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I know this has been asked before, but I don't think there was a resolution. Does anyone know where PDF versions of Ian Thomson's 'Pavis & Big Rubble Companion' excellent series can be bought? I have the first one 'Pavis: A Man for All Seasons, but I would dearly love to get the rest. They had titles like 'Masks of Pavis', 'Beyond Pavis', etc.They used to be on http://www.pavis.nzrpga.org.nz/companion.html, but this no longer exists.

Chris.

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Originally published 2000-2004 these are long out of print and IIRC had no PDF releases:

https://wellofdaliath.chaosium.com/home/catalogue/publishers/runequest-gesellschaft/the-chaos-society/tentacles-tomes-series/ian-thompson-pavis-series/

Have a look here for more info

http://www.tradetalk.de/english/index.php3

I'm sure a PDF of YBOT3 was published, but I can't find it

and the original site you refer to is here: https://web.archive.org/web/20050216012955/http://pavis.nzrpga.org.nz/publication.html

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29 minutes ago, Akhôrahil said:

These would be amazing as Jonstown PDF publications, even if it's just scans.

Haven't seen anything regarding Ian Thomson in a long time though, so unless he reemerges and decides to do so, we won't see those titles again.

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The Voluminous Pavis & Big Rubble companions probably exist in PDF format, but there are a number of things that would need to happen if they are to be available for sale again. Without trying to be pessimistic or negative, it's a bit more involved than Ian Thomson giving the green light. While these books were mainly written by Ian Thomson, he set up these projects as volunteer efforts. Almost all of the work, be it writing, editing, layout, and art were all done for "the love of the game" and were handshake deals. I doubt Ian can reuse the art and articles written by other people without their permission. Many of them would probably happily give such permission, but they still have to be formally asked.

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14 minutes ago, Rick Meints said:

The Voluminous Pavis & Big Rubble companions probably exist in PDF format

I have, unfortunately, never been able to track any PDFs down, despite many years of trying.

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The website can be viewed here, for instance: https://web.archive.org/web/20050618085436/http://www.pavis.nzrpga.org.nz:80/companion.html

At a quick look, I'm afraid  it's a bit spotty in what was archived. For example, various interesting zip files were not available in the version above. But there are many versions, so perhaps those interested can dig around a bit more intently and see what can be found.

 

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Now I'm imagining Soltakss breaking into people's houses at night in a scary bat costume and holding folks up against the wall: "WHERE IS IT???"

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