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Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:13 pm 
 

Do you guys know if most of the original TSR staff is working at WotC now?

  

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:48 pm 
 

Sen wrote:Do you guys know if most of the original TSR staff is working at WotC now?


maybe you should ask Frank M :D :D :D

i would say hardly any at the very most....

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:58 pm 
 

I implore some of you to take better care of your collections! Plastic covers and boxes!


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:10 pm 
 

There's a topic:  Are the plastic sealed freezer bags I'm using gonna save my collection long term?  

What is the advantage of boxes on the floor (with the potential for water and other incidents) as opposed to a shelf?

What else should I be doing?

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:01 pm 
 

Not that this thread has been on topic for some time (and being a Maxwell clone, that's to be expected...)


Anyone care to try tuning this to "How big is your rare collection?". *g*
As in http://www.acaeum.com/ddindexes/rares.html ; either on completeness - 1 tick per line (no bonuses for having 3 3rd PotVQs and 2 4ths(!)) - or quantity (total number of rares)?

What's that, then? 101 lines to tick off, anyhow.

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Yeah, it's just as silly as the original question, I know... :D
[more interesting subquestion might be what is /missing/ from that list, d'you think?]

  


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:15 am 
 

faro wrote:[more interesting subquestion might be what is /missing/ from that list, d'you think?]


Yes, indeed.  Care to start things off?


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 11:50 am 
 

faro wrote:
Anyone care to try tuning this to "How big is your rare collection?". *g*
As in http://www.acaeum.com/ddindexes/rares.html ; either on completeness - 1 tick per line (no bonuses for having 3 3rd PotVQs and 2 4ths(!)) - or quantity (total number of rares)?


I'll kick it off: 36

No list to follow  :wink:

  

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 12:13 pm 
 

AdderMcOne wrote:faro wrote:
Anyone care to try tuning this to "How big is your rare collection?". *g*
As in http://www.acaeum.com/ddindexes/rares.html ; either on completeness - 1 tick per line (no bonuses for having 3 3rd PotVQs and 2 4ths(!)) - or quantity (total number of rares)?


I'll kick it off: 36

No list to follow  :wink:


I think I only have 10..

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 12:44 pm 
 

I have the two Adventurer's Guild modules in my shop. That's it. No other rares for me. :(


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 1:51 pm 
 

*watches my back for Brendon...*
Anyone care to try tuning this to "How big is your rare collection?". *g*
As in http://www.acaeum.com/ddindexes/rares.html ; either on completeness - 1 tick per line (no bonuses for having 3 3rd PotVQs and 2 4ths(!)) - or quantity (total number of rares)?

For fun, then; and deliberately setting myself up for Paul, Bill, Scott & co. ... ;)
- 55 on completeness (missing about 8 "cheap" rares), ~102 on quantity (plus a stack of spare 1st-4th print OD&D books w/o boxes for research purposes)

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faro wrote:[more interesting subquestion might be what is /missing/ from that list, d'you think?]


Yes, indeed.  Care to start things off?

OK, Stephen. For starters/any thoughts, and sticking to relatively safe ground to begin with... ;)

A few others I haven't added since they were not available/sold to the public
e.g. - Original D&D ms. (copied), as circulated by EGG (5) (questionable on "availability")

Could also remove a few items from the list
e.g. - Strategic Review issue #3 (3; albeit a high 3)
(and the covered Jade Hare and OD&D pre-pub.... *coughs*).
I'll skirt around the non-TSR/distributed by TSR, too, both for poss. adds & removes.

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- Domesday Book (single line entry: torn between putting "any issue" and those with Chainmail/OD&D content (5,6,7,11,13)(?)) (5)
- Greyhawk 2nd print (4)
- Blackmoor 1st print (4)
- Character Record Sheets (1977, lizard ; single line entry) - complete pads and side-tear variants are scarce enough to merit a (4), overall, I think...

- G1 Steading of the Hill Giant Chief (1st print, lizard) (4, low?)
- G2 Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl (1st print, lizard) (4, low?)
- G3 Hall of the Fire Giant King (1st print, lizard) (4, low?)

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- Would leave OD&D 1st print as a single line (5), despite the late (variant cover U&WA) and early releases (which they had to shoe-horn into the boxes).
- Greyhawk 1st print, price not altered (5) is at least as significant as the tourney mods (DM/Staff/Designer) that have separate line entries. Unknown whether this one made it to the public, though, or is genuinely pre-pub...

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And back onto the old question re. the main listing of various GW items, but not the core "classic period" products printed aboard, or actual TSR periodicals.

- Basic Rulebook (UK; 1st/2nd print) (4; high)
- Basic Rulebook (Australian; 1st print) (5)

- G1 Steading of the Hill Giant Chief (Australian) (5)
- G2 Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl (Australian) (5)
- G3 Hall of the Fire Giant King (Australian) (5)

- D1 Descent Into the Depths (Australian) (5)
- D1 Descent Into the Depths (UK) (4)
- D2 Shrine of the Kuo-Toa (Australian) (5)
- D2 Shrine of the Kuo-Toa (UK) (4)
- D3 Vault of the Drow (Australian) (5)
- D3 Vault of the Drow (UK) (4)

- Monster Manual (UK; 1st/2nd print) (4; high)

- TSR-UK Hobby Newsletter (any issue) (5)
- Players Association News (any issue) (4)
- Players Association Broadsheet (any issue) (4)
- Bohemian Earspoon (any issue) (4; high)

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That'll do for now, anyhow...

Interested to know what you were thinking, Stephen. :)

  


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:00 pm 
 

None. Never had a D&D rare, never will, find most of them skull-crushingly boring. I've got some interesting wargame-type stuff, but I suppose that wasn't the original question.

One exception: I'm sort of intrigued by the OB3 and I've been known to throw a few bids out ... but, honestly, I seriously doubt I'll ever end up as the high bidder.

So ... my answer is zero.

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:19 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:None. Never had a D&D rare, never will, find most of them skull-crushingly boring.

How could anyone not find a 10th Anniversary Collector's Set interesting and intriguing?

.... :?

*shuffles the mud-brown slipcase around the floor with one foot*

Yeah, OK; definitely agreeing w/you on some of those.

Xaxaxe wrote: I've got some interesting wargame-type stuff, but I suppose that wasn't the original question.

Random Thoughts thread? :)
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 3:39 pm 
 

well i have just got in from a 14 mile walk and i am totally fooked, so cant even be arsed looking :D

i've got ummm some :)

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 3:47 pm 
 

Right, most of them, not all — there are some intriguing items on the list.

Oh, and I guess I'd forgotten that the early Dragons are on there, so I amend my earlier statement — my new answer is "very few." :)

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 7:46 pm 
 

(+1; sorry, Brian)
Xaxaxe wrote:Right, most of them, not all — there are some intriguing items on the list.

Oh, and I guess I'd forgetten that the early Dragons are on there, so I amend my earlier statement — my new answer is "very few." :)

*rolls Dragon Dice Percentage Generators to determine a number, then subtracts one* :lol:

Heh, heh... OK. :)

  


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:33 pm 
 

faro wrote:That'll do for now, anyhow...

Interested to know what you were thinking, Stephen. :)


David, pre-eminent post, as usual.  I agree with most of what you listed.

Nice to see you here again, by the way.  Where've you been?

As I was sawing through the back of the skull of a female muskox today (dead, of course), trying to ignore the mosquitoes, I was thinking about this thread.  I've got a couple of suggestions, but will hold off for now.  The main thing occupying my thoughts right now is how to get to Station Nord, which is at the absolute farthest north piece of land on the globe...

More later, I think.
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:01 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:As I was sawing through the back of the skull of a female muskox today (dead, of course), trying to ignore the mosquitoes, I was thinking about this thread.

Yummy... :)
Ah... you mean real mosquitoes, not the pesky swarms of harmless critters which added to the fun whilst cutting up livestock for the kitties down in FL.

Laid up with 'flu-like virus for most of the past week: hence the occasional post at 5am and suchlike. Need more fresh air, away from all these people... :?

bombadil wrote:I've got a couple of suggestions, but will hold off for now.  The main thing occupying my thoughts right now is how to get to Station Nord, which is at the absolute farthest north piece of land on the globe...

Seems like the supply 'planes are few and far between, but at least the weather's fine up there just now (so it says online...).

Are you sure your second name's not Rasmussen, btw? ;)

Looking forward to those suggestions & Best wishes for the travelling & ongoing work.

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:17 pm 
 

Looks like the setting of something by Lovecraft...possibly....

The Thing in the Ice

or

The Thing that is Always Night

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:30 pm 
 

completeness: 77 quantity (appx) 140

  

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:37 pm 
 

stratochamp wrote:completeness: 77 quantity (appx) 140

Aha... Flushed one out! :D

Cheers Bill!
(Please don't tell me you have >10 copies of SR#3, too... :oops:)

  
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