Chasm of Doom - Unplayable

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swiftstrike
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Postby swiftstrike » Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:39 am

Under British law you can advertise something for whatever price you like but it is not until the retailer agrees to do the deal at that price, IE takes payment and issues a receipt at that price that the price is set for an item. So I could own a shop advertising a car for 3p, until I choose to sell that car at 3p and then renege on the deal it would not be breaking the law. But of course most retailers will not do this is most case as soon they would not have any customers.
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Postby einsamerwolf » Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:15 am

Truth is, there is indeed text getting cut off, and the crosshairs. Is it really so hard to print a book properly without those errors?
i cannot understand:

Lone Wolf got a great community at
projectaon.org

so why Mongoose doesn"t check them before printing?

(my english grammar is not good but you can understand)


I have stopped buying the books for now.

he one of section 129 leading to section 309? That should be something for JD himself to correct, since he is the one who made the book and it has been a recurring error in almost all versions of that book, from the Beaver Edition to the Sparrow one.
correct, so i am disappointed a little more.

Some sections more with no logical errors would be nice.

It would make me more happy then an additional mini adventure.
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Postby baldur » Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:28 am

Yes you are right. I think Dever should read the problems listed in the projectaon forum. So i´m very curious if Dever eliminates some questions of the old books like the tournament with altan or the riddle with shamath or the difficult fight with zakhan kimah and so on. That is the fact that I bought the new mongoose books so far. But if I see no improvements I wouldn´t buy any of the next books until we reach "The Hunger of Sejanoz".
Nevertheless the first of the new books was fantastic - a better story and a realistic story.
So please Mr Dever - read the many many posts in the projectaon forums and your books should be better than before.
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Postby WritingWolf » Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:49 pm

So it sounds like Mongoose need to show the "correct" price on their books then ie the £10.95 price, or lower the prices for all?

Well I'm not gonna take it any further as I want LW to continue to be published, but if they are gonna charge me more for the books then I sure as hell wanna see that reflected - both in the quality of the book (no more errors please, or at least less than previously shown) and the right price on the book.

On a plus note I'm really looking forward to LW 5. I guess the bonus adventure will be Banedon and the Skyrider, so that will be cool.
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Postby OldMongooseFordy » Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:39 am

I guess the bonus adventure will be Banedon and the Skyrider
No it won't (I know because I wrote it)
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Postby Eternalknight » Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:28 am

Fordy wrote:
I guess the bonus adventure will be Banedon and the Skyrider
No it won't (I know because I wrote it)
I believe we were already told it invloves Tipasa the Wanderer?
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Postby OldMongooseFordy » Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:38 am

I believe we were already told it invloves Tipasa the Wanderer?
Indeed, unless something has changed that I don't know about, the bonus adventure will detail Tipasa's first sojourn to the Tomb of the Majhan.
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Postby gamey_wolf » Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:06 pm

Hmmm, I have just read through this entire thread, and that combined with the fact that I am a Mega-Deal customer (ordered VERY early on, long before the 1st book was released) and I have yet to even receive book 4 (in whatever "condition") AND Mongoose seems rather reluctant and/or unable to answer questions here AND their customer service has seemed to cease answering e-mails has me regretting spending that $600.00. (Maybe I am a less important customer because I am a "foreigner"?) ha (Just a bit of joke there referencing a previous poster's xenophobia. Anyway, after 3 e-mails (spaced 2 days apart each) I have yet to get a response as to the status of my copy of book 4. Am I the only remaining Mega-Deal customer who has yet to receive this book? Or are Mongoose working on a subsequent priniting in order to iron out some of the errors? (Though it could have been lost in the post, but I don't even know if my copy was even sent as I can't get anyone to answer my e-mails...which were actually quite civil and succinct, but after spending $600.00 I am getting to the point at which "civil and succinct" are seeming rather pointless). Cheers.
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Postby MongooseMatt » Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:07 pm

Hi there,

Send me a mail at msprange@mongoosepublishing.com, and I will look into your order. Please also be aware that many Mongoose staff are not in the office at the moment (I am typing this from the lounge of Vegas airport, of all places).
Matthew Sprange

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WritingWolf
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Postby WritingWolf » Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:14 pm

To Fordy-

Wow that sounds like a good mini-adventure. I would never have thought of doing that, so I'm looking forward to playing it.

I wanted to write a mini-adventure, even volunteered, but haven't heard anything so I guess that's out now :-( Waaaahhh!!!

Still, the ones so far have been exxcellent and I'm sure it will continue with yours.

I've pre-ordered my book 5 now - Mongoose, do me proud and I will happily sing your praises on here!

Ta
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Postby BlackCat » Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:48 pm

gamey_wolf wrote:Am I the only remaining Mega-Deal customer who has yet to receive this book?
I'm from Canada, Mega-Deal buyer and I have yet to receive my book 4. However, I got my first 3 books all at once and they were all perfect (except a minor typo in the main adventure and a section leading to the wrong one in the mini-adventure of book 3). Seeing that they got some problems again with book 4 and that they are switching printing facilities, I have expected the delay and I know that when I'll get my book, it will be perfect. I'll start panicking only if I don't get my book before book 5 is released (which is soon).
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Postby KaiLord » Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:15 am

I don't have it either, so all I'm hoping is like BC said--that when I do finally get the book, it will be one that can go on my (rather bare) shelf above my computer instead of in the closet with the other replaced copies (1 and 3).
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Postby Yogah of Yag » Sun Apr 27, 2008 1:22 am

msprange wrote:Hi there,

Send me a mail at msprange@mongoosepublishing.com, and I will look into your order. Please also be aware that many Mongoose staff are not in the office at the moment (I am typing this from the lounge of Vegas airport, of all places).
Wow! Are you working with George on Oceans 14? :D
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Postby FallingPhoenix » Tue May 27, 2008 5:39 am

Actually, it was the CONquest gaming convention... :)

FP, who is pretty sure the major printing errors will be fixed now that Mongoose isn't trying to do their own printing anymore.
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Postby columbob » Sat May 31, 2008 2:16 pm

Hi folks,

Still haven't received my book 4 yet, I'm in Canada. Sending an email to Mat Sprange right this moment.

C.B.
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Postby BlackCat » Sat May 31, 2008 4:25 pm

columbob wrote:Hi folks,

Still haven't received my book 4 yet, I'm in Canada. Sending an email to Mat Sprange right this moment.

C.B.
I think you've missed the update that Matt posted here a while ago. Sadly, the post was deleted (along with almost all the other ones that had been posted the same week) because of a problem with the forum. Luckily, we at TotS saved it!http://daziarn.proboards54.com/index.cg ... thread=191

I won't be surprised if Matt says exactly the same thing to you in his answer about book 4 and 5, but if he does, please let us know! :D

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