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Post Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:47 am 
 

serleran wrote:Ooooo!! *drool*


I don't really know much about Earthdawn.  It is a good system/setting?


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:48 am 
 

Earthdawn, like most stuff released by FASA at the time, is innovative. The system is a sort of precursor to Alternity, in that it uses a die step mechanic (the actual resolution is a bit different) and has a very strong "feel" of AD&D, to the point where many who play both ask why they play both, and just incorporate them together. It has a mixture of skills and "classes" (really - archetypes, like Shadowrun uses), and a wealth of options for playable races, like T'skrang (I think I spelled that right) who are lizardmen, Obsidimen (rock-like humanoids), trolls, and the traditional fantasy races as well.

As a setting, it is high magic (anyone can cast spells if they want to learn them) and the world has things like flying ships ran by trolls, but it works because it is that very nature that causes the world to be full of advanture and threat: the Horrors, who are drawn by, and only exist because of, the magical nature of the world. There is a lot of "history" to the world, and everything seems to make sense... rather than "its just that way." If you don't like that sort of adventuring, its easy to play it political, or military, or whatever other way: for example, you cna simply combine politics and war together and brew an adventure to overthrow the Theran Empire by joining one of a few "resistance movements."

I'd suggest trying the system out, at least, and seeing it for yourself. There are some terms and mechanics that need to get used to, but that's because its "not AD&D." :)


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:07 am 
 

http://www.edpt.org/index.php?POSTNUKES ... b072d666e7

A good fan based site for Earthdawn.

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:22 am 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:DCC 12.5, GenCon version:

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Its not the very limited GenCon version; its the after GenCon limited mass reprinted version.

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:25 am 
 

Mars wrote:Its not the very limited GenCon version; its the after GenCon limited mass reprinted version.

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:01 pm 
 

Thanks guys - I will check it out.  Not fazed by system differences - am of the opinion that detailed and imaginative world and background trump system (in most situations), so sounds v. interesting.  :D


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:00 pm 
 

- :oops:[/quote]
1e less-limited-edition still selling $50-100 earlier in year + none recent?? worth having

  

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:57 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:http://www.edpt.org/index.php?POSTNUKES ... b072d666e7

A good fan based site for Earthdawn.

ShaneG.


Shane thanks for the link.

I think alot of the comments around Role Playing vs WoW are definitely worth a read ....  

http://www.edpt.org/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=640&POSTNUKESID=09ab4c873957a8a1844441b072d666e7


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:35 pm 
 

Very rare Beasts, Men & Gods in a lot. US only and seller doesn't want to ship internationaly



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Post Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:51 pm 
 

lokiwookie wrote:Very rare Beasts, Men & Gods in a lot. US only and seller doesn't want to ship internationaly


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Wow though that book looks definitively rogered!

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:07 am 
 

That is one of my all-time favorite books.


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:21 am 
 

The Shire for MERP still fairly cheap.  Only 10 hrs. left:




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Post Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:30 am 
 

Not familiar with MERP stuff.  What does it normally go for?

(I think my FLGS still has some shrinked MERP stuff in their non-WotC RPG section.  I doubt it's anything rare, but I can check what they have and prices the next time I'm down that way.  If it turns out there's anything anyone wants, I'd be more than willing to ship it out to them. ;) )

  

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:40 am 
 

I have seen some of the second edition MERP stuff top out at over $100.  But they seem to have dropped off in price over the last year so it may not go quite that high.  I would be surprised if it didn't go for at least $70....after all it does contain the maps.

If your FRP store has MERP stuff in shrink and you can pick it up for around $10 apiece you would be crazy not too.


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:44 am 
 

Goat, I'd love to get a list of what they have. I'm chasing down 20 or so items to finish the collection.


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 2:23 pm 
 

Far less MERP stuff than I recalled. :(

In fact, far less Iron Crown stuff altogether.  There's a large chunk missing in their shelves, so I'm thinking they cleared out a bunch of stuff that wasn't moving at the prices they were originally asking.  (There were two late-90s Spell Law books for $3.  However, they both have giant clearance stickers on the front of them. :cry: )

All I did find were two shrinked copies of the MERP Acessory Pack that would, after tax, come to about $21.60 (CAD).

The local second hand bookstore didn't have anything either, but I did find a fair amount of Rolemaster stuff in their piles.  (I'd say 3rd ed., from what I can tell.)  I may go back later and see if I can take a few pictures (they won't notice, since all the RPG stuff is in the back room), and people can let me know a) if it's worth what they're asking (they have no idea what any of this stuff is worth, so it either gets priced really cheap or really expensive for what it is) and more importantly b) if they want it. :)


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:01 pm 
 

Pricing MERP is relatively straightforward - as a lot comes up on ebay, so some completed searches over a period of time plus an excel spread will do the job.  Most the print runs were reasonable, so there are no ultra-rares equivalent to an ST1 (that I know of anyway  :D ).  The thing about MERP is that the quality and content of the campaign materials is so incredible that they are worth just reading if you are a tolkien fan.

There is an online move to keep the settings going and design new ones, so there is a list or two and some websites where you can see or create new mods.  The quality varies, but they try and keep it as high as the original stuff.

I think Decipher (who got the licence to do Middle Earth RPGs after ICE) are no longer producing materials.  Not sure if anyone else is planning to do so... any else here know??


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:49 pm 
 

Very large Traveller lot here:




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With the last copy of Digest Group's 101 Robots going for over $100 and the last two copies (that I noticed) of Grand Census and Grand Survey going for over $50 apiece this lot is definitely worth a look.  It also has a couple of the Paranoia Press items and the rarer GDW books Merchant Prince and Robots.


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