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Post Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 6:48 pm 
 

Does anyone have any clue where the Dark Sun poster in this auction is coming from?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5923779710

I have asked the seller, but he doesn't know. It looks like from a Dragon magazine. I don't recall this was part of any regular Dark Sun item?


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Post Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 6:50 pm 
 

Um, it's the poster in the Dark Sun boxed set.  This is ironic, because I was just looking at a Dark Sun boxed set I was about to post on eBay and was just cataloging the contents, so when I loaded up the image I had just put that poster away. =)

  


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Post Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 7:02 pm 
 

I have no poster in my box. This is my old playing box anyway, so I'll have to go find me a new one. Thanks for the info, bacon!


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Post Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 7:08 pm 
 

My boxed set has:

* poster
* DM's Book (spiral bound, flip book)
* Player Aid Cards (spiral bound, flip book)
* Rules Book
* Wanderer's Journal
* 2 maps
* "A Little Knowledge" Adventure
* 1991 Fall/Winter Catalog
* TSR customer respond card
*  Dungeon/Dragon Magazine subscription sheet
* Errata for Complete Psionics Handbook (may have slipped in on accident?)

This is from a box a bought, not from one that was shrink wrapped and that I opened, so take that for what it's worth.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 7:11 pm 
 

I have everything except the poster and the errata sheet.


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Post Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 10:48 pm 
 

BaconTastesGood wrote:My boxed set has:

* poster
* DM's Book (spiral bound, flip book)
* Player Aid Cards (spiral bound, flip book)
* Rules Book
* Wanderer's Journal
* 2 maps
* "A Little Knowledge" Adventure
* 1991 Fall/Winter Catalog
* TSR customer respond card
*  Dungeon/Dragon Magazine subscription sheet
* Errata for Complete Psionics Handbook (may have slipped in on accident?)

This is from a box a bought, not from one that was shrink wrapped and that I opened, so take that for what it's worth.


I have the exact same stuff in a Dark Sun box I bought new years ago, including the Complete Psionics Handbook errata.  So that was standard packing at one time anyway.

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 10:57 pm 
 

Syrsuro wrote:I have the exact same stuff in a Dark Sun box I bought new years ago, including the Complete Psionics Handbook errata.  So that was standard packing at one time anyway.


Was that errata specific to Dark Sun?  I'm too lazy to look it up =)  On the plus side, I can now sell this set as very complete, unfortunately Dark Sun just doesn't fetch that much (then again, it's not nearly as de-valued as Al-Qadim...what's up with THAT?).

  

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 11:47 pm 
 

I'll go check my box sometime soon. It should be complete as I never used it after buying it and reading the contents.

Dark Sun did not get the print run of Al Quad.

But Al Quad has some great stuff...far superior to most of the other campaign sets.


And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

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Post Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 12:18 am 
 

I just checked my copy, and in fact it's a generic errata for the Complete Psionics Handbook.  Very, very strange.

  


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Post Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 12:30 am 
 

Was that errata specific to Dark Sun? I'm too lazy to look it up =) On the plus side, I can now sell this set as very complete, unfortunately Dark Sun just doesn't fetch that much (then again, it's not nearly as de-valued as Al-Qadim...what's up with THAT?).


i know, the only think from Al-Qadim that retained any value is the Complete Sha'ir's Handbook...


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Post Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 1:58 am 
 

See if I can answer a few …

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Dark Sun simply fell to the wayside because it has been overshadowed in collector interest by Planescape, a competing setting from the same era.  The time period was already loaded with too many settings and a shrinking player base.  Planescape, as the most unusual setting from the time period, is the one that retains collector interest, especially with the high regard Monte Cook is held in by 3rd Edition players.

Al Qadim appeared to fail for two reasons -- one, Dark Sun was the more unique desert setting already in existence, and the animosity toward all things Middle Eastern during the timeframe.  Which is a shame, because the products are really good.  The role-playing details (coffee rituals, honor, family, etc.) and sand magic are really interesting.

The errata for the psionics handbook was included because Dark Sun is the first setting that made psionics an integral part of the campaign.  The Psionics Handbook was an implied mandatory purchase for Dark Sun, although very few other people used it.

  
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