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Post Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 2:02 pm 
 

GraysonAC wrote:Isn't that the name of one of the Rare5 modules?


Interesting tidbit. I didn't know that ST1 had the same name as a gardening book...

Was that gardening book published only in the UK? Was it very common?
Did all of the Acaeum UK crowd know about it?

It would be informative to have this book mentioned in the Acaeum listing for the module.

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 2:09 pm 
 

That damn book has a nickname for hardcore collectors looking for the next great deal. The nickname is PITA. :x  For those of you unfamiliar with the term PITA, it is an acronym for the phrase Pain I[/b]n The Ass. Try doing an Ebay/Amazon/Yahoo/or whatever other webstie that sells D&D books and that damn book always comes up with lots of interfereing listings. :x This of course comes much to the dismay of those looking for the real Up the Garden Path. :P


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 2:10 pm 
 

zhowar1 wrote:Was that gardening book published only in the UK? Was it very common?
Did all of the Acaeum UK crowd know about it?

Dunno... ^^

There are several books of that title, although Thelwell's is probably going to be the most readable ;)
U.S. edition is E P Dutton & Company 1967, New York.


@ Brian; depends on one's definition of "real". Well, from a "general public" perspective... :P

  


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 2:33 pm 
 

Thanks for the info, bclarkie and harami.

I guess it shows that I have never searched for Up the Garden Path on Ebay or elsewhere.

Has anyone ever found a "hidden" copy of the module by searching through the "Up the Garden Path" gardening books listed on a site such as Amazon, Abebooks, or Alibris?

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 2:35 pm 
 

Thank you bc!

  


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 4:40 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:
deimos3428 wrote:Been missing quite a few good ones lately, my mind has been elsewhere...

(My wife just informed me that we'll be expecting the pitter-patter of little kobold feet in 7 months or so! :) )


Congrats. :D  So what are the chances of you picking the name Orson too. :wink:

I thought Genghis was the name-of-choice around here? :lol:

Congrats to you both, Deimos, and trust things will go well in Kobold Hall. ;)

  


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 4:50 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:
bclarkie wrote:
Congrats. :D So what are the chances of you picking the name Orson too. :wink:

I thought Genghis was the name-of-choice around here? :lol:

Congrats to you both, Deimos, and trust things will go well in Kobold Hall. ;)


Hey doesn't that make the print run of Kobold Hall now 751? :P

Bsides, I thought Gutboy Barrelhouse was the forum favorite. :lol:


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 4:58 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Hey doesn't that make the print run of Kobold Hall now 751? :P

*ROFL*

Not sure Deimos could fit that many into their house. 8O

  

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 5:00 pm 
 

congrats deim :)

just hope the baby doesnt LOOK like a kobold :D

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Post Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 8:26 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:
harami2000 wrote:I thought Genghis was the name-of-choice around here? :lol:


Bsides, I thought Gutboy Barrelhouse was the forum favorite. :lol:


It took ages to come up with those names. I might have to report you to eBay for stealing my description.

We, actually I should say "I", did have some other names for consideration. But you probably wouldn't want to go there as it started with Agamemnon and ended with Zoltan (stopping briefly at Genghis and Orson on the weird journey of rarely used names).

I suppose that you could consider going from Acererak to Zagyg 8O

But I think that Vlad would go nicely with your surname :wink:

Congratulations. Great times ahead. Including the first few weeks of being able to bid manually on auctions on the other side of the world. :D

  


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Post Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 8:34 am 
 

johnhuck wrote:
bclarkie wrote:
Bsides, I thought Gutboy Barrelhouse was the forum favorite. :lol:


It took ages to come up with those names. I might have to report you to eBay for stealing my description.

We, actually I should say "I", did have some other names for consideration. But you probably wouldn't want to go there as it started with Agamemnon and ended with Zoltan (stopping briefly at Genghis and Orson on the weird journey of rarely used names).

I suppose that you could consider going from Acererak to Zagyg 8O

But I think that Vlad would go nicely with your surname :wink:

Congratulations. Great times ahead. Including the first few weeks of being able to bid manually on auctions on the other side of the world. :D

I'm getting the strangest sense of deja vu. :)

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Post Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 8:45 am 
 

deimos3428 wrote:I'm getting the strangest sense of deja vu. :)

:oops: Didn't read the threads in chronological order and must have moved it here while you were replying.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 8:51 am 
 

johnhuck wrote:
deimos3428 wrote:I'm getting the strangest sense of deja vu. :)

:oops: Didn't read the threads in chronological order and must have moved it here while you were replying.

No worries.  I did just have a rather unusual "Random Thought" though:
Years ago, I had trouble coming up with character names for D&D, so I picked up a copy of "6000 Names for Your Baby".  Oh, how the tables have turned.  :twisted:

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 1:26 pm 
 

Another wonderful Tonyas-Games auction:

Ad&d Module | eBay

It is listed in EXTRA FINE CONDITION, but and I quote
Tonya the &%#@% wrote:...apparently, the previous owner cut off the corner missing in the photograph and the corresponding area on the first 10 pages with scissors. Not MUCH text has been marred - at worst, the first two characters in several words aren't available to be read...
I would hate to see something that she was selling in poor condition. :roll:


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Post Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 6:36 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Another wonderful Tonyas-Games auction:

Ad&d Module | eBay

It is listed in EXTRA FINE CONDITION, but and I quote
Tonya the &%#@% wrote:...apparently, the previous owner cut off the corner missing in the photograph and the corresponding area on the first 10 pages with scissors. Not MUCH text has been marred - at worst, the first two characters in several words aren't available to be read...
I would hate to see something that she was selling in poor condition. :roll:


wtf is that all about ??!! i have seen a few nice items i wouldnt have minded having from her.....but after the way she stiffed me on shipping, totally mullered me mate for shipping and tried to charge me $23 to send me summit in a $9 GPM envelope, she can go eat shit n die before i bid for anything from her.......

and yeah i agree, totally scamming with the conditions....absolutely ludicrous man.

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 8:18 pm 
 

Interesting last minute on the A&Es...
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No doubt Frank will decry the final price. ;)


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Post Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 10:15 pm 
 

Tonya, Coug, and Creep are the only folks on all of eBay that I have (thus far) sworn never to deal with again. And that's a perfect example of why Tonya's on the list.

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 10:13 pm 
 

Does anyone know what the hell to make of this this:

Dungeon Game TSR | eBay

It is a black 3 ring binder with a cut up Greyhawk Folio pasted on the front. The thing of it is I have never in my entire life seen the cover of a folio like that with big black bold text on it and clearly no copyright stamp in the white area. Weirdest thing that I have ever seen before. :? Does anyone know anything about this, or am I just losing my feckin mind???

<edit> The more I look at this thing the more I think that I have seen this before. The thing of it is, that if I had to guess looking at it, I would say that this folio cover may actually PREDATE the current listed 1st printing Greyhawk folio due the way its formatted text is. Any thoughts????

For extra reference, here is a picture of whats in the auction lisiting:

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 10:26 pm 
 

Just looking at it I would say that this is part of a map not a cover..

Brette:)

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 10:44 pm 
 

beasterbrook wrote:Just looking at it I would say that this is part of a map not a cover..

Brette:)


What map though? It is almost identical to the GH folio cover. I wonder if maybe this is some sort of advertisement maybe?  The thing that is really throwing me off is looking at the upper left hand corner of the picture, you can almost see the other side of the inside of the folio cover. Hmm. :?


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