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Post Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:13 pm 
 

These just arrived last night and I was pretty happy with all of them, except for the Player's Handbook, which appeared to be cropped poorly. The bottom of the pages have too much white space and the tops of the pages are cut at the header, almost cutting off the text.

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I know that these were not a great deal, but pretty good considering no shipping costs and the Arduin Grimoire books were in great shape, but laminated, so I will use them as play copies ;-)


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:42 pm 
 

PM-Knight wrote in Fun Finds in the Past:These just arrived last night and I was pretty happy with all of them, except for the Player's Handbook, which appeared to be cropped poorly. The bottom of the pages have too much white space and the tops of the pages are cut at the header, almost cutting off the text.

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I know that these were not a great deal, but pretty good considering no shipping costs and the Arduin Grimoire books were in great shape, but laminated, so I will use them as play copies ;-)



Um... no... This is a great deal...   :D


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:27 pm 
 

Suspicion, TSR boardgame from 1977. Basically Clue I guess, but with cover sort of like the pink ad on the 2nd post here:
Early TSR/D&D advertisements & catalogs
Same artist?

  


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:19 pm 
 

sauromatian wrote in Fun Finds in the Past:Suspicion, TSR boardgame from 1977. Basically Clue I guess, but with cover sort of like the pink ad on the 2nd post here:
Early TSR/D&D advertisements & catalogs
Same artist?


I was once told (I forget who told me) that the Suspicion cover was a photograph of TSR staffers.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:16 pm 
 

tool wrote in Fun Finds in the Past:I was once told (I forget who told me) that the Suspicion cover was a photograph of TSR staffers.


That would account for all the beards. The Top Secret module Orient Express has photos of TSR staff as well.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:01 am 
 

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On the face of it the BIN was a decent price for a later Holmes Box Set in good condition...
5th or 6th print
However: this listing offered a little something extra.
Check the right side of the first picture.


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:48 am 
 

Gnat the Beggar wrote in Fun Finds in the Past:** eBay auction listing blocked.  Please enable cookies in your browser for this site and for eBay! **

On the face of it the BIN was a decent price for a later Holmes Box Set in good condition...
5th or 6th print
However: this listing offered a little something extra.
Check the right side of the first picture.


I saw that one. What's in the shrinkwrap?


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:55 am 
 

It looks like an Outdoor Geomorphs.


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:08 am 
 

Set one of Dungeon Geos.


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:32 am 
 

Yep, that's what I get for answering without checking.  ST is right.  Dungeon Geomorphs Set One.  That's standard for a Holmes box set, but they weren't shrinkwrapped, if I recall correctly.  This one is.


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:47 am 
 

The Dungeon Geos were only present in Lizard-logo Basic Sets (replaced by B1 in Wizard-logo sets, which this one has).  So the Dungeon Geo was definitely an aftermarket addition.

A great score for $25!

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 2:29 pm 
 

The $20 shipping takes the polish off, but still not shabby.


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:38 pm 
 

SimperingToad wrote in Fun Finds in the Past:The $20 shipping takes the polish off, but still not shabby.


Yes, and this is the main reason I hesitated for a while after seeing the listing.
Also because I already have this printing (5th/6th) of Holmes.

Eventually, the SWed Dungeon Geos pulled me in.
I will likely keep the Geos and re-list the box set with a MUCH lower shipping rate BTW...


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:40 pm 
 

Toad and Foul are both right.
It is (I am fairly sure) the Set One Dungeon Geos in SW, which were not a part of the later Wizard Logo Holmes Box Set.
So this set is an additional bonus item.

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SimperingToad wrote in Fun Finds in the Past:The $20 shipping takes the polish off, but still not shabby.


Yes, and this is the main reason I hesitated for a while after seeing the listing.
Also because I already have this printing (5th/6th) of Holmes.

Eventually, the SWed Dungeon Geos pulled me in.
I will likely keep the Geos and re-list the box set with a MUCH lower shipping rate BTW...


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:02 pm 
 

Gnat, when you get that set can you take a close look at this little sheet?

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Obviously it is a cut-out of the equipment list, perhaps from a photocopy, but it also looks like some writing was added to the bottom. I'd be interested in finding out what this says. Is it some form of player handout or improvised character sheet? Also if there is anything on the back or if there are any other sheets.


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Post Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:36 pm 
 

Zenopus wrote in Fun Finds in the Past:Gnat, when you get that set can you take a close look at this little sheet?

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Obviously it is a cut-out of the equipment list, perhaps from a photocopy, but it also looks like some writing was added to the bottom. I'd be interested in finding out what this says. Is it some form of player handout or improvised character sheet? Also if there is anything on the back or if there are any other sheets.


Will let you know.
Can scan both sides and post them if you want.


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:47 am 
 

Here's something I just received today, for my 45th birthday.  My wife, who is always searching for something TSR related (but knows enough to stay away from books), purchased a TSR record.

I've never seen anything like this.  Does anyone know anything about these?

btw, it's in SW and quite cool!

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:48 am 
 

There are a group of D&D related story books for children done by the Kids Stuff company in conjunction with TSR.
The books had a record (or cassette) with the book so the children could read along as the narrator on the record read from the book.
The stories all have the same heroes going on various adventures together.
A thief, a Knight and folks and adventures they encounter.

The program was produced with the idea of helping younger children learn to read.
I believe there were three different book sets, and I think all of them came with Records but I do not know if all came with a choice of Cassettes too.
I have one cassette version but have never seen another.
The record version is much more common.


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:53 am 
 

Thanks Gnat!  

Do you know where anyone may have more info (pictures, etc.) for the three sets?  I might try to get the other two.

Thanks again!

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:01 pm 
 

throwi wrote in Fun Finds in the Past:Thanks Gnat!  

Do you know where anyone may have more info (pictures, etc.) for the three sets?  I might try to get the other two.

Thanks again!

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I have one as well that is diffrent from yours, I will try and get a scan up


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