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Quick! Someone print up some Bryan Bucks! They're just as useless as Reaper Points, but they wear an assortment of cool hats!

 

 

I still have some Reaperbucks from Reapercon, a few years back, with Bryan's face on them. Regrettably, he wore a hat in none of the pictures.

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You know what I find funny/amazing/almost spooky?

 

Barbarian Prince, originally published by Dwarfstar Games, along with Heritage Famous Monsters are the two items that started me on my life path, oh so many decades ago. Who owns the rights to Barbarian Prince now? Reaper!

 

Now THAT is something small and easy I'd love to see reproduced! :wub:

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The link said the game came out in '88.

I think they put an 8 in place of the 9... didn't Reaper start with M:TG life counters? That's at least early to mid 90s...

LK, you might find this video interesting. Ed Pugh talking about how Reaper started.

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We're truly sorry about that, but we did announce that we would be ending the program many months before we actually ended it.

 

 

And here it is 6 years (maybe more?) later and there are *still* people wanting to cash these things in. 

 

Next up - 'WHere do I get that cool paint rack Reaper used to sell?"

 

These could be a a seasonal event on rthe Reaper boards - we could sell hotdogs!

 

 

Most definately hot dogs. And onions. Onna' stick!

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I dug out my copy of the Dark Heaven Apocalypse game and it's dated 1998.

Oh, well, then, I wasn't in college when it came out.

 

Which is reasonable.  I'm pretty sure I would at least half recognized it if I had been, the way Baphomet's "Barbarian Prince" rang a vague bell a few posts up.

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A skirmish game. The predecessor to Warlord and I believe maybe the whole Dark Heaven line of figs. Not sure on the last bit though.

 

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I'm not sure when the name of the line changed, from DH Apocalypse to DH Legends. But the game may predate the name change.

 

I guess instead of quoting i'll just comment on things that have been mentioned.

 

I believe Ed started out in WWII airplane minis and the next thing was Dungeon Dwellers, which is where the Mousling idea came from probably. I know I have a handful of Mouslings and Ratlings from the DD line.

 

I used to give all my swag points away. I had a ton. I don't think I ever turned one in. If i'd known you could get hotdogs...

 

We have a flgs near me that last year bought a store that had been out of business for about ten years old inventory. So, last year when I was there they had tons of the old Reaper stuff like Exalted, LoFRs, DD, and DH figs in like three different kinds of packaging. It was pretty cool to see the old stuff. I bought a bunch of DD and really old Ral Partha and really old Battle Tech.

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We're truly sorry about that, but we did announce that we would be ending the program many months before we actually ended it.

 

And here it is 6 years (maybe more?) later and there are *still* people wanting to cash these things in. 

 

Next up - 'WHere do I get that cool paint rack Reaper used to sell?"

 

These could be a a seasonal event on rthe Reaper boards - we could sell hotdogs!

After Qwycksilver's post I went diving into the archives.

 

Reaper points were discontinued in January of 2011, so about four years ago.

 

And yes, there has been a trickle of recurrent threads since then asking about Swag Points.

 

There are hints of a story, but we are probably happier not knowing.

 

Four years after the fact, I can give some details, but not all.

 

Well, Back in the day, we offered T-shirts and many other things that we made available ONLY with points, not with money. Then we discovered an agency that was offering cash for points ($1 for 10 points). This in itself was not so bad, I guess, because anybody could sell them, I suppose, if they wanted. The problem was that then this agency was trading these "purloined points" back to us for a great volume of these rewards - shirts, etc. THEN said agency was posting those rewards for sale - and at greatly inflated prices (compared to the $4 each the agency paid for the points required for a shirt).

 

This was product WE provided to the Agency for free, now being sold at greatly inflated prices. So here we had a program we designed to be a customer reward program that was being exploited for profit by somebody else.

 

It put us in a very awkward spot, and in the end, the only solution was to cut off the program.

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