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Run5 Magazine - Nostalgia Trip

Postby planetbrain » Mon Nov 12, 2007 4:45 pm

I have, and still constantly refer to, all 25 issues of the run 5 magazine, published between Jan86 and ? 1996.
I wonder, does any one else still have these mags, and cherish them as I do?
The artwork and the articles were brilliant, the humor appreciated.
Is there any chance of replicating some aspects of these publications on this site for others to appreciate?
I know you do the odd article on site now but there is nothing of the ambiance of what was (sigh).
Anyway, a (very belated) thanks for what was a great magazine, the no. one publication of all time!
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Postby Gregor Whiley » Tue Nov 13, 2007 8:30 am

Working on Run 5 was a lot of fun and also a huge amount of work. I had a very minor role in the actual production, almost all the hard work was done by Ian Trout. The magazine was started in the pre digital era (Triassic I think) so everything had to be manually pasted up, and the maps were a masterpiece, with multiple layers of acetate that had to be got just right.

Anyway, I'll see what we can do about the articles.

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Postby Pascal » Wed Nov 14, 2007 1:20 pm

i've got a handful of run 5 magazines. they were really great.

i'm sure i would enjoy reading the articles from the other magazines if it's possible to post them up here.

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Postby nordo100 » Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:46 am

Is there any way to get copies of the articles pertaining to CAW?
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Postby Iberian » Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:15 am

If SSG finds a way to transform the magazines into PDF files, I would buy them without a doubt. I encourage you to try to put this old mags in a modern format.
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still got 'em

Postby sarahtim » Thu Oct 23, 2008 1:49 pm

I still have all the issues.
They are in a shrine.
Pure nitrogen atmosphere, temperature sensors, complete darkness.
As you'd expect.

;-)

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Postby Greg Wilmoth » Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:59 pm

I have an index to issues Nos. 1-21 I prepared back in 1996. I've got it in Word 2003 now, and it's 331KB, and 53 pages long. It's focused on SSG's wargames and scenarios. I admit it includes all the projected projected products and deadlines missed, which was a pet peeve of mine back then, but I offer it only to help you find useful nuggets of information buried in the issues. It's truly surprising what was/is in there. If the administrator would permit it, I'd be glad to post it as an attachment in this forum.

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Postby Noakesy » Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:03 pm

As someone that has never bought any of these that sounds interesting, as you imply I guess there'd be some sort of copyright discussion with SSG first. :D
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Postby Greg Wilmoth » Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:27 am

For the RUN5 index, the issue isn't copyright, it's the fact that I was unable to upload a .doc file to this forum. Apparently (per the Board Rules) only DBWWII Game Save Files and PBEM Files are allowed to be attached to messages. Let me ask the moderator or administrator for special permission.
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Postby Robjess » Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:55 pm

Attached is the Run5 Index Greg refers to..
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Postby Noakesy » Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:27 pm

How kind, happy new year to you mr robjess. :D
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Postby Robjess » Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:15 pm

Gee thanks :) What a new year its going to be.. daughter number 2 is due to be born any day now! Gulp!
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Postby Noakesy » Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:45 pm

:lol: all hands on deck then, good luck to you all, a sister for Romilly then. Friend of mine is expecting any day now too, it's going to be bedlam in their household (not sure if they know what "flavour" they are expecting). :D
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Postby JSS » Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:31 pm

Robjess wrote:Gee thanks :) What a new year its going to be.. daughter number 2 is due to be born any day now! Gulp!


Congratulations Mate! Best wishes for you and the Mrs. :D
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Postby tctwood » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:12 pm

Just as welcome as the articles would be files for add-on scenarios. Most of them appeared on the IBM/Mac Total War compilation but a number were not included.

Does anyone out there have copies of the contents of those disks?

What about scenarios published in places other than in Run5? I have Milne bay, for example, from Breakout!.

What about readers own creations? Whether original designs or conversions of scenarios from Battlefront (1986) & Battles in Normandy (1987) to the later games - Halls of Montezuma (1987), Rommel (1988), Macarthur's War (1988) & Panzer Battles (1989)?

I still get these out and play them every so often. Given the good ratings these games get on the web sites devoted to classic games I'm sure I'm not alone.

If anyone else is interested in keeping alive this part of SSG's history, message me.
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