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Post Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 2:46 pm 
 

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When a seller posts in the auction title and description that the set is complete and then says that it is missing the dice in the next sentence fragment.....doesnt that dictate that the set is incomplete?  Why do seller's contradict themselves like this?  And why does it irritate the heck out of me?  :x

  

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 3:19 pm 
 

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When a seller posts in the auction title and description that the set is complete and then says that it is missing the dice in the next sentence fragment.....doesnt that dictate that the set is incomplete?  Why do seller's contradict themselves like this?  And why does it irritate the heck out of me?  :x


I advertise sets as complete all the time that don't have dice.  Of course, I say it is complete except for the dice.  To be honest, almost all sets seem to be missing dice . . . even if there are dice present  (and even though I am fairly knowedgeable about RPG items), I often am not sure if they are the original dice or not . . . who knows in many cases?  Unless I am 100% sure they are the original dice, then, invariably, I simply take them out and throw them in my dice jar.  Why bother with the possible aggravation of a buyer complaining that the "dice aren't authentic".  I just don't include them to begin with.

I (personally) don't think that dice and/or crayons affect completeness.  I feel an item is complete without them . . . they are just a "bonus" if they are still there.  Same goes with the original flyers, catalogs or advertisements.


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When a seller posts in the auction title and description that the set is complete and then says that it is missing the dice in the next sentence fragment.....doesnt that dictate that the set is incomplete?  Why do seller's contradict themselves like this?  


It's a classic on ebay. The " this set is complete except for...".
In an auction I had even seen "complete but the rule book is missing"  8O

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 5:24 pm 
 

Beyondthebreach wrote:I (personally) don't think that dice and/or crayons affect completeness.  I feel an item is complete without them . . . they are just a "bonus" if they are still there.  Same goes with the original flyers, catalogs or advertisements.


But...I presume you would not call a set complete if it did not have the requisite maps!


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:16 pm 
 


3 Dungeon and Dragons Books by the original Creators

Judges Guild was located in Decatur Illinois and story has it that this is where the game was created and later sold to TSR. These are some of the books that were published locally by the creators of the game. I dont know this to be fact but this is what the owner of the place told me sometime in the early 1970s. These books are still of value today in gameplay but more than that they are a part of the history of the game



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Post Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:22 pm 
 

8O  8O  8O  8O  Words cannot describe such utter nonsense...

  

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:51 pm 
 

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But...I presume you would not call a set complete if it did not have the requisite maps!


Of course not!  Only dice & crayons.   :D


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:23 am 
 

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:lol:

Course it has a Treasury of Archiac Names 1st print

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:53 am 
 

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Let's hammer this guy with questions...I just sent him one:

BTW,D&D was created by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, the facts of this are pretty much indisputable.  


Everyone on this board needs to send him a comparable response until he changes his description....

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 12:16 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:
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Course it has a Treasury of Archiac Names 1st print

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yeah prb worth it just to get that - what a muppet tho..

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 4:16 pm 
 

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Interesting...my post from last night has disappeared.

I think this guy is just honestly mistaken.  He misunderstood what he heard.

It would be more interesting to hear about his conversation at Judges Guild back in the day.  Also, did he happen to pick up any JG pencils while he was there?

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 5:46 pm 
 

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:lol: Had to chuckle at the 1 bid on this auction, not that Frank has bid, but his handle name being a part of this auction

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:14 pm 
 

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Everyone on this board needs to send him a comparable response until he changes his description....

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Here's his response...I don't know quite what to say.  I guess I'll just leave it alone, the guy is just remembering wrong I guess....

Check and see if Gary Graduated from Milikin University in Decatur IL One of the guild owners was named Gary he eventually sold the business to another person who relocated to a different area of Decatur. I am going off of memory here and was there the night they closed the store. Took two pick up truck loads of stuff some had never been to market. This was 20 years ago so I going off of memory. I do Know we first played D and D in 1968 or 1969. Thanks for the info



:?  :?  :?  :?  :?  :?  :?  :?

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:19 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:

:?  :?  :?  :?  :?  :?  :?  :?

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Either that or he is just been smoking some hard core crack. :?

I think I will send him a link to the site. :roll:


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:23 pm 
 

BTW, if he doesn't change his description in the next 12 hours or so, I am going to post a link to that auction over on DF and see what Gary thinks. :lol:

Here is the question I just sent him:

bclarkie wrote:Hi there. I understand as per your auction description that you believe(falsely) that Judges Guild is the creator of D&D. As noted this is a false assumption. D&D was created in 1974 by Gary Gygax & Dave Arneson ans several others. For reference check here: Original D&D Set . Thanks.


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:31 pm 
 

On a totally seperate auction check out the Q&A:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... :IT&ih=017

hi, I am 6290 rated, a Powerseller & could pay with pay pal I ask as I live in UK, may I bid please? Obviously I would pay shipping charges,(GPM for smaller items or surface (M bag) preferred. Thanks for your time either way, no offence taken or intended Please "reply" to this so I know which auction were on about, thanks Failing that I now have a USA based address you can send item(s) to that will be forwarded to me, would that be better/ok? Please pay no attention to individuals who e-mail you lying about me. My reputation or the US PS M bags, instead please report them straight away by forwarding the e-mail to Ebay via customer support. Also please check my feedback & theirs, I think you'll soon discover who is the more reputable? thanks --Dave


I don't know whether I should laugh or just shake my head. :?


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:36 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:On a totally seperate auction check out the Q&A:


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I don't know whether I should laugh or just shake my head. :?


What has always cracked me up about cougar is that he actually has a form letter that he sends to sellers begging them to let him bid on their auctions.  :lol:   For some reason the words "PATHETIC DOUCHEBAG" keep popping into my head every time I read it.  Not sure why... :roll:

  


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:43 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:
What has always cracked me up about cougar is that he actually has a form letter that he sends to sellers begging them to let him bid on their auctions.  :lol:   For some reason the words "PATHETIC DOUCHEBAG" keep popping into my head every time I read it.  Not sure why... :roll:


The thing that makes it even more sad is the fact that it is a form "question" and yet it is still loaded with misspelled words, grammatical errors and punctuation mistakes. :roll:  You'd think that he would at least make sure that it wasn't phrased like he just got done filming the movie Deliverance. :?


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