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Old 06-05-2018, 06:35 PM   #11
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I believe I own books that contain all of the car combat fiction titles listed below that were inspirational stories for Car Wars.
  • Along the Scenic Route by Harlan Ellison
  • Why Johnny Can't Speed by Alan Dean Foster
  • Devil Car by Roger Zelazny
  • Last of the Wild Ones by Roger Zelazny
  • The Racer by Ib Melchior
  • X Marks the Pedwalk by Fritz Leiber
  • Damnation Alley Short Story Edition by Roger Zelazny
  • Damnation Alley Novel Edition by Roger Zelazny
I've read them all and I own them all in book form except possibly Last of the Wild Ones. I know it's a sequel to Devil Car but I don't remember if I read it. I think it's in one of my old copies of OMNI magazine.

Roger Zelazny has also written Auto Da Fe which is thematically in line with Devil Car, and is one of my favorite short stories. There is a fantastic reading of it on You Tube by Edward French.

My rarest CW items are my well played Pocket Boxes of Car Wars, Sunday Drivers, and Truck Stop.

My rarest SJ Games item are my Signed copy of Killer, and a poster for the unpublished game no one talks about.
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Old 06-06-2018, 11:02 AM   #12
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I've read them all and I own them all in book form except possibly Last of the Wild Ones. I know it's a sequel to Devil Car but I don't remember if I read it. I think it's in one of my old copies of OMNI magazine.

Roger Zelazny has also written Auto Da Fe which is thematically in line with Devil Car, and is one of my favorite short stories. There is a fantastic reading of it on You Tube by Edward French.

My rarest CW items are my well played Pocket Boxes of Car Wars, Sunday Drivers, and Truck Stop.

My rarest SJ Games item are my Signed copy of Killer, and a poster for the unpublished game no one talks about.
"unpublished game nobody talks about"? Do you mean Hot Lead?
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Old 06-06-2018, 02:36 PM   #13
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Thanks to a great friend, I was given the Games Workshop boardgame Battlecars and its supplement Battlebikes. I won a copy of the Threshold Games boardgame Highway 2000 from an eBay auction over 10 years ago. Veteran Car Wars players probably remember Pocket Box Car Wars, Battlecars, and Highway 2000 were the three car combat tabletop games available in the early 1980s. Each system had unique advantages and disadvantages for gameplay and vehicle design. It is very interesting to read the rules of Pocket Box Car Wars, Battlecars, and Highway 2000 to compare and contrast their gaming ideas.
Someday we *have* to get together -- I also have "the first three" car-combat games (_H2K_ was a stone-cold-nightmare to find...), plus all the _Turbofire_ stuff, and so on, and so on.

That level of Completeness may well cause a Car-Combat Black Hole to develop.... :)
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Old 06-06-2018, 02:42 PM   #14
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FWIW, I have the zip-loc version of CW, HW2K, Battlecars, and Battlebikes.

The last three were courtesy of attending games auctions at my FLGS in the eighties and nineties when you could get that stuff for a song.
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Old 06-09-2018, 08:00 AM   #15
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Task Force Games Autoventures' series that have rules for CW vehicles and combat within them.
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Old 06-09-2018, 09:57 AM   #16
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A copy of the Driving Tigers #1 fan newsletter, along with pretty much all the games and supplements. I think the only notable omissions from my collection are the run of ADQ (easy enough to find), the actual pocket box for Boat Wars (though I have all the contents), the City Blocks series (because meh), and the 2039 Uncle Al's Catalog Update.
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Old 06-10-2018, 06:08 PM   #17
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A copy of the Driving Tigers #1 fan newsletter
I'd forgotten, I still have one of these tucked away too.
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Old 06-10-2018, 11:48 PM   #18
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set of Car Wars Kill stickers
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Old 06-11-2018, 10:13 AM   #19
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Related to Driving Tigers Magazine #1 is the Analog Magazine Issue Vol. CVI No. 12 December 1986. The issue featured the short story, "The Year the Indy Died" by P.M. Fergusson. Driving Tigers Magazine #1 and #2 printed that story. Because of the copyright restrictions, the online archive of Driving Tigers Magazine never had "The Year the Indy Died."

I was able to find a copy of the December 1986 issue of Analog Magazine at a Half Price Books store approximately 10 years ago.
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Old 06-11-2018, 03:22 PM   #20
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I don't have anything particularly rare; I think the rarest I have might be Autoduel Champions. (Counters cut. Sigh.)
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