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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. :(


This week I've been mostly eating . . . The white ones with the little red flecks in them.

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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? :)
(*nods to that "golden age" feeling, too...*)

  

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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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http://www.dpc.dk/Res&Log/ProjectPlanne ... /Nord.html
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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

Mark   8)


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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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Post Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 11:28 pm 
 

faro wrote:[ Percentage Generators to determine a number, then subtracts one*

I'm going to say, in my best golfer's voice, "Put me down for a four." :)

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:00 am 
 

I'm coming up with 48 for completeness.  Quantity would require me actually digging around, so that ain't gonna happen right now.  :wink:

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:02 am 
 

I can count mine on the thumbs of one hand (and it's not even a 'rare' rare)!.
FWIW hasn't Coug got 2 of everything and I believe that Kewlmarine over at DF is on record saying much the same thing ! (don't quote me though cos I couldn't find the thread to link (Though if I remember correctly Bclarkie has been trying to call him on his claims) (And as it goes I wouldn't be at all surprised if Coug did have an awful lot - I know several have appeared on his off ebay sales lists over the past couple of years - If I'm not mistaken his price on an ST1 over 6 months ago was £3000) :D


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:30 am 
 

gyg wrote:I believe that Kewlmarine over at DF is on record saying much the same thing ! (don't quote me though cos I couldn't find the thread to link (Though if I remember correctly Bclarkie has been trying to call him on his claims)

^^^ :)

KewlMarine's scarcely believable rants are one of the very few reasons I still bother to scan the DF forums. He reminds me of a guy I used to work with that we called "One-Up" — no matter what you did or said, he would feel compelled to one-up you.

BC's asked him like 15 times for a photo — any photo. TTBOMK, no dice.

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:11 pm 
 

To satisfy the curiosity of many, here are some pics from stratochamp's hoard.

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:14 pm 
 

I'm sure the baby grand is used for background music during gaming or you can close it up and use it as a gaming table - great way to multipurpose the room.

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