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Post Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 9:04 am 
 

ORIGINAL TSR Dungeon Dragons 2 ED 78 Module B1 79 DICE  Item number: 5211440419  
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 40419&rd=1

9 days with an opening bid of $9.99.  Lizard Logo with a B1, box cover is torn on one side.



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Post Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 9:37 am 
 

It offsets the $20-30 extra you paid for red sonya.

What some guys would do for ascantily clad hot babe with a sword.   :wink:

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Achizar wrote:Muaddib5, from your link--

What's up with this:

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... 3&rd=1
8O 8O :?: :roll: :lol:

Good luck, pal!

ps-- Plus fees for using PayPal? :roll:


Yeah, but check in the closed auctions. I have a $60.00 BIN GDQ1-7 in shrink in there. :wink: Seller is a little oblivious to true values. 8)


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:15 am 
 

Terminal_Frost wrote:It offsets the $20-30 extra you paid for red sonya.

What some guys would do for ascantily clad hot babe with a sword. :wink:

bclarkie wrote:

Yeah, but check in the closed auctions. I have a $60.00 BIN GDQ1-7 in shrink in there. :wink: Seller is a little oblivious to true values. 8)


I probably did pay a little much for the RS1, but I only did so because for some reason people seem to pay a lot more for it then its actual worth. I have seen okay conditon RS1 go for more than $40.00. I will bet if I sold it tomorrow I would get $60.00 easy. :o I am not really sure why, its not that great of a module. :?


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 12:08 pm 
 

johnhuck wrote:
deimos3428 wrote:cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&a ... T&rd=1
2nd printing basic set. Beware the psycho newbie. ;)

Mmmmmm, dice! :wink:


So John,  
a bit of a dice fetish going on there, nudge, nudge,  :wink: , :wink:  say no more....
Apart from... if this lot is getting you salivating, how about a set still in their original unopened bag?
Personally I've never seen the attraction...  

Is this for real?  Are a few old dice really that interesting?  If so and you want some, drop me a PM!

  


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 1:56 pm 
 

jonjhargreaves wrote:
johnhuck wrote:Mmmmmm, dice! :wink:


So John,
a bit of a dice fetish going on there, nudge, nudge, :wink: , :wink: say no more....
Apart from... if this lot is getting you salivating, how about a set still in their original unopened bag?
Personally I've never seen the attraction...

Is this for real? Are a few old dice really that interesting? If so and you want some, drop me a PM!


Heretic!  :wink:

The one constant in every D&D game I played wasn't the DM, players, location, module,... It was the dice.  Every game from 1975 onwards saw the use of those low impact polys.

See original dice resources?

I have a few unopened sets.  But as harami suggested, a cycle or two in the washing machine works wonders. 8O

  


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 2:45 pm 
 

johnhuck,

Picky, picky!  :D

Geez, jonjhargreaves, if johnhuck isn't biting and your offer is more generally directed, I'd be happy to stand in his stead....

  


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 3:19 pm 
 

Since were on the topic of dice, I have a question. I've heard a story as to the origin of gaming dice. I heard :roll: …that the idea came from teaching aids (small plastic polyhedrons 4's, 8's, 10's etc.) for geometry teachers. They were blank and the numbers were written directly on them. Any thoughts or truth to this?


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 3:35 pm 
 

invincibleoverlord wrote:Any thoughts or truth to this?

Yes; hence my question to John as to whether anyone had any of those late 60s polys on that link, above.
Didn't spot John's querying reply, though... :oops:

  


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 4:43 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:
invincibleoverlord wrote:Any thoughts or truth to this?

Yes; hence my question to John as to whether anyone had any of those late 60s polys on that link, above.
Didn't spot John's querying reply, though... :oops:

And can you tell me more?

  


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 4:44 pm 
 

Achizar wrote:johnhuck,

Picky, picky! :D

Geez, jonjhargreaves, if johnhuck isn't biting and your offer is more generally directed, I'd be happy to stand in his stead....

I PM'd him straight away.  I'm more than happy to adopt another set.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 4:53 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:
Terminal_Frost wrote:It offsets the $20-30 extra you paid for red sonya.

What some guys would do for ascantily clad hot babe with a sword. :wink:



I probably did pay a little much for the RS1, but I only did so because for some reason people seem to pay a lot more for it then its actual worth. I have seen okay conditon RS1 go for more than $40.00. I will bet if I sold it tomorrow I would get $60.00 easy. :o I am not really sure why, its not that great of a module. :?


But Geez, did you see the extra fees this guy slips in? 15% sales tax? Paypal fees?  Plus shipping?  For the GDQ it's $9 tax, about $3 paypal, and who knows for shipping.  Still a good deal, but damn that guy knows how to sneak in a few extra bucks....

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 5:02 pm 
 

OK...
If dice interest you, look at these:
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I picked them up in a carboot sale with a few other modules (not a rule set) and cut up floor plans.  I've put them in my very excellent 4th (ish) Basic set to replace the crappy dice I had with that - they kind of look right in there!

But... I certainly have no real attatchment to them, so any interest (from anyone), let me know.

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 5:07 pm 
 

I'll take em. :D

But maybe I should give someone else a chance first. I've got a few sets already.

And personally, I think the value of a Basic Set is improved if it is complete with the proper dice. And so many aren't :cry:

But here's a nice one...
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 5209276131

  


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 5:14 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:But Geez, did you see the extra fees this guy slips in? 15% sales tax? Paypal fees? Plus shipping? For the GDQ it's $9 tax, about $3 paypal, and who knows for shipping. Still a good deal, but damn that guy knows how to sneak in a few extra bucks....

Mike B.


Oh yea, he invoiced me originally for $26.00 S&H. 8O 8O 8O I then asked him if he was sure about that because I had just recently won a diffrent Canadian auction (from deimos :wink: ) who promptly charged me $5.00 for S&H. He promptly sent me an updated invoice for $8.00 S&H claiming that he was just getting back into the selling thing and didnt realize it would be that cheap. It is a good thing he reversed course, because if he didn't I was going to insist that he send me a real sales receipt so that I could apply for a reimbersment from the Canadian goverment, which when I checked it out and with me being a non-Canadian citizen, am legally able to do. How funny would that have been if I applied for that reimbersment and he never reportedit tothe Canadian governement. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 5:23 pm 
 

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harami2000 wrote:Yes; hence my question to John as to whether anyone had any of those late 60s polys on that link, above.
Didn't spot John's querying reply, though... :oops:

And can you tell me more?

Not much. Had been meaning to scope out, but as usual...

Oh well. Starter link/quote, anyhow;
someone else wrote:Angelfire - error 404
"The dice are something that Gygax came across in a school supply catalog, and later sold through Tactical Studies Rules. They were small plastic Platonic solids with numbered sides, presumably for use in geometry classes. Arneson had purchased his own twenty-sided dice sometime earlier, from a company in England that later went out of business. "I had the only three sets of d20 known to exist, at that time, in the USA," he explains."

None of which makes clear how long those U.S. sourced dice had been around for, or where the UK ones came from/what their intended purpose was.
It's certainly those UK ones which intrigued me, since I do also remember poly dice at school albeit that context wouldn't be much before 1974, I'm afraid.

Off-hand, all the older board games I can think of (back to the 30s, anyhow) used spindle-type devices or cards for non-d6 decisions.
Maybe someone here knows otherwise.

Oh, aside, if you're down in London some time, check out the Roman d20s in the British Museum. ;)
Low impact too, IIRC. :D

  


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 5:30 pm 
 

johnhuck wrote:And personally, I think the value of a Basic Set is improved if it is complete with the proper dice.

Is definitely a plus, IMO, to see a nice sealed bag of original dice in its original context. (*keeps an eye on John with those scissors, waiting to liberate them*)

Cost me quite a bit last time when those were present in a rather nice GW set. If nothing else, that emphasised that the rest of the set which looked pretty much unused was likely to be so... as turned out to be the case.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 5:36 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:
someone else wrote:Angelfire - error 404
"The dice are something that Gygax came across in a school supply catalog, and later sold through Tactical Studies Rules. They were small plastic Platonic solids with numbered sides, presumably for use in geometry classes. Arneson had purchased his own twenty-sided dice sometime earlier, from a company in England that later went out of business. "I had the only three sets of d20 known to exist, at that time, in the USA," he explains."

Very interesting. Reads on...
someone else wrote:Later versions of the game came with numbered cardboard chits that you could draw at random out of a cup; dice did not come with the game rules until 1981.

Not quite how I remember. The chits replaced the dice when TSR ran short IIRC. And I had a set of those coloured polys very early on. I'm sure the OD&D boxed set was sold with them at one point. But maybe they were added by retailers?

  


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 5:40 pm 
 

johnhuck wrote:Not quite how I remember.

Nope, that's just a clueless article writer; hopefully going off their own research, rather than using the same reliable (:?) sources from earlier in that paragraph.

*g*. I should've given that next sentence a health warning in advance. :)

  
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