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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Mail Call 25 AUG 2011

As always, the image is from the Ebay auction.

I am a sucker for a good deal. I may never play this game, but now I have two different editions of it; and hundreds of miniatures, maybe thousands at this point. All of this happened because TSR (and later WotC) couldn't be bothered to give decent support to their Oriental Adventures line. I guess it's probably because, at least at first, the OA project was Gary's pet project with his French buddy. When Gary got pushed out the door they had already gone too far to NOT publish something, so David "Zeb" Cook got the call to make it work- and he did; OA was probably the meatiest 1st edition AD&D supplement ever published. Sadly, they decided to let it wither on the vine rather than give it any real support. Sure, they shoe-horned it in to the Forgotten Realms, along with EVERYTHING ELSE from earth history, Al-Qadim, Maztica, Hordelands, ad nauseum, but they really didn't support those lines real well either.

1 comment:

  1. I see so many things on ebay... :)

    Have you been keeping up with Gamerati's Loot? They had the Shadowrun 4th ed. HC for half price, yesterday. If I hadn't just ordered the C&C combo sale I would have gotten it, just because it was such a good deal!