bomba's House Of Flancakes

Posted on Aug 17th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (bombatomba)
Posted under CRPG, Console, Dungeons and Dragons, Genesis, Warriors, Hidden Gem

It really feels like I've been cranking away at JRPGs for a while now, and I feel like I need a bit of a break, so I decided to turn to my second (and most recent) RPG love: the CRPG.  But what to play?  Ultima VI?  Nope (and for a reason we can discuss another time, if you want).  Witcher 3?  Nah, I don't really want to start anything new (and possible very long). 

So what to do?  Ah, maybe something from my past, something I have already played but largely forgotten, but also I can play on my recently hacked PS Vita.  After a few days it came to me:  Dungeons and Dragons - Warriors of the Eternal Sun (Eternal Sun) for the Sega Genesis!

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Posted on Jul 22nd 2012 at 12:54:30 AM by (bombatomba)
Posted under Signage, Genesis

I have a basement, and like most people who live in Michigan who have one, it inevitably becomes a storage area for crap.  Fixing this has problem has been on my honey-do list for many years now, but there is a problem: My videogames are in the basement.  Still, I do manage to get a bit of organizing/storing/throwing away when I am down there, and when I went down there last night after the kids went to bed I intended nothing but that.  Instead I found something quite awesome that I completely forgot was there.

As you can see from the pictures (or maybe you can't as I cannot seem to get a good pic of this thing) it is a sign made for advertising the Sega Genesis.  My old roommate pilfered it from a closing Children's Palace back in '90 or '91 and stuck it into his garage, where about fifteen years later he gave it to me.  The sign actually was originally attached to the front of a "light box" (a square MDF box with fluorescent lights on the inside) and hung suspended above the videogame department.  The box had long ago rotted away, but the "front" part of the sign had remained preserved.

It's actually three pieces, the front being a layer of plexiglass, the second being the actual sign, and the back a heavy-than-it-looks piece of translucent white plastic meant to diffuse the light from the fluorescent.  While I don't have anything to light this properly, the diffusing plastic works very well.  Maybe I can get my son to hold it up in the window tomorrow for a better pic.  Also, despite the use of fluorescent lights there is no noticeable fading.

It may be hard to tell from the crappy pic (for some reason my camera has disappeared), but there is a Sega logo (with "restricted" sign) and the art at 2 o'clock is from the cover of Phantasy Star II.  There is a tiny bit of wear at the bottom and two small holes drilled through on either side, but other than that it's in pretty good condition.

I have no idea what to do with this thing.  It is too large to fit on one of my walls (there would also be lighting issues) so my first thought was to sell or trade it.  While I think the picture portion of it could be rolled up and shipped in a large poster tube, but one would loose out completely on the plexiglass cover and diffuser. 

UPDATE: I found my camera.

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