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Post Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2004 2:38 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:Someone is getting very creative with their auction titles...

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(and many others by same seller)


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Post Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2004 9:00 am 
 

This is laughable on many levels, but what got me was the term "hardcore gamer"...

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2004 9:46 am 
 

deimos3428 wrote:This is laughable on many levels, but what got me was the term "hardcore gamer"...

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thats really really retarded.....

  


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 8:36 am 
 

Here is a great grouping of Dungeons and Dragons sets
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Nothing wrong with the items, but precisely the wrong marketing spin...

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 10:29 pm 
 

I'm assuming that the seller is either ignorant or is trying to capitalize on the B3 of the same colour...even the mono S2s were orange.

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Wait, there's more...this one's a beauty too.  Unless you want, you know, details or something.

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 1:27 pm 
 

It is not the item itself, or the description that seems somewhat rediculous to me. Look at the shipping costs. The shipping cost is not simply an error in one spot. The cost is shown in the listing TWICE....


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 29205&rd=1

Shipping costs:  8O  8O US $585.00 8O  8O  -  Standard Flat Rate Shipping Service (within United States).

Lincoln Nebraska is not that far from Texas!!! I could buy a 2-way plane ticket, fly to Linclon, and rent a limo to go by his house and pick it up in person for less... :roll:  :roll:

  


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 1:41 pm 
 

Aneoth wrote:It is not the item itself, or the description that seems somewhat rediculous to me. Look at the shipping costs. The shipping cost is not simply an error in one spot. The cost is shown in the listing TWICE....

I believe that this is the lesser known "neutron star" version of the Priest's Player Pack, and weighs approximately 3700 metric tons.  The shipping cost is actually quite reasonable.  :lol:

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 1:50 pm 
 

I'd tellem to shove his," "neutron star" version of the Priest's Player Pack" up his Black Hole!

  


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 9:22 pm 
 

Maybe I'm the laughable one here, has anyone ever heard of this?

Is it a substitute to d20 for people with "standard" dice?

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 9:27 pm 
 

Maybe for people who have trouble counting up to double-digit numbers.


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 11:16 am 
 

Not so laughable.  These two books are for West End Games' D6 system, which is the same system that powered their edition of Star Wars.  After losing the Star Wars license, they genericized the game system and released a core book.  They've continued to release supplement books since then.



  

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 11:45 am 
 

Traveller wrote:Not so laughable.  These two books are for West End Games' D6 system, which is the same system that powered their edition of Star Wars.  After losing the Star Wars license, they genericized the game system and released a core book.  They've continued to release supplement books since then.


This old system is doomed to failure.  They should have released D20 stuff.  No one can compete with D20 now that Wizards is opened it up; that was an amazing marketing ploy!!!


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 5:54 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:This old system is doomed to failure.  They should have released D20 stuff.  No one can compete with D20 now that Wizards is opened it up; that was an amazing marketing ploy!!!

I hope you are joking.  Otherwise sir, I will have whatever it is you are smoking.  Because by that logic, Chaosium's Basic Role Playing should have failed years ago.  The version of the rules as found in 6th edition Call of Cthulhu and 5th edition Stormbringer aren't radically different from their early incarnations.  The same cannot be said for d20 Fantasy, although Chaosium did release a d20 port of Stormbringer (Dragon Lords of Melniboné) that was rather sucky.  But then again d20 Fantasy sucks wind anyway.

I've heard from people at Chaosium that the Basic Role Playing system may get a licensing scheme like the OGL.  To me that would be frickin cool, because then I could legally take d20 Fantasy, strip out the game mechanics, and replace them with the BRP versions.  I'm doing that now, but without anyone's blessing.  Much simpler, far more streamlined, just plain better.  That's BRP.



  


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 11:23 pm 
 

Look at the condition of the B1  8O why would you even consider puting it on eBay? In the description he has the old part right  :lol:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 47616&rd=1


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2004 1:51 am 
 

invincibleoverlord wrote:Look at the condition of the B1  8O why would you even consider puting it on eBay? In the description he has the old part right  :lol:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 47616&rd=1


Take a look at his feedback ... notice all the negs. No wonder he has gone private!

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2004 2:51 am 
 

improvstone wrote:Take a look at his feedback ... notice all the negs. No wonder he has gone private!


Also note the date-stamp on the photo is from early 1999. So, add it up:

Private feedback = red flag
Very poor % of positives = red flag
Old, old photo = red flag
Thrashed condition = red flag

I wouldn't bid on this if it was free and the seller walked it up to my doorstep.

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2004 11:06 am 
 

This looks like a ghostly aberration of a Basic Rule Book. Read the description and it should explain why the photo is so mysterious.  :lol:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 15810&rd=1


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2004 5:05 pm 
 

invincibleoverlord wrote:Look at the condition of the B1  8O why would you even consider puting it on eBay? In the description he has the old part right  :lol:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 47616&rd=1

Heh, my mono B1 when I received it was in worse shape.  Since I didn't get it for collectibility purposes but for playing, the condition wasn't a big deal.  Some staples pulled from a copy of Smithsonian magazine, paper, glue, and that self-stick laminating plastic sold at drug stores and the like and mine was ready for prime time playing.

Nevertheless I do agree with you.  The condition is just too bad to sell.  Give it away?  Well that's how I got mine.



  
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