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Post Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 2:10 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:No wonder! You oil tycoons can afford to corner the Ebay market!   :x

What does Harami do for a living....land baron?   :D


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I am a working stiff just like the rest of you!  I have just been around long enough that some people feel I can teach a little bit.  As far as cash goes, I have lots of credit cards and not to many other hobbies.  Pay one card off and then charge it up again :?

David must have inherited a ship building company or maybe made a fortune off of betting on England in recent criket test matches 8)

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 2:44 am 
 

i beg your pardon if i'm OT in the OT thread (thus means that i'm IT!):


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i have never heard that deities with face logo could have chtulhu pages!!!  8O is it true what i'm reading?!?!


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 2:59 am 
 

ok, now i'm OT again...

do you know by chance why this:


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is so expensive? ....afaik it is a print of '96 and i've never heard that it is rare...  :?


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 3:36 am 
 

aia wrote:i beg your pardon if i'm OT in the OT thread (thus means that i'm IT!):


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i have never heard that deities with face logo could have chtulhu pages!!!  8O is it true what i'm reading?!?!


Yes, aia, copies of the Dieties and Demigods books with 144 pages have the Cthulhu and Melnibonean pantheons.  I believe that the later copies, that do not have these pantheons, have 128 pages.


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 3:50 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:
Yes, aia, copies of the Dieties and Demigods books with 144 pages have the Cthulhu and Melnibonean pantheons.  I believe that the later copies, that do not have these pantheons, have 128 pages.


ok, that's clear to me... the point is that i believed that only the wizard logo editions had 144 pages! if you look to the auction i posted, this one has the face logo and the seller states that it is the cthulhu and melnibonean edition! this is new for my eyes!  8O


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 5:43 am 
 

I think the seller must be mistaken.  If his book has the face logo then it is highly doubtful that his book has 144 pages....highly doubtful.

He may have taken his description from another seller's auction without actually examining his own book.  If so, he is headed for trouble.

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 7:31 am 
 

aia wrote:do you know by chance why this:


** expired eBay auction **


is so expensive? ....afaik it is a print of '96 and i've never heard that it is rare...  :?

This is the first edition of an actual book (as in "piece of literature") and not a game.  It is the book upon which the A Game of Thrones RPG is based.

I don't know much about book collecting other than books are expensive and grow in value year after year.

Wikipedia says that A Game of Thrones is also a board game and Trading Card Game.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:56 am 
 

aia wrote:i beg your pardon if i'm OT in the OT thread (thus means that i'm IT!):


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i have never heard that deities with face logo could have chtulhu pages!!!  8O is it true what i'm reading?!?!


No its not possible.  One of two things is happening there.  Either the seller has stolen someone elses photo with the face logo or he lying about the contents of the book. :evil:


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 10:16 am 
 

Holy crap!!!  8O


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I watched this auction up until about 6 hrs. left and decided against bidding on it.  At the time I stopped watching the price was $27.  That timetunnelcomics guy really wanted it bad to put in the $126 proxy bid....and then to lose it anyway.

I figured it would go for more than $30 but never thought it would crack $100.  Congrats to VF!!!

  

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:27 am 
 

The Deities seller answered thusly when I informed him:

I apologize for the typo it is 128 pages not 144.


Uhhh, yeah, I can see how you accidentally typed 144 instead of 128.
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:28 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:
No its not possible.  One of two things is happening there.  Either the seller has stolen someone elses photo with the face logo or he lying about the contents of the book. :evil:


Seems the seller confirmed that it has 128 pages and not 144pages saying that it was a typo. I received my notification of thias exactly 41 seconds before the auction ended. Somehow I really don't think that was a typo, especially considering that a typo is something like typing "thr" instead of "the". :evil:


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 4:14 pm 
 

aia wrote:i beg your pardon if i'm OT in the OT thread (thus means that i'm IT!):


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i have never heard that deities with face logo could have chtulhu pages!!!  8O is it true what i'm reading?!?!


I contacted the seller.  Here is his response:

"theres was a typo i did not see its 128"

In other words...it does not have 144 pages...it has 128.

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 12:11 am 
 

Okay, I finally caved and made an avatar.  :)  Some of my friends call me Butters(I kind of look like him anyway) so I figured that was as good as any.


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 2:26 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:Okay, I finally caved and made an avatar.  :)  Some of my friends call me Butters(I kind of look like him anyway) so I figured that was as good as any.


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:40 pm 
 

"Iran must not be allowed to develop a nucular weapon."
How thick is GB? Is the education in US schools so bad that even the their President can't speak properly? It's just embarrassing having someone illiterate fronting your country. Most companies wouldn't employ a receptionist that stupid.


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:59 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:01 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:"Iran must not be allowed to develop a nucular weapon."
How thick is GB? Is the education in US schools so bad that even the their President can't speak properly? It's just embarrassing having someone illiterate fronting your country. Most companies wouldn't employ a receptionist that stupid.


Who is more foolish? The fool or the fool who follows him?

Ian, I know that you obviously hate the US, but lets avoid any more political commentary, this is not the place for it. Thanks.


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:40 pm 
 

Actually, it is, being OT and all. But the fool follower in this case is actually probably being VERY smart. How much exactly is the UK involved financially and militarily in Iraq/Afghanistan/Iran/etc.? Not much. Yet they can claim to be our allies and reap some good benefits from being in our shadow.
Doesn't mater much, tho, the U.S. won't be the dominant world power for much longer.


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:50 pm 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:Actually, it is, being OT and all.


Actually, Scott has made it quite clear that this forum is not the place for politcal &/or religious discussion.  He reiterated that back the last time Ian went off on one of anti-US rants:

FoulFoot wrote:While an Enigma Machine is certainly a non-TSR collectible, it (and the accompanying political discussions) are also way off-topic.  Messages deleted.

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:21 pm 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:Doesn't mater much, tho, the U.S. won't be the dominant world power for much longer.


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