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Poll: how big is your ad&d collection

100 unique items 16%       16%  [ 6 ]
200 unique items 18%       18%  [ 7 ]
300 unique items 5%       5%  [ 2 ]
400 unique items 13%       13%  [ 5 ]
500 unique items 11%       11%  [ 4 ]
1000 or more 16%       16%  [ 6 ]
2000 or more 8%       8%  [ 3 ]
3000 or more 8%       8%  [ 3 ]
5000+ you are nuts 5%       5%  [ 2 ]
Total votes : 38

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2003 8:13 pm 
 

Hi, I would like to know just what is the average size collection that most of you have. I try to get mostly greyhawk stuff.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2003 12:05 am 
 

Hey, I'm with you Maxwell:  GH is my core interest, though I have many secondary interests, too (perhaps too many, as my wife occassionally opines ;) ).


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2003 4:13 am 
 

unique item?  like ST1, B3 orange?

  

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2003 4:30 am 
 

Are there even 3000+ unique AD&D related items out there? Purely on a guess I estimated maybe 1000 TSR items, 1200 different periodicals and 300 non-tsr items total. I even think this is a bit on the high side. What types of items are these high numbers coming from?  How did people take the meaning of this poll? I assumed that it was anything directly related to AD&D (or D&D) including things like Judges Guild and periodcals but not including non-game products or duplicates.  Cheers, Curt

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2003 1:29 pm 
 

I took the poll at face value and used the following algorithm.  Look at the size of your closet that's filled with game stuff.  Calculate the percentage that's D&D (70%)  Figure the average size of a module/box set and source book  Divide the volume by average size.  Add the stack of boxes around your computer and office floor and divide by the quantity of packing material and round up.   Ergo... about 500 things.  The sad thing is... Figure the size and count of what you have left to collect and realize that some guys are checking the 3000 piece level on the poll and your closet is already full and bank account is empty.  Despair, Thy Name is D&D Collecting!


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2003 2:32 pm 
 

By my count, there are approximately 900 TSR released D&D/AD&D items.  This does NOT include:  Multiple prints (another 200-300?) Magazines (~300 Dragons, ~100 Dungeons, ~200 Polyhedrons?) Adventurer's Guild (~100) Promos, flyers, catalogs (~50-100?) Non-gaming material (total guess... 100? 200?) Third Edition (~50) Foreign releases (~500?) Third party (Role Aids ~50, Judges Guild ~100, other hundreds???) Miniatures (TSR licensed hundreds?, non-TSR licensed thousands?) Other RPGs (thousands)  So what all did everyone include when sizing there collections?  And remember, folks... it's not the size of the collection that matters, it's how you use it.  :wink:

  

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2003 7:26 pm 
 

I included all the normal items ( modules, boxed sets, hardbacks, accessories ) , magazines ( dragon, dungeon, polyhedrons ), 3rd edition, foreign releases. I did not include multiple prints,  miniatures, or non tsr items (mainly because I do not collect these)  and I'm still looking for more  8O

  


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Post Posted: Mon May 05, 2003 2:02 am 
 

how big is your ad&d collection
 OK. Are we talking about all editions or just AD&D? What about non-AD&D tsr stuff, magazines and novels?  According to the D&D collection web site there are about 1107 products for all editions(including foreign editions) of D&D. Now, I don't think this includes many 3rd party 3e products nor does it include any of the magazines.  If we're including individual magazines and novels that would boost my count up about 500.   Say there are 1100 products, 700 perodicals, 300 novels, and 300 3rd pary products. That gives a total number of products in the 2,000 - 3,000 range. I don't think there is over 3,000 unique products. I'm not counting the PDFs available for purchase through SVGames of old TSR products. That might be enough to boost the total number above 3,000.


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Post Posted: Wed May 07, 2003 1:49 pm 
 

200+ for me.  I mostly stick to AD&D 1st edition stuff, though I do have a small quantity of 2E, particularly Birthright, for which I've got almost everything.  I also do Traveller, C&C, GURPS and CoC, though - my *total* collection is around 1500 pieces, not counting magazines.

  


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Post Posted: Thu May 08, 2003 11:19 pm 
 

I would be tempted to add in:  Covention Programs~100 (even Gen Con put out 2 different guides each year for many a year)  Convention goodies~ 200+ (I have a dozen coffee mugs and 10 different bookbags, etc.)  TSR T-Shirts~ (I own 40 unique T-shirts)  Non-gaming~ See the Unusual items topic thread in this section along with items above I could add nearly 20 iron on patches, a dozen pins, 4 belt buckles for example...)  Add on the hundreds if not thousands of NonTSR D&D related material you could conceivable gather 3000+ materials. 5000 is much harder to believe but who really knows for sure.   Check out Larry Schicks Heroic Worlds for a long list of ancillary gaming material...


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:36 pm 
 

I couldn't vote because my collection is only double digits.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:49 pm 
 

Maximillion. Go look up the word 'unique'.

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:51 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:Maximillion. Go look up the word 'unique'.

Eeps...
Count me in for one, but am a bit hard pushed beyond that.

"Distinct" is easier... but still; 3,000+++??? 8O 8O

  


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 2:06 pm 
 

Why is it spelled wrong?Oh I get it you mean that that means only one of a kind RIGHT? OOPS my mistake. Boy you sure pointed that one out. I bet your a college instructor arent you. I used the wrong word! I wonder if I will get fired for that? Maybe they will take away my citizenship.

Your point is what? That I used the wrong word? BIG DEAL get over it

This is the part where that I find humorous. Why would you possibly want me to look up that word? Does it have anything to do with AD&D at all? Nope sure doesnt, only pricks like you point shit like that out because you have this endless need to be superior to all others you feel threatened by. Is my posting wounding you. Does my statements about AD&D somehow wound you? What did I do to you????? Well let me see nothing!

Your just another ID of someone else or a prick. If thats all you can say is I cant choose words or some other stupid shit then your a prick. Everyone else knew exactly what i was asking here. Only the pricks are not smart enough to figure it out or the pricks smug attitudes cause them to post smartassed shit.

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 2:13 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:Count me in for one, but am a bit hard pushed beyond that.

I'm not even sure mine falls into that catagory.  :(  I hope so.

maxwell wrote:Why is it spelled wrong?Oh I get it you mean that that means only one of a kind RIGHT? OOPS my mistake. Boy you sure pointed that one out. I bet your a college instructor arent you. I used the wrong word! I wonder if I will get fired for that? Maybe they will take away my citizenship.

Your point is what? That I used the wrong word? BIG DEAL get over it

This is the part where that I find humorous. Why would you possibly want me to look up that word? Does it have anything to do with AD&D at all? Nope sure doesnt, only pricks like you point shit like that out because you have this endless need to be superior to all others you feel threatened by. Is my posting wounding you. Does my statements about AD&D somehow wound you? What did I do to you????? Well let me see nothing!

Your just another ID of someone else or a prick. If thats all you can say is I cant choose words or some other stupid shit then your a prick. Everyone else knew exactly what i was asking here. Only the pricks are not smart enough to figure it out or the pricks smug attitudes cause them to post smartassed shit.

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 4:13 pm 
 

I included anything with a AD&D logo, there is over 1000 items published by TSR this I know because I have over 1000 items.  What about miniature sets and packs, cards, toys Etc.


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 5:08 pm 
 

anything that YOU consider part of your AD&D collection is what I mean

  

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 10:28 pm 
 

maxwell wrote:anything that YOU consider part of your AD&D collection is what I mean


Then I am definatly over 2000 items!!


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 8:59 am 
 

I do not have ANY unique D&D items at all. I do have a few rare items though.

A Shrink-wrapped copy of B3: Palace of the Silver Princess (orange cover).
A Near-Mint Box with mint books of the Second Print Run of the Original Woodgrain Box Set. (A "Second Woody").
A Pristine copy of a True First Print of Greyhawk.
A copy of each of Dragon magazines first 7 issues, each in Near Mint condition
A second edition of Chainmail by Guidon Games in Near Mint condition.
At least one copy of each of the RPGA and R modules. (No pre-pubs though)
At least one copy of each of the Strategic Review issues 1-7. All in Near Mint condition.
About a dozen White box Sets. All of them are complete, and they range from Mint to Poor conditions.
And other items that are more common.

I have bid many times on more expensive and rare items too, such as ST1, POTVQ, Pharaoh, and Rahasia (Daystar West) each time unsuccessfully.

I also recently owned a Near-Mint copy of Chainmail; Guidon Games, 1st Edition. I traded it to another collector a short time ago for other rare items.

I do not have anywhere near 3000 D&D Items. Even counting common items and duplicates, such as B-2, Core Rules Books and White box Sets, I doubt if I have anywhere near 500 individual items..... As such I recon I would be considered an amateur collector.

Possibly I am in the top million or so collectors out there, certainly nowhere near the top 5...

Of course as for RPG's; I only collect D&D Items from the first and second editions, I collect no other RPG's at all and I do not (Usually) re-sell. In the three years that I have been visiting E-Bay, I have purchased about 300 different auction listings (About 400 items in all) on E-Bay and I have only had about 8 auction listings (As a seller) on E-Bay. And all of those listings were for extra copies of items that I was unloading.

As an aside, I also collect Older Comic books, Older Pro Football Cards and other football memorabilia, and some Older Antique Scientific (Surveying) Instruments.


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:43 am 
 

I have um around 1000+ different RPG items some repeats....
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