Pinwheel galaxy modules

Anyone have the Pinwheel galaxy modules available? I have PW-1, but not these:

PW-2 Large Ships Set (1997) - More ships for races in Basic Set

PW-3 The Kluzz and Coldarin (1998) - 2 new races

Thanks
Don / smileylich

Never heard of these Don.

Never heard of these Don. Are these modules an SFB parallel thing like Companion Games?

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Yeah. They have a few new

Yeah. They have a few new races in PW-1, and another couple in PW-3. They are of course long out of print.

PinWheel Games

This is Ron Mulder, one of the founders of PinWheel Games.

We never officially published SFB Material, as our conversations with SVC broke down after a lengthy ordeal. SVC actually questioned our science regarding our races (Never mind our post grad credentials in science fields...), even after we pointed out he released a nation that the main weapon was "Magic Fireballs...."

We did not publish much except as a test run (print on demand), but after SVC threatened to sew us for our homes (idle threat, we were an S-Corp) we decided to move in other directions.

PinWheel games no longer exists, shutting down in mid 2000's, but TEJ and I could probably be talked into releasing the product lines for download if there is interest. We had 10 races fully fleshed out and another dozen in some form of work.
Alhordians (YCC, GSA and ICI), Olthenian, Penrani (Olthenian subject nation), Coldarin, Velron, CDN (Velron sub nation), Kluzz, Yundurian, Kakrea, and Daalmari were the original group (Police ships through DN class). Not sure how long it would take, but let us know if anyone is interested.

Welcome Ron!

Welcome to the board!

I think there is some interest. Though, to be honest, I hadn't heard of your product line until this discussion here. It does have my curiosity, though!

I would be very interested. I

I would be very interested.

I agree about the 'magic fireball' weapons. I always laugh when ADB says that the 'science doesn't support' something. I guess 'handwavium' only works when ADB wants it to work ;)

It's just like when someone in an early CL asked about a DN variant that was a carrier and the official reply was that there wasn't enough DN hulls to justify such a variant. Yet years later they publish a module with what? Yeah, DN variants including carriers and such.

So yes, I for one am interested in what you guys have developed. And welcome to the board. :)

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I would be interested in

I would be interested in seeing how it changed from the early draft you were kind enough to send me all those years ago.

I'll second my interest :)

I'll second my interest :)

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Anything going on with

Anything going on with releasing this for download for folks that are interested?

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I've sent a couple of emails

I've sent a couple of emails to Mr. Mulder via this board, but the email function doesn't appear to be working unfortunately.

I would like to state again that I (and others) would be interested in the Pinwheel material if it were made available. I can always be contacted at cqdt1atyahoodotcom.

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I'd also be very interested

I'd also be very interested

It's been a couple of months

It's been a couple of months since Ron posted. Anyone know how to get a hold of him? The contact function doesn't work on the board.

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Interested in Pinwheel

send me an email please Ron Mulder - wlaf1992@hotmail.com

I emailed Mr. Mulder directly

I emailed Mr. Mulder directly to let him know that there are folks interested in the Pinwheel Galaxy data. I'll advise if he emails back or he may respond here directly in this thread.

:)

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Reply

Mr. Mulder replied this afternoon. Great to chat with him about this project. He's going to talk with his co-creator and see about doing the necessary updates to the SSD's so they can share. As I learn more I'll pass it on.

:)

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Sorry for the late reply, RL got in the way

Sorry for not keeping up with this, but working as ETL developer in SQL as a consultant has its....downsides...at times.

Tim and I are willing to finish our work, we will call it leaving a good legacy as compared to some others. It might (read...will) take us a while to get the old files in shape. Currently we cannot even access some of our materials because of age (and one really bad divorce) and will have to re-render it in something more modern and then convert to .pdf most likely.

Someone mentioned having the original PW-1, if they could scan and post it would be appreciated. The level of interest would dictate how far we go into the "less developed" races and technologies, like the Rethalian's warp nacelles and the Genthau gravitic drives and weapons.

Thank you for the interest and hoping to talk to everyone soon.

--Ron Mulder

Don Miller

I've contacted Don to see if he can help with PW-1. :)

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Of course I'll help.

Of course I'll help. :)

I'll try to scan and post PW-1 sometime this weekend. If anyone has a suggestion as to where to upload it, let me know.

Let me see if DC can help...

Let me see if DC can help...

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DC emailed me and said we can

DC emailed me and said we can host the files here. I'll keep you posted :)

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Directory for SSDs and stuff

OK, so there has been a subdirectory with some SSDs in jpeg format for a long time:
sfb.swa-gaming.org/ssds/

This is where I often don't know how to make things work like I want them to.

I have created a user account with FTP access for Mr IKVAvenger. However, with my testing, it works, but it doesn't work the way I want it to. And, I can't figure out how to limit his access to just the sfb.swa-gaming.org stuff (there are directories for multiple other web sites on our server).

Can this wait until after Council? I'll have more time to figure this out in about three weeks.

More soon,
-DC

I think you've got plenty of

I think you've got plenty of time. When you're ready, contact Don Miller about PW-1. The rest will come from Mr. Mulder.

Thank you :)

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Those were quite interesting.

Those were quite interesting. Looking forward to seeing the whole package!

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Any activity on this ?

I really would like to see the Pinwheel ships - rules

Don and Ron are suppose to be

Don and Ron are suppose to be working on it. I don't know the progress though.

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is this project dead?

would really like to see the other Pinwheel stuff

I've emailed them a couple of

I've emailed them a couple of times now. Last time they said they were working on it but that's the last I heard. I was looking forward to seeing some stuff as well.

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I emailed Ron this morning to

I emailed Ron this morning to see if the project is still possible. I'll report back when I hear something. :)

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Here's hoping!

I'd love to see some more stuff here, so I hope for good news :)