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Post Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:13 pm 
 

I would rather have a wizard set.  That would match my old friend.


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:51 pm 
 

Beyondthebreach wrote:You'd think . . . but where was everyone when this was auctioned?  I even listed it in the classifieds:

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I was still in the hospital tending to wife & baby.  It won't happen again.  :wink:

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:13 pm 
 

Beyondthebreach wrote:

You'd think . . . but where was everyone when this was auctioned?  I even listed it in the classifieds:

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I had just completed mine IIRC correctly or was waiting on the book from the set of three that Frank & I split. I was tempted but one of the two reasons above had me pass.


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 2:34 am 
 

ouhhh... damnd jet leg!!!

i missed to be online for these:


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how is it possible that the price was so below its fair value?!?!

and this one ended with no bids:


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:? ok, i'm not interested in al-qadim, but it was anyway an interesting offer...


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 2:57 am 
 

just another question:


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have you ever seen a color map in this module?!!?  8O


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 3:41 am 
 

Al Quadim, Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance.

All three have in common that they are not particularly beloved by old school collectors.  

Dragonlance was too much a novel in game form.  Good, if you like that kind of thing.

Al Quadim is Arabian Nights stuff.  Not that popular with Americans, who find almost all things Middle East alien and somewhat distasteful.

Forgotten Realms...well...I don't like it for two reasons.  First, there is too much of it and I usually don't like what I find.  Second, Forgotten Realms was the world TSR went to specifically to deny royalties and credit to Gary Gygax for the World of Greyhawk.  I think of it as Second Edition stuff, and thus second class.

As for Planescape...the seller just hit a bad moment.  There have been so many good deals on Ebay in the past week that I, for one, am just good-dealed out.

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 3:41 am 
 


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i believe that the seller has no clue in how to treat books... the pic of this phb is a hint...


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 4:11 am 
 

Notice how the diagonal banner on this book does not touch the book's spine?


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 1:43 pm 
 

I received this Expert Set/lot today, including a "Your Personal Invitation to Adventure":


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:29 pm 
 

zhowar wrote:I received this Expert Set/lot today, including a "Your Personal Invitation to Adventure":

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That was a bit of a battle! :)

(And I'm still missing that one, here... ;))


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:53 pm 
 

faro wrote:That was a bit of a battle! :)

(And I'm still missing that one, here... ;))


Yes, my 2nd bid an hour before the end wasn't brilliant, because the 2 feedback bidder (who based on his other purchases probably just wanted the Expert Set + accessories) came back and outbid me. I haven't gotten on board with the automated snipe & was afraid I would miss the end of the auction. Would've lost if that happened. As it turned out, I was able to put in a new "mentally adjusted worth" bid with ~15 sec left.

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 3:45 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:Al Quadim

Al Quadim is Arabian Nights stuff.  Not that popular with Americans, who find almost all things Middle East alien and somewhat distasteful.

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I have always been exactly the opposite. I love all those Middle Eastern tales and movies that portray the culture. The current political climate (only mention because Americans or even perhaps Europeans are not real safe there it seems) withstanding I would love to go visit there some day. I find their mythology, history and cultural very well suited for a RPG environment. Add to that the fact that there are environmental issues you can use and I  have always been sort of amazed it is not more popular.


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 5:10 pm 
 

Marlith wrote:I have always been exactly the opposite. I love all those Middle Eastern tales and movies that portray the culture. The current political climate (only mention because Americans or even perhaps Europeans are not real safe there it seems) withstanding I would love to go visit there some day. I find their mythology, history and cultural very well suited for a RPG environment. Add to that the fact that there are environmental issues you can use and I  have always been sort of amazed it is not more popular.


I have been picking up some Al Qadim and it is really quite good - beware rusty staples even in shrinkwrapped box sets though!

I might add that if you are interested, it is really worth visiting many of these places.  While there are a few countries I would not recommend right now, there is a tendency these days to over-exaggerate the danger of many places.  I back-packed into Syria back in Winter 2000, after the second intifadah had started and tensions were very high and had no problems - even though I used a British passport with a big fat US entry visa.


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 5:27 pm 
 

I visited relatives in Syria 26 years ago. It was reasonably safer back then.
The Al-Qadim setting does closely mirror the environment of the Middle East.


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 6:24 pm 
 

I find Al Qadim to be very interesting...the few items that I have examined.

It is, however, a niche market for Americans.


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 7:16 pm 
 

I like the Al-Qadim setting as well.  It was well planned out by TSR with a definitive start and finish for the entire product line so there was very little filler.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 7:24 pm 
 

It also has the advantage, I guess due to poor acceptance, being really cheap to pick up. The one that seems to go for the most is Cities of Bone....anyone know why?


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:54 am 
 

Ah, my ST1 arrived today.

Let me repeat:  MY ST1 ARRIVED TODAY!

My god, it's nice.  Much better than expected.  I'm quite happy.

Thanks, Paul.


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