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Post Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:51 am 
 

jasonw1239 wrote:Not smack, but an actual UNESCO site in Poland.
Primeval forest that has been untouched after it became a royal hunting preserve in the 15th century.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bialowieza_Forest


One of, if not the last location of wild European bison, as I recall.  Though a fence between Belarus and Poland that runs through the center of the forest has split the herd and means that the future is not so rosy for them.

Edit: and "primeval forest untouched since the 15th century" sounds like the perfect initial plot-hook for a Call of Cthulhu campaign (to get this back on topic ;) )


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:21 am 
 

Hi,

I thought traditional Cthulhu settings had to involve an Antique Shop?
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Post Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:44 am 
 

Antique shop?  Of course not.














It can also be a library. :lol:


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Post Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:30 pm 
 

I recommend checking out John Wick's Curse of the Yellow Sign .pdf adventures for some non research/library/antique shop CoC. Act 1 and 2 are now out (both are single shot adventures). I have only purchased Act 1 so far, but I plan on getting the second one also. Very good if you like playing nazis in the jungle.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:55 am 
 

Chaosium currently has a 30% off sale through their online store.
Typically these sales only last 2-3 days.

http://catalog.chaosium.com/


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:47 pm 
 

jasonw1239 wrote:Chaosium currently has a 30% off sale through their online store.
Typically these sales only last 2-3 days.

http://catalog.chaosium.com/


I was impressed by some of the discounts there.  Chaosium is on their game at the moment.

Congragulations of Mysteries of Sudan, Jason.  Nice work.

How important was Winston Churchill's The River War as a source?


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:58 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:
I was impressed by some of the discounts there.  Chaosium is on their game at the moment.

Congragulations of Mysteries of Sudan, Jason.  Nice work.

How important was Winston Churchill's The River War as a source?

Churchill's book filled in some details but the gems that I found during research were:
Egyptian Soudan Its Loss and Recovery by Henry S.L. Alford and W. Dennistoun Sword (love the name)
and
Prisoners of the Mahdi by Byron Farwell

Edit: I also got my hands on a Stanford University Cultural Anthropology monograph about the southern Sudan Dinka tribes written by a native of that region.


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:13 pm 
 

Um.  Wow:



Courting Madness @ $511 @  
** expired eBay auction **




Tales of Terror (pre-Pagan) @ $406 @  
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Stark Raving Made @ $306 @  
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Killer Crosshairs @ $123.50 @  
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Trail of the Loathsome Slime @ $107.50 @  
** expired eBay auction **




Well, I don't feel too bad about my $250-ish bids for CM and ToT being blown out of the water now ;)



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Post Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:29 pm 
 

grodog wrote:Um.  Wow:

Was interesting to see, considering how cheaply some of the TUOs went. Possibly my fault for nudging those along early... ;)


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Post Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:05 am 
 

wow summed it up for me when I saw where they ended..
Was a high quality collection..

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:41 am 
 

grodog wrote:Um.  Wow:


Trail of the Loathsome Slime @ $107.50 @  
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I never get this....there are copies on ebay right now for $80 and $60.....people need to pull their head out before they drop $100 on something that is available in an ebay store for half that....



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Badmike wrote:
I never get this....there are copies on ebay right now for $80 and $60.....people need to pull their head out before they drop $100 on something that is available in an ebay store for half that....

Mike B.


And those prices are high as well.  I've picked up a couple copies recently in the $15-40 range.

Others that I felt were too high:

UO 8/9 @ $52 - cheaper on amazon
Grimrock Isle @ $42 - still available from Triad for $18

Obviously the really limited stuff is unpredictable, but I thought most of the rest went for around what I expected.


This collection aside, it seems like there has been a lot of good CoC stuff available recently.  Is this an anomaly?

  

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:37 pm 
 

As posted by Pookie on the Yog-Sothoth forums.
An article titled Behind the Masks of Nyarlathotep: Larry DiTillio.

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:17 pm 
 

A Weapons Compendium just sold for $105:  
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Post Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:40 am 
 

grodog wrote:A Weapons Compendium just sold for $105:  
** expired eBay auction **




Although I have not been tracking these, when they have come up for auction over the last few years they have all fetched a decent price.



At one point I believe that Scott Glancy had inquired if John Crowe was willing to reissue the book. If I recall correctly he wanted to rework much of the content and artwork so at the moment the project is either on hold or very low priority.



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