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Post Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:23 pm 
 

Thank you all, certainly is the place to be!

  


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:53 pm 
 

Greetings! I've been playing Dungeons and Dragons off and on for many years now (first time was 1980). A friend of mine passed away a few years ago, and he left me all the games that we used to play together... everything from Car Wars to D&D to Starfleet Battles... you get the idea. I've finally come to the point that my desire for space in my house is SIGNIFICANTLY outpacing the sentimentality I have for all these items. I've been doing some selling on eBay, but wow is figuring out the correct price a headache. A friend of mine pointed me to this site, and I've found it very helpful. That being said, I notice that the prices here are often less than what items are selling for on eBay. Is that simply people paying what the market will bear, or being unaware of what the item is actually worth? It's a confusing mess. For the most part, I've been selling for what I think I can get away with. I hope that doesn't put me in the dregs of humanity somewhere. Anyway. I don't have a list of items. I kept avoiding and putting off for so long, I just started working a box at a time. If you have any thoughts/ideas about selling, I'd love to have a chat.

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:27 pm 
 

Hello Forum!

Played D&D as a kid in the early 80's (I'm 48 now). I've only begun really collecting this past year in July.

I've been a member of the forum since about mid-July, but have only been lurking around and benefiting greatly from the website overall. Can't imagine collecting without this collective resource! What an amazing amount of work?! So valuable. I've brought the Acaeum to the attention of a few other general collectors I know, just trying to spread the word.

Happy to be a member, hoping to lose my lurker status...

- bc72

  

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:38 pm 
 

Welcome Brian and bc72.  

Brian, the prices over the past year have gone up quite a bit and some of the current prices may be a bit out-dated. If Ebay hasn't removed the advanced search feature that allows for sold item searches, that is the best way to determine prices.

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:51 pm 
 

Greetings!

Name: Toren Atkinson

Born 1970, started playing around 1985

Couldn't afford much published material so I made my own superhero RPG called Power Enterprise: Power Enterprise Superhero RPG – Toren Atkinson

Started drawing professionally for Pagan Publishing, Chaosium and TSR in the mid-90s
Original Art for Sale – Toren Atkinson

Co-wrote/illustrated the indie RPG Spaceship Zero for Green Ronin 2001

Got into the animation industry 2011 and currently storyboarding for a day job, but occasionally do game art freelance. IICFF Official Selection: RUIN NATION - YouTube

Also I'm the lead singer for the Cthulhu rock band The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets

Glad to be here with some like minds!


Creator of Spaceship Zero, The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, Caustic Soda, Ruin Nation, Toren's Guide to Everything and other weirdness

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:19 pm 
 

Welcome torenatkinson!   8)


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:20 pm 
 

torenatkinson wrote in Introduce Yourself, Fellow Collectors:Also I'm the lead singer for the Cthulhu rock band The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets


Always good to have another pseudopodbanger around. Ever heard this one? The Linus Pauling Quartet's C is for Cthulhu [Official Video] - YouTube

  


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:21 am 
 

Hi All - wanted to say hi and just share a good natured laugh and comment on the hobby these days.

I used to be a collector and had a lot of OD&D, Basic and AD&D items. but about 7-8 years ago I sold off my entire collection. And sadly, I didn't even need the money; I just felt like moving on to another hobby - collecting and painting resin model kits.

Despite no longer collecting D&D, I've kept active in the hobby by being in a bi-weekly gaming group.

Anyway, I've gotten the bug again and I'm going to try to start a collection again - and not sell it this time!

The prices are simply stunning these days though!  For example, just 7-8 years ago I purchased an OD&D white box set in great condition with Greyhawk, Blackmoor and EW.  And the whole ball of wax was $200-250.  I think I sold it all for about $350 and felt like I did well.  Man, I wish I had those now!

In any case, so far I've only purchased the core AD&D books (PHB, MM, DMG, MMII, FF) and AD&D modules G1, G2 and G3 - at reasonable prices. I think my next purchase will be to find a nice White Box set and supplements - but I probably need to budget $500-750.

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:28 pm 
 

gvaughn1 wrote in Introduce Yourself, Fellow Collectors:Anyway, I've gotten the bug again and I'm going to try to start a collection again - and not sell it this time!


It sounds like reprints just aren't good enough? If I were in your position today, I'd probably buy a copy of Art & Arcana & be done with it.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:19 pm 
 

sauromatian wrote in Introduce Yourself, Fellow Collectors:
It sounds like reprints just aren't good enough? If I were in your position today, I'd probably buy a copy of Art & Arcana & be done with it.


That's a sensible idea and I do have Art & Arcana.  But there's just something about holding the original books in your hands that's hard to replicate for me. I've been kicking myself for selling my collection.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:35 pm 
 

If it’s play material you’re looking for, are they not available Print on Demand?
I’m in the market for a mint copy of the Rules Cyclopedia which is something I had mint at one point and sold, but if it were something I was going to crack open at the gaming table, I’d be buying a copy PoD.


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:37 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote in Introduce Yourself, Fellow Collectors:If it’s play material you’re looking for, are they not available Print on Demand?I’m in the market for a mint copy of the Rules Cyclopedia which is something I had mint at one point and sold, but if it were something I was going to crack open at the gaming table, I’d be buying a copy PoD.

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On eBay, not mine. Seems a reasonable price??


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:51 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote in Introduce Yourself, Fellow Collectors:If it’s play material you’re looking for, are they not available Print on Demand?
I’m in the market for a mint copy of the Rules Cyclopedia which is something I had mint at one point and sold, but if it were something I was going to crack open at the gaming table, I’d be buying a copy PoD.


This is the wrong place to talk about this, but if I was looking for a copy to use, I too would buy POD.  The only other reason to have one, if you aren't going to use it, is to make it look pretty in a plastic bag on a shelf or to check off on some list?   Of course, each to his own.  Okay, back to our regular scheduled program.  I apologize for the intrusion.  8)


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:48 am 
 

gvaughn1 wrote in Introduce Yourself, Fellow Collectors:at reasonable prices.


gvaughn1 wrote in Introduce Yourself, Fellow Collectors:But there's just something about holding the original books in your hands that's hard to replicate for me.


Are the products of Judges Guild part of your agenda? These are still available at rock-bottom prices. Here's an original copy of one of the great ur-documents of RPGs:

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&nd here's a whole slew of JG at reasonable prices:
Badmike's Books & Games Feb D&D 1E 2E 3E 4E 5E D&D & More
including "The First Fantasy Campaign Map (Judges, 1977)---$3," another of the major formative documents of D&D.

benjoshua wrote in Introduce Yourself, Fellow Collectors:The only other reason to have one, if you aren't going to use it, is to make it look pretty in a plastic bag on a shelf or to check off on some list?


Good question. Some would say it's the campaign notes scribbled into the margins long ago for campaigns that ended nearly as long ago & played in by players who are now dead. But as you say, each to his own.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:47 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:45 pm 
 

New to the Forums, just joined but been using the Acaeum site for some time.  Been playing for 35 years and collecting in earnest for 3-4 years.  Love all the info and topics on the forum.  Am active on Ebay mainly as a buyer, but have sold some duplicates from the collection or HPB finds.  I hail from Texas.

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:48 am 
 

Vismore wrote in Introduce Yourself, Fellow Collectors:New to the Forums, just joined but been using the Acaeum site for some time.  Been playing for 35 years and collecting in earnest for 3-4 years.  Love all the info and topics on the forum.  Am active on Ebay mainly as a buyer, but have sold some duplicates from the collection or HPB finds.  I hail from Texas.

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:06 am 
 

Vismore wrote in Introduce Yourself, Fellow Collectors:I hail from Texas.
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Consider attending some or part of North Texas RPG Con in a couple of months.  It's the best old-school gaming convention in the world!  You won't regret it!   8)

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