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Post Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 3:04 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Well, my WoM arrvied today [snip]  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?


Nor did mine:  viewtopic.php?t=3283 and http://www.greyhawkonline.com/grodog/te ... atalog.jpg


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Post Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 7:43 pm 
 

As silly as it may seem, I've really wanted a WoM since I saw IO had one on his trophy shelf.  

And, yes, Billy Earl used to clear out quite a few of the mundanes at the table with aggressive bidding.   :D

  

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Post Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 9:47 pm 
 

grodog wrote:
bclarkie wrote:Well, my WoM arrvied today [snip]  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?


Nor did mine:  viewtopic.php?t=3283 and http://www.greyhawkonline.com/grodog/te ... atalog.jpg

Well, it was the multi-sided dice set price that I was most interested in... No handwritten amendment to that on your copy, thanks. :)
I still have that alt. penciled in at 4-5/75 judging by the 1st GH & lack of alterations on SR #1s (akk... just realised I think I forgot to ask for a scan of that area on the last 5/75 mailed copy spotted on eBay and cannot find my own mailed copy, at present. Anyone help on this??).

Don't recall any mention of the D&D prints being price-adjusted, since those are still presumed to be unreleased, afaik.

  

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Post Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 10:19 pm 
 

faro wrote:...lack of alterations on SR #1s (akk... just realised I think I forgot to ask for a scan of that area on the last 5/75 mailed copy spotted on eBay and cannot find my own mailed copy, at present.

Heh. Brain like a sieve: I deliberately asked for a full page scan, then filed-and-forgot why. (Courtesy of eBay user <djtrindle>).

Actually pmked 6/2/75, not "5/75";
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Just in case a dice-price-altered SR #1 should ever turn up...

  

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Post Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 1:31 am 
 

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MShipley88 wrote:$100 or $200 is nothing in the whole scheme of life.  Nice one, William.

If you have the cash, why not?

Mark   8)


Thats what I say.  When I won that woody a few weeks ago there was an uproar of critisism of Dragonsfoot about it.  Think about what people buy with there money they save up:  Boats, bikes, quads, fishing trips!  I play games for entertainment and collect for fun!  It is no different than the goofus who spends $3000.00 on a new set of "pipes" for his car or $20,000 for a new boat that they use twice per year! I had that money sitting around for months waiting for a purchase like this, it happened and there was great rejoicing :)

Good buy William and good luck finding the other stuff to fill your wantlist!

PS another thing about buying collectables vs. the usual entertainment objects is that collectables normally increase in value while TVs, boats, cars etc almost always depreciate. Normally faster than the outstanding balance of any loans taken out to finance such objects.

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 10:53 pm 
 

I got my WoM and it is in very nice condition with just some minor cover wear and absolutely no writing inside, which is one of my main pet peeves.  
One great thing about the item, besides being written by Gygax, is the many illustrations inside of Carter, Barsoom monsters and a topless Issus.   :D
Well worth the money as it takes its place on the trophy shelf.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 7:46 pm 
 

VermilionFire wrote:One great thing about the item, besides being written by Gygax, is the many illustrations inside of Carter, Barsoom monsters and a topless Issus.   :D

IF you happen to like Greg Bell's art (and I don't).

I'll take my Dejah Thoris like this, like this, and like this.



  

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:08 pm 
 

Traveller wrote:
VermilionFire wrote:One great thing about the item, besides being written by Gygax, is the many illustrations inside of Carter, Barsoom monsters and a topless Issus.   :D

IF you happen to like Greg Bell's art (and I don't).

I'll take my Dejah Thoris like this, like this, and like this.


Very nice!  Yes Indeed!!


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:50 pm 
 

A whole host of Dejah for your pleasure.



  

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:53 pm 
 

Ahem, yes, very nice indeed...  :D

  

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:30 pm 
 

I'm surprised that you like them, given your penchant for liking naked pictures of thousand year old women like Issus. :)



  

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 12:04 am 
 

Traveller wrote:I'm surprised that you like them, given your penchant for liking naked pictures of thousand year old women like Issus. :)


Age has nothing to do with it... I'm very equal opportunity when it comes to beautiful, voluptuous and sultry women.   8)

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 9:39 am 
 

Then you must not have read The Gods of Mars.  Issus is ANYTHING but beautiful.

Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote:"Let the man turn and look upon Issus, knowing that those of the lower orders who gaze upon the holy vision of her radiant face survive the blinding glory but a single year."

I turned as I had been bid, expecting such a treat as only the revealment of divine glory to mortal eyes might produce. What I saw was a solid phalanx of armed men between myself and a dais supporting a great bench of carved sorapus wood. On this bench, or throne, squatted a female black. She was evidently very old. Not a hair remained upon her wrinkled skull. With the exception of two yellow fangs she was entirely toothless. On either side of her thin, hawk-like nose her eyes burned from the depths of horribly sunken sockets. The skin of her face was seamed and creased with a million deepcut furrows. Her body was as wrinkled as her face, and as repulsive.

Emaciated arms and legs attached to a torso which seemed to be mostly distorted abdomen completed the "holy vision of her radiant beauty."
--The Gods of Mars, Chapter IX

Revel in the beauty of Dejah Thoris I have presented, and think not of this wrinkled, toothless, cannibalistic crone that has captured your imagination. :lol:



  

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 12:55 pm 
 

Didn't Dejah Thoris lay an egg, or something?   :?

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 4:28 pm 
 

All Barsoomians do.  The reason Barsoomians became oviparous is that during the frequent migrations as the seas of Barsoom dried up, it was recognized that live births would be a detriment to the survival of Barsoomians.  So the Barsoomian scientists genetically altered the females.  This led to one other change in the Barsoomian women.  The size of their breasts shrank as their breasts were no longer necessary for a child's upbringing.  They did not disappear totally, but they did end up smaller (though it would be rare to find a Dejah Thoris pic without large breasts).

The eggs spend five Barsoomian years (ten Earth years) in incubators, and at the end of that time, the egg hatches, releasing a fully formed Barsoomian, identical to a full-grown male or female except for size.  Five years from that point, the Barsoomian is educated, and mature.

--Information extracted from John Flint Roy's A Guide To Barsoom.



  

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 5:06 pm 
 

Bummer about the breasts.   :wink:

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 5:18 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:Bummer about the breasts.

And thank the gods for Marvel Comics' John Carter: Warlord of Mars. There's plenty of comic-book breasteses to be found there ... :)

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 10:20 pm 
 

Heh. Looks like Steven's got the taste for this collecting lark, now.

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 10:25 pm 
 

Close run thing!

My local corner shop was doing two for one on boxes of cornflakes, so I have food for a week sitting in boxes in my kitchen.   :D


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 10:30 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:Close run thing!

My local corner shop was doing two for one on boxes of cornflakes, so I have food for a week sitting in boxes in my kitchen.   :D

Tempted to go over $1k, but decided that wouldn't be too fair... was sure someone w/out a woodgrain would've been more than happy to pick that up at the same time. ;)

Cornflakes must be a lot more expensive than I recall, then.
Congrats. ^^

  
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