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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

OSR Christmas - Bonus - 2 Physical Boxes of Goodies - 2 Gift Receivers - Mythoard



The OSR Christmas season is still upon us. I'll close it out at some point with a box of goodies from the Tenkar Games Collection, but in the meantime we have more gift to give.

+Jarrod Shaw , he of Mythoard, the monthly box of gaming goodies that had its own resurrection of sorts, has offered up 2 past Mythoard collections to the readers of this fine Tavern.

Here's the deal. These are physical copies, so US only. Comments must be made by 8 AM Eastern Time, Friday December 30th, 2016. As for the comments, we are going to do things just a tad differently. You need to include the following in your comment:

- an old school release (old or new) that you don't own and wish you did AND why

Yeah, a bit trickier than The Tavern's usual ;)

Good luck to all!

92 comments:

  1. N1 Against the Cult of the Reptile God. I've heard great things about this module that has piqued my curiousity.

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  2. Planescape Campaign Setting boxset.

    Always loved the idea of Planescape, just didn't pay attention to it much when it was still cheap and now it's expensive.

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  3. Outdoor Survival by Avalon Hill. I love my hexcrawls, and would love to try one with the daddy of all hexcrawl products.

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  4. WEG's Star Wars 2nd edition.

    In honor of Carrie Fisher.

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  5. Wish I had a pristine print copy of JG City State of the Invincible Overlord, bc it is awesome but expensive

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  6. Castle Zygag by Gygax Games... because it was some of the last stuff Gygax made, and I'd love to see what a talented guy like Talanian made of "castle Greyhawk" ...
    Oh, and that 22k 0ed that was sold a few weeks back :-D

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  7. T1- The Village of Hommlet, because it is the quintessential home base for the OSR Genre adventuring party.

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  8. Have some of Gamelords Thieves Guild, but wish I picked up the Haven Free City Boxed set to play those thieves in.

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  9. D&D wood grain box set, first printing ;O)

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  10. Against The Giants because it would make a kickass AS&SH adventure for my group.

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  11. Palace of the Vampire Queen because I've heard good things and I'm a sucker for vampires.

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  12. Maze of the Blue Medusa. Because people say the way it presents a dungeon is new and cool and it's in color

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  13. Boot Hill,because it's the first old West rpg. Also, original traveller set of books since it was one, if not the first Sci Fi rpg.

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  14. Castle Greyhawk because it just sounds fun and deadly.

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  15. Boot Hill, the only of the original batch of TSR games that I never owned. (I've got D&D Rules Cyclopedia, Gamma World, Star Frontiers)

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  16. Top Secret. My players and I enjoyed using the GURPS system for espionage rpg fun, but I never did get to try Merle Rasmussen's 1980 masterpiece, and always wanted to.

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  17. I'm gonna have to agree with Charlie up above. Maze of the Blue Medusa is something I'd love to have a physical copy of, not only because it's a work of art (the PDF is already gorgeous), but because I'll be running it at Gary Con!

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  18. The Little Brown Box or White Box (Original Edition D&D). Because I don't have a copy, and I want them.

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  19. RPGA 2, 3, and 4. They've always just eluded me online and in auctions.

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  20. Metamorphosis Aplaha would be a good one for me. I have some of the later Gamma World Stuff, and a first cover Star Frontiers box, but this is one of the earliest SF rpgs out there. While I did read some Oz and Prydain books when I was younger, my big interest was in SF up until I was in in my twenties, when I started reading more fantasy.

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  22. Tough one, I have most of them. I guess I would go with Crypts & Things. Haven't had a chance to read it.

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  23. Boot Hill! I always wanted to run or play a small campaign inspired by Fistful of Dollars and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

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  24. A Moldvay Expert boxed set would be my choice. To go along with my Basic set.

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  25. Greyhawk Box Set, on account of those sweet Darlene maps. I have her version of the C&C Haunted Highlands map, and it's awesome...her cartography is just lovely and evocative.

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  26. Hmm. Rappan Athuk? Because megadungeon goodness!

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  27. I really want a print copy of Barrowmaze. I love megadungeons.

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  28. B1-9 just because it's a B A collection of old school goodness!!!

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  29. A physical copy of OD&D or the Rules Cyclopedia

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  30. I would like to own a physical copy of the D&D Rules Cyclopedia. I didn't get the opportunity to play non-Advanced D&D "back in the day," and have found that physical copies of the Rules Cyclopedia are prohibitively expensive. While there are OSR retroclones, which I very much appreciate, it's hard to beat the experience of having the original book to thumb through.

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  31. Chainmail. Because I've barely read it and even that was decades ago.

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  32. TSRs old Conan boxed set. I don't think D&D did Conan well enough.

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  33. I12, Egg of the Phoenix. A hopeful achievable 'get' for me at some point, probably the closest I'll be to having Frank Mentzer's classic work on the R-series.

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  34. For me, old school Call of Cthulhu with Mountains of Madness. It eludes me and i can't mortgage the house to get it.

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  35. "Bird of a Feather" by Lesser Gnome, specifically the printing from Mythoard. Why? The cover is awesome and LG does great stuff. Guess that's why it's so expensive to pick up that specific release on eBay. :(

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  36. I want a copy of Razor Coast for S&W
    Because Pirates!

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  37. D&D Basic Set, 1983 red box variety. At the time it was amazing to me, sparking my love of RPG games. Now I look back on it with both nostalgia and admiration for how much fun was packed into a relatively simple ruleset. Also one of the best RPG cover designs!

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  38. The deities and demigods with the Cthulhu mythos. I have the pdf but it's just not the same as the physical copy.

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    1. I would like to ammend my previous statement, I fully recant. The original Deities and Demigods with both of those pantheons.

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  39. Tomb of Horrors. I was not alive at the point of its creation, but I have heard tantalizing rumors. There are times when I, as DM, feel the great desire to be nothing but a sadist towards my players. Just once.

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  40. I have never owned my own copy of "Tomb of Horrors" this high level adventure penned by the master himself was for high level characters which had a morbid level of character loss. I want to get that bumper sticker "I survived the Tomb of Horrors"

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  41. I'd like to own a physical copy of OD&D. It would be cool to own an actual copy of the game that started it all. I'd be happy with a taped up white box (as opposed to a $21K woodgrain).

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  42. Maze of the Blue Medusa is probably the number one product I don't own that I really need to. It's a megadungeon where nearly every monster is a character of its own with fantastic art. Why don't I own this?

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    1. I have been asking myself the same question. I was looking at it again last night, hopefully after the new year!

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  43. Tough, tough, question. I was thinking Temple of EE to go with Homlet, but Dieties & Demigods might add some fun to my current campaign. I'll stop there before I talk myself into an eBay shopping spree. Happy holidays!

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  44. WWII: Operation WhiteBox looks like it would merge my interest in WWII with the OSR design ethos. Also looks like it has some solid support material.

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  45. Wrath of the Immortals (Codex of the Immortals book one). I picked up a copy of the campaign book 2 and would love to complete the set. Here's hoping that it shows up for print -on-demand someday.

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  46. I am going to have to run with wanting a copy of S&W Rappan Athuk. I never got around to buying a copy.

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  47. Crypts &Things Remastered because I dig the UK swords and Sorcery vibe

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  48. I would have to say Crypts and Things. I missed the KS and from what I have seen and heard, it something I would really like to add to my collection. I like the feel of the game and should fit right into my style.

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  49. New, Crypts and Things, because I hear nothing but good, stealable things from it.

    Old, geez, I'd like a copy of Divine Right because it looks awesome and like the basis of a nice old-school D&D domain game. I'm not sure it counts, but hell, I'm counting it.

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  50. Council of Wyrms. I used to have it but never played it. Now my daughter plays and I think an all-dragon campaign would be so much fun.

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  51. Wish my Boot Hill and Top Secret had survived when my family moved when I was off in college. Oh well maybe some day.

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  52. I would like to have a Moldvay Expert boxed set.

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  53. Mythoard 1 to Mythoard 12 and Mythoard 18 to the Present, because I could not afford to keep my subscription going.

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  54. Not sure if it counts, but i'd love an old school copy of Dungeon!.
    If that's not rpg-y enough, i'd love to get some of Frog God Games stuff in hard copy. (Canadian, with friendly american addresses)

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  55. B1 Keep on the Borderlands and Q1 Queen of the Demon Web Pits. Those are the only two modules I'm truest on the look out for to complete my OSR cache for the apocalypse.

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  56. B/X or AD&D core books, since I missed out on them the first time around.

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  57. Gotta go with The Black Hack (et al). I've read so much about it here, just feels like it needs to be part of the collection. That or Empire of the Petal Throne.

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  58. Judges Guild is the most Old School you can get. Something Arduin would be cool. But, it's all good, right?

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  59. A copy of the D&D Rules Cyclopedia. I gave it away when I gave up RPGs when I was younger, and it's the only RPG product I miss having a physical copy of.

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  60. Birthright. One of the few TSR settings I've never had the opportunity to spend time with but one of the most interesting from all I've heard about it.

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  61. The Moldvay Basic Boxed set. It was my initial introduction to role playing as a child. That beautiful Otus cover captured my imagination and never let it go.

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  62. I've always wanted to try StarJammer but never got into it when it was out. The setting looks fantastic.

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  63. Hmmm . . going to go with a newer-ish old school production: the hunt and discovery of the older bits and bobs and the slow stitching together of histories for the original articles has it's own sort of pleasant compulsion to it. The oddity on my wishlish is the Grindhouse Edition of Lamentations of the Flame Princess. The why is both practical and aesthetic - I have the current iteration of the game, the Rules & Magic core book but I would love to have a proper GM guide for the game: the modules and resources put out by LotFP are good in that regard but it's not quite the same. Aesthetically the box set was gorgeous and would also hold the other bits of the line I've collected since in one potent little red-haired package.

    It would also stop me from kicking myself for passing up the chance to by it when I saw it in a physical storefront years ago. I was unemployed at the time and on a bit of a budget but I cruised that section of the local bookstore for weeks upon weeks until it finally got bought by someone else and I could stop drooling over something I couldn't have.

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  64. I wish I had a box set of the original release of empire of the petal throne. It has intrigued me for sometime.

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  65. I had to think on this a bit. I think that I have to say the "board game" run of box sets for the "basic" line, from the early 90's. They came with a bunch of cardboard standies, and play maps. They came out during a period where I couldn't purchase them, and disappeared by the time I could. I wonder what happened to them all, as there were stacks of them in the stores, when they were available.

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  66. I wish I had managed to get hold of a copy of the D&D Immortals boxed set. I have the rest of the BECMI (minus the boxes after this amount of time), but I never managed to locate a decently priced copy.

    Oh, and while I'm at it, I wish for the boxes for each set to keep them in.

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  67. The James Bond RPG Q manual, I just loved the stuff in this (my friend had it as a kid) and every time I try to get a mint copy on ebay I just miss out for my price range...

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  68. There are several OSR releases that I covet, but the one adventure that stands out for me is N1 Against the Cult of the Reptile God. I never owned it, but I did play in a 5e version at GameholeCon in 2015. It was magnificent.

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  69. Issues of Imagine Magazine, the one done by TSR UK, the few issues I have read I found fascinating for their UK take on D&D (and other RPGs).

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  70. A copy of the collector's edition Metamorphosis Alpha that Goodman Games produced. I love sci-fi games, though I rarely get to run them, and this is such a great edition of a classic game.

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  71. I wish I had Maze of the Blue Medusa. Everything about it looks awesome.

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  72. The Throne of Bloodstone- I never played the Bloodstone series, but as a kid, loved the cover art, and featured the demon in the backstory of nearly all my pc's. Plus, my parents always felt the module looked "too evil" so it just made me love it more!!!

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  73. Boot Hill because I want to run a AD&D/Boot Hill mashup. It's one of my favorite sections of the DMG.

    We ran Top Secret, but never saw Boot Hill in our small town game shop growing up.

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  74. First and foremost the things i miss the most are my Rules Cyclopedia for D&D and my full run of B series modules. They were both lost to a tornado in 2002 and while I should have replaced them long ago, by the time I got around to it budget wise on my VA pension they were already astronomical in price. One day though!

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  75. The *box* for Cook/Marsh expert -- I've had the book for years, but not the actual box.

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  76. THE PRISMATIC MAZE of Orum Heb. I couldn't decide whether to back at that level or not, and decided not. Now I wish I did. I hope I have the option to change my backer level when the backer kit finally comes out!

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  77. I see a lot of references to the Companion rules in my Moldvay Basic and Cook Expert books, but I haven’t been able to track down a copy… or maybe a copy of the Empire of the Petal Throne box set.

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  78. A copy of the Arduin box set. I can't find mine and I have a feeling I gave it away 30 years ago along with a well used blue box D&D. Bits of it have seeded my games and, well, I miss it. Call me nostalgic.

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  79. Fever-Dreaming Marlinko; I have Slumbering Ursine Dunes and Misty Isles of the Elf, and I'm a bit of a complesionist.

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  80. The original Battle System, 1st or 2nd edition. Many of the original basic D&D modules came with army lists (like the GAZ series) as did modules like Blood Stone Pass. I would love to have played a large scale war as part of these modules back in the day.

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  81. TS001 - Operation: Sprechenhaltestelle, the introductory module in the Top Secret box captured some of the feeling of now long-gone Cold War intrigue.
    That or Keep...; The first sight of the blue and white mapping convention, the first wilderness map, the first real exposure to a fantasy land outside of Middle Earth. Matched with the almost lurid colors of the cover, it's literally like opening up a whole new world.

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  82. Barrowmaze Complete. I have the original. I don't want to drop $30 on the extra bits found in Complete. The author offers zero discount for people who bought the original product.

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  83. Anything from the Hydra Collective. I so want to get my hands on some of their products.

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  84. Rules Cyclopedia. I hear so many good things about BECMI D&D, and about this compilation that I would love to be able to try it out.

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  85. Dungeons & Dragons (BECMI version) Basic Set (red box)

    I no longer have my set, but I cut my teeth on this, back in the day!

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  86. I am going to go with White Dwarf magazine 1-9. I have White Dwarf 10 on up into the 100s. Those early White Dwarf magazines were pretty cool.

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  87. I'd love to get my hands on either a Rules Cyclopedia, or some more of the old Known World gazetteers.

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  88. I wish I had a copy of the Rules Cyclopedia because I've read that it's a great resource for Old School gaming.

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  89. Frog God Games' Lost Lands: Sword of Air(S&W version) because whereas I have a lot of adventures from these guys, I have yet to purchase a campaign setting. The Lost Lands seems to be to most interesting to me and if the quality of their adventures shows up in the setting, it'll be worth the price.

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