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Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:04 pm 
 

It'd have to be my mono T1 signed by Gary. I ran that module several times over the years, and it gave me countless hours of enjoyment. There's something about Hommlett and the moathouse that makes them the prototypical D&D experience.

My second most treasured D&D book would have to be my 1e Deities & Demigods (sans Cthulhu and Melnibone). It was the first AD&D book I owned. The Newhon mythos and the non-human deities really inspired me as a kid. I keep it on a shelf above my desk here at work.


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:07 pm 
 

VermilionFire wrote:Coolest item might be the TSR 10th Anniversary Pewter Chalice.


Ah, kewl. Haven't heard anybody around here even MENTION those. (I have a couple, of course.)


But do you know anybody who has a D&D 10th anniv. pewter Chess Set?

  

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:09 pm 
 

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VermilionFire wrote:Coolest item might be the TSR 10th Anniversary Pewter Chalice.


Ah, kewl. Haven't heard anybody around here even MENTION those. (I have a couple, of course.)


But do you know anybody who has a D&D 10th anniv. pewter Chess Set?


I've also got one of those, signed by Gary the "pawn pusher."   :D

  

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:10 pm 
 

johnhuck wrote:
faro wrote:[ Image ]

OK, 1! :cry: Actually, I'm glad another one turned up. :D I was starting to doubt if it was genuine. :oops:

I've obviously been away too long. Where did you pick that one up from? eBay? Was there a scrap? How much?
And looks better than my copy. :mrgreen:
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eBay (*points to watermark*). No scrap. And a lot more than your AU$5 bargain: way too much, perhaps.

Thanks for the additional scans, John. Yeah, I'd guess better, then. No stains, just a small ding somewhere around the dragon although I'm hard-pressed to say where just now, looking at the photo.
Will have to double-check the stock list, just in case. Thank you :)

  

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:13 pm 
 

ExTSR wrote:
VermilionFire wrote:Coolest item might be the TSR 10th Anniversary Pewter Chalice.

Ah, kewl. Haven't heard anybody around here even MENTION those. (I have a couple, of course.)
But do you know anybody who has a D&D 10th anniv. pewter Chess Set?

Any pics of either of those for the thread? :D
I forgot to keep a scan of the chalice; viewtopic.php?p=7722&highlight=#7722

  


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:15 pm 
 

faro wrote:No scrap.

What?  No other Acaeum members sniping for it? :D
faro wrote:Thanks for the additional scans, John. Yeah, I'd guess better, then. No stains, just a small ding somewhere around the dragon although I'm hard-pressed to say where just now, looking at the photo.
Will have to double-check the stock list, just in case. Thank you :)

And the nice thing about these is that the reference sheet isn't perforated.  So, its less likely to get removed (without the help of some scissors 8O )

  

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:24 pm 
 

faro wrote:
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VermilionFire wrote:Coolest item might be the TSR 10th Anniversary Pewter Chalice.

Ah, kewl. Haven't heard anybody around here even MENTION those. (I have a couple, of course.)
But do you know anybody who has a D&D 10th anniv. pewter Chess Set?

Any pics of either of those for the thread? :D
I forgot to keep a scan of the chalice; viewtopic.php?p=7722&highlight=#7722


Here's a previous thread that contains pics of the chess set:

http://www.acaeum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=801&highlight=pewter+chess+set

I'll try to take a pic of the chalice later.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:28 pm 
 

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faro wrote:No scrap.

What? No other Acaeum members sniping for it? :D

The auction didn't run to the end, suffice to say.

johnhuck wrote:And the nice thing about these is that the reference sheet isn't perforated. So, its less likely to get removed (without the help of some scissors 8O )

Erf... think I'd better go find mine again, just to make sure!

Pity they're not on Stephen's little list : rather cute and "different", IMO.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:33 pm 
 

VermilionFire wrote:http://www.acaeum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=801&highlight=pewter+chess+set
I'll try to take a pic of the chalice later.
Oh, I'd totally forgotten those pics! Sweet... :D  "Pawn pusher!" :lol:
Did they really make/sell "300" sets?

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:34 pm 
 

Chess set and chalice...fantastic. I'd love to see a pic of the chalice.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:36 pm 
 

faro wrote:
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faro wrote:No scrap.

What? No other Acaeum members sniping for it? :D

The auction didn't run to the end, suffice to say.

You didn't?!? :lol:  Please don't say it was the rarely successful "BIN sir?" :lol:
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johnhuck wrote:And the nice thing about these is that the reference sheet isn't perforated. So, its less likely to get removed (without the help of some scissors 8O )

Erf... think I'd better go find mine again, just to make sure!.

Same goes for the Oz monos.  Jedko must have omitted the perforations (and the odd colour) to cut costs I presume.
faro wrote:Pity they're not on Stephen's little list : rather cute and "different", IMO.

I agree (Of course, I have to :wink: ).  And don't forget, very very valuable :lol:

  


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:54 pm 
 

For me, outside of my old PC sheets, it has to be the 1st print Woody I picked up last summer. Granted it is tough shape, but the fact that it was the first official D&D product ever produced makes it the best for me. The fact that EGG & Co, put it together by hand in EGG's basment certainly helps too.


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:22 pm 
 

well mine have absolutely nothing to do with value at all:

my original Q1 mod that i got all them years ago, my original set of dice i bought, my tatty old PHB with no spine left and my original character sheets - they are my treasures by faaaaaaar

and the last item that i treasure, is believe it or not, the Judges Guild mod, Rat on a Stick (for Tunnels & Trolls), cos its my little'uns fave, cos she thinks the troll on the front is funny - priceless to me.

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:05 pm 
 

ExTSR wrote:But nobody seems to know where Law Schick went, let along his stuff. :/


I wouldn't say "no one" Frank ;)


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:09 pm 
 

My most prized items are my letters to/from Rob and Gary c. 1987 during the heydey of their NIPI and CU efforts.  I doubt that they're the most valuable, but they're definitely near and dear to my heart :D


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:23 pm 
 

Tough call, but I would say a basic boxed set signed by Gary & Dave.  Having something personalized by the "founding fathers" is hard to beat.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 9:13 pm 
 

I have three items I treasure:
I have a never reprinted short story by Gary Gygax, "The Expedition Into the Black Reservoir", published in a very small fanzine The Conquistador in 1975.  I believe it to be the first every published tale taking place in the World of Greyhawk.  It is possibly a unique copy since the fanzine was such a small press and I've never heard of another copy (even Gary dosn't have one; he gave his copy away several years ago to WOTC and no one knows where it went from there)
  I really treasure this because it was found completely by accident ( I bought a large stack of old, used fanzines from a bookstore for a buck each many years ago), it sat for several years before I realized what I had (I finally got around to reading the fanzines and found the story), and I was able to have a back and forth with Gary about the story which was very illuminating and really cool.  He had forgotten he had written it until I sent him a copy over email, and having him go through the process of remembering was very interesting.  The fact it's possibly unique is just very, very cool since I've never actively sought out any rares or 5's on Ebay or anywhere else, I'm really a tightwad at heart, so this is probably the only really hard to find item I will ever own. Plus the fact that there is probably not another copy, and I actually have something that no one else in the Acaeum has!  
  The original sketch by Roslof I got of my original D&D party in the scene from the cover of Q1, well, I look at it everyday, and I will always treasure this.  It's great because it's something I can share with my original gaming group also, reminds me I still have to get copies made for my buddies!
    I still have the original character sheets for the very first party my group ever rolled up. They are on the old green character sheets from the pull off pads, are complete with illustrations and comments, and just very nostalgic to handle these and look them over. The characters are still active in occasional play, just thinking about the fact they are almost 30 years old is mindboggling....who would have thought we'd still be playing this game in 2006?

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:07 pm 
 

By the way, anyone reading this who doesn't know, you can read "Expedition into the Black Reservoir" on Grodog's website, courtesy of Badmike:

http://www.greyhawkonline.com/grodog/gh ... voir1.html

I read it before but didn't realize it was Badmike who found it!

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

For Dungeons & Dragons, I don't have any real scarcities.  Perhaps the closest to scarce is my True 1st DDG, and that really isn't all that scarce.  Now, if you don't limit me to D&D, the three things I'm perhaps most proud of are:
  • Warriors of Mars - condition is poor due to water damage on the back cover and the last five pages, but still totally readable and usable.  A lucky find for me.
  • Dune: Chronicles of the Imperium
  • The Traveller Book with its dustjacket still present.



  

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:56 pm 
 

My PHB that I bought new in 1978 is number 1 followed closely by my Holmes set and M&T set II.

The Holmes set was the first thing I ever bought for gaming. I picked up my PHB a few weeks later and the M&T a few weeks after that. I used the M&T to make my first dungeon ever - a fourth level dungeon crawl through a Egyptian-style pyramid temple ruin. I even drew pictures ala Tomb of Horrors!

Now, I love my three tourney mods, but I just don't have the same connection even though I am the original owner of each.

My other jewels are first print Star Fleet Battles pocket game, Tobruk by Avalon Hill Origins special edition release signed wiith special seal, and lastly my Escape From New York game which we used to close out almost 20 Gen Cons in a row!


And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

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