|#1zombiegleemaxJan 23, 2007 12:23:14||This is supposedly a Greyhawk novel. Can anyone confirm this or provide a screenshot of it?|
|#2MortepierreJan 23, 2007 16:43:18||T'was Greyhawk Adventure - book 7, published in 1988 IIRC.|
Can't seem to find a pic of the old cover though.
|#3vormaerinJan 23, 2007 16:55:20||"Supposedly" is a very relevant word in any discussion of Rose Estes and Greyhawk. She took over writing the Greyhawk Adventures books after Gary Gygax left TSR (and continued his storyline in the Gord the Rogue line). But they are pretty bad, both as stories and especially as sources for GH. I don't know if they've been officially disowned, but even official GH writers have been known to publicly s**** at them. They fall into the same category as other things like the "joke" Castle Greyhawk that would be better off blotted from the corpus.|
|#4erik_monaJan 23, 2007 21:27:39||This book does not exist.|
|#5MortepierreJan 24, 2007 3:47:46|
This book does not exist.
Are you being sarcastic Erik? Because I'm pretty sure that book was published given I can still find its ISBN #
|#6mortellanJan 24, 2007 9:51:16|
This book does not exist.
LOL. I am sorely tempted to draw a cover of it now.
|#7vormaerinJan 25, 2007 1:38:42||*laughs* I'm not sure if that's a comment on its value as GH material (zilch) or on the fact that it is out of print and not available except through a curse of Ralishaz on the finder.|
|#8ripvanwormerJan 25, 2007 15:38:43||I think he means it never existed. It was likely announced by TSR (somewhere) but never published. RPG.net hints that this might be the case.|
Looking through the previews in old Dragon issues, the following books were announced:
The Demon Hand - February 1988
The Name of the Game - July 1988
The Eyes Have it - September 1989
"Dragon in Amber" was never advertised in Dragon Magazine, which would seem an odd omission. It's also curious that the cover images of all the other Rose Estes books are easy to find, but not Dragon in Amber's.
|#9vormaerinJan 26, 2007 0:09:50||Odd. Its listed as out of print on various online bookstores. Mind you, I don't generally shop them so I don't know how reliable they are at distinguishing theoretical books from real ones. And it had an ISBN number according to Mortepierre. A phantom book. Heh.|
|#10ripvanwormerJan 26, 2007 1:24:00|
Mind you, I don't generally shop them so I don't know how reliable they are at distinguishing theoretical books from real ones.
Not very. Roger E. Moore's Greyhawk hardcover is still on Amazon. And it has an ISBN number.
|#11erik_monaJan 29, 2007 2:45:53||Publishers often appy for ISBNs months, or even years, before a product comes out. That results in a lot of ISBNs for books that never got published because a title changed, the book was dropped for strategic or financial reasons, or whatever.|
This book is one of those books. It does not exist. There's also a 90s-era Endless Quest book by Wes Nicholson that is supposedly set in Greyhawk. It doesn't exist, either.
|#12zombiegleemaxJan 29, 2007 17:09:19||Thank you for clearing that up. It bugged me that I could not find proof of it anywhere...|