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The Runes Of Doom, Part XIII — 9 Comments

    • Do I realize that? Hmmm…


      Still need the last one. And I’ve got Arduin Adventure (boxed set), several of the dungeon modules, some of the treasure cards (I think I’ve still got them…), and the World Book Of Khaas around here somewhere…

  1. Checked my Emperor’s Choice Trilogy reprint, indeed it is a “palp.” The interweb says “palp” is another term for “palpus”, a zoology noun meaning “each of a pair of elongated segmented appendages near the mouth of an arthropod, usually concerned with the senses of touch and taste.” Makes perfect sense. Dave means what he writes, apparently.

    • Much as with EGG, he wrote for those with rich vocabularies, and figured if you couldn’t glark the meaning from context or look it up, you weren’t the target audience.

  2. This series has been excellent…a fantastic piece of work on your part to go through all this.

    A couple thoughts on this post:

    – The tribe of Phraints are “as on Gor?” Were phraints inspired by Norman’s insectoid priest-kings?

    – The top-listed brigand/highwayman is a naked, wolf-riding Amazon. What does she do with the stolen loot that’s necessitated the huge price on her head?

    – The character of Boba Fett was in the original Star Wars film, but his scene was left on the cutting-room floor. Hence the release of a BF action figure prior to the second film of the series.

    Good luck with your other projects. Thanks again for your work on Arduin!

    • I believe that Boba Fett was created for Empire… but was “previewed” in the legendary Star Wars Holiday Special, in a cartoon by Nelvana (which many people remember as the only good part of the special), hence, the early toy. I’ve not seen a reference to him being part of any of the early drafts of Star Wars, but I’d be interested in being proven wrong.

      • Ha! You’re right! I hadn’t realized that his inclusion in the “special edition” version of the first film was a CGI insert into the restored scene with Jabba the Hutt. The Holiday Special was his first appearance, before the toy.

        (that from Wikipedia. I’ve read “The Secret History of Star Wars” but my copy of the book is 6000 miles away from my current location)

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