August 14 2017

Shroud of the Avatar AND It’s Players, Communities, and Developers in the News

This is one of my summary pieces, in which I point you out to various things that may be note worthy if you missed it over the last month or so!

Ultima fans, as well as Shroud of the Avatar fans, will definitely want to check out this article! I found it a thoroughly enjoyable read.
Learning morality through gaming | Life and style | The Guardian

If you play Shroud of the Avatar, there is an upcoming Crafting event you may want to take a look at.
BMC Crafting Fair – August 19, 2017 – Black Rock Cove – Garrison Road Bazaar | Shroud of the Avatar Forum

Not currently a player? Give it a try for free!!
Free Trial to Run From August 9- 30th – Shroud of the Avatar – MMORPG.com

Other things of note:

Shroud Of The Avatar Team Talks Forests And Post-Episode Content | MMOExaminer

CoinReport NEVERDIE announces details for interoperable Teleport Token – CoinReport

Shroud Of The Avatar Update Highlights New City Polish and Armor | MMOExaminer


Take a break from all those articles and reading, and listen to something new from one of our community members, Dan Span!


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BioWare Montreal Closes: Will EA kill this brand like it has these? Part 1: Origin and Westwood

Travian Games to publish Richard Garriott's Shroud of the Avatar | GamesIndustry.biz

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July 25 2017

Ultima Auction Spotlight – UV and UIII


Ok, these came across my screen and I felt they were spotlight worthy!

You have what appears to be a complete Ultima V, up for auction with very reasonable shipping and currently a high bid of $24.00. May go for a decent price, may not, but worth checking out if you want one.

Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny – COMPLETE – Commodore 64/128 W/COIN, MAP, etc

Related and noteworthy is an Ultima V map with decent shipping and currently no bids, starting at $10.00. This could be a great find!
Ultima V Original Cloth Map | eBay


Very incomplete, but has a few items in it and for the potential price is a great parts buy!

Ultima III Exodus Commodore 64 used video game tested working but incomplete | eBay

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June 3 2017

Ultima Auction Spotlight – UII Map AND Disks



So if I was a map collector, what I would do is try to snag this at a good price, then I would re-eBay the disks by themselves. Full out Ultima or Big Box Collectors? Well, this is just nice all the way around.

An Ultima II map with disks, free shipping, and currently at $6.00 with one bid.

Ultima II (Revenge of the Enchantress) Cloth Map and Disks – IBM PC | eBay

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March 29 2017

Ultima Auction Spotlight – Sealed Ultima II *blinks* with an Extra U2 CD!


So this auction is happening right now, and what really makes it amazing it was listed low. How low? Current bid is $5.50 with very reasonable shipping.

It looks authentic to me but I am not a complete expert in that area. I know a few tricks on checking such things, but not all of them. So please do some research if you’re going to buy.

New/Sealed ULTIMA II by Origin Systems for AtariST + Game CD for Win 7-10 | eBay

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February 10 2017

Ultima Auction Spotlight – U9 Map and Tarot Cards


Well, this auction also has the manuals, but who cares about those right? Whoa!!! Calm down, collectors! I do of course, but only regarding being an Origins, Lord British, and Ultima collector. What I mean is while this auction may be a score for some more advanced collectors, more likely this will interest someone with more specific aims.

That being those that like either the Cloth Maps or maybe even just Tarot Cards. I know a few people who the Ultima games are meaningless too, but if you give them a deck of the U9 Tarot cards, will get excited. In fact, I did just that for my wife once!

Then you also have the Map collector, which can range from the Ultima map collector to that person that just likes maps, period.

Whatever category you fall into, I bet you could get this for $15.00 using the make an offer option!

Ultima IX Ascension Cloth Map, 2 Books, Cards

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January 25 2017

Ultima Auction Spotlight – UO Charter and a Sprinkle of Tabula Rassa


If you have an interest in this Tabula Rasa shirt, move fast! I have seen them used. I rarely see them used in an XL. Never have I seen one new, much less in an XL. It pains me more then you can know that I am not doing the XL on this one myself! That’s right. Buy it now, and priced at the same cost as some of the t-shirts in my dresser. Woa..

Hopefully, I get this post finished before its gone..

Richard Garriott’s TABULA RASA T-Shirt Winged Skull Logo XL Cotton Gamer Tee NEW


Complete UO Charter Edition for $160.00 is not horrible. I would usually recommend around 100-120, with $80 being a great score. That is the thing though, you could go for a bid instead of a buy it now and most likely get this for less. Currently starts at $80.00.

ULTIMA ONLINE Origin & Second age BIG BOXes Complete Games MAPs Pewter Pin ! PC

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August 5 2016

Ultima and Wing Commander Auction Spotlight – Action Figures, U1, and UO Map

I enjoy Wing Commander but my collector’s interest is limited to the console cartridges as I collect retro console gaming. These are pretty cool though and I wouldn’t mind them hanging on one of my walls. So when I saw them, thought I would pass them along.

1999 Wing Commander Action Figure


Ultima 1981 Lord British 5.25 Diskette Progame California Pacific Apple II Game

Look at the photo. Look at the description. Do I really need to explain what this is? *drools* I want one!

Ultima 1981 Lord British 5.25" Diskette Progame California Pacific Apple II Game


CLOTH Ultima Online Map

Even though I just recently did a map piece, I saw this going for a $10.00 minnimum bid with low shipping and decided I HAD to pass it along. No pin with it, just the map. Great bargain though!

CLOTH Ultima Online Map

August 3 2016

Ultima Auction Spotlight – Maps!

A lot of maps have been showing up of late on Ebay for Ultima games, and some with potential for a great buy.

First, one we have up is an extensive collection of maps. Mostly paper version but there is some cloth. You will have to decide if this is worth $60!

Origin Ultima Map Lot I II III VI IX Underworld Online T2A Cloth and Paper


Ultima Online UO Renaissance Paper Map Britannia

Want a Ultima Online UO Renaissance Paper Map but not that big lot above? This seller has tat up for sale, free shipping, buy it now of $29.99 or make an offer (Always make an offer!).

Ultima Online UO Renaissance Paper Map Britannia!


Ultima III Exodus Cloth Map

Ultima III was the first Ultima I ever played, and it is also one of my favorite maps. This one is currently going for less then $20.00 with the shipping included, but bids are still taking place so hurry!

Ultima III Exodus Cloth Map


Ultima Online Cloth Map

The Ultima Online Cloth Map with Pin are one of the most sought after items I see. What I have not seen before in my various eye wandering over Ebay auctions is the pin inside the original little plastic case! This one should be in pristine condition if kept like that. You are going to have to bid for this auction, which MAY be to your advantage.

Ultima Online Cloth Map


Ultima VIII 8 - Pagan cloth map - Origin systems 1994 Vintage

Finally, at least for this piece, an Ultima VIII Cloth map. More commmon and not as highly sought after this is still a great deal for someone. Currently minnimum bid is under a dollar!

Ultima VIII 8 – Pagan cloth map – Origin systems 1994 Vintage

June 20 2016

Ultima Auction Spotlight – Including Artist Scott Jones

Ok, I have three auctions that hit my radar I am going to share with you.

The first one certainly has me drooling! A complete Ultima III, IBM version. This right here was the not only the first game I ever played, but it was also the first thing I ever did on a computer. It’s the reason I am here today typing this for those that will read it. I DO have an III in my collection, but it’s another version. Hopefully, you will end up with this one, current high bid if $40.00 and it has free shipping.

Ultima III Exodus complete: Box, manual, cloth map, 5.25" disk, Ultima 3 PC 1983


Ultima VII 7 Box

At first glance the price seems fairly decent on this Ultima VII for $44.99 as a buy it now and with free shipping. Unfortauntely, unless I am missing it, I see no trinket! I do see an oppertunity though as they have the option to make an offer.

I would first send the seller a message, ask them if they have the coin with that. If they indicate they do not, I would then just send an offer of $30.00 and go from there. If it has the coin, offer them $40.00 and see what happens! It would be a good buy and the coin does show up on Ebay by itself now and then.

Ultima VII: The Black Gate (PC, 1992)


Ok this last one, I don’t know! It is a “2016 Topps Star Wars” and is by Artist Scott Jones. Is that the SAME Scott Jones that is also the Ultima artist and the Shroud of the Avatar artist? I have no idea! Do some research first. Match up the autograph, or if you have to, drop him a note and ask him. Either way, its a Chewbacca which is cool!

2016 Topps Star Wars EVOLUTION SCOTT JONES ARTIST SKETCH CARD 1/1 O6562