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Post Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 9:56 pm 
 

Does anyone know anything about these?  They were made for TSR by St. Regis Consumer Products in 1982.  They featured the artwork from an artist named Alex Nuckols.  The size dimensions are 9.5x12.125".  They were pocket folders for storing characters, etc.  Anyway, I have only one with a picture of three adventurers being attacked by four ghouls, but I remember another one ( that a friend of mine had) that had a picture of a Nazgul looking over hobbits hiding beneath a tree root (famous scene from The Fellowship of the Ring).  The  product number is 0854 and the UPC code is 072860 008540.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 10:50 pm 
 

There were at least half a dozen different illos and products, from paper folders to plasticized 3-ring binders. We were licensing like mad, and got a reasonable offer from St. Regis.

Condition here is paramount. There are a lot out there, still being used prolly by '80s gamers who continued on, or housing their characters and campaign data from long ago, sitting in storage.

I have no specific inventory list or release data, however.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:06 am 
 

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As far as I can tell there were two sets of three different paintings. One set was done with a mustard colored border and the other was done in an olive tone. Thus, there were 6 different 3-ring binders, 6 different portfolio (folders), 6 different spiral notebooks.

Olive set:
Arabic swordsman vs. turtle/lizard in water.
Necromancer casting fear spell atop a rock, men fleeing below.
Adventurers in dungeon being surprised by ghouls.

Mustard set:
Mounted Nazgul and hobbits hiding under tree root.
Goblins ambush horsemen in the mountains.
Axeman fights dragon from precipice.

The product numbers and ISBN/Serial #'s relate only to the format, i.e., portfolio (0854), notebooks (5534), and binders (????). (I don't own any of the binders.)


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:51 pm 
 

I have additional portfolios to those:

female griffon rider spearing dragon
dragon with skull masked rider
spearman attacking dragon

Also I have a spiral bound notepad

naga/waterweird attacking viking/dwarven longboat

I will have to check my 3 ring binders later, they are packed up. I know one had the PHB idol on it though.

Anyone have others?

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Post Posted: Tue May 23, 2006 12:49 pm 
 

Finally dug out the 3 ring binders.

I have:

PHB idol cover
skull masked dragon rider
warrior spearing dragon
mounted warrior waving axe
arabic swordsman vs. turtle/lizard in water


Any others?

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Post Posted: Wed May 24, 2006 1:34 am 
 

Funny, I brought these up in a thread at rpg.net a few weeks ago, and everybody thought I was imagining it.  Goldurned kids.  Somebody ought to teach 'em to respect their elders.

If you've got a copy of Dragon #54 laying around, there's an ad for these products on the back cover.  (The ad might be on other issues, that's just the first one I found when I went through my back issue box.)  The ad included a form to mail order a 3-ring binder for $4.95 plus S/H. (Plus you got some free graph paper!  There's a listing for St. Regis-produced graph paper somewhere here on Acaeum, I think.)

If you do enough Googling for Alex Nuckols, you'll find he did some book covers since then, and a semi-famous painting of Jesus watching over an 18-wheeler.

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Post Posted: Wed May 24, 2006 2:42 am 
 

chromaticknight wrote:Finally dug out the 3 ring binders.

I have:

PHB idol cover
skull masked dragon rider
warrior spearing dragon
mounted warrior waving axe
arabic swordsman vs. turtle/lizard in water


Any others?

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I only knew of the last three. Any chance you could post images of the first two?


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Post Posted: Wed May 24, 2006 7:07 am 
 

I just bought one of those binders last week from the burntwire brothers:



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8811529042



Its the skull masked dragon rider one. :)


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Post Posted: Wed May 24, 2006 7:18 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:I just bought one of those binders last week from the burntwire brothers:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8811529042

Its the skull masked dragon rider one. :)




Ok I have seen that one. I have both of those and one other. I know I have not seen the PHB one. so it comes down to Warrior Spearing or Mounted Warrior. Anyone have images of those two? The PHB one would be cool to see but if it is the same image it is not so important.



Good price by the way....I remember that auction now. It must not have registered too deep because I already had them.


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Post Posted: Wed May 24, 2006 12:52 pm 
 

You see that's what so terrible about all this.  I have three notebooks - but now I need to get the other three/six(?) (and possibly binders etc..)

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Post Posted: Wed May 24, 2006 1:05 pm 
 

Contrarian wrote:Funny, I brought these up in a thread at rpg.net a few weeks ago, and everybody thought I was imagining it.  Goldurned kids.  Somebody ought to teach 'em to respect their elders.


I don't see rpg.net as just kids...but a horde of trolls engaged in a massive verbal melee.  :lol:


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Post Posted: Wed May 24, 2006 1:06 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:You see that's what so terrible about all this.  I have three notebooks - but now I need to get the other three/six(?) (and possibly binders etc..)

Curses and shakes fist at sky  :D


I feel for you, I'm looking at these going to myself "neat, I'd like some of those!"  :roll:  :lol:


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Post Posted: Wed May 24, 2006 1:14 pm 
 

I tell you - its an illness!  :lol:


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Post Posted: Wed May 24, 2006 3:25 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:I tell you - its an illness!  :lol:


Or an addiction.  8O


Either way, it's a load of fun. :D


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Post Posted: Wed May 24, 2006 3:53 pm 
 

MrFilthyIke wrote:
Contrarian wrote:Funny, I brought these up in a thread at rpg.net a few weeks ago, and everybody thought I was imagining it.  Goldurned kids.  Somebody ought to teach 'em to respect their elders.


I don't see rpg.net as just kids...but a horde of trolls engaged in a massive verbal melee.  :lol:


i didnt even realise rpg.net had a forum  :oops:  but then this is the only one i use (like you couldnt tell huh :)

these look well cool - i suspect now the next ones to come up on ebay are gonna get hammered rather stiffly :)

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Post Posted: Wed May 24, 2006 4:53 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:i didnt even realise rpg.net had a forum  :oops:


You are missing nothing.  :lol:


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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 12:28 am 
 

Ok I have seen that one. I have both of those and one other. I know I have not seen the PHB one. so it comes down to Warrior Spearing or Mounted Warrior. Anyone have images of those two? The PHB one would be cool to see but if it is the same image it is not so important.


I will try to get some pics this weekend of all the binders, folios, notebooks.

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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 1:58 pm 
 

If I remember correctly, I got some of these at the beginning of 1982.  I still come across them in lots sometimes.

The folders are similar to "Trapper Portfolios" that were released at the time.  The binder's aren't so hot, the covers are well done but the interior vinyl splits very easily.  It can be hard to find a binder that isn't crammed with character sheets and splitting pockets.

They also warp easily.  But they look good!

  

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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 7:05 pm 
 

My first shot a posting pics, be kind  :wink:

I will try more if this one works.

Mike

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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 7:09 pm 
 

Looks good Mike, although you might want to scale it down just a bit. :wink:


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