The Quest by David Emigh
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Post Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 5:39 pm 
 

Picked this up in an auction the other day because I though it looked interesting.



64 pages, copyright 1984 by Icarus Games.



Was curious if anyone knew anything about it.  I asked in the chat the other night, but the few people who were left by the time I showed up hadn't heard of it.



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** expired eBay auction **




I can provide more info once it finally arrives.  :)



Edit: Dave Emigh appears to have done some work for Judges Guild at some point. He's credited with Tower of Ulission and Sword of Hope.  



He's also co-credited with GDW's Traveller adventure Prison Planet. I may have that one...

  


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:10 am 
 

I have a copy (which is why I didn't raise my bid :D ), and it's an interesting book:  more of a Joseph-Campbell-like book about the mythic structure of quests, and how to apply that to D&D.  I haven't had a chance to read it yet, though, so that's the best summary I can provide at this point.


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:44 am 
 

Joseph Campbell-style book about the mythic structure of quests and how to apply them to D&D, eh?  Sounds about like what I was hoping for from the back cover then.

...and I didn't even notice that you were the original bidder. I feel less bad knowing you already have a copy though. ;)

About the only thing I noticed in the bidding list was that waynes_world_of_books tried once again to snipe within the last 5-6 seconds.  I'm really beginning to hate that guy. :roll:

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 1:10 am 
 

I thought about putting in a token bid as well but I have one already too.  They typically sell for between $5 and $15 so its not really a big ticket item but its not that bad of a book.  I seem to think that it has some basic plot lines that you can expand on as well but they are pretty typical quest ones.

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 1:56 am 
 

http://www.afterglow2.com/Product/Icarus.htm
I've not filled out the description yet, but it's a fairly good read if you're a DM.


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:33 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:http://www.afterglow2.com/Product/Icarus.htm
I've not filled out the description yet, but it's a fairly good read if you're a DM.


Any updates coming for the site :)

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:45 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:Any updates coming for the site :)


I am pretty sure Ian has lots to add.  I'd send you some more stuff but I can't remember which stuff I have sent you already.

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:09 am 
 

Life is very busy ATM. Wish I could be buying more stuff on eBay 'cos I seem to have missed a lot of things I'd have liked for my collection. Yes, there will be a big update at some point, but at the moment I haven't pencilled it in for any time in particular.

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 2:38 am 
 

I'm fairly certain I saw The Quest for sale online from a third party site.  I believe they had multiple copies and the price was in the $5 to $7 range.


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:19 pm 
 

I loving raising threads from the dead!  :)


I tracked down the back stock of this book, and received my copy today.  Staple rust, and light shelf wear from being moved around for over 25 years, but complete, tight, and clean.  It looks pretty interesting!

If anyone else is interested in a copy, please PM me for details and I will point you at the store that has them.  I have no financial stake in this; I simply told the store I'd point more collectors at them once my copy was in hand.

I'm holding the information instead of posting it, solely to help make sure that anyone who wants a copy can get one, and no one tries to scoop them all up (and if that favors regulars over lurkers, so be it).  But the estimate of a few dozen remaining means that is probably not necessary anyway.  *shrug*

The price was right - $12 plus shipping.


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:36 pm 
 

If you are in Canada, Sentry Box (www.sentrybox) still has a copy listed (although sometimes their catalog isn't up to date) for $9.75 - its under the Games / Excalibur section.  I think I bought 3 from here in the past and all were in good shape - no staple rust, etc.  Would probably ship within Canada for $3.

Sentry Box in Calgary, Alberta is a great store (one that I hope to visit in person someday).  I have spent over $2K there over the years and they keep finding interesting stuff in their storage.

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:51 pm 
 

Nice little book. At $12 a copy, I'd sit on the stock and leak them onto eBay over time. Well worth $20 and reletively rare for those who can't track it down.


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:27 pm 
 

Mars wrote:If you are in Canada, Sentry Box (www.sentrybox) still has a copy listed (although sometimes their catalog isn't up to date) for $9.75 - its under the Games / Excalibur section.

Sentry Box in Calgary, Alberta is a great store (one that I hope to visit in person someday).  I have spent over $2K there over the years and they keep finding interesting stuff in their storage.


Yes, that would indeed be cheaper for someone in Canada.

And Sentry Box is quite cool - I stumbled across a goodie in their catalog last week... on its way to me now!


mbassoc2003 wrote:Nice little book. At $12 a copy, I'd sit on the stock and leak them onto eBay over time. Well worth $20 and reletively rare for those who can't track it down.


*shrug*  If I find one cool thing that I can flip right away, I'll do it, but sitting on a pile of books for a while doesn't thrill me.  I don't have enough room to store the ones I want to keep!  Instead, I'll make a few people here happy.


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:58 pm 
 

TheHistorian wrote:*shrug*  If I find one cool thing that I can flip right away, I'll do it, but sitting on a pile of books for a while doesn't thrill me.
I don't have enough room to store the ones I want to keep!
Instead, I'll make a few people here happy.



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Post Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:30 pm 
 

This old post on Jeff's Gameblog is about this book and is pretty interesting:

http://jrients.blogspot.com/2005/10/sha ... art-2.html

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