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Post Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:02 am 
 

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Whew!  I hope I didn't cut out any other Acaeum folks.  Much of the bidding was by newbies.


I was in there too, but could not bid what it was worth anyway, so I quit early on.


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:39 am 
 

Had I known about that lot I doubt you would have won it at that price.  Nice win.

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:12 pm 
 

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finally able to get the rules cyclopedia  :D  not in great shape, but a fun find for me regardless....heard great things about it, and want to crack it open and read  :P



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Post Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:56 pm 
 

carrejo wrote:finally able to get the rules cyclopedia  :D  not in great shape, but a fun find for me regardless....heard great things about it, and want to crack it open and read  :P

'grats, Jorge; still hunting here. A bit late BITD and keeps eluding my lowball bids in recent years. ;)

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:36 am 
 

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finally able to get the rules cyclopedia  :D  not in great shape, but a fun find for me regardless....heard great things about it, and want to crack it open and read  :P

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Great book, and not a bad price (Fwiw, mine is in FAR worse condition!!) - congrats


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:22 am 
 

gyg wrote:Great book, and not a bad price (Fwiw, mine is in FAR worse condition!!) - congrats


Mine's in far worse condition as well.  (Though it's about what was expected for the price I paid.)


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:51 am 
 

Another minor find.



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The PHB is definately a 3rd print. The cover is solid with normal shelf wear. Remains of a price sticker, a slightly faded spine, and the fact the book was used as a writing blotter are the main detractors. Inside, the pages are very clean, with only a couple of minor stains and 'oops' marks, plus the owner's name in small red ink on the inside cover.



The surprise turned out to be the MM. It's a 4th print with red flyleaves. The inside is barely marred at all. The cover has a slightly faded spine, residue from a price sticker, and some 'indenting' like it had been stuck between rough surfaces and drawn out. None of the 'indenting' removed the cover material, though. Otherwise, it's very solid, with only a slight fraying of corners from shelf wear.



The rest are pretty plain items, but mostly in quite good shape overall. The owner did not make it a habit to write in his books... at least not on purpose. Still nice for $6 an item (inc. shipping).

  


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:21 pm 
 

SimperingToad wrote:The surprise turned out to be the MM. It's a 4th print with red flyleaves. The inside is barely marred at all. The cover has a slightly faded spine, residue from a price sticker, and some 'indenting' like it had been stuck between rough surfaces and drawn out. None of the 'indenting' removed the cover material, though. Otherwise, it's very solid, with only a slight fraying of corners from shelf wear.


Check the vampire entry for the errata, and the prices in the last-page catalog, please :D  See viewtopic.php?t=3266


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:48 pm 
 

SimperingToad wrote:Another minor find.


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The PHB is definately a 3rd print. The cover is solid with normal shelf wear. Remains of a price sticker, a slightly faded spine, and the fact the book was used as a writing blotter are the main detractors. Inside, the pages are very clean, with only a couple of minor stains and 'oops' marks, plus the owner's name in small red ink on the inside cover.

The surprise turned out to be the MM. It's a 4th print with red flyleaves. The inside is barely marred at all. The cover has a slightly faded spine, residue from a price sticker, and some 'indenting' like it had been stuck between rough surfaces and drawn out. None of the 'indenting' removed the cover material, though. Otherwise, it's very solid, with only a slight fraying of corners from shelf wear.

The rest are pretty plain items, but mostly in quite good shape overall. The owner did not make it a habit to write in his books... at least not on purpose. Still nice for $6 an item (inc. shipping).




Run your hand over the cover of that Player's Handbook.  It looks like one of the higher quality printings with the tougher, more elastic material over the cardboard.  Can you feel a light texture to the cover?


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:28 pm 
 

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Check the vampire entry for the errata, and the prices in the last-page catalog, please :D  See viewtopic.php?t=3266
The vampire does lose 1/3rd of its hit points every round. Most items do not have prices, except for The Dragon, and on the back Star Probe and Star Empires do as well, but that's it. I'll add this info to the other thread.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:41 pm 
 

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Run your hand over the cover of that Player's Handbook.  It looks like one of the higher quality printings with the tougher, more elastic material over the cardboard.  Can you feel a light texture to the cover?

It's a bit difficult to tell due to all the 'engraving' from use as a blotter, but the area near the spine does indeed have a texture.

Oh, and this is not one of those copies with shading on the reference sheets in the back.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 1:39 pm 
 

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The photo is washed out. The items are a bit more 'used' than is shown, but I expected such. Box is in pretty good shape. Only mild-moderate indentation top and bottom, one corner has begun to tear (only about 1/5th the way presently), some fraying on a couple of the corners. The books are probably approaching VG+ to Fine-- condition, with only a few notes and 'oops' marks which can be remedied, plus some staple rust.



The seller also included an extra copy of M&T and U&WA which appear to be 5th prints. Same as the 6th prints as far as markings and staple rust, but just more used, probably VG-- to VG.



Edit: Forgot to mention the lack of Ref Sheets. Yes, I know I'm making this an obnoxious habit, but if anyone has an extra copy or two...  :wink:

  

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 2:08 pm 
 

Damn good buy for $30.


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 2:20 pm 
 

That was a good price.

As for the reference sheets:  Does anyone have an extra copy?  8O

Extra copies would seem less likely than a number of sets lacking the reference sheets...which probably got laid aside early.

That assumes that people actually used the white box for gaming.  I got a suspicion that there were few actual white box games.


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:14 am 
 

Not strictly RPG, but TSR & Dragonlance related. Just picked up a played once copy of Dragonlance the boardgame for just a few pence over £4 inc S&H!  Rather pleased with that considering their normal sale prices that I have seen...
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:49 pm 
 


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I passed one up at $25 and now I was happy to find one at $35.



The price seems to have gone down on these and I wanted to see what they did to my favorite module. (I will dig into it tonight).

  

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:16 pm 
 

I just completed my Dungeon collection with this issue.




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Finally! :D


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:28 pm 
 

Congrats Chris! :D


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:23 am 
 

I recently just got a few cool things I'm really happy about:




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In fantastic shape with BOTH slip covers... priced seemed a little high... but with the free shipping it seemed worth it to me. I needed an extra copy of the Chronicles anyway to give to my young cousin as a present... so I gave him my tattered set and I'll be keeping these beauties on my shelf.




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I know it's missing some figures but these tend to go for WAY TOO much and I needed some female figures for my game. God I love the Grenadier Gold Series!




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been looking for a minty one of these for a while... they are always so beat.


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:18 pm 
 

ashmire13 wrote:Not strictly RPG, but TSR & Dragonlance related. Just picked up a played once copy of Dragonlance the boardgame for just a few pence over £4 inc S&H!  Rather pleased with that considering their normal sale prices that I have seen...
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This item arrived today.

Now I am feeling like I am in a bit of a moral dilemma. The P&P was just 0.99p but the item was packaged sufficiently to resist a thermal attack. Also, knowing its weight, it probably cost the guy in excess of £5 to post as it was here within 48hrs.

I think he has lost out all round and has effectively paid for someone to take the game away.  8O   I toyed with dropping him a line to cover P&P, but tbh, on the few things I sell, I make sure that at least the postage costs are covered.
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