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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Draconic Archeologist: Sidetracked By Some Sorcerer's Apprentices

Lookie what the Ebay Gods granted me!  I got my hands on Sorcerer's Apprentice Issues 1, 2, 5 (already had),  9/10 (ditto), 14 ('nother ditto) and 13 (needed that one).  At some point I'll be offering my duplicate issues as prizes for as an as yet undecided contest - no idea when.

Very very cool acquisitions.  Heck, issue #2 even has an article by author Poul Anderson - On Trolls and Others - which looks, you guessed it, pretty cool! ;)

I do love the way mini-solos were integrated into the magazine back then, squirreled away on each pages, so you really did have to flip around for the next part.

I may have to do a side by side comparison of The Dragon #1 and SA #1 at some point.  As covers go, SA #1 has The Dragon #1 beat by a mile and then some.  You probably can't tell from the pic, but the wizard is holding a record labeled: Cythulhu's Greatest Hits.  How awesome is that?

Alright, I need to read these babies - I did notice that Spite Damage made it's debut in issue #13 (you can either thank or curse Roy Cram for that 5.5e and later rule).

2 comments:

  1. So you were the buyer! If I had known, I would have put a little bonus in the package for ya.

    I was also thinking of offering these as prizes for a contest of some sort on my blog, but I decided to just go the lazy route and post them on ebay. :)

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  2. LOL! Small world :)

    I can see they were well cared for, and I intend to continue the tradition.

    SA #1+2 will find a nice place to be displayed along with the Trollgod's personal and signed copy of T&T 2E when I complete my renovations.

    I have some doubles now (I think I have 3 copies of SA 14). I'll find someway to give these away ;)

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