April 17 2017

Ultima Auction Spotlight – UIV Map, UIII Map, UII Map, UII


Several things caught my on Ebay right now, especially for the map collector!

An Ultima four map, currently at $5.50 with free shipping!
Ultima IV Cloth Map

How about an Ultima III at the same bid?
Ultima Cloth Map Exodus | eBay

Not good enough? Ultima two map currently at $6.50 with free shipping!
Ultima Cloth Map Revenge of the Enchantress | eBay


Looking for something more substantial than just some great potential deal on maps?

This Ultima Two is currently at $125.55. The shipping is a bit nasty so keep that in account when bidding, or ask them to switch to something more reasonable for you. Lot of times Sellers just choose the wrong shipping on accident!

Ultima II Revenge of the Enchantress Apple II Sierra On-Line Origin Systems game | eBay

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April 12 2017

Ultima Auction Spotlight – VII Pt2 / IV / I


The bidding is on but not all that high for this Ultima 7, part two. Three bids and currently at $23.20, worth keeping an eye on.

Ultima VII: Part Two — Serpent Isle (PC, 1992) 17814800115 | eBay


Twice the bids in place for this Ultima Four yet still only at $15.50 with reasonable shipping. Bett throw this on that watch list also!

Origin Systems Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar for Apple II | eBay


Not good enough? Want something a bit more rare than that? Fine then! Yet nearly double the bids again, at 11, going currently at $98.00 and with reasonable shipping, an Ultima One!

Origin Systems Ultima I for Apple II

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March 6 2017

Ultima Auction Spotlight – U2 and U7


Two auctions that caught my eye today.

This first one, well, because it’s an Ultima Two and let’s face it. That’s eye-catching worthy on its own! The box is a beat up, and I am not too sure about the buy it now of $150.00. Not a bad price for a U2, but this one is not a 100% perfect. If I were buying for my collection right now, I’d consider it, though.

Ultima II Commodore 64 Atari 400 800 Home Computers Origin Systems Ultima 2 game


This U7 has no trinket and the map has some spots on the back. Regardless though with no bids, this could end up being an inexpensive addition for someone.

ULTIMA VII: The Black Gate ORIGIN 1992 RPG Computer Game w/ Cloth MAP & Box

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January 23 2017

Ultima Auction Spotlight – Apple II version of U1, U3, Collector Guide


I was starting to get worried I was not going to see any auctions I felt were even the least bit worth to discuss ever again, based on what I have been catching of late.

Then finally, today, we have some stuff that’s discussion worthy at the minimum.

First up is a hot Ultima I for the Apple II. I say hot as it currently is at $100.00 with 12 bids and reasonable shipping. Still, I would love to own an Ultima I for that price, and this is in great shape. It’s bound to go for more but will most likely be less than a But It Now typically would. Good purchase for someone!

Ultima I 1 for Apple II 2 Tested


Ultima III is the most Nostalgic of computer games in the world to me. I played it before I played Zork even!

Exodus Ultima III 3 C64 Origin 1983 Complete w/ Box, Cloth Map, Commodore 64


If you collect Ultima, you should have an Ultima Collectors guide. If you’re going to have one of those, you may well get a REALLY cool one, although I cannot comment one way or another on the price.

Ultima The Ultimate Collector’s Guide – 2007 Platinum Limited Edition 19/50

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January 5 2017

Ultima Auction Spotlight – VIII and VI


Two auctions hit my radar today for the first time in about a week or two.

The first being an Ultima VIII due to the price. At a quick glance seems to be complete (please verify). Currently has a single bid of $7.99, reasonable shipping, and appears to be in decent condition. This may be a good score for someone!

Pagan Ultima VIII Vintage PC game-CD


The other one is an Ultima VI that also seems to be complete and in good condition. The shipping costs on this are a bit sad as the buyer choose expedited to list it. Perhaps you can get them to change that to lower the costs!

Still, though that can be a deterrent on bidders. Which means fewer people may even pay attention to the auction and at the end of the day it’s about the total price, right? So this may be of benefit to a bidder giving them less competition allowing for a lower sale price that may more than offset the shipping.

Ultima VI Vintage PC game 5 1/4 floppies

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December 13 2016

Ultima Auction Spotlight – MAPS! U5 and U3


I love the Ultima maps. I’d love to have two of every one of them! If you are like me you are going to like these two auctions.

Ultima V map currently has a bid of $11.00 with low shipping and the U3 is at $10.00 with low shipping. From the same seller!

Go for the win on these!

WAIT! BONUS!! The U5 ALSO comes with the coin.. woa…

Ultima V – Cloth Map and Coin only

Ultima III (3) – Cloth Map only

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December 13 2016

Don’t Miss the Legends of Gaming With Dr. Cat!

If you haven’t heard about this, you are really out of touch, and I am honored you’re hearing it from here!

Dr. Cat this upcoming Saturday, the 17th of December is hosting a celebration in the form of a live stream! The celebration of 20 years of Furcadia, the longest running online social graphical game!

I know I certainly am going to do everything in my power to be able to watch this live. Why? Let’s let the event speak for itself!

Dragon’s Eye Productions presents the largest gathering of veteran game designers ever in the history of the world!

Confirmed Guest List so far:
Matt Mihaly (Achaea, Earth Eternal)
Ed Fries (led team that created the Xbox)
Chris Crawford (GDC Founder, Eastern Front, Balance of Power)
David Lubar (Creative Computing, River Raid 2, Frogger 2)
Jason Kopalka (Popcap Games, Storm Crow Gaming Tavern)
Raph Koster (Ultima Online, Star Wars Galaxies)
Brad McQuaid (Everquest, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes)
Graeme Devine (7th Guest, Quake 3, Magic Leap)
Jennell Jaquays (The Dungeoneer, Judge’s Guild, Coleco, iD)
Rebecca Heineman (Bards Tale III, Tass Times in Tone Town)
Tim Brengle (EA, Accolade, GDC)
John Taylor (Islands of Kesmai, Air Warrior)
David Fox (Maniac Mansion)
Jeff Dee (D&D, Villains & Vigilantes, Sims Castaway Stories)
Bob Bates (Unreal 2, Spellcasting 101, Spiderman 3)
Scott Miller (Max Payne, Duke Nukem 3D, 3D Realms)
Talzhemir (Furcadia co-creator, Cavemaster, Bethorm, Quicksilver)
Randy Farmer (Habitat)
Chip Morningstar (Habitat)
Richard Bartle (MUD, MUD 2)
Robert Clardy (Synergistic Software)
Scott Adams (Adventure International)
The Fat Man (The 7th Guest, 11th Hour)
Dave Rohrl (Plants vs. Zombies)
Dewi Morgan (Doom Editing Utilities, Furcadia)
James Ernest (Cheapass Games, Kill Dr. Lucky)
Ken Peczkowski (Griffon Bookstore, 40 year old public gameroom!)

Maybe list (need to check their schedule, will move to above list when confirmed):
Damion Schubert (Merdian 59, Shadowbane, Star Wars: The Old Republic)
Ken St. Andre (Tunnels & Trolls)
Rick Loomis (Starweb, Nuclear War, Tunnels & Trolls, Ace of Aces)
Lord British (Ultima, Shroud of the Avatar)
John Romero (Doom, Quake)
Brenda Romero (Wizardry, Train)
Tim Schafer (Brutal Legend, Psychonauts)
Eric Goldberg (Paranoia, MadMaze, Tales of the Arabian Nights)

Come join Dr. Cat and co-host Steve Meretzky (of Infocom fame) for a 12-hour live stream on Twitch TV. We’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of Furcadia, the longest continuously running MMO on the net. There’ll be plenty of great stories from the last forty years of computer game development, as well as RPGs and boardgames!

To fit with this monumental milestone, every game developer we’ve invited has at least 20 years experience making games as well! Come see and hear from the people that built the game industry, in this once in a lifetime, not to be missed event!

We’ll be streaming from Noon PDT to Midnight (that’s 3PM to 3AM Eastern Time) on http://twitch.tv/doctor_cat.

Woa! If that doesn’t do it for you, then nothing else will either!

Again, that is at: http://twitch.tv/doctor_cat.


In the meantime though, this was just posted in the last few days. Interview with Dr. Cat talking about working at Origin Systems! I haven’t had a chance to watch this myself yet, but will be Friday night!

I have read many stories about this topic. From Richard Garriott as well as more then frmo one book I have ready that touches upon gaming history. Will be interesting to hear these stories straight from Dr. Cat!

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November 16 2016

Ultima Auction Spotlight – U5 and U3 – Parts and Pieces


There is something about seeing a bunch of misc pieces of Ultima stuff, for a very low price that always catches my attention.

Since nothing else really got me excited today, I will share two of those with you.


ultima-v-warriors-of-destiny-commodore-amiga-w-map-and-manual-works

$9.95 starting bid with reasonable shipping.
Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny, Commodore Amiga w/ map and manual – Works

ultima-iii-exodus-spare-disks-and-manuals-no-box-or-map-akalabeth-copy

Current bid is ten dollars with reasonable shipping.
Ultima III Exodus – spare disks and manuals, no box or map + Akalabeth copy.