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Straxus
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like the Wretched Hives-book, I've had some good ideas come out of the locations there. Also, I really like that they use locations that are used in other supplements, for instance there is a nightclub on the planet Adarlon - which is mentioned in the campaign-section of Tramp Freighters.

These days I don't have time to do as much prepwork as I used to, so to have a couple of nicely fleshed out locations is great.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I forgot about Cracken's Rebel Field Guide! That was a big hook for me. LOVE the schematic art in that one, plus Cracken's running commentary.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hwayeez wrote:
The books that hooked me most as a player were GG6: Tramp Freighters and GG9: Fragments from the Rim - especially the Special Ops section. The slang list was fantastic.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WillTasker wrote:
Hard: Easy
Easy: Hard

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I continue to use "TLA" and "ETLA" on a frequent basis at work, especially with IT folk. "This SOW has too many TLAs in it."
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A minor victory: I was able to get a boxed DarkStryder Campaign set on Ebay for under $30 in very good shape.

The caveat was that it was missing three of the stat cards. That irks me a bit but to be honest, I probably was missing a few of those cards before my first set went missing about 15 years ago.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WillTasker wrote:
A minor victory: I was able to get a boxed DarkStryder Campaign set on Ebay for under $30 in very good shape.

The caveat was that it was missing three of the stat cards. That irks me a bit but to be honest, I probably was missing a few of those cards before my first set went missing about 15 years ago.


I think I got mine for a little cheaper than that missing the box and maps.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now here's an uncomfortable question to ask: How much are you willing to pay for some of these books? I ask because the handful that I really want - like Platt's Smuggler's Guide - go for around $50, and ... its hard to justify that amount of cash for a book thats not gonna get any use other than my reading it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me. At most i'd pay cover price.. no more.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I live near a Half Price Books and check about once a week. I just picked up Platte's smugglers guide for $12. The most I paid for a book was the Movie Trilogy special edition at about $25. I would not spend over cover price unless it was exceptionally rare and or in excellent condition. And even then I would still not exceed 150% cover price.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a good score for decent money. Platt's for $14 is especially good.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Over the past two years I have picked up probably 30 books.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hwayeez wrote:


I continue to use "TLA" and "ETLA" on a frequent basis at work, especially with IT folk. "This SOW has too many TLAs in it."


I always loved the 13 Chicken Alarm. Twisted Evil

My must-have list:
  • GM Screen (Revised)
  • GG4 Alien Races
  • Tales of the Jedi Sourcebook
  • Imperial Sourcebook
  • GG9 Fragments from the Rim


I think the most I ever paid was $45 for Alien Encounters, but it was the last one to complete my collection.
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