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Post Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:19 am 
 

I didn't expect another Australian to bid on these but I was wrong. I didn't think there could a bigger nerd than me - but there is another that collects DnD and likes puzzles.


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:29 am 
 

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:19 pm 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:I didn't expect another Australian to bid on these but I was wrong. I didn't think there could a bigger nerd than me - but there is another that collects DnD and likes puzzles.

Sometimes you just need to take heart in the fact that you're not completely alone in the universe.  I was recently and massively outbid on a motherboard with a damaged BIOS chip.

Oh, and you guys should stop bidding on rats.  Just come up to Toronto in a few more weeks.  We'll have plenty -- for free!

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:35 pm 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:I didn't expect another Australian to bid on these but I was wrong. I didn't think there could a bigger nerd than me - but there is another that collects DnD and likes puzzles.


** expired eBay auction **


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I had my eye on three of his puzzles... I already have the Mountain of Mirrors one... Return to Brookmere was always my favorite EQ book...

If I wasn't broke right now I would have grabbed all three of them for a bit more than paid.


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:14 pm 
 

I almost bid on them myself..

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:22 am 
 

It was a good price really. I have seen them go for heaps more in the US. But I suspect these are not such rare items. Incidentally, the day before I bid on Mayfair Games The Company War from the same Seller and got it for 99 cents! So thought to bid on low dollars on the puzzles.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:38 am 
 

Damn...was really hoping to snag this:


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I figured the going rate for these was around $75 or so.  But figured that with prices dropping off on a lot of other RPG items that this would end up going cheaper than usual.  :(


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:37 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Damn...was really hoping to snag this:


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I figured the going rate for these was around $75 or so.  But figured that with prices dropping off on a lot of other RPG items that this would end up going cheaper than usual.  :(


Shame, King - looked nice.   :cry:
I always thought of warhammer as a cheap and cheerful battle-system (and a newcomer to gaming!) but I suppose some of the earlier/older pieces are definitely old-school now.

Any hints on what to look for/avoid if one wanted to pick up a piece or two - hypothetically speaking of course  :D


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:12 am 
 

That's crazy high.  I think I paid about $20 for my set last year.

The priciest early WFB stuff are some of the second edition supplements - because they're rarely complete with all the cutout/foldup buildings and the bonus badge/pin.

McDeath, Lichemaster, Orc's Drift - these could all be more like $40-50 items if complete.  But there is a lot of variation on these (so a real range might be $15-80).

  

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:40 am 
 

TheHistorian wrote:That's crazy high.  I think I paid about $20 for my set last year.


I'm not so sure.  You may have just gotten a really good deal on yours.  I've been told by several other Acaeum members that this box set usually runs about $60 - $75 and has for a few years.


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:55 am 
 

TheHistorian wrote:That's crazy high.  I think I paid about $20 for my set last year.

The priciest early WFB stuff are some of the second edition supplements - because they're rarely complete with all the cutout/foldup buildings and the bonus badge/pin.

McDeath, Lichemaster, Orc's Drift - these could all be more like $40-50 items if complete.  But there is a lot of variation on these (so a real range might be $15-80).


I collect Warhammer stuff and there are many items that are collectable.  The chaos books ($75-150), the white boxset ($75-100), all the OOP basic sets, like you said the old suppliments, rogue trader stuff like the astronomicon and many other items (without even getting into the minis).

Warhammer and games workshop is extremely collectable and has very robust following of fans.


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:10 pm 
 

TheHistorian wrote:That's crazy high.  I think I paid about $20 for my set last year.

Yep; you're right on the money IMO despite silly $75-100+ prices elsewhere being not uncommon in parallel. The white box is way too easy to hype but also easy to pick up cheaply.
Snagged a few good sets to give away last year with £5-10 being the usual range and shipping sometimes the majority of the cost; e.g.

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@Blackmoor: any spare Warpstone #1s on the RP side? ;) That's a different kettle of fish altogether...

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:51 pm 
 

I'd say the hardest WFB/WFRP items to find complete and/or will almost always sell well are:

WFB2:
Terror Of The Lichemaster (very hard to find with badge and all card sheets)
Tragedy Of McDeath (very hard to find with badge and all card sheets)
Blood On The Streets (very hard to find with all card sheets)
Bloodbath At Orc's Drift (very hard to find with badge and all card sheets)

WFB3:
Slaves To Darkness
Lost And The Damned

WFRP1:
Empire In Flames
Warhammer Adventure (very hard to find with maps)
Warhammer City Of Chaos (very hard to find with maps)
Realms Of Sorcery Limited Edition (print run of 100-200, I think)
Marienburg
Dwarves Stone And Steel
Corrupting Influence

WFRP2:
Forges Of Nuln
Children Of The Horned Rat
Tome Of Corruption
Night's Dark Masters
Realm Of The Ice Queen

Other:
Warpstone 1-9, Special 1 (and anything out of stock is increasing too)
Hogwash 1-4
Private War campaign

  

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:05 pm 
 

Nice list; thanks! :)

TheHistorian wrote:Other:
Warpstone 1-9

#7 pops up relatively frequently for lower $. Even #10 & 11 ain't that "easy"...

Add a stack of other independent 'zines  with WH content of whatever flavor: all rare enough, even if not particularly "valuable".

TheHistorian wrote:Private War campaign

Has anyone managed to ascertain whether any of Tim's productions are truly "out of print" rather than that he's still sitting on boxes of unsold product and slowly releasing those? ;)


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:50 pm 
 

faro wrote:Has anyone managed to ascertain whether any of Tim's productions are truly "out of print" rather than that he's still sitting on boxes of unsold product and slowly releasing those? ;)


I asked him directly in Decemeber and he said "I genuinely don't have any more."

  

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TheHistorian wrote:I asked him directly in Decemeber and he said "I genuinely don't have any more."

Ah... pity. :/ Thanks for the direct question, though!

faro wrote:#7 pops up relatively frequently for lower $.

*files for ref* Extra copies printed of that issue due to quality control issues and those ended up as free samples, etc.


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:06 am 
 

TheHistorian wrote:
I asked him directly in Decemeber and he said "I genuinely don't have any more."


He told me the same thing as well.. I missed a couple of his (must not have been watching at some stage;)

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 4:18 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:
I'm not so sure.  You may have just gotten a really good deal on yours.  I've been told by several other Acaeum members that this box set usually runs about $60 - $75 and has for a few years.


I sold a NM copy for $75 last year.  It's an odd item because you can sometimes find it cheaply..due to bad marketing or listings on Ebay....for $20-$30 sometimes, and when you market it correctly you can get in the $60-$75 range for the item.  I would keep my eyes open and a nice copy may fall into your lap cheaply.

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 4:26 pm 
 

TheHistorian wrote:I'd say the hardest WFB/WFRP items to find complete and/or will almost always sell well are:

WFB2:
Terror Of The Lichemaster (very hard to find with badge and all card sheets)
Tragedy Of McDeath (very hard to find with badge and all card sheets)
Blood On The Streets (very hard to find with all card sheets)
Bloodbath At Orc's Drift (very hard to find with badge and all card sheets)

WFB3:
Slaves To Darkness
Lost And The Damned

WFRP1:
Empire In Flames
Warhammer Adventure (very hard to find with maps)
Warhammer City Of Chaos (very hard to find with maps)
Realms Of Sorcery Limited Edition (print run of 100-200, I think)
Marienburg
Dwarves Stone And Steel
Corrupting Influence

WFRP2:
Forges Of Nuln
Children Of The Horned Rat
Tome Of Corruption
Night's Dark Masters
Realm Of The Ice Queen

Other:
Warpstone 1-9, Special 1 (and anything out of stock is increasing too)
Hogwash 1-4
Private War campaign


Also Castle Drachenfels

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:21 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:I sold a NM copy for $75 last year.

Ever manage over $150 for Forces of Fantasy, Mike? :lol:
Had to take a good hard look at /that/ auction, given their WD#8-40 made barely $3 each next door. Some very silly prices both directions, IMHO.

(... and nm re. the almost complete 1st Arms Law which went cheap, too).


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