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Out of the Suitcase #49: From the Archives - What Almost Never Was...

Out of the Suitcase #49: From the Archives - What Almost Never Was...

Posted by Michael O'Brien on 4th May 2024

Chaosium President Rick Meints shares stories from a life-time as a collector of all things Chaosium.I have a feeling that all four of these books are going to be asked about based on their recent appearance on eBay. Back in 2015 we Kickstarted RuneQuest Classic, which ended up raising ove … read more
Out of the Suitcase #47: Another Martian Metals Mystery...

Out of the Suitcase #47: Another Martian Metals Mystery...

Posted by Michael O'Brien on 16th Nov 2023

Chaosium President Rick Meints shares stories from a life-time as a collector of all things Chaosium.Last week I posted about discovering a previously unknown to me article by Greg Stafford, 'Broos of Glorantha'. It had featured in a 1986 edition of The Partha Pipeline, a newsletter released by … read more
Out of the Suitcase #46: The Partha Pipeline still flows

Out of the Suitcase #46: The Partha Pipeline still flows

Posted by Michael O'Brien on 12th Nov 2023

Chaosium President Rick Meints shares stories from a life-time as a collector of all things Chaosium.I assembled most of my Ral Partha miniatures collection in the late 1990s. Between eBay and the wonderful Leisure Games store in North London (Finchley) I purchased them all just after the Ral Partha … read more
Out of the Suitcase #45: RuneQuest Advertising in (The) General...

Out of the Suitcase #45: RuneQuest Advertising in (The) General...

Posted by Michael O'Brien on 15th Oct 2023

The above RQ3 advert is from The General Vol. 25, No. 2, page 5 (1989).Chaosium President Rick Meints shares stories from a life-time as a collector of all things Chaosium.A few days ago I was asked about the Avalon Hill staff that worked on RuneQuest 3rd Edition (RQ3) products. From 1984 through 19 … read more
Out of the Suitcase #44: "Kay-OH-see-um" or "Kay-OS-ee-um"?

Out of the Suitcase #44: "Kay-OH-see-um" or "Kay-OS-ee-um"?

Posted by Michael O'Brien on 24th Sep 2023

Chaosium President Rick Meints shares stories from a life-time as a collector of all things Chaosium.While chatting after a team meeting this week someone mentioned how different people on the team pronounced our company name in different ways. I mentioned that many years ago Chaosium ran a somewhat … read more
Out of the Suitcase #43: An unexpected magazine ad - part II...

Out of the Suitcase #43: An unexpected magazine ad - part II...

Posted by Michael O'Brien on 22nd Aug 2023

Chaosium President Rick Meints shares stories from a life-time as a collector of all things Chaosium.In my previous Out of the Suitcase post, thought I'd written the complete story of that "one off" Glorantha ad from the Best of the Dragon - volume I (1980). However a Chaosium colleague, t … read more
Out of the Suitcase #42: An unexpected magazine ad

Out of the Suitcase #42: An unexpected magazine ad

Posted by Michael O'Brien on 11th Aug 2023

Chaosium President Rick Meints shares stories from a life-time as a collector of all things Chaosium.I enjoy discovering unknown gems in unexpected places. The latest discovery came via a facebook collector's forum colleague, and it qualifies as a "never thought to look there" event. Of all places, … read more