Project Digitize- The FASA Job Lot

My laziness is your reward! Dont have the time to list them seperately so seven FASA books in one auction-

  1. Fate of the Sky Raiders- Good Condition  
  2. Double Adventure- The Stazhlekh Report/The Harrensa Project- Good Condition  
  3. Ordeal by Eshaar- Ok Condition  
  4. The Trail of the Sky Raiders- Ok Condition  
  5. Rescue on Galatea- Good Condition  
  6. Uragyad’n of the Seven Pillars- Good Condition  
  7. The FCI Consumer Guide- Poor Condition

All books are original and publishe by FASA in the early to mid 80’s. These are now pretty rare so its a bargin, the Sky Raiders Trilliogy is one of the best advetures ever written for Traveller and was put together by William Keith, Andrew Kieth and Jordan Weisman.

  

Condition Guide

Excellent- As new

Good- No wear, some spinal scuffing

Ok- Front/Rear cover wear, spinal scuffing some creasing

Poor- Front/Rear cover wear, spinal scuffing, some creasing, possible staining

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Life, the universe and eBay

I have posted off my first classic traveller book to it’s new lucky owner. I had more than a little regret at parting with something I had kept with me for twenty seven years but you move on, fare well little book, may you give joy and dice roll modifiers to your new owner. I now have only two hundred or so to go and if each one is going to be as painful as this I will be a nervous wreak before I am done. There has been much painting and basing of late as I have been teaming up with Warzone Junior to have a stab at some more 40k stuff, it’s looks pretty good. I made a custom basing mix of GF9 grasses and rocks to come up with an interesting base material and then added sone broken masonry bits for effect; nice look. The Elhiem moderns are taking up a bit of time as I really overindulged and now have almost half a company of USMC ultra modern stuff but then again you can’t ever have too many miniatures can you?

Project Digitize- New Auction

My laziness is your reward! Dont have the time to list them seperately so nine JTAS books in one auction-

  1. Journal No 19- Skyport Authority
  2. Journal No 14- Laws and Lawbreakers
  3. Best of Vol 4- Selected articles from journals 13 to 16
  4. Best of Vol 1- Selected articles from journals 1 to 4
  5. Journal No 18- Travelling without jumping
  6. Journal No 23- Zhodahni Philosophies
  7. Journal No 24- Religion in the two thousand worlds
  8. Journal No 21- Vargr
  9. Best of Vol 3- Selected articles from journals 9 to 12

All books are worn on the covers but good on the inside. All are original GDW first published in the early to mid 80’s.
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Project Digitize- Phase 1: The Traveller Files

The project continues- just ordered my Traveller collection from http://www.farfuture.net/ , which happens to be the website of Marc Miller himself. So the hard copies will go onto Ebay once I have the digital copies in my hot hands. For those who are interested I will post the auction links on the blog.

Project Digitize

As gamers we have an abundance of two things; books and miniatures. I am unwilling to reduce my mountain of lead but have come to the conclusion that the books need to go. To give you and idea, I have every GDW role playing book ever published, most GURPS books, 40k, Gear Krieg, Flames of War, Battletech, Car Wars, Harpoon, Command Decision etc, and this is on top of the boxed board games. Needless to say every nook and cranny of my smallish inner city house is full to capacity. Mrs. Warzone, although a patient woman has declared stumps on the collection so an alternative has to be found.
Being a fan of the electronic device I have decided to convert each book to PDF and store them on my E Reader and Ipad for easy access. Most of these titles can be purchased via various sites such as Drive Thru RPG and theoretically the selling of the hard copies should fund the purchase of the digital copies. I already use an ereader for novels and it is great but the image heavy PDFs really need the Ipad to be useful. I practice it is a revelation carrying your whole collection around on one device, I have actually found it easier to find stuff as you can search for words in the text.
Going digital is not for everyone but I have found the following-
  1. E Reader for E Books, large PDFs are slow and cumbersome.
  2. Image heavy PDF are great on the I Pad, casual browsing and looking stuff up in rulebooks is great on the ‘Pad but long sessions of reading are best left to E Reader.
  3. Back up your stuff. As usual but in this case losing a hard drive can cost you your whole library (no analog back up anymore).
  4. Not everything is electronic yet, but it will be.
Going digital for the print industry is very similar to the transition from film based photography to digital, ten years from now we will be wondering how we ever lived with paper based books.