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Post Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:22 am 
 

Alexander1968 wrote:I'm speechless  8O  8O  8O  No shoes? What the hell?  8O  8O  8O  Just in the case somebody thought I'm boasting about my business acumen, I hasten to add that I made mistakes in all these years (I opended the store in 1997) and some of them were quite painful. But I must add that I learned from my mistakes and survived - no mean thing here  :D  :wink:


I think all of us have made various mistakes....but hopefully walking around our retail establishment with bare fat feet wasn't one of them....!

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:10 pm 
 

Anyone who is interested in collecting Troll Lord Games' line of D20 modules should go to their website at www.trolllord.com.

They have a special running on their D20 items...particularly those designated as the World of Erde modules...which they are converting over to the Castles and Crusades format.

I got a nice shipment from Stephen Chenault, with modules priced as low as $1...including Rob Kuntz's module, Dark Druids.

The shipping is dirt cheap as well.

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:32 pm 
 

The game store I mentioned that was closed on Saturday was an absolute hoot.  He may have been the worst game store owner I have ever encountered in my life.


That was a pretty funny story.. but cut the guy some slack.. after all he made you a lot wealthier from the sounds of it.

This story sort of reminds me of that movie.. You've Got Mail with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. The movie makes out the new big book store as the bad guy on the block, beating up on mom and pop stores. But if you actually think about it.. look at how Ryan ran her store. She deserved to go out of business. She had like 5 employees on the clock all the time! 5 employees to sell maybe 5 or 10 books a day? That could only make sense in Hollywood.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:38 pm 
 

During the comic boom of the early 90's, comic book stores popped up like flies on a fresh corpse.  Nearly everyone that already sold baseball cards also started selling comics, and dozens of mom and pops sprung up.  I live in a suburban area between Dallas and Fort Worth; no less than TEN shops took up business in this small area that can barely support one or two.


I was never into comics.. but this seems strange. Do you know what was driving the interest in comics.. do you know why the bubble burst? Was it just competition from the net like with sports cards? Seems like an interesting dissertation topic :)

  


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:50 pm 
 

Sea-to-sky-games wrote:
I was never into comics.. but this seems strange. Do you know what was driving the interest in comics.. do you know why the bubble burst? Was it just competition from the net like with sports cards? Seems like an interesting dissertation topic :)

Comics has something of a revolution in the early 90s.  I'm not an expert on the subject, but I think it was due in part to computer-generated artwork, and new publishers.  This was the period in which Superman "died", as well.  (I mostly collected Thor.)

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:32 am 
 

Sea-to-sky-games wrote:
This story sort of reminds me of that movie.. You've Got Mail with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. The movie makes out the new big book store as the bad guy on the block, beating up on mom and pop stores. But if you actually think about it.. look at how Ryan ran her store. She deserved to go out of business. She had like 5 employees on the clock all the time! 5 employees to sell maybe 5 or 10 books a day? That could only make sense in Hollywood.


Work in a bookshop - like the idea!
Work in a bookshop run by Meg Ryan - mmm getting better
Work in a bookshop run by Meg Ryan- with NO customers - now we're cooking :lol:


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:50 am 
 

I got a D20 module the other day, off of Ebay, that might be a collectors item one day.

It is The Eldest Son, part of the Dark Heaven Legends game line by Reaper Miniatures.  

It was Reaper's first and only (I think) attempt at a module to directly support their miniatures line.  It is actually not bad, and the interior and cover art are very good (as one might expect).

Since there was only one in the line (the second, Vicious Circle, was cancelled), it seems like the sort of collecting trivia that might be popular in two decades.


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:54 pm 
 

Hi:

I wrote a review of the Freeport line from Green Ronin over on another thread.

Here is the link to it:

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 3:19 pm 
 

I'm looking for a copy of the Rappan Athuk Reloaded boxed set in NM condition. Anyone got a spare?


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 6:25 pm 
 

YetAnotherNameChange:) wrote:I'm looking for a copy of the Rappan Athuk Reloaded boxed set in NM condition. Anyone got a spare?


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 6:28 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:Even more frightening than X's evil Erol Otus Drow bitch....

She was just misunderstood.

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:09 am 
 

There has been a discussion on a related thread about which publication was the first D20 publication.



There have been several put forward as the first.  I got a copy of the module in this listing for free at Gen Con 2001:




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It is a Diomin module, Into the Darkness.



Anyone have a recollection of which item was really first?


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:12 pm 
 

http://mail.wavecable.com/Session/15170 ... Hello.wssp

OK...not technically a D20 product.  It is for Castles and Crusades, but I think this belongs in the OGL/D20 camp.

Not a bad price so far.

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:05 am 
 


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An outstanding buy for Lost City of Gaxmoor.  14 hours left.



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Post Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:11 am 
 


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The Worlds Largest Dungeon - currently at $26 plus $10 shipping.  Seller says all 16 maps are present.


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:14 am 
 


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The Gryphon's Legacy - $1.99 plus $3.00 shipping.


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:08 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... :B:SS:US:1



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Post Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:17 am 
 

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How is this series coming along? Are the proposed continuations (three more books, if I'm not mistaken) still going to be printed?



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