Avalon Hill's Dune
About every 2-3 years I go through a period where I get momentarily re-obsessed with the Dune universe. I break out the whole series of novels and re-read them; I watch a version or two of the movie; and, of course, I try to do some form of Dune gaming. For some reason this has always meant Dune computer games, most likely because I never thought I'd have potential opponents to play anything else with. So, until now I had never owned or played Avalon Hill's Dune board game, which typically goes for $40-100 on E-Bay, depending on quality.
Recently, seeing the high quality homemade reproductions of the out-of-print AH game inspired me to perhaps produce one of my own. All the components, including those for the expansions, are readily available for download, and with the help of a color printer, lamination machine, and some free time I thought having a decent quality copy was well within my grasp. I also just picked up an official copy from E-Bay for less than the range listed above. My plan is to selectively upgrade some of the original AH components using better looking graphics, tokens, cards, etc.
Does anyone else have experience playing this game? Any interest in trying it out sometime? If anyone else is interested in making a copy for yourself, I can share with you the files I've gathered thus far, most of which are on BGG.
Oh, by the way... do you think there are any ethical/legal problems with reproducing such an out-of-print, abandoned game? I feel better now that I own an official copy, but I'm still not 100% clear on this issue.