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Post Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:04 am 
 

lokiwookie wrote:
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Could be :)  I had the translation of Ekspert Eventyr Modul dead-on, Raedslernes stumped me, lol.


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:29 pm 
 

So I met this guy off of Craigslist at a local casino to buy his brown box. Since he drove all the way out by me, I treated him to dinner, and he was telling met his story about the fact that he bought one of the first woodie's that came out. I was like... um... sure... I'm really buying a first print...

But it's a really cool story, and I buy it anyway because even if it's a 3rd printing it's still my first brown box and I got it at a truly affordable price.

So I won $60 playing 1-2 no limit, we were comp'd a free dinner, and at the end of the day I checked it out.

It is a first printing.

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:48 pm 
 

Invincible Overlord wrote:
It is a first printing.

Score.


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Awesome!!!  We want to see some pictures... :)


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:59 am 
 

smarmy1 wrote:Awesome!!!  We want to see some pictures... :)

If it was http://richmondin.craigslist.org/tag/2712646521.html , fire us over a scan of the U&WA, please. :)


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:15 am 
 

Happy New Year Invincible Overlord! Please bring it by on the 7th when we game so we can all see it. Congratulations!

  

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:32 pm 
 

Nice pickup!  Congrats on your first Brown Box - I flirt with the idea of joining the club too, one day.

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:08 pm 
 

Invincible Overlord wrote:So I met this guy off of Craigslist at a local casino to buy his brown box. Since he drove all the way out by me, I treated him to dinner, and he was telling met his story about the fact that he bought one of the first woodie's that came out. I was like... um... sure... I'm really buying a first print...

But it's a really cool story, and I buy it anyway because even if it's a 3rd printing it's still my first brown box and I got it at a truly affordable price.

So I won $60 playing 1-2 no limit, we were comp'd a free dinner, and at the end of the day I checked it out.

It is a first printing.

Score.


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Very Cool!! :D


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:52 pm 
 

Thats a good wat to start 2012!

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:24 am 
 

Great find!


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:33 am 
 

Great find, great story - Congrats :)


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:24 am 
 

faro wrote:If it was http://richmondin.craigslist.org/tag/2712646521.html , fire us over a scan of the U&WA, please. :)


I'll ask Bracton to bring his high-powered camera over to our D&D game this Saturday and picture away.

And yes, it's the same one...


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:01 pm 
 

Invincible Overlord wrote:I'll ask Bracton to bring his high-powered camera over to our D&D game this Saturday and picture away.

And yes, it's the same one...


Next game is this Saturday...the camera will be there.


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:18 pm 
 

In one of the recent Collectors Trove/Gygax auctions, I picked up the catalog for GenCon 17, the third one I attended, back in 1984.  

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After flipping through it, it occurred to me that this might be the GenCon where I played in a game run by Ed Greenwood.  The event descriptions in the catalogs back then did not indicate who the DM was.  But I remembered that when I read the description for the event back in 1984, it sounded like the event was set in the campaign world Ed described in his articles in Dragon Magazine.  (Needless to say, this was long before TSR put out anything set in the Forgotten Realms.)  So I signed up for the event (which, back then, meant filling out a form with several events in order of preference, and mailing it back to TSR).

Lo and behold I got into that event, and Ed was indeed the DM.  Ed gave each of us copies of the adventure, which he called Into the Forgotten Realms.  Fortunately, I had the foresight to keep my copy.

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Ed later turned this into an adventure published in Dragon Magazine.

So, based on the event code at the top of the adventure, I flipped though the catalog, and there is the event, as I remembered.  Upper left, third item.

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Anyway, this brought a smile to my face.  D&D was really something special back then, and it was pretty awesome as a 19-year old fan to sign up for an event at GenCon and get to play with Ed.


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:39 pm 
 

Cool story, Bracton. Thanks for sharing it.

I have several earlier Gen Con programs (~80-82) and there are a number of tournaments listed that later became published modules.


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:01 pm 
 

Invincible Overlord wrote:I'll ask Bracton to bring his high-powered camera over to our D&D game this Saturday and picture away.

And yes, it's the same one...

Ah... didn't spot your reply, sorry.
Cool; everything 'bout the advert said "1st print" but for the complication of the U&WA being an apparent hybrid state, possibly due to some old cardstock being left over.
Should be easy to compare, given where you're headed. :)


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:44 pm 
 

Great story Bracton. Must have been a rush of nostalgia.

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:39 am 
 

Bracton wrote:
Lo and behold I got into that event, and Ed was indeed the DM.  Ed gave each of us copies of the adventure, which he called Into the Forgotten Realms.  Fortunately, I had the foresight to keep my copy.


So, based on the event code at the top of the adventure, I flipped though the catalog, and there is the event, as I remembered.  Upper left, third item.



That's pretty cool.  Foresight indeed.

Events 4421 and 4423 look like a lot of fun, too.   8)

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:07 am 
 

Great story indeed!

Two bar brawls on one page? Adventurers were very nervous in 80's!  :D


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:13 pm 
 

lokiwookie wrote:Two bar brawls on one page? Adventurers were very nervous in 80's!  :D

Good to see those in the schedule: blame J. T. Edson for the original suggestion... :)

Bracton wrote:Anyway, this brought a smile to my face. D&D was really something special back then, and it was pretty awesome as a 19-year old fan to sign up for an event at GenCon and get to play with Ed.

Thanks for sharing those recollections: very neatly tied up, indeed.
Do you recall anything else about the game: no scribbled notes on the player copy, I presume? ;)


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:31 pm 
 

tiro wrote:Events 4421 and 4423 look like a lot of fun, too.   8)


It seems like a number of the events then were just someone running one of the published modules.  On the same page below the photo there are events titled Dungeonland, Desert of Desolation Series, The Assassin's Knot and Search for the City of the Gods.  Also the Dungeon of Dr. Demento, for those so inclined.

The best part back then was 80% of the games were AD&D, so it was easy to sign up and get into something I could play.  For those of us who are ignorant of D&D post-UA, it can be challenging to find events at most conventions (NTRPGCon and GaryCon being the exceptions).


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