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Poll: Which White Dwarf DVD printing do you have?

Poll ended at Mon May 29, 2006 6:20 am
The tall thin dude? 0%       0%  [ 0 ]
The dead guy crawling from the spaceship? 100%       100%  [ 4 ]
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Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 6:20 am 
 

Which White Dwarf DVD printing do you have?

The tall thin dude................................................................ The dead guy crawling away from the spaceship....

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I'm asking in order to establish the relative rarity of the first one over the second. ATM I know of one guy who has the tall thin dude. It appears that the DVD is identical, just the picture is different. I have the dead guy crawling, and I think most of them are like this.


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Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 7:06 am 
 

yes, i have two dead guys crawling.


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Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 7:14 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:The tall thin dude....

Are you sure?  I always thought this dude had small pert ones :oops:

Must dig out the relevant WD and verify.

  

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Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 8:12 am 
 

johnhuck wrote:I always thought this dude had small pert ones :oops:


You may be right. I haven't ever read the relevant issue. I thing it's WD11. I have no idea if it illustrates an article inside. He looks like he should belong to Planescape, except he's 10 years too soon.


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Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 6:57 pm 
 

Or 3.x  :lol:

I'm pretty sure I have the dead guy buried in the snowdrift.


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Post Posted: Sat May 17, 2008 6:37 am 
 

Some of you have asked if you can tell the difference between the two disk types without opening the box. I believe you can, but without opening all the mailers I can't prove my theory correct. But it has been for the two I've openned thus far....

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On a lot of the mailers is a sticker, and in the centre of it is a data block. Almost all of the stickers I have on my mailers are like the one at the top. But I have a few with the sticker at the bottom. Most notably is the difference in the number '1' as opposed to '2', but there is also a noticably poorer quality to the printing of the second label. Note the missing bit on the 'Q', and the missing strokes on some of the type faces. This makes me wonder if the disks were actually made and packed in seperate locations. The tall guy with the big stick comes from the box with the poor quality label.

There has been a guy post on Dragonsfoot saying he's got a copy with the tall thin dude on the disk. I have two. Is that them all?


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Post Posted: Sat May 17, 2008 7:26 am 
 

For those that have the DVDs already ... fell lucky if you got them at the right price ...




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Post Posted: Sat May 17, 2008 9:26 am 
 

WereSteve wrote:For those that have the DVDs already ... fell lucky if you got them at the right price ...


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No kidding....who in the world does this crazy rpg_auctions guy think he is?  :lol:  :wink:


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Post Posted: Sat May 17, 2008 10:02 am 
 

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No kidding....who in the world does this crazy rpg_auctions guy think he is?  :lol:  :wink:


I think he's a muppet :wink:

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Post Posted: Sat May 17, 2008 12:41 pm 
 

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:
I didn't actially understand the first reply. I just assumed it was a link.


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Post Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 7:50 am 
 

Who in the world does this crazy rpg_auctions guy think he is?

I'm not really sure, but at least I can say that through various sundry means I already have the contents of the DVD, so I am not that concerned with the silly asking price.

What I like best is the availability of "modern" software to make short work of the actual Acrobat files.  With any luck, I should have the old Judges Guild ads extracted for Shane within a few days and perhaps in a couple of weeks a compilation of all the Judges Guild reviews.  Now ... as to whether he wants copies of any of the other ads or reviews ... that may be a different matter.

All of this while putting together a compilation of adventures, mosters, magic items, and character classes for use in an old school campaign since I have a group of players wanting to go retro ...

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Post Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 8:46 am 
 

WereSteve wrote:Who in the world does this crazy rpg_auctions guy think he is?

I'm not really sure, ...


:lol:  :lol:  :lol:
That was the joke, Steve. I'm the guy selling these on eBay.

The price is a feature of my cost getting them from source plus a little profit margin. They sell well enough at that price point, but if I could get them at a lower cost, I'd drop the price accordingly to increase my sales. Unfortunately my shipping costs are a bitch and I can't get them shipped direct from source. It's pretty much a niche market thing anyways.

One thing you could do is tell us what the password is to unlock the PDF files. I've run them through various PDF Password recovery programs and not managed to get a hit. If you've managed to find it, I'm sure there are a few people here who would like to know.


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Post Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 5:22 am 
 

One thing you could do is tell us what the password is to unlock the PDF files. I've run them through various PDF Password recovery programs and not managed to get a hit. If you've managed to find it, I'm sure there are a few people here who would like to know.

Elcomsoft has a nice little utility for stripping the password out of pdf files.  After removing the password from each file, I was able to import into OmniPage and run it through the OCR process to obtain a usable document.

http://www.elcomsoft.com/

Unfortunately, the graphics rendering of the original scans used to create the pdf files in the first placce leaves something to be desired, so I am having to use Universal Document Converter to get clean jpegs of the graphics I need from each of the magazines.

http://www.print-driver.com/

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Post Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 6:42 am 
 

Any chance of posting a cleaned up example?


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Post Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 9:37 am 
 

Any chance of posting a cleaned up example?

I didn't quite make it all the way through splitting the individual issues out so I could forward the Judges Guild advertisements as of yet.  Should be able to make it through the remainder of the issues later on tonight.  As for the Judges Guild reviews, only made it as far as Issue 14 so far on the editing.  At this point I think there were three or four issues that had reviews and am not sure how many more issues there are left to go before I have them all.  I will see what I can do by this weekend.

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Post Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 10:33 pm 
 

I've got the crawling fella

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:15 am 
 

I'm pretty sure I have the dead guy buried in the snowdrift.

Sand Dune ... picture is a part of the cover design for White Dwarf #17.

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:02 pm 
 

Well... I just ordered one of your copies from eBay the other day, so I will have whatever you send me, once I get it.  hehe  ;)

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