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by Dristram
Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:38 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Something strange....
Replies: 17
Views: 1277

It was reported on Fox News earlier today and blamed on Russian debris.
by Dristram
Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:08 am
Forum: Out of Print
Topic: Prices on CZ:UW starting to get out of hand.
Replies: 86
Views: 31835

Buttmonkey wrote: There's a new shrink-wrapped copy up on eBay today. The current bid is only $24.99. There are 4 days to go on the auction, though. Here's a link if you're interested (excuse me while I run home to caress my extra shrink-wrapped copy while reading my "for-play" copy): http://cgi.eb...
by Dristram
Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: Out of Print
Topic: Prices on CZ:UW starting to get out of hand.
Replies: 86
Views: 31835

moriarty777 wrote: Well, what are your price limits? Since it's not something I need for a game I'm currently running, money is tight, my wife and I agreed to curb our extra spending until things more stable, plus we're looking to buy a house, my wife is okay with me buying this if I can find it fo...
by Dristram
Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: Out of Print
Topic: Prices on CZ:UW starting to get out of hand.
Replies: 86
Views: 31835

Omote wrote: For a fact, as of 5:30pm EST today the gamestore has one more copy of Upper Works in stock today. www.warzonematrix.com Man, I should start charging this guy comission. -O Yes you should! I just called him and he sure does have one more copy. But he's selling it at over $100. $120 if I...
by Dristram
Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:54 pm
Forum: Out of Print
Topic: Prices on CZ:UW starting to get out of hand.
Replies: 86
Views: 31835

Thanks LD and -O!
by Dristram
Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:51 am
Forum: Out of Print
Topic: Prices on CZ:UW starting to get out of hand.
Replies: 86
Views: 31835

<t>Hey guys,<br/> <br/> I've visited or called ALL the local FLGS around me (50 mile radius) and the few that actually knew what I was talking about only brought in one and sold it. <br/> <br/> I thought I had plenty of time to pick this product up. I don't have a copy yet, so if you know of a store...
by Dristram
Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: FLGS missing the F
Replies: 13
Views: 2994

<t>An unfortunate thing about small game stores is that there usually isn't a robust method of handling and tracking special orders. When it's one person (the owner) running the store, items are usually ordered promptly and good communication to the customer is provided. Each additional employee tha...
by Dristram
Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:48 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: FLGS missing the F
Replies: 13
Views: 2994

<t>As a past and current game store owner, I say have a heart to heart with the owner and let him know. The way I look at it, the owner/manager is where the "F" often comes from. The employees are usually gamers who are having their "dream job" but don't naturally have the sense of urgency to make s...
by Dristram
Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: GaryCon recap and pics
Replies: 15
Views: 856

Great pics. Thanks for posting these. It was fun to put faces with a lot of names.
by Dristram
Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:53 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WOOOOT!!
Replies: 14
Views: 531

Wow! To have to even go through something like that must SUCK! I'm glad it worked out for ya!
I can only imagine what that must feel like. I'll take my minor experience with a judge ruling in my favor and multiply it 10 fold. That rocks dude!
by Dristram
Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:20 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Roleplaying games going away?!
Replies: 49
Views: 4014

Grendel T. Troll wrote: Have you heard of the site: http://nearbygamers.com If you haven't, it might be a resource for finding players. Not too many have set up where I am (Handle:GrendelTTroll on the site) that were interested in my game choices, but others might have better luck.... That's cool! ...
by Dristram
Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Roleplaying games going away?!
Replies: 49
Views: 4014

Grendel T. Troll wrote:
Dristram: I understand your situation. This happens all over, I agree. RPG's have been, and always SHOULD be, a small market for us Elites
Just some mumbling from a newbie to this forum.........
Welcome to the forum fellow Elite!
by Dristram
Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:35 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Remembering our friend Gary Gygax
Replies: 25
Views: 942

To Gary! Who gave me the perfect outlet for my imagination. May he find a good group of celestial players for his D&D game in the Green Dragon Inn in the sky.
by Dristram
Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:22 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: [Poll] What is your favorite part about gaming
Replies: 14
Views: 2415

I picked low-level gaming because what I really like is the in-character roleplaying and story development, which I think happens more in the lower levels because the PCs aren't too powerful yet.
by Dristram
Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:20 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Free RPG Day June 20
Replies: 10
Views: 447

Re: Free RPG Day June 20

CharlieRock wrote: I just read that Troll Lords are a silver sponsor of Free RPG Day. Is this for certain? How can I get my FLGS to sign up for this event? Last year we missed it when our store didnt sign up in time or some such. I missed it last year too, as did many stores. There was an overwhelm...
by Dristram
Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:06 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Roleplaying games going away?!
Replies: 49
Views: 4014

dutch206 wrote: Joining the conversation late, here. What brick-and-mortar retailer can compete with the mega-discounts offered by Amazon and other online giants? It's simple economics. The real loss here is that a game store often lets people sit in on a live session of a game to see if they like ...
by Dristram
Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:26 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Roleplaying games going away?!
Replies: 49
Views: 4014

<t>Count me in as one of those 80's-90's players (Class of '88). Began playing OD&D in 1982 and switched to AD&D in early 1983. I touched on a few other RPGs by TSR with Star Frontiers probably being the second to AD&D. Boot Hill, Top Secret and Indiana Jones round out the top 5 for me a...
by Dristram
Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:13 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Society Says...
Replies: 17
Views: 1197

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
by Dristram
Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:09 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Roleplaying games going away?!
Replies: 49
Views: 4014

<t>When talking with the employees, and from my own experience as a game store owner, it seems there are multiple elements contributing to this.<br/> <br/> As stated, increasing numbers of players buying online.<br/> <br/> Many players preferring .pdf versions of books.<br/> <br/> Players switching ...
by Dristram
Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:59 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Roleplaying games going away?!
Replies: 49
Views: 4014

Roleplaying games going away?!

<t>This weekend I visited my old haunting grounds where I lived from 1995 to 2003. While there, I thought Id peak into the game stores I had bought all my roleplaying books from. These stores were a roleplayers wet dream. Well, to my horror, the roleplaying sections of both stores were a small fract...
by Dristram
Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: DUNDRACON
Replies: 34
Views: 4063

Melf wrote: Is ConQuestSac in Sacramento CA? I need to get spun up on the local Cons. I've been on the Central Coast since 2005 and have not gone to anything - except Dundracon last week. There is also Sebastacon on March 14th. FYI, a growing list of Northern California gaming Cons can be found on ...
by Dristram
Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:31 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: DUNDRACON
Replies: 34
Views: 4063

Troll Lord wrote: I did a deal with Black Diamond Games in Concorde too, so if any of you Cali folks need some C&C stuff head over there and scoop it up. Gary, the owner, says he has trouble moving C&C in his shop! Gary is a good guy. And it's Concord If you're closer to the Vacaville area, come by...
by Dristram
Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:02 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: DUNDRACON
Replies: 34
Views: 4063

Melf wrote: Well I can't speak for Steve Chenault, Joe Goodman or Aldo Ghiozzi, but I enjoyed watching them flounder in the Tomb of Horrors., heh, heh, heh. What a great old module! How cool! I ran into Joe and Aldo at End Game in Oakland. I was hoping Steve was with them! But alas, he had been dro...
by Dristram
Sat Feb 14, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: DUNDRACON
Replies: 34
Views: 4063

<r>Crud! Wish I had read this earlier. Well, it probably wouldn't make a difference 'cause I don't have the time this weekend to go. But a good number of my Vacaville customers should be there. Lets hope an increase in C&C sales results from Steve's visit! <br/> (-Brad<br/> <br/> Olde World Game...
by Dristram
Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Castellan's Guide to Arms & Armor
Replies: 21
Views: 3466

Omote wrote: BAH, my FLGS hasn't gotten any of this stuff in yet. Boo. -O That's frustrating. IMHO, it should be available in stores at least by the time it comes in the mail. It's STILL not available for my game store to get from the distributor. That's sure not helping those who want to support t...
by Dristram
Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:31 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Help Me Find Gary Gygax Explanation of Hit Points
Replies: 8
Views: 1233

Re: Help Me Find Gary Gygax Explanation of Hit Points

Taranthyll wrote:
From Gary Gyax's article Much about melee published in Dragon #24 (April, 1979).
That's very similar to how he described it in the AD&D PHB and DMG. If you have those books, just look up Hit Points in them. If not, I could dig the books out and type up what's in there for ya.
by Dristram
Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:17 am
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: Shipping this Week {05-08-09) TLG 80113 Monsters & Treas
Replies: 157
Views: 53860

Re: On the Anvil {01-01-09) TLG 80113 Monsters & Treasur

<t>3rd printing?! Oh man I'm out of it. I totally missed that the 2nd printing came out! Looks like the 3rd printing is an upgrade. Was the 2nd printing an upgrade to the 1st?<br/> <br/> The new cover took me off guard. It looks clean. Peter is definitely showing off his artistic skill. Not to my pe...
by Dristram
Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Favorite Play Style???
Replies: 20
Views: 1053

serleran wrote:
100% "what the hell did you just do?"

If a DM cannot keep up, they should not be running the game.
That's why I don't run 3e games past 7th level.

I'm a method actor and also run my games where method actor style players will have the most fun.
by Dristram
Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:43 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Anyone know of a business RPG?
Replies: 9
Views: 1079

Try Papers and Paychecks. "It's a great new fantasy role-playing game. You pretend you're workers and students in an industrialized and technological society."

Sorry, couldn't resist.
by Dristram
Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:59 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Kingdoms of Kalamar
Replies: 33
Views: 1038

KoK rocks! It was my main 3e setting and I've used it for C&C.