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Post Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 11:35 am 
 

In a recent AD & D lot I won the following curious item was found (I'm at work so I'm describing this from memory, no pics avalible):

its something like the 'fighting wheel' only rectangular.  It has "to hit and damage stats in windows that are manipulated by pulling the insert out a distance.  In one of the corners is a copyright by Larry Leeds 1980 and has an Nebraska address.

Could this have come from a "World of Greyhawk"  as there was one of these in the lot and it contents may have fell out of the very damaged folder.

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 11:39 am 
 

Prufrock wrote:In a recent AD & D lot I won the following curious item was found (I'm at work so I'm describing this from memory, no pics avalible):

its something like the 'fighting wheel' only rectangular. It has "to hit and damage stats in windows that are manipulated by pulling the insert out a distance. In one of the corners is a copyright by Larry Leeds 1980 and has an Nebraska address.

Could this have come from a "World of Greyhawk" as there was one of these in the lot and it contents may have fell out of the very damaged folder.

What do you think?


I am not 100% without being able to see it, but I know that there was an insert to a Dragon Magazine that was very similar to the Fighting Wheel, so it may be that.


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 11:52 am 
 

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Prufrock wrote:In a recent AD & D lot I won the following curious item was found (I'm at work so I'm describing this from memory, no pics avalible):

its something like the 'fighting wheel' only rectangular. It has "to hit and damage stats in windows that are manipulated by pulling the insert out a distance. In one of the corners is a copyright by Larry Leeds 1980 and has an Nebraska address.

Could this have come from a "World of Greyhawk" as there was one of these in the lot and it contents may have fell out of the very damaged folder.

What do you think?


I am not 100% without being able to see it, but I know that there was an insert to a Dragon Magazine that was very similar to the Fighting Wheel, so it may be that.


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Please see this thread I posted several months ago:

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I checked my records and it sold for $8.50 (I posted it here in the classifieds so it was well advertised to the Acaeum crowd).  I think another went for around $12.00 about a month earlier.


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 12:01 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:
Prufrock wrote:its something like the 'fighting wheel' only rectangular. It has "to hit and damage stats in windows that are manipulated by pulling the insert out a distance. In one of the corners is a copyright by Larry Leeds 1980 and has an Nebraska address.

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yeah i think there was one from dragon magazine. coug had one listed the other week.

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 12:06 pm 
 

The references to a Dragon magazine may be right on the mark, as there were 20 or so early (Issues 38-70) in the lot.  

Thanks guys.  Much appreciated.

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 1:22 pm 
 

Prufrock wrote:The references to a Dragon magazine may be right on the mark, as there were 20 or so early (Issues 38-70) in the lot.

Thanks guys. Much appreciated.

martin


Martin,
  You may also want to check BTB's post and link as well, as what are describing sounds like it is that particular item.  That item though, IIRC, was sold seperately by an independant and not part of anything produced in Dragon Magazines.


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 6:38 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1

A little water damage to cover (front and back) but interior is pristine.


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 7:47 pm 
 

I had that one on my watching list.

Here's mine. Probably a third printing but I can still dream until it arrives.

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:04 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:You may also want to check BTB's post and link as well, as what are describing sounds like it is that particular item. That item though, IIRC, was sold seperately by an independant and not part of anything produced in Dragon Magazines.


Yeah, Dragon's was the "Combat Computer" from issue 74, and was the final evolution of the Fighting Wheel (I suppose, since I don't own one).


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 7:09 am 
 

I checked BTB's post.  It is the same item.  Thanks for all the help.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 4:59 pm 
 

Nice win Ian:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1

How far off was I anyway?


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 5:05 pm 
 

While I am handing out congrats, Nice win David:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1

Much better that the $280.00 or so the last one went for. :)


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 4:15 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:How far off was I anyway?

Only a couple of bucks. I went in at $29.99 'cos you can buy them for that price from the publisher (I think they still have stock). I've just hears some good things and I'm curious to see how it plays. This seems to be the core rule set. I don't think I'll be buying much more C&C.

Anyone know much about the game? Is it any good?


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 6:16 am 
 

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bclarkie wrote:How far off was I anyway?

Only a couple of bucks. I went in at $29.99 'cos you can buy them for that price from the publisher (I think they still have stock). I've just hears some good things and I'm curious to see how it plays. This seems to be the core rule set. I don't think I'll be buying much more C&C.

Anyone know much about the game? Is it any good?


Okay first I suck at reviews..so here is one for the box set:
http://www.enworld.org/reviews.php?do=r ... id=2011725
and here is 5 reviews for the Players Handbook (which is now going into its 2nd print sometime in Dec2005):
http://www.enworld.org/reviews.php?do=p ... tid=119800

Personally I like the rules/concept..there thats all I'm gonna say.

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 8:25 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:
bclarkie wrote:How far off was I anyway?

Only a couple of bucks. I went in at $29.99 'cos you can buy them for that price from the publisher (I think they still have stock). I've just hears some good things and I'm curious to see how it plays. This seems to be the core rule set. I don't think I'll be buying much more C&C.

Anyone know much about the game? Is it any good?


I was under the impression that those signed & numbered ones were long since sold out. They only produced 300 of them numbered and signed and although you can still get the set it will not be numbered and signed.  Can anyone confirm this?


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bclarkie wrote:
mbassoc2003 wrote:Only a couple of bucks. I went in at $29.99 'cos you can buy them for that price from the publisher (I think they still have stock). I've just hears some good things and I'm curious to see how it plays. This seems to be the core rule set. I don't think I'll be buying much more C&C.

Anyone know much about the game? Is it any good?


I was under the impression that those signed & numbered ones were long since sold out. They only produced 300 of them numbered and signed and although you can still get the set it will not be numbered and signed. Can anyone confirm this?


Yeah the signed/numbered copies were all sold off, but you can still get the box set.

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 10:43 am 
 

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I was under the impression that those signed & numbered ones were long since sold out. They only produced 300 of them numbered and signed and although you can still get the set it will not be numbered and signed. Can anyone confirm this?


Yeah the signed/numbered copies were all sold off, but you can still get the box set.

ShaneG.

So how much did the signed numbered copies sell for? Is it the same set? I imagine mine will be crushed to f*ck by the time it gets to me. :(


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 12:22 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:Anyone know much about the game? Is it any good?

It's essentially a modernized OD&D.  I had a very hard time finding hit roll tables/rules when I played my ad hoc Thanksgiving game with the family, though... (so I winged it).  If you're big on feats/kits/skills, you won't like it.  If you're an "old school" player, you'll probably enjoy the set.
mbassoc2003 wrote:So how much did the signed numbered copies sell for? Is it the same set? I imagine mine will be crushed to f*ck by the time it gets to me. :(

If it is indeed one of the 300 signed/numbered copies, it has considerable "spectaculative" value.  This hasn't been around long enough to make any real difference, yet.

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 2:45 pm 
 

The auction says it was signed and numbered. I'll wait and see. It's got to travel half way round the globe with the Christmas post. I'm not expecting it to be in collectors condition when it arrives.


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 3:24 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:The auction says it was signed and numbered. I'll wait and see. It's got to travel half way round the globe with the Christmas post. I'm not expecting it to be in collectors condition when it arrives.


if the seller knows its rare and limited, i would highly doubt that they would be lame enough not to pack it well for shipping.

but then again, some of  the muppets around nowadays, you never can tell.

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