OD&D white box rarity poll:  4th vs 5th
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Poll: Which whitey(s) do you own?

A single 4th print 9%       9%  [ 3 ]
A single 5th print 18%       18%  [ 6 ]
A single 4th, multiple 5ths 3%       3%  [ 1 ]
A single 5th, multiple 4ths 0%       0%  [ 0 ]
One of each 18%       18%  [ 6 ]
Multiples of each 9%       9%  [ 3 ]
Neither 42%       42%  [ 14 ]
Total votes : 33

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:04 pm 
 

Time to revisit this subject.  The last time we ran such a poll, it seemed to turn out that fewer of us own a 5th print box set than a 4th print.  I was surprised by that result.

So, is the 5th print whitey rarer than the 4th print, or vice versa?  Which do you have?  We're talking complete sets only!  Including ref sheets!  And the box!  

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:27 pm 
 

I did not respond to the poll due to your criteria because I have a hybrid:

My booklets are 4th, my box is an OCE, and I do not have reference sheets.

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:29 pm 
 

BTW, who's that in your avatar?  John Muir?  Alfred Russell Wallace?


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:57 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:BTW, who's that in your avatar?  John Muir?  Alfred Russell Wallace?

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:01 pm 
 

Yeah I don't know how to respond to the poll, I've got a 5th, 4th and a hybrid 4th with one 5th print booklet.

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:13 pm 
 

The 4th is considerably more rare than the 5th, I'd suggest.  The UK "5th", formerly known as the "5A", is about on par with a 4th, perhaps slightly rarer.

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:18 pm 
 

one of each ... but a couple of hybrids to boot.


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:01 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:BTW, who's that in your avatar?  John Muir?  Alfred Russell Wallace?


Sort of like Wallace, only dumb and illiterate.


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:20 pm 
 

Hhhmmm... what about the ones in shrink??? 4th ? 5th ? So I voted multiple, soon as that other one arrives  8O

  


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:25 pm 
 

I have one fourth and one fifth  (and a first and a sixth  :P ).


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:13 pm 
 

5th books, no box/etc., no 4th so I voted Neither :D


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:35 am 
 

only a 5th... for the time being...

actually i would be more interested in a woody rather than a whitey... :D :D :D


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:39 am 
 

just a 5th.


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:38 am 
 

One of each but looking to upgrade :D


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:27 am 
 

From what we've got so far, it's looking like the 5th outnumbers the 4th by about 4 to 1.  Much different from the results we got last time around, though the structure of that poll was different.

I guess the main problem with this poll is that we can't see the ratio in the "multiple copies of each" answer.  Nonetheless, it appears the 4th may indeed be far rarer than the 5th.  

Didn't there used to be a reputed "4th minus" white box printing in the rulebooks section?  I don't see it there now, but I seem to recall something like that...


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:22 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:Didn't there used to be a reputed "4th minus" white box printing in the rulebooks section?  I don't see it there now, but I seem to recall something like that...

Yup, it turns out that was incorrect, so it was removed.  Nobody actually had one as was described.

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:54 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:Yup, it turns out that was incorrect, so it was removed.  Nobody actually had one as was described.


Actually I think it was nobody had the 4th as described then and it was always a 4th minus, so the 4th minus became the 4th and the old 4th was removed.

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:45 am 
 

deimos3428 wrote:Yup, it turns out that was incorrect, so it was removed.  Nobody actually had one as was described.


mhhh... i'm not sure of that... you should read here:
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actually we are going to define even the "4th-+"...


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:48 am 
 

Plaag wrote:
Actually I think it was nobody had the 4th as described then and it was always a 4th minus, so the 4th minus became the 4th and the old 4th was removed.

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Yeah, I got it backwards.  The previous "4th" never existed; the current 4th is the previous "4th minus".

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:33 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:Yeah, I got it backwards.  The previous "4th" never existed; the current 4th is the previous "4th minus".

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