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Re: I am now the new ruler of Firetop Mountain

Postby torilen » Wednesday October 7th, 2015 9:21am

Talking about book covers - Have you seen what Wizards of the Coast did to all of the old
Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance novels? They took some of the old novels and reprinted
them with new covers - absolutely horrible.

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Re: I am now the new ruler of Firetop Mountain

Postby knightkrawler » Wednesday October 7th, 2015 9:28am

Here's the other way around. Die Enwor Saga was a cycle of originally 10 books (now 15, 5 of which are *lemony goodness* - guess which 5), now re-published as a nice hardcover collection.
The original covers had nothing whatsof***ingever to do with the contents, the new ones depict a scene from each book.
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Re: I am now the new ruler of Firetop Mountain

Postby cornixt » Wednesday October 7th, 2015 9:51am

knightkrawler wrote:It's no comparison to this:

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NEW NOVEL (re-published stories from the original series)
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This sends shivers down my spine, because the original magazine series was all about the freakin' art.
Fighting Fantasy still has the awesome inside black and white art by Hutchinson et al.


It looks like one of those awful self-published books on Amazon. Someone with zero talent picks a background, some random fonts, and an object for the centre of the page, then calls it done. I really can't believe that anyone thought that was professional-looking.


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Re: I am now the new ruler of Firetop Mountain

Postby Goblin-King » Wednesday October 7th, 2015 10:11am

Can you believe there are versions of Discworld that does NOT use the Paul Kirby covers? Da fuk?

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I also once did a book cover by the way. I just did the painting. None of the font/setup :D
The book itself was a failure to the best of my knowledge.

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For anyone wondering. It's a Beholder disguising itself as a warrior, using magic to move the "limbs".
Figuring out how to depict THAT was the biggest challenge! :lol:


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Re: I am now the new ruler of Firetop Mountain

Postby knightkrawler » Wednesday October 7th, 2015 10:29am

Goblin-King wrote:Can you believe there are versions of Discworld that does NOT use the Paul Kirby covers? Da fuk?


it's for the people out there who don't like Kirby's art.
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BWAAAAHAHAHAHHHHH !!!


Oh, and you showed us this before. Still awesome. I could count the phallic metaphors in your art the whole day long.
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Re: I am now the new ruler of Firetop Mountain

Postby Sjeng » Wednesday October 7th, 2015 10:39am

Yup, I remember you doing that artwork :)

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Re: I am now the new ruler of Firetop Mountain

Postby Sjeng » Wednesday October 7th, 2015 11:02am

knightkrawler wrote:But look for the 10-book pack that includes the Warlock of Firetop Mountain and Citadel of Chaos as the first two and you have some classics. These packs go for about 20 to 40 quid.
It's the dirt cheap version I have.

In fact, buy this one if you can afford it, but research if it can get even cheaper: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FIGHTING-FANTASY-BOXED-SET-Books-1-10-by-Steve-Jackson-and-Ian-Livingstone-/221886913734?hash=item33a97d9cc6

That's not very cheap in my opinion: €43,- including shipping! Still €4,30 per book. I call that average, not cheap. €10,- for that pack would be cheap ;)
And I currently need to watch my expenses... Need a new job and we want to move, worst time to be out of a job :(

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Re: I am now the new ruler of Firetop Mountain

Postby Goblin-King » Wednesday October 7th, 2015 11:10am

knightkrawler wrote:I could count the phallic metaphors in your art the whole day long.


I'm not even trying! :lol:


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Re: I am now the new ruler of Firetop Mountain

Postby knightkrawler » Wednesday October 7th, 2015 11:51am

I think I paid 45 quid for 20 books.
And average for a new book would probably be the price printed on the back, which is way more than 4,30 € for a new paperback with pages that are not too flimsy to even leaf through.
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Re: I am now the new ruler of Firetop Mountain

Postby slev » Wednesday October 7th, 2015 12:26pm

knightkrawler wrote:It's no comparison to this:

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Had a full original set of all 52, with bothe the slip-binders! Cracking stuff!


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