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Post Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 9:01 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:So 6 numbers right? Talking about the spells I recall the last two were for just those.
On the one I played it had the sections of dungeon color coded..I've seen the board of an earlier version with designations of 1st level, 2nd level, etc and I don't recall that on mine. (I'm gonna have to find those cards now)

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yeah 6 numbers (i think from memory - cant be arsed getting up 10 feet and checking in the box :D)

the cards are number 1st to 6th level and coloured - the board is coloured per level too.

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Post Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 9:06 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:This isn't worth a new thread, but I wondering if anyone has a strong opinion on the Dungeon boardgame? I never played it back in the day, and now I'm wondering which of the three versions to pursue:

The original (1975);

The New Dungeon (1989);

The "classic" version (1992).

Was there a "best" version? Any opinions?


just thought i would also mention, mine IS the original dungeon, but its (c) 1980

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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 12:18 am 
 

Interesting result on this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1

Personally, I don't think that would have paid even half for that stuff even with the T1st Greyhawk.  It just seems to me that all the items in that lot were actually gross. :?   I don't mind things having some damage and what not, especially considering it being a Woodgrain set, but the staining on all the books was a big turn off for me.


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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 12:45 am 
 

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Xaxaxe wrote:This isn't worth a new thread, but I wondering if anyone has a strong opinion on the Dungeon boardgame? I never played it back in the day, and now I'm wondering which of the three versions to pursue:

The original (1975);

The New Dungeon (1989);

The "classic" version (1992).

Was there a "best" version? Any opinions?


just thought i would also mention, mine IS the original dungeon, but its (c) 1980

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There are actually two versions of what you guys are calling the "original" Dungeon. There's the first version that's in a purple box:
1st version

Then there's the 1980 version with the Roslof cover:
2nd version

I loved the 2nd one when I was in elementary/middle school...and still do,  I have my original set though I haven't played it in a while. I love the design of the set and art, like the Roslof art on the cover. The rules have a few cool pieces of art as well - there's a fierce little Otus of wizard casting a lightning bolt (Edit: BGG has a pdf download of these rules in the link you posted above). And I think Willingham did some of the detail art on the side of the box (portraits of wizards, elves etc).

I don't know too much about the earlier version, never owned it, but I believe it had a paper board rather than a standard boardgame board like the 2nd. Also, there were some different rules for the earlier version that allowed for combat between players. I have a text copy of them somewhere...you could easily use the earlier rules with the 1980 set.

I don't much about the later sets either, but I think one of them may have come with miniatures? And added some new rules...again you could use these with the 1980 set. I don't really like the changes in the art for the later sets.

Edit: I think the New Dungeon miniatures may have been a separate expansion set:
The New Dungeon: Miniatures and Game Supplement | Board Game | BoardGameGeek
And it looks like the BGG site has downloads of the rules supplements that came with the minis.

By the way, don't forget that Dragon magazine published three expansion articles for the original rules adding several new character classes, monsters and magic items.

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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 3:02 pm 
 

feckin crappy ebay - i just tried to bid on something FIVE times in the last few mins. each time ebay defaulted it to a "page cannot be displayed" page  :evil:

bloody pisses you off sometimes it does....ah well

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Post Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 2:02 am 
 

Posts snipe...takes aim...sees glint of other sniper's scope..............KAPOW!


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Post Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 4:56 am 
 

just wanted to give a huge thumbs-up to nev, for this auction sieve thing. just been playing around with it and its great!

and noooo i am NOT going over to the dark side....

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Post Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 5:12 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:just wanted to give a huge thumbs-up to nev, for this auction sieve thing. just been playing around with it and its great!

and noooo i am NOT going over to the dark side....

:P

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It's not that I don't like Nev's software - I think he did a fantastic job creating it . . . and everyone else on these boards seems to love it . . . but it just doesn't suit my needs.

I love the ability to create and sort searches . . . all that is great.  However,  in practical use it is far too slow (for me).  Each link I click on from a search takes several seconds to open . . . much longer than if I click a link from the ebay page and I can't just hit "back" to be right where I was before on my browser.  Instead, I have to close the window and go back to auctionsieve . . . then hit another link . . . then wait several more seconds . . . the close the window . . . etc.   I check out hundreds of items and this 3 sec lag time is far too much for someone as impatient as I.

Also, my computer's default browser is IE (for the family) . . . however, I use Firefox for myself.  Thus all my links and all my cookies are in Firefox . . . but when I click a link from Auctionsieve it only opens up IE . . . maybe this is something that could be adjusted and I haven't put enough effort into finding out how . . .


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Post Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 5:21 am 
 

works pretty cool for me - i aint half as bad as you BTB :D

i spotted about 30 things i never even noticed before so thats cool :)

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Post Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 12:16 am 
 

Anyone know who jinzo-ningen is from eBay? Are they a member here?


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Post Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 12:20 am 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:This isn't worth a new thread, but I wondering if anyone has a strong opinion on the Dungeon boardgame? etc., etc.

BTW, thanks for the responses, everyone. I'm researching it now, and I'll probably take a shot on a BIN sometime soon.

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Post Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 12:27 am 
 

Marlith wrote:Anyone know who jinzo-ningen is from eBay? Are they a member here?


I am pretty sure that they are not a forum member, but that name is very familiar.


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Post Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 12:32 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:
Marlith wrote:Anyone know who jinzo-ningen is from eBay? Are they a member here?


I am pretty sure that they are not a forum member, but that name is very familiar.


As a matter of fact looking at his/her bidding list over the last 4 weeks, now I can understand why that name is familiar:

Welcome to eBay

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Post Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 12:36 am 
 

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bclarkie wrote:

I am pretty sure that they are not a forum member, but that name is very familiar.


As a matter of fact looking at his/her bidding list over the last 4 weeks, now I can understand why that name is familiar:

Welcome to eBay

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Yes. They may be the only person I lose out to more than you and Ian  :lol:


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Post Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 1:03 am 
 

Just wondering if anyone uses " snipe software " to place bids on ebay and how that has worked out for you.  It sure does suck losing auctions by mere pennies in the last seconds.

  

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Post Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 1:45 am 
 

Austin499 wrote:Just wondering if anyone uses " snipe software "...


Substitute "not everyone" for "anyone"? :o

A free trial is usually a good way to figure out if it works for you; e.g. link on BidNip:: Nip it in the Bid

  


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Post Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 1:46 am 
 

Sniping? Never heard of it ... :)

We've got the full cross-section here: those who refuse to snipe and those who couldn't live without it (I almost said "and those who sometimes actually win auctions," but I restrained myself). There is no shortage of opinions, either ... here's three likely looking threads:

Thread one

Thread two

Thread three

I use PowerSnipe, which does not require that I be at my computer when an auction ends (actually, the computer doesn't even have to be on). But it's got an annual fee, which, honestly, I'm less than thrilled about.

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Post Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 2:23 am 
 

Austin499 wrote:Just wondering if anyone uses " snipe software " to place bids on ebay and how that has worked out for you.  It sure does suck losing auctions by mere pennies in the last seconds.


nooooooooooooooooooo! dont use sniping software! dont sell your soul and go over to the dark side !!!! :D

i dont use it - i like the kick of the last few seconds. sometimes its ok and well you lose out too (often), but i think its more enjoyable like that. quite a few here use it and it works for them.

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Post Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 2:42 am 
 

okay another question for all you long time rpg sellers out there, although Im having a good time bidding every now and then on some items I dont have in my collection yet ( at least till the funds in my paypal account run out) I was thinking about sometime down the road in the future of auctioning off roughly about a fifth from collection ( around 300 items) duplicates or items that I really could live without. I was wondering strategicaly what the best approach would be: open an ebay store , sell in lots, individually, list all 300 items individually in one week or space them out over several weeks, no really rare items, just alot of old modules, rule books, some d20 stuff and assorted misc. odds and ends games... any advice?

  

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Post Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 2:48 am 
 

Austin499 wrote:okay another question for all you long time rpg sellers out there, although Im having a good time bidding every now and then on some items I dont have in my collection yet ( at least till the funds in my paypal account run out) I was thinking about sometime down the road in the future of auctioning off roughly about a fifth from collection ( around 300 items) duplicates or items that I really could live without. I was wondering strategicaly what the best approach would be: open an ebay store , sell in lots, individually, list all 300 items individually in one week or space them out over several weeks, no really rare items, just alot of old modules, rule books, some d20 stuff and assorted misc. odds and ends games... any advice?


have a look around the forum my friend. there are quite a few threads that relate to this as a few ppl have asked the same thing. i would point you to them but am just gonna head off out to work....

:)

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***EDIT**

Advice on how to sell off my big Rares

Okay..asking for selling advice

eBay selling advice sought - best way to get started?

these will prb be more than enough to help you decide what you want to do :)

of course, if you are selling any really nice items that you think the folks here would be interested in, why not advertise them in the classifieds section? you never know....folks round here do private trades too...

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