This personal diary is devoted to the unveiling of the old fantasy role-playing games of the past (1975-1989),especially those which - for whatever reasons - are lesser known, forgotten, obscure or neglected.
A journey into the abysses of fantasy.
cheers! i was hoping you would do this.
Thanks! Your enthusiastic pursuit of showcasing pen-and-paper RPG history is very refreshing to read.
People really take this labor for granted, as if it was due.scanning ultra-rare and expensive stuff that i could re-sell in the future at very high prices instead of ruining them during the scanning process.More than one hundred downloads and two thanks makes me meditating on closing the blog.And without taking into account what i already done with Spawn of fashan and The Compleat Warlock.
@ Catacomb:Sorry for the lack of appreciation. I only recently came across your blog (a week or two ago).
Me too!! thanks! I only recently found your blog, and consider your posts to be a work of literary art.So, do you mean to say that you have a download of spawn of fashan available on this blog somewhere?
I actually didn't download this, but I have most of your other stuff and though I've thanked you before, I'm thanking you again, especially for the Warlock stuff. Unfortunately, a lot of these books are very obscure and people online aren't very thankful, even with popular things. A look at the torrent sites is a good example of that, sometimes thousands download, maybe two or three say thanks...it's just the nature of things. Only you can determine whether it's worth the effort, but you are doing a service and it might not be the guy that downloads it, but his friend that really loves and uses it...you are bringing these products out of the dusty collector's cases and putting them into the hands of gamers and that's huge. I definitely understand that it's nice to hear some appreciation sometime though.I'll also say that I don't just come to your blog for the downloads, I rather miss your spirited postings against D&D...which always seemed to me, to be the reason for sharing this stuff, to provide alternatives.
Just learned of you a moment ago. I've been RPGing and Wargaming since the mid 70's. The effort you put into preserving and making available lost gems is thankless but not unappreciated. Do it because you love to do so. Look at every download as someone saying "How cool! Thanks!" Wouldn't it be far worse to put all the effort in and see no downloads?Validation is nice, but you know what you are doing is of value - people come and partake. Smile :P
I Just downloaded the PCS -- it looks like a great read. Thanks for the access.
Dear CatLib, I'm really sorry that you are disappointed by the feedback you receive for your great work and invaluable (literally) contribution to lovers of obscure RPGs. Be assured that a many people feel deep gratitude for your endeavours. Perhaps there is something that the community could do for you?
Let me also express my appreciation of what you are doing. In many cases I am reminded of things that came and went in my local game store, never to be seen again. I always wondered about some of them. some were brilliant; others not so much, but the state of the art was different back then, and there was a spirit of bold experimentation. It was the heyday of the "fantasy heartbreaker." And the latest technology available was the IBM Selectric. I wonder if there are ways to scan things in without damaging them? I know it often depends of the structure and condition of the original materials. I know it is possible to improve the scan quality after the fact. Perhaps I could work on that with you? Most damage occurs by trying to get good quality, well-aligned scans. If the scan is out of alignment or off slightly it can often be improved after the fact with the latest software (which I have.)
thanks Paul for your offer.I will surely take it into account for my future labors.bye for now
I would love to get the link for this!
didn't you get it, Jeremy?
you still have this in Pdf, if so I would love a copy.
send me a mail:email@example.com
Me too! I've been playing since 1975 and you find things I've never heard or at least have never seen. You are doing important work, never doubt this.
This does look exciting!
same for you guys.Drop me a mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I have one? :)
Tamas, drop me a email@example.com
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