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Post Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 5:17 pm 
 

Speaking of Dungeon it is indeed a VERY fun game for those who have not played it.




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I already had a newer version and have played the game with the two older grandkids several times.

(12 and 9 years old)

They love it.

Once we played the game and allowed the youngest to join in.

(He is FOUR).

He won  8O, playing the Elf.

Fair and square with no cheating!



Fun times........... :lol:



Now I have a collectable Early Print Set, and at a decent price too.

Seller said its a first print, but I do not know for certain.

I have seen these (With the purple box top) sell at a higher price than I was able to get this one for.

Sweet.


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 5:50 pm 
 

Aneoth wrote:Seller said its a first print, but I do not know for certain.


Not quite a 1st print.  I think the printing goes something like this:

1st: landscape box with purple background, plain white back of box
2nd: landscape box with purple background, writing on back of box
3rd: landscape box with white background, writing on back of box
4th: lizard logo, portrait box with purple backgroud
5th: lizard logo, portrait box with white background
6th: wizard logo, portrait box with white background
7th: wizard logo, long box
8th: face logo, long box
9th: New Dungeon Game
10th: Classic Dungeon Game

Also, there are some foreign editions such as the Aussie one by Jedko and an expansion with miniatures for the New Dungeon Game, and articles in Dragon.

This is just from memory but I think it is accurate of what I have observed so far and is only a work in progress.  This would put yours in at around a 6th print.

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:07 am 
 

Mars wrote:
Not quite a 1st print.  I think the printing goes something like this:

1st: landscape box with purple background, plain white back of box
2nd: landscape box with purple background, writing on back of box
3rd: landscape box with white background, writing on back of box
4th: lizard logo, portrait box with purple backgroud
5th: lizard logo, portrait box with white background
6th: wizard logo, portrait box with white background
7th: wizard logo, long box
8th: face logo, long box
9th: New Dungeon Game
10th: Classic Dungeon Game

Also, there are some foreign editions such as the Aussie one by Jedko and an expansion with miniatures for the New Dungeon Game, and articles in Dragon.

This is just from memory but I think it is accurate of what I have observed so far and is only a work in progress.  This would put yours in at around a 6th print.


Thank you for the list.
I suspected as much though, hence my hedging in my post above and I also had a large amount of scepticism as I placed my bid.
That explains how I got this one at just over 20 bucks then.
Still, is that not a good price for a 6th print/edition, or did I let myself get taken?


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:26 am 
 

Aneoth wrote:Still, is that not a good price for a 6th print/edition, or did I let myself get taken?




$20 is a good middle road price.  You can sometimes get lucky and get them cheap ($7.39 for an early print):




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But a lot of the time I have seen them in the $30-$40 range too (which has stopped me from collecting a full set).

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:02 pm 
 

Somebody had a fun find! :o



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And the seller has some other lots that probably won't last the weekend.  Not that too many of us would find them interesting, but who knows? :)


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:54 pm 
 

benjoshua wrote:Somebody had a fun find! :o


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And the seller has some other lots that probably won't last the weekend.  Not that too many of us would find them interesting, but who knows? :)




That would be me. Sometimes this neuropathy comes in handy (keeps you up in the middle of the night).

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 2:32 am 
 

I know I didn't exactly "find it" since it was advertised in Classified... but I am quite glad to finally have one:



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Post Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:04 am 
 

Nice price! I just logged on and saw argyre's message, jumped to his site but too late!

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:36 am 
 

It's been a while since I've worked on my collection. Been in Iraq  :?



I'm pretty happy with the contents of this lot. Unles I'm mistaken I just picked up a decent copy of AC5. Other decent items as well, but the AC5 is the nice find!





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Post Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 1:04 pm 
 

nevcoup wrote:It's been a while since I've worked on my collection. Been in Iraq  :?

I'm pretty happy with the contents of this lot. Unles I'm mistaken I just picked up a decent copy of AC5. Other decent items as well, but the AC5 is the nice find!



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I agree, that is a pretty good steal - assuming half the sheets aren't missing or used already.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 1:53 pm 
 

Yup, nice aqusition.
Let us know how it is once you get the package.
Even if AC-5 is not complete, the overall deal was a very good one.


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:55 pm 
 

benjoshua wrote:Somebody had a fun find! :o


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And the seller has some other lots that probably won't last the weekend.  Not that too many of us would find them interesting, but who knows? :)




These came in today. As with any number of collections a good number of these items were incomplete.



1)Ruins of myth Drannor missing 8 MC sheets

2)Menzoberranzan missing 1 cardstock sheet(Pregenerated Character #1)

3)Ruins of undermountain - missing 8 MC sheets

4) City of Splendors - missing the 16 page secrets book

5)Campaign Setting Black Box - Missing 8 MC sheets, 1 poster map has corner torn off, a hand sized piece missing.

6)The Moonsea - missing its poster map

7) Volos Guide to Waterdeep - missing poster map



Cormyr - Found the missing map



I have found missing maps to be the most common problem in these collections. Waiting to hear back from the seller.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:18 pm 
 

JZavoda wrote:
These came in today. As with any number of collections a good number of these items were incomplete.

1)Ruins of myth Drannor missing 8 MC sheets
2)Menzoberranzan missing 1 cardstock sheet(Pregenerated Character #1)
3)Ruins of undermountain - missing 8 MC sheets
4) City of Splendors - missing the 16 page secrets book
5)Campaign Setting Black Box - Missing 8 MC sheets, 1 poster map has corner torn off, a hand sized piece missing.
6)The Moonsea - missing its poster map
7) Volos Guide to Waterdeep - missing poster map

Cormyr - Found the missing map

I have found missing maps to be the most common problem in these collections. Waiting to hear back from the seller.


That's a lot of missing stuff.  That turns a fund find into a not so fun find.  Sorry to hear about it. :cry:


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:25 pm 
 

benjoshua wrote:
That's a lot of missing stuff.  That turns a fund find into a not so fun find.  Sorry to hear about it. :cry:


I'm pissed, but I haven't heard back from the seller. I've also been picking up collections for over 20 years and I'm not shocked to find that the seller didn't check their items before putting them up for sale. I do recommend that anyone wanting to buy anything from this seller contact them and make sure that the items being offered are complete.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:09 pm 
 

I'm pissed, but I haven't heard back from the seller. I've also been picking up collections for over 20 years and I'm not shocked to find that the seller didn't check their items before putting them up for sale. I do recommend that anyone wanting to buy anything from this seller contact them and make sure that the items being offered are complete.


Most of these sellers either don't know, don't care to know, or pretend not to know if their items are complete.  Even asking specific questions doesn't guarantee an accurate or honest answer.  I once bought a bunch of Al-Qadim box sets and the seller was adamant that they were un-used and complete.  LSS, they were neither un-used nor complete.

You know, much of the missing items in you lot were MC sheets.  It may be worth your while asking the seller if he stuck them into one of those MC binders.  Worked once for me.

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:17 pm 
 

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Most of these sellers either don't know, don't care to know, or pretend not to know if their items are complete.  Even asking specific questions doesn't guarantee an accurate or honest answer.  I once bought a bunch of Al-Qadim box sets and the seller was adamant that they were un-used and complete.  LSS, they were neither un-used nor complete.

You know, much of the missing items in you lot were MC sheets.  It may be worth your while asking the seller if he stuck them into one of those MC binders.  Worked once for me.


This collection had a number of boxed sets and those regional FR supplements that all came with poster maps. Found the bulk of the maps in a greybox FR core set, though only one of the four maps for that core set. When I checked the Black box FR set I found the maps for the grey box set. The MC sheets I'm not too worried about because the can be copied, the missing card stock sheet from Menzo is annoying, and the booklet from City of Splendors. I did come across a merp module (sans map, though it may not have come with a map) but poster maps are the bane of these supplements and collections. They cannot be easily or cheaply copied and finding loose ones is tough. Out the 31 three of the items were useless (2 damaged rulebooks, and a partially used character record sheet for 2nd edition) Out of the remaining 28, 7 are damaged or incomplete including 4 of the most desirable boxed sets, Menzo, Ruins of Undermountain, Ruins of myth Drannor & City of Splendors. I'm still very pleased with it as a good deal, but not that the boxed sets were incomplete and misrepresented, even unintentionally.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:52 am 
 

JZ,
PM me. I probably have an extra City of Splendors booklet and might have some of the maps you're looking for in my "oddz and endz" collection.
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Post Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:54 am 
 

argyrebasin wrote:JZ,
PM me. I probably have an extra City of Splendors booklet and might have some of the maps you're looking for in my "oddz and endz" collection.
Arg


Thanks everyone for contacting me with replacement parts. If anyone if looking for odds and ends replacement parts themselves please let me know. I don't have much in the way of maps and paper parts anymore but I have boxes of minaitures of all sorts from things like Heroquests, warhammer quest and advanced heroquest.

The seller contacted me right away and found the two missing poster maps and the city of splendors booklet. What I still need are some MC sheets and a cardstock sheet from the Menxo boxed set.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:22 am 
 

Hi,

after only 13 years, I've completed my collection of UK TSR foil Greetings cards.

I got the first 7 (of 8 different ones) in our local games shop, but had never managed to find the missing design, until now.

Its a happy day :)

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:27 pm 
 

lawrenson wrote:Hi,

after only 13 years, I've completed my collection of UK TSR foil Greetings cards.

I got the first 7 (of 8 different ones) in our local games shop, but had never managed to find the missing design, until now.

Its a happy day :)

Cheers,
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I know the feeling, and it does feel good.  I was able to acquire 8 issues of Dungeon magazine I was missing with two auction wins.  One a deal:




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And one not:




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IF these auction wins arrive safely, I'll only have seven issues to go:

55, 56, 67, 77, 110, 111, 113.  I'm in no hurry, but I'm looking forward to that day. :)


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