I just cruised around and finally had a look at Flickr and after searching for "Earthdawn" I discovered some pictures uploaded by "Mataxes" aka Josh Harrison. The pictures are from the "2005 Origins International Games Expo" in Columbus.
You see that I linked the guy's on the pictures to their interviews at earthdawn.com. At Flickr you can find further pics of the convention uploaded by Mataxes. At earthdawn.com exists also a "transcript of the "2005 Origin International Games Convention" of several Red Bick crew members talking about the future of Earthdawn.
The small D6 is a gimmick of Q-workshop. One dice set costs as I previously mentioned 14,90€ (excluding shipping costs of 3,90€). For all of you that are still thinking about to order the dice,
Now a word about the dice. They are very nice and always roll high score! :-)
UPDATE: I just received a statement from Q-Workshop and it clarifies the whole situation with the Ebay auction.
"Q-workshop would like to state, that the mentioned auction was a part of a promotion with lower prices on these new products and available only for a short period of time - and were by no means in any way meant to "trick" any one, especially our clients.
Another auctions like this you can find on eBay.com with Earthdawn dice for only 9.99$ (three more left) and 14.99$ (10 hours more so be quick!)."
Some of you might know the Earthdawn novel "Liferock" from Jak Koke. I guess a real Earthdawn fan knows about it or even knows a little bit about the story. No? Well the story is described as follows:
"Set in the post-apocalyptic fantasy world of the popular role-playing game Earthdawn, "Liferock" delves into the fascinating culture of the obsidimen race. Quiet and strong, patient and brave, obsidimen have a deep kinship with each other and the earth from whence they are born. A suspenseful adventure story with rich and entertaining characters, "Liferock" illustrates the difficulties of addiction and the worth of maintaining a connection to the natural world."Unfortunately the former homepage lostearthdawn.com of Jak Koke with informations about the novel is offline. But at JakKoke.com you can read an interview with Jak, but it's mainly about his work for Shadowrun. The "Liferock" was published in 2003 by "Per Aspera Press" and it can be ordered at their homepage for 16.95$, at Amazon you can order it for 10$ (used). Per Aspera Press describes the story as follows:
"They are birthed from the rock fully-grown, live for a thousand years, and then return to the rock once more. Reclusive and peaceful, the androgynous obsidimen of the Garen Brotherhood live and dream atop their high jungle mesa in symbiotic harmony with the earth.
But far away, from a cave on the edge of a volcanic sea, something is calling them. Something twisted and strange, a blood magic born of desperation and warped by greed, is gathering obsidimen to itself. Those who answer fall prey to a seductive addiction from which there is no escape.
For the youngest obsidiman of the Garen Brotherhood, approaching the source of the call means risking a millennium of slavery to that twisted power. But go he must, because the blood magic has ensnared his tribe's lost Elder, their last hope of protecting their liferock from the forces which would destroy it."
Well, fine......would you now want to buy or read the book? No? Or do you already own it ? No?
I got an offer for you! You can read 80 pages for free and then decide if you gonna buy it via Per Aspera Press, amazon or wherever. Agreed? Well then.