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Post Posted: Sun May 01, 2005 10:11 pm 
 



I just snarfed all over my monitor screen! 8O :lol:
I think I am going to bid, because I want to be able to be the first person from the forum to own an AD&D "butthole" :P


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Post Posted: Sun May 01, 2005 10:24 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:


I just snarfed all over my monitor screen! 8O :lol:
I think I am going to bid, because I want to be able to be the first person from the forum to own an AD&D "butthole" :P

*LOL!!!*. Seller with a sense of humor, too...

Thanks for the smile! :D

  


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Post Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 12:49 pm 
 

Take a look at this exhaustive and over-padded description.  Might want to scoot your chair back a few feet.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... eName=WDVW

  

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Post Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 3:30 pm 
 

afoolandhis$ wrote:Take a look at this exhaustive and over-padded description. Might want to scoot your chair back a few feet.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... eName=WDVW


Do they want to sell the shop?

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Post Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 5:25 pm 
 

afoolandhis$ wrote:Take a look at this exhaustive and over-padded description. Might want to scoot your chair back a few feet.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... eName=WDVW


Did you report him for keyword spamming?


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Post Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 5:52 pm 
 

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afoolandhis$ wrote:Take a look at this exhaustive and over-padded description. Might want to scoot your chair back a few feet.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... eName=WDVW


Did you report him for keyword spamming?

Holy Christ he has about a million hidden keywords very small and in white underneath his regular desciption. I found it by clicking and holding the mouse button as I went down. Here it is:
versions of D&D? What is the history?

Dungeons & Dragons (commonly known as D&D) is a fantasy role-playing game (RPG) first designed by Gary Gygax and David Arneson in the early 1970s. It was published by Gygax's company, Tactical Studies Rules (TSR). For more on what D&D (or AD&D) is, see the sources section at the bottom of the page.

Original Dungeons & Dragons (OD&D)

Basic D&D, Expert D&D

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (AD&D), 1st - 3rd Editions

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Original Dungeons & Dragons (OD&D)

1971 - Chainmail (by Gary Gygax & Jeff Perren)

Chainmail was not a role-playing game (RPG). However, Chainmail's second and third editions contained supplemental fantasy-setting rules, as well as alternate rules that show similarities to later D&D rules.

1974 - "Dungeons & Dragons"

The most memorable published result of the Arneson-Gygax hobby crossover appeared at GenCon, 1974, in a thousand-copy print run, as Dungeons & Dragons, 1974, by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson. It consisted of three roughly digest-sized brown pamphlets in a deepish brown box with white labels. (People are often confused because a very-nearly identical product, marked with "Original Collector's Edition," was released in 1978 in a white cardboard box, hence the mistaken name "white box D&D" to refer to the 1974 product.) [ view details on OD&D versions ]

The Sixth printing (OCE: 1977-1979), in a white box showing a wizard and some orcs, was labeled "Original Collector's Edition" to differentiate it from the D&D Basic Set, which had just been released.

Many, many rules and play ideas proliferated in TSR's magazine The Dragon,

renamed from its precursor The Strategic Review.

The RPGA became also became active around the late 1970s, including their magazine Polyhedron.

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Basic D&D, Expert D&D

The "Basic Set" was reportedly "Developed chiefly because of disagreements with Gary Gygax over the direction D&D should take; Gygax favored a far more structured and complicated system (AD&D)."

Check out this page for the history and evolution of the covers.

The Expert set was released in 1981 as the obvious sequel to the D&D Basic Set, which left characters hanging at level 3. For characters levels 4 - 14. The Basic and Expert sets are sometimes referred to as "red-box" and "blue-box" D&D.

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Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (AD&D), 1st Edition

The AD&D books were first published between 1977 and 1979.



(Note that is was not named "1st Edition" until after the 2nd Edition came out in the late 1980s.)



AD&D had multiple printings; after the 10th printing, the books got new covers. The Players Handbook 2nd cover (10th printing) is shown at right (Hardback 1987; TSR2010)

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, 2nd Edition



During the late 1980s, AD&D Second Edition was published, which revised the rules again, consolidating the character classes, and revised the combat system somewhat.



AD&D 2nd Edition changed the name of the Monster Manual to the "Monstrous Manual"...

"The most changes between AD&D 1st and 2nd editions can be found here. Monsters got a face lift and the Monsterous Manual is the result. One monster per page, expanded stats, a color picture from every monster. This is stuff we only dreamed of in 1st edition days. This book was also a big improvement over the early Monsterous Compendium binders."



There was also a revision published for the 2nd Edition (shown at right). In my option, the cover art was better on the 1st one. Note that they are moving towards the "simplification" by no longer labeling the books with the words "2nd Edition"... [more about the Revision to the 2nd Edition]



(By the way, the computer games Baldur's Gate (1 and 2) and IceWind Dale use 2nd edition AD&D rules, while Icewind Dale II uses the Third Edition Dungeons & Dragons rule set.)

3rd Edition Dungeons & Dragons

(3rd Edition D&D; "3E D&D")

In 2000, Wizards of the Coast (who had purchased TSR two years earlier) decided to reinvent the franchise, and they released a whole new revision of AD&D.

As part of an effort to simplfy the game, they dropped the word "Advanced," and simply called it "Dungeons & Dragons." (There was no reason to call it "Advanced" anymore, as the "basic" version was dropped.)

This version has informally been referred to by fans and players as a "third" edition of D&D, often abbreviated as "3E D&D."

3E D&D is based on a role-playing system designed around 20-sided dice, called the d20 system. It rationalizes movement and combat (especially ranged combat), removes lots of arbitrary restrictions (now players can use previously forbidden classes, such as a half-orc monk), and incorporates skills and feats to allow players to customize their characters.

The d20 system is what Wizards of the Coast calls an "open source" version of the D&D core rules. The idea is that the "open source" rules allows others to create D&D-compatible content, or entirely different games using the "game engine" (for a licensing fee, or course).

Dungeons & Dragons, Edition 3.5

In July of 2003 errata was incorporated and a new set of core rulebooks was released as system 3.5.

(Just like software, they have to keep putting out new versions so that you will buy something.)

Someone seriously needs to report this guy. What a d*ck. :evil:


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Post Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 10:04 pm 
 

As I use Firefox, I would have never known he was keyword spamming. My Firefox font settings override the webpage. It took me loading it up in IE to see the 2 point white font on a gray background.

It's been reported.



  


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Post Posted: Wed May 04, 2005 1:24 pm 
 

This is laughable in a good way:

cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&a ... 9&rd=1

It's nice to see someone that knows how to grade condition. :)

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Post Posted: Thu May 05, 2005 8:06 am 
 

Not so much the description as the starting price:

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... 9&rd=1

Banal, I know, yet so unrealistic as to be worthy of comment.  :)

Good luck to ya, fella.

  

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Post Posted: Thu May 05, 2005 8:14 am 
 

Achizar wrote:Not so much the description as the starting price:

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... 9&rd=1

Banal, I know, yet so unrealistic as to be worthy of comment. :)

Good luck to ya, fella.


Well, seems he just placed EVERYTHING at that price, from B2 to dolls...

love it or leave it !  :lol:


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Post Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 1:26 pm 
 

Looks like Guido's got some competition.  And man, that IS one hell of an ugly pirate!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 10308&rd=1

  


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Post Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 6:04 pm 
 

Hell of a legal document for 3 measly books.  Complete with gavel icons!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 30489&rd=1

  

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Post Posted: Thu May 12, 2005 7:11 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 72084&rd=1

Check out the hype on the X1 description! $75 Wow!!! I'm gonna be rich.


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

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Post Posted: Thu May 12, 2005 7:17 pm 
 

bbarsh wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 72084&rd=1

Check out the hype on the X1 description! $75 Wow!!! I'm gonna be rich.
No kidding. 8O

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Post Posted: Tue May 17, 2005 12:33 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 50961&rd=1

I tried to come up with a funny line for this post.  Nothing I could come up with does it justice.  I won't be bidding.  Something like that would scare the piss out of my cats.  :D

  

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Post Posted: Tue May 17, 2005 12:50 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 45947&rd=1

This lot looks like it was just picked up at a garage sale or he cleaned off a couple of shelves at a used bookstore.  The Battlesystem looks nice but who knows if it is complete.  The shipping calculator doesnt work either (at least not for my area code), but it will probably be more than the final auction price.  Who knows, someone may gamble and find a Jade Hare or something equally rare tucked in between the spineless PHB and countless Dungeon mags.

  


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Post Posted: Tue May 17, 2005 3:49 pm 
 

afoolandhis$ wrote:Looks like Guido's got some competition. And man, that IS one hell of an ugly pirate!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 10308&rd=1


No, damn pirate is gonna ace me out of an annoying auctioneer ranking.   Time to incorporate a new character into the story-line!!    Hugh Jass, the evil, but-ugly, miniture pirate.   I think he might swipe the wagon.   I have to run this past the writers.

  

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Post Posted: Wed May 18, 2005 10:00 am 
 

KingOfPain wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 45947&rd=1

This lot looks like it was just picked up at a garage sale or he cleaned off a couple of shelves at a used bookstore. The Battlesystem looks nice but who knows if it is complete. The shipping calculator doesnt work either (at least not for my area code), but it will probably be more than the final auction price. Who knows, someone may gamble and find a Jade Hare or something equally rare tucked in between the spineless PHB and countless Dungeon mags.


Ugh, it's an "I Sold It"  Might have put in a curiousity bid otherwise.....

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Post Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 11:38 am 
 

Looks like cougar-the-tard needs a better scanner, or a little help...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 12535&rd=1

  


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Post Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 12:47 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:Ugh, it's an "I Sold It" Might have put in a curiousity bid otherwise.....


I have no experience with "I Sold It". What's their problem? I did ask them for a list of what modules were included in this lot and they told me they couldn't provide me that information.

  
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