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Post Posted: Thu Oct 28, 2004 10:09 pm 
 

I am convinced that woodgrain boxes in good condition are much rarer than the books.  As someone who was playing at the time, I recall the boxes were excellent carrying cases.  The books didn't take up much of the box.  You could carry your dice, a few figures, character sheets, a pencil, etc. in the box as well.  This tended to degrade their condition quickly.  I did that very thing with my OCE, and the set of books is in excellent shape while the box is a little rough.  (Fortunately, I got my 2nd print from someone who was very careful with his possessions and the box is better than Peter's.)

  


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2004 11:54 am 
 

I've been giving this some thought as to the woodie's value. I consider myself an optimistic collector. And if this were a vintage car I would put it in the catagory of restorable. It would be expensive for sure most likely having to buy all three loose 1st print books from someone who like Frank stated earlier lost or destroyed their box, I'd agree with about 20%. Those books again would be costly probably in the range of a grand for two reasons. One they are 1st print supplements and some collectors would like to have copies box or not, and two to the unscrupulous collector/reseller simply placed in a latter print box.....you understand.
  If you did find those loose books what you now would have is your complete 1st print woodie. I'd equate it to a classic race car with two extra engins at that point, not to bad of a thought. Not exactly needed/necessary in this case, so at that point you could sell the surplus to try and recoup a few bucks, or just be happy with a loaded 1st print woodie. I'd place the value right around Harami's math of $1000 - $1200. There's my dime of time and JMO..... 8)

  

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2004 1:44 pm 
 

dsaunders wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5930601206

woodbox with more supplements than i care to name...


What made me laugh is that now "financing is available" through paypal...

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2004 1:54 pm 
 

beasterbrook wrote:
dsaunders wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5930601206

woodbox with more supplements than i care to name...


What made me laugh is that now "financing is available" through paypal...


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2004 3:05 pm 
 

Anyone ever notice the financing available on the three holed Tsojconth for only $28 bucks (15 pounds 24) a month, thats less than a dollar a day.....Hmmm..sounds like a UNICEF commercial for the deprived rpg collector :lol: ....just imagine what that TV ad would be like. I envision narration/hosting by the Egg and a sound track takin from the First Quest Music Album........Have your check books ready. :D

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 30, 2004 7:25 pm 
 

well since I'm in finance I ran it though the old calculator, I'm assuming the paypal periods are months since thats what they say... 132 months is 11 years, Hell...  oh and I hope they have made a mistake paying back $3000 over 11 years at $125p/m is a 50% interest rate! oh couse the lower amounts are at a much more reasonable 22% interest... hmm I'll think I'll pass on this gereat opportunity...

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Post Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2004 12:26 am 
 

I just did the financing math on the Tsojconth if you got it at the $28 dollars a month it would take 6 years and a total of $1988 at final payment. Creditors even have it out for the gamers........don't we have someone on the inside.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2004 1:26 am 
 

We do. We have common sense.


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Post Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2004 10:29 am 
 

This is true Frank, I hope no one here fails their wisdom check and makes this mistake.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 4:18 pm 
 

Regarding the errata sheet, my first print woodgrain has an errata sheet and several loose reference sheets.  I have little doubt that these are not original to the set.  The paper is very similar to the books, with similar printing.  The errata sheet is a half-sheet, perfectly cut.  What evidence is there that these are not original to the first print woodgrain?

  

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 13, 2004 12:01 am 
 

So who ended up with it?


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 13, 2004 2:19 am 
 

I was wondering the same thing :?:  :roll:  :?:


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