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Post Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 11:22 pm 
 

ifearyeti wrote:Here's a funny theory on the purpose of basic games with chits.


Frank Mentzer may be responsible for the "prison edition" tag for the version with chits. At least, his auction was the first time I remember seeing that. Great marketing tool!

But the question is how do the prisoners cut the chits apart? If they can't have dice, they certainly can't have scissors. Does the warden cut the chits up for them?

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:28 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:

I am tempted to ask him just how rare is this book anyway?  :roll:




http://cgi.ebay.com/AD-D-2nd-Edition-Ra ... ead-HB-RAR E_W0QQitemZ140053691809QQihZ004QQcategoryZ44112QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


I did ask him!

Here's his response:

Well, as far as rare, the book is no longer a published book from what I understand as the ravenloft line is no longer published. Hope that helps.

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:40 pm 
 

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Frank Mentzer may be responsible for the "prison edition" tag for the version with chits. At least, his auction was the first time I remember seeing that. Great marketing tool!

But the question is how do the prisoners cut the chits apart? If they can't have dice, they certainly can't have scissors. Does the warden cut the chits up for them?

Heh.  I won that auction.  I wanted something signed by Frank, and I didn't have that printing yet. ;)

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:58 pm 
 

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http://cgi.ebay.com/AD-D-2nd-Edition-Ra ... ead-HB-RAR E_W0QQitemZ140053691809QQihZ004QQcategoryZ44112QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


I did ask him!

Here's his response:

Well, as far as rare, the book is no longer a published book from what I understand as the ravenloft line is no longer published. Hope that helps.

:)


I think between my collection and stock I've got 3 of those at the moment so the family should eat a good thanksgiving if I cash in on the rareness.  :P

  


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 2:13 am 
 

I never thought I would see this but....


** expired/removed eBay auction **


Cougs M-Bag scanner must be going off now... :lol:

  

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 5:37 am 
 

IttyBitty wrote:I never thought I would see this but....


** expired/removed eBay auction **


Cougs M-Bag scanner must be going off now... :lol:


That's not such a bad deal.  I'd probably buy it if I didn't just spend $550 on a collection of modules two days ago!  I've got to remember that I need some cash to finish up my Christmas shopping with.

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 2:33 pm 
 

"Extra Fine - Some small wear on edges."


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The entire bottom edge is photobleached about 1/2 inch.

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 2:51 pm 
 

maybe thats extra fine on their condition list and utter bollocks on everyone elses :)

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Post Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:41 pm 
 


** expired/removed eBay auction **


Words fail me - anyone got any words they feel are relevant here!? :lol:

  


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:52 pm 
 

gyg wrote:
** expired/removed eBay auction **


Words fail me - anyone got any words they feel are relevant here!? :lol:


8O

Cougar absolutely HAS to be the only person that I know that would actually try to pass off Play-doh as feckin D&D minitures. :roll:  I am totally speechless.....


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:55 pm 
 

gyg wrote:
** expired/removed eBay auction **


Words fail me - anyone got any words they feel are relevant here!? :lol:


It might be....
....It could be...
....IT IS...
....the Cougie has finally put together more than one coherent sentence!

BRAVO....let us bask in the glory of his coherency!!!!!

Seriously...WTF!!!

Doesn't he know that sily putty and food die do the same thing?

Next he will try to sell real dog poo as fake funny dog poo!


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:58 pm 
 

Damn it bclarkie....stop typing so fast...now I sound redundentted....reddunttent......(pull out cougie dictionary)...oh it's speld "duh"?!


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:59 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:
8O

Cougar absolutely HAS to be the only person that I know that would actually try to pass off Play-doh as feckin D&D minitures. :roll:  I am totally speechless.....


The only person more retarded than Cougie is anyone who would bid on this....
  Here is the description....it really deserves to be digested in all it's inarticulant glory...

I started making my own models when I could not find the ones I wanted to play my own games with. If my players guess correctly what the things are meant to be I make more. I have not made any for a while as I have moved house, home & business, & have been too busy redecorating two houses, but now with a little more time i have started the proceedure again. I make the models from anything i can find that suits the model. clay, pastic, wood, metal, anything. THEY ARE NOT TOYS & SHOULD NOT BE GIVEN TO MINORS, I ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY IF THEY ARE NOT USED/GIVEN WISELY ONCE THEY LEAVE MY POSSESSION. would make great presents. If you are unhappy with the item once it arrives please contact me before leaving anything but +FB I am sure we can sort it out, especially as it would just be esthetics. There are many items pictured this auction is for only the one stated, my camera is no good so please dont bother wasting my time & yours asking for better pictures, I cannot do them....yet. thanks for understanding The elf drow that appears is for size only & not included in the sale. This auction is for  ALL THE SLIMES/ OOZES/ JELLIES LISTED. CREATURE, OF THE CLEAN UP CREW AS PER SCAN, WHICH SHOWS VARIOUS VERSIONS OF SLIMES, FUNGI, JELLY, MOLDS, MOULDS, & OOZES , COLOUR VARIATIONS BLACK,PUDDING, , RED, ( FIRE, LAVA), WHITE, PUDDING, BROWN PUDDING/ FUNGUS, YELLOW MOLD, MOULD, PURPLE OOZE, GREEN SLIME, BLUE OZZE, OCHRE JELLY, WIZARD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE & IS FOR SCALE REFERANCE ONLY.
 

HERES THE CLEVER PART, THESE MODLES ARE NOT AND WILL NEVER SET HARD, YES THEY ARE & WILL REMIAN MALLEABLE. SO YOU CAN SHAPE THEM, & SHAPE THEM & SHAPE THEM AGAIN. AND AGAIN TO WHAT EVER SIZE YOU NEED. YOU CAN COMBINE TWO OR MORE TO MAKE BIGGER ONES, COLOUR VARIATIONS, EVEN STRIPY ONES, ETC. THEY CAN BE THE EXACT SIZE AND SHAPE OF THE CREATURE YOU WANT, AND CHANGE NEXT TIME YOU NEED IT. YOU'LL NEVER HAVE TO BUY ANOTHER CLEAN UP CREW MONSTER EVER AGAIN. YOU CAN EVEN DRAPE THESE OVER THE ACTUAL MINIATURES WHEN THEY GET SWALLOWED OR ENGULFED. WHAT A BRILLIANT IDEA. WILL LAST FOR YEARS AND NEVER SET HARD. CAN EVEN BE USED FOR SCENERY,. WALLS, (PRISMATIC, THORNS, ICE, ETC) OR SPELL EFFECTS, (FLAMING SPHERE, BIGBY'S VARIOUS HAND SPELLS, ETC) WOULD EVEN SHAP INTO GOLEMS AT A PUSH, AND YOU CAN DECAPITATE THEM AS YOU KILL THEM, AND MASH THEM, AND JUST REBUILD THEM LATER, NO HARM DONE. WHAT OTHER MODLE CAN YOU DO THAT TO ? (WELL MAYBE THE COMMONS FORM THE WOTC, LOL) PLEASE ASK ANY QUESTIONS BEFORE BIDDING. i WOULD BE WILLING TO SELL ENTIRE SETS / COLOURS OR MULTIPLES AFTER THE AUCTION FOR THE HIGHEST PRICE TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER ONLY VIA EBAY SECOND CHANCE OFFERS OF COURSE ONLY.


The joke is, of course, that the items Cougie has for sale are pieces of Playdoh and clay......and perhaps his own waste products?

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Post Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:46 pm 
 

Kosh Vorlontay wrote:Damn it bclarkie....stop typing so fast...now I sound redundentted....reddunttent......(pull out cougie dictionary)...oh it's speld "duh"?!


Sorry 'bout that. :oops:


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:56 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:
The joke is, of course, that the items Cougie has for sale are pieces of Playdoh and clay......and perhaps his own waste products?

Mike B.


You part of me gets angry when I see this auction and part of me actually feels really bad.  I mean we rip the hell out of Cougar, and well for damn good reasons, but when I see an auction like this it kind of makes me feel bad for him just the same. :?  

I think part of it is the fact that you really have to be quite pathetic to try and pass off pieces off pay-doh and silly putty for D&D miniatures and when I say pathetic, I don't necessarily mean "evil" pathertic, I mean really kind of "sad" pathetic.  The other part of me that feels bad for him is that you kind of get the impression in his auction description on this one that he really believes what he is saying.  I think he put more effort into that auction description than all 300 of his other auctions combined, which kind of gives me the impression that he was really trying.   Like I am really kind of a sarcastic prick and really I hold nothing back in most circumstances, I will rip on just about anyone and everyone for just about anything.  Of course, thats really just my sense of humor and I mean no  harm by it.  That said, sometimes I see someone who is trying really hard and still can't do anything right and it kind of makes me sad.  I don't know man, that auction has just kind of put me in a weird place when I think about it, thats kind of the place that I am in right now.  Seriously. :?


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 9:38 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:I don't know man, that auction has just kind of put me in a weird place when i think about it, thats kind of the place that I am in right now.  Seriously. :?


Seriously?  :(

All I can say is I hope that whatever goop he is using is non-toxic.  If he sells that to some poor 8 year old kid and he eats it (mmmm...black pudding) and has to have his stomach pumped.... 8O

Bad, bad kitty.  :P

  

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Post Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:32 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:
You part of me gets angry when I see this auction and part of me actually feels really bad.  I mean we rip the hell out of Cougar, and well for damn good reasons, but when I see an auction like this it kind of makes me feel bad for him just the same. :?  

. :?


Some serious deep thinking there from Brian!
I do wonder though why this auction does seem so important to the DM? It goes far beyond his usual stock photo and 'vgc maps included' description.
I think perhaps that it is another example of his deep seated insecurity - I'm just guessing but much of his behaviour points that way.

The thing that I have never understood about him is that he could, potentially, be among the best. He certainly has the product, and seemingly the time and inclination to get through a lot of auctions. I just do not understand why he feels the need to act in such an immature, small minded way all of the time.

I cant help but think that if he opened an ebay shop, priced accordingly and was just plain DECENT then his business would increase accordingly. Surely acting in a reasonable manner rather than going on the offensive all of the time would pay dividends - it certainly wouldn't hurt his feedback (which sucks - as someone here said, every mutual withdrawal is a neg!)

Come on Dave - do yourself, and the D&D world in general a favour, and be NICE (You never know you might find that you like it!)(And post here as well - take the heat like a man and give your point of view,  but be NICE)

(And I've specifically avoided mentioning M Bags! :lol:  :lol: )

  

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Post Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:39 pm 
 

This is about as bad as a woman on ebay selling space on her chest for someone to advertise their product.



  
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