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Post Posted: Tue May 23, 2006 12:11 am 
 

As one of my old teachers said once there is never a dumb question to ask to here it is :?

Why is this item so desirable?

Is it good or is it just rare?


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Post Posted: Tue May 23, 2006 12:16 am 
 

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Post Posted: Tue May 23, 2006 1:19 am 
 

Blackmoor wrote:As one of my old teachers said once there is never a dumb question to ask to here it is :?

Why is this item so desirable?

Is it good or is it just rare?


  It's out of print...as in...no one plays it anymore...so it's certainly "rare."  But is that a good thing or a bad thing?  

  How good could it be if no one wants to play it?

  As for whether it is "good"...well...no way to tell.  For some, good means "feels good in my hands," or "looks good on my shelf," or "makes me feel good like the old days," or "damn good to finally meet you, Mr. Barsoom."

  And, steak is good rare, but who wants to eat rare pork or chicken?

   I have no idea what I'm talking about.  Damn zoats!

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Post Posted: Tue May 23, 2006 6:46 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:It's out of print...as in...no one plays it anymore...so it's certainly "rare."  But is that a good thing or a bad thing?  How good could it be if no one wants to play it?


Well, its OOP not because no one wants to play it; I imagine if left to its own devices, it would have had a print run similar to any of the other TSR booklets of the time. Unfortunately TSR didn't ask permission to use the Barsoom world from the ERB estate, and when it was published ERB threatened legal action. TSR pulled the product pretty quickly and so very few were printed.

We've spoken about it before, but for items like this there is no real market value. There are too few of them, and an item is worth whatever two people are prepared to pay at any single point in time. Right now there are at least 2 people who think its worth $500 (probably more - Troll and Toad also do, and even though I have a copy I'm not prepared to sell even at $500, so what does that say about me?). I know I'd much rather have a WoM for example, than a Fazzlewood. I wouldn't pay more than $100 max for Fazzlewood, but I'm sure that puts me very much in the minority.

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Post Posted: Tue May 23, 2006 10:30 pm 
 

Mike, $100 for a fazzle doesn't put you in the minority, it puts you in the miNOBODY. You'd be an idiot not to pay $500 for a decent copy, if only to resell it.
But I think I understand your meaning. If you were forced to keep the copy you bought, you'd pay no more than $100.
There is no question that when you hold a rare item, such as a tourney mod or ST1, that you definitely get a rush. I sometimes wonder whether that is the reason some people pay insanely high prices for stuff.


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Post Posted: Wed May 24, 2006 12:22 am 
 

Yes!  That's what I mean!

Good to ME because it was pulled from the shelves after a legal squabble.

Good to others just because they get a rush from holding it.

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Post Posted: Wed May 24, 2006 12:31 am 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:Mike, $100 for a fazzle doesn't put you in the minority, it puts you in the miNOBODY. You'd be an idiot not to pay $500 for a decent copy, if only to resell it.
But I think I understand your meaning. If you were forced to keep the copy you bought, you'd pay no more than $100.
There is no question that when you hold a rare item, such as a tourney mod or ST1, that you definitely get a rush. I sometimes wonder whether that is the reason some people pay insanely high prices for stuff.


I agree, the feeling that you own a very important collectable is hard to describe 8O


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Post Posted: Wed May 24, 2006 2:52 am 
 

Blackmoor wrote:I agree, the feeling that you own a very important collectable is hard to describe 8O


i'll tell you in about a week or so. you will prb all sigh and say something like "oh see he understands now" :D

WoM is one of them items that i couldnt justify getting for myself cos i know nothing at all about it and just cannot relate to it. so i guess in a way, i am not a proper collector from that perspective, as i wont collect every collectible. i just like to get the things i like.

to each their own tho. i know how much of a collector BC is and he will be buzzing when his copy arrives. nice one!

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Post Posted: Wed May 24, 2006 2:53 am 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:Mike, $100 for a fazzle doesn't put you in the minority, it puts you in the miNOBODY. You'd be an idiot not to pay $500 for a decent copy, if only to resell it.
But I think I understand your meaning. If you were forced to keep the copy you bought, you'd pay no more than $100.
There is no question that when you hold a rare item, such as a tourney mod or ST1, that you definitely get a rush. I sometimes wonder whether that is the reason some people pay insanely high prices for stuff.


frank, did you get that PM i sent you dude?

still awaiting a reply so i can mail it to you.

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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 1:48 pm 
 

Hmm, I just got the e-mail notification that I might want to rethink my $222.51 snipe.  Guess I'm not getting this one.
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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 5:35 pm 
 

Well, my WoM arrvied today and man is it perfect. Outside of some very slight edgewear on the spine it looks virtually untouched.  If it wasn't for the previous owners name and adress stamped inside the front cover I would have been wondering if it had ever been opened before myself.  Now on the interesting part. Now on to my question for those of you who know.   If I am remmberin correctly, wasn't  the price of the D&D prints supposed to be blacked on almost all copies and and an adjustment from $2.50 to $5.00 hand written in them?   Being that as it may, my copy has no handwritten adjustment in it at all.  Is this as good a thing as I think that it may be or am I remembering wrong?


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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 7:41 pm 
 

I seem to recall something about the original price and anthrax contamination...what was that...something about pages...infused...terrorists...  Oh, well, can't remember anymore.  :lol:

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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 8:46 pm 
 

You may have misremembered.  My copy doesn't have the old price marked out and a new price penned in.



  


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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 8:59 pm 
 

Traveller wrote:You may have misremembered.  My copy doesn't have the old price marked out and a new price penned in.


It seems I was a bit off, in that it was the price of the dice that is apparently altered as David alluded to on DF a few days back.  

http://www.dragonsfoot.org/forums/viewt ... 1&start=39

Unless of course he was refering to something totally different and I am just missing it.  :?


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Post Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 1:25 am 
 

I must have one of the earlier copies, as the price for dice hasn't been altered in my copy from its $1.75 price point.



  


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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 7:54 pm 
 

Well less than 1 hour to go.  



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



It will interesting to see if this one ends up like it stands right now. :)


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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 8:38 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Well less than 1 hour to go.  

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

It will interesting to see if this one ends up like it stands right now. :)




Well, it didnt budge. Congrats William. :)


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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 8:51 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Well, it didnt budge. Congrats William. :)

Can't say I'm surprised, but congrats nonetheless! ;)

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