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Offline Hartford688

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Treasure trove
« on: March 04, 2012, 04:23:12 AM »
`Well I just went back to the UK to empty my old home goods store (put stuff in there 12 years ago, finally realised likely not going back anytime soon, tired of paying for it).

In amongst bits of junk, UK electrical goods etc, I opened a box and found:

AH Submarine
SPI Air War
GDW Fifth Frontier War
GDW Mayday!
TFG Star Fleet Battles plus Expansion 1
TFG Federation Space
Car Wars+ Sunday Drivers (I suspect a lot missing)
Starfire I, II and III

Gaming rules:

Once upon a time in the west
Operation Warboard (the book that got me into wargaming, soooo long ago)
Air battles in miniature
General Quarters I and II (WWI and WWII naval miniatures)
Several modern and WWII armour rulesets


RPGs:

Rolemaster - Character/Arms/Spell/Creature Law books, plus Rangers of the North module
SPI DragonQuest plus GM screen, Frontiers of Alusia map
Stormbringer
Other Suns


Absolute treasure trove - I thought these had gone long ago - but they had just gone from attic to storage.

Particularly entertaining as Starfire, Air War and DragonQuest came up in threads in just the last couple of weeks - serendipity indeed.

Shame I don't have anyone to play them with. But I'm still delighted. I may go get the Traveller ruleset to go with the related bits I found.

Sadly, my Gunslinger, C&S rules, Bushido and main Traveller stuff were not in the box...but that is getting greedy....!

My wife is just thrilled.


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Re: Treasure trove
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2012, 05:14:38 AM »
wow - very cool indeed :)

I'd love to get a look at that DQ Frontiers of Alusia map!
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Re: Treasure trove
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2012, 05:41:59 AM »

I'd love to get a look at that DQ Frontiers of Alusia map!


I'll see if I can do some kind of scan next week. 22"x34" so should be interesting...

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Re: Treasure trove
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2012, 09:36:21 AM »
Hartford,  if you don't have access to an oversize scanner, Fedex Office has them in almost all their stores.
I believe you can have it done either Black&White or in full color.  The B&W should be much cheaper.
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Re: Treasure trove
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2012, 10:49:59 AM »
No Fedex Office here, but there may be someplace.

Now I'm at the bottom of the box, I now also have:

TFG's Intruder

I remember this one being lots of fun.

It has also provoked me to dig out my copy of Naval War from a cupboard upstairs - that was a great little game...

http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/328365/unreal-fun


Rules:

NavWar's Warship Commander (very complex naval rules 1967-1987)
Starhound (cheap n cheerful space fighters)
Retinue (Medieval skirmish rules)
Encounter One (starship rules)

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Re: Treasure trove
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2012, 02:58:35 PM »
Woah... that was a worthy find! Which DragonQuest is that? I can't find it on BGG.
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Re: Treasure trove
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2012, 05:38:15 PM »
Here you go:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DragonQuest

An RPG published by SPI.

We played it a lot at a club in Scotland in the early 1980s. Somewhat tabletop based (good with miniatures) and flexible - less class restricted than D&D/AD&D.

Thoroughly enjoyed it as a system.Up there for me for fantasy RPG with Rolemaster and C&S.

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Re: Treasure trove
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2012, 08:02:39 PM »
http://rpggeek.com/rpgfamily/858/dragonquest

rpggeek.com instead of boardgamegeek
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Re: Treasure trove
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2012, 11:39:06 AM »
Man, and I was stoked when I found a 5 in my pocket!

Total score, dude!  Congrats.
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Re: Treasure trove
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2012, 09:24:40 PM »
dragonquest on the geek; gotta go to the rpg side

though there were some boardgames that could be used with the rpg

http://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/43634/dragonquest-boxed-set-first-edition

this is the boxed set, 1st edition

2nd ed I believe:  the rules with a white cover, plenty of links here to follow

Arena of Death is the ares mag game using the combat system from the rpg, not sure if barbarian kings mated with the game or not.