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Post Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:34 pm 
 

That's a pretty awesome pack of goodies, John.  I was watching that auction, too, but hadn't asked any questions and couldn't tell enough about the contents and quality.  Turns out it was a great deal.  Congrats.   PDT_Armataz_01_34


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:13 am 
 

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Maybe I have not been paying enough attention, but it is good to see Kat back!  :D

Eh... I'm never gone.  ;)  Sometimes I quietly lurk.  lol   :)  I've posted here and there recently... maybe in oddball spots in the forums, so you likely just didn't catch them.  ;)  I'm kinda the same on Dragonsfoot.  :D

And btw, Gnat the Beggar... nice lot you got there!  :D  I think it was in your favor that the seller didn't do the best job describing everything... or supplying sufficient photos.  If they did, I bet others would have fought you harder for it.  ;)

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:57 am 
 

Katchoo wrote:And btw, Gnat the Beggar... nice lot you got there!  :D  I think it was in your favor that the seller didn't do the best job describing everything... or supplying sufficient photos.  If they did, I bet others would have fought you harder for it.  ;)

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No question about it and agree with your insight.

The limited description and the use of 3 of the 4 pictures just for the damaged OD&D Books and Box helped me considerably.
I barely even looked at the three later photos, but gazed at the first one SEVERAL TIMES... trying to see inside those binders, and under the piles...

The seller missed a good chance for more money by not showing/describing crucial details that would have blasted the auction beyond my reach for sure.

Even with the limited information, my gut told me to bid on this one and not to let it go, so I bid bigger than I wanted as soon as I saw and understood what I was looking at (Or thought I understood).
Got outbid at one point, then bid even bigger... and the second bid was enough.  8)

My two favorite items in that lot are:

1st Print Monster Manual: Awesome condition and a sure keeper for me.
Will replace the copy I previously had in my collection (And I thought it was a nice copy).

1st Print (White) Initial Guidelines Booklet I
This was easily the biggest surprise, as it was stashed inside one of the two 3-ring binders and was not mentioned or shown in any of the pictures...
According to our Judges Guild pages, these were only handed out at GenCon 76, and/or to folks who subscribed through that Convention.
I never dreamed I would ever see a copy in person, much less own one.
1st Printing (1976):  White I.  This was sent to those who had subscribed at GenCon '76 and were thus already waiting on their sub... then later destroyed.  Thanks to Mike 'Invincible Overlord' and James Mishler for help with this info


Third favorite item for me is the Guide to the City State.
Not for value ($30...+/-) but for the fact that I had been trying to nab one for a very long time.
 ...  hard to get one.

The first picture showed a lot of nice items.
And from that single shot, the Guide to the City State, the MM, DMG and the Lizard Man M&Ts were the reasons I stuck with this lot.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:23 am 
 

Gnat the Beggar wrote:
Judges Guild Stuff:
FIRST PRINT (White) Initial Guidelines Booklet I - VF (Hole punched)
Guide to the City State Book VF
Full set of Four Piece CSIO Maps VF-NM
Campaign Map One Set  NM
I think this might be part of the initial package sent to folks who signed up at the 76 GENCON!



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Okay disregard my wondering where you got the picture from for the white Initial Guidelines Booklet (I usually check from the bottom of the forums first).
Check the maps to the site to see what printings you have.  Here is what the Initial package contains.
Well that is now 3 White Initial Guidelines Booklets known.

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:58 am 
 

Great lot Gnat  PDT_Armataz_01_34


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:33 am 
 

Hi Gnat, i was the second bidder on that lot, grats on a great pick-up.

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:20 am 
 

Gnat,

Gratz on the lot.  And, thank you for posting the pics.  I, for one, would not have recognized the JG item if I got it in a lot.  Your enthusiasm is contagious.  We are all lucky you got this lot and knew the relevance.  I probably would have dropped that in a poly bag and filed it without ever knowing how cool it is!  And, I'm probably not t the only one here who would have done that!  Kudos to you!


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:41 pm 
 

Pipswich wrote:I probably would have dropped that in a poly bag and filed it without ever knowing how cool it is!  And, I'm probably not t the only one here who would have done that!  Kudos to you!


What? You don't disect each lot you buy and identify every sheet?  I have to say that I am among the "lords of order" and must look at/identify everything - also makes it hard to pitch any bits of crap (but I am seeking help).

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:52 pm 
 

Nice lot, Beggar man. Always fun to buy something and discover it had secrets that far exceed what you expected.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:15 pm 
 

So what's the homebrew mapwork like?


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:20 pm 
 

I would dissect everything, searching what is what, each print, each maps, each homebrew-like item, as well.
And when I cannot identify something, he waits on my "to identify" stack until I finally find what it is :)


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:59 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:So what's the homebrew mapwork like?


Convoluted with zero width walls...  :lol:
Not bad actually.
The wilderness terrain map looks neat.
And perhaps the DM notes match the dungeon mapping.
I will need more time to study it all in depth though.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:36 pm 
 

Gnat the Beggar wrote:Orange colored digest sized sheets (they look like the Reference Sheets for the OD&D Box Sets)


Can you elaborate on this one, John?  Or post a pic/scan?  From your description, this almost sounds like a set of goldenrod Greyhawk reference sheets.  But if so, why they would be with a 5th print whitey is difficult to explain.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:59 pm 
 

I was wondering when you'd chime in on that, Stephen. ;)


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:05 pm 
 

Heh (and nice to see you, by the way), well, if that's the case then this might be the score of the year so far.


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:52 am 
 

Yes, I caught that too :D

Also curious about the homebrew maps:  I'd love to check them out in June, John---they look stylistically similar to the original Castle Greyhawk and El Raja Key maps.


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:25 am 
 

grodog wrote:Yes, I caught that too :D

Also curious about the homebrew maps:  I'd love to check them out in June, John---they look stylistically similar to the original Castle Greyhawk and El Raja Key maps.


yes, Zero Thinckness Walls, the maps are NOT single pegers either, they join at one side to the next one.

I am in contact with the seller, asking questions.
So far he responded once.
He is an older man who has not played D&D in 25 years...
Says he is happy to answer my questions.
I just sent a long e-mail this morning.... Loaded with them.

The Goldenrod Sheets I have are:
8-1/2" x 11" in size
Three sheets total
Double Sided
Were once stapleed
Were meant to be folded in half
In very nice condition

Another member here asked me about them specifically...
And sent me a link to a scan of one sheet..
One of the sheets I have is the same as that scan.
He also sent a link to a thread discussing the sheets, which I saved for reading later, but I have not been able to thus far.
I will post a (non-revealing) picture of them in a short while.

This selling crap on E-Bay can be a full time job.... and it aint fun at all. :roll:
Not that I did not respect them before, but I gain more respect for guys Like Badmike and other large scale sellers everytine I attempt to sell something and mess it all up. 8)


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:30 am 
 

grodog wrote:Yes, I caught that too :D

Also curious about the homebrew maps:  I'd love to check them out in June, John---they look stylistically similar to the original Castle Greyhawk and El Raja Key maps.


yes, very much like El Raja Key...
With Zero Thinckness Walls, and the maps are NOT single pagers either, they join at one side to the next one and I have yet to make sense of them all.

I am in contact with the seller, asking questions.
So far he responded once.
He is an older man who has not played D&D in 25 years...
Says he is happy to answer my questions, so I just sent a long e-mail this morning.... Loaded with them.

The Goldenrod Sheets I have are:
8-1/2" x 11"
Three sheets total
Double Sided
Were once stapleed
Were meant to be folded in half
In very nice condition
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Another member here asked me specifically about them ...
And sent me a link to a scan of one sheet..
One of the sheets I have is the same as that scan.
He also sent a link to a thread discussing the sheets, which I saved for reading later, but I have not been able to thus far.

Selling stuff on E-Bay can be a full time job.... and it aint fun at all. :roll:
Not that I did not respect them before, but I gain more respect for guys Like Badmike and other large scale sellers every time I attempt to sell something and muck it all up. 8)


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