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Post Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2004 4:41 am 
 

Thank you, Ralf!


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 08, 2004 3:26 am 
 

This is both a fun find and a story about what people put in box sets.  I went in a thrift store with my wife.  I always check out the board games.  Finding nothing, I was headed for the door when I saw a small box by GDW on a shelf with computer games - Striker, Traveller miniatures rules.  It was only 99 cents and the box was in good shape, so I was going to buy it if it was complete or nearly so.  Inside I found everything but the dice.  Plus, I found ship plans, a rule book and counters for Snapshot, another Traveller game.  Finally, I found a nearly perfect copy of Bio-One, a 1974 TSR pamphlet on hit locations for fired weapons.  D & D doesn't even appear on the product list.  And, it was 50% off day, so the whole thing cost 50 cents.

  


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 08, 2004 7:08 pm 
 

I wish that I had snagged this copy of Seren Ironhand
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MEDW:IT
but I had decided that $25-ish was my max bid....

I did, however, get this Starstone last week:  I'm eagerly awaiting its arrival:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MEWN:IT

I'm hoping to find Seren and others at GenCon this year, in a "real cheap" bin somewhere :D


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2004 12:39 pm 
 

I wish that I had snagged this copy of Seren Ironhand
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MEDW:IT
but I had decided that $25-ish was my max bid....


Grodog,

You only had to bid a little more to snag it!  I was surprised to see that I had won it since I placed the bid early.  Figured someone would snipe it for sure.  It was a little more than I had wanted to spend but it doesn't come up often either.  Wonder if anyone knows how many of these were produced?  Couldn't have been many of them since most people weren't even aware that it existed until recently.  Last one went for about $40.00 which is still seems like a pretty good deal.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2004 12:57 pm 
 

It would be great if someone could offer a capsule review of this item when there's time.
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2004 12:41 am 
 

dbartman wrote:Grodog,



You only had to bid a little more to snag it!  I was surprised to see that I had won it since I placed the bid early.  




I noticed that your bid was early in the day, too---I had seriously considered just adding another dollar or three, but like I said, my bid was all that I wanted to spend, especially without any info about the module's playability/quality.  I'm hoping to find a copy on the cheap at GenCon :D



You got a nice snag on the 10th Anniversary pack for Gangbusters, too,

dbartman:  

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MEDW:IT

Had I not been in a meeting that went over-long at work, I would have fought more for that one ;)


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2004 1:36 am 
 

Thanks - It's amazing that items still pop up that were previously unknown (at least to me).  That's what make collecting this stuff great!





If I see these again I'll be sure to let you know.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2004 2:40 am 
 

dbartman wrote:If I see these again I'll be sure to let you know.




Thanks, I'd appreciate that :D


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2004 11:40 pm 
 

Diablo Fast play game for $0.50



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5912112907



Why Not?  One the very few items I am missing and I get it for 4 bits.  Who Hahahahaah.


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 1:38 am 
 

There have been some good deals lately!

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$64.00 for H1 Bloodstone Pass, DL1 through DL10, Acute Paranoia, and 13 other RPG books.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MEWN:IT



$22.50 for Return to the Keep on the Borderland sealed, Ravenloft sealed, The Star of Kolhapur, Kidnapped, Wand of Archael, and a couple others.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MEWN:IT



$10.00 for L3.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MEWN:IT



$25.00 for T1-4, B1-9 and two others.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MEWN:IT



$17.05 for 4 pastels and 3 others.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MEWN:IT



$3.00 for 4 new 3.0 hardcovers:  Wheel of Time RPG, PHB, DMG, MM

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MEWN:IT



$32.01 for the binder, 8 modules and 2 hardcovers.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MEWN:IT



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Post Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 4:05 am 
 

darkseraphim wrote:There have been some good deals lately!

:D





Nice buys.  And probably not much more for the whole lot than you would have had to pay for a single H1 had you been bidding against cougarrinard.  Where was he?  Holiday perhaps.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 4:23 am 
 

I debated bidding on the H1 lot, but I'm not in the reselling business, so it didn't seem worth it. I believe it is incomplete, too. The seller e-mailed me the contents.


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 10:35 am 
 

Darkseraphim,

Nice snag on the L3.   For Buy it Now no less!  If you care to sell it sans ebay to someone looking for one let me know.  Also the mono-D3.

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 7:34 pm 
 

A couple gems I got for a song:



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5912621519



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5912621551

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 9:25 pm 
 

Bastard.


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2004 12:26 am 
 





McDuff, I'm not familiar with those two---care to share some details (and yes, this time I actually did in fact manage to check HW first!)?  Other than this guy having helped write Shadows of Yog-Sothoth for CoC (pub'd in 1982), I have no idea who he is.  



Out of curiosity, how many other non-TSR items are listed in HW that do not appear on Matthias' site?  I rarely consult HW, truthfully, and tend to use Matthias' page as my non-TSR bible....


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2004 8:07 am 
 

1/4 of the items I have aren't on the Bockster's site. I have been meaning to send scans/descriptions, but time.............

I have always been a non-TSR collector, but I'm finding myself favoring them more and more lately. Such variation.


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2004 11:11 am 
 

Deadlord36 wrote:Bastard.




Ah come now, I do not have the money to bid with the big boys, surely you can let me have some table scraps from time to time. :wink:

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2004 11:22 am 
 

grodog wrote:
McDuff, I'm not familiar with those two---care to share some details (and yes, this time I actually did in fact manage to check HW first!)?  Other than this guy having helped write Shadows of Yog-Sothoth for CoC (pub'd in 1982), I have no idea who he is.  



Out of curiosity, how many other non-TSR items are listed in HW that do not appear on Matthias' site?  I rarely consult HW, truthfully, and tend to use Matthias' page as my non-TSR bible....




The author's name sounds familiar, but I am not sure I have anything else by him.  The intro to The Tombs of Valla says they were used at Procon I during the summer of 1980.  The Tombs of Valla was split into two rounds and Notnaidag Robber Headquarters was the third round.  It was also noted no one survived the third round.  I have not read the adventures yet so I can not attest to the playability.



As Frank said, there are many items not listed on Matthias' site and there are even some that are not listed in Heroic Worlds.  But I would recommend against collecting non-TSR supplements, the quality is usually lacking and the artwork normally is substandard :twisted:

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2004 11:31 am 
 

That's what I like about them so much. None of the processed crap that TSR puts out. How can you beat the cover of something like Misty Isles? I can't think of anything that TSR ever did that compares, artwise. At least to my tastes.


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