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Post Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 7:55 pm 
 

At the local comic/game shop, there is one bookcase that has oop/used games (the same one with the Lankhmar that the owner had to lookup on eBay before quoting a price for me).  Tonight I found two miniature boxes, each around 2.5"x4"x2".  One is the Dark Sun boxed set (#4200), and the other is Elminster's Ecologies (#1111).  What's up with these?  Where did the come from?

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 7:59 pm 
 

Italy, I believe  :wink:

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 9:08 pm 
 

Holy hell! Those are certainly gaming products that went through the Dryer by accident.   :D


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:04 pm 
 

A couple years back an Italian publisher somehow got the license to reproduce a whole slew of old D&D/AD&D products in miniature. This included the Dark Sun book, Elminster's Ecologies, Menzobarranzan, the Basic Set (Otus) and the Expert Set (Otus), and Greyhawk, IIRC... there may have been more.



I ahve the Expert set, and it's a neat curio, but little more...


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:01 pm 
 

Here's the list:



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Post Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:40 pm 
 

I have them all.  They are really cool, small reprints that include everything that came in the boxsets just in mini form.  Mini maps, mini handouts, mini counters(for the battlesytem reprint), mini books.



So cool  8) and they are even readable.



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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:22 am 
 

yeah i think they look excellent. fabulous idea imo :)



  


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:30 am 
 

Blackmoor wrote:I have them all. They are really cool, small reprints that include everything that came in the boxsets just in mini form. Mini maps, mini handouts, mini counters(for the battlesytem reprint), mini books.



So cool 8) and they are even readable.



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Do they even have mini low-impact dice?


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:43 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:
Do they even have mini low-impact dice?




lol can you imagine using them? :D



*rolls dice* oh feck its gone on the floor....can you see it?....feck its gone under the chair...i cant see it....



nah they just wont catch on.... :D



  


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:50 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:
bclarkie wrote:
Do they even have mini low-impact dice?




lol can you imagine using them? :D



*rolls dice* oh feck its gone on the floor....can you see it?....feck its gone under the chair...i cant see it....



nah they just wont catch on.... :D




:lol:  :lol:  :lol:


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 8:15 am 
 

I love these things...



I have:



Greyhawk

DMG

Dieties & Demigods

Wilderness Guide

Menzowhatever



The boxed set is so cool with the little maps. :)


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 8:57 am 
 

I've been looking for the mini GH box set, but haven't had much success.  They don't seem to come up very often.


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 9:33 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:
killjoy32 wrote:
bclarkie wrote:
Do they even have mini low-impact dice?




lol can you imagine using them? :D



*rolls dice* oh feck its gone on the floor....can you see it?....feck its gone under the chair...i cant see it....



nah they just wont catch on.... :D




:lol: :lol: :lol:




even more laughable tho, could you imagine this at a con??!!



*over the loudspeaker* "MINI DICE ON THE FLOOR - WATCH WHERE YOU STAND...."



then chaos ensuing cos everyone starts looking for them!



hehehe funny :)



allan - hey yea a mini-greyhawk would be amazing!!! *makes a note to stick on searches later*



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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:43 am 
 

I have the Elminster's Ecologies mini-box and there's an insert that has the Wizard's of the Coast trademark/copyright statement on one side and on the other side it says:



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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:50 am 
 

I have both the Dragonlance slipcases.  When I bought them I thought they were just full size reprints.  When I got home I was a little pissed but I figure they were kinda neat so I kept them.



I did originally order a few of the handbooks but told my dealer I didnt want them after finding out they were $10 apiece.   I saw a couple of box sets a couple of years ago but just couldnt bring myself to buy them at the price they wanted for them.  I would rather have the real thing.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 8:43 pm 
 

They're selling the two that they have for $15, so I'm not sure if I should pick them up or not.  I also noticed that they've got both Dragonlance sets, but I'm not sure on the price.



As for dice, I've got 2d6 in my dice pouch that are about 1/4" on each side.  Not surewhere they came from (might've been Battletech...)[/list]

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:58 pm 
 

If they're standard colored (white dice, black pips), they're most likely Traveller dice, since Traveller boxes included 2d6.



  


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 12:30 am 
 

I can definetly say that I didn't get mine from Traveller...

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 1:19 am 
 

Hey I love these things...I know they are really small but for me that is the main attraction. I have all the 1st ed reprints including the greyhawk box set- it is easily the neatest item what with the maps perfectly reproduced. I even think the Dragonlance mods are cool, as they are beautiful little copies with unbelievable maps and counters. I just need to find the DMG and PHB and my mini text section will be complete....anybody seen these anywhere?



The Erol Otus sets are just amazing- and I almost crapped in my calvins over and over again when I opened up the mini Keep on the Borderlands! They are difficult to read, some of them, but nothing beats that "what the hell are those?!" reaction you get from other oldschoolers when they check them out!

  

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:08 am 
 

RWilson wrote:Hey I love these things...I know they are really small but for me that is the main attraction. I have all the 1st ed reprints including the greyhawk box set- it is easily the neatest item what with the maps perfectly reproduced. I even think the Dragonlance mods are cool, as they are beautiful little copies with unbelievable maps and counters. I just need to find the DMG and PHB and my mini text section will be complete....anybody seen these anywhere?



The Erol Otus sets are just amazing- and I almost crapped in my calvins over and over again when I opened up the mini Keep on the Borderlands! They are difficult to read, some of them, but nothing beats that "what the hell are those?!" reaction you get from other oldschoolers when they check them out!




I think I wrote this in another thread, but I actually used the Ruins of UM mini box to game with on a camping trip with some buddies, we also used the mini rulebooks from the D&D boxed sets.  Space was at a premium, the only thing regular sized was the dice, pencils and graph paper.  Had to use a magnifying glass for reading the text. Did it more as a joke than anything but it actually worked.



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