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Post Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2003 7:09 am 
 

Anyone else attending? I plan on taking some items for trade(I will also take incomplete items I have in case someone it particular needs something to complete there copy). Go to GenCon.com for details on the convention. Here  is your chance to meet the Evil Buntwire(ha ha).

  


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2003 7:42 am 
 

Ya know, if there are a few GenConners out there that are willing to take one for the team...they could tie up Burnie and leave him in a utility closet for a few days. It might give all of us a chance to garner a few bargains on ebay  :wink:

  


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2003 9:34 am 
 

I live in Indy, so I'll be going.  



Will there be a lot of vendors selling old D&D stuff, or will that come up in the auctions?



I would also enjoy meeting fellow acaeum members and would be happy to help if anyone needs information about Indy.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2003 11:03 am 
 

Might be a bit expensive for me to fly from Australia...

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2003 2:49 pm 
 

wileysteel wrote:I live in Indy, so I'll be going.  



Will there be a lot of vendors selling old D&D stuff, or will that come up in the auctions?



I would also enjoy meeting fellow acaeum members and would be happy to help if anyone needs information about Indy.




To answer your question, typically there are half a dozen or so vendors who sell older stuff.  Expect to pay high prices if you are looking for it, as the GenCon vendor floor is nothing more than a gouge-fest.  You may find a few things that are interesting... of course, you may also find a VG condition Deities & Demigods w/ Cthulhu... for $120!  Check out Noble Knight's booth, they are usually pretty good.  Also, look for Games Plus, a game store in the Chicagoland area.  They may be there, but I'm not sure.



As for the Indy area... any suggestions for eats around there.  I am really looking forward to eating at Shula's in my hotel, but I have no idea about after that.  Any thoughts?

  


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2003 1:47 am 
 

If somebody wouldn't mind doing me the favor, let me know what Legacy of the Green Regent cards are going for, and if somebody has a bunch for a decent price and you REALLY want to make me happy, post here or something and we can work something out where I pay you back.  I'm actually trying to collect them, just didn't have the cash when somebody sold a few sets on eBay not too long ago (and of course, in typical timing, my overtime requests finally go through all at once, so NOW I have the money...).  They should be giving away promo cards there, so if somebody is feeling nice, fire one my way ;)

  

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2003 8:36 am 
 

There are several Green Regent Cards on Ebay right now. They seem to go for about $10.00 plus. I have bought a few and payed roughly that amount. I would like to know just how rare these are.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2003 10:13 am 
 

There are loads of decent restaurants within walking distance of the convention center.  Upscale restaurants would inclulde St. Elmo's, Palamino, Malibu on Maryland.  There are some nice brew pubs. but my favorite pub downtown is the Cladagh irish pub a couple of blocks south on Meridian.  They have outstanding fish and chips.  We also have Buca de Beppo,  Hard Rock Cafe, and several other restaurants inside Circle Center Mall.  There really aren't a lot of fast food places.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2003 1:46 am 
 

Not sure about the value of those cards...  I know ALOT of full sets of Series 1 went out...  if somebody had been a reasonably active member for oh, say 3 years, they probably got a full set.  So, I'm still going to keep to my theory that Series 1 is going to be relatively common.  I think that Green Regent will probably get more people into RPGA, and ultimately mean more cards going out.  $10/card probably isn't too bad for the moment.  

Honestly right now, not too many have gone up for auction, so its still rather early to tell.  I think right now alot of the "gee-whiz" bidders are driving prices up abnormally high.  At least, I hope they are...

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2003 4:31 pm 
 

Who all made it to GenCon? BTW Cernunnos, I did not see any Green Regent cards anywhere. I think the only way to receive them is to play in an RPGA sanctioned tournament and earn points. I am an RPGA menber but do not play 3rd Edition, so the tournaments are pointless to me. Sorry I had to outbid a fellow Acaeum member on a few items, but I had to have them.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2003 10:20 pm 
 

Got some questions for the Gen Con marketplace tourists.



1. What other rare items did you spot out this weekend at either the auction or vendor floor? Any interesting Non TSR items? Any interesting Non D&D items?



2. Was there anything good at the art show?



3. What kinds of prices were there on rare auction or floor vendor items?


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2003 11:56 pm 
 

No problem Burntwire...  you have to run out of money sometime, right ;) ?



Did you at least get a full set of the series 1 cards if you've been a longtime member?  I know a few people who did, but unfortunately, I didn't get ahold of them in time before they gave their cards away...



I was kind of hoping post-GenCon there would be a ton of the cards put up on eBay, but I'm not seeing anything yet...

  


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2003 1:58 am 
 

Adam Shultz wrote:Got some questions for the Gen Con marketplace tourists.



1. What other rare items did you spot out this weekend at either the auction or vendor floor? Any interesting Non TSR items? Any interesting Non D&D items?





Rare stuff at the auction: PotVQ ($500 - and this was near mint/mint.  it was poorly sold.)

Wintercon Tsojcanth ($650 - and this was incomplete.  it was well sold.)

4th Print White Box ($105)

Early Judge's Guild booklets (approx. $35-45)

Dragon #2 ($90)

Set of dice made out of dinosaur bones ($590)



Some rare board games, but nothing appropriate for this site.



Floor: Noble Knight had a bunch of stuff, including:

Orange B3, in Shrink ($800)

10th Anniversary Box in the Shrink (He didn't say, but probably a couple of hundred)

ST1 in Mint ($1200-1600)



Crazy Egor also had some rare stuff, but don't know the prices:

Orange B3

Deadlands Limited Edition Book

Bunch of RPGA and R mods (Egg of the Phoenix, etc.)



That's all I saw.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2003 8:49 am 
 

I remember when that Tsojconth sold for like $250 a while back. That's amusing!


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2003 11:30 am 
 

Hi Josh, were their any tolkien boardgames or tolkien related items for sale at Gencon? If so what were some of their prices? I'm interested in knowing how well they do at gencon auction.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2003 11:47 am 
 

Mkman wrote:Hi Josh, were their any tolkien boardgames or tolkien related items for sale at Gencon? If so what were some of their prices? I'm interested in knowing how well they do at gencon auction.




Hey Mike, not too many actually.  There was an SPI War of the Ring game, which went for around $100.  But, besides that, I didn't see too much.  Of course, I wasn't in the auction for the boardgame section; I only saw what came up in collectibles.

  
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