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Post Posted: Mon May 14, 2012 4:31 pm 
 

Greetings members,

As I mentioned in my first post in another thread, I am a long time lurker, newbie poster and occasional sniper.  I have bought from some of you and bid against a few of you.  

You could say that I fit the profile of an Acaeum member.  My introduction to D&D was through the Game Shop in Norman, OK in 1979 when I was fifteen.  My first acquisition was a Blue Sutherland Basic D&D box set with Holmes, B1 and dice.  This was probably a birthday present.  I still have the rules, module and three of the dice.  Alas, the D4, D8 and the box are long gone.  I purchased Random House copies of the MM, PHB and DMG as soon as they were available in the B. Daltons Bookseller or Waldenbooks.  I still have them with all my hand written notes and covers taped.  My last new purchase was the Monster Manual II.  I gave away about four years worth of Dragon Magazines (issues 50-96) when I graduated college.  I kept most everything else.

I have a couple of catalogs from the Dungeon Hobby shop, with the large decorated manila envelopes, from sending in a request for a catalog.  These would have been from 79~82.  Does anyone collect these?  I can't find much information about them online.  To me, the envelope art is the best part.  I also have a couple of the ubiquitous "Gateway to Adventure" catalogs.

I first started lurking on the Acaeum in 2003 after I discovered eBay and the cool D&D stuff people were giving away.  I am rediscovering my youth, acquiring things I couldn't afford when I was younger.  My primary collecting interests are first edition AD&D, Basic and original, though I have bought some Castle Zagyg stuff and some other newer things.  I am especially interested in the pre-Random House editions of the hardbacks.  I would like to upgrade my little collection of monos.  I have a few copies of the OCE/LBB sets and supplements as well as Arduin.  Would like more.  Hoping to find that $2.00 woodgrain.  

I like to play Diplomacy online and used to play a lot of CivII Mutilplayer.  I also collect Avalon Hill games.  I haven't played a round of D&D since I was a freshman in college, but I would like to again, someday.  

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Post Posted: Mon May 14, 2012 4:46 pm 
 

Lurker Below wrote:Greetings members,

As I mentioned in my first post in another thread, I am a long time lurker, newbie poster and occasional sniper.  I have bought from some of you and bid against a few of you.  

You could say that I fit the profile of an Acaeum member.  My introduction to D&D was through the Game Shop in Norman, OK in 1979 when I was fifteen.  My first acquisition was a Blue Sutherland Basic D&D box set with Holmes, B1 and dice.  This was probably a birthday present.  I still have the rules, module and three of the dice.  Alas, the D4, D8 and the box are long gone.  I purchased Random House copies of the MM, PHB and DMG as soon as they were available in the B. Daltons Bookseller or Waldenbooks.  I still have them with all my hand written notes and covers taped.  My last new purchase was the Monster Manual II.  I gave away about four years worth of Dragon Magazines (issues 50-96) when I graduated college.  I kept most everything else.

I have a couple of catalogs from the Dungeon Hobby shop, with the large decorated manila envelopes, from sending in a request for a catalog.  These would have been from 79~82.  Does anyone collect these?  I can't find much information about them online.  To me, the envelope art is the best part.  I also have a couple of the ubiquitous "Gateway to Adventure" catalogs.

I first started lurking on the Acaeum in 2003 after I discovered eBay and the cool D&D stuff people were giving away.  I am rediscovering my youth, acquiring things I couldn't afford when I was younger.  My primary collecting interests are first edition AD&D, Basic and original, though I have bought some Castle Zagyg stuff and some other newer things.  I am especially interested in the pre-Random House editions of the hardbacks.  I would like to upgrade my little collection of monos.  I have a few copies of the OCE/LBB sets and supplements as well as Arduin.  Would like more.  Hoping to find that $2.00 woodgrain.  

I like to play Diplomacy online and used to play a lot of CivII Mutilplayer.  I also collect Avalon Hill games.  I haven't played a round of D&D since I was a freshman in college, but I would like to again, someday.  

LB


Welcome Lurker!

Where are you located? We have a pretty fun community of gamers in the North Texas area that play old school D&D and other games (one based in Plano and the other based here in the mid cities which is basically myself and several Acaeum members).  Also look into attending the North Texas RPG con if you get a chance, it is coming on June 7th and has a huge Acaeum/collector presence.

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Post Posted: Mon May 14, 2012 5:38 pm 
 

Thanks Badmike,

I am four hours south of you on I-45, or as locals call it, the North Freeway.  I have other commitments that will keep me away from the con.  Do you have a storefront to visit the next time I am passing through the Metroplex?  

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Post Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 2:33 pm 
 

Lurker Below wrote:Thanks Badmike,

I am four hours south of you on I-45, or as locals call it, the North Freeway.  I have other commitments that will keep me away from the con.  Do you have a storefront to visit the next time I am passing through the Metroplex?  

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No storefront, but you can PM when you are in town to see if anything is going on. BTW there is a large contingent of old school gamers in Houston, the home of Matt Finch (Swords & Wizardry) and others. Check out Owlcon and other game gatherings in that part of Texas.

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Post Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 10:32 pm 
 

Hi all, first time poster here and short term lurker.  I just wish I found out about this site sooner!  A big thank you goes to all of you and your detective work in identifying printings and it helped me identify what I have and how to look for what I want to get in the future.  Some of you I probably have bid against on eBay and I know of at least one of you who have bought AD&D stuff from me on eBay.  Very cool site and very helpful forum!

As for me I am collector of primarily AD&D 1st edition stuff with some books from 2nd, 3.5 and Basic D&D items although nowhere near what some of you have in your collections.  I also play all editions of D&D and some other OGL games like Conan.  I live in Wisconsin.  I'm gonna have some catching up to do reading all the posts!  I'll also be listing a few wants in the Classified as well as things I have for sale/trade; the big item being a Dungeon Masters Guide 2nd Print Alpha in VG+/NM condition.  A big thank you those who clarified that printing since the History of TSR book from the Silver Anniversary box set says that printing is the first.  Now I'll have to find a real first.  Looking forward to being a contributing member!

  


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Post Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 2:12 am 
 

Welcome to the Acaeum mrmanowar!!! New collectors and contributors always welcome. You'll certainly get some interest in your DMG 2nd print Alpha here!

  

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Post Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 8:13 pm 
 

Welcome mrmanowar!  Looks like you will fit right in.  Since you have just started browsing around, you'll probably discover that you'll keep finding treasure troves of goodness and information.  I've been around a while, and I keep learning things about this hobby.  Welcome and enjoy!   :)


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Post Posted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:43 am 
 

Hello all,

I'm Tom, age 44. I've lurked for a while, mostly reading Bill Owens' commentary in the Judges Guild forums, and recently took the plunge to register. I played a pile of D&D with the Holmes basic set (lizard man logo) back in '78, then AD&D 1e sporadically through the mid- to late-80s. I recently discovered the classic Judges Guild Wilderlands material and have been buying selected items with an eye toward running an OSR campaign. RPGNow has quite a bit but there's nothing like the originals to make one appreciate the craftsmanship--of varying quality, admittedly--that went into JG products.

Acaeum is an excellent collector's and browser's resource. Thanks to everyone who has built it and who helps keep it up.

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Post Posted: Wed May 23, 2012 10:16 am 
 

cleavet wrote:Hello all,

I'm Tom, age 44. I've lurked for a while, mostly reading Bill Owens' commentary in the Judges Guild forums, and recently took the plunge to register. I played a pile of D&D with the Holmes basic set (lizard man logo) back in '78, then AD&D 1e sporadically through the mid- to late-80s. I recently discovered the classic Judges Guild Wilderlands material and have been buying selected items with an eye toward running an OSR campaign. RPGNow has quite a bit but there's nothing like the originals to make one appreciate the craftsmanship--of varying quality, admittedly--that went into JG products.

Acaeum is an excellent collector's and browser's resource. Thanks to everyone who has built it and who helps keep it up.

T


Welcome Tom!

Check out my Classified ad for cheap JG stuff should you need anything not too rare. I have a lot of it laying around....

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Post Posted: Wed May 23, 2012 10:29 am 
 

Thanks, Mike. I did business with you on eBay (I'm "deviltom" there) and based on that experience would search you out first for further purchases.

  

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Post Posted: Wed May 23, 2012 11:08 am 
 

cleavet wrote:Thanks, Mike. I did business with you on eBay (I'm "deviltom" there) and based on that experience would search you out first for further purchases.


Great!  Well good luck with the JG search....this is the best resource I've found online for JG knowledge, Shane's subweb is awesome.

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Post Posted: Thu May 24, 2012 1:16 am 
 

I believe the only place more Judges Guild than the Acaeum is the small town of Judges Guild, Kanas, in which 90% of the inhabitants are retired judges who play Judges Guild modules and hold contests in which they judge each others' judgments about Judges Guild.

Other than that one town...the Acaeum is where you want to be for Judges Guild.


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Post Posted: Sun May 27, 2012 3:59 am 
 

Welcome Tom!

I would like to give you a fair warning, this forum is both fun and expensive at the same time :)

I am fairly new here myself, but I think that your interests coincide with mine (and the rest of the hivemind's as well).

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:38 am 
 

Hi, Iain from Cambridge UK. Still in my 30s until next week! Been playing for over 25 years having started with the good old red basic d&d set. Must have skipped half the rules and bent the other half back then! Been collecting for 8 years or so with just over 550 1st / 2nd basic & advanced titles now. Started with the intention of obtaining all basic d&d titles and having just about completed that turned to the bigger task of ad&d titles. Been following many threads on the forums for ages but only just joined, good to finally be proper member.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:08 pm 
 

Welcome Iain - hope you enjoy the double-strength bank holiday.  :D


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:52 pm 
 

Welcome IainF!  You have come to the right place.  Here, you can find out about all those items you didn't know you wanted to collect!   8O


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:39 pm 
 

Hi, I'm Shawn, but I typically go by Arkhein (Ark) electronically.

I attended NTRPGCON for a second time this year with my son and we had a blast.  While I knew the Acaeum and NTRPGCON each had something to do with one another, I wasn't sure exactly what.   Both John January and Jeff Imrie explained it enough times that I finally got it, though.

I've never considered myself a collector.  I do happen to have a pile of old D&D stuff.  I keep on buying old D&D stuff too.  So perhaps I actually am a collector.  A lazy, amateur one, but a collector all the same.

I'm mostly interested in stuff that I had back when I was a kid playing D&D, or stuff I wanted that I couldn't afford.  So specifically, that would be D&D, and other TSR items from the late, late 70s till maybe around 85, when I drifted off to other gaming systems - though I wouldn't be opposed to owning stuff from even earlier times.

Oh, and I have a blog called Rather Gamey where I babble about gaming, both old and new.

So howdy ya'll, and nice to meet ya.

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:13 pm 
 

Hi all

New to Forum but visiting The Acaeum since years.
I am half collector half player in many RPGs since 1985 and sometime master.
I always enjoyed writing stories and been curious into many fields to find the interresting stuff to put in.
From musics to Arts, It s always great to share nice findings through a good RPG story.

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