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Post Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:33 pm 
 

I have got a copy of TLG's The Crusader issue 1 that looks like it was printed on a laser colour copier or inkjet printer. Was this the quality of TLG's output in 2005 or is it likely that I have a reproduction/fake?


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:48 pm 
 

#1 does look like that's what they used.
As for price, I bought mine with an envelope for $25 (not original date of release, but was from original owner)
#1 is also not available as a PDF from the Troll Lords, nor reprinted.

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:06 pm 
 

Yes, my copy looks like that as well.

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:50 pm 
 

The first issue is the "least professional" of them, as it was a new thing for them to try. There aren't a whole lot of them around, in fact.


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:44 pm 
 

suppose I better put it on the want list.. haven't even started Crusader mags yet...

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:56 pm 
 

It is surprisingly difficult to find #1.

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:00 pm 
 

Yep, almost the hardest thing TLG has made to find (though not most valuable, in my estimation.) But the cover artwork is not. Hehe. There is a greeting card that uses it.


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:22 pm 
 

Pfft... I recon this will be a walk in the park considering some of the stuff on my want list;)

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:29 pm 
 

I know exactly what you're talking about. Well, maybe not exactly... but the general feeling. :) Good luck. Took me almost 4 years to find one.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:53 am 
 

Well that's a relief to hear.
As regards the PDF, I'm pretty sure it was available as a PDF at one point. I think I bought it when it first came out at RPGNow.com.
Now for a stranger enquiry...
Have TLG ever released any of their products on CD?


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:10 am 
 

Yes. A few. I think 4 or 5 of them. The Fantastic Adventure, The Malady of Kings, A Lion in the Ropes, and something something. It was a novel idea at the time, but did not perform well. Finding all of them is quite a challenge.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:16 am 
 

serleran wrote:Yes. A few. I think 4 or 5 of them. The Fantastic Adventure, The Malady of Kings, A Lion in the Ropes, and something something. It was a novel idea at the time, but did not perform well. Finding all of them is quite a challenge.

So this is legit' as well. I have a CD still sealed within a white cardboard sleeve with Mortality of Green and something else on it. Cover price $10. A nice find.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:22 am 
 

The "something else" should be The After Winter Dark Campaign (the pre-Codex of Erde release) and possibly the Map of Erde which would be the campaign setting for nearly everything TLG has ever produced -- its like their World of Greyhawk mixed with a dash of Warhammer.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:41 am 
 

TLG 2101 CD-ROM
The Mortality of Green & The After Winter Dark Fantasy Campaign Setting
Includes the full color map of The World of Erde, After Winter Dark

Yep. That's what I've got. So is there anything on this CD that can't be bought in PDF online? Sounds like that may be the case.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:22 am 
 

No, there is nothing on it that could not have been bought in another format. Both the After Winter Dark (I think this might be the first non-dice product they produced) and the Map were both in print format and even made available online as free giveaways at one point and may even still be. The adventure was available as a purchasable pdf before the d20 license was pulled by Wizards. The After Winter Dark document became with many additions, the Codex of Erde and then became, in part, the After Winter Dark Folio for C&C.

Mortality of Green has an interesting history with the Trolls -- its one of the few that has been in every incarnation. It started in published form as an adventure for the "Swords and Sorcery" game system which was basically a generic AD&D-like game, pre-OGL; if one looks at it, there are some striking similarities to C&C. Then, it turned into a d20 product, and finally, into a C&C product. I can only think of one other (aside from the campaign setting) that this has happened to, and that is The Fantastic Adventure.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:00 pm 
 

I just posted my Crusaders in the classifieds. Issues #1 thru 7. Looking for offers as ebay has been killing me with fees.
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Post Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:45 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:59 pm 
 

zanarchist wrote:I just posted my Crusaders in the classifieds. Issues #1 thru 7. Looking for offers as ebay has been killing me with fees.
Thanks,
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zanarchist wrote:I just posted my Crusaders in the classifieds. Issues #1 thru 7. Looking for offers as ebay has been killing me with fees.
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I accepted an offer on these already so their gone.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:00 pm 
 

zanarchist wrote:
I accepted an offer on these already so their gone.


Not even ONE day did you wait?

WOW... musta been one heck of an offer dude.


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