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Post Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:13 am 
 

What're the chances, still no bids!! :roll:


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:39 am 
 

Invincible Overlord wrote:
Ok Bill, tell me what your estimate would be if it is different than this one here:

N4 Treasure Hunt - $20
D&D Boxed Set - $10
X13 (Shrinkwrap) - $30?
The other 12 books - $36

Even if you priced the X13 at $20, that would only be $86, which is under the current bid.


While N4 used to go for that, it has falllen on harder times. The only saving grace is the shrink on the X13 (I don't think I saw that at the time). Still, the other books are basically total crap.


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

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:50 am 
 


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So Dragon Dung genetically modified?

  

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:19 am 
 

At least they're honest...



Frankly we wre a little embarassed to list this item but........what the heck
We tried to illustrate the condition well in the photos but will gladly answer any questions"







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Post Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:02 am 
 

misterspock wrote:At least they're honest...





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Sad thing is, I've seen worse listed. And they apparently were not embarassed.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:09 pm 
 

A "cosmetic issue"  :)




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Post Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:42 pm 
 

misterspock wrote:A "cosmetic issue"  :)


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Maybe someone has the cover listed separately .... "perfect for the person who wants to show off his book but doesn't mind the content issue"

  

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:08 pm 
 

A humorous item description from hermes3000



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She's cold as ice!!!

Female Frost Giant with Stone Axe

Ahem... I don't mean to belabor what is obvious in the photos above, but... Do you remember a time when D&D was marketed as a game for "adults?"

This figure as you can see is topless. This fact may raise eyebrows today, but it didn't back in the days when you purchased your dice and other gaming supplies at the same store that sold blacklight posters, beaded curtains, and bongs shaped like a wizard's head.

Point being, while I don't know who manufactured this particular mini, I would have to conclude that it was manufactured sometime in the 1970s, or certainly no later than 1983, which is when Gary Gygax launched the Saturday morning "Dungeons & Dragons" cartoon. ("Uni, come back!") I'm sure you follow my logic here. This fine warrior woman harkens not from the world of Saturday morning cartoons, but from the Saturday night D&D game held in the blacklit basement of your freaky friend Steve; you know, the guy who wore a musketeer's hat to school, never took off his sunglasses,  owned every album by Hawkwind and B.O.C., and who responded to the taunts of the school bullies by quoting passages out of Michael Moorcock.  We all knew a Steve at some point, didn't we?

But I digress. This figure stands over two inches (6 cm) tall, and has a pretty good paint job, except for one odd feature, which is that her nails are painted pink. I did not do this. I suspect it was one of my housemates' idea of a joke, but none of them have 'fessed up. So, be it known: what you'll be getting here is a savage, half-naked, giant, blue-skinned warrior woman from the frozen wastelands of the north; who, at some point during her sojourn south to maraud, kill, crush and pillage the settlements of puny hyoo-mons,  found time to get her nails done. I hope this is not a deal-breaker.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:02 pm 
 

Here's a "rare" Top Secret box set!!!! :lol:




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Post Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:28 pm 
 

"RARE" ... give me a break   :D






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Post Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:22 pm 
 

Avurax wrote:
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All of his auctions have amusing descriptions.  Anyone who plays a character named "Lorem Ipsum" has a sense of humor.

However, if true, this is sobering:
I am homeless (living in a van) so your purchase helps put gas in the tank and cat food in the bowl.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:31 pm 
 

evanevanevans wrote:"RARE" ... give me a break   :D



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*g* Relative to remaindered copies of the latest celebrity pseudoautobiography, perhaps?
Got a "sold" sign beside it, so they must be doing something right! ;)

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:lol:



Classic excuse, too, in;

"...his rapier is missing the blade because the character he was for had a "ghost blade" that only he could see (through his missing eye; long boring 'let me tell you about my neat character' story)..."



Was good reading through their other auctions... not bad on the painting either IMHO, fwiw.


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:41 am 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:A humorous item description from hermes3000

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The side view really gives that miniature the justice it deserves.





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I am homeless (living in a van) so your purchase helps put gas in the tank and cat food in the bowl. Thanks for looking!




Poor dude... Nice looking minis though.

I also like how he takes standard minis and chops off the heads, or arms or weapons and adds some of his own stuff to make them more like the PCs.

I wonder if the van is parked down by the river?


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:48 pm 
 

Gnat the Beggar wrote:
Nice looking minis though.
I also like how he takes standard minis and chops off the heads, or arms or weapons and adds some of his own stuff to make them more like the PCs.


Nice touch that, I gave mine distinctive paintwork, but I like what he is doing with those...


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:45 pm 
 

The homeless guy must be using a wireless.
I like the description of the frigid amazon she-hulk.

One of the simplest and funniest listings I've ever seen was after scrolling through page after page of eBay listings of d&d hardcovers (Dungeon Master's Guide, Monster Manual, Dungeon Master's Guide, Monster Manual, repeat, repeat) and stopping suddenly at back-to-back listings of the "Friend Folio" and a "Payer's Handbook". <shocked> <reality check> <laughing>
No seller-trickery was intended, just that familiar (probably well-meaning female) ignorance mixed with a little uncertainty. You know: Ma Bell's Little Used Book Store or something listing those books her son might have used. Thanks Ma!

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:47 pm 
 

I can't wait to display this. Maybe I'll invest in a nice frame for it  :)



This great find would be a fine addition to any collection and displays nicely!



The design depicts design of that era.

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:20 pm 
 

Here are some rather tasty morsels of modules -- no, really! I mean they're very tasty ... at least it looks like someone -- or some THING -- found them very tasty, with some obvious bits bitten off :)



Oh, and just in case y'all were wondering, they're all in mint condition :lol:



They are in mint condition.  There are 18 books and 1 map in the lot. Please feel free to email me with any other questions.  Thank you!





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Post Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:27 pm 
 

misterspock wrote:Oh, and just in case y'all were wondering, they're all in mint condition :lol:

Can you get mint-scented mildew? :?
Maybe not, but there's certainly been some elemental evil at work there at some point.

(Looks like some of those were actually stuck together and cut apart... :()


[edit: 2k get. *jk*]


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:32 pm 
 

Tasty Morsels.... this arrived today.  
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I should have looked at the second picture more closely.  When it arrived it is clearly rodent eaten.  The book was dropped in food and the rodents chewed into the bottom of the book.  First they claimed in the description the bottom was cut with a knife...  when I emailed them they claim it was done with a hole punch.  They offered a refund.... but are clearly listing more titles that were rodent chewed to various degrees and calling it hole punch damage.  It's pretty gross.



I sent them a message stating that "both a knife and a punch are regular uniform cuts. This is eaten into leaving the edges of the damage concave. No hole punch or knife can make this contour. It's pretty clearly rodent damage to any experienced book collector/seller. Described correctly or illustrated clearly, very few people would even consider buying this. That coupled with a postmark that demonstrates it took two weeks to ship after an immediate payment make me very uncomfortable. Thanks for the return option, but had this been described properly or even arrived promptly there would be either no issue or an already resolved one. Meanwhile, it appears based on recent feedback that you have changed your descriptions from knife cut to hole punched. If you accurately state that the books are partially rodent eaten, they won't sell, right? I am out time, energy, shipping cost and aggravation due to what I can not determine is an honest error or a falsehood, ouch.".  



In any event, if any of you are thinking of shopping with them, heads up.  I will return this to them, but won't shop with Mickey Mouse again.  hehe.


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