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Post Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:35 am 
 

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:25 pm 
 

The photo on this just looked really funny to me. Is that supposed to be Warduke?



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Post Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:32 pm 
 

Check this thing out...a spiral bound 2e PHB. I was going to post this in Report Copyright Infringement thread, but the description/rationalization is too funny.



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I have no idea if TSR released this as a soft cover version, or if someone copied a hard cover edition and formatted it into this spiral.  Judging from the darkness of some of the graphics, it looks like photo copies.  That having been said, it is complete (255 pages), totally readable, and showing little or no wear.  It has a plastic protector on the front and sturdy black cardboard type back page.




As if the cut-off artwork and text on the cover isn't an obvious clue, too. :lol:

  


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:14 pm 
 

misterspock wrote:Check this thing out...a spiral bound 2e PHB. I was going to post this in Report Copyright Infringement thread, but the description/rationalization is too funny.


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As if the cut-off artwork and text on the cover isn't an obvious clue, too. :lol:




Assuming there's any type of age to this at all, I'd think it'd cost more to do this than it would to actually buy the book  8O



255 pages scanned/printed, spiral binding, covers(coverstock) etc

  

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:23 pm 
 

I have no heart to report this as a copyright infringement.  That photocopy and binding job seems worth something just as an artifact.


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:51 pm 
 

misterspock wrote:The photo on this just looked really funny to me. Is that supposed to be Warduke?


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The gay pride edition.  No offense intended... :)

  

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:24 pm 
 

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Assuming there's any type of age to this at all, I'd think it'd cost more to do this than it would to actually buy the book  8O

255 pages scanned/printed, spiral binding, covers(coverstock) etc


...unless they worked at the local Office Max at the time. :)


I have no heart to report this as a copyright infringement. That photocopy and binding job seems worth something just as an artifact.


That's true, also I don't get the feeling the seller deals in selling pirated stuff based on his other items listed.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:41 pm 
 

I can't believe there is even the thought of attempting to sell this.



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Post Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:51 am 
 

SimperingToad wrote:I can't believe there is even the thought of attempting to sell this.


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8O



But all the pages are there.




So... it's complete  :roll:


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:40 am 
 

SimperingToad wrote:I can't believe there is even the thought of attempting to sell this.


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8O




Wow - that is Dog Rogeredest I have ever seen. I note the condition is listed as 'Acceptable' - to whom I wonder.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:45 am 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:
Wow - that is Dog Rogeredest I have ever seen. I note the condition is listed as 'Acceptable' - to whom I wonder.


Wait, who was the one on the Acaeum that listed their beat up manual (PHB?) as "hugely knackered" or something like that? (I was thinking Lawrenson, but that's probably because of his avatar).

That's how this book should be described or maybe "beyond knackered".

  

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:49 am 
 

That Monster Manual is one of the coolest items I've seen on Ebay.

Somebody gamed with it.  They used it as a reference. They carried it in to a friend's house in a bag. They fixed it when it broke. They colored on its pages between games, waiting to get a chance to play again.  They used it as a handy writing surface.  They passed it around the table.  They leaned their elbows on it.  They used it as a coaster for gamer drinks.  They kept it even when it was cruddy because it was part of their favorite hobby.

It might not be valuable as a collectible, but that's a cool book.

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:39 am 
 

FormCritic wrote:That Monster Manual is one of the coolest items I've seen on Ebay.

Somebody gamed with it.  They used it as a reference. They carried it in to a friend's house in a bag. They fixed it when it broke. They colored on its pages between games, waiting to get a chance to play again.  They used it as a handy writing surface.  They passed it around the table.  They leaned their elbows on it.  They used it as a coaster for gamer drinks.  They kept it even when it was cruddy because it was part of their favorite hobby.

It might not be valuable as a collectible, but that's a cool book.

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:38 am 
 

misterspock wrote:
Wait, who was the one on the Acaeum that listed their beat up manual (PHB?) as "hugely knackered" or something like that? (I was thinking Lawrenson, but that's probably because of his avatar).

That's how this book should be described or maybe "beyond knackered".


C'Mon... The guy is only asking 99 cents for it.

It's not like he's trying to make a good deal of money on it...


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:44 am 
 

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C'Mon... The guy is only asking 99 cents for it.

It's not like he's trying to make a good deal of money on it...

Avoiding listing fees. It also does not weigh 5 pounds for mailing purposes.

Sounds like he's trying to squeeze every penny he can to me. But then maybe he's one of the fortunate multitudes without a job.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:40 pm 
 

Looks like a first print...

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:25 pm 
 

bbarsh wrote:Looks like a first print...

:lol:


Now you've done it..!!   8O


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:31 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:That Monster Manual is one of the coolest items I've seen on Ebay.


But it's not a Monster Manual... it's a Monter Manual.  Those are much harder to find, especially in good condition.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:57 pm 
 

blackdougal wrote:
But it's not a Monster Manual... it's a Monter Manual.  Those are much harder to find, especially in good condition.


Ah...a printing error.  AND first printing.  Suuuuuper rare!  :D


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:03 pm 
 

I think that needs to be bought for posterity...  8)


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