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Re: Hi! (Bruce Heard Q&A)

Post by stebehil » Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:49 pm

Hi Bruce,

according to Wikipedia, you were also involved with the translations of D&D into german in the early 80ies. As I am trying to piece together a history of D&D in Germany, I would love to know if you can recall anything about these translations specifically, and of the german company and the people involved. If you should have absolutely too much time on your hands :lol: , you could read my ramblings on that here:
https://www.acaeum.com/forum/viewtopic. ... =16170&c=1
Nice picture in Dragon #113 of you with the letter stuck to an axe tip, btw. :D

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Post by Ambreville » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:25 pm

Hi! I'm not sure what you found that tied me to German translations, but I can assure you I had nothing to do with the German market.
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Post by stebehil » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:27 pm

Thank you for your prompt reply. To clear that up, I was mislead by a statement from your wikipedia entry, which was in turn quoted from Dragon #113 (Sept. 86 issue, TSR profiles). There is stated that "He also coordinated outside translators who turned the games into German, Italian, and Spanish." This was noted regarding your earlier work as translator for the french edition. I mistook that as more of a involvement with these translations than it was. Thanks for your answer.

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Post by Ambreville » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:33 pm

Even then, I'm not sure where the quote "coordinated outside translators who turned the games into German, Italian, and Spanish" came about. I wasn't involved with those.
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Post by stebehil » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:40 pm

So that is a way how wrong information enters sources we deem reliable. Somebody probably mixed up some information somewhere, it gets printed, and gets copied into other informations. And now there is misleading information included in Wikipedia. Always check the sources!

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Post by Ambreville » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:42 pm

Indeed. :)
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Post by Morfie » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:31 am

I have just noticed a certain Mr Heard was a playtester and a proofreader for AD&D's Oriental Adventures.. did that have an influence on the cultures in Ochalea & Myoshima?

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Post by Ambreville » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:37 pm

Morfie wrote:I have just noticed a certain Mr Heard was a playtester and a proofreader for AD&D's Oriental Adventures.. did that have an influence on the cultures in Ochalea & Myoshima?
No, not really. :)
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Post by paleologos » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:24 am

Hi Bruce,

Not sure if you're still checking this thread - I've gotten interested in the French translation of "Horror on the Hill" and I think I read that you did the translation.

I'd love to see a copy, but failing that, I have some questions about the translation. Module B5 is filled with editorial errors, and I'm wondering how you dealt with them.

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Post by Ambreville » Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:03 pm

It's possible I translated B5. I don't remember. It's been more than 30 years ago.I don't keep copies of drafts of wrote for TSR.
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Post by paleologos » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:59 pm

Ok,

Thanks for the speedy reply - if I ever get my hands on a copy, I'll double check and see if I can get you to sign it!

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Post by Ambreville » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:28 am

Certainly! :)
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