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Post Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:42 pm 
 

Hienbreck wrote:I did however use the campaign material published by Judges Guild for a number of years (mainly because it was unknown to most players and offered a good deal of supportive material).  I look forward to future work in that forum, as I do still have that material.  I even have my signed Christmas cards from the Judges Guild staff during those early years.


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:07 am 
 

Hienbreck wrote:Just wanted to say hello.  Kinda stumbled across this site by accident, and was glad that I did.  I am one of those older gamers (I'm 43) that started playing Dungeons & Dragons back in 1977-78.  Was president of my High School (Oscar A. Carlson High, Gibraltar, Michigan) game club in 1980-81 (first year that the school allowed it and was pictured in the yearbook).

I spent a majority of my game time as the Dungeon Master for the various groups I played with.  I ran a number of different campaigns for the groups...mostly using my own material.  I did however use the campaign material published by Judges Guild for a number of years (mainly because it was unknown to most players and offered a good deal of supportive material).  I look forward to future work in that forum, as I do still have that material.  I even have my signed Christmas cards from the Judges Guild staff during those early years.

My days as a D&D gamer kinda feel to the wayside by the mid 1990's as group members aged and found other interests.  I now find myself playing MMORPGs such as Anarchy Online.

I must admit, after finding this site it prompted me to start digging out my old game materials...if only to remind myself of those good old days  :roll:

Anyways...look forward to some conversation with those of you who still remember those early days.


Cool...Judges Guild Christmas cards!

Welcome, Hienbreck!

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:29 pm 
 

Wow!  Thanks for the warm welcome.  So many replies in such a short time.  Looking forward to discussions on various topics.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:59 am 
 

Hi, I also stumbled across the Acaeum recently, after deciding to go out and purchase some of the older modules that hold significant nostalgia value for me.  I started playing D&D at age 10 (1980), switched over to AD&D shortly thereafter, and have been playing on and off ever since.  

However, due to cash shortages and other interests at various points along the way, I am starting from scratch on my fourth collection of AD&D material.  Let's see if I can remember what I had and when, LOL:

Collection #1 (1980 - 1988): Basic Set, Expert Set, most of the AD&D hardcovers, and most of the "classic" modules (A-series, D, G, I, L, N, Q, T1, U, etc.).  All sold to a 14 year old for $50 when I went off to college at age 18 ("Ah, I'll have a social life now; I won't need all this geek stuff").

Collection #2 (1990 - 1995): "Oh, 2nd Edition looks pretty cool, I'll buy the core rulebooks..."  3 years later I had way toooo many of the 2nd edition rulebooks, not to mention a bunch of Forgotten Realms crap and "new" copies of most of the stuff I had previously discarded, LOL.  Graduated from college, needed beer money, sold entire collection to my FLGS for $200.  Doh!

Collection #3 (1997 - 2005): "Wow, this Dark Sun stuff is wicked, I'll buy everything they've published for that!"  Got 2nd edition Core Rules CD-ROM (since I had sold the 2nd edition HCs and didn't feel like buying those again), and proceeded to collect all things Athasian.  Sold on eBay (complete collection in VF - NM) for $400 (getting better as I go :).

Collection #4 (2001 - present): Fell for 3rd edition D&D, bought a number of those books, also entire Forgotten Realms 3E line, as well as way too much d20/OGL.  Still have these, but I have a serious hankering for the "good ol' days" of AD&D, so I'm very slowly accumulating copies of my favorite modules and HCs again, with the intention of NEVER PARTING WITH THEM THIS TIME (sigh)!  

So far, I have all 10 of the AD&D hardcovers that I had back in the '80s (incl. D&D w/ Cthulhu, big whoop), and VF copies of the World of Greyhawk box, EX1, EX2, S1 (color), S4, UK1, and WG4.  I nearly faint when I think of how much it will cost me to acquire the rest of what I'd like to have.

Does anyone have any suggestions/strategies for getting my hands on the rest (just the more common "lettered" modules in decent shape)?  I no longer "eBay", there are no clueless used book stores nearby, and my FLGS charges outrageous prices (comparable to Troll and Toad) for old modules in VG or better condition...

In any case, I look forward to participating on the forum.  Thanks,

David

  

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:31 am 
 

hey david!

welcome :) prepare to be broke for the forseeable future :)

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:42 am 
 

Radovarl wrote:Does anyone have any suggestions/strategies for getting my hands on the rest (just the more common "lettered" modules in decent shape)?  I no longer "eBay", there are no clueless used book stores nearby, and my FLGS charges outrageous prices (comparable to Troll and Toad) for old modules in VG or better condition...

In any case, I look forward to participating on the forum.  Thanks,

David


Welcome!!!  You can try the classifieds here, but I think your best bet will be ebay, depends on how fast you want to acquire everything I sappose.


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:03 pm 
 

Welcome Radovarl!

Hang on to your d20 stuff.  Or...send it to me!  :twisted:

Of all the sales you made, the first one...to the 14 year-old...was the best choice.

The cliche' gamer "grows up" and gives up gaming.  The fact is that they often "come back" to gaming (which they never really left) or they come back by getting their game fix in electronic RPG gaming.

I do not understand...and might never understand...the benefit of growing up.   :P

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 5:01 pm 
 

Radovarl wrote:Does anyone have any suggestions/strategies for getting my hands on the rest (just the more common "lettered" modules in decent shape)?  I no longer "eBay", there are no clueless used book stores nearby, and my FLGS charges outrageous prices (comparable to Troll and Toad) for old modules in VG or better condition...

You've come to the right place.  Place a list of what you're looking for in the Classifieds section.  There are several high-quality resellers that frequent the boards here, I'm sure they can assist you in getting common modules at a reasonable price in a private sale.

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:06 pm 
 

Thanks for the welcome.  I'll check out the Classified section.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:24 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:I do not understand...and might never understand...the benefit of growing up.   :P

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:10 am 
 

FormCritic wrote:Welcome Radovarl!

Hang on to your d20 stuff.  Or...send it to me!  :twisted:


I do plan on holding onto the d20 stuff for now (though I would not be averse to trading some of it for AD&D mods, if anyone's interested).  I'd never part with my A Game of Thrones OGL, my Midnight books, or the three "Core" 3.5 books, but I have a bunch of Dragonstar and Dawnforge I might let go of sometime.

Of all the sales you made, the first one...to the 14 year-old...was the best choice.

The cliche' gamer "grows up" and gives up gaming.  The fact is that they often "come back" to gaming (which they never really left) or they come back by getting their game fix in electronic RPG gaming.

Mark


Definitely.  I both got drunk for the first time and lost my virginity the second weekend of freshman year, LOL.  If I hadn't ditched the D&D stuff, I'd probably have been poring over my copy of Keep on the Borderlands in my dorm room instead :).  I actually did give up gaming for about 2 years, then got sucked back in...hard.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:50 am 
 

Radovarl wrote:I actually did give up gaming for about 2 years, then got sucked back in...hard.


Nothing wrong with that.


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:17 pm 
 

Greetings all,

Prismatic_dm here. Just signed up today. Another Canadian chiming in. Pouring over many threads searching for secret, hidden codes to find, decipher, and win super-cheap, rare Dungeons & Dragons auctions ...

No luck yet. :D

Seriously, though, hail to you folks and I look forward to getting to know the collecting community in the future! I don't think I know anyone here except Blackmoor -- I bought Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth from him recently. I do recognize a few names from elsewhere on the internet, though.

Anyway, cheers!

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P.S. Who is this Cougar-Freya-nard?!? Any other IDs I should watch out for at eBay? Is there a thread for this? Thanks!

  

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:54 pm 
 

Hey Steve,

Welcome to the Acaeum.  Always good to see another Canadian around :)

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:29 pm 
 

prismatic_dm wrote:Greetings all,

Prismatic_dm here. Just signed up today. Another Canadian chiming in. Pouring over many threads searching for secret, hidden codes to find, decipher, and win super-cheap, rare Dungeons & Dragons auctions ...

No luck yet. :D

Seriously, though, hail to you folks and I look forward to getting to know the collecting community in the future! I don't think I know anyone here except Blackmoor -- I bought Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth from him recently. I do recognize a few names from elsewhere on the internet, though.

Anyway, cheers!

Steve

P.S. Who is this Cougar-Freya-nard?!? Any other IDs I should watch out for at eBay? Is there a thread for this? Thanks!


Welcome aboard, good to see another Canuck here :D


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:02 pm 
 

Erik (aka Kires1) here.  Just signed up today.  I've been a long time D&D'r back to the early 80's.  I've been collecting on and off for the past couple years, basically when I have a little extra money (like tax refund time...)

I totally love the Acaeum site. I've learned so much from it over the years, I can't imagine where else one would go to gain such information.

My favorite item in my collection has to be the Up the Garden Path that I just recently purchased from Bombadil.  A close second is an orange B3 shrink that I've had for a few years.  Most sentimental item in my collection is my original Fiend Folio I've had for almost 25 years.  At 13 yrs of age I filled out the last page questionaire and said my favorite movie at the time was Raiders of the Lost Ark! (apparantly I never tore the page out and mailed it in.).  Interestingly, I knew enough at the time to fill it out in pencil, but I'd never erase it now!

I'm on the lookout for a SW copy of A1 to complete my "A" SW set if anyone has one!

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:33 pm 
 

Welcome to the Acaeum!
Say goodbye to all your disposable income as you blow it on old games  :D
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Post Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:35 pm 
 

Hi Erik, Good to see a familiar face.  :)


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:05 pm 
 

Welcome Kires1!


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:08 pm 
 

Thanks B and red_bus,

Wish I would have known this forum existed years ago!

What disposable income?  Check with Bombadil, I think he has all my disposable income for the next year or so...

  
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