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Post Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 2:26 pm 
 

Anybody know how many issues this ran?

  

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 3:53 pm 
 

I haven't heard of Encounter magazine but if you are talking about First Encounter fanzine Canada's Coast to Coast something something maybe Fantast and RPG) Magazine then it ran 8 issues and an Annual that reprinted the first few issues.

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 5:17 pm 
 

I just came across a nice little AD&D module from Canada. Catapult Run circa. 1984. Very nice module in the TSR style of the time (banner across the top. Wrap around cover with map and separate book). It makes for good reading. Has anyone else read this?


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:11 pm 
 

I just sold a First Encounter Magazine(#5) to Alan this past weekend:



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1



I also have 4 others.  Brette is the fanzine master though. :wink:


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:52 pm 
 

Mars is correct (and since he lives in Canada he should know) I have yet to see an Annual though. Issue 2 seems one of the hardest to get, the "falling apart issue) was glued along the spine not stapled like all the other issues and all the glue failed so as far as I know they all fell apart (I'm missing the last page on my issue 2)


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:44 am 
 

Ok, guess I should have been more specific.   :D

Encounter: The Journal of Innovative Gaming, by Eon Products, 1983.  Covered Eon Products games in general and in particular (surprise!) Cosmic Encounter.  Issue number one:

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I know the first volume ran five or six issues and that there's a volume two number one, but anything beyond that? Anybody??

  


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 2:07 am 
 

I have to laugh — I typed out a reply earlier, then deleted it, thinking "there's no way he means the Cosmic Encounter magazine."

Encounter had two distinct runs: the first, published by Eon, ran for six issues and covered all of Eon's games (CE, Borderlands, Quirks, etc.). The second, published by Mayfair, ran for three issues and covered Cosmic Encounter exclusively.

There are some PDFs out there in web-land, but the scans are terrible. I've also seen Encounter issues pop up every so often on eBay, although I wouldn't say it happens with any regularity.

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 3:22 pm 
 

Thanks for the info.  I guess six out of nine ain't too bad... let the hunt commence!   :)

BTW, do you know if all of the V2 #1s have the big funky sticker covering up the price on them, or am I just lucky?   :P

  


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 6:45 pm 
 

No stickers on mine ... sounds like a decision that was made by a previous owner.

Good luck on your hunt. I've sent out some feelers on the Cosmic sites I frequent — if anyone is hoarding some copies, I'll let you know.

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:09 pm 
 

BTW, Dougal, I threw out some "looking to buy" feelers at the various Cosmic sites where I hang out ... and got nothing. Not even a nibble.

Well, who said it was supposed to be easy, right? :)

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