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Post Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:53 pm 
 

I'm looking for some information about Iron Crown Quarterly, which was a newspaper-style publication by ICE from around 1988 through the early 1990s, I think.

Do any of you have that in your collections?

Primarily, I'm trying to find out how many issues there were, what dates they were from, and what their issue numbers are.

Be warned however: They had some fun with the issue numbers, so that's not necessarily a good way to determine how early/late an issue is. You'll need to look for a season and year somewhere on it.

I already have information up through the March 1990 issue, so I'm looking for info from beyond that. (I know there are some issues from beyond that.)

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 5:05 pm 
 

there were 10 single issues and then the last issue which they called 11/12

  

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 5:46 pm 
 

Do you have any of issues 8, 9, 10, or 11/12 in your collection?

I'd potentially be interested in buying them (any/all, not just 8-12), if available. Otherwise, I'd love to see scans of the title/date/issue areas for historical purposes.

  


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:58 pm 
 

I have 9 of these in my collection. I have tried to research them too from time to time, but see that discussions have come to a dead end on some of the other forums. Mine are:

Vol 1 No. 3                     "January / February 1989"
Vol 1 No. 4                     "April Fools Day"
Vol 1 No. 5                     "Back to School" Fall 1989
Vol II, No. 6            "What-a-Turkey" Issue, Holiday Season, 1989

Vol 12, No. 7,           "Ides of March" Issue, March 15 1990
Vol XXVII, No. 8      Summer Beach Issue, June 1990
Vol 1 No. 9                     "Extree-Fun Convention Issue", Fall 1990
Vol 1 No. 10            Oktoberfest Issue, Autumn 1990

Vol 1 No. 11            Resolutions Issue, January Something 1991

No. 11, does say "Special Double Issue IQ 11/12 on the back"

Assuming I am missing No.s 1 and 2, this would suggest there are 11 of them

  

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:45 am 
 

That's fantastic, thanks!

Does any part of issue 11/12 indicate that it's the farewell issue? Maybe something in the note from the editor section?

  


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:20 pm 
 

yes i do have them all in my collection, but no i am not selling. i did not pick up duplicates at the time. by the way there were 15 issues of grey worlds in one incarnation and three issues in the other.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:53 pm 
 

Afraid of the Dark wrote:That's fantastic, thanks!

Does any part of issue 11/12 indicate that it's the farewell issue? Maybe something in the note from the editor section?


There does not seem to be anything to indicate it was a farewell issue. In fact, there is a boxed ad asking people to subscribe. You'd have to get in touch with someone who was working on it to find out what happened.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:09 am 
 

stratochamp wrote:yes i do have them all in my collection, but no i am not selling. i did not pick up duplicates at the time. by the way there were 15 issues of grey worlds in one incarnation and three issues in the other.

Grey Worlds is different from Iron Crown Quarterly.

Did you mean to say Iron Crown Quarterly? That is, do you have evidence that Iron Crown Quarterly had 15 issues.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:14 am 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:
There does not seem to be anything to indicate it was a farewell issue. In fact, there is a boxed ad asking people to subscribe.

Cool, thanks for the info.

You'd have to get in touch with someone who was working on it to find out what happened.

I spoke with Terry Amthor (editor of the magazine), but he didn't remember very much about it. I may ping some of the other old ICE folks.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:51 am 
 

Afraid of the Dark wrote:Grey Worlds is different from Iron Crown Quarterly.

Did you mean to say Iron Crown Quarterly? That is, do you have evidence that Iron Crown Quarterly had 15 issues.


I believe he is saying there were 15 Grey Worlds, in its initial release, and then, a 2nd release that had 3 issues -- he is not saying GW is the same as ICQ.


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:58 pm 
 

serleran wrote:
I believe he is saying there were 15 Grey Worlds, in its initial release, and then, a 2nd release that had 3 issues -- he is not saying GW is the same as ICQ.

Yeah, I follow that, but since my questions were only about ICQ, I figured he got his wires crossed.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:26 pm 
 

serleran was (of course !) correct. since you were interested and asking questions about one ice publication i thought you might be interested in another.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:04 am 
 

Recalling this discussion, I decided to put the ICQs up on the Acaeum Wiki:

http://wiki.acaeum.com/wiki/Category:Ir ... _Quarterly

I am missing number one, so if anyone wants to either put it up there or here, I can complete the file.

I will write descriptions for them in due course - mainly to point out the interesting features of each issue. They are mostly filled with product reviews and advertisements (and a lot of jokes), but each has one or two good resources (scenarios, adventures, rule discussions etc) for various ICE games including MERP and Rolemaster.

  
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