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Post Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:54 am 
 

Keith the Thief wrote:
Sorry if I am at fault here for causing the digression.



Keith, No worries.  

I said that very tounge in cheek.  We tend to digress alot here.  8)

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:07 am 
 

improvstone wrote:I said that very tounge in cheek.  We tend to digress alot here.  8)


What, us? :D


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:29 am 
 

improvstone wrote:
Keith, No worries.  

I said that very tounge in cheek.  We tend to digress alot here.  8)


Digression is a way of life around here... :wink:

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 3:45 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:I am bidder #1 :D


Blacky you will always be #1 to us  :lol:

So who is Bidder 7 or 9?

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 4:16 pm 
 

improvstone wrote:

Given David's went for more and mine was around the same value as your prediction I tend to agree.  

Will be interesting to see how hungry people are just after Christmas.  That credit card must be looking pretty full ...  :lol:




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I think my guess might be a bit too low.


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:54 pm 
 

I wouldn't care if that was the only copy in existence.. that's a bundle of money for what is effectively some looseleaf pieces of paper.

Slap on some fancy Erol Otus artwork and now we're talking :)

  

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:12 pm 
 

Sea-to-sky-games wrote:I wouldn't care if that was the only copy in existence.. that's a bundle of money for what is effectively some looseleaf pieces of paper.


I used to say that as well, things and circumstance change.  Buying the super rares is cool and in some strange sense satisfying :)


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:38 pm 
 

Evidently!

  


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:05 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:
I used to say that as well, things and circumstance change.  Buying the super rares is cool and in some strange sense satisfying :)


Man, you can say that again.  It's an addiction, of sorts.   :D


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:56 pm 
 

Sea-to-sky-games wrote:I wouldn't care if that was the only copy in existence.. that's a bundle of money for what is effectively some looseleaf pieces of paper.


You are definitely on the wrong forum.... :lol:

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Man, you can say that again.  It's an addiction, of sorts.   :D


I am not addicted! Who said I was addicted?  Tell them they are wrong. I can stop any time I like.  Like maybe next week or maybe the week after that ... :roll:

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:41 am 
 

Sea-to-sky-games wrote:I wouldn't care if that was the only copy in existence.. that's a bundle of money for what is effectively some looseleaf pieces of paper.

Slap on some fancy Erol Otus artwork and now we're talking :)


i actually agree with the value of this module! I love prototypes! To me this module and others form this era are the seeds the game sprouted from! Here you can see the beginnings of the greatness and when compared to the later 1E modules you can see what it evolved into - I love it! The onlymodule i feel is overrated is ST1! That is because i feel its value is based soley on rarity and not quality!


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 4:10 pm 
 

Well, there had better be some more red-hot bidding before the auction ends.  I bought popcorn and everything.  Never let it be said that I don't know how to spend an exciting Saturday evening...  :wink:

  


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 4:25 pm 
 

I think there'll be a bump or two more at the end.


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 5:16 pm 
 

Kamelion wrote:Well, there had better be some more red-hot bidding before the auction ends.  I bought popcorn and everything.  Never let it be said that I don't know how to spend an exciting Saturday evening...  :wink:


20 minutes to go ... got my popcorn ... Kosh where's my beer?  :lol:

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 5:37 pm 
 

:lol:

Nice snipe grubbiv!  4 seconds to spare.  Smooth.


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 5:38 pm 
 

Anybody want to cop to being bidder 7 or 9?


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 2:43 am 
 

Dudes.  If you want a new Encyclopedia Britannica, its going to cost you more than I just forked over for the Lost Tamo.  Its article on the Louisiana Purchase will be shorter than the one on Wikipedia, and I doubt it will have anything on Pokemon.  Or D&D.  Wikipedia is 40 times the size of the EB and growing exponentially.

How can you knock a free online resource which lists every guest star who ever appeared on the Muppet Show?  Excessive detail?  If you're not interested in the Muppets, don't read the article.  This is the web, it isn't wasting shelf space.  I've always been depressed by how poorly encyclopedias covered popular culture and how out-of-date they seemed.

Although Wikipedia falls short of an ideal information source, it compares well to traditional media.  As a child, I recall reading a book which explained how the Rothschilds started every war in modern history.  I remember watching a TV program (narrated by Leonard Nimoy, who I regarded as authoritative for some reason) which suggested that it was certain death to fly an airplane into a triangle with Bermuda at one corner.  If we could just return to the days when only people with money could spread disinformation.

Admittedly, the articles on D&D related topics tend to lack the encyclopedic style which Wikipedia strive for.    But really, this is more a property of the D&D community than of Wikipedia.  In other disciplines, such as mathematics, Wikipedia has superb articles.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:09 am 
 

bombadil wrote:Anybody want to cop to being bidder 7 or 9?


I placed a bid on on it in the last seconds but was already outbid by $3.82 by grubbiv.  That was already more than I wanted to pay too.  Good win grubbiv!

  


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:09 am 
 

And for those poor people (like me) who resort to searching the acaeum via google, long after the ebay items have vanished from view... the final price was:

GBP 691.08
= approx $1,350

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 5:47 pm 
 

grubbiv wrote:Dudes.  If you want a new Encyclopedia Britannica, its going to cost you more than I just forked over for the Lost Tamo.  Its article on the Louisiana Purchase will be shorter than the one on Wikipedia, and I doubt it will have anything on Pokemon.  Or D&D.  Wikipedia is 40 times the size of the EB and growing exponentially.

How can you knock a free online resource which lists every guest star who ever appeared on the Muppet Show?  Excessive detail?  If you're not interested in the Muppets, don't read the article.  This is the web, it isn't wasting shelf space.  I've always been depressed by how poorly encyclopedias covered popular culture and how out-of-date they seemed.

Although Wikipedia falls short of an ideal information source, it compares well to traditional media.  As a child, I recall reading a book which explained how the Rothschilds started every war in modern history.  I remember watching a TV program (narrated by Leonard Nimoy, who I regarded as authoritative for some reason) which suggested that it was certain death to fly an airplane into a triangle with Bermuda at one corner.  If we could just return to the days when only people with money could spread disinformation.

Admittedly, the articles on D&D related topics tend to lack the encyclopedic style which Wikipedia strive for.    But really, this is more a property of the D&D community than of Wikipedia.  In other disciplines, such as mathematics, Wikipedia has superb articles.



Hey that's nice reasoning.

I was going to spend $2,000 on an EB set
Now I can use Wikipedia, which is better and free
Therefore, I have a spare $2,000 to spend on rares like Lost Tamoachan

Hmm. I'm gonna have to try that one with my wife  :D

(PS And I agree with you on Wikipedia, it's left traditional encyclopaedias such as EB in the dust)

  
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