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Post Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:33 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:What was disappointing about Lost City of Gaxmoor?  The system?  The lack of connection to Greyhawk?


Yes, and yes.

I was expecting it to be written for C&C since it was published by TLG.
(That's my own fault.  The description was clear enough in hindsight.)

And the background wasn't to my liking.  The city was miniaturized, then brought back by some evil god, then everything goes to hell ...
I guess I was just expecting something different.

And yeah, I'd hoped it was more explicitly linked to Greyhawk.

Still, it's not all that bad, just different from what I thought it'd be.

No worries.


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:29 am 
 

The whole "brought back by the gods" thing was just a way to insert a fairly intact classical Roman city into any given medieval game setting.  It is no more or less stupid than the rationales behind many classic  modules.

Lost City of Gaxmoor is a nice example of the power and flexibility of the 3.5 rules set.  (I wrote a review of this module. It's around here somewhere.)

I think I am less concerned about which rules set is used because I have played through all the iterations except 4th Edition.  Picking up a module and adapting it on the fly isn't such an issue to me.  What I care more about are the maps and the ideas.[/i]


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:31 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:The whole "brought back by the gods" thing was just a way to insert a fairly intact classical Roman city into any given medieval game setting.  It is no more or less stupid than the rationales behind many classic  modules.

Lost City of Gaxmoor is a nice example of the power and flexibility of the 3.5 rules set.  (I wrote a review of this module. It's around here somewhere.)

I think I am less concerned about which rules set is used because I have played through all the iterations except 4th Edition.  Picking up a module and adapting it on the fly isn't such an issue to me.  What I care more about are the maps and the ideas.[/i]


It's hard to convey tone of voice in posts.
I didn't mean to sound quite so negative.
When I get a chance, I'll write up a review myself.
There are some good aspects to this setting.

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:06 pm 
 

Hey everyone,

Just thought I'd wander on over and mention my unreal find:

A complete white box Original Dungeons & Dragons set with three supplements (Greyhawk, Blackmoor, Eldritch Wizardry) and Chainmail.

For
One
Dollar

8)  8)  8)

I'm 100% serious about this!

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:37 pm 
 

Wandering Monster wrote:Hey everyone,

Just thought I'd wander on over and mention my unreal find:

A complete white box Original Dungeons & Dragons set with three supplements (Greyhawk, Blackmoor, Eldritch Wizardry) and Chainmail.

For
One
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8)  8)  8)

I'm 100% serious about this!

Cheers,
JohnH aka Wandering Monster


Congratulations, John.
Where'd you find it?


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:43 pm 
 

Keith the Thief wrote:
Congratulations, John.
Where'd you find it?


Through a Craigslist yard sale listing, of all things!  8O

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:03 pm 
 

Wandering Monster wrote:
Through a Craigslist yard sale listing, of all things!  8O

Cheers, JohnH aka Wandering Monster


That's cool.
I still dream of finding a huge lot of vintage D&D at a real yard sale.
People have them all the time down here.
Yard sales, that is, not huge lots of D&D :)


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Post Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:05 pm 
 

Got this a few days ago :

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From FR Campaign Setting (DD3.).

Oh, I am very happy with it...  8)

  

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:48 pm 
 

Ran across a couple of these while packing my collection. 3 1/2" diameter, metal, 1" pin on back.

Is this common, rare, or what?
Worth a buck? ;>

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Post Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:33 am 
 

I'd buy that for a dollar!

Maybe a bit more if you seriously wanted to sell them ;)

Was that part of a retail merchandise kit?

  

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Post Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:55 am 
 

dbartman wrote:Was that part of a retail merchandise kit?

No idea. Prolly given out at GenCon that year. It's not dated but marked "(c) and (r) TSR Inc.", although WotC acquired TSR in 1997 and the Silver Anniversary items came out 2 years later.

As collectors we know of course that the Silver Anniversary items are the last bearing the TSR brand. Most of them, however, have the WotC imprint as well, so these may be pretty rare, lacking any mention of WotC.

I'll think about putting a couple up for sale. Maybe they can fund Eldritch. ;>

  


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Post Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:46 pm 
 

If you have any more of the RPGA pins, Frank, you could do a pins-themed listing.


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:45 pm 
 

So in a fit of boredom the other night I was digging though a Buck Rogers XXV box set bought off of Ebay some time ago.  At the very bottom I discovered 6 -7 pages of copy paper stapled together.  First two pages appear to be TSR submission guidelines in small print in landscape orientation.  The remaining pages are double sides and provide space for step-by-step description of a module or accessory submission.  All are completed in very neat hand writing and appear to be the proposal for Module M1.  Regrettably whom ever filled it out did not include the Author Name(s.)  There is a signature that would do a Doctor proud however in its illegibility.  Not sure there is really any value to this beyond historical value but I thought it was kind of neat.  No maps though... :cry:


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:11 am 
 

Finally found the danish version of the red box.
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Soon I will post in the "Complete!" topic...  :)

  

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:16 am 
 

:viking: cooool!

Please a nice pics with the 7 French prints included!   :cheers:


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:03 pm 
 

That's about 20 boxes...

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:12 pm 
 

My brother just called me, he's going through a house he bought and it is wall to wall books and games. He asked me about Heroquest, and I told him it's a decent game and sells for a bit.  asked him what condition the pieces are in, and he says " I can't tell, it's in the cellophane". Shrinked, he meant. I'm buzzing down there in a bit to see what else he has there. I'm pretty jacked!


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:54 pm 
 

He bought the house with the books and games in it?

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:01 pm 
 

beasterbrook wrote:He bought the house with the books and games in it?

Brette:)


That's what I was thinking. Was the former owner found mummified at his gaming table?


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:15 pm 
 

No, the guy was a professor at Harvard. I don't know the circumstances, my bro bought the house and contents at auction. I think the guy might have croaked or something. I'm headed there tomorrow. If he has a shrinked Heroquest, imagine what else he has!


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