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Post Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:17 am 
 

And 3 more in yet another auction (he had two auctions for 3 sets each), although I just bought 2 from that auction, so now both only have 1 set each. :-)

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:55 pm 
 

I just trod on my copy and broke a corner  :cry:

  

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:19 pm 
 

Gus Landt wrote:And 3 more in yet another auction (he had two auctions for 3 sets each), although I just bought 2 from that auction, so now both only have 1 set each. :-)


I ended up buying 3 copies - 2 from the initial smarmy post and one from a more recent auction.  3 fit into a Flat Rate Box so I figured that would be a good number.

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:18 pm 
 

Mars, I asked about international shipping... and haven't heard back -  I guess they're selling so fast, who's got the time  :lol:

Were you able to connect with the seller before your purchase?

  

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:24 pm 
 

davidc wrote:Were you able to connect with the seller before your purchase?


I didn't get in contact before the auction.  I actually thought that someone here mentioned this seller would ship worldwide but now I think that was for FRPGames and not this seller.  This seller uses a checkout system that then gives an error for shipping to Canada because no such shipping quote is entered.  So the seller then puts one in manually.  He said he would ship them for me but that he normally doesn't do international.

Even after the auction, I was asking about buying 1 more and putting it in the same box, etc and never heard back about that either - his communication is not so good.

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:08 pm 
 

Mars wrote:Even after the auction, I was asking about buying 1 more and putting it in the same box, etc and never heard back about that either - his communication is not so good.

same last time on comms before restocked with current batches

  


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:02 pm 
 

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If I can help out anyone with shipping/forwarding on this UW boxed set to Canada or overseas, please let me know.  I am only too happy to help out my Acaeum brothers and sisters.

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:43 am 
 

Slowly working my way through this, and my god, what a great piece of work.


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 3:54 pm 
 

Well our group is starting the delve into castle Zagyg today  :)

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:05 pm 
 

Jeff, are you guys using the C&C rules, or OD&D rules?  I would like to try running it with the original rules, and am wondering how much re-configuring it would require.  Doesn't seem too daunting a task.


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:18 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:Jeff, are you guys using the C&C rules, or OD&D rules?  I would like to try running it with the original rules, and am wondering how much re-configuring it would require.  Doesn't seem too daunting a task.

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C&C rules.

You could probably convert this one on the fly really.


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:44 am 
 

Finished reading The Mouths of Madness last night.  Bears a certain resemblance to The Keep on the Borderlands, eh?


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:52 pm 
 

Indeed! :D


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:06 pm 
 

Sorry, Allan, you probably already mentioned that in your review, which I'm afraid I haven't read yet.   :D

Almost through the 2nd book, and gotta say it's pretty dry.  

The appendices are interesting and fun to read, though.  I really like the whimsical nature of much of what I've read so far.  Reminds me of how the game felt back when I started playing in the 70s, long before it began taking itself way too seriously.  This is also why I like Tom Wham's illustrations so much; they also capture that sense of humor the game used to have.


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:17 pm 
 

So, does anyone know if TLG pulped their Zagyg product line? Or in Arran L sitting a box loads of surplus Zagyg surplus? Would be awfully useful to know.


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:23 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:So, does anyone know if TLG pulped their Zagyg product line? Or in Arran L sitting a box loads of surplus Zagyg surplus? Would be awfully useful to know.


I'd assume someone has it, but that's just speculation and what I think should have been done.  Course if so it would only pertain to their old stock, I don't see Upper Works having been printed more then the number of boxes they could get.

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:05 pm 
 

One can only assume CZ:UW did not feature in that 'old stock' as it was not offered for sale to clear stock.


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:40 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:One can only assume CZ:UW did not feature in that 'old stock' as it was not offered for sale to clear stock.


I dont think that the print run was likely large enough to matter in the long run. At this point I dont think it will take long for it to start going for more than was paid, at least once we have done with this economic fiasco. 2009, is said to be, a very bad year for the world economy. A terrible time to sell, which means a very good time to buy.

I look at the long run as two years or so past any great economic blows. Time enough for people to recover and start thinking about buying for fun.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:10 pm 
 

My copies of CZ:UW arrived today.  I look forward to reading through it.  But as far as construction goes, the boxes and books must have been printed on the really cheap (which also explains the price).

None of the 3 copies I purchased were shrinkwrapped.  In going through them, one of the bottom box corners was ripped through (although the top is box is fine).  Also, some of the book covers were not cut properly - there is the white edge that should have been cut off, etc.  From their overall construction, I think these will be difficult to keep in excellent shape (if they are used).

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:45 pm 
 

Yet more reason to believe that mint copies of this will be a prized possession in the near future.

I'm currently reading through the 4th book (on the castle proper), and it's quite good.  Book 3 was a disappointment, but you can see the challenges and complexity are building in book 4.  Reading about allusions to the deeper dungeon levels below the store rooms really leaves you wishing we could have seen those as well in future releases.   :(


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