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April 25, 2011: A Transcript Of Yesterday's Episode Of Let's Deal!

Pyramid #3/30: SpaceshipsFantasy Gamer #1

"Welcome to the show of easy prizes and hard choices! It's Let's Deal! I'm your host, Barnabas Marsh. Today's first contestant is Whit Wicker, a professional college student from Harvard, Michigan. Tell us about yourself, Whit!"

"I'm not here to make friends; I'm here to win!"

"All right; Let's Deal! Did you want Box #1, Box #2, or Box #3?"

"I'll take Box #1."

"It's a brand new issue of the award-winning magazine for roleplayers: Pyramid #3/30: Spaceships! [AUDIENCE OOHS!] Yes, this stylish PDF contains a mini-armada of brand new vessels using the GURPS Spaceships system. It also features a cybernetic captain template, expanded information on the GURPS Technomancer solar system, optional rules for handling fleet combat using the GURPS Mass Combat system, an adventure containing a menagerie of menacing monsters, and more!"

"Oh, wow. That is amazing."

"It certainly is! So . . . let's deal. Did you want to keep Box #1, or give it up for what's in Box #2?"

"Gosh, that issue of Pyramid sounds incredible. The cybernetic options for ship captains sound especially appealing, and I love those alternate-history spacecraft designs. But I think I'll see what's in Box #2."

Fantasy Gamer #4 Fantasy Gamer #6

"Very good, Whit! It's . . . a complete run of Fantasy Gamer magazine! [AUDIENCE AAHS!] Yes, Fantasy Gamer, the fantasy-themed publication that spun off from Space Gamer for six issues starting in 1983. This retro-chic publication includes treasures such as a slasher film-inspired boardgame, a gamer's guide to Victorian London, a solo adventure for Call of Cthulhu, a battling-wizard game by Steve Jackson, and more!"

"Wow . . . that sounds like hours of fun right there in each issue."

"It is! So, you've seen what's in Box #2. Let's deal. Keep those incredible issues, or take Box #3?"

"I love all that retro-gaming stuff, and PDFs are so convenient to read and enjoy . . . but I think I'm going to go for what's in Box #3."

"No problem, Whit! Box #3 contains . . . bees!" [AUDIENCE EEKS!]

"That's great! I've been wanting to get into beekeepiIEEEEEEEEeeee!!!! . . ."

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--Steven Marsh

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