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Post Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:56 pm 
 

Nice Judges Guild items, Dark Tower and Caverns of Thracia especially.

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:11 am 
 

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Stafford says that TSR's new president (the woman...can't recall her name) said that they wanted to avoid outraging that nebulous group known as The Religious Right.  (A complete mis-understanding of what might actually outrage that particular group.  Given that person's general lack of understanding about gaming and gamers, the explanation sounds true..


I believe you're refering to Lorraine Williams.  Okay, now I feel dirty.  I think I'll go take a shower.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:44 pm 
 

nyjastul69 wrote:I believe you're refering to Lorraine Williams.  Okay, now I feel dirty.  I think I'll go take a shower.


I don't think the timelines match to make it an accurate assumption that Williams was responsible.  Didn't Williams join TSR well after the switch in the DDG?  I think TSR was simply playing it safe legally by taking out the Cthulhu and Melnibone mythoi.  From TSR legal department's point of view, Chaosium could say it was okay at the time and then change its mind at a future point and sue for copyright and licensing infringement.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:55 pm 
 

IIRC The Blume Brother's and EGG were still the guys at the helm of TSR when the Chaosium debacle was concluded and the DDG book was revised.


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:31 pm 
 

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I don't think the timelines match to make it an accurate assumption that Williams was responsible.  Didn't Williams join TSR well after the switch in the DDG?  I think TSR was simply playing it safe legally by taking out the Cthulhu and Melnibone mythoi.  From TSR legal department's point of view, Chaosium could say it was okay at the time and then change its mind at a future point and sue for copyright and licensing infringement.


I was just working of old memory coupled with incomplete information.  She was the only female that I'm aware of that 'presided/was in charge of' TSR.  I've also heard the Blumes kinda ran amok with the co. and eventually sold their stocks to her thereby giving her controlling shares which is what basically pushed Gygax to sell his shares, as he no longer had controlling shares.  I'm thinking this is '84-'86, mebbe earlier.  The time line doesn't match perfectly, but it's in the ball park.  That's the only reason I cited her as a possibility.  If anyone has better info I'd very much like to know.  I've googled Gygax and some of the other people in the industry, but never LW.  I've also heard  her 'in' was that she was heiress to the Buck Rogers legacy.   My google fu is weak, but I must now check when I get the chance.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:45 pm 
 

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Books #1 - 4 of the TSR Heart Quest series which I had never even heard of before. These are right out of some Knights of the Dinner Table Hard 8 publication farce. TSR in the early 80's was one wacky place.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:52 pm 
 

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Books #1 - 4 of the TSR Heart Quest series which I had never even heard of before. These are right out of some Knights of the Dinner Table Hard 8 publication farce. TSR in the early 80's was one wacky place.




This at least was an attempt to swoon the female audience into D&D.  Besides they have pretty covers.  Kitdude has been selling TSR books like this for years now.

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:55 pm 
 

Hi,

picked up some of the Planescape Gencon tin badges.

Says 1994 on them.

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:05 pm 
 

lawrenson wrote:Hi,

picked up some of the Planescape Gencon tin badges.

Says 1994 on them.

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The pewter ones? That look like this:




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I think all of those pewter items made in the UK are 1994.

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:34 pm 
 

Hiya,

no, the round tin ones. Scarce in the UK (don't know about the USA).

http://www.acaeum.com/ps/promos/tinpins.html

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:50 pm 
 

lawrenson wrote:no, the round tin ones. Scarce in the UK (don't know about the USA).


Okay.  I think they are scarce everywhere.

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:08 pm 
 

I recently sold off a few TSR pewter pieces but also recently found that I had a few more than I thought I did.  I like rediscovering things I bought but forgot I had - its easier on the budget.

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Here's a link to a higher resolution image:

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:58 pm 
 

Mars wrote:I recently sold off a few TSR pewter pieces but also recently found that I had a few more than I thought I did.  I like rediscovering things I bought but forgot I had - its easier on the budget.
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First off thanks for posting the high res. picture.
Very nice bit of metal you have there.

Second; I have a request... or two.

Can you flip the LOP Buckles over and offer up a high resolution picture of the reverse side of those items?
Is that Strahd?
Perhaps reverse images of all the larger buckles?

Here is why I asked...
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Post Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:47 pm 
 

Picked these up yesterday from a guy-very happy to get all three for 50.00 bucks total! The box sets are complete.
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Post Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:44 pm 
 

Third printing Outdoor Geomorphs.



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... K:MEWNX:IT



I picked up the Dungeon Geomorphs Set 1 (3rd printing) and Dungeon Geomorphs Set 2 (2nd printing) as well.  



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... K:MEWNX:IT

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All three in shrink wrap.



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Post Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:49 pm 
 

Excellent... was watching those then got busy at work. :)



Nice wins.



Rabbit_67 wrote:Third printing Outdoor Geomorphs.


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I picked up the Dungeon Geomorphs Set 1 (3rd printing) and Dungeon Geomorphs Set 2 (2nd printing) as well.  


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All three in shrink wrap.

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:09 pm 
 

smarmy1 wrote:Excellent... was watching those then got busy at work. :)




I'm glad you did. :wink:


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:27 pm 
 

Then you'll also be glad to know I didn't have my heart in it enough to push the price higher than I did on the Dungeons.  :D

  

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:24 pm 
 

A guy in Ontario was selling a bunch of AD&D stuff as a lot on Kijiji-and I saw this:
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He sold it to me for 5.00 plus shipping-It's a 2nd print, in great shape (pages bright, etc.) except for a name on the inside cover and the cover is a bit...textured.
A great deal! My first 2nd print!


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:58 pm 
 

OK-hopefully this is the last time I post for a little while at least: :wink:
Got a HUGE lot from a guy in BC-check it out!
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Plus a bunch of Dungeon/Dragon mags, Runestones, a Cthulu Tarot Deck and a binder of AD&D collector cards. Everything is in fantastic shape-I'm very pleased!


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