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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 11:19 am 
 

deimos3428 wrote:The conversion from mL to cc is a bit tough when you're drunk, though.  :lol:


And not when you're sober?  Or should I say "sobre"?


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 11:34 am 
 

sorry for breaking this wonderful discussion... but i'd like to outline that nor englishmen neither americans use the metric system...

both of you use atavic units such as miles, pints, gallons and so on... it's just as if in italy we have "cubiti" and other roman terms...

i'm amazed that you can find smtg to argue when the real "generally agreed system" is a third one!  :D


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 11:52 am 
 

When Canada was still on the imperial system, it still wasn't completely consistent with the US.  Our gallon is bigger - I don't know if this carried over to quarts or not.  So when you went to the pumps you knew that you were buying 1 Canadian gallon of gas but when you bought paint or some other items, if they were packaged in the US they could be the smaller US gallon.

So even when this was a general agreed upon system it still had some problems.

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 12:51 pm 
 

We are metric here!!

Maybe the 1st print up on ebay is metric :)   Smaller books than the imperial ones.


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:53 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:
And not when you're sober?  Or should I say "sobre"?

For those that may not share my sense of humour:  1 mL = 1 cc.

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:37 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:The books look smaller than mine :?

Mine barely fit in the box, it looks like this set the books fit in easy.

Strange :?  :?  :?

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:38 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:Still, there is some curling to the corners of the booklets, which, from what I understand, is common to 1st prints because of the tight fit in the box.

( ^^ * 2 )

  

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:52 pm 
 

::sigh::

And the seller says yes, the Art Prints are advertised in the catalog in book 1.

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 4:14 pm 
 

faro wrote:^^


What does ^^ mean?


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 4:21 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:What does ^^ mean?

Something like ":3"

  

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 7:09 pm 
 

faro wrote:Something like ":3"



ummm ok...so ummm wtf does :3 mean?

i really must have missed something somewhere not knowing what ^^ or :3 is....

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 7:30 pm 
 

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ummm ok...so ummm wtf does :3 mean?

i really must have missed something somewhere not knowing what ^^ or :3 is....

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 7:33 pm 
 

I knew what ^ ^ meant, but I have no clue as to what :3 means except it kind of resembles a nut sack turned sideways. :?


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 7:40 pm 
 

A not sack, surely you mean :3




or am i just boasting?


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:46 am 
 

Personally, I prefer  3:


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:33 am 
 

I'd put my 3 on top of a woody in a second. No connotations there.
Back on topic: 1sts seem to be fairly prolific lately. How many is that this year? More than 2nd's, I believe.


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 11:34 am 
 

ExTSR wrote:::sigh::

And the seller says yes, the Art Prints are advertised in the catalog in book 1.

The Quest continues...

This one is over my head.  What does this mean?  That it isn't a first printing?  Or that the books are newer than the box?  :oops:

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 11:41 am 
 

Gus Landt wrote:This one is over my head.  What does this mean?  That it isn't a first printing?  Or that the books are newer than the box?  :oops:


Frank thinks a version exists that does not advertised the artprints.  Its like the Loch ness monster; only sightings and no proof so far :D

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:40 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:Frank thinks a version exists that does not advertised the artprints.


Slight correction: Gary Gygax INSISTS repeatedly that the 1st printing did NOT advertise art prints. (Rationale: why would a music group's debut album feature their 'greatest hits'? No other product of that era offered 'art prints'; they were produced in response to demand.)

If the True1st brown did not advertise art, and had a 1000 print run, then the 2nd print (ie the version we're calling '1st') had a much larger print run and is not as rare -- which is supported by the number that have been showing up.

And I KNOW that the brown with no label is not a 'prepub' (as claimed here), it's one of the leftovers that Tom Wham got. Just ask him. I was there, I sold it (as auctioneer) at a GenCon auction.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:12 pm 
 

Many thanks for those interesting clarifications, Frank.  This calls for some serious re-thinking.

Not to be pedantic, but do you have something from Gary you could post here?


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