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Post Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:13 pm 
 

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bonk! wrote:X12, shrink or reshrinked?????

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... id=&sasel=


Looks original to me. Seems to have the same  that mine has.


How could we know if a shrink is an original or not for a module? Shrinkwrapped modules comes too often to be originals ones isn't it?

I bought many times reshrinked modules and was very disappointed  :roll:




Well the first sign is the "type" of shrink. Shrink from the early 80's is far different in look,feel & characteristic ( way it clings )  from todays shrinkwrap. If you had a true in-shrink B3 for instance you would know right away the difference if you held it up beside a re-shrinked item from today.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:56 pm 
 

Lordan wrote:Well the first sign is the "type" of shrink. Shrink from the early 80's is far different in look,feel & characteristic ( way it clings )  from todays shrinkwrap. If you had a true in-shrink B3 for instance you would know right away the difference if you held it up beside a re-shrinked item from today.


The shrink on this X12 looks so loose, almost drapey.  The other shrinkwrapped modules that own are quite tightly wrapped.  But I do understand that at some point in time TSR changed the way that their modules were shrinkwrapped...  

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:01 pm 
 

lokiwookie wrote:How could we know if a shrink is an original or not for a module? Shrinkwrapped modules comes too often to be originals ones isn't it?

Regarding SW frequency*, it would seem likely that "late" modules such as X12 would stand a higher chance of being in SW than early modules.  

First, for the obvious reason that they've had less time to be damaged.  Second, perhaps less obvious, because it's they were less likely to be sold.  By the end of the X series, 1990?, people were abandoning the game in large numbers.  Unsold SW mods were everywhere in the early nineties, and I wish I had bought them all up, I'd be rich now.  Modules actually sold to active players tend to get ripped open and used.

Furthermore, you're more likely to see a SW module for sale than a PR one if the module is common enough.  Nobody likes trashed modules, not even me.  Low quality common modules often get thrown out before they make it to eBay.

Finally, people reshrink stuff.  It happens a lot.  Sometimes they have a clue and mention it's not original shrink, sometimes they don't.  :wink:

* I have not done extensive research and will refrain from doing math this time.  I can hear the applause from here.

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:02 pm 
 

Lordan wrote:Well the first sign is the "type" of shrink. Shrink from the early 80's is far different in look,feel & characteristic ( way it clings )  from todays shrinkwrap. If you had a true in-shrink B3 for instance you would know right away the difference if you held it up beside a re-shrinked item from today.


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:29 pm 
 

The best kind of module shrink is found wadded up in a trashcan.


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:35 pm 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:The best kind of module shrink is found wadded up in a trashcan.


how true a statement that is :)

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:45 pm 
 

I was just tapping on a crunchy piece of shrinkwrap....

   Over the weekend I was in Portland and I bought a few old game items at a store.

   The largest purchase was $15 for The New Easy to Master Dungeons and Dragons Game, which comes in a 12" x 17" x 2" black box.  The date says copyright 1991.  (Inside is apparently a game board labeled "Zanzer's Dungeon" and lots of cardboard tent miniatures with pictures of characters and monsters.)  It looks like a game to introduce D&D.

   The box inside the shrinkwrap seems to be worn by the shrinkwrap itself.  The shrink is very tight and feels quite tough...tight enough to slightly warp the box inside.  The whole thing looks like it has been on a store shelf for years.

   What do you think?  Is the shrinkwrap likely original?  Did I get a good deal?

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:47 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:I was just tapping on a crunchy piece of shrinkwrap....

   Over the weekend I was in Portland and I bought a few old game items at a store.

   The largest purchase was $15 for The New Easy to Master Dungeons and Dragons Game, which comes in a 12" x 17" x 2" black box.  The date says copyright 1991.  (Inside is apparently a game board labeled "Zanzer's Dungeon" and lots of cardboard tent miniatures with pictures of characters and monsters.)  It looks like a game to introduce D&D.

   The box inside the shrinkwrap seems to be worn by the shrinkwrap itself.  The shrink is very tight and feels quite tough...tight enough to slightly warp the box inside.  The whole thing looks like it has been on a store shelf for years.

   What do you think?  Is the shrinkwrap likely original?  Did I get a good deal?

Mark   8)

You did pretty well for SW, but I imagine there are quite a few of those around.  See 15th/16th printing here:
http://www.acaeum.com/ddindexes/setpages/basic.html

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 1:32 am 
 

William the Conqueror in very nice shape, $70 BIN ($78 with shipping):

http://cgi.ebay.com/Hastings-Stamford-B ... dZViewItem

Same seller has some ASL, minis, and other stuff of possible interest too.



TSR Suspicion 1977 boardgame:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Board-Game-SUSPICIO ... dZViewItem

I've seen this from time-to-time; is it any good???



UK Divine Right:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Divine-Right-TSR-or ... dZViewItem

Same seller has a lot of Traveller stuff.



Nice GB and BH box sets lot:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MEWA:IT


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 3:08 am 
 

NetRodent wrote:

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A 1st-3rd print PHB, signed by Gygax:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8788973338




Looks like a signed true 1st.. white endpapers, etc..

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 6:47 am 
 

mud2guard wrote:
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A 1st-3rd print PHB, signed by Gygax:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8788973338


Looks like a signed true 1st.. white endpapers, etc..




ARe you sure its a first? All softies came with white endpapers.


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 7:57 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:
mud2guard wrote:
NetRodent wrote:

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A 1st-3rd print PHB, signed by Gygax:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8788973338


Looks like a signed true 1st.. white endpapers, etc..


ARe you sure its a first? All softies came with white endpapers.


Looks like a H/B to me.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:27 am 
 

johnhuck wrote:
bclarkie wrote:
mud2guard wrote:
NetRodent wrote:

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A 1st-3rd print PHB, signed by Gygax:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8788973338


Looks like a signed true 1st.. white endpapers, etc..


ARe you sure its a first? All softies came with white endpapers.

Looks like a H/B to me.




I asked a couple questions and never did get a reply.


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

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:19 am 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/WORLD-OF-TEKUMEL-RA ... dZViewItem



Empire of the Petal Throne.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:26 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/WORLD-OF-TEKUMEL-RA ... dZViewItem

Empire of the Petal Throne.




http://cgi.ebay.com/Empire-Of-The-Petal ... dZViewItem



Here's one with the box.  Mmmmm...water damage.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:21 am 
 

I was going to pass both along, but didn't think folks would want them in such questionable condition....


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:06 am 
 

Lordan wrote:
bonk! wrote:X12, shrink or reshrinked?????

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... id=&sasel=


Looks original to me. Seems to have the same  that mine has.




I think it's original. This is rather enforced by the fact that SW X12 are fairly common, despite what can be read in the Acaeum list. I have seen at least 6 or 7 (and caught one) since the beginning of 2006. Much more common than other modules, at least.

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 5:03 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/TSR-Gamma-World-Box ... dZViewItem



So-so looking Gamma World box set but comes with additional The Fantasy Trip mini-games.

  


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 5:20 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:comes with additional The Fantasy Trip mini-games.

What a ... uh ... strange lot. :)

Just to be clear, five of the eight additional items listed are part of the Fantasy Trip line (and by no means are any of them "super rare," as the seller claims). Ice War, Olympica, and Sticks & Stones are standalone games.

Any interested parties should also get a clarification on whether the microgames are punched or not, as this can greatly affect their value. For example, Sticks & Stones in unpunched condition often goes for north of $25.

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 10:50 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:
Kingofpain89 wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/WORLD-OF-TEKUMEL-RA ... dZViewItem

Empire of the Petal Throne.


http://cgi.ebay.com/Empire-Of-The-Petal ... dZViewItem

Here's one with the box.  Mmmmm...water damage.




Good grief.  Even with the damage it still went for over $40.

  
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