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Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 9:56 am 
 

johnhuck wrote:I've got both sets.  Bought through the UK RPGA at the time.

major_axe has two sets IIRC.

Hmmmm, starting to sound like they're not that rare. :?


We were looking at some of our Mail Order Hobby Shop Catalogs and up to 1991 you could still purchase RPGA 2,3 and 4 for $5 each.   8O

  

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 10:08 am 
 

burntwire wrote:We were looking at some of our Mail Order Hobby Shop Catalogs and up to 1991 you could still purchase RPGA 2,3 and 4 for $5 each.   8O

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Is that the public (non-RPGA) catalog and/or did you need to be an RPGA member to purchase those as-of 1991?

When were the remainders (stated to have been) pulped, then?

  


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 10:47 am 
 

2 x R1-4 complete sets
1 x RPGA 1-4 complete set

Plus Polys #16 RPGA 5 (3),17 RPGA 6 (3),18 RPGA 7 (2)& 19 RPGA 8 (2) : (some with mail covers)

(..and finally relocated my Bohemian Ear Spoon #27 with all the catalogues that came with it from the UK that I thought I'd thrown out years ago - just to go completely OT :lol: )

  

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:11 am 
 

They were listed in the RPGA section but it doesn't state that you had to be a member to purchase them. You could buy many different items including:

-Slipcases
-Blank Puzzles
-LC1,2,3
-Totebags
-T-shirts
-etc..

We don't know if or when they were ever pulped.

In 1988 all the R and RPGA series were available.

  


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:33 am 
 

Interesting.  IIRC, I could have swore Frank posted here not so long ago that after the POG came in, she ordered most if nit all of the pupled.  Maybe he can also shed some light on this.


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:35 am 
 

(I put that in brackets again for good reason, Brian)

1898 = pre-pubs, no?

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:38 am 
 

faro wrote:(I put that in brackets again for good reason, Brian)


LW took over in 1985-1986ish, no?  From what I remember from Frank's post she did so almost immediately there after taking over. I am sure he can clarify the details.


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:44 am 
 

Well here is one of Frank's posts:

ExTSR wrote:We printed 2500 of each, iirc. (I may have guessed at 5k before, but I think I was being optimistic.)

About 250-500 of each were sold. (R2 was the least popular.)

The PoG destroyed the rest.

Note: R4 was never shrinkwrapped; R 1-3 were.


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No date referenced, so I guess I was just assuming the date. :?


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:49 am 
 

The pulping occurred sometime after I left. This was reportedly during a routine housecleaning of the warehouse and writeoff of old inventory stocks.

Harold was around then, he may recall the year.

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:24 pm 
 

I also noticed as far back 1983 you could buy the R or RPGA series from the Dungeon Hobby Shop. They even had two prices, one for RPGA members and another for non-memebers. So they seem to have always been available to the public.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:52 pm 
 

I have an R1 to add to the tally.

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 6:24 pm 
 

i've got R1, R2, R3, for what it's worth.  from what i see everyone has one or two of them for when they run out of coasters ;)


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 6:58 pm 
 

burntwire wrote:I also noticed as far back 1983 you could buy the R or RPGA series from the Dungeon Hobby Shop. They even had two prices, one for RPGA members and another for non-memebers. So they seem to have always been available to the public.

Good! That will finally break the RPGA-only myth, then, I trust?
(Far more than just available to 'all-and-sundry' via Imagine in the UK).

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:01 pm 
 

dsaunders wrote:i've got R1, R2, R3, for what it's worth.  from what i see everyone has one or two of them for when they run out of coasters ;)

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No, I use 4th(-) print OD&D sets for that purpose! *jk*

Would be an easy bet that those (complete in box) are scarcer than the '4'-rated R1 ;)

  


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:05 pm 
 

faro wrote:
dsaunders wrote:i've got R1, R2, R3, for what it's worth.  from what i see everyone has one or two of them for when they run out of coasters ;)

:P

No, I use 4th(-) print OD&D sets for that purpose! *jk*

Would be an easy bet that those (complete in box) are scarcer than the '4'-rated R1 ;)


David, I think you forgot to mention the fact that the ones that you are using for coasters, are just left over ones from the rather large white box castle that you built from them.  :lol:


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:33 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:David, I think you forgot to mention the fact that the ones that you are using for coasters, are just left over ones from the rather large white box castle that you built from them.  :lol:

*mutters*. Silly me! :P

Seriously though, if y'all could come up with much more than a dozen 4th(-)s in boxes (pref. original ones!) between y'all, I'd be surprised ;)

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:15 pm 
 

I've got a copy of the Forgotten King en route.

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 9:04 pm 
 

faro wrote:Seriously though, if y'all could come up with much more than a dozen 4th(-)s in boxes (pref. original ones!) between y'all, I'd be surprised ;)


:D  :D  :D

Very much in the original box.

But then you've already seen that one, haven't you?

  

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:03 pm 
 

I have a copy of R1-4 and RPGA3,4.  

I remember looking recently in the 1988 Dungeon Hobby Shop catalog and it saying that they were finally released to the non-RPGA members in that catalog.  You could buy the two packs of them for $8 back then :)

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:32 am 
 

Rpga 1 and 2.
That's all.

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