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Post Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:05 pm 
 

It's just another character sale, really. That one is for Stormreach, the online, massively multiplayer version of D&D. It debuted sometime last year to less-than-stellar reviews and has had a hard time making much of a dent against World of Warcraft.

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:10 pm 
 

Hmmmm, interesting:




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Post Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:22 pm 
 

Here is a "massive" lot of items, but of note are a fair to good Blackmoor & Eldritch Wizardry, two (yes, count 'em 2) 8O JG-Dark Towers, an Inferno, some Boot Hill, and Traveller, plus loads of Dragon mags, modules, & rule books.




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Does anyone want to fess up being Bidder 1 ?  :o


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:32 pm 
 

Well...the feedback score is too low for it to be cougarrindard.


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 12:53 am 
 

bombadil wrote:Hmmmm, interesting:


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Egad! A box!



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Post Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 1:36 am 
 

I came across an auction with this in the description:

Just a couple of highlights in this auction- three books that are original 1st edition publications by Gary Gygax, the very original Dungeons and Dragons books (a mint set of three) and the Ban module "The Throne of Bloodstone" this book was pulled from publication because of the parallel's between the adventure itself and that of our own Satan and Hell.
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Post Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:02 am 
 

Kosh Vorlontay wrote:the Ban module "The Throne of Bloodstone" this book was pulled from publication because of the parallel's between the adventure itself and that of our own Satan and Hell.
Was there any truth to this?


No. It was not banned., and we got special permission from Satan before doing the cover art.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:30 am 
 

Kosh Vorlontay wrote:I came across an auction with this in the description:

Just a couple of highlights in this auction- three books that are original 1st edition publications by Gary Gygax, the very original Dungeons and Dragons books (a mint set of three) and the Ban module "The Throne of Bloodstone" this book was pulled from publication because of the parallel's between the adventure itself and that of our own Satan and Hell.
Was there any truth to this?


Kosh, we actually discussed that auction in the "Laughable Item Descriptions" thread not to long ago:

viewtopic.php?t=1274&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=1952

To note, making the auction even more laugable, the seller asked himself a question and answered it trying to follow up his completely nonsensical auction description using a shill Ebay ID.  I am assuming either he read the comments on the forum here about it while lurking or perhaps he was just getting innundated with comments about what a moron that he was because of all the BS he wrote in his auction.  

To make matters even worse, he did shill it(using the same Ebay ID he asked the question with) with a single bid and ended up winning the auction against no other bids.   It was so freaking pathetic, I didn't even bother to report it as I figured the $20 in Ebay fees were enough of a punishment and the fact that no one else bid effectively made it a victimless crime.

Now that "both" parties have left positive feeback, I am just waiting for him to relist this auction a month or two down the road with one of the IDs(preferably the original one he used to sell it) so we can laugh about it even further.


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:35 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:

Kosh, we actually discussed that auction in the "Laughable Item Descriptions" thread not to long ago:

viewtopic.php?t=1274&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=1952

To note, making the auction even more laugable, the seller asked himself a question and answered it trying to follow up his completely nonsensical auction description using a shill Ebay ID.  I am assuming either he read the comments on the forum here about it while lurking or perhaps he was just getting innundated with comments about what a moron that he was because of all the BS he wrote in his auction.  

To make matters even worse, he did shill it(using the same Ebay ID he asked the question with) with a single bid and ended up winning the auction against no other bids.   It was so freaking pathetic, I didn't even bother to report it as I figured the $20 in Ebay fees were enough of a punishment and the fact that no one else bid effectively made it a victimless crime.

Now that "both" parties have left positive feeback, I am just waiting for him to relist this auction a month or two down the road with one of the IDs(preferably the original one he used to sell it) so we can laugh about it even further.




DOH!! He did relist it using a completely seperate Ebay ID.  Compare:




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Anyone up for bombarding him with questions???  :D


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:46 am 
 

Question sent:



Dear Seller, I must say that this auction looks amazingly similar to another auction that I saw a few weeks ago. As a matter of fact your auction description also contains the exact same auction description with the exact same product misinformation written the exact same way.  What I also find amazing is that in that other auction, it was bought and paid for with two completely different Ebay user IDs than your own and also even more coincidental, both of the users were also in Florida. Both of those parties left feedback for each other now indicating that the trasnaction was completed satisfactorily. For reference here is the auction in question:  
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Now the items in the pictures are arranged different, but the auction contains the exact same items with the exact same auction description. Can you explain this to me?  Thanks for your time.


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 10:06 am 
 

I abused Meat-Puppet as well.


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 10:41 am 
 

I politely asked him about being able to come and see his items, if he is close enough to me or if I could pick them up if I win. I'll see what else I can find out.



Can anyone please tell me more about this item, as the seller has five (5) in SW? It sounds pretty cool, but I do not want to buy a "pig in a poke" or a "boxed set in BIN binge".




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Post Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 2:05 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Question sent:

Dear Seller, I must say that this auction looks amazingly similar to another auction that I saw a few weeks ago. As a matter of fact your auction description also contains the exact same auction description with the exact same product misinformation written the exact same way.  What I also find amazing is that in that other auction, it was bought and paid for with two completely different Ebay user IDs than your own and also even more coincidental, both of the users were also in Florida. Both of those parties left feedback for each other now indicating that the trasnaction was completed satisfactorily. For reference here is the auction in question:  
** expired eBay auction **


Now the items in the pictures are arranged different, but the auction contains the exact same items with the exact same auction description. Can you explain this to me?  Thanks for your time.




Follow up answer from this seller to my question:

NOT A PROBLEM WE ACTUALLY HAVE 3 SETS OF BOOKS! THATS RIGHT 3 SONA SO 3 OF EVERYTHING WAS BOUGHT! GOOD LUCK AND ENJOY! THIS IS MY SITE I AM THE MOM/. MY SON SOLD HIS!


Dude, seriously, exactly how Dumb do you think that I am?

My response:

Wow, I am absolutely AMAZED. You actually have the exact same set of over 100 books with the exact same titles all in the exact same condition as the last listing. Absolutely astounding! You don't actually think that I am buying that line of crap do you. I am trying to think of reasons right now, why I shouldn't report you to Ebay for shilling and I am really having a hard time with it.




I wonder what this is going to net me. :twisted:


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 2:12 pm 
 

Back on Topic:




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Canadian auction for a shrinkwrapped 1983 World of Greyhawk Box Set.  Its just sitting there right now for $18.50 with just over 5 hours to go.  Shrink looks a little bit tatty, but the set looks really nice. :)



Also BBarsh has up a rougher looking first print PHB:




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only $20.50 with just over 7 hours to go.


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 2:15 pm 
 

Exceptionally nice looking OCE Set(one of the nicest that I have ever seen to honest):




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$76 with 19 hours to go.


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:01 pm 
 

Yeah, I had that one on my list, too.  It's a beaut.


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:02 pm 
 

The response I got:

WHAT SHILL ACCOUNT YOU FOOL! I AM THE MOTHER FFMY HUSBAND WHOM IS NO LONGER WITH US BOUGHT 3 OF EVERYTHING DUE TO THE FACT I HAVE 3 SONS I HAVE 3 SETS OF EVERYTHING OVER HERE MY GARAGE IS FULL! MY SON SOLD HIS AND NOW I AM SELLING MY SONS THAT DOES NOT WANT THEM AS HE NEEDS THE MONEY HE IS IN BAGHDAD. SO GO TO HELL I HAVE ENOUGH PROBLEMS AS IT IS ALREADY THEN TO FOOL WITH YOUR SILLY ASS. DONT YOU HAVE ANYTHING BETTER TO DO?

He needs money in Baghdad? I understand the markets there have some dynamite prices, but please..........


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:06 pm 
 

I think I hear Hugh waking up...


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:16 pm 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:The response I got:

WHAT SHILL ACCOUNT YOU FOOL!.... SO GO TO HELL I HAVE ENOUGH PROBLEMS AS IT IS ALREADY THEN TO FOOL WITH YOUR SILLY ASS. DONT YOU HAVE ANYTHING BETTER TO DO?


Is Mr. T the seller???

"I PITY THE FOOL WHO DON'T LIKE D&D!  WHO DIS BCLARKIE FOOL WHO THINK MR.T IS A SHILLER?  DIDN'T HE SEE ROCKY III?  WHO DAT FOOL THINK HE MESSIN' WITH?"

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 4:06 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:I think I hear Hugh waking up...


You know, you said that the other day about the stolen picture 1st printing DMG and I totally missed what you meant.  When you said that I thought that you were refering to Kosh, as Hugh is Kosh's real first name, and he was the owner of the 1st Print DMG pictured on the site.  

Thats why I made the remark about it "not being his", I thought that you were saying that we should tell Kosh that people kept stealing his 1st print DMG picture.  I wasn't hinking of the other "Hugh"  :lol:

I said that and you were pobably like, "Huh?!" :lol:


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