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Tasks / Frank Frink's Colt .45

Create a counterfeit artifact.

1 to 100 players
15 points
Level 1
In the zone of: Society For Nihilistic Intent And Disruptive Efforts
Created by Blue

Terms: fake

24 completed :: 51 in progress
Interested in collaborating on this: (no one yet!)


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posted by teucer on February 5th, 2008 10:26 AM

It should be noted that only *one* of Rasputin's alleged penises is known to be counterfeit (it's a sea cucumber). The other one might be the genuine article, for all we know.

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posted by teucer on March 3rd, 2008 6:01 PM

Goddammit, I just realized the counterfeit I'm currently hoping to unload is a prior completion and thus not worth posting for fifteen points.

Hey, anybody want to buy a prior completion?

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posted by Bryce on March 3rd, 2008 7:22 PM

What is the prior completion?

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posted by Sean Mahan on March 4th, 2008 5:38 PM

I really like this task, and I think the title may've had something to do with the relative lack of completions. Ergo, "Rasputin's Penis" is dead, long live "Frank Frink's Colt .45"! Should alliteration and Philip K. Dick references fail this time around, next in line is "The James Ossuary"

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posted by Blue on March 6th, 2008 9:25 AM


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posted by erik daniels on May 6th, 2009 2:00 PM

does it have to be a specific artifact or just anything in general? and how realistic does it need to be?

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posted by MonkeyBoy Dan on May 22nd, 2009 12:08 PM

I used to have the perfect thing for this.
I kept my green flock (a powder you glue to the bases of wargames minis to look like wee ickle grass) in an old glass coffee jar labelled " Genuine Powdered Dragon Spleen."
I "antiqued" a label for it using teabags.

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posted by Markov Walker on May 30th, 2010 4:03 PM

Wait a minute. If you create something, as instructed, then ipso facto, it's an artifact, and not a counterfeit at being an artifact.

Perhaps you can try to find some natural structure and claim you created it. This would be a counterfeit artifact. But then you wouldn't have created it.

I conclude that this task is logically impossible.


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Frank Frink is a character in The Man in the High Castle, by Philip K. Dick. It is set in the U.S., fifteen years after the Nazis won WWII. Frank creates counterfeit artifacts, pieces supposedly from the quaint old days when America was an independen...

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Frank Frink's Colt .45 by artmouse July 29th, 2009 2:46 PM

Ambrose Bechtle, b.1884, d.1957 Shortly after my great-grandfather Ambrose Bechtle's death in 1957, my great aunts and uncles sold all of his land and the majority of his possessions (as stipulated in his will) and divided the profits amongst the...

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Frank Frink's Colt .45 by Sam Archer May 20th, 2012 3:47 PM

What artifact to counterfeit, I thought to myself. Something that could plausibly be found around here. A piece of local history. Obscure enough that its value would not be immediately obvious, and therefore its existence (or discovery) outside of...

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Frank Frink's Colt .45 by Bethany Juju November 7th, 2009 6:07 PM

Great-Grandpa Kelvin's "Appendix" We Kelvins have always been a slightly odd bunch. Only slightly, mind you. I remember spying this on my grandparents' mantel when I was a kid: After years of begging to hear the story of that thing in the jar, ...

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Frank Frink's Colt .45 by Pois√łn Lake February 28th, 2009 4:44 PM

To being with, I'd like to note that in the process of this task I managed to get cat puke on a 1912 collection of English poetry. Score. Unfortunately I was too mortified at my own negligence to get a picture of that part. Having completed the idiot...

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Frank Frink's Colt .45 by Sardonicus Tweed February 7th, 2009 9:30 AM

This was a fun task. If I did it again, I would have made some minor tweaks to the construction, but I'm still pleased with how it turned out, especially since I've never made a book before. The journal details the lost voyage of famed explorer, (an...

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I was wandering the lowlands across the street from my house when I stumbled upon an ancient city. Once I began to excavate the scene I discovered signs of an ancient religions whose secrets are yet to be revealed.

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Frank Frink's Colt .45 by Brand January 10th, 2009 3:22 PM

Well here we go- counterfeit itms with counterfeit certificates to boot!

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Frank Frink's Colt .45 by Libris Craft December 20th, 2012 7:11 AM

Often when a band gets back together for a reunion tour, the fans wince, cover their eyes, and proceed with their day. The magic is gone. The time has passed. The desiccated shells of formerly great musicians propped up with new stage effects will no...

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Frank Frink's Colt .45 by Gen-Nam February 19th, 2008 2:14 PM


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