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Free Marathon Discs, Manuals, etc (from an old-timer)

Post May 13th '14, 21:22

Hey folks, whoever "folks" may be in this day and age. Although I've been distant and life has been a series of swift and drastic changes, I still have a major affinity for this game and it's community. Right now I find myself shedding weight in many different ways, most importantly by selling, discarding and gifting "stuff".

To that end: I have a pile of Marathon goodies (and a bagged copy of the first issue of MacAddict magazine), as listed and pictured below. I will send them, free of charge, to whoever in the continental USA has the best justification (solely based on my own judgement) for why they should get them.

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No, I do NOT have anything else to include.
No, I will NOT leave things out of the package, or split up the set.
No, I will NOT ship this outside the continental US.

You can post your justifications in this thread, or PM me. Either way I'll come back to check in a couple days.

Cheers!
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kineticturtle

Post May 13th '14, 21:52

I think it's important that you send it to me. My justification is that I don't really want it at all. Let's see if this ends up being the best reason.
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Wrkncacnter

Post May 13th '14, 23:11

Wrkncacnter wrote:I think it's important that you send it to me. My justification is that I don't really want it at all. Let's see if this ends up being the best reason.


I miss you guys so much.
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kineticturtle

Post May 14th '14, 00:20

I'd love to ask for your Scrapbook since mine was destroyed in a flood, but since I already have the rest of this and you're breaking up the set, I guess never mind.
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Pfhorrest
California

Post May 14th '14, 06:05

If you're serious, well...

I don't have any real justification to offer.
Kinda just a bit curious. :3

It would be kinda nice to take a peak into the past with regard to history that I wasn't really aware of for a while.
Sure, I've been using Apple computers for much of my life, but well, it's only been fairly recently that I've heard of Marathon, let alone even played any of it.

X3

Does curiosity regarding history qualify as some sort of justification?
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FlawedIntellect

Post May 14th '14, 20:08

I have an unbeatable justification, but I have enough of that stuff already.
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treellama
Pittsburgh

Post May 15th '14, 00:58

I live in Pittsburgh.

You could just stash it under a trash can at point park and tell me the location, no postage necessary.

EDIT: If you were feeling more devious you could make a treasure hunt out of it. You should create a map with a message made out of polygons. The message contains the location of the prize. Divide the map into several floppy disks via hex code so that it must be reassembled before the location can be discovered. Place the disks around the city, each one containing clues about the location of the others. Put the first clue in point park and let the treasure hunt begin.

I would of course document the process.
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TychoVII
Pittsburgh, PA

Post May 15th '14, 11:24

I would cry tears of pearls and pure gold to receive such treasure, but I have no room. [MFrown]
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SylithSenjak

Post May 15th '14, 19:31

Send it back to Bungie HQ with a heartfelt message.

"Thanks for the Memories"

Or something cliche' like that.
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Zott
Earth

Post May 15th '14, 19:31

SylithSenjak wrote:I would cry tears of pearls and pure gold to receive such treasure, but I have no room. [MFrown]


That sounds like it would hurt.
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PerseusSpartacus
Somewhere in the 19th Century...

Post May 15th '14, 20:31

Zott wrote:Send it back to Bungie HQ

He may not have a box of staples to spare, though.
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Wrkncacnter

Post May 16th '14, 00:39

Wrkncacnter wrote:
Zott wrote:Send it back to Bungie HQ

He may not have a box of staples to spare, though.

this is why all bungie-related mailings need to be handled by our community liason
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patrick
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Post May 16th '14, 01:02

Well, my bro's trilogy CD isn't in the best of shape, I'm sure he would love to have another one. He is also a HUGE fan of those Mac Addict magazines, he does have a few that were not opened, not sure from what years though.

I would certainly love to see what the M1 and M2 manuals have never seen those before. I always enjoy reading the Infinity one.
Marathon Player Since 1995.

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If You Are Always Dying in The Game, You Are Not a Bad Player, You Are Learning.
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Sharkie Lino
Long Island, New York

Post May 17th '14, 09:43

I tumbled out of a coma solely because of that Marathon Scrapbook.

i should finish Aeon
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Dugit
Hampshire, UK

Post May 17th '14, 20:25

Dugit wrote:i should finish Aeon


Yes you should. And I should keep working on Grendel.
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PerseusSpartacus
Somewhere in the 19th Century...

Post May 18th '14, 04:29

DUGIT COME BACK
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irons
(.Y.)

Post May 20th '14, 23:48

okay
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kineticturtle

Post May 20th '14, 23:54

thanks
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irons
(.Y.)

Post May 26th '14, 05:36

I will love them and hold them and use them and treat them properly. I have a spot for them next to my Myth, Oni, and Halo games. And the best reason: please.
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Shaun555

Post May 27th '14, 09:17

Shaun555 wrote:I will love them and hold them and use them and treat them properly. ...


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ukimalefu

Post May 27th '14, 21:15

I would love that copy of Marathon Infinity, if it's not too late for that, but if it is, eh.

I don't really have a reason, other than wanting to play the original game on my old OS 9 Machine.
listener

Post May 27th '14, 21:37

I don't really have a reason, other than wanting to play the original game on my old OS 9 Machine.


Why not download it?
http://trilogyrelease.bungie.org/

Or if it doesn't have internet, put it on a USB 1.1, burn it to a CD, or even try a ZIP disk.
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Zott
Earth

Post Jun 6th '14, 00:53

Has someone been chosen yet? If not here it goes...

I'm not sure if this is a proper justification or not, but Marathon to this day holds up as my all time favorite game. I'm a bit ashamed to say I haven't reinstalled on my new computer. I have been a fan of Marathon ever since my dad's coworker came to him in early '95 and said "Hey Chris I got this new game Nate might like". I was hooked ever since.
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Sphting Distance
Pelham, New Hampshire

Post Mar 25th '15, 16:57

looks like a lovely collection, only got the action sack myself.
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CryoS
The Dungeon

Post Nov 2nd '15, 00:18

WOW! I have a trilogy box with stickers and such, but those floppy discs.
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