Wednesday, March 17, 2010

My Boxed Set Has Arrived!




Oh sorry, not the Swords & Wizardry boxed set (although I do want one of those!), but one of Lester/B Portly's Authorized Limited Edition Carcosa Box Sets (#4 out of 10)! It's missing Fungoid Graden of the Bone Sorcerer and Obregon's Dishonor on account of me not owning copies of either (I'll buy them soon).

All of this awesomeness is in addition to printed digest sized copies of Encounter Critical and Savage Swords of Athanor courtesy of the same madman...I can't wait until he does a proper Encounter Critical boxed set!

Lester always had great ideas and advice for the Planet Algol gaming & publishing endeavors, I couldn't imagine gaming without him after only a few months of him at the table, and hopefully someday he'll help me produce something really special...*

* (sorry, I feel douchey being all coy about a great idea, but nobody we know of has done this and it's so obvious once you think of it...)


Apologies for the crap photos, I couldn't find the "good" digital camera and I'm in too impatient today to muck about taking good photos and photoshopping them.

Aside from the "object fetishism" of this boxed set, it's actually quite practical. I can throw my copy of Savage Swords of Athanor, digest-sized Swords & Wizardry Monster booklet, and one of my playtest-draft copies of Planet Algol 1 into the box, and I have a complete tiny package of gaming goodness (One of the Carcosa booklets is the "Men & Magic" section of the Swords & Wizardry rules) that I can take anywhere, perfect for vacations, long car rides, lunch breaks, whatever.

I am now an eminently portable dungeonmaster!

19 comments:

  1. Dude, dude, DUUUUUUDE. Greg want!

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  2. That right there is a think of beauty.

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  3. Wait... Carcosa Box Set?! How would one obtain one of these? Seriously I NEED this.

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  4. Hey, that's the colorized map I whipped up, awesome.

    That all looks really great printed out, I think I have box envy.

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  5. Where? What? How? Why haven't we heard anything about this? I'm jealous. :)

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  6. That's one of the coolest things, I've ever seen!

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  7. And why the hell did they chose to make a limited run?! This is seriously awesome.

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  8. Nice work! If/when you do get Fungoid Gardens, will that get the same remake thing done to it? I ask because the published edition has my cover art on it, and I'd be happy to help out with the original black and white image if you need it.

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  9. Fungoid Gardens is made, I just asked Blair to buy the pdfs before I gave him physical copies. It sports a cover in the style of the other booklets. The interior is unchanged and features your awesome black and white illos Kelvin - thank you for your generous offer!

    Why an edition of 10? Well, I was originally just going to make myself a box set and I figured if I printed one set I might as well print more to give away, etc. I ended up hand assembling 70 booklets! I used to do a lot of small press zines, so for me it's not that unusual.

    I don't know if I will print any more, but people can inquire via the email address in my profile and I'll let them know if I do. Fair enough?

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  10. Oh well, missed the boat there, but you're welcome anyway!

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  11. No Strange Sights of the Doomed World Carcosa yet either (which someone needs to convert into a handy dandy digest sized booklet pdf).
    Emailed re: a new box set.

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  12. I'm currently laying out SSOTDWC as a digest booklet, just checking it for any glitches. When It's done (and with the author's permission) I'll post a download link for reading format and printing format pdf's.

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  13. Oh, bleeping hell! That's way too kewl. Of course, my copy of Carcosa and Fungoid Garden is sitting nice and snug in my S&S WB set, but still....!

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  14. I don't have to be jealous anymore, my copy (#6) arrived and it's magic. Thank you Lester, brilliant job.

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