Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I Love Packages

Look at what I just got in the mail today:



This is in addition to the latest installments in Paizo's Planet Stories line, which arrived on Monday. Looks like I have some reading ahead of me!

22 comments:

  1. those Moon Design RQ reprints are outstanding. I haven't seen the Cults one, but both Borderlands and the Pavis/Big Rubble book cram in lots of little bits that didn't make it into the originals.

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  2. Is that a bear with a pumpkin head?

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  3. @moonlapse -- sort of (wrt to added detail); Rick "filled out" each of the reprint books with additional material from other pre-published sources. So, while the Pavis/Big Rubble and Borderlands books have bits in them that weren't in the original boxed sets, those bits are not entirely new: they're reprinted from other sources.

    @Paul -- but of course; that's the dreaded jack-o-bear. And in case you take it too lightly because you're snorking at how ridiculous that is, don't get too close to one because it'll rip your head off. The Gloranthan bestiary is rife with this kind of "humour" and, oddly, represents one of the ostensible barriers to entry that people often complain about ("how can I take the background seriously with all those Ducks wandering around?")

    @James -- I writhe with envy. My white box has not yet appeared. As a palliative I will have go home and direct my gaze at my hc Moon Design reprint set... ::grindgrindgrind::

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  4. I've been interesting in looking into RQ. Where did you find those books? (checked my usual, mundane sources to no avail)

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  5. OK fess up where did you get those Moon Design reprints? I been looking around for them and had no luck.

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  6. @Rob and @Zach You can contact Rick Meints care of Moon Design the current publisher for HeroQuest. He may or may not have some copies of these reprint books in stock.

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  7. Nah, I didn't mean "new" as in "there, we fixed it for you," or some Griffin Island kind of thing. I just meant the collected tidbits from Runequest Companion, Wyrms Footprints, or whatever.

    Even if you don't play Heroquest, the Sartar book is also amazing.

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  8. Color me green with envy. I already have two of the Moon Design books, but I really have to get my hands the Cults Compendium.

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  9. If your WB arrived today, mine can't be far behind.

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  10. Wow...
    I'd love to have those Moon Design compilations. I've been considering taking the (insanely expensive) plunge over the last few months. Thanks for giving me envy to fuel my poor financial decision.

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  11. I'm still waiting on my WB.

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  12. Noble Knight sometimes has copies of the Moon Design reprints. That's where I picked up a copy of Borderlands & Beyond.

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  13. Oh! Please PLEASE tell me how the new Griffin Mountain looks! That was one of my favorite of the old Chaosium RQ supplements, and a review would make my day (or month)!

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  14. Still waiting on my Whitebox as well. Did shipping confirmations go out? I didn't get one. :(

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  15. I LOVE those RQ reprints. I am anxiously awaiting my white box.

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  16. @ Jay- I didn't get one either.

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  17. Excellent haul there, esp. the three Runequest reprints from Moon Design. Those are solid books (gaming and literally speaking!)

    I still think one of the better intros to Glorantha is the excellent King of Dragon Pass computer game by A-Sharp. Sells pretty cheap ($20USD) and doesn't require much at all computer wise. It's only fault is lack of multiplayer but guiding your tribe of barbarians over the years is fun enough. Good printed manual too with a good overview of the setting.
    http://a-sharp.com/kodp/

    There's also a free demo to try it out.

    Finally, the excellent and free Heroquest Voices PDF. Really highlights the multiple reality/mythical nature of Glorthantha.
    http://glorantha.com/products/3001.html

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  18. I have a handful of each the three Moon Design reprints James got (Griffin Mountain, Cult Compendium, and Borderlands) and am willing to sell them for $30 each, which includes priority mail shipping in the US. My email is rmeints@gmail.com

    Each book has a lot of new art, plus many additional bits and pieces from related publications, and even a few previously unpublished bits.

    Hope that helps,
    Rick

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  19. I am totally happy with my Moon Design reprints, and wish you great joy with them. WISH I could find a RQ2 / Prax campaign in my area!

    But you don't have the Pavis / Big Rubble volume in the photo. Hope you already have that one.

    And I've played King of Dragon Pass more times than I'd care to say. Even though those wimpy tribes don't ride bisons... ;)

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  20. Even if you don't play Heroquest, the Sartar book is also amazing.

    Really? Well, I'll probably hold off for now, since the odds of my playing RQ anytime soon are slim and I've been rather turned off the more recent Glorantha stuff overall.

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  21. WISH I could find a RQ2 / Prax campaign in my area!

    Well, if you were in the Toronto area, I might be able to offer you one :) Assuming nothing changes, I plan to start a RQ2 Prax campaign sometime after Dwimmermount stops or goes on hiatus. I have no clue when that might be, as it's still going very strong, but I'm very smitten with RQ these days and plan to run it as soon as I am able.

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