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Crazy Old Tim Plays All The D-Mods: Volume 1 Available Now

December 17th 2017, 08:22 PM
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redink1
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A mother ducking wizard 
Crazy Old Tim Play All The D-Mods Volume 1: 1998 - 2004 Crazy Old Tim Plays All The D-Mods Volume 1: 1998 - 2004, a 430 page physical book (!) is now available for purchase. For more details, please visit our book page.

For those of you who missed previous posts about this, something really cool happened a few years ago. Tim Maurer (aka CocoMonkey) decided to play through every D-Mod ever released, and write about his experiences as he went. He decided to call this project 'Crazy Old Tim Plays All The D-Mods' (COTPATD). Along the way, he covered all 355 D-Mods, and wrote just under 300,000 words in total. His writing was pretty darn brilliant, and was witty, thoughtful, personal, and hilarious.

Sadly, he died shortly after completing his project.

Tim wrote COTPATD because he "wanted to give something back to a community that meant a lot to [him] when [he] was younger", and I believe that publishing his work in book-form continues that goal. COTPATD is a glimpse at our community through the silly games that we created together, and having that on a bookshelf makes it more 'real' than a web page that might disappear overnight. I think it is also important to recognize Tim's achievement, as sad as it is that he isn't around to see this.

In editing COTPATD, I've fixed a few typos and grammar mistakes, and added a few missing screenshots. I've also trimmed out a tiny amount of content for formatting purposes. However, I've also added some additional 'context' to Tim's entries, including the community response to the COTPATD project, old forum posts, alternative reviews, and some historical snapshots of what was going on in the community while the D-Mods were released.

I have this absurd fantasy in my head that after the apocalypse, COTPATD is one of the only books that survives. I imagine a future anthropologist in a white jumpsuit, carefully turning each page. They would start to understand a tiny slice of a few lives from the early 21st century, and hopefully start laughing all along the way.

Oh, one more thing: earlier this year, I asked everyone I knew who was connected to Dink if they wanted to write a few words to include in the book, and I received responses from about 20-30 different people. Most of these responses will be included in Volume 2, but some are included in Volume 1.

December 18th 2017, 02:53 AM
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Iplaydink
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Hmm.. 
Awesome! Ordered the full color one!
December 18th 2017, 11:29 AM
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pillbug
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Love! True love! 
Fantastic job. Will order tonight. Thank you for your work Dan, this is incredible. If I may ask, and apologies if you covered this elsewhere, have you notified Dan's family about this/sent them a copy?
December 18th 2017, 12:01 PM
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redink1
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A mother ducking wizard 
Yes, earlier this year I contacted Tim's parents to confirm they were ok with the publication of this. I just confirmed again this month too, and ordered a few copies to send to them (they haven't arrived yet).
December 19th 2017, 10:09 AM
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pillbug
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Love! True love! 
Wonderful. Just to clarify, I wasn't questioning the permissions you got to do this or anything, I was just wondering if they were going to get to see it. Great work.
December 19th 2017, 12:11 PM
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Bluedy
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I'd like to order but I dont exactly know how Amazon works. Do I have to pay in dollars if the currency in my country isnt dollars?
December 19th 2017, 12:25 PM
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Skurn
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i like pie 
gotta put it somewhere besides amazon.
December 20th 2017, 05:44 AM
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redink1
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A mother ducking wizard 
I'm not sure; it is available for purchase at several different international Amazon stores (like UK, France, and Germany).

I read online that Amazon UK will ship to Romania, but I didn't find any information on how the currency conversion works.
December 20th 2017, 09:32 AM
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"I'd like to order but I dont exactly know how Amazon works. Do I have to pay in dollars if the currency in my country isnt dollars?"

I've ordered from other Amazon sites a few times - they give you a choice, pay in dollars or pay in your local currency at their conversion rate.
Just choose whichever is a better rate, Amazon's or your bank's.
December 20th 2017, 01:22 PM
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liquid141
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Sons of liberty 
Congrats on the book man the color one looks so epic, i am hoping to order the book sometime later
December 21st 2017, 12:44 AM
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Nicely done!
December 21st 2017, 04:38 PM
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quiztis
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Life? What's that? Can I download it?! 
This is ducking gorgeous. Well done!
December 21st 2017, 05:03 PM
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Skurn
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i like pie 
would be better available somewhere else though

...and with ponies
December 22nd 2017, 04:09 AM
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ya can't stop yourself even when it comes to stuff like this eh skorn
December 22nd 2017, 01:43 PM
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SabreTrout
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Tigertigertiger. 
Great work.
December 22nd 2017, 06:31 PM
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Wyndo
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Cool. I just put in an order for the color version. I wonder if I'm credited for coming up with the term "D-Mod" (because Seth didn't really have a name for them, and nobody had created any before) or if anybody other than us two even knew that.

I didn't realize so many had been created. I was in it heavy at the start, then left abruptly for life reason, and just kind of moved on. I should talk about it on my podcast though. It was a very unique game, and great fun for its time. The ability to create add-ons at that time was truly amazing.

---- Mike.
December 23rd 2017, 02:32 AM
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Seth
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Book ordered!

PS: Wyndo, it's definitely possible and even likely you coined the term D-Mod - I don't remember that far back unfortunately!
December 25th 2017, 03:34 AM
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I just ordered the color version; the best Christmas present I could have asked for. Thank you...