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Post Posted: Wed May 24, 2006 4:54 am 
 

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Plaag wrote:Yep..Tire

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8O  8O  8O  OMG what ARE you lot doing with the english language over there :D

oh well as long as you know what it means, i guess thats the main thing.

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Post Posted: Wed May 24, 2006 5:07 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:
Plaag wrote:Yep..Tire

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8O  8O  8O  OMG what ARE you lot doing with the english language over there :D

oh well as long as you know what it means, i guess thats the main thing.

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Post Posted: Wed May 24, 2006 11:50 am 
 

Even in Canada "tyre" is rare and "tire" common - very sad!

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dont tell me you spell tyre like tire ??!!  8O  (as in the tyre of a car)

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Post Posted: Wed May 24, 2006 12:10 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:    Nothing about Blake strikes me as particularly angry, and his politics are the politics of the mystic.


Mystic oh yes, but there is so much more to Blake; radical, dissenter, sometime Jacobin and revolutionary, defender of the weak, sexual egalitarian, possible rioter and drinker…  Like a lot of people living in those times, I think he was angry too.  

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Sinewy deception, & of the Warrior's outbraving
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In lineaments too extended & in bones too straight & long.
They shew their wounds: they accuse…"

There was I recall a group of radicals living across the Atlantic in the colonies, at the same time, who were also quite angry…  :wink:


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Post Posted: Wed May 24, 2006 2:59 pm 
 

Interesting then, that Blake's America a Prophecy ends with the prediction that the American revolt against Urizen's law, as represented by the chaos of Orc, will ultimately result in destruction.

  I guess I hadn't really thought of Blake's other social commentary within the context of his times.

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Post Posted: Wed May 24, 2006 3:51 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:Interesting then, that Blake's America a Prophecy ends with the prediction that the American revolt against Urizen's law, as represented by the chaos of Orc, will ultimately result in destruction.

  I guess I hadn't really thought of Blake's other social commentary within the context of his times.

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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 7:25 pm 
 

I had been out of town for a week and missed my weekly Half Price Books run. I finally got a chance to go today and nothing new on the shelves but I caught an unusually friendly staffer who showed me what they had behind the counter.....nabbed an Immortals box set for $15 with 15% off and.....

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Post Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 12:36 pm 
 

I won an eBay lot of low-value items.  I paid too much, but I wanted that copy of S1.  I opened the package this morning . . .

Hiding amidst the remains of a cut-up set of Holmes rules was a 12th printing of the Greyhawk Supplement booklet.  Yeah, it's not worth anything, but I was expecting only S1, X1, and B2.

  

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Post Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 4:29 am 
 

In opening up my stores of old game stuff, I discovered a couple of items that I did not really know about before.

1)  A set of city geomorphs...where did those come from?  How much are they worth?

2)  Some TSR character sheets for various classes, printed on goldenrod.  Are those anything interesting?

3)  The official stats for Warduke.  Guess, which publication I found them in.

4)  Some cardstock items by TSR...one labled "treetops" and the other set depicting stone walls or floors...in color.  What are those?

5)  Copies of The Strategic Review.  One has an elephant and the other has WWI fighter planes on the cover.  The third is just a newsletter format.  Rare?

6)  A packet of blank TSR layout sheets in their envelope.  (Apparently, they were extras I hung onto?)

7) X2 Castle Amber...with an Erol Otus giant crushing a tower in his grasp.  (What's with that?)

8)  Castle Greyhawk (The comedy version...was that meant to spite Gygax?)

9) The Village of Hommlet (Probably an early monochrome print.)

10)  About a million hardcover books...in worse condition than I remember.  Apparently, I played them half to death.

11)  Some piece of crap second-party thing called Palace of the Vampire Queen (OK...I lied about that.)

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Post Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 7:32 am 
 

Uncut City Geos can sell for $60-80. I take it they are the TSR kind, not the Dundracon ones?

You could get the same for a Palace of The Vampire Queen, but if you've got the folder I'll give you a hundred for it. :D


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Post Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 9:18 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:5)  Copies of The Strategic Review.  One has an elephant and the other has WWI fighter planes on the cover.  The third is just a newsletter format.  Rare?


Check the title again on the third; is it Strategic PREview?

  

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Post Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 1:14 am 
 

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MShipley88 wrote:5)  Copies of The Strategic Review.  One has an elephant and the other has WWI fighter planes on the cover.  The third is just a newsletter format.  Rare?


Check the title again on the third; is it Strategic PREview?


The title reads as follows:

The Strategic Review
Military Miniatures * Games * Swords and Sorcery
Summer 1975       Single Copy 50 (cents)   Vol. 1, No 2

I don't have the "cents" sign on my keyboard (and I am too lazy to find out the number code for it.  But that's what the cover says.)

The first article is a memorial for Donald R. Kaye, who died 31 January 1975.

There is an editorial comment by Brian J. Blume that starts out:

"Tactical Studies Rules is not a giant company; it is not even a large one.  But we are growing now, and in the future we might attain substantial size.  While we must make a profit to remain in business, TSR is not around solely to make money."

The back cover has information for Gen Con VII at the Horticultural Hall in Lake Geneva.  It gives Gary Gygax's phone number!   8O

It has a price tag for $6.80 from Future Dreams, down in Portland.  I think I paid $4 for each of the three.  (I was looking for Dragon magazines at the time and I was disappointed to only get these SR's instead.)  

I have never taken it out of the bag.

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Post Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 1:17 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:Uncut City Geos can sell for $60-80. I take it they are the TSR kind, not the Dundracon ones?

You could get the same for a Palace of The Vampire Queen, but if you've got the folder I'll give you a hundred for it. :D


The city geos are uncut and in some kind of light folder....I presume that there was a cover or something....in shrinkwrap?

I was only joking about the Vampire Queen.  Sadly.   :x

Back in the day, I would never have bought anything from a company with a whimpy name like Wee Warriors.

Most of this stuff, however, is stuff my gamers gave me over the years.  I certainly never had any money.

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Post Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 5:26 am 
 

got some nice things today:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... RK:MEWN:IT

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... RK:MEWN:IT

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... RK:MEWN:IT

very VERY pleased - sat here with a huge smile on my face :D

been after GBH forever, so nice to finally have that, hogunmark has always been an item that has eluded me and the planescape faction pins are just plain cool! *makes note to speak to azurah about which ones i am missing*

better get back to work now  :?

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Post Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 6:50 am 
 

Thats a good pick up with the Player's Secrets of Hogunmark, I was going to watch the thing and see how well it did, if I'd a known were it was going to end up I would have placed a bid or two on it myself.. I can't actually remember another one for sale? anyone wath them at all knows??

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Post Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 6:54 am 
 

beasterbrook wrote:Thats a good pick up with the Player's Secrets of Hogunmark, I was going to watch the thing and see how well it did, if I'd a known were it was going to end up I would have placed a bid or two on it myself.. I can't actually remember another one for sale? anyone wath them at all knows??

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bar for coug putting one up from time to time (normally with a reserve - well beyond what i was prepared to pay for it), last one i remember clearly, was BTB putting one up a fair while back but i missed the end of it (as usual)...

cant remember the finishing $ tho. still, at that price, you cant go wrong imo - nice decent pickup!

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Post Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 8:15 am 
 

have to agree with you on that one

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Post Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 11:24 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:
beasterbrook wrote:Thats a good pick up with the Player's Secrets of Hogunmark, I was going to watch the thing and see how well it did, if I'd a known were it was going to end up I would have placed a bid or two on it myself.. I can't actually remember another one for sale? anyone wath them at all knows??

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bar for coug putting one up from time to time (normally with a reserve - well beyond what i was prepared to pay for it), last one i remember clearly, was BTB putting one up a fair while back but i missed the end of it (as usual)...

cant remember the finishing $ tho. still, at that price, you cant go wrong imo - nice decent pickup!

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Wow!  Good memory.  I just checked my records and it sold for $14.99 (which was the opening bid, I am sure).  I remember seeing a couple sell in the $20 range a little before that.


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Post Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 11:39 am 
 

Beyondthebreach wrote:Wow!  Good memory.  I just checked my records and it sold for $14.99 (which was the opening bid, I am sure).  I remember seeing a couple sell in the $20 range a little before that.


well i have been looking for a decent price one of them since then! only one cropped up was cougs and i just didnt fancy paying £50+ when i knew i could get it for a fraction of that, which i did in the end thankfully!

just goes to show really, a little patience normally pays off (something which us lot rarely ever show :D )

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Post Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 5:21 pm 
 

Ahem.


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