Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-09 Thread Pedro Quaresma
Speaking of Synergistic Software, I recently had the chance to exchange emails with Robert Nendel, lead programmer for Warriors of Legend and other Syn. Soft. games. If anyone's interested, I can share some stories/facts about those days in Syn. Soft. -- Pedro R. Quaresma Salvador Caetano IMVT

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-09 Thread Jim Leonard
Dan Chisarick wrote: While Mt. Drash itself could probably be considered 'exotic', a signed copy would probably be 'unique', especially if it was personalized. The best of both worlds is to have a spare copy. Ah, but who would sign it? Richard Garriott, who had NOTHING to do with Drash, or

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-09 Thread Jim Leonard
Pedro Quaresma wrote: other Syn. Soft. games. If anyone's interested, I can share some stories/facts about those days in Syn. Soft. Hell yes, if it's not too much trouble! -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:http://www.MobyGames.com/ A delicious slice

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-09 Thread AvatarTom
In a message dated 01/09/2004 11:36:34 AM Central Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Ah, but who would sign it? Richard Garriott, who had NOTHING to do with Drash, or the person/people involved in *actually* creating Drash? Keith Zabaloui (sp) of course, he's still around :) Tom Visit

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-09 Thread C.E. Forman
Stephane, You got your BotF from the former president of Phoenix, didn't you? I recall he was selling some stuff awhile back, I got a few pieces from him myself. - Original Message - From: Stephane Racle To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2004 8:34 PM

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-09 Thread C.E. Forman
It indeed is that uncommon. Much more so than a Starcross saucer, Suspended mask or sealed Fooblitzky. I have been on ebay now for five years and only saw it once and that one was even sealed. Hmm, I've had 3 or 4 of these (ZorkQuest II) come through the Shoppe over the years, but I can't say

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-09 Thread C.E. Forman
Just to clarify, Stephane... Did you find three individual Infocomics being sold together? Or did you find a literal three-pack of Infocomics (with some kind of unique outer packaging)? I always have to be sure if someone sounds like they have a package I haven't seen before. B-) -

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-09 Thread C.E. Forman
The Mastertronic series was sold predominatly in Europe, where they seem to be very common. I overpaid for mine because, being in the States, I'd never seen them before so I figured they were rare. - Original Message - From: Pedro Quaresma To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-09 Thread C.E. Forman
Technically they are not "re-issues" either. They were the firstInfocom releses for C64. Commodore insisted on doing their own packaging up until Cutthroats, then they wised up and realized Infocom's boxes were better. Infocom re-released the C64 titles in the standard greys after that.

Re: [SWCollect] A new member to the Origin Museum Family!

2004-01-09 Thread C.E. Forman
I found a PC port of Drash awhile back while digging around for a column: http://www.peroxide.dk/drash/mtdrash.zip It's pretty hack-n-slash, but I like the monsters, 'specially the gremlin, he's cute. - Original Message - From: Feldhamer, Stuart [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-09 Thread C.E. Forman
That reminds me, I have the Zork 1 poster from the Zork Users Group. Say, was that the only poster they made? I have some vague memory of a Zork 2 poster mentioned. There was a Zork II, it was in BW. -- This message

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-09 Thread C.E. Forman
I recall someone saying the seller admitted to shilling on this auction. Can't find the original post, though. - Original Message - From: Stephane Racle [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2004 2:21 PM Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-09 Thread C.E. Forman
I hear he doesn't have a lot of patience with people talking about Drash, though. He's done a number of other games since then and apparently dislikes the fact that everyone only seems to care about the one crappy game he did two decades ago. - Original Message - From:

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-09 Thread Stephane Racle
Yes I did... Do you have a copy too? He used to run auctions fairly regularly, but I haven't seen or heard anything from him in months. By the way, which Phoenix games are you missing? I think I have an extra copy of Masquerade, and perhaps another game, though I'd have to check. C.E. Forman

[SWCollect] Software Collecting Expo?

2004-01-09 Thread C.E. Forman
This idea comes up every now and then, but we never seem to get past the we should do this stage. If everybody's serious, we could put something like this together. First we'd need to agree where to hold it, of course. East coast? West coast? Middle of the country? (Of course it's going to

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-09 Thread Stephane Racle
Funny you mention that. It actually is a three-pack of Infocomics, although as I recall, it's three individual Infocomics shrinkwrapped in one package. Probably a store job... but you never know. Perhaps Infocom/Activision did package them like that to get rid of excess inventory? I don't

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-09 Thread Stephane Racle
I looked and unfortunately my only duplicate is Masquerade. Just a couple of notes: Fraktured Faebles was never actually released by Phoenix - it came after the sale to American Eagle. And the deal for the second Japanese game never happened... I have some scans of Phoenix stuff at

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-09 Thread C.E. Forman
It's still up on my news page (www.yois.biz/news). I still get pissed when I think about it or look at the package, so I don't think I'll retype it here. - Original Message - From: John Romero [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: C.E. Forman [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, January 09, 2004 10:23 PM

RE: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-09 Thread Hugh Falk
Unfortunately, I am missing the disk for this. I only have the manual, but it looks just like Stephane's picture. Hugh -Original Message- From: Stephane Racle [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2004 3:13 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash