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Post Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 7:58 pm 
 

I am going to daytrip the whole Gencon affair, will likely be up there on saturday by 11am-1pm.  Stay long enough to hit the dealer room and try to find a good new game (rpg) and a decent oldie (also rpg).  Would like to hit the auction room and do a few other things but the people I generally attend with are not collectors and get bored with my addiction easily.

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 7:49 pm 
 

Any ideas on what will be available at the auction for rare stuff?

Just need to know how much Moola to bring 8)


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 10:52 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:Any ideas on what will be available at the auction for rare stuff?


I'll dig up some info and let you know soon. I know we'll have at least one Brown box, and the original Pumpkinhead Bugbear art from Greyhawk.

For what it's worth, most of last year's items that went for $150+:

D&D GD&H Original Cover Art ($1,250), ToEE photocopy of original manuscript ($900), Tsojconth NM ($750), Gorgonstar Titan ($575), EPT shrink ($500), Tsojconth G/VG ($475), Chainmail 1e ($450), Gorgonstar Titan Battlelands ($320), PVQ black ($320), SPI Gestapo Monopoly ($280), RPGA R-3 ($270), KoDT #1 ($270), OCE shrink ($250), Wasser Des Lebens ($240), RPGA R-2 ($230), Talisman City ($210), SPI Ring Trilogy ($210), Fortress America shrink ($200), The Wargamer #1 ($200), EPT NM ($200), Battledroids ($200), Talisman 1e Mint ($190), SPI War Between the States ($180), Gorgonstar Ant Wars ($170), Supremacy with MegaMap NM ($165), OCE ($155), SPI After the Holocaust ($155), Dark Tower VG/Exc ($155), OCE ($150).

(I left out some jewelry, Magic the Gathering, unique dice, and banners from GenCon Milwaukee.)

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 10:59 pm 
 

ExTSR wrote:I'll dig up some info and let you know soon. I know we'll have at least one Brown box

Ah, the "secret" is out at last.

I've had to resist temptation multiple times /not/ to ask about that!

=> http://community.gencon.com/forums/1/41 ... hread.aspx

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:32 pm 
 

faro wrote:Ah, the "secret" is out at last.

I've had to resist temptation multiple times /not/ to ask about that!

=> http://community.gencon.com/forums/1/41 ... hread.aspx

(Frank; maybe you'd better warn Noffham there'll be more offers incoming, now! ;))


Sounds good, just spent 35 minutes reading the forum.  A first print! Hmmm 8)


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:38 am 
 

Aha, just got word of an editing manuscript for the DMG.

More to come...

Oh yeah, HERE is a compilation of seller's photos of the Brown. Note that book 3 might be a later one.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 2:50 pm 
 

Thanks, Frank.
ExTSR wrote:Note that book 3 might be a later one.

It is (2nd print format cover). Can see that it's visibly shorter, too, as usual.
M&T is a bright (="later"?) copy: M&M should be, too, even if the cardstock  is apparently a bit darker for whatever reason.

Horizontal grain, small label box is good to see for consistency, even though there are exceptions such as improv's).
No ref. or corrections sheets there, however?

  

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 4:26 pm 
 

faro wrote:No ref. or corrections sheets there, however?


Wups. Ref Sheets yes. No corrigenda mentioned by seller.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 5:36 pm 
 

Those prices look quite cheap. Where did the TOEE MS go to?


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 5:58 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:Those prices look quite cheap. Where did the TOEE MS go to?


We're not at liberty to disclose any details about the buyers.

Cheap and very cost-effective. I buy a fair pile o' stuff at GenCon for resale (online & elsewhere), typically filling my van with olde cruddie stuff to take & sell and then filling it with stock for the drive home.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 1:20 pm 
 

DMG PrePub, cover sheet is Here...

...and it comes with a very sweet Letter of Authenticity from Gary in August 2000. Seller brought it to him to verify, Gary remembers it, and I can vouch for Gary's handwriting. fyi, this is apparently the copy that was mailed to Jake Jaquet shortly before he became Editor of Dragon magazine.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 1:26 pm 
 

My god, that looks surpsingly similar to the "ST1 pre-pub", but authentic of course.


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 1:29 pm 
 

The trimmed lettering on the yellow banner (just like the actual 1st print) is a nice touch, too! :D

thx. ^^

  


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 1:33 pm 
 

Was thinking the same; they apparently printed it "to the letter", so to speak.   :D


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 1:36 pm 
 

Interesting that the yellow band text apppears word for word, but the words under the title are different than the actual cover.


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 2:15 am 
 

Must... have... DMG... prepub...

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 2:48 am 
 

El Diablo Robotico wrote:If you're gonna show up this year Xaxaxe, we should plan a meet-up of some kind.

Normally, my response would be "no doubt."

This year, my response is "baby is due Nov. 17." My GenCon SoCal streak will definitely be ending this year. :)

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Post Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 1:25 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:Normally, my response would be "no doubt."

This year, my response is "baby is due Nov. 17." My GenCon SoCal streak will definitely be ending this year. :)


Ooh, congrats! Yeah, a new baby definitely takes precedence.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 1:51 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:Just need to know how much Moola to bring 8)


When I hit the stage, you better bring it all.

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Post Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 4:01 pm 
 

So GenCon is coming to the UK? About time too.
Maybe an Acaeum meet up could be in order?
Would be interesting to find out if anyone is coming over for it?
RJK? Launch PPP on the UK market?
Frank? We need an auctioneer?

For anyone interested, Claymore is the first weekend in August in Edinburgh. I haven't been since the early 90's, but it looks like it's more of a tabletop games con' than anything FRP.


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