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Poll: Which Woodgrain Box Set do you own?

1st Print Woodgrain Set. 3%       3%  [ 2 ]
2nd Print Woodgrain Set. 8%       8%  [ 6 ]
3rd Print Woodgrain Set. 11%       11%  [ 8 ]
1st & 2nd Woodgrain Sets. 0%       0%  [ 0 ]
1st & 3rd Woodgrain Sets. 1%       1%  [ 1 ]
2nd & 3rd Woodgrain Sets. 4%       4%  [ 3 ]
1st, 2nd & 3rd Woodgrain Sets. 1%       1%  [ 1 ]
Multiple copies of each. 4%       4%  [ 3 ]
None. 36%       36%  [ 26 ]
Are you freakin' Crazy, I can't afford any of them!!! 32%       32%  [ 23 ]
Total votes : 73

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Post Posted: Mon May 02, 2005 8:52 pm 
 

Hey all, in lieu of Stormber's private sale for a 1st print woodgrain box set( viewtopic.php?p=23611#23611 ), it made wonder who on this board actually currently owns any of the woodgrain sets. So lets see what you all have. :wink:


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Post Posted: Mon May 02, 2005 9:25 pm 
 

You didn't add both "printings" of the 1st. ;)
Don't know which one Paul has up for sale just now.

(Remembering when Scott advised mix-and-match booklets after all that hassle with the variant print, but don't remember any follow-up that the other volumes had slightly different covers, too, per the intended follow-up to my post last month; Re: OCE question
Was kinda hoping someone might be able to confirm that point...).

  

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Post Posted: Mon May 02, 2005 9:28 pm 
 

We still have our 2nd & 3rd prints.

  


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Post Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 2:26 am 
 

No woodies for the grodog.... :(


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Post Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 4:11 am 
 

Multiple copies of each.  [1]   4%


8O ... :) nice.


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Post Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 6:31 am 
 

i don't have one either & don't really want one :)  8O



  


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Post Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 7:04 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:i don't have one either & don't really want one :) 8O

WHAT?! BLASPHEMY!!! :twisted:  :P  :wink:


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Post Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 7:47 am 
 

Well, if I had one you'd have to pry it loose from my dead hands before I could afford to separate myself from it...  :wink:


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Post Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 8:24 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:i don't have one either & don't really want one :) 8O


If you played with one, it sure brings back memories.  That is why I kept my set when I sent alot of other stuff off to Paul.

Glad to be back.  Shakespeare & Co. Bookstore (the big English language store in Paris, huge new and used collection) didn't have any D&D stuff, they'd gotten rid of it several years back as worthless.  I noted the current prices and they'll be on the look-out.

The little booksellers had all sorts of stuff though, mostly pulp.


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Post Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 9:13 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:
killjoy32 wrote:i don't have one either & don't really want one :) 8O

WHAT?! BLASPHEMY!!! :twisted: :P :wink:


sorry chummer what can i say? whilst i like all that kinda old stuff, there are other things which pique (sp?) my interest more than that does.....cant all be the same you know :)

now if someone sold me one for £100 then ok i would prb take it :)



  


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Post Posted: Wed May 04, 2005 7:07 am 
 

I have one and a half (sans box) 3rd printings.

The boxed set is more masking tape than box though. :cry:

And the woodgrainless 3rd print will probably end up on eBay.

  


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Post Posted: Wed May 04, 2005 11:38 am 
 

Oooooooh, this auction is really tempting. If I sold off all my AD&D and Cthulhu collection (and spares) I might be able to afford this... It is a LOT easier to store one small brown box than 200+ books. :roll:

  


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Post Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 9:19 am 
 

1 x 3rd Print Woodie  :D
1 x 4th (minus) Print  :)

  

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Post Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 5:13 pm 
 

Impressive !
As I belong to the miserable majority :( , my question is : how did you get this stuff ?
Is it yours -are you the original owner ?
Get by auction at a convention ?
Found by chance in public sales -sorry donnot find the right word : when people sell their own old stuff to empties their house ?
Found in a shop at low price ?
Get on ebay at market price ?
... or Santa Claus perhaps ?

  

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Post Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 5:40 pm 
 

I've owned a few, but unless you get lucky and/or spend a lot, you had to get them before the collecting craze.


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Post Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 7:38 pm 
 

youffie404 wrote:Impressive !
As I belong to the miserable majority :( , my question is : how did you get this stuff ?


I got my 2nd print off the auctions over at Amazon.com back in 2000.
Paid just over $100 for it and a bunch of first pring supplements :)

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Post Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 8:59 pm 
 

McDuff wrote:
youffie404 wrote:Impressive !
As I belong to the miserable majority :( , my question is : how did you get this stuff ?


I got my 2nd print off the auctions over at Amazon.com back in 2000.
Paid just over $100 for it and a bunch of first pring supplements :)


Sure, rub it in!  Probably nearly impossible to pull off these days...

  


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Post Posted: Sat May 07, 2005 3:54 am 
 

Bought my second print off a friend for $5 about 15 years ago.

  


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Post Posted: Sat May 07, 2005 7:54 am 
 

youffie404

As I belong to the miserable majority  , my question is : how did you get this stuff ?


Picked up my 2nd print in Normal, Illinois in 97. It's a mid-size collage town right smack in the middle of the state. Bought it, a 5th, OCE's in varying condition, 2nd Original Basic and such…ranging right up into 2nd edition FR box sets. It was about 15 box sets all for $5 bucks each.
I also got a HUGE pile of minty varying 1st Ed AD&D modules, some rarer Non-TSR modules, some early fragmented JG, and a 1976 TSR in-house character sheet pad only missing a few pages thrown in to boot! Only paid a buck or two each on these.

I'll tell you the truth…back then I had no idea about printings, rare non-TSR items, or really anything as far as trying to build a "valuable or rare" RPG collection. I started with wanting to have every Grayhawk and Forgotten Realms items produced to date. At that time I was working off the Trivi-Athion, it was a mail in trivia contest that came with issue #227 of the Dragon in 1996, or free at game stores. One side was the trivia questions, but the back side was a complete checklist of every D&D and AD&D item to date… 8) Oh how I remember how this got my heart pumping, now it was all right in front of you…not that check lists weren't available, it just somehow inspired me and several friends to start as we said "filling in the gaps".

After completing GH and FR, it of course spilled over into all of the other D&D settings, non-TSR D&D and the like. I was in a band and toured extensively throughout the US and Canada. So to sustain my mind, and keep the boredom of the road at bay, I would buy RPG's and read them while waiting out long stretches of highway. So after returning from tours I would have several boxes of treats to add to a growing pile, and my campaign ready for my group I played with at the time.

Shortly after that to help in "filling in the gaps" the internet was beginning to really take off and I found the rec.games.frp.marketplace newsgroup. Does anyone else remember looking through pages and pages of text adds for varying RPG's. Oh, there were no key word searches…the searching was you a scrolling.

Years latter, all of the above is what lead me to the Acaeum. We are a well-organized group of dedicated gamers who genuinely just like to play the games and paint miniatures. So we just kinda kept to ourselves. For years I never thought any of this had any real value. Now I knew a few things had some value… Deities W/C, I saw an OCE at the store for $50 bucks, etc. But I had no idea about what I really dragged across the country and back.          

I stumbled onto the Acaeum because of a 5th print palace just trying to figure out what it was. Not the obvious of it being an adventure, but me thinking after the local gamestore owner told me it was a first print.


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Post Posted: Sat May 07, 2005 1:23 pm 
 

ddt58 wrote:Bought my second print off a friend for $5 about 15 years ago.


Still your friend?  :wink:

  
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