NEW!

And on its way to epicness!

Deeds Recorded

"Get on to the real updates!" I know, I know. I am recieving all inquiries and replying as fast as I can. Hard to believe I started planning this site over a year ago. Just this one last batch of carts and we're all caught up.


scrolls of honor

Handsome Joe: #525-529

I met Handsome Joe a few years back when I was still buying/selling. He was touted by several friends as legit, along with his pal "I always sell my collection" Dunfee, which encouraged Bro Prices on my end. Our final deal went sour, however, as he low-balled my already low prices, and then went lower. The last straw was when he brought out a hacked up copy of Noah's Ark 3D for trade. Literally hacked, as in someone sawed off the tabs, presumably because they didn't like the added comfort with wings? I passed politely.

But Ol' Joe wouldn't let it go. He had games piled up and proceeded to guilt me over the time it took to get to my place, over not taking that shitty piece of game, on and on. I finally caved because I'm a nice guy. I included a caveat, though. He could never, ever talk about that shit ever again. I never wanted to hear about it, not from him, anyone in the DFW gaming scene, or anywhere online. He took the deal and I quit talking to him altogether after that transaction.

This was years ago. People grow, and one day not so recently Handsome Joe apologized out of the blue. He admitted he pushed too hard for so little; he should've realized the value in the friendship, not the money. Along with his sorry came four copies of Dragon Warrior. The picture below he sent on The Facebook after he found these copies at a garage sale.


apology carts 2/4

It's hard not to forgive someone who can admit they were wrong. And he never mentioned that trade over all those years, I asked around from time to time. Thus, he's no longer on my doneso list.

- May 11, 2018

Earthbound Evan: #506

evan eats a prototype

The year was 2015, the event: MAGFest. During MAG, the Gaylord is like a dorm and Fat Chris is the guy with music blaring and door perpetually open. One night, in wandered Evan with Quincy Pringle in tow, who was handing out business cards like it was the 80’s and he was the CIA with coke.

Later that year, Evan called with a film idea, being I’m a filmmaker by day, working on basically anything that pays. Evan is a diehard Earthbound fan and wanted to make a documentary about the unreleased version for the NES.

He and Josh Bone-Christian (cart #438) had already conducted a short interview with a key player from Nintendo of America. I watched this forty minute video, done in a Starbucks, shot with an iPhone, and no audio equipment. Sure, the quality wasn’t great, but the content, the knowledge, the history… What they had captured was enough for me to know that they had something. I was in.


zero or beginnings?

Fast forward to present day. The documentary, titled Mother to Earth, was successfully kickstarted. I went to an Earthbound convention, zigzagged the US conducting interviews, and even got to go to Japan and talk to the composer, Keiichi Suzuki.

I’ve been all over the world with those goofs and know way too much about this game considering I’m the guy who once pondered destroying a SNES Earthbound prototype. The crew flies in to Dallas this weekend for our final round of interviews and then it’s on to post!

Evan was in Dallas last year, working as the Social Media Coordinator for the Let’s Play Gaming Expo. If you interacted with us over the internet, this is the guy you were talking to. That’s also when he gave me copy #506 to add to The Collection. It’s been a wild ride with this guy, follow him on Twitter.


- April 1, 2018

The Dragon Followers

I continue to be blown away by the attention the site has recieved! Bear with me as I try to respond to everyone that has contacted me thus far. And thanks for all the new copies of Dragon Warriors that have started to trickle in! For now, let us get caught up on The Collection's journey.

Jeff Geske: #498-500, 514-518

My first memories of this man were visiting a local game store in Dallas and seeing a stack of his consoles waiting to be modded by the Other Christian. That in itself wasn't odd, but the fact that they were for a collector in Minnesota struck me as queer. To be fair, Other Christian did superior work.

Shortly thereafter I would run across his name in the facebook groups and about a year ago he sent me his first batch of Warriors which took to The Collection to the magical number of 500. That was soon followed by another batch, for none of which he asked payment.

Jeff was a dozen or so carts away from completing his NES collection at the time, easy stuff to acquire as we all know happens at the end. Luckily for him a friend was downsizing at the time, allowing me to send hima copy of Pro Sports Hockey for being such a good sport. We had the good fortune of meeting at PRGE this past year.

freaks and geeks at super bit con

Fat Chris: #501-502,

507-508, 521-524

I met this character at Too Many Games way back in the year two thousand of oh-thirteen. Fat Chris and friends were standing outside the venue and laughing on the sidewalk as I was lugging my gear to the the parking lot. They asked if I knew of Liquid Ass, which in fact I did know, as the morning Radio show I interned on in college was sent a box prelaunch about ten years prior.

They were "Shit Dollaring", hitting a buck with that foul smelling spray then dropping it outside the Con. We watched as people celebrated their good fortune upon finding free money, followed immediately by regret and dropping the bill back on the ground, only to be repeated by the next poor, unsuspecting soul. There was an immediate repoir.

The first two carts he gave to me personally at MAGFest, an event he introduced me to; I highly recommend it. The next two D-dubs were sent with packages that included a lot of randomness for use at the Let's Play Gaming Expo, a project I'm involved with here in Dallas.

The third batch he brought with him when he flew out to help work the Expo last year. He's also the one that sold me that Pro Sports Hockey I sent Jeff. Below is a video of him chugging mustard. Thin is in, but fat is where it's at - Stay Puft!

Bruleski: #505, 519-520

I've known Eric Brule for a number of years. He's the man behind the graphic design of the Let's Play Gaming Expo and works for a local advertising agency here in DFW. Very talented individual and part of the team who helped me build this tribute site.

As an avid collector who still finds time to go out and hunt, Brule will randomly have little goodies for me. If I'm really lucky, as I was three times in this instance, he'll find some cheap Dragon Warriors. He has also worked as courier for both Jeff Geske and Alec Featherstone. I have a feeling we'll be seeing his name again in the near future!

Freaks and Geeks: #503-504, 509-512

Appearing a second time on the new tribute site, Alec, owner and propritor of Freaks and Geeks in Denton, Tejas, is well aware of The Collection. He continually sets aside what he gets and either brings them to events he knows he might see me at, or sends them on their way with Brule when he stops by the store.

The picture below is of carts #509-512, which Alec took up to Super! BitCon last year, despite the weather. He's a stand up guy and a well liked pillar of the North Texas gaming community. If you're at UNT and want some retro goodness, make sure to stop by!

freaks and geeks at super bit con

- March 7, 2018

Quest for Missing Carts


dw stack

Wow, I can’t believe it! The response to the website has been overwhelming the past few weeks. I have many of your questions to answer, but the one thing that keeps being brought up is “The Gap”. Honestly, I was surprised so many found the website’s hidden links, let alone follow them all.

The last update before this website was created was for Cart #480, however the list of Items here reflects additions as high as #529, creating “The Gap” of updates for Carts #481-529. The why is it took a long time to make this website and even longer to make that Dragon Throne. I’ll spend the next few posts catching everyone up.

Retrofest 4: #481-493

Every year, Magdiel Venture holds Retrofest in Ft. Worth, Texas with proceeds going to charity. It’s a great event for the gaming community, giving collectors and sellers a chance to get together in an fun atmosphere that isn’t overwhelming. It was there I finally had an oppurtunity to get together with Jacob Mendoza, a collector who at the time lived in West Texas (not to be confused with West, Texas).

He knew about my cache of NES doubles, but he also knew that I was a hermit who strictly bartered for copies of D-dub. He needed some SMB/DHs, I needed all his copies of Dragon Warrior, and a deal was born. I think he sat on the stack pictured above for six months, but Retrofest brought us together on that fateful Saturday, March 25th in 2017. Me and the copies of Dragon Warrior, not Jacob.

Freaks and Geeks: #494-495

Also at Retrofest was my good buddy Alec Featherstone, owner and operator of Freaks and Geeks in Denton. Alec is well aware of The Collection, which is how I will be referring to it from here on out, and has become one of its regular contributors. I appreciate his help, his camaraderie, and his commitment to the beard despite the Texas heat. He specifically brought a few copies along because he thought he might run into me at Retrofest. And he did! Score.


freaks and geeks one

The Nostalgic Nerd: #496-498

Another regular in the gaming scene here in North Texas, The Nostalgic Nerd hooked me up with some DW copies at Retrofest, as well. I can see it now, fans of the site saying that on the site I will only pay $3, but the stickers on these say $7. People, if you’re paying full price for anything, then it’s not a deal.


the nostalgic nerd

Jacob Dropped This (Bonus Item)

I picked up two Chuck Norris action figures after my D-dub deal was completed with Jacob. Still in the original packaging, hangtabs unpunched. Their heads are hollow and made of a soft plastic, causing many to be punctured or torn whilst deep in heavy, imaginary battle. Kid Me used the serpent helmet from Snakebite of the Supernaturals line by Tonka to hide his hideous deformity, but there was a queerness to making ol’ Charles a bad guy, which he clearly was after that mask went on. It would be years before I would understand it was Chuck’s inherit awesomeness that was clashing with that evil-looking headdress.


I heard Chuck Norris is so famous, he once had the most popular website on the Internet. Surprisingly enough, I couldn’t find it. I’m talking about the one that was just random facts you could vote on and never see again with the top ten list, not the commercialized version I see linked on the Internet Archive by Know Your Meme. Before that.


double your pleasure


- February 5, 2018

A Website Appears!


The Unorthodox Dragon Warrior Collection Throne

Welcome to the unorthodox Dragon Warrior collection. Once a forum thread, now it's own website, follow me on a quest to collect 1000 copies of a single game: Dragon Warrior for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).


I wanted to do something monumental to signify the reaching of 500 copies, and thought a tribute site would be appropriate. Accompanying the launch of this site, there was also a press release sent out to all the major publications.


My goal is lofty, but it is my fate. Keep up with the collection's progress as the years go by and the copies pile up, because only a true Dragonlord would have a 1000 copies!


- October 12, 2017

Future Post!

The adventure continues...

The Legend


It starts with a forum post on NintendoAge in the year 2012. One of the users (K3VBOT) had the opportunity to buy out a video game store. Another eagle eyed user (Max Velocity) commented on the number of copies of Jurassic Park he saw in the posted inventory photos, quickly followed by teasing from another member (WickedWonka) that he expected photos of all the JPs. So K3VBOT went back to the store, and the first Mega Collection was on its way.


jurassic park snes

This prompted another member on NA (Space Jockey) to start his own unorthodox mega collection... of Dragon Warriors! While talking to the community about the mega collections, yet another member (ihavethatpma) came into the picture with their own collection of Super Mario Bros/Duck Hunt carts. Several other users expressed interest of joining the mega collection race, but it was K3VBOT, Space Jockey, and ihavethatpma that really showed promise.


ihavethatpma

Then life happened. Girlfriends became wives, sperms became kids, and soon collections became house down payments. One by one, the mega collections went away, fueled by rising game prices. It was a sad day in 2014 when Space Jockey listed his unorthodox Dragon Warrior collection for sale.


Bueller? Bueller?

Exit Space Jockey, enter me. Also a member on NintendoAge (where I go by the screenname "Ferris Bueller"), I too was a fan of Dragon Warrior as a kid. I was at just that right age to grow up with the Nintendo NES and Dragon Warrior is the first RPG I played, thanks to the Nintendo Power giveaway. When I saw the unorthodox collection was up for grabs, I decided that I would – nay - I had to keep the tradition alive and I purchased the collection.


arrival
stacks

Since taking possession of this collection, I've managed to add over 100 new carts, as well as including Save data with the collection stats. Who knows, maybe you'll find your childhood cart in the collection!


I also unlocked the collection's first achievement, the acquiring of a Dragon Warrior prototype. Dubbed "Dragon Warrior Express," this DW proto has Slimes, Ghosts, and Drakees that yield 255 experience points and was most likely used for beta testing once the English localization/translation was completed.


Dragon Warrior Prototype

Epilogue

We arrive at 500 copies and unlock the collection's second achievement, this website. A tribute to what's to come. For those of you wondering if I'll continue the quest for 1000 copies...

Yes, I am still getting copies of Dragon Warrior.

Yes, I will take donations.


Free is best, $3 is my sweet spot (remember, they used to give this away for free). Updates will simply be made here from now on as new copies arrive.


So we collect on, roms alternating current, borne back ceaselessly into the past, and on our way to 1000 copies and becoming a truly epic collection!

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Items

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#2-3 hydrogen (NA)
#4 gamerjoe2012 (eBay)
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#150-151 mynameisearl (NA)
#152 vaosu (donated $10 to the cause) (NA)
#153 travis_m_9 (eBay)
#154 rooster (NA)
#155 scruffyducky91 (eBay)
#156 fsped09 (NA)
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#179 byrohask (eBay)
#180 kingyoshi (NA)
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#255 commander santa (NA)
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#299 erik830 (eBay)
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#355 blue-logic (eBay)
#356 altrui.llc (eBay)
#357 dirtyd1209 (eBay)
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#370 logash01 (eBay)
#371 napoda (eBay)
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#406 ProtoScott (NA)
#407 MrWunderful (NA)
#408-414 Game and Movie Traders (LPGE)
#415 FX Game Exchange and Console Repair (LPGE)
#416-417 yecul (NA)
#418 Retro World Series (Houston)
#419-432 DK Oldies (dkoldies.com)
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#435-436 Heartbreak7 (NA)
#437 FX Game Exchange and Console Repair (Dallas)
#438 Josh Bone-Christian (Mother to Earth Director)
#439 CD Warehouse (Portland)
#440 Gameswappers (Portland)
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#444 FX Game Exchange and Console Repair (Dallas)
#445 Game Swappers (PRGE)
#446-47 Super A Video Games (PRGE)
#448 Unknown Vendor (PRGE)
#449-451 Forever Games (PRGE)
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#505 Bruleski (Dallas)
#506 Evan Butler (Mother to Earth Producer)
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#513 Fat Chris? (MAGFest)
#514-518 Jeff Geske (Facebook)
#519-520 Bruleski (NA)
#521-524 Fat Chris (LPGE)
#525-529 Handsome Joe (Dallas)

Save States

#391 Hercules _ Lord Cat
#392 Cory. Cory. Studman
#393 Brando
#394 Jason Scott . Eric
#395 Chad Stephani Ryna
#396 D-MAN MOM MATT < My copy from childhood
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#528 YVETTE
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