Big Alpha Dawn pic

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umungus
December 4, 2008 - 9:21am
Hi Guys,
I am trying to locate a big pic of the Alpha Dawn cover. Would like to print large size so the higher the rez the better.

At least I got to scare an alien rabbit thingy......

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Rum Rogue
December 4, 2008 - 9:29am

heh heh. That would be cool.  Best option would be to contact the artist or WOTC, see if they still have promotional posters of some kind.

Lets us know what you find.

Time flies when your having rum.

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TerlObar
December 4, 2008 - 9:46am
Which cover?  The original box, and the books inside, didn't have the big purple border and the picture filled the entire page (and didn't carry the Alpha Dawn desgination, it was just Star Frontiers).  The second printing had the purple borders around the pictures to mimic the KH set and did carry the AD designation.  I have originals of both and could try to scan them (my scanner isn't in the best of shape being over 10 years old).  The newer version is in better shape as it is the original version I've used and abused over the years.

Also, are the scans in the PDF versions of the rules on starfrontiers.com not good enough?  That would be the first place I'd look.
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umungus
December 4, 2008 - 10:01am
I guess I'm looking for the original picture without the border. You know with the burning shuttle and the girl and dude and the Yaz.

At least I got to scare an alien rabbit thingy......


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jedion357
December 4, 2008 - 10:16am
I'd love to get a copy of that scan too!
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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TerlObar
December 4, 2008 - 1:35pm
I'll see if I can coax my scanner into life.  I assume you want the higher quality one from the Expanded rules instead of the inital concept from the Basic Rules.
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umungus
December 4, 2008 - 2:09pm

Yep that's the one...

At least I got to scare an alien rabbit thingy......


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TerlObar
December 4, 2008 - 3:55pm
Okay, I really need to get a new scannerEmbarassed.  Anyway.  Here is a 200dp scan that I've cleaned up a little to remove some of the striping caused by my scanner.  Unfortunately, there is way too much blue (an artifact of the scanner) and I've never figured out how to fix the color balance.  If any of you are wizards at that type of stuff, give it a whirl.    The image in the previous post is pretty true to the true printed colors so if you can match that you'll be golden.  Those stripes down the side of the image are supposed to be royal purple.  The file is pretty large, about 7.5MB.  Enjoy

Star Frontiers Expanded Game Rule cover art.
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umungus
December 4, 2008 - 4:14pm
Hey Thanks Terl. I'll Photoshop it a bit. It should work out.

At least I got to scare an alien rabbit thingy......


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Fu-Man_Chu
December 14, 2008 - 10:14pm

Were you able to photoshop it to its original condition? Do you mind posting it back up?


Two Gencons ago, I asked Larry Elmore if he planned to sell the original of it - he said he wanted to, but while it was in storage at TSR, someone had put another picture against it and the warehouse got water it in (or something like that), so that a portion of the bottom got damaged. He was going to see if he could fix it back up though - I told him should he do so, I wanted to buy it from him. I'll let you all know if that were ever to happen!

-Andrew
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TerlObar
December 28, 2008 - 7:44pm
My wish came true.  I got a new scanner/printer/copier/fax for Christmas and rescanned the AD cover image.  You can download the new, rescanned image from my server.  It is scanned at 200dpi and reproduces the original colors much,much better.  Also, I didn't do any descreening or such, this is the raw image off the scanner and is 9MB in size.  The scuff marks are still there as this book has been in use for over 2 decades but it is mostly on the margins which should be cleanable.  If you'd like a higher resolution version let me know and I'll scan it in.
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December 29, 2008 - 7:49am
/me new desktop background

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umungus
December 29, 2008 - 9:19am
Cool! thanks fo rthe scan Terl... That one looks a lot better.

At least I got to scare an alien rabbit thingy......