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Post Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 7:36 am 
 

I understand that New Infinities Productions produced the Fantasy Master line of supplements as well as an RPG called Cyborg Commando.

Question: What was Gary Gygax's connection? Did he just endorse the products? Or did he own the company?

How many Fantasy Master items were there? I know of four only:

Town of Baldemar
AEsheba: Greek Africa
The Convert
The Abduction of Good King Despot

Were there any others?
Did New Infinities Productions produce anything other than these item lines?
How long did the company operate for?

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Post Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 7:59 am 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:I understand that New Infinities Productions produced the Fantasy Master line of supplements as well as an RPG called Cyborg Commando.

Question: What was Gary Gygax's connection? Did he just endorse the products? Or did he own the company?

How many Fantasy Master items were there? I know of four only:

Town of Baldemar
AEsheba: Greek Africa
The Convert
The Abduction of Good King Despot

Were there any others?
Did New Infinities Productions produce anything other than these item lines?
How long did the company operate for?

Thanks!


The first four or five David Gemmell novels released in the US are also under the New Infinities imprint.  These used to pop up but now I haven't seen a copy in several years. What was the story on that I wonder?

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Post Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 8:11 am 
 

http://www.afterglow2.com/Product/NewGygax.htm
I believe EGG owned the company, but there are those who can clarify, in particular ExTSR who wrote and co-wrote some of the aforementioned modules.


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Post Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 8:50 am 
 

I think they published most of the Gord The Rogue novels too.

  


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Post Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 9:21 am 
 

TheHistorian wrote:I think they published most of the Gord The Rogue novels too.


Yep.  City of Hawks, Sea of Death, Come Endless Darkness, Dance of Demons, and Night Arrant were all published by NIP.


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Post Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 5:55 pm 
 

There was also the cyborb command novels as well...

Thats all I have on my list of non-tsr stuff though...

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Post Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 6:40 pm 
 

Yes Gary owned part of the company and was also on the board of directors I believe.

The company did produce a number of novels:

Greyhawk by Gary Gygax:
Sea of Death
Night Arrant
City of Hawks
Come Endless Darkness
Dance of Demons

Cyborg Commando by Kim Mohan and Pamela O'Neill:
Planet in Peril
Chase into Space
The Ultimate Prize

The Legends Trilogy by David Gemmell:
Against the Horde
Waylander
The King Beyond the Gate

Tales of the Concordat by Jefferson Swycaffer:
The Empire's Legacy
Voyage of the Planetslayer
Revolt and Rebirth *

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Skraelings by Carl Sherrell
The Last Knight of Albion by Peter Hanratty
The Book of Mordred by Peter Hanratty

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Post Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 6:44 pm 
 

Cyborg Commando had the boxed set and 3 modules released for it too:

Film at Eleven
Operation BiFrost
San Francisco Knight

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Post Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 7:46 pm 
 

There is also some pre-release thing for Cyborg Commando as well.. Frank the best person to ask about this I believe..

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Post Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 7:59 pm 
 

Mars wrote:Cyborg Commando had the boxed set and 3 modules released for it too:

Film at Eleven
Operation BiFrost
San Francisco Knight


Heroic Worlds lists a Project Code CCF-1 as well.

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Post Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 10:42 pm 
 

beasterbrook wrote:There is also some pre-release thing for Cyborg Commando as well.. Frank the best person to ask about this I believe.


I don't recall what the quantity on the limited edition was, but it was printed prior to the box set and was being used to fund the box set and other projects IIRC.  It was issued in a heavy-duty ziplock bag (oversized).

NIPI also published two "Realms of Adventure" newsletters, with columns by EGG, Frank, Don Turnbull, and others.


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Post Posted: Thu May 14, 2009 8:06 am 
 

Mars wrote:Cyborg Commando had the boxed set and 3 modules released for it too:

Film at Eleven
Operation BiFrost
San Francisco Knight


And there is a book called Planet in Peril written by O'Neill and Mohan, edited by New Infinities Productions
2 others were perhaps released: Chase Into Space  and The Ultimate Prize

I am not sure that Project Code CCF-1 was really released. Never see it.

Edit: title corrected, sorry


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Post Posted: Thu May 14, 2009 5:59 pm 
 

lokiwookie wrote:And there is a book called Planet in Peril written by O'Neill and Mohan, edited by New Infinities Productions
2 others were perhaps released: Chase Into Space  and The Ultime Prize

Yes, these three paperbacks were released.  They are not particularly valuable, so they can be found in used bookstores and Amazon.

[edit: Ultime Prize = typo of Ultimate Prize]

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:07 am 
 

Sorry for digging up these ages-old thread, but I happened upon a dealer offering "The Convert" in what probably amounts to a Very Good grade (with a price tag sticker on the front cover) for ca. 17 US$ (offered in Euro). To be honest, I can´t recall seeing any NIP products at all over here. Would you think it being worth the price, taking the grade and the relative rareness (over here) into account ? OTOH, I might even want to read it, so the grade is probably pretty much ok for a reading copy anyways.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:06 am 
 

The Convert routinely sells for around $10.  There are several on eBay at the moment for between $10-$20.  With shipping, you might be looking at around the same price as the one the dealer has.  You could probably get it in better condition for the price on eBay though.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:59 am 
 

Iirc i have an extra copy... If you want we can find a trade rather than a sale... Back to your question, yes it is a common item,  VG conditions are around 10 dollars...
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Post Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:12 pm 
 

Thanks for your replies. I guess I won´t buy it there, then.
aia: I´ll pm you about this, but I don´t think that I own anything of interest that I might trade with you.

  
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