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Post Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:40 pm 
 

ashmire13 wrote:I think that needs to be bought for posterity...  8)

Interesting... save something for posterity that came out of someone's posterior... eeeeewww!!!

  


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:48 pm 
 

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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I was thinking the same thing. I love looking at other people's older books, and seeing the notes they made and the coloring, which is especially rampant in MMs. I have some Dragonlance modules with the feedback pages I filled out as a kid, and they are artifacts of my joy with the game.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:17 pm 
 

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I was thinking the same thing. I love looking at other people's older books, and seeing the notes they made and the coloring, which is especially rampant in MMs. I have some Dragonlance modules with the feedback pages I filled out as a kid, and they are artifacts of my joy with the game.


I don't think I'd like a book quite as beat up as the one in that listing, but part of my collecting fun is getting my hands on a book that has been gamed with and seeing how it has been used.

I'm as big a fan of getting near mint DMGs, MMs, PHBs, and D&DGs as the next guy, but I enjoy used books that have notes, doodles, game tips, etc. in them as well.  I have DMGs that have all the characteristics of artifacts filled out and attached tabs for easy reference; PHBs with running commentary about what does and doesn't work or how to make things better; MMs with colored in pictures and added detail/mythology for the monsters and so on.  I enjoy collecting these every bit as much as finding the rares or first editions.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:10 pm 
 

Shingen wrote:I was thinking the same thing. I love looking at other people's older books, and seeing the notes they made and the coloring, which is especially rampant in MMs. I have some Dragonlance modules with the feedback pages I filled out as a kid, and they are artifacts of my joy with the game.


Hands down, my most favorite part of buying used D&D stuff is finding the old character sheets.  ALWAYS a fun read.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:17 am 
 

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Hands down, my most favorite part of buying used D&D stuff is finding the old character sheets.  ALWAYS a fun read.


Absolutely - I would bet I have seen upwards of 30 Vorpal swords, and dozens of characters with no stats less than 15 - wonderful stuff :lol:


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:38 am 
 

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Now you've done it..!!   8O


yes, 4th edition 1979, copyright 1977-1978 TSR Games. it is diferent then most as it has a red inside front cover. I guess they ran out of white. LOL


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And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:50 pm 
 

Dwellors Demogods Get this rare book while you can, lol.


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:54 pm 
 

SoulCatcher78 wrote:Dwellors Demogods Get this rare book while you can, lol.




Then in the description he says 'Dongeon Dwellers book.'  Perhaps the word 'Dongeon' is a brand of codpiece?

  

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:00 pm 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:

Then in the description he says 'Dongeon Dwellers book.'  Perhaps the word 'Dongeon' is a brand of codpiece?


The funny thing is that all of his listings say the same exact thing

eBay listings


EDIT: Here's another funny quote from him on the module listings:

This is for the Module collection. A vary hard to find system complete.





** expired eBay auction **




I would say that's true. I can't wait to buy this 'complete' system.





I don't think I've ever seen this box of minis, though. Is it worth $279?



http://cgi.ebay.com/DUNGEON-DWELLERS-DE ... 911.c0.m14

  

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:29 am 
 

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I don't think I've ever seen this box of minis, though. Is it worth $279?


** expired eBay auction **




64 minis @ $279.00 is around $4.75 per mini (plus the box).



FWIW though I am no expert on mini's.


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:46 am 
 

Has this turned into the sillies auction prices thread as well (I can't seem to quickly find that thread)?



I found this one:



http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... 0358507263



For the low price of $21,900 you can own this guys junk box.

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:04 pm 
 

Mars wrote:Has this turned into the sillies auction prices thread as well (I can't seem to quickly find that thread)?

I found this one:


** expired eBay auction **


For the low price of $21,900 you can own this guys junk box.




my god, what on earth!!  :lol:


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:49 pm 
 

MERP Minas Tirith



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Cities-of-Middle- ... dZViewItem



This one made me laugh as the Seller states:



"Please note I have cut the A3 map into four A4 size parts along the fold lines for ease of storage"

  

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:21 pm 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:MERP Minas Tirith


** expired eBay auction **


This one made me laugh as the Seller states:

"Please note I have cut the A3 map into four A4 size parts along the fold lines for ease of storage"


At least he told you beforehand. Some aren't that honest.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:00 am 
 

Check it out man - a leg!



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... SS:US:1123

  


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:09 am 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:Check it out man - a leg!


** expired eBay auction **




Oddly enough, I could see somebody buying that (though maybe not at that price :roll: ).



For a while at least, Marvel's action figures would contain parts of a larger figure.  (They may still do this; I dunno.)  The idea being that in order to get all the parts to put together Galactus or Apocalypse or whomever you'd need to buy all the action figures in a given series, as each had a different piece.



If you only wanted a few of them but wanted to build the larger figure, that could be useful.  Though it certainly is a strange item to see auctioned regardless. :lol:


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:47 am 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:Check it out man - a leg!


** expired eBay auction **




I wonder how much it would cost to win this -- an arm ... and a leg?

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:35 am 
 

We obviously need to stop using the term 1e or 1st edition. This seller has the right title for his auction :)




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Post Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:43 am 
 

ashmire13 wrote:
my god, what on earth!!  :lol:


Called "trying to get on Letterman" or some such..

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:38 pm 
 

Seventh book in this seller's lot is an interesting "Dungeons & Dragons" book (individual photo)




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