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Post Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:29 pm 
 

celmive wrote:Hiya all ! My name is Adrian and I am from the UK. I have been an avid collector / player since 1977 when, as an 11 year old,  I traded a collection of Soccer Cards for my first D&D set at school. I took a few years out of roleplaying (not by choice) in the early part of 2000 to 2003 but other than that I have been along for the ride. For my sins I am also a HUGE EBay addict !!!!
My jobs have included Managing an RPG Shop for about 8 years, writing material (Had some published !!!), Computer Support Manager & currently a Government Officer.
I am married and have 2 kids (AND the wife is a gamer too !!!)
Anyone want to drop me a line to talk RPGS or life in general - feel free !!
Take care all
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Hello Ade

will get in touch mate - got the e-mail

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:45 pm 
 

Welcome, Adrian.   :)


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:50 pm 
 

celmive wrote:Hiya all ! My name is Adrian and I am from the UK. I have been an avid collector / player since 1977 when, as an 11 year old,  I traded a collection of Soccer Cards for my first D&D set at school. I took a few years out of roleplaying (not by choice) in the early part of 2000 to 2003 but other than that I have been along for the ride. For my sins I am also a HUGE EBay addict !!!!
My jobs have included Managing an RPG Shop for about 8 years, writing material (Had some published !!!), Computer Support Manager & currently a Government Officer.
I am married and have 2 kids (AND the wife is a gamer too !!!)
Anyone want to drop me a line to talk RPGS or life in general - feel free !!
Take care all
Ade


Howdy Ade, great to see you decided to join.  :)  I was hoping you would figuring based on your non-COugar related comments on your About Me page that you might be interested. :wink:


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:14 pm 
 

I wondered if you might be the same guy as the Ebay Coug-bloger.

Coug has to be smarting from all the negative attention he has earned.  He responds to any stimulus like he has been shot.

Mark   8)


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:45 am 
 

celmive wrote:Hiya all ! My name is Adrian and I am from the UK. I have been an avid collector / player since 1977 when, as an 11 year old,  I traded a collection of Soccer Cards for my first D&D set at school. I took a few years out of roleplaying (not by choice) in the early part of 2000 to 2003 but other than that I have been along for the ride. For my sins I am also a HUGE EBay addict !!!!
My jobs have included Managing an RPG Shop for about 8 years, writing material (Had some published !!!), Computer Support Manager & currently a Government Officer.
I am married and have 2 kids (AND the wife is a gamer too !!!)
Anyone want to drop me a line to talk RPGS or life in general - feel free !!
Take care all
Ade


Welcome to the Forum! Good deal on the soccer card trade for D&D items, because everyone knows soccer sucks and D&D rules! You might have ended up headbutting your buddies instead of rolling dice with them! :twisted:

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:51 am 
 

wow! how many new members!!!
i have not to time to turn my head that this thread is updated with new posts!!

i greet everybody!!! (actually i lost who i exactly greeted or not  :roll: )


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:39 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:I wondered if you might be the same guy as the Ebay Coug-bloger.

Coug has to be smarting from all the negative attention he has earned.  He responds to any stimulus like he has been shot.

Mark   8)


The one and the same... The guy is a complete PRAWN.

He has had one small victory though... Here is a copy of the EBay Email. I guess he really took exception to this...

Dear celmivestarbright ([email protected]),

Thank you for your interest and participation in our About Me feature. Unfortunately, it was brought to our attention that your eBay About Me page, located at the following URL:

eBay View About Me for celmivestarbright

is in violation of

Gratuitous Comments

We noticed that your About Me page contained:

"This was AFTER I had asked the guy NOT to send me anymore emails. Obviously, as you can see from the quality of English, comprehension is a problem. I call this the `Joe Maplin Syndrome` - a comment that anyone who has ever seen the BBCTV Program Hi-De-Hi will understand. "


While eBay will, if necessary, remove About Me pages that violate its policies, since your About Me page is an _expression of your personality and tastes, it is contrary to our policies for us to edit your About Me page. We need to request that these changes be made within 24 hours.

You can make changes to your page by going to the following URL and entering your User ID and password as requested:

eBay Services: About Me Login

If you are unable to make these changes, we will need to remove the entire page for you to start over in creating your About Me page. Please note that our policies that apply to auction pages also apply to our About Me pages, with exception of advertisements. eBay will permit members to advertise their businesses in describing who they are and what they do on their About Me page. However, please remember that it is not acceptable to solicit direct sales in promoting that business.

You can view these guidelines for a better understanding of our listing guidelines and how they affect the way you post your information at the URL below:

About Me policy

Information on infringing or illegal items or for information on other eBay listing guidelines, please view:

eBay: Redirect

We would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation in making these changes within 24 hours.

Regards,

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His use of written English, comprehension & Spelling is about the level of 9 or 10 year old and yes - that is a professional opinion....

I was unaware of his suspected postage scams but for me, if he is guilty,  that puts him even further down the chain of evolution than I thought.

Anyway - good to meet you all and hopefully most of my further posts will be unrelated to Mr cougarrinard

  


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:49 am 
 

Hi everybody.

My name is Arnaud, I'm french, 31 years old.
I play D&D since I'm 14, started with the D&D red box, and collect modules since I'm ... ?? 23 ? 24 ?
I buy all 3rd edition book and lots of old modules.
I just bought my 430th book last week.

I'm also webmaster of dndcollection.
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:54 am 
 

Welcome, Arnaud.  I like your web page!   :)

Mark   8)


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 4:59 am 
 

Thrud wrote:Hi everybody.

My name is Arnaud, I'm french, 31 years old.
I play D&D since I'm 14, started with the D&D red box, and collect modules since I'm ... ?? 23 ? 24 ?
I buy all 3rd edition book and lots of old modules.
I just bought my 430th book last week.

I'm also webmaster of dndcollection.
D&D Collection


Salut Arnaud,

Bienvenue sur le forum! J'avais déjà visité ton site, un sacré boulot. Il faut d'ailleurs que je mette ma liste à jour... si je retrouve mon login!
Edit : non c'est bon je m'en souviens :)

Au plaisir!
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Post Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 3:22 pm 
 

Welcome Arnaud, nice web page too (or would that be also) :lol:

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Post Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 4:38 am 
 

Thrud wrote:Hi everybody.

My name is Arnaud, I'm french, 31 years old.
I play D&D since I'm 14, started with the D&D red box, and collect modules since I'm ... ?? 23 ? 24 ?
I buy all 3rd edition book and lots of old modules.
I just bought my 430th book last week.


bounjour arnaud! tres heureux de faire ta connaissance (pls forgive me if accents are missing... i'll never unterstand how do they work!)

Thrud wrote:I'm also webmaster of dndcollection.
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well, compliment for the incredible work!!!


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:07 am 
 

Hi Everyone.

My name is Jeremy. I am 37. I played when I was younger but not for about 20 years now. I have been collecting for about 6 years. I have just over 400 pieces in my collection: TSR, MERP, Judges Guild, Avalon Hill, and a few more obscure ones. I have been visiting TheAcaeum for most of the time I have been collecting and must compliment the people that make this the best RPG collectors site on the web.

I have only just discovered these boards and recognise many of the names as people I have interacted with and purchased from on Ebay. Great to see such a positive, vibrant RPG fan community.

I have young kids that are just starting to get interested in Role Playing so may be able to start playing again soon!

  

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:10 am 
 

Welcome, Jeremy.

If you don't mind my asking....what is your Ebay handle?

Mark   8)


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:10 am 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:Hi Everyone.

My name is Jeremy. I am 37. I played when I was younger but not for about 20 years now. I have been collecting for about 6 years. I have just over 400 pieces in my collection: TSR, MERP, Judges Guild, Avalon Hill, and a few more obscure ones. I have been visiting TheAcaeum for most of the time I have been collecting and must compliment the people that make this the best RPG collectors site on the web.

I have only just discovered these boards and recognise many of the names as people I have interacted with and purchased from on Ebay. Great to see such a positive, vibrant RPG fan community.

I have young kids that are just starting to get interested in Role Playing so may be able to start playing again soon!


Welcome aboard, great username!!


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:15 am 
 

Thanks!

My Ebay username is a not very creative 'jedemi', which is simply the first two letters of my first, middle and last name.

I am on sabbatical at the moment in the early part of a PhD, so I won't have too much time to read up and post here until I get on top of it.

Collecting RPGs though, really has turned into a great hobby for me. I was sitting down thinking if I really had the money what I would want to do as a profession and it would have to be a second hand hobby and game store and working on a Collector's catalogue for RPGs (like stamp catalogues).

  

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:31 am 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:I have young kids that are just starting to get interested in Role Playing so may be able to start playing again soon!


just make sure you purchase extra books that they are going to handle :D

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 5:39 am 
 

Hello there!  I seem to be one of the "old guys" here--I turned 44 last month!  Name:  Melvin. Age: 44.  Got introduced to D&D in high school in 1978, played til 1982, collected until the early '90's (not by choice did I quit), got back in on the 30th anniversary game in 2004, and have been trying to buy back the old modules.  [and find new ones].

   "Buy back?"?  Yep--about 10 years ago, my sister gave--yes GAVE--almost all of my stuff to goodwill  :twisted: (included:  1978 [blue cover] rules, an original H1 Bloodstone Pass, all of the A's, B's, C's, G1/2/3, Q1, Basic and Expert Rules, WG4, and nearly a hundred more . . . but NOT T1 The Village of Hommlet!).  When I related this to the fellow players at the 30th anniversary game, they said almost in unison, "And you let her LIVE?"  I said I had no choice;  otherwise I faced double divine retribution ("99" or "00" on 2d20, depending on the game) . . . my mom and dad :lol: !!!

   Other interests:  World War I and II, sports, card/board/video/arcade games, sci-fi (Star Trek, Star Wars, Babylon 5, etc.), bowling, my high school class (I seem to be becoming an unofficial class historian), Coca-Cola items, owls.  Work at a bowling center; also played steel darts and help out with the local league. (I am one of about ten 'lifetime members' in my league; it's the equivalent of retiring a uniform number.)

   I prefer the old 1st/2nd edition D&D/AD&D to v3.5; far fewer rules and more modules, particularly those modules that are coded (i.e. A1, T1, etc.), as well as Dungeon Crawl Classics.  

   Didn't want to go on too long . . . . .

  
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