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    Default Memoirs of a Virtual Caveman: AVAILABLE NOW!

    AVAILABLE NOW! http://memoirsofavirtualcaveman.net

    The long awaited "definitive edition" of my 2008 book Memoirs of a Virtual Caveman is on track for a July 15th release! The manuscript is currently about 85% done (not only have I added new stories, but most of the stories I wrote for the original have had new material added to them), and the book will go into editing starting in May. It's currently more than twice the size of the original, and is loaded with pictures - and new stories from several new guest contributors, as well as two guest contributors returning from the original book.

    Among those contributors are Sam Roberts of the Strider fansite The Light Sword Cypher Mainframe; Rondal Scott III of the pop-subculture website Strange Kids Club; Earl Green, webmaster of TheLogbook.com and author of the Doctor Who books VWORP!1 and VWORP!2; Rob O'Hara, author of the books Commodork and Invading Spaces; Brett Weiss, author of the Classic Home Video Games book series; Steven, of the retrogaming website RVG Fanatic; Mike Plasket, contributing editor to the retrogaming website Hardcore Gaming 101; and many more. I've also included interviews with videogame industry veterans David Crane, Allan Findlay, Dan Tovar, Dave Wilkins, Yuzo Koshiro, and Kouichi "Isuke" Yotsui.

    More information will be posted in the coming months, including the release date, full page count and price.

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/virtualcaveman
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    Website: http://memoirsofavirtualcaveman.net

    Old info, from 2008

    Anyone interested in a book full of LORE-style stories?

    Sometime over the next month, I plan to have a book that I've written, Memoirs of a Virtual Caveman, available for sale. It's approximately 60% stories written by me, 40% stories written by friends of mine.

    The stories within are, as I said, LORE-style stories. I covered quite a bit in my stories, from the 2600 up through the PS1, as well as my early experiences with importing and more.
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    Sounds fun. I am interested (if the price is ok:-)!

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    Maybe. I might have to see some excerpts first. Why didn't DP think of a book like this yet?

    -Rob
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    Post some examples, if possible, as I might be interested.

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    sounds great, but whats the price?

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    Examples, you say? A few of them are posted here. I've cleaned them up a bit for the book, but all of the entries I wrote for the 2007 LORE contest will be included.

    Never Judge a Game By its Screenshots
    StubborNES
    The Duffel Bag
    Gradius II And Me

    Anyone remember the lone LORE story of mine from the Advance Guide, "Gradius III And Me"? It's being included as well, although it's been edited a bit in light of events that happened after the Guide was published.

    As far as the price... that's still being worked on, but I don't expect it to be any more than $10 before shipping. I'll post everything here once it's been finalized.

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    For ten bucks? Sure, why not. Can you autograph? Can the other writers?

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    It's possible for at least myself and one or two other writers to autograph it, I think (I'll have to check to make sure), but the rest of them are scattered across the country.

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    I just thought I'd bump this with an update if anyone is still interested.

    Currently we're in the final phase of editing. A lot has been trimmed out for several reasons, and I'm going to say that the final book will run roughly 100-110 pages, although that may not be the case (it may be more). The price is undetermined and will continue to be so until I have the final edit uploaded to Lulu.

    This phase will most likely take another 30-40 days. Once it has reached final draft status and I have the cover, it's going up and will be available shortly thereafter.

    Speaking of the cover, my original cover concept has been scrapped, due to circumstances beyond my control. However, a new cover is being worked on right now, and it's an original piece of art drawn by PrimeOp (some of you may be familiar with his excellent gaming site ScrollBoss - if you aren't, go here: http://scrollboss.illmosis.net ). For examples of his fantastic artwork, check out his site Illmosis: http://www.illmosis.net/ (and check out the pic of Rick Taylor he drew for West Mansion while you're there).

    Once it hits, I'll let everyone know.

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    It's been a while, but it's almost done. I've set up the gateway to the official site, which features the cover art and some info on the book. The address may look familiar to some of you as well:

    http://www.geocities.com/opcfg/

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    Good luck with it Rob. BTW I mentioned you in my one year retrospective on my website. It's toward the bottom of the article under the heading FEEDBACK

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    Impressive, I think that is fucking cool!

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    I'm certainly interested, looks like a solid book!
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    Good luck with it Rob. BTW I mentioned you in my one year retrospective on my website. It's toward the bottom of the article under the heading FEEDBACK
    Thanks Steven. If I had actually relaunched the OPCFG as planned, yours would have been the first link I added.

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    Impressive, I think that is fucking cool!
    Isn't it? James is one hell of an artist, and he loves to draw videogame characters. You should check out his sites if you get a chance.

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    I'm certainly interested, looks like a solid book!
    Thanks!

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    As your friend and a contributor, I can say that I'm only all too eager for this book's release.
    That's it! Next stop: The Junkyard. Population: You!

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    You don't have much longer to wait...

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    That sounds like a neat book. The lore sections of the DP guides are always fun to read, and I imagine your book will be as well.

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    Thanks!

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    Yes, my long-awaited first book, Memoirs of a Virtual Caveman, is available for purchase now through Lulu.com! It weighs in at 153 pages, costs $14.95 + shipping and also features stories by RR semi-regular sotenga.

    Visit the official site here: http://www.geocities.com/opcfg

    Order here: http://www.lulu.com/content/1197308

    I want to thank Flack for all the good advice he gave me during the course of writing it, and thanks in advance to those of you planning to order. I hope you enjoy it.

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    What an awesome journey it's been. But it pales in comparison to the destination.

    I'll be getting mine ASAP, you can bet your laurels on that. ^_^
    That's it! Next stop: The Junkyard. Population: You!

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