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Dragon 6%       6%  [ 2 ]
Dungeon 8%       8%  [ 3 ]
Polyhedron 0%       0%  [ 0 ]
Dragon + Dungeon 6%       6%  [ 2 ]
Dragon + Poly 0%       0%  [ 0 ]
Dungeon + Poly 3%       3%  [ 1 ]
All 3 19%       19%  [ 7 ]
None of these 3 58%       58%  [ 21 ]
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:30 pm 
 

ashmire13 wrote:Torrents, eh? Gotta love 'em...  :lol:   (until they melt your computer.. :roll: )

Best avoided.
The mallware and spyware writers are always one step ahead of the antivirus houses, and nowhere more so than on torrent. Let's face it, if you can hack the latest software within days of it slipping out of the sofware houses, getting a few lines of code passed Norton and someone's PayPal password off their PC is child's play.
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:32 pm 
 

I know... I got my laptop shafted by a dodgy one and it took a complete wipe to restore it.

Thankfully I'd backed up my system before finding the 'joy' of torrents.. used only very wisely now though and currently still clean.


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:33 pm 
 

The best thing about torrents is to download it, but not actually get the files -- look at just the names of the things it contains. Its like an index of stuff to hunt for in print form. At least, that's how I've used them before.


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:36 pm 
 

serleran wrote:The best thing about torrents is to download it, but not actually get the files -- look at just the names of the things it contains. Its like an index of stuff to hunt for in print form. At least, that's how I've used them before.


Absolutely. Also, I've found the pdf torrents to be fine, it's the music etc that are the buggers!  8O


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:38 pm 
 

The best viruses are the ones that live on your computer and you don't know how long they've been there until you see something unusual on your bank account or PayPal account. Or the ones that flash the bios, sixty seconds that results in you PC going back to manufacturer if it's still under warranty.


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:40 pm 
 

true enough.. thankfully I know mine is clean now and knew the virus was there straight away... joys of having a wife who is a techie   :)


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:46 pm 
 

The best viruses are the ones that live on your computer and you don't know how long they've been there


Naw. The best ones are those which are released by Microsoft under guise of Critical Updates and are downloaded, automatically (by most computer users running Windows) which then destroys your system in some way, like disabling the Installer Service (so you can't remove or update anything) or affecting drivers, like video and, the most annoying of all, the mouse. Those kick so much ass it leaves in fits of madness at how awesome they are.


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:36 pm 
 

TheHistorian wrote:Unless someone shows otherwise, I'll assume that the Special Edition is being counted as 31.

ashmire13 wrote:So is #31 real? Any pics ever been seen?? I'd love to read it, even if not own it.

Had been tempted to post that on April 1st previously but it's probably just as well I didn't!

Yes, it's real, fwiw, and it's not the Special (getting the feeling I said that before ;)). Somewhat in limbo on the index since it's an "official" Imagine in my book thanks to the continuation of the editorial team, despite not being an "official" TSR(UK) publication (hence no Acaeum listing interest). Cannot drop it into "fanzine" automatically as it doesn't look long enough to contain sufficient regular fanzine content so it's sitting uneasily as a non-free "newsletter" at present.


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:54 pm 
 

so is it Imagine, or the editorial team? Kind of a transition between Imagine and GMPubs then?
If its not an official Imagine with no Pelinore, its dropped off my radar..!  :)


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:00 pm 
 

I'm completely lost.

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:08 pm 
 

TheHistorian wrote:I'm completely lost.

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if it exists, seems to be a newsletter and not an Imagine magazine.
I'll stick with what I've got!


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:54 pm 
 

ashmire13 wrote:If its not an official Imagine with no Pelinore, its dropped off my radar..!  :)

Cool: one less bidder. ;)

Just as well no-one's looking to add the SPs to the SR/Dragon run, also. (Hmm... who was number 4, then?)


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:05 pm 
 

ashmire13 wrote:
Phew, that's cool then... I can't find anything about this mysterious Issue #31 anywhere.

I am aware of 1-30 and the Special though.

Torrents, eh? Gotta love 'em...  :lol:   (until they melt your computer.. :roll: )


I've downloaded hundreds of RPG torrents with no virus's....but music downloads are another story. These are notoriously buggy. Generally, on some clients like Demonoid if there has already been tons of downloads the file is ok.

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:41 pm 
 

Working on finishing up My Dragon collection...
Poly and Dungeon are going to be next.


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:43 pm 
 

FYI, Paizo's having a magazine clearance sale, including all of their old "new" stock of Polyhedron issues (going back as far as issue #6 currently). Every issue is $3.

http://paizo.com/store/sale/greatMagazi ... ron3Dollar

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:36 pm 
 

zhowar wrote:FYI, Paizo's having a magazine clearance sale, including all of their old "new" stock of Polyhedron issues (going back as far as issue #6 currently). Every issue is $3.

http://paizo.com/store/sale/greatMagazi ... ron3Dollar


Wow, that's pretty cool - wish that had come up a couple months ago when I was filling in low number issues.  Any idea if these would be complete with mailing covers or not?

  

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:54 am 
 

TheHistorian wrote:
Wow, that's pretty cool - wish that had come up a couple months ago when I was filling in low number issues.  Any idea if these would be complete with mailing covers or not?


I don't think they do.. (but you never know until someone asks them...) and for easy reference these are the poloys that have mailing covers..

1-12 no
13-86 yes
87-100 no
101-143 yes
144-148 no

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:14 am 
 

I'll ask.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:20 am 
 

For Dragon I have the CD-ROM set, along with a fair number of earlier issues, including No. 1. I also have all of the Strategic Reviews.

I do have a complete set of Metagaming's Interplay, and also a complete set of an amateur 'zine called "The Vindicator". My collection of The Space Gamer is also pretty extensive, having all the earlier issues from 2-39 and many later ones as well. Still missing No. 1 in spite of valient efforts on fleaBay to pick one up.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:35 pm 
 

beasterbrook wrote:
I don't think they do.. (but you never know until someone asks them...)


I asked about the individual issues I needed, and they do have the mailing wrappers.  So if that matters to anyone, you should check.  The general answer I got seems to imply that they will have the mailing wrappers, but I'd recommend following up on specific issues.

  
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