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Post Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:35 pm 
 

Wow, that was a good weekend!

Walked into a local store, and must have lucked into it perfectly, just after they had put out a new collection.  I pulled out lots of common items that I didn't have - I'll skip mentioning those - and also these highlights:

Complete Book Of Necromancers
H2 - 3 copies!
H3 - 2 copies!
H4 - 2 copies!
A Paladin In Hell (shrink)
Labyrinth Of Madness (shrink)

(and one good non-TSR find - MERP Northern Mirkwood 1st print)

Nice stuff, sure, but the price was the crazy part... $40 total.   8O  8)  :twisted:


Tangent: I grabbed the Monte Cook items because they were shrinked.  I know I can trade or resell them, but are they good adventures/reads, such that I should keep them?


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:31 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:55 pm 
 

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I think I was away for a few days and missed this too.  Couple questions:

1) Is the Pandora's Dice wheel plastic?  Is the box plain white?

2) What comes in this version of the TSR Press Kit and what year is it (I don't have this one)?

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:55 am 
 

Mars wrote:
I think I was away for a few days and missed this too.  Couple questions:

1) Is the Pandora's Dice wheel plastic?  Is the box plain white?

2) What comes in this version of the TSR Press Kit and what year is it (I don't have this one)?


The dice wheel came in the original shipping box postmarked August 1987.  The one I got is plastic but the paperwork indicates that a wood and brass version was available.

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The sales kit is from 1993.  Most of the boring stuff you'd expect... catalog, ad slicks, sales sheets and so forth.

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:26 am 
 

blackdougal wrote:The dice wheel came in the original shipping box postmarked August 1987.  The one I got is plastic but the paperwork indicates that a wood and brass version was available.


Thanks Adrian!  When I talked with Bob Liddil a while back he mentioned that wood/brass ones were also produced so it is still on my want list but I have never seen one.  I have now seen about a dozen of the plastic ones (and own one) but even they are quite rare - there are a few different versions/colours and some come with special boxes, etc.

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:34 pm 
 

TheHistorian wrote:A Paladin In Hell (shrink)
Labyrinth Of Madness (shrink)

Tangent: I grabbed the Monte Cook items because they were shrinked.  I know I can trade or resell them, but are they good adventures/reads, such that I should keep them?


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IMO, A Paladin in Hell is really great. Labyrinth is pretty good, too, and has IIRC pictures in the middle like Tomb of Horrors had.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:45 pm 
 

TheHistorian wrote:A Paladin In Hell (shrink)
Labyrinth Of Madness (shrink)

Tangent: I grabbed the Monte Cook items because they were shrinked.  I know I can trade or resell them, but are they good adventures/reads, such that I should keep them?
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Post Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:10 pm 
 

Gnat the Beggar wrote:
Keep them, DE-SHRINK them and read them.


Bite your tongue, Gnat.  :)  There are plenty of de-flowered copies already on Ebay.

If you want to dispose of them, I need a shrink copy of each.  Send me a PM if you want cash or I can trade you something from my store on RPGMarketPlace.com.

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:19 pm 
 

Mars wrote:
Thanks Adrian!  When I talked with Bob Liddil a while back he mentioned that wood/brass ones were also produced so it is still on my want list but I have never seen one.  I have now seen about a dozen of the plastic ones (and own one) but even they are quite rare - there are a few different versions/colours and some come with special boxes, etc.


I can't remember if mine was wood or plastic. It did come with faerie dust!


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:25 pm 
 

Whale Tagger wrote:I can't remember if mine was wood or plastic. It did come with faerie dust!


Yours was a plastic one - its the one TFM posted up on the Tome.

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:46 pm 
 

smarmy1 wrote:
Bite your tongue, Gnat.  :)  There are plenty of de-flowered copies already on Ebay.

If you want to dispose of them, I need a shrink copy of each.  Send me a PM if you want cash or I can trade you something from my store on RPGMarketPlace.com.

SOS.... Save Our Shrink ;)


Heh - thanks for the opinion.   :D

I have come across a few shrinked items lately, and for the ones I actually want to keep, I'm planning to offer them for opened copies (plus a tiny something) if they help fill holes for a shrink collector.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:07 am 
 

Wasn't it just the Penthouse letters that started with 'I never thought this would happen to me..."

So I'm cruising the used books stores in small town Ontario when I pop into a tiny little comic book shop... the hand-written sign in the window said 'role-playing games'.  Sure enough, at the back was a bookshelf with the 4E books on a couple of shelves, and a stack of dog-eared Dragons on the floor... I leafed through just long enough to spot a light green Ghost Tower  8O

I was shaking by the time I got to the register - I thought for sure the clerk behind the counter would know what it was... or another customer would spot it - there was no way I'd get out with it.  Luckily there was a Lankhmar book too so I could check out with a 'stack' for misdirection  :wink:

The price tag on the modules said 25... and I thought my luck had run out when the clerk looked at the sticker and said "Sorry, bud, I can't sell you those for 25... cents!  How about five bucks for both?"   8O

Wowsers... I've had fun finds before, but never anything remotely close to this rare an item in such an unexpected place for such an unbelievable price.  It was a pretty lucky day - Lankhmar even came with the map book   :lol:

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:27 am 
 

Fantastic find!!

So what's the going rate one one of these now? (According to the rares page a 'good' one is $608, is this about right?)

Also - you should have stuck to your guns and only paid 25 cents - it's criminal that the clerk bumped up the price tenfold 8O  :D  8O


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:55 am 
 

Legendary deal 8O


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:58 am 
 

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:07 am 
 

gyg wrote:Fantastic find!!

So what's the going rate one one of these now? (According to the rares page a 'good' one is $608, is this about right?)

Unless there are any hidden faults, $1400-1700 should be about right. Now you know why "tiny little comic book shops" are going out of business. ;)


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:16 am 
 

That reminds me I need to stop into the used book store next week, the place smells funny but you never know what someone will bring in to trade!

Congratulations on the find David!


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:18 am 
 

Wow - that's a great and lucky day!



Actually, that's so good that I might feel a little bad about it.  If it's a store you actually like, go back soon and see if they have any other comics or whatever that you'd be interested in - spend a few more bucks there.



I'm not saying you should have revealed anything - a seller should research an item before assigning a price.  But they did miss a huge opportunity, and spending another $50 there won't really hurt you.



Besides, it's self serving; if these little stores close, this sort of stuff will all move to ebay.  And I don't think you'd get it for $5 in an open auction.   :wink:

  
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