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Post Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:43 pm 
 


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4 Issues of Wargamer's Digest.

June 1975 (Vol 2, No 8) has an article - "Dungeons & Dragons - The Magician's Ring", by Gary Gygax, which is a campaign story set in Castle Greyhawk (thanks to Grodog's website for alerting me to this).

Some other articles of note in these issues:

March 1975 (Vol 2, No 5)
"The Role of the Chariot in Early Warfare" by Gygax
("basic to the set of Ancient miniatures rules which are written by this author and will be published by Tactical Studies Rules sometime in 1975")

April 1975 (Vol 2, No 6)
"The Use of the Elephant - In Ancient Warfare" by Gygax
(accompanied by photos of minis by Mini-Figs).
"Warriors of Mars - A Review" by Jim Dapkus (1/2 page review)

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:53 pm 
 

zhowar wrote:
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4 Issues of Wargamer's Digest.

June 1975 (Vol 2, No 8) has an article - "Dungeons & Dragons - The Magician's Ring", by Gary Gygax, which is a campaign story set in Castle Greyhawk (thanks to Grodog's website for alerting me to this).


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:48 am 
 

Not a big deal, but I'm happy to finally have them:


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:47 am 
 

bombadil wrote:Not a big deal, but I'm happy to finally have them:


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Wow!  I did not know Royal Armies of the Hyborian Age even existed!  I must get one.  

Anyone got a spare they'd be willing to sell?  :D


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:16 am 
 

I got my copy from Aaron @ NK awhile ago for about $15 or $20 IIRC; be sure that it has the map, in addition to the rules booklet, too.


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 10:40 am 
 

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Wow!  I did not know Royal Armies of the Hyborian Age even existed!  I must get one.  

Anyone got a spare they'd be willing to sell?  :D


It's really cool.  I'm almost through reading it for the first time.  Nice descriptions of the various battle techniques and weapons favored by the different races in R.E. Howard's world.  I like how they say the Corinthians never used bows because they considered them unmanly.  And the only ones to consistently employ magic users on the battlefield were the Stygians.  Really interesting stuff if you're into REH.

Yes, if you're looking for one, make sure it includes the map.  That's also pretty nice to have, aside from just the completeness aspect.


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 7:32 pm 
 

Okay, not exactly perfect, but here's my 1st/2nd woody.  Booklets 1 & 2 are 1st prints, 3 is a 2nd.  Oh yeah, and it came with the T1st Greyhawk and 1st print Eldritch that I posted earlier.  

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 8:03 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:It's really cool.

Definitely. And, as mentioned, the coolness factor goes up for anyone who is an REH fan.

My own personal experience is that Royal Armies is rare, but not made of unobtainium. I've bought and sold two that I can remember; it can be had with some patient eBay watching.

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 10:03 pm 
 

Bombadil wrote
Okay, not exactly perfect, but here's my 1st/2nd woody.  Booklets 1 & 2 are 1st prints, 3 is a 2nd.  Oh yeah, and it came with the T1st Greyhawk and 1st print Eldritch that I posted earlier.


A great set to have in any regards Stephen!   8)

Be a lot easier to pick up a 1st 3rd book if you wanted to complete it as a first then good trade on a 2nd print book.


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Post Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 1:23 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:but not made of unobtainium


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Post Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 1:42 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:

but not made of unobtainium

Hmmm . . . unobtainium?  THAT explains where Cougar gets his $$$ to outbid everyone!!  He must own the only unobtainium mine!!! :D  :D  :D

  

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 2:38 pm 
 

Lots of neat little stuff in this BIN lot (hah!  even Clarkie is not awake and browsing ebay at 5:30 am Sunday morning!)

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 3:05 pm 
 

Beyondthebreach wrote:Lots of neat little stuff in this BIN lot (hah!  even Clarkie is not awake and browsing ebay at 5:30 am Sunday morning!)

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Nice win! Yes even under normal circumstances 5:30 AM on Sunday morning is pretty safe from the likes of me, but taking into consideration the Friday night that I had that had led well into disatorous results later on Saturday morning(i.e. me reaquainting myself with my old friend Mr. Toliet Bowl  :oops: ). I'd say that you were certainly safe from me this morning. :wink:


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Post Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 5:48 pm 
 

Funny guy. Wants 20 bucks for his Q1, but throws the Dark Tower and Tegel Manor in with some other stuff.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 6:45 am 
 

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My new treaaasssssureeee....

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Post Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 7:06 am 
 

AdderMcOne wrote:
A great set to have in any regards Stephen!   8)

Be a lot easier to pick up a 1st 3rd book if you wanted to complete it as a first then good trade on a 2nd print book.


Dammit, Brendon!
Only a collector would think to turn a genuine set into a chimaera in the wrong box! :D

Excellent purchase, Stephen. Leave it as it is, please, and go get a proper early 1st and the others to go with it. :o


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:20 am 
 

I thought it was already a 'mix 'n' match' set,
8O
Must have been my evil twin who made the comment, just to get a reaction  :twisted: :wink:


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:30 am 
 

AdderMcOne wrote:I thought it was already a 'mix 'n' match' set,
8O
Must have been my evil twin who made the comment, just to get a reaction  :twisted: :wink:

:lol:

Well, the M&M and M&T look like nice late 1st copies and it's not the first such set with a full-blown 2nd print U&WA rather than the variant 1st.
(Unless the seller says "yeah, I replaced the U&WA", I'll have to assume not).

Those were probably pretty much the first books to have been put into a vertical grain box, though, I'd've thought.


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