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Ultima - The Ultimate Collector's Guide 2012

Discussion in 'UHall' started by CmdrFalcon, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. CmdrFalcon

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    Greetings all! Some of you might remember me from a few years back from UO, UXO and Tabula Rasa. Some of you might even remember I was working on an Ultima Collector's Guide at the time. Well it is *finally* going to be published this December. It does primarily cover the classic Ultima series, but it also includes a 516 item checklist for UO games, collectibles & misc. Be sure to check it out :)


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    This mammoth 814 page tribute to the Ultima series contains highly detailed information and pictures for 519 main releases, 286 books & collectibles, and 149 miscellaneous items. A grand total of 954 items from 23 countries across 6 continents!

    In addition to all the regular item entries you will find comprehensive variation guides for each game. Essentially they provide side-by-side comparisons that illustrate the differences between different maps, boxes, books, discs, etc. There’s even a little “history & lore” in there for flavoring.

    EVERY Ultima game is covered in exhaustive detail:

    Akalabeth – World of Doom
    Ultima I – The First Age of Darkness
    Ultima II – Revenge of the Enchantress
    Ultima – Escape from Mt. Drash
    Ultima III – Exodus
    Ultima IV – Quest of the Avatar
    Ultima V – Warriors of Destiny
    Ultima VI – The False Prophet
    Ultima: Runes of Virtue I
    Ultima: Runes of Virtue II
    Ultima: Worlds of Adventure 1 – The Savage Empire
    Ultima: Worlds of Adventure 2 – Martian Dreams
    Ultima Underworld I – The Stygian Abyss
    Ultima VII (Part 1) – The Black Gate
    Ultima VII (Part 1) – Forge of Virtue
    Ultima Underworld II – Labyrinth of Worlds
    Ultima VII (Part 2) – Serpent Isle
    Ultima VII (Part 2) – The Silver Seed
    Ultima VIII – Pagan
    Ultima VIII – The Lost Vale
    Ultima IX – Ascension
    Ultima X – Odyssey
    Ultima Collections
    Ultima Compilations
    Ultima Worlds

    As an added bonus there is a checklist covering the long-running Ultima Online spin-off series. It weighs in at 180 main releases, 267 books & collectibles, and 69 miscellaneous items for a grand total of another 516 items! Just because I care, you’ll even get a mini ‘Media Guide’ section listing 494 Ultima & UO magazine articles from around the world. I didn’t name it the ‘Ultimate’ guide just to be ironic ;)


    EDIT: Forgot to add a pic of the cover...
     

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  2. Crysta

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    So um.. where do we get one when its out?
     
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    Got an ISBN yet? Looks like an interesting book, especially as the ultima series is one of the reasons I got into computers when I was young.

    Btw, that's a freaking awesome picture that was linked about you (i searched about the book) standing there talking with Warren Spector and Richard Garriot about your book....origin was an amazing company with amazing people, most of which even when they moved on went to found all the other companies that defined gaming (ID Software, Looking Glass Studios, ION Storm)
     
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    I do indeed, not sure if they are searchable yet but:

    ISBN-10: 1467934607
    ISBN-13: 978-1467934602

    It was an incredible honor getting to meet so many gaming legends... Between that fundraiser, the TR launch party & the Austin GDC I got to meet Richard, Warren, George Sanger (aka the Fatman - also in that pic), Starr Long, Sheri Granger Ray, Paul Sage, Denis Loubet, Binky, and quite a few others.

    I even got to meet the real life Iolo (David Watson) who gave me a crossbow bolt he made for Sentri and he played me "Stones" on his lute! THAT was priceless :)
     
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    Ordered :)
     
  7. CmdrFalcon

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    Thanks Bazer :)
     
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    *drools* Holiday gift idea.....
     
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    I just wouldn't recommend it as a stocking stuffer unless you've got REALLY big stockings ;)
     
  10. Mirt

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    Or I am the one asking for it :devil:
     
  11. CmdrFalcon

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    LOL

    I figured I should probably add a little teaser pic up there too.
     
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    *drools*
    Ohhh pretty color!
    :love:
     
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    Just 17hrs left to pre-order if anyone else is interested, offer expires while you wait... operators are standing by...
     
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    Woot! Just got mine in and am Very Pleased! Thank You Very Much!
     
  16. CmdrFalcon

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    I'm glad you got it, and even gladder you're enjoying it :)
     
  17. Woodsman

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    Thank you for making this, very impressive. I have one on the way as well.