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Post Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:26 pm 
 

lawrenson wrote:If the event was Games Day 86 at the Royal Horticultural Hall, then I was there too!


That does ring a bell!

  


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:55 am 
 

Glad you officially joined the Acaeum Brian, and welcome. I see you have some nice mini's up for sale right now.

I warned you that once you started reading the cougtard thread you'd get hooked :lol:

Everyone: Brian went out of his way to help me after an item I bought didn't match the description--see the thread I started, that for some reason died--and I can't praise his honesty and helpfulness enough.  I still watch his auctions, and he's on my ebay "safe" list.  Great to have you here!

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:43 am 
 

So I was talking to Stratochamp last night and I was thinking to myself... self... I've never introduced you before...

I retired from local politics in 2005 and now am a Steelworker (Local 17 out of Chicago). As the referral agent for the local, I plan all the scheduled day-to-day labor for McCormick Place, Navy Pier, Rosemont, and all the major hotels in the area. We are acually "decorators" going 60-70' in a condor hanging all the isle signs you see at conventions. Before all of this I dabbled in the engineering fields (civil / mechanical), and co-owned a messenger service, when gas was cheap.   :D

My older brother John introduced my younger brother and I to D&D on Christmas of 1979 (8th Printing Basic D&D Set). I played an elf, and my brother played a halfling. We never made it past the first guard tower in that module that my older brother wrote... twisted bastard...   :D

I got back into AD&D just after high school, with a friend of my brother's whom he was going to college with. 20 years later I still game with these guys once in a while, but game with a newer (10 years) group of gamers who found me through an RPGA magazine ad, looking for a new gaming group. With this group I now play 3.5, as we have decided not to convert to 4.0 (thank god).

I've continued to play RPGA events (POINTS!) since 1986, where I was introduced to the gaming gods and godesses like Don and Linda Bingle, Randal Lemon, Nicky Rhea, Brett and Cindy Bakke, Carl Beuhler, and many others (So what do I need to do to become a Grandmaster...?). The RPGA also introduced me to all sorts of other game systems: Marvel Superheroes, Boot Hill, Rolemaster, Shadowrun.

I met up with the likes of other computer geeks on American Online, where there was an RPGA game group called Fellowship of Online Gamers, led by some guy named Frank Mentzer    :lol:  We actually competed in the RPGA decathalon as FOG, but I was not as experienced as a wizard as I am now, and Frank can get really ornery as a player when things go badly.

My favorite moment in the RPGA was the Living City campaign, because I enjoyed the concept where you could play your own character from event to event. Rorrik Ironwood eventually retired as the Constable of the Raven's Bluff Harbor Patrol, ASP, and Sewer Brigade (and a halo of ioun stones he was obsessed with).

When I'm not gaming on Thursday or Saturday nights, I play a host of computer games (EQ, Elder Scroll series, Call of Duty, Total War series), or adding to my small D&D collection (compared to you guys anyways)  
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Peace,

Andrew

p.s. (Andy is fine as well...)

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:08 am 
 

Hello everyone! I've been reading the forums for a couple years now, but haven't been able to do much collecting until recently. I can't recall if I ever introduced myself; this may very well be my first post.

I go by Hunter, and I've been gaming since all the way back in 2001! :)

To make a short story shorter, I became interested in older edition products and found this site. I don't have much yet, but my collection is slowly growing. I'd like to end by thanking the site for imparting upon me the knowledge that that beat up, torn, stained copy of Keep on the Borderlands down at the comic shop probably wasn't worth the $15 sticker price.

(Look at that, my first post. And it only took just over 3 years  :lol: )

  

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:07 am 
 

Hello Hunter,

Be prepared for your collection to grow.  When I joined, many years ago, I had just a few mods now I have 16 boxes full of the stuff.  Good luck and good to have you.

Martin

  

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:31 am 
 

Well, when you have those 1/2 price books stores in your backyard things tend to get out of control, Martin! :D


And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

New modules for your Old School game http://pacesettergames.com/

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:11 am 
 

bbarsh,

Actually very little of my collection has come from the HPB stores.  That, however, does not stop me from checking my local HPB store about once a week.

Martin

  

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:20 am 
 

Martin,
I was just having fun with you. I have stopped in at the Indy stores on a couple occassions when traveling for work.

Nothing found at all. Only Cleveland and Louisville are worse.

Of course they are not worse than Michigan - we don't have any HPBS.

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And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

New modules for your Old School game http://pacesettergames.com/

Everything Pacesetter at http://pacesettergames.blog.com/

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:50 pm 
 

Hi all,

I'm new to the forums, but not to AD&D collecting.  I've been collecting 1st & 2nd edtion modules and minis for over 10 years now.

More recently, I've been into collecting OOP AD&D Ral Partha minis that will help me fill gaps in my large miniature collection.  

I also paint these miniatures on the side for my bi-monthly AD&D group.

See you on the forums!

  

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:39 pm 
 

Welcome Mike!


And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

New modules for your Old School game http://pacesettergames.com/

Everything Pacesetter at http://pacesettergames.blog.com/

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:00 pm 
 

historymike1776 wrote:Hi all,

I'm new to the forums, but not to AD&D collecting.  I've been collecting 1st & 2nd edtion modules and minis for over 10 years now.

More recently, I've been into collecting OOP AD&D Ral Partha minis that will help me fill gaps in my large miniature collection.  

I also paint these miniatures on the side for my bi-monthly AD&D group.

See you on the forums!


Ooooo!  A miniature man!  Welcome indeed! :)

Wait!  That didn't sound right.  I was referring to your interests, not anything else. :oops:  :wink:

We kid around here from time to time. 8)


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:15 am 
 

All those who agree that benjoshua should not greet newbies to the forums please raise your hands.  :lol:

Welcome Mike.

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:39 am 
 

:cheers:

Welcome aboard!

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:06 pm 
 

:thumright:

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:41 pm 
 

I take all joking in stride.   :)  Good to finally be on here.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:44 pm 
 

Since everyone were kind of touting their rarest item in their collection in their intros, mine would have to be my Remorhazz AD&D Ral Partha still in the blister.  I've seen these go for insane prices on Ebay. Snagged one back in 2000. The other would have to be my TSR Silver Anniversary Boxed Set still in the shrink that I picked up at Gen Con 1999.  

Gotta love our crazy hobby!  :)

  


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:46 am 
 

Hello, I would like to introduce myself i am Tim Wagoner and i am new to the Fourms at The Acaeum but have been Using it for Quite a few years for my collections and selling but really never noticed this part of it. I have been Collecting and Playing D&D since 1977 and Started Buying and Selling as a Dealer at many Game conventions in California and Nevada starting in 1988-1996 when i finally i went Legit With a Brick and Morter Store but still do Conventions alot. I have in my store over 7000 Used games books and Modules and i fill lists that people send me for items they are looking for. In 1998 i stared buying and selling on Ebay and after a few years i finally Opened a Ebay Store with the same name as my Brick and Morter store Wagoner`s Miniatures & Hobbies. I have about 200 or so items on there at most times. Eventually i would like to get my whole store on there but that would mean i would have to do more work(me Lazy Fat Guy). Well i have rambled enough Just like to say thanks for haveing me here and hope to talk to more of you. If you have any of those Lists you would like me to try and fill you can email me here [email protected].

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:23 am 
 

twwii wrote:Hello, I would like to introduce myself i am Tim Wagoner

Welcome to the Forums, Tim.  I see that your eBay store has a mix of used gaming items.  What are some of the unusual or valuable RPG items that your brick-and-mortar store has bought?

  

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:42 am 
 

Welcome Tim!   :)

Whew!  I didn't say anything stupid that time. :wink:


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:29 am 
 

Welcome Tim!

Glad to see you made it to the forums. :)  I've won at least a few of your  Ebay auctions over the past two years (mainly DCC x.5's ;)) and have always been impressed with the quality of the item and excellent service you have provided.  Thank you and glad to have you here.

(Nice job, Benjoshua... I think this one might decide to hang around after your warm welcome.  Not so sure about the others.) ;)


Hello Mrs. Cleaver, Theodore.

Gee, Mrs. Cleaver ... That certainly is a lovely dress.

  
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