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Raph
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on: May 31, 2018, 02:14:31 PM

Hey, not sure where to put this.

My new book is available to order (ships in a month), it's selected essays from my site covering the above-mentioned work, plus a whole book's worth of new stuff. Postmortems, behind the scenes, lots more.

Blog post about it is here: https://www.raphkoster.com/2018/05/31/new-book-postmortems/

At least one regular poster here gets quoted. :)
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Reply #1 on: May 31, 2018, 02:30:48 PM

I hope it was Brad McQuaid getting quoted

Or Curt schilling
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Reply #2 on: May 31, 2018, 03:14:11 PM

Brad's in there, Curt's not, but I meant regular f13 posters :)
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Reply #3 on: May 31, 2018, 06:58:54 PM

Loved the trapped chests excerpt, brought back a lot of memories. I was a bit of a griefer in UO (I was bored, young, and a jerk) and most of your happy mistakes were exploited immediately after being introduced.

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Reply #4 on: May 31, 2018, 07:41:57 PM

Very pleased to see this.
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Reply #5 on: May 31, 2018, 10:55:59 PM

I am probably not the quoted one- I labeled myself as co-author because Lum used my anecdote in his MMOG book, and Raph doesn't wanna share the spotlight  Mob


Also- where is my Kindle version, you tree-murdering miscreant?

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Reply #6 on: May 31, 2018, 11:07:42 PM

Yeah, I'll assume I have to be happy with my excerpt in his other book as well.

Ah the trapped chests. My room mate back then was literally paying his rent off of trapped chest and bank roof exploits.

Most elaborate one I remember: He bought a tiny house and placed it near a major road. He'd go inside, open the door, place a chest in the doorway. Then he'd fill the chest with so much ore that you couldn't actually move it. Then he'd trap the chest, and then stand on top of it and hide. Standing in the doorway kept the door propped open, but since he was hidden, it looked like the chest was doing it. It also for some reason prevented people from pushing through him.

People would run down the road and see an open door. Greed kicked in and they'd make a beeline to it. They wouldn't be able to get in or move the chest, so in a panic they'd open the chest without thinking. I witnessed him get at least a dozen people with that.
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Reply #7 on: May 31, 2018, 11:44:50 PM

Also- where is my Kindle version, you tree-murdering miscreant?

Wish I knew! Might be that they are holding it until the release date.
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Reply #8 on: June 12, 2018, 11:03:49 AM

Look forward to reading this!

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