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Post Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 5:14 am 
 

grodog wrote:I found David Papay! :D
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he's been advertising his ebay auctions on rec.games.frp.marketplace for some time now... thats if anyone looks there anymore apart form me;)

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:18 am 
 

Howdy Harami,


harami2000 wrote:Arneson's 1977 "Dungeon Master's Index" (never heard of this and paid high 'coz Paul saw it, too)


You'd have paid a lot more if I didn't already have one :) I just wanted to make sure that it didn't go for nuthin'. I hate to see rare items go without a fight!

FYI it is a complete index of original D&D, plus the 4 supplements, 7 issues of The Strategic Review, and a few early Dragons (I think). Comes in handy when you are looking for the origins of a rule, class, or magic item.


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:48 am 
 

I have a Dungeon Masters Index. I had no idea it was rare or worth anything maybe $50. I've had it for years, got it from a local in a lot sometime back. It's listed on the After-glow not to fondly so I disregarded it as having any big $numbers$ attached to it.  

One self-published item called "The Dungeon Master's Index". This is a rather useless index of all the monsters, spells, etc. found in chainmail, the original D&D and its supplements, and the seven issues of The Strategic Review. Dave Arneson was assisted by Dave Meggary (editor) and Heritage Miniatures (graphics).


It's interesting to note there's no printing information in the book. Was this sold at Con's or maybe mail-order? It would only be useful to a DM with most of if not all the supplements. I find it very useful especially since the rules where growing with each supplement so an index is valuable for play. What's it worth anyway?

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 2:20 pm 
 

Yep, it's him.  I emailed him, and he's playing Living Greyhawk locally.  More details to follow as our discussion continues :D


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 3:30 pm 
 

invincibleoverlord wrote:I have a Dungeon Masters Index. I had no idea it was rare or worth anything maybe $50. I've had it for years, got it from a local in a lot sometime back. It's listed on the After-glow not to fondly so I disregarded it as having any big $numbers$ attached to it.

*g*. We're all pretty much in the same boat, here.
Was a "given" that it's not overly common...

Would've been $16 without Paul bidding. Was $48, with....
Not too much of an "ouch" at the current exchange rate, even with international shipping.

Thanks for the overview y'both. Looking forward to receiving it (eventually...).

So; who printed it then? *runs over to OCLC, just in case*

  


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 3:44 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:So; who printed it then? *runs over to OCLC, just in case*

Hrr... nothing.
Not a single copy in a public library (and even extended the search worldwide).

Had kinda hoped that it was at least a "semi-official" publication, for obvious reasons.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 6:11 pm 
 

This arrived today (via customs  :x and an extra £27.53 VAT - 1st time I've been caught  :cry: )

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 5927928868

The box looks a lot worse in real life than it does in the photo.  I think every edge of the lid is split with 3 layers of masking tape on the outside and tape on the inside keeping it together.  The base isn't much better.  But the contents are in great condition.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 7:16 pm 
 

johnhuck wrote:This arrived today (via customs  :x and an extra £27.53 VAT - 1st time I've been caught  :cry: )

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 5927928868

:(

If the package was labelled "books" there should be no duty payable into the UK (unless they've changed the classifications and tariffs behind my back and that still hasn't rippled through, fully).
"Collectability" doesn't impact this at all, unless you're seriously "high end".

Have had several parcels at $500-700+ and not an eyebrow blinked...

johnhuck wrote:The box looks a lot worse in real life than it does in the photo.  I think every edge of the lid is split with 3 layers of masking tape on the outside and tape on the inside keeping it together.  The base isn't much better.  But the contents are in great condition.

Hrr... but you needed the box primarily, John. No?
Darned low-res piccies... :(

Still, at the price (about the same as Burnie's OCE, no?); congrats again, anyhow!

  


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 10:13 am 
 

harami2000 wrote:If the package was labelled "books" there should be no duty payable into the UK

Correct.  But my seller labelled it "Board Game"  :cry: And I can't really expect him to know international rules on Importing and Exporting as he is not a trader.  I should have told him to label it "Books".  So, my own fault.

I now have to appeal to Customs & Excise that the item is in fact a set of 3 books in a box.  Although the eBay listing clearly says that it is a RPG and this may cause C&E to insist that it is a game even though not a "Board Game".

But yes, I did want the box.  Which means I have a woodgrainless 3rd for sale.

Turns out the seller works for Jedko.  And I've already asked if they have any old archive material to sell.  No such luck.  :wink:

  

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 4:07 pm 
 

johnhuck wrote:Turns out the seller works for Jedko.  And I've already asked if they have any old archive material to sell.  No such luck.  :wink:


LOL, I asked him years ago;)

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 4:17 pm 
 

johnhuck wrote:Correct.  But my seller labelled it "Board Game"  :cry:

Hrr... where's the board?

Good luck with this, John, but I'd suspect once you've paid the duty it's going to be very tough to reclaim it.

johnhuck wrote:Although the eBay listing clearly says that it is a RPG and this may cause C&E to insist that it is a game even though not a "Board Game".

Doesn't matter if it's a "game". If it's a book, it's a book... or a boxed set of books.
Might as well stick duty on anything that's humorous.

johnhuck wrote:But yes, I did want the box.  Which means I have a woodgrainless 3rd for sale.
Turns out the seller works for Jedko.  And I've already asked if they have any old archive material to sell.  No such luck.  :wink:

*chuckles*. Good try :)

Oh, you should get fairly good money for the books, I think.
(Sorry, boardless game...???)

  


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 4:19 pm 
 

OK, it would have been a fun find; but we all missed it, I think.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5933865835

Imagine Promo issue. $22. Nice copy, too...

*merfs*. Congratulations to the winning bidder, if they happen to be lurking! :D

  

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 7:38 am 
 

So after <Invincible> and I go trick or treating on our D&D costumes we can go back to my place and eat our treats on my new D&D tablecloth ...  :P  Thanks <dathon>!



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Post Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 12:39 pm 
 

Unforuntaly I don't have a costume, but I'll be happy to drape a sheet over myself, cut two eye holes, and come as a 2 hit dice ghost.  :lol:


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 3:17 am 
 

Nice win Brette

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 5934912018

The first time my sniping site has let me down.  :cry:

I've recently got rid of 3 used sets for £10/$18 each.  So, these are a bargain IMHO.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 7:51 am 
 

harami2000 wrote:OK, it would have been a fun find; but we all missed it, I think.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5933865835

Imagine Promo issue. $22. Nice copy, too...

*merfs*. Congratulations to the winning bidder, if they happen to be lurking! :D



Dam it! I'm sorry I missed that, would like a copy.....:(


hjohnhuck wrote:Nice win Brette

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 5934912018

The first time my sniping site has let me down.  

I've recently got rid of 3 used sets for £10/$18 each. So, these are a bargain IMHO.


Its about the only thing I've won with Burnies auctions. I had to at least won something...
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2004 8:26 am 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5935300530

not the best condition, but for $5 i'll take it  :P


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2004 12:01 pm 
 

Looks like IT spent some time in the desert. Good play copy though.


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 8:44 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 4508741255

gotta love finding those BINs early...  :P


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Post Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2004 11:27 pm 
 

I saw these, read the description, and said well $70 probably means $35 each. So why not try a snipe of $100 bucks. What the hay right. No one noticed or maybe they aren't worth a thing? Anyone know about these?

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

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