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Post Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:11 am 
 

Does anyone know about the differences between the 1978 version of Dimensions and Doors



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and the 1979 version (apart from the different cover and copywight date?)



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Post Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 7:31 pm 
 

Which version is the one in your auction link (my copy)? 78 or 79?

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:25 pm 
 

The '79 cover features a dragon about to snack.


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:44 pm 
 

I am pretty sure that the covers art is the same but the graphic is a different size.

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:05 am 
 

The 78 version is the ebay one listed, the 79 version has a differnt cover, red, with a more realisistic version of a dragon and a fighter

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:44 am 
 

Oh. I guess there are a number of printing of this then.  I guess both of these are 78.  Covers have the same art but one says "What?? Me Evil???".  Any idea which one came first?



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Post Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:58 am 
 

There is a third one.

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:06 am 
 

yes I'll just post a scan of it when I get home eh, so we all know what I'm talking about...

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:56 am 
 

Here's my '79 cover:

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It has 24 single-sided, unnumbered pages.  The would-be page 22 mentions "this revised edition," so the content may be different.


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 2:13 am 
 

Thanks, thats the one...

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 4:18 am 
 

What's the book about? Is it a rules supplement for Tunnels & Trolls? Is it of any use to D&D?


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:53 am 
 

Designed principly for T&T, it was sufficiently universal that D&D players could use the contents.

Back then you could not say "for D&D" or even "compatible with" without hearing from a lawyer.

Loomis (Flying Buffalo) was much more fan sensitive.


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:42 am 
 

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First print (left) Orange cover, hand drawn copyright sign, 1978

Second print (right) Red cover, 1978, "What?? Me Evil???" on cover, address for T&T from Flying Buffalo on last page

The colour of the cover page is pretty subtle, pics does show it well at all

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:47 am 
 

beasterbrook wrote in Dimensions and Doors:yes I'll just post a scan of it when I get home eh, so we all know what I'm talking about...

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Hey  Brette, you where smtg like lightyears from home if it took 8 years to post the piccies.. ;-)


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:37 am 
 

so i have the 1978 1st ed 1st pr (which is orange) and the 1978 1st ed, 2nd pr (which has a lime-green cover) and the 1979 2nd ed (with a purple cover) and you know what? they all blow. backgrounds that are both boring and defy credulity (a tough mix). i think he averages 3 misspelled words per page, although some sentences have 3 by themselves. i didn't realize just exactly how bad these were until tonight. thanks Brette, i want those 20 minutes of my life back (which reminds of their one saving grace: not much content per book as they are single-sided and spaced like a teenager typing a term paper).


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:18 am 
 

stratochamp wrote in Dimensions and Doors:so i have the 1978 1st ed 1st pr (which is orange) and the 1978 1st ed, 2nd pr (which has a lime-green cover) and the 1979 2nd ed (with a purple cover) and you know what? they all blow. backgrounds that are both boring and defy credulity (a tough mix). i think he averages 3 misspelled words per page, although some sentences have 3 by themselves. i didn't realize just exactly how bad these were until tonight. thanks Brette, i want those 20 minutes of my life back (which reminds of their one saving grace: not much content per book as they are single-sided and spaced like a teenager typing a term paper).


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:04 pm 
 

well that was not exactly a thoughtful thorough review on my part, more of a body slam really, but I do think it accurately reflects the slurry I was wading through in the wee small hours of the morning. but thanks for the nice thought Dave :-)


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:30 am 
 

aia wrote in Dimensions and Doors:
beasterbrook wrote in Dimensions and Doors:yes I'll just post a scan of it when I get home eh, so we all know what I'm talking about...

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Hey  Brette, you where smtg like lightyears from home if it took 8 years to post the piccies.. ;-)



Kynan posted what I was going to..

Don't think I have seen the green one.. I see it listed on afterglow2... I've bee pulling some duplicates out lately and looking at differences..

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