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Post Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 4:50 am 
 

hey folks! what about one of my last purchase? how many of you have this small box??? i'm pretty sure nobody of you... i've also a short story about this item...

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but before every comment i need an opinion: the box is SW and i don't know wheter to open it or not... what do you suggest?


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 10:18 am 
 

I sold one of these last year, along with a few supplements.


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 12:13 pm 
 

I've seen it on eBay (maybe yours DL?)

I also have one tucked away somewhere (not the same cover, however).

As to opening it, only you can answer that.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 10:15 pm 
 

IttyBitty wrote:As to opening it, only you can answer that.

Are the Ironworld contents worth reading, or is the box better left sealed to protect the Earth from certain doom?

  

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Post Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:46 pm 
 

No idea. I never read mine.


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:56 pm 
 

I will check on mine and get back (but it might take awhile to find it  :lol: ) and post pictures.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 2:13 am 
 

ohhh... ok! many of you already had this box...  :?

btw, if you're interested i bought it sealed for 9 EUR... if someone could be interested i can take another one and send him that!

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:32 am 
 

One used copy of Ironworld is up for auction on eBay now:



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0023459541



Contents are listed as



. . .  Trifold Map Divider (i.e. screen), 2 Ironhedge Rulebooks, 18 Character Cards (6 are written on, but included), 18 Encounter Cards, Wilderness Cards and Underworld Maps including 8 Castles, 10 Pyramids, 4 Temples, 2 Universities, 1 Fortress, 7 Hedges, 3 Caverns, 3 Tombs, 2 Towers, 1 Casino and Moonworld (another setting) . . .

  

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:20 am 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:One used copy of Ironworld is up for auction on eBay now:


** expired eBay auction **


Contents are listed as

. . .  Trifold Map Divider (i.e. screen), 2 Ironhedge Rulebooks, 18 Character Cards (6 are written on, but included), 18 Encounter Cards, Wilderness Cards and Underworld Maps including 8 Castles, 10 Pyramids, 4 Temples, 2 Universities, 1 Fortress, 7 Hedges, 3 Caverns, 3 Tombs, 2 Towers, 1 Casino and Moonworld (another setting) . . .




wow! that's great! i'm going ask to the seller a pic of the contents!!!  8)


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:48 am 
 

But was Ironhedge a stand alone fantasy rpg? Or just a supplement? Or what?

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:48 pm 
 

vault keeper wrote:But was Ironhedge a stand alone fantasy rpg? Or just a supplement? Or what?

Pretty obvious that it's a standalone system.  Back of the box states it has its own combat and magic systems.  It also comes with its own screen, character cards, encounter cards, maps, etc. plus it includes a premade setting.  Doesnt come with dice though.  :roll:


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:08 pm 
 

ok i reached my copy of Heroic worlds, it says the rules are "concise, to put it mildly".
Given the kind of aura of eccentricity surrounding this game, i rather expected them to be convoluted to say the least, if not utterly incomprehensible.

What i'd like to ascertain is if this fantasy rpg is serious or is sort of a parody of fantasy rpg's.
I have the impression it is something similar to Spawn of fashan.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:36 pm 
 

vault keeper wrote:I have the impression it is something similar to Spawn of fashan.

I dont get that impression at all.  What I see is a guy who has an idea for an RPG but doesnt have a lot of money to pull it off the way he wants.  So he uses his state of the art Apple ][GS to design the box art and text.  He cant afford a good artist so he uses his Kodak camera to take a picture of his older sister dressed up in what I can only assume is a cross between three separate cultures: American Indian (blouse, jewelry), Roman (helm), and Saxon maybe (sword, shield).  He then takes it all down to a local printer and has them put it together.

Goofy, yes.  Intentionally goofy?  I just dont see that.


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:57 pm 
 

At least, 3 different versions of this boxed set exist. The color wrap cover is only for the last print. The previous ones have artwork directly on the boxes. The more recent is approximatively from 1991 while the others are 1987-1988, and 1989.

The content includes mini rulebooks, with mini materials. Including mini dice and pencil.
There is a few supplements as well.

Here the contents of two prints (88 and 89):

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My copy is from 1991 and is similar to the second. However, it includes two rulebooks but with two different color for their covers.


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:39 pm 
 

I found the more details pics of mine, the 1991 version.


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The content:

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And Starhedge supplement


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:44 am 
 

Yep...I have the later version as well.  I always took it as a parody, a playable parody but a very simple one too.  I planned to mine it for adventure opps or at least use some of the pre made dungeons for other games.  Wasn't there a contest to solve riddles and find a golden dragon statue advertised in this thing?


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:28 am 
 

Dear fellow collectors of obscurities, let me tell you that

Ironhedge fantasy rpg is available on the WWW here:

http://tinyurl.com/6o57ssa

Enjoy :D

  
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