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Post Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:46 pm 
 

grodog wrote:And a hearty welcome to the other new members, too.

Mike, been awhile since I've seen you online: what have you been up to?


Who me?  :D

I pop up on ENworld and Dragonsfoot now and again!

been Busy at work, and playing LG,  :)

Mike


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:57 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:Fair play. Perhaps a more central England location would be better. Could possibly do Birmingham as I have a few mates there I could crash with. Also Edinburgh where I will be in late August. Och aye the noo!


Birmingham! (Not just cause I live there ;-) )

  


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 7:25 pm 
 

hello, I've been raised on AD&D since the early 80's. I sold most of my stuff a while back and am now slowly picking them up again.  :oops:

I have a very small collection, but I am thinking of getting back into it seriously and noticed that this is the site for such knowledge.


The party awakens in a place where there is no light and no sounds but their own. Characters with infravision can ascertain that all party members are presented. The place they are in looks and feels like a natural cave, about 30 feet in diameter.

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 8:13 pm 
 

Ssendam wrote:hello, I've been raised on AD&D since the early 80's. I sold most of my stuff a while back and am now slowly picking them up again. :oops:

I have a very small collection, but I am thinking of getting back into it seriously and noticed that this is the site for such knowledge.


Well, you've certainly come to the right place :)

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:07 am 
 

Ssendam wrote:hello, I've been raised on AD&D since the early 80's. I sold most of my stuff a while back and am now slowly picking them up again. :oops:

I have a very small collection, but I am thinking of getting back into it seriously and noticed that this is the site for such knowledge.


welcome chummer :)



  


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 5:25 am 
 

Winterwords wrote:Birmingham! (Not just cause I live there ;-) )


Bit windy perhaps?

  


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 2:33 pm 
 

Guess it's about time I posted here.

I'm 25 at the end of the month, and have got into D&D when my brother got the easy-play basic D&D set (black box, Larry Elmore cover) for Christmas sometime in the early 90s. My dad then promptly had to gather us up and take us into town after some nagging and he got the FR boxed set for my brother & the Dawn of the Emperors boxed set for me. We promptly got the whole family playing including for a couple of games my grandmother who was in her 80s at the time.

I live in (windy ;-)) Birmingham in the UK, but am half-American.

hmm... I have a picture/design from D&D tattoo (does that break copyright? ;-)) on my back.

On ebay I'm thedisreputabledog, in real life "Lorien".

Unfortunately, I don't any gamers in my area aside from a few friends who no longer have time to play :(, so I have to live vicariously through rereading all my D&D stuff most of the time.

I've been to one GC UK a couple of years ago & spent most of time skulking around the trade hall buying dice. :D

  


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 4:12 pm 
 

Winterwords wrote:hmm... I have a picture/design from D&D tattoo (does that break copyright? ;-)) on my back.


That's awesome! Mind telling us which one? :o

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 4:22 pm 
 

Thank you :)

It's from the adventure Curse of the Azure Bonds. I'd love to have the guts & money to have the "real" one done (i.e. in colour, and interwoven with roses on the forearm), but opted for the black & white drawing found on the first couple of pages. I thought about getting it done on my upper arm, but opted for the base of my spine.

If anyone wants to see a pic, pm me with your email & mail it to you.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 5:32 pm 
 

Winterwords wrote:Thank you :)

It's from the adventure Curse of the Azure Bonds. I'd love to have the guts & money to have the "real" one done (i.e. in colour, and interwoven with roses on the forearm), but opted for the black & white drawing found on the first couple of pages. I thought about getting it done on my upper arm, but opted for the base of my spine.

If anyone wants to see a pic, pm me with your email & mail it to you.

A great adventure and a great tattoo!  (If you ever decide to get the "real" one done, try to make it glow blue at night...) :)

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 6:13 pm 
 

Winterwords wrote:Thank you :)

It's from the adventure Curse of the Azure Bonds. I'd love to have the guts & money to have the "real" one done (i.e. in colour, and interwoven with roses on the forearm), but opted for the black & white drawing found on the first couple of pages. I thought about getting it done on my upper arm, but opted for the base of my spine.

If anyone wants to see a pic, pm me with your email & mail it to you.


Heh, nice :)  I've got a buddy that's positively infatuated with the gold-box series of computer games SSI did - Azure Bonds included ;)

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 6:18 pm 
 

GraysonAC wrote:
Winterwords wrote:Thank you :)

It's from the adventure Curse of the Azure Bonds. I'd love to have the guts & money to have the "real" one done (i.e. in colour, and interwoven with roses on the forearm), but opted for the black & white drawing found on the first couple of pages. I thought about getting it done on my upper arm, but opted for the base of my spine.

If anyone wants to see a pic, pm me with your email & mail it to you.


Heh, nice :) I've got a buddy that's positively infatuated with the gold-box series of computer games SSI did - Azure Bonds included ;)

Hehe.  I remember the epic computer battle of Deimos' super-charged (all 18s) party vs. the "Bits o' Moander" quite well.  :)  In gorgeous 4-shade orange graphics, no less.

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 4:05 pm 
 

DnDGeek here.  That probably pretty much says it all, but I'll elaborate a little: 33, male and I like long walks by the lake (okay, not especially).  I've been lurking for many moons and thought I'd join in on the fun, only to find my favorite seller, Noble Knight Games, signed up four days and 1 user number (or whatever it is) before me!  Small world.  I still game once a week and am currently DMing L3.

I don't own anything extremely rare that I can think of but have assembled a solid collection of relatively rare AD&D/D&D stuff (since I lost the majority of my collection in the depths of the early 90s) and am growing a collection of minis (mostly Grenadier) that I paint in painstakingly slow fashion.  (Aside: has anyone here seen the new Reaper devils and demons?  They look like they were pulled from the pages of MMI...only better!)

Best item...hmmm, that's a tough one...most of my rarer items aren't too terribly rare: white box set, a few Wee Warriors, Strategic Review 1-4, Bloodstone set, etc.  One of these days I'll score myself a Vampire Queen...and die happy.  I know, I know, the nickname says it all.

Anyhoo, anyone know if it is true that the 25th Anniversary Box Set only had a 5k print run?  Read that on eBay and wasn't sure if it was true.  That would be half as much as the 10th Anniversary set, I think.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 5:04 pm 
 

DnDGeek wrote:Anyhoo, anyone know if it is true that the 25th Anniversary Box Set only had a 5k print run? Read that on eBay and wasn't sure if it was true. That would be half as much as the 10th Anniversary set, I think.


Yes, it is. See this page Page Not Found

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 6:37 pm 
 

Winterwords wrote:Yes, it is. See this page Page Not Found

:-)


Duh...and I know I've read that before, because I remember the last ("greedy sellers") line. Guess I assumed it wouldn't be covered here 'cause it's so recent, but it is 1E. Thanks Winter.

And how could I forget my Arneson collection? That's probably dearest to my heart, but I've stored it away in a nuclear-proof container for the past few years, so it slipped my mind. Here's how the story goes...

I was selling a Gazetteer module on eBay and who was the winning bidder? None other than Dave Arneson! Apparently he was trying to collect three of every item he'd ever written/contributed to. (I've heard this time and time again. I'll never understand how writers do not have 100 copies of everything they've every done, but I digress...) I found out, through a couple of e-mails to one another, that he was teaching a class in FL at the same school my brother was attending. I promptly shipped DA1, DA2, DA3, the Blackmoor supplement and First Fantasy Campaign down to have him sign them. If I'd have thought about if for a moment, I would've had the box set or booklets from the set signed, but I wasn't thinking particulary straight at that point and then again, I don't know if I'd trust my brother THAT far!

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 4:52 am 
 

Uncle Monkey here!  Saw DnDGeek's recent 'first time poster long time lurker' mail and thought I'd take the plunge and finally sign up to this fine website's BBS.  As for an intro, here goes : 37, male, borderline simian, been a player and collector - and massive Greyhawk and TSR UK afficionado - since 1980 though I haven't played since moving back to the UK seven years ago from foreign climes. I get my D&D RPG kicks these days playing Neverwinter Nights - some good homebrew mods out there for gratis, Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh being the most recent.

As for rare stuff, nothing too out the ordinary. 90% of the Greyhawk 1st and 2nd ed modules et al, every issue of Imagine magazine (other than the ellusive issue 2), plus a load of 1st ed Finnish translations I picked up whilst living there for four years.  Maybes I'll get my mitts on ST1 without having to sell a kidney on the black market first!

Best collecting memory : picking up 20 copies of Imagine (including number 1) for 20 quid on Yahoo Auctions back in the day.
Worst collecting memory : losing my mint copy of Vecna Lives moving house back in 96!  The horror, the horror .... .

Currently ensconced at mia casa in Newbury in Berkshire though a former longterm resident of sunny Leicester, whose inept footy team fellow Anglos might have heard getting put to the sword on Saturday at the start of what promises to be yet another lousy season!

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 2:17 am 
 

I just thought I'd post a note as I've just found this site. I've been a gamer for over 20 years, having started playing D&D in 1982. I'm a huge Gamma World fan, but I'll always have a soft spot for the game that got me started, AD&D. I've gathered a decent collection, nothing terribly rare, mostly stuff I've had since the mid-1980s when I bought them new.



I don't think I've played in about 10 years, but I've carted this stuff back and forth across the US with me. I've lost a few pieces along the way, but I sill have most of my set of 1st edition (not first printings) hardcover books and a couple dozen modules and some old Dragon magazines.



Anyway, I've never really thought of myself as a collector until a few years ago when I happened across an original copy of Metamorphosis Alpha and a copy of the Blackmoor expansion that I just had to have. I snapped them up and have started looking for other modules, etc. that I might like to add to the collection... I think I have at least one copy of everything that was released for 1st and 2nd edition Gamma World, so now I'm starting on 1st edition AD&D. Smile

  

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 5:35 am 
 

Kastegir wrote:I just thought I'd post a note as I've just found this site. I've been a gamer for over 20 years, having started playing D&D in 1982. I'm a huge Gamma World fan, but I'll always have a soft spot for the game that got me started, AD&D. I've gathered a decent collection, nothing terribly rare, mostly stuff I've had since the mid-1980s when I bought them new.





hello chummer & welcome to the acaeum :)



nice to see a collector, who has a variation in his collection other than the predictable norm. i never really knew much about gamma world and all that stuff, so will be interesting to see any discussions you might have to raise with regards to that area of collecting!



have fun :D



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Post Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 5:48 pm 
 

Kastegir wrote:I think I have at least one copy of everything that was released for 1st and 2nd edition Gamma World, so now I'm starting on 1st edition AD&D. Smile


Greetings and good luck on that "simple" quest! ;)



Do you have a Lizard logo GW box? Kinda scarce, those...



Kastegir wrote:Anyway, I've never really thought of myself as a collector until a few years ago when I happened across an original copy of Metamorphosis Alpha and a copy of the Blackmoor expansion that I just had to have.


You're one up on me, already! Never picked up a copy, back then, and has eluded me time and time again in the last few years. :)

  


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 8:40 pm 
 

You know, it's amazing the stuff you find that you already have when you actually go and look. My gaming stuff has been packed away for a few years, and this afternoon, I opened the dusty boxes and had a look. I'd completely forgotten about some of the later stuff I bought (Return to Keep on the Borderlands, Return to White Plume Mountain). I'd forgoten about the mono copy of C1 and a few other treasures. :-)



I don't have a 1st edition box from GW, but it's on my list. I have 2 3rd printings of the 1ed rules, now I just need to find a 1st printing.

  
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