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Post Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 8:50 pm 
 

Picked up a copy of RUS last week, looked through it and was mightly disappointed. Does anyone remember what the last one of these sold for? I can't find anything online. Looks like the last one NK had was in 2006

  

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Post Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 10:11 pm 
 

It probably has a sale value of around $20-$25 if its in good shape.

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Post Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 10:31 pm 
 

JasonZavoda wrote:Picked up a copy of RUS last week, looked through it and was mightly disappointed. Does anyone remember what the last one of these sold for? I can't find anything online. Looks like the last one NK had was in 2006


I purchased a copy for 99 cents about a year ago... more or less.
It arrived here and I was not too surprised that it was water damaged throughout with inactive mold on many pages.
I sent it to the UK (heavily wrapped inside seran wrap) along with another item for an Acaeum Member.
He was planning to dismantle it and create a PDF of it.
He has not finished yet. 8)
But I am sure he will eventually.
I am not in a hurry.... :)

I read it before sending it and I was not that dissapointed (Well aside from the Mold....).
IIRC: it did seem to have a lot of information about various regions (and the people of the regions) with a lot of folklore that I had not seen before as well.
In that respect I found it quite interesting actually.
But it has been a long while, so my memory may be quite foggy there.


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Post Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 10:35 pm 
 

Gnat the Beggar wrote:
I purchased a copy for 99 cents about 2 years ago... perhaps less than that.
It arrived and I was not too surprised that it was water damaged throughout with inactive mold on many pages.
I sent it to the UK (heavily wrapped inside seran wrap) along with another item for an Acaeum Member.
He was planning to dismantle it and create a PDF of it.
He has not finished yet. 8)
But I am sure he will eventually.
I am not in a hurry.... :)

I read it before sending it on to another and I was not that disspointed really (Well aside from the Mold....).
IIRC: it did seem to have a lot of Historic information about various regions, with a lot of folklore I had not read before as well.


I guess it depends on your background. All my ancestors are from that neck of the woods and I have better historical and folklore about eastern europe and the northern urals on my bookshelf already. The artwork was fairly abysmal and the rule system was pretty blaahh.

  

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Post Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 10:42 pm 
 

Yep, that makes a lot of sense.
You had a lot more background information to start from than I did.
In that regard it held my interest more as something new and interesting to read.
Which is a large part of why I love this hobby. 8)

Also, as I recall the rules were pretty hard to use.
As a game not sure it would take off, and in fact it didn't.


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Post Posted: Tue May 18, 2010 3:58 am 
 

What Mars says.
The supplements are far harder to get than the core rule book. It's one for collectors and/or completists. As a set of rules, or even a source of contextual information it's not much good.


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Post Posted: Tue May 18, 2010 7:05 am 
 

JasonZavoda wrote: All my ancestors are from that neck of the woods and I have better historical and folklore about eastern europe and the northern urals on my bookshelf already.


Did you ever see the D&D-style Slavic Mythos write-up that was on the web in the late 90s? I forget the author's name, but he was a moderator for the usenet newsgroup rec.games.frp.dnd. A brief quote:

"The Slavic Mythos

Greater Gods

Mid-Level Gods
Important Holidays

Svarog

Title: Once Lord of the Universe
Also Known As: The Bright One
Symbol: Clouds cleaved by lightning
Color: Sky Blue

Svarog is the personification of the sky, forger of the world. Once
Svarog split the clouds with arrows of lightning and lit the torch of
the sun. He would smite the demons of shadow with his mighty blade."

  
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