that's possibly unusual is of that ilk.  I'll post a couple more but if you think we should move it to a new folder I'm happy to do that...

Also, need help here.  My scans are either small and crappy looking or high def and giant on this folder.  Can you point me to any newbie guidance on posting scans?  Thanks.

Anyway, a couple more possible odd ones follow.

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:34 pm 
 

Who is that bearded man in the cape?

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:36 pm 
 

And my proxy bidder missed out on that DW #1 :( :(

Prozine, please! :P

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:46 pm 
 

Marinagh wrote:Hey Brette - sorry to drag your thread down into fanzine coverdom  ; )

Unfortunately most of what I have that's possibly unusual is of that ilk.  I'll post a couple more but if you think we should move it to a new folder I'm happy to do that...


As you may have guessed I collect em, so its of great interest to me, also the fact that you collect them is of great interest as well.. not many people collect them so always good to find someone else that does (even better when they are selling there collection :wink: ) Just thinking about the other people.. Would be interested to know what you have, most of what I have is listed on my site

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:50 pm 
 

Thank you Brette.  Here's something else that is known but doesn't come up that often:

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I love the underground feel of the art.  Keep it coming!


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:00 pm 
 

beasterbrook wrote:As you may have guessed I collect em, so its of great interest to me, also the fact that you some is of great interest as well.. not many people collect them so always good to fand someone else that does (even better when they are selling there collection :wink: )

Hoping you get a chance to read/use them as well, Brette. :)
Lotsa good stuff in many of those.

Just checking since you didn't spot the "standard" TBH abbreviation, above... ;)
(Well, OK, they used "BH" earlier on, but that looked kinda silly ^^ )

  


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:53 am 
 

faro wrote:And my proxy bidder missed out on that DW #1 :( :(

Prozine, please! :P

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I haven't got a DW #1, alas, so I'm still on the lookout too, David :D


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 5:18 am 
 

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News From Bree...  :lol:


ok here's one, since we are on mostly UK zines, here is a UK made RPG.... Starfire RPG released at "Campaign '89" in Milton Keynes and written by Karl Clews and Matthew Finlayson. I even managed to track down one of the authors.

"Just to give you a brief outline: Matthew Finlayson and I and a bunch of friends back at school would spend long weekends playing RPGs, and over the years we started to adapt and combine the rules of those games we played (D&D, AD&D, MERP to name but a few) until we came up with something that at the time seemed to encapsulate the best elements of all of these systems. So Matthew and I decided to self-publish the rules system that we had put together. This we did in the gap before we all went off our separate ways to university, and we launched it at Milton Keynes, as you rightly said. I can't actually remember how many copies were printed in total, but we sold a couple of hundred in the end at various conventions and through a few independent shops. It certainly did better than we imagined it would."


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 3:32 pm 
 

tfm wrote:Thank you Brette.  Here's something else that is known but doesn't come up that often:

Wow ...

I gather that's some sort of first edition of the Tunnels & Trolls solo adventure? I thought I had a fairly complete T&T collection, but I've never even seen that edition.

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 4:29 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:I gather that's some sort of first edition of the Tunnels & Trolls solo adventure? I thought I had a fairly complete T&T collection, but I've never even seen that edition.

May not have sold particularly well, either, for some reason? (Nothing to do with the quality of cover artwork, I'm sure :lol:)

The likes of that Dargon's Dungeon was available from 1977 until the reprint in 1981, whereas the 1977 UK prints (by Strategy Games Limited) were only available for a short period until reissued in 1978 by Chris Harvey.

Sample SGL edition;

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Somehow I can't imagine Ursla appearing in a TSR module...

  

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 4:39 pm 
 

beasterbrook wrote:News From Bree...  :lol:

Nazgul and Eagles on the covers and the man says "Dragonlords"!
Hey, I was searching everywhere for a duck, nipple or any other hint of DLness that I might've missed... :lol:

(Definitely close to the other end of the spectrum in terms of "reverence").

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Don't recall seeing Starfire, btw. Kudos to them for selling a few hundred of those. :D

  

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 4:42 pm 
 

grodog wrote:I haven't got a DW #1, alas, so I'm still on the lookout too, David :D

Filling my missing DW gaps is an absolute pain. And no, I'm not parting with $12 each for the others ;)
The latest DW#1 up was a minty looking copy and would've ended at $2 or so were it not for my proxy. One of these days!

(Can't recall what the start-up circulation was: 3,000 rings a bell for some reason. Not that many for a prozine, anyhow...).

  


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 5:05 pm 
 

faro wrote:Sample SGL edition ... [snipped]

Wow, what a great cover. Far better than any of the U.S. editions, except perhaps for the final printing (the third, I believe).

I loved the DED for its sheer goofiness. "Let's see, I rolled an 8 ... that means I go into the equalizer room, have all my stats changed to 20s, and get fitted for my new star-fist. Okay, now I rolled a 12, that means ... (etc., etc.)."

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 6:19 pm 
 

DW, DED, TC, THC, IRRC, IIRC, IAAGAT, OCE...God, I hate the acronyms!

    They really get me P0'd!   :)

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 6:22 pm 
 

I gather that's some sort of first edition of the Tunnels & Trolls solo adventure?


Yes. First Printing, November 1977, created by Bill Hart and illustrated by Leonard J. Sippel II, by Flying Buffalo for Tunnels & Trolls.

The only thing missing is the bong.


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 6:55 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:DW, DED, TC, THC, IRRC, IIRC, IAAGAT, OCE...God, I hate the acronyms!

    They really get me P0'd!   :)

Mark   8)


the Uk zines also started using nicknames as well... which made things even harder to understand unless you knew what they were talking about..


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 7:47 pm 
 

beasterbrook wrote:the Uk zines also started using nicknames as well... which made things even harder to understand unless you knew what they were talking about..

TBH I'm glad they tended to stick with acronyms and I followed-suit on that.

If you want more fun, start collecting the old UK SF fanzines - 1930s/40s and onwards - and enjoy being on the receiving end of a game of confuse-the-hell-out-of-the-newbie.
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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:34 am 
 

Would be interested to know what you have


From the first box I took out of storage:

Demonsblood 1 - 7
Beholders 1 - 20+
Trollcrushers 6 - 27
Illusionist's Vision 1-4?
Underworld Oracle 1 - 7
Different Worlds #1

plus some other stuff that I can't remember and haven't found in storage yet - probably Dragonlords, Secrets of the Koan, Atu XVII and others.  Definitely Lokasenna and Deaths Dance Taken Slowly - pretty sure I have all of them, but haven't located them in my storage yet.  Maybe some White Dwarfs.  I'll dig around when I get a chance.

I'm more of an accidental collector - I contributed over the years to Demonsblood, Beholder, Lokasenna, DDTS, and some other odds and ends, and just ended up keeping a lot of copies of various magazines.

beasterbrook - thanks for IDing the News from Bree covers; that was starting to become an itch I couldn't scratch.

faro - nice to see Deathtrap Equaliser again.  I played that back in high school.  Note the English provenance with the spelling of Equaliser...  I'm trying to remember whether that was contemporary with the Halls of Testing solo adventures in Underworld Oracle.  There seems to have been a vogue for solo stuff back then.

the Uk zines also started using nicknames as well


Brian Dolton would often not put the name on Lokasenna and would call the zine something humorous in his editorials - Disappointing was one I recall, and Late Again.  I think the acronyms were a way of saving typing back in the days when 'zines were bashed out on manual typewriters.  You don't really want to be retyping Death's Dance Taken Slowly over and over again in a chat column...

By the way, the caped man with the beard that I posted above charging the demons and sorceror is a sort of self-portrait by Brian Dolton on the cover of Lokasenna #1.

If there are no takers on the warrior spearing wasp I'll post the entire cover later tonight.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 1:21 pm 
 

faro wrote:
grodog wrote:I haven't got a DW #1, alas, so I'm still on the lookout too, David :D

Filling my missing DW gaps is an absolute pain. And no, I'm not parting with $12 each for the others ;)


Am I that transparent? :P

faro wrote:The latest DW#1 up was a minty looking copy and would've ended at $2 or so were it not for my proxy. One of these days!


Hmmm, I haven't seen one in awhile.  Can you point me to the one that was just up?

faro wrote:(Can't recall what the start-up circulation was: 3,000 rings a bell for some reason. Not that many for a prozine, anyhow...).


I don't know, but will happily ask Tadashi (he's in Asia again, so it'll take awhile to get a response).


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:08 pm 
 

This game was produced in 1991 in Toledo, Ohio, USA.  Here are the front and back covers.

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