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Post Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:10 am 
 

tool wrote in Fun Finds in the Past: Since my "2nd edition" set actually has a 3rd edition rulebook, I can't swear the map is correct.


It appears I have this hybrid 2nd/3rd edition as well, as the map has gray ink for water, in addition to the 1975 date.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:57 pm 
 


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This looks neat. Not sure how rare these are and the price seems reasonable. I have a question if anyone knows the answer. Since this is a European print in shrink. Is the shrink wrap in Europe different from here?  And I'm not sure if e shrink looks original or not.

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:03 am 
 

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This looks neat. Not sure how rare these are and the price seems reasonable. I have a question if anyone knows the answer. Since this is a European print in shrink. Is the shrink wrap in Europe different from here?  And I'm not sure if e shrink looks original or not.

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Hi Peter yes it is. The publisher is different (EG in italy) and afaik the shrinks appears to be original. Fyi: in italy it is not difficult to find swed items.
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Post Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:50 pm 
 

Not a stellar find, but when I was pawing through my Best of Dragon 1-5's for things to use in game, I noticed a signature inside the cover of #4. Kim Mohan, one of the editors. I'm not much into signatures, but it was neat to find.


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:36 pm 
 

Had a nice kijiji fun-find lately and the camera was out, so figured I'd share... the one in the corner was compliments of an acaeum relay shop - Thanks historian & smarmy!!!

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:50 pm 
 

Thunderdave wrote in Fun Finds in the Past:Had a nice kijiji fun-find lately and the camera was out, so figured I'd share... the one in the corner was compliments of an acaeum relay shop - Thanks historian & smarmy!!!

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Awesome find :)


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:59 pm 
 

Indeed, very nice. The 25th anniversary CoC rulebook is HTF.


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:53 am 
 

Very nice. Always loved the CoC stuff.  Really don't have any. The game was fun if often futile. Even when I played jack burton couldn't save the world in CoC

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:44 pm 
 

Still inventorying the archives... some interesting hardware surfaced. (What a packrat...)
Notes below pictures; each starts topleft, clockwise
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TSR Inc. Silver Anniversary Button, 1999
TSR Hobbies "Face logo" Sutherland dragon button, c. 1980
Brian Blume in cowboy outfit (Boot Hill 2e promo), c. 1979
GenCon hotel cards (2), 2004, 2005
Pool of Radiance (SSI) promo, c. 1988-89
Lady of Pain (Planescape), c. 1994-95

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GenCon East II DM (revised type), 1982
GenCon XV DM, 1982
RPGA, orange, c 1986
RPGA, yellow, c 1986
RPGA Charter member, 1981
D&D Players Association, 1982-83
RPGA Recruiter, 1982 Membership Drive (rather corroded)
GenCon East II DM (original/1st type), 1982

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My RPGA membership card, 1987
Original RPGA membership card (unblemished), 1981
D&D Players Association membership card (unblemished), 1981-82
My D&D PA card, 1981-82
My RPGA membership card, 1992
My RPGA membership card, 1991

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Souvenir d6 (red), GenCon25/Origins, 1992
Souvenir d6 (aqua), Origins 25, 1999
TSR Inc. Compass Keychain (with 'instructions' & original box), c 1983 (in-house only)
TSR Inc. Pen (red), MIBag, c 1983
GaryCon Pen (black), c 2011

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:15 pm 
 

Neat stuff, Frank. Thanks for sharing it.

I'm glad for the confirmation that the Sutherland Dragon pin was an official TSR product rather than a bootleg.


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:14 pm 
 

Love the pins/badges, Frank; thanks. Would be good to see a collated list of all those official/unofficial ones with "RPG" associations.

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:15 am 
 

Frank et al,

I have no idea what or when 'GenCon East' is/was.   Was there a convention on the east coast at one point?  

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:20 am 
 

throwi wrote in Fun Finds in the Past:Frank et al,

I have no idea what or when 'GenCon East' is/was.   Was there a convention on the east coast at one point?  

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Here's a list of the various Gencon spin-offs:

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:23 am 
 

Invincible Overlord wrote in Fun Finds in the Past:
throwi wrote in Fun Finds in the Past:Frank et al,

I have no idea what or when 'GenCon East' is/was.   Was there a convention on the east coast at one point?  

~throwi


Here's a list of the various Gencon spin-offs:

Gen Con - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Thanks Mr. Overlord.  ;-)

I didn't realize that there were so many spin-offs, and so many before I was of driving age...

Very good info, thanks!

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:34 pm 
 

I attended GenCon East 2 BITD at Widener, and playtested Gangbusters with Gary before its release :D  Unfortunately that was the only time I gamed with Gary personally.


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:07 pm 
 

grodog wrote in Fun Finds in the Past:I attended GenCon East 2 BITD at Widener, and playtested Gangbusters with Gary before its release :D  Unfortunately that was the only time I gamed with Gary personally.



Still that is pretty awesome!!


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:55 pm 
 

grodog wrote in Fun Finds in the Past:I attended GenCon East 2 BITD at Widener, and playtested Gangbusters with Gary before its release :D  Unfortunately that was the only time I gamed with Gary personally.


I grew up two blocks from Widener college. The fact that I was only 7 in 1982 does not lessen the rage any....to think I could have gamed with GG down the street from my childhood home...

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:38 pm 
 

grodog wrote in Fun Finds in the Past:I attended GenCon East 2 BITD at Widener, and playtested Gangbusters with Gary before its release :D  Unfortunately that was the only time I gamed with Gary personally.


I remember going to a few of these (maybe all of them). I think I was at a talk he gave at one of them.


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