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Post Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 12:27 pm 
 

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afoolandhis$ wrote:4th print box set with some early supplements. Books look nice, but the box has tape, and, well, looks kind of weird unless it's just a B/W scan.



And by the way, what's that "index"?



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Has anyone queried the seller on the printings of the supps?


Alright, I'll come clean. ;)  Here's his verbatim response.



Chainmail=3rd printing-june76,,,Supp 1=3rd printing-jan76,,supp2=copyright1975,,supp3=copyright1976,,supp4=copyright1976,,,volume3=4thprinting 1975,,,volume2=copyright74/4thprinting nov1975,,volume1 copyright1974/printing1975november//swords &spells book copyright76-2nd-printing1977..The Box was Scanned in B&W ,BUT! Is actually Brown Ink,and "Dungeons & Dragons" in Red ink ,Words "3volume set" in Red ink too,Plus On side of Lid are Dungeons&Dragons in Red ink,Gygax&Arneson in RED ink,etc ..I cant swear to it,But looks like Original kinda box to me,,Also NOTE the Owners Name neatly Printed on Inside Cover of each book,And Name Label Inside Box too...The Index and Corrections are both Identical Size,No Copyright on Index ,yet it looks like it could be original cuz these Books are very well cared for,BUT! Im a bookseller n no nothing about D&D...Index is about 17pages ,and 5.5in x8.5in size...Basically it looks like a complete set Plus TWO extra Booklets

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 1:07 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:Alright, I'll come clean. ;) Here's his verbatim response.

<clip good stuff>


Slightly less cryptic than my response. ;)



There were at least three good reasons why I used to hunt down 4th(-) prints: this is one of them...



Pity 'bout the names in the books and taped box.



tradervic4u wrote:Basically it looks like a complete set Plus TWO extra Booklets


*searches for them...*

  


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 1:37 pm 
 

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muaddib5 wrote:ADVANCED D&D Dungeon Masters Guide 1979 TSR GAMES Book

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4 days left with an opening bid of $2.00. Looks like an early printing but the pics are small. Possible "D" in "Advanced" running of the edge of the banner and yellow/orange endpapers.


Nope. While the "D" runs off the banner on several printings to a minor degree, the occurance specified in the 1st printing is much more severe than that. Also this copy is listed as having 240 pages, the earlier printings have only 232. Unless you're a printing completist like me, it's probably not that interesting. ;)


Since I'm on a semi-charitable trend today, here is a first print DMG.  My bid shouldn't be all that hard to overwhelm, and I figure I don't really need 3 of the things. ;)



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Post Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:54 pm 
 

A little trinket for all you guys in the UK gang. Bring back some childhood memories.  :)  



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Post Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 12:45 am 
 

Oh Lord...I just realized that I have an entire grocery bag of free stuff I grabbed at GenCon in 2001!   :twisted:


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 2:21 pm 
 

For fans of the cartoon, a view-master set (I had one of those!)



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and a hand held game



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Post Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 7:32 pm 
 

Special Edition of German S1 ("Gruft des Grauens"). This is the signed version: http://cgi.ebay.com/Gruft-des-Grauens-l ... 5231294240


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 6:43 pm 
 

Not special or rare modules, but CB1 and CB2 together for $12.95 BIN is not a bad deal. Especially since they are both shrinkwrapped.



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Post Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 6:44 pm 
 

Here is something else for those of you who collect all the odds & ends.  It is an AD&D Beach Towel:



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Post Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 7:04 pm 
 

FIRST QUEST LP from the UK: Ad&d Module: Advanced Dungeons & Dragons | eBay



Softcover PHB in not so good condition: D&D Player Handbook: Dungeons & Dragons | eBay



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Post Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 7:37 am 
 

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:25 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote: Role Playing Games | eBay



opening bid $20 - no bidders yet






Just wanted to pop in to let you guys know that Paizo publishing still sells their original back issues of Dungeon and they still have copies of #1 that go for $25.00.



Here is the link Dungeon Issue #1

  


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 1:57 pm 
 

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killjoy32 wrote: Role Playing Games | eBay



opening bid $20 - no bidders yet






Just wanted to pop in to let you guys know that Paizo publishing still sells their original back issues of Dungeon and they still have copies of #1 that go for $25.00.



Here is the link Dungeon Issue #1




The "official" price for Issue 1 has been $25 since before I ordered my copy around the time they printed issue 15 or 16 (back when I subscribed to the mag).  They must have printed an insane # of copies of the premier issue.



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Post Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 7:14 pm 
 

Never heard of a "softback" Player's Handbook.  Were these published for a foreign market, or some sort of niche market?  :?


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 7:15 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:Never heard of a "softback" Player's Handbook. Were these published for a foreign market, or some sort of niche market? :?


UK printings.  Rather uncommon in North America.

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 7:18 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:Never heard of a "softback" Player's Handbook. Were these published for a foreign market, or some sort of niche market? :?


Printed in the UK by Games Workshop. They tended to fall apart if opened. At all...



Unfortunately for some reason they don't yet have a "main listing" of The Acaeum for some unknown reason (hidden at Page Not Found / Page Not Found / etc.) whereas various other UK items do.



Can't see why the discrimination there.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 10:04 pm 
 

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Printed in the UK by Games Workshop. They tended to fall apart if opened. At all...




   Kind of like the original Oriental Adventures?  They broke their bindings if one did something terrible...such as OPEN them.   :cry:



   Also, the 2nd edition AD&D core books tended to fall apart...break right out of their stitchings...if they left the factory.   :evil:



    We used to joke that the Oriental Adventures was like a grenade that would go off in your face if you opened it.   :roll:


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 10:56 pm 
 

Nothing was worse than Unearthed Arcana.


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 8:35 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:Also, the 2nd edition AD&D core books tended to fall apart...break right out of their stitchings...if they left the factory.  :evil:


Really? That's weird. My own books suffered from ten years of hard gaming and they're still in one piece. Not quite as indestructable as the 1E books, but still good.



Now, the 2E softcover supplements (brown PHBR, blue DMGR and green HR series), that's a different story.


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 1:05 pm 
 

I've seen a lot of 2nd edition books - some completely beat up with all the pages still firmly attached to the binding and some that look brand new, but have their pages falling out (one 2E PH that was VF/NM except for the fact that all pages had come completely of the binding - it was like a module cover over the pages!)



I imagine TSR made many print runs - especially of the PH & DMG.  Perhaps some weren't as solidly bound as others . . .



The Monstrous Manual has 3 distinct printings, but I only know this because of the obvious differences.  I imagine there must be at least 6-10 print runs of the PH & DMG alone - who could tell . . .


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