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Post Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2004 1:32 pm 
 

Yes, a lot of non-tsr stuff is total dross. But that only lets the gems shine all the brighter.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2004 9:07 pm 
 

I think Matthias has taken an extended hiatus from collecting.  He hasn't updated his site in over a year, and before that it was probably two years between updates.  
You can still buy Tombs of Valla and Notnaidag from the author, John Scott Clegg.  I believe he lives in Utah, though the modules won't be as cheap as McDuff got them for.   :wink:
I really enjoy the early non-TSR AD&D/D&D stuff.  It often reminds me of the stuff I would come up with back in the day, and the artwork isn't much better.   :D

  

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2004 9:44 pm 
 

Wait a minute. You can buy the same exact ones, not later printings?


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2004 10:33 pm 
 

Deadlord36 wrote:Wait a minute. You can buy the same exact ones, not later printings?




Yep, you got it.  They're exactly the same.  Whether he has a huge stash of leftovers in his basement or is printing them on an ad hoc basis, I don't know.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2004 10:42 pm 
 

Contact info please, dathon? :D


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

grodog wrote:Contact info please, dathon? :D




I believe if you use the contact information in the modules you can still reach him.  I realize you probably don't have the modules.  Mine are in deep storage, but if some kind soul who has easy access to them can post that info here then that should work in order to find him.  Then again, that was in 1998 or so when I contacted him so he may have moved since then, or may no longer be selling the modules.  It's worth a shot, though.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 14, 2004 2:06 am 
 

If no one replies I'll google him to see what I can find....


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 14, 2004 12:30 pm 
 

Contact info from the modules:



John Scott Clegg Co.

1785 North 1500 East

Provo, Utah 84601

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 14, 2004 12:55 pm 
 

Thanks, McDuff! I take back my previous appellation. How did you find those, BTW? Keyword search or just random?


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 14, 2004 2:13 pm 
 

McDuff wrote:Contact info from the modules:



John Scott Clegg Co.

1785 North 1500 East

Provo, Utah 84601




Yep, that looks like it.  Hope he's still there so you guys can get these modules.  Tombs of Valla actually looked pretty good from what I remember.  I imagine he's got plenty more of them since evidently they were self-published.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 14, 2004 5:49 pm 
 

Gracias guys :D


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 14, 2004 6:54 pm 
 

Yes, grassass. Mucho apprecio. Mondo taco to yuo.


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2004 4:14 pm 
 

Did you ever have one of those moments when you grab a book and your heart leaps into your throat?  I never did before today.  The first book I pulled from the shelf at the used bookstore was a near mint Player's Handbook.  Clean white pages with no highlighting, the reference pages were intact.  No yellow angled banner on the cover and centered AD&D and Player's Handbook so I knew it was an earlier printing.  I opened the cover and there's a white flyleaf.  I turned the page, no printing information on the copyright page.  I looked it over three more times JUST to make sure.  Then I looked at the price written in pencil on the flyleaf.  I leaned over to my ten year old son and whispered "we hit the jackpot."  A true first printing Player's Handbook in near mint condition for under $10.00!!!

    The next book I pulled from the shelf was a first printing Dungeon Master's Guide in the same condition as the Player's Handbook.   The final book pulled from the shelf was a 2nd printing Monster Manual so minty fresh that the cover was still tight when I opened the book.

    Not to bad for a days work!



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Post Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2004 7:49 pm 
 

That's it, I'm taking a trip to your state.  I'm having no luck in the bookstores here.  :D

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2004 9:07 pm 
 

Well done muaddib!  What did your son think of your uanttended treasure, ripe for the plucking---"What, no traps around these goodies, surely they must be an illusion!?!" ;-)


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2004 10:23 pm 
 

I imagine the little guy has a 17 dexterity and disarmed any traps there might have been.


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:46 am 
 

grodog wrote:Well done muaddib!  What did your son think of your uanttended treasure, ripe for the plucking---"What, no traps around these goodies, surely they must be an illusion!?!" ;-)


Once we discussed it, and I showed it to him, he got pretty excited too.  I got him started collecting about two years ago and I've been trying to teach him how to identify printings and how to grade books.  So he understood when I showed him the flyleaf and we looked at the copyright page and didn't find a printing.



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Post Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2004 2:26 pm 
 

>> 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.

Just for the record, the H1 is complete and uncut.  The box is a little smooshed, but the cutout book of buildings and miniatures is near mint, and the counter sheet is unbroken.  Both books are present.
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Other good stuff recently:

Greyhawk folio and 14 mods for $22.05.  Damaged, but some nice ones too.
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Moria, Rangers of the North, Erech, Treasure Vault, Darksmoke, and 9 misc. for $7.49.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MEWN:IT

  

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2004 4:48 pm 
 

I inquired about that one too, and they said the maps were missing from the MERP modules. However, considering the bum info I got on H1.........


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2004 5:05 pm 
 

I'm almost certain the maps are gone.  But sometimes, faith is a better ally than reason.
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