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Post Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:08 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:I assume this is TSR D&D we're talking about?


Hell no!  Iam happy to stray from TSR .. bring up the subwebs and if you like take a step back and look at the pre-TSR days (eg warfare with minatures)

mbassoc2003 wrote:On the subject of knowledge, when you step away from TSR into third party publishers, you need to consider Brette's knowledge of the fanzines, Mark Shultz' knowledge of non-tsr, and Mars' (Mark's) experience with his own collection.


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:38 am 
 

One other person that I am sure is going to get overloked due to his lack of participation here on the forum(although he is a member, just not a very active member) is Black Dougal, he of the TSR Archives. :)

I would think that any Non-TSR list would also have to include the theshield2000 as well.


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:04 am 
 

Perchance the true Grandmaster (Grandmaster of the Flowers?) would have the premiere collection in everything D&D - TSR and non-TSR (professional and homebrew).

Others would be considered Grandmaster Specialists; e.g. Grandmaster of Judges Guild; Grandmaster of D&D Fanzines; Grandmaster of Non-TSR; etc...

When a collector gains sufficient items to qualify him or her as a particular Grandmaster, the collector must find and defeat the current Grandmaster in single trivia combat.

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:34 am 
 

I think Lance/IttyBitty/Lofenloc probably has a really nice nonTSR colletion too.

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:43 am 
 

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Perchance the true Grandmaster (Grandmaster of the Flowers?) would have the premiere collection in everything D&D - TSR and non-TSR (professional and homebrew).

Others would be considered Grandmaster Specialists; e.g. Grandmaster of Judges Guild; Grandmaster of D&D Fanzines; Grandmaster of Non-TSR; etc...

When a collector gains sufficient items to qualify him or her as a particular Grandmaster, the collector must find and defeat the current Grandmaster in single trivia combat.


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:56 am 
 

Perhaps to the winner goes the losers collection :wink:

There can be only one! :D

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:10 pm 
 

improvstone wrote:And before anyone asks I am not adding cougarretard.  Given his propensity to lie I don't trust what he has nor his knowledge and his influence is a joke.

The CougLander wouldn't even make the "C" team here. His legendary status extends only as far as his own front porch.*

And as far as influence goes, you called it: buying B2s for 50 cents and selling them for 60 cents is not "influence." And his entire experiment with H1 has been good for nothing but a few laughs ...

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:35 pm 
 

Mars wrote:I think Lance/IttyBitty/Lofenloc probably has a really nice nonTSR colletion too.


Ssssssssshhhhhhhhh!!!!! :lol:

Oh by the way...you were costing me money again last night.... :lol:

  

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:47 pm 
 

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Ssssssssshhhhhhhhh!!!!! :lol:

Oh by the way...you were costing me money again last night.... :lol:


I'm sure someday you will return the favour :)

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:49 pm 
 

improvstone wrote:Spend some time with some serious art collectors and you will find your statements are false.  I have had the plasure of spending time with friends with extensive art collections.  The type where pieces are lent out to museums etc.  No amount of money will cause them to sell.

They might sell if their financial situation becomes dire enough! How many collectors here have sold an item or two because they were in financial straits? Even items that they swore they would never sell?

For those of you who are into cricket do you think the family which owns the original ashes will sell it?  Not bloody likely and I know there have been offers over the years.

I read that the Marylebone Cricket Club now owns the original urn. No?



  

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:55 am 
 

Hmm, not Stormber?  He should probably be near the top for collection and knowledge shouldn't he?

A2jeff and TheFantasyMuseum should be pretty high on the list for collections (and knowledge as well).


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:56 am 
 

Beyondthebreach wrote:Hmm, not Stormber?  He should probably be near the top for collection and knowledge shouldn't he?

A2jeff and TheFantasyMuseum should be pretty high on the list for collections (and knowledge as well).


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 11:29 am 
 

improvstone wrote:So as Frank originally, and rightly so,  suggested who are the current grandmasters.  I have started the list ....
[...yada yada yada...]
deimos3428/

I made the list?  8O  Ok, somebody's getting a Christmas card this year. :)

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:00 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:I made the list?  8O  Ok, somebody's getting a Christmas card this year. :)


Actually anyone with over 1000 posts deserves to be on the list somewhere.  :wink:

Of course I will have to come up with a special category just for Al  :lol:


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:12 pm 
 

improvstone wrote:
Actually anyone with over 1000 posts deserves to be on the list somewhere.  :wink:

Of course I will have to come up with a special category just for Al  :lol:


lol well its only because i clearly have way too much time on my hands :D

at least deims posts are informative!

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:05 pm 
 

improvstone wrote:Actually anyone with over 1000 posts deserves to be on the list somewhere.  :wink:

Then Mr. Huck only needs one more.  Quick, somebody post a dice auction!

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:30 pm 
 

Some updates ... plus a new category

Collection:
FoulFoot/Scott (Unless he has sold his collection? - last time we have spoken he hadn't)
Faro/Harami/David
ExTSR/Frank M
Robilar/Rob Kuntz
Invincible Overlord/Mike
chromaticknight/Mike
stratochamp/Bill/Bil171771717 (hell I can't remember the sequence of numbers :roll: )
Shane (nominated for a very nice JG collection)
Brette (An Aussie on the list very cool)
Lawrenson/ Malcom

Knowledge:
FoulFoot/Scott
Faro/Harami
ExTSR/Frank M
Robilar/Rob Kuntz
Deadlord/Frank F (not sure about your collection anymore?)
Invincible Overlord/ Mike
deimos3428/
chromaticknight/Mike
grodog/Allan
Brette (knowledge of the fanzines)
Mark Shultz' (knowledge of non-tsr)
Mars' / Mark's (experience with his own collection)

Influence:
ExTSR/Frank M - I have to put Frank in all  three categories - He is the grandmaster's grandmaster  :D
Robilar/Rob Kuntz - The man who has help keep the flame alive

Posting
Killjoy32 / Al
bclarkie / Brian
Deadlord39 / Frank
harami2000 / faro
FormCritic / Mark
mbassoc2003 / Ian
grodog / Allan
Badmike / Mike
demios3428
bombadil
Plaag
Beyondthebreach
Xaxaxe
Blackmoor
Marlith
bbarsh
Kingofpain89


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 6:01 am 
 

wahay i got a mention!! woohooooo

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 11:39 am 
 

Hi Everyone.  [Waves at Al, Improv and Ian]  :)

Intresting concepts, though I don't know about including me in the collection category, as I've parted with most, but not all, of the rares.

Thanks for the votes of honor, though, as I have always been impressed with this community's efforts to reveal, update and preserve the history of games/gaming, and of TSR's contributions, specifically.  I am truly honored to be part of this community, though I rarely have time to post.

As for non-TSR, I suppose that Paul S has a growing knowledge base of that, but I feel that the masters of that knowledge may not be well represented here, such as Bill Hoyer, John Bobek and others from the days of Avalon Hill, SPI, old miniature and diplomacy rules/variants, and the list could be expanded exponentially, of course.  That is a wide open field, which has been active on the collector's side on ebay for many years.  Of course I am not familiar at all with who are the main non-TSR/non-fantasy collectors here, so correct me if any of my general comments regarding who here might or might not have knowlelge of this have gone astray.

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 12:00 pm 
 

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