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Shrink wrapped Yggsburg

Thu May 16, 2013 2:42 pm

I just bought a shrink wrapped copy of Castle Zagyg: Yggsburg

My question is, if it comes shrink wrapped do I open it and all its glory or buy a second version and leave the shrinkwrapped version still in the wrappings. But I don't know if I can wait till I can find another copy for a price I'm willing to pay

Re: Shrink wrapped Yggsburg

Thu May 16, 2013 2:44 pm

In my opinion, books are meant to be read.

R-

Re: Shrink wrapped Yggsburg

Thu May 16, 2013 2:59 pm

Rigon wrote:In my opinion, books are meant to be read.

R-


Very true, I guess part of me wants to keep it protected from the big bad evil world, like an over protective shotgun toting dad of a teenage daughter

Re: Shrink wrapped Yggsburg

Thu May 16, 2013 4:10 pm

I say open it. I never understood the idea of having something like a book or comic collection and never reading the goodness inside.

Re: Shrink wrapped Yggsburg

Thu May 16, 2013 6:37 pm

I say leave it in the shrink! I have seen Castle Zagyg: Yggsburgh go for as low as $10.

~O

Re: Shrink wrapped Yggsburg

Thu May 16, 2013 7:00 pm

Omote wrote:I say leave it in the shrink! I have seen Castle Zagyg: Yggsburgh go for as low as $10.

~O

I'll echo Omote. You should only crack the shrink copy if you are unwilling to buy another one for use. Used copies are too easily and cheaply obtained to justify deshrinking yours. At a Lake Geneva Gaming Convention a number of years back (I think it was 2007), I saw Frank Mentzer run a group through his module To the Aid of Falx. He used a shrink-wrapped copy from his personal collection. He was quite amused (and shook his head a little bit) at my horror watching him deshrink it. To put it in perspective, there is a shrink copy of that module on eBay today with a $250 bid and 3 days to go on the auction. I'm all for actually using my toys, but damn! Back then, you could legally download a scanned copy for $4 (admittedly, the scan quality was mediocre, but it was functional).

Re: Shrink wrapped Yggsburg

Thu May 16, 2013 9:59 pm

Damn. During the heyday of Falx, they were routinely selling for $500+ dollars. I sold my shitty copy for $435! Ah, back in the day. ;)

~O

Re: Shrink wrapped Yggsburg

Fri May 17, 2013 1:12 am

Books are meant to be read. Open the book and enjoy it.

Re: Shrink wrapped Yggsburg

Sat May 18, 2013 1:00 am

Ok I either misread the ebay auction or he changed it before it closed but it wasn't Shrink wrapped so I opened it up.
Now I'm new to C&C and D&D. This is the first piece of Gary's work that I have held in my own personal hands, I have a boxed Greyhawk setting somewhere around here from when my dad was in High School, not sure what version, ok I have to stop digressing. I opened it up and between the book and the map I think i'm dead. This is just so amazing, such a wonderful piece of work I'm flabbergasted at the amount of work and detail there is in this volume, and so glad I decided to purchase it, I can't wait till I can afford to chase a copy of the Upper works down, also can't wait till Gary's wife either lets someone use the Castle Zagyg license or just outright gives/sells/wills it to someone else of worth to carry the torch of this priceless tome of gaming gold

Re: Shrink wrapped Yggsburg

Sat May 18, 2013 2:21 am

Find a copy of the East Mark folio too while you are at it. Also, there were 4 printed sections of Yggsburgh printed and one available as a download. You need to get those to to make your Yggsburgh/East Mark campaign setting complete.

~O

Re: Shrink wrapped Yggsburg

Sat May 18, 2013 5:21 am

Yes, the printed expansions are well worth having in addition to the main book.

Re: Shrink wrapped Yggsburg

Sat May 18, 2013 3:06 pm

And don't forget to get Yggsburgh errata sheet.

Re: Shrink wrapped Yggsburg

Mon May 20, 2013 1:56 pm

Unfortunately I have pretty much spent most of my gaming budget for this month, so I'll have to wait to go looking, because if I go looking now, I'll be eating ramen for the next two weeks lol. Thank you guys want to get everything that I can, I know the CK for my weekend game has I think most of it already and said he loves it. So I can't wait to get my hands on the rest of it

Re: Shrink wrapped Yggsburg

Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:15 pm

Jordan - at next game remind me - I have the out-of-print PDF of the "Outs Inn" supplement for Yggsburgh on my computer.
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