Poll:  who owns or wants to own an orange B3?
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Poll: Do you own/want an orange B3?

Yes, I own a shrinked copy. 21%       21%  [ 8 ]
Yes, I own an opened copy. 13%       13%  [ 5 ]
I don't own one, but am holding out for a shrinked copy. 5%       5%  [ 2 ]
No, I don't own one, and would prefer an opened copy. 41%       41%  [ 16 ]
Who gives a sh*t?  Not on my list, never will be. 21%       21%  [ 8 ]
Total votes : 39

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Post Posted: Fri May 20, 2005 11:14 am 
 

Okay, the recent orange B3 auction has got me curious.  How many Acaeum members have one or want one?

  


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Post Posted: Fri May 20, 2005 11:19 am 
 

I have 2 orange B3's one is in shrink and one is opened, but for some reason my covers came in green. :wink: :lol:
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Truthfully though, despite a difference in opinion from some others here, I would prefer to own a shrinked one, but I think that I would be able to live with myself if I was only able to find an open one. :)


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Post Posted: Fri May 20, 2005 11:39 am 
 

Probably never own it, for the price I could have many other cool items that actually would bring more value to me!!


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Post Posted: Fri May 20, 2005 12:00 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:Probably never own it, for the price I could have many other cool items that actually would bring more value to me!!
Never say never.  I'm still holding out for the elusive $5 BIN...but even in that case I'd flip it quickly and collect the cash, since this is something I can download if I'm really curious about the content... ;)  

(When I called it "only" an orange B3, I meant in relation to something like a woodgrain/Fazzle/Gygax's pinky toe.)

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Post Posted: Fri May 20, 2005 12:06 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:Never say never. I'm still holding out for the elusive $5 BIN...but even in that case I'd flip it quickly and collect the cash, since this is something I can download if I'm really curious about the content... ;)

Who needs to download it? You can (almost!) read it on-line, free of charge... :?
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Post Posted: Fri May 20, 2005 1:41 pm 
 

I've downloaded it and printed it out, looks pretty good.  Laying on my desk with the orange cover, it's enough to make you shake your head and look again when you see it from a distance.  I would only resell one if I got my hands on it anyway.  With the download, I can read through it at my leisure, I'm thinking of running it this summer for a "classics" campaign I'm putting together.

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Post Posted: Fri May 20, 2005 2:19 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:... but for some reason my covers came in green. :wink: :lol:

Good one, Clarkie. My two copies are green, also. Is this some sort of rare variant? :lol:

deimos3428 wrote:I'm still holding out for the elusive $5 BIN

Same here (or finding it peeking out of a large lot of 40 other modules). These forums have really changed the playing field, though — too many eagle-eyed correspondents here. Very, very little gets by The Acaeum scouts. :wink:

Badmike wrote:With the download, I can read through it at my leisure

Agreed; you can't beat the $0 price over at Wizards, either. I mildly disagree that it's a worthwhile module (it's a POS, in my not-so-humble opinion), but if you can work it into a summer campaign, then more power to you. You're a more patient DM than I ... :)

I'll probably take a flyer on the current orange B3 auction, but I know two things: 1) I won't win it; 2) if I somehow do win it — which would mean the eBay site shuts down for like a week right after I place my bid :wink: — then I'll just wait a year and re-sell it, anyway.

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Post Posted: Fri May 20, 2005 7:51 pm 
 

I need one...damn it!
Don't care about the shrink. I'll probably dump all my Man O' War stuff and use that fundage to make the purchase. Just have to make the disconnect to my favorite miniature game... :(


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Post Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 1:11 am 
 

So...the shrinkies have the lead among the holders, but not among those who are LOOKING for one.  Interesting...

  

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Post Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 8:29 am 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:
Badmike wrote:With the download, I can read through it at my leisure

Agreed; you can't beat the $0 price over at Wizards, either. I mildly disagree that it's a worthwhile module (it's a POS, in my not-so-humble opinion), but if you can work it into a summer campaign, then more power to you. You're a more patient DM than I ... :)
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Hey, I never said it was worthwhile, I'll have to beat it with a 2x4 just to get it in any sort of playable shape (was Jean Wells reading through crappy Judges Guild modules to get the monsters for this module? Ubues anyone? :D ).  I just thought it would be fun to run since at one time or another I've run every one of the "letter" series of TSR modules in the last 25 years....the Orange B3 of course never got this honor, so myself and my brothers will be able to say we both ran and ran through the original B3, an "honor" I suppose very, very few (if any) among us has participated in....

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Post Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 9:21 am 
 

Badmike wrote:
Xaxaxe wrote:

Agreed; you can't beat the $0 price over at Wizards, either. I mildly disagree that it's a worthwhile module (it's a POS, in my not-so-humble opinion), but if you can work it into a summer campaign, then more power to you. You're a more patient DM than I ... :)
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Hey, I never said it was worthwhile, I'll have to beat it with a 2x4 just to get it in any sort of playable shape (was Jean Wells reading through crappy Judges Guild modules to get the monsters for this module? Ubues anyone? :D ). I just thought it would be fun to run since at one time or another I've run every one of the "letter" series of TSR modules in the last 25 years....the Orange B3 of course never got this honor, so myself and my brothers will be able to say we both ran and ran through the original B3, an "honor" I suppose very, very few (if any) among us has participated in....

Mike B.



I personally don't think B3 was all that bad. At the time - this is key here - it was a departure from the traditional dungeon crawl. In context - the B-series - this adventure was all around fairly decent. Remember the time frame also - we are talking early 80s. No it does not stand up to many of the classics from that same era, but for basic D&D it was step up toward more dynamic adventures.


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Post Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 9:28 am 
 

afoolandhis$ wrote:So...the shrinkies have the lead among the holders, but not among those who are LOOKING for one. Interesting...


Our data can't lead us to any conclusions. This poll simply asks who has one and their particular desires. We would have to know who bought one and when to apply any conclusions about shrink vs. not.

Other than having solid data, all we can do is guess. And my guess is that the people owning the shrink copies have had their copies for a long time and those that have nonshrink purchased theirs more recently. Again, only a guess. As time passes shrink versions of anything become more scarce and nonshrink availability increases.

Also, let's remember what makes this module unique - the reason for the recall. I think people would actually like to see the artwork firsthand. On the other side, there are those who have to have perfect shrink copies to make their collection pristine...cool, but definately hard to accomplish and generally more expensive.

I think what is more interesting is the relative few members who have one in any condition. I know not everyone participates in a poll, but these numbers are more interesting to me than the other factors.


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Post Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 11:22 am 
 

bbarsh wrote: I think what is more interesting is the relative few members who have one in any condition. I know not everyone participates in a poll, but these numbers are more interesting to me than the other factors.


Yes, precisely!  That's the sort of information I was after.

  

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Post Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 11:41 am 
 

I think if you go back about 8-10 months or so you'll find a poll on Ghost Tower...

The results were similar, or even less membership ownership.


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Post Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 9:17 pm 
 

Have the download. Have the green cover.

Need to save up some dough to get any physical copy of an orange B3. But, yeah, I want one. Would prefer it not to be shrinked (so I can actually read it), but would like it minty.


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