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Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:37 pm 
 

Great Thread…

How's it going gang… :)

It's been a while, hurricane Wilma tore 25% of the roof off the new game hall, and destroyed the electrical system, leaving us without power for a sustained period of time…

Fortunately, the collection was unharmed and the irreplaceable treasures were securely tucked away.

It did dampen sprits and there has been a long road to recovery. But, we've actually been sort of back up and running for almost two months now with revamped fire. We're going to be setting up the Dwarven Forge display booth at this year's Gen Con for their 10th anniversary.

So get ready for a miniature display beyond imagination, as we're pulling together severely of the top gaming crews from around the world to lend their talents.

Looking foward to meeting some of the Acaeum members also! So stop on by...

As far as the question titling this thread, I'd say our Crown Jewel would be the actual TSR company sign, or Rob Kuntz's original gaming dice used in the first D&D games ever played…

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I've missed everyone and hope to be back posting regularly. Check us out over at the Dwarven Forge Forums if you're interested in miniatures and setups as well.

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:40 pm 
 

Welcome back, Mike, and good to hear from you.

I'd say those dice are the crown jewels of ALL collections that I've seen so far!

  

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:43 am 
 

bbarsh wrote:and lastly my Escape From New York game which we used to close out almost 20 Gen Cons in a row!


That's a great memory to have!

Ditto on Mike's jewels...

  


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:48 am 
 

:? I have a very small collection. But this is my favorite. The Dragon is 3.25"tall and nearly as wide, and 4" from paw to curled tail. I have had it for 20+ years. Which did brother Dave [DCSIII] paint first -- the mini or the game box? :?:

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:51 am 
 

Here are pics of the TSR D&D 10th Anniversary Chalice:

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But most sentimental item would be my old character sheets; worthless to everybody else but priceless to me.   :) [/url]

  


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:22 am 
 

Shame on me for forgetting them!  My original dice of course (not the bagged ones)

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 9:11 am 
 

The dice in my original Holmes set are so worn the d20 basically will roll forever until its manually stopped.


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

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:12 pm 
 

My #1 is definitely a nostalgic piece. Three blue battered dice left over from my basic set. The other three are in Valhalla, with the valkyries attending their every need.

As far as rare items as decreed by the Acaeum....huh....that would be:

DL1!  No! Wait! DL 2! (Hey, I was excited when I got them....)

Naw, In all seriousness, I think my GW set and Mentzer UK book...it's funky. And I LIKE my fighting wheel, dammit!


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 11:20 pm 
 

I don't have any jewels as such - if I had managed to keep any of my character sheets from 25 years ago they would qualify, but the only items I kept from the heyday was a DMG and MM.

The pieces I like best in my collection are a copy of Space Gamer #1, a Guidon Chainmail, and the original manuscript for the Snits Revenge game.

Hopefully I'll add more gems over the next few years....

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 3:29 am 
 

mdr003 wrote:The pieces I like best in my collection are a copy of Space Gamer #1, a Guidon Chainmail, and the original manuscript for the Snits Revenge game.


Someone's got excellent taste, IMO! :D



You'll have to remind me whether I ended up as underbidder on the Wham ms., too, but I certainly was on the others (hidden 2nd Chainmail! *g*).

Ben Ostrander was particularly keen to hold on to his other SG #1, it seemed... :)



Great to hear you're enjoying having those, Mike.





(aside: What about http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 6007124779 , btw?)

  

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 4:46 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 6007124779



   Wow, maybe I should riot, or at least withdraw my ambassador.   :roll:


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:00 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 6007124779
Wow, maybe I should riot, or at least withdraw my ambassador.   :roll:


*g*. Yup, neat cartoon cover, too; http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/41346 :)

  

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:11 pm 
 

faro wrote:
mdr003 wrote:The pieces I like best in my collection are a copy of Space Gamer #1, a Guidon Chainmail, and the original manuscript for the Snits Revenge game.

Someone's got excellent taste, IMO! :D

You'll have to remind me whether I ended up as underbidder on the Wham ms., too, but I certainly was on the others (hidden 2nd Chainmail! *g*).
Ben Ostrander was particularly keen to hold on to his other SG #1, it seemed... :)

Great to hear you're enjoying having those, Mike.


(aside: What about http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 6007124779 , btw?)




Can't remember if you were underbidder David - it's definately possible, we seem to end up under-bidder to each other rather often.



Are you still after a copy of that game?



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



Free UK postage no less.



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Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:17 pm 
 

mdr003 wrote:Can't remember if you were underbidder David - it's definately possible, we seem to end up under-bidder to each other rather often.

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mdr003 wrote:Are you still after a copy of that game?
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... %3AIT&rd=1
Free UK postage no less.


Wow! Synchronicity indeed. :P



Thanks, Mike!

It's not in my regular search pattern (such as I have one of those).

  

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:30 pm 
 

No problem.... I saw it a few days ago and thought I'd bid if it stayed cheap (that way I could keep one copy mint, and maybe run some lions through their paces with the other).

Worth $10 just to read the rules IMO.

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:38 pm 
 

mdr003 wrote:No problem.... I saw it a few days ago and thought I'd bid if it stayed cheap (that way I could keep one copy mint, and maybe run some lions through their paces with the other).

*lol*

Hmm... I thought I remembered a few creases on that previous one. Was I wrong 'bout that?

mdr003 wrote:Worth $10 just to read the rules IMO.

Yeah, that was the idea.
Gameplay is stated to be a bit skewy, but would certainly "stand out from the crowd" (;)) of other items around here.

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:53 pm 
 

faro wrote:
MShipley88 wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 6007124779
Wow, maybe I should riot, or at least withdraw my ambassador.   :roll:

*g*. Yup, neat cartoon cover, too; http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/41346 :)




    Everyone is too worried about everyone else's sensitivities.  I thought this game was funny when it came out and I still do.  Ironic that anyone might find it offensive, since it is about how Christianity heroically prevailed against persecution.  There was a pretty good Gary Larson, Far Side cartoon that showed Christians and lions checking out the signup sheet for their matches.     8)


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 1:40 am 
 

I don't think I've ever really been concerned about other's sensitivities. I don't give a rat's ass if someone wants to whine about it being offensive. Phuq 'em. I think it's hilarious.

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 11:31 am 
 

Glad to hear you're okay following the hurricane!

Excellent stuff! Wow...

And thanks for sharing the picture of the chalice! I'd love to get one of those!

  

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TigerKing wrote:Glad to hear you're okay following the hurricane!

Excellent stuff! Wow...

And thanks for sharing the picture of the chalice! I'd love to get one of those!


   Sounds like a good quest for a tournament module!   8)

    Fluffy Fetches the Chalice

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    The Chalice of Gamer's Desire

    Something like that.   :)


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