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Post Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 11:29 am 
 

Guido-the-Gypsy wrote:Several weeks ago, I puchased a collection from a father whose son is serving in Iraq and needed the funds for a wedding upon his return.   There were 6 box sets + other stuff.   Four sets were pristine.   The other two contained and rather sizable collection of porn DVDs, business cards from the local strip clubs, condoms (all sealed . . . whew), and a pile of photos printed from the internet.  

My wife was laughing so hard as I opened the second box . . . we had to wonder who the luck lady was . . . .


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That just won out on my Playboy pinup of Bo Derrick in my Hildebrant Art Portfolio  :D


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 3:32 pm 
 

I love the thrill of the search through box sets, figured I was the only one.

My personal favorite was a huge stack of "teenage" love-letters from the mid-eighties, from the first note where a girl asked this guy if he was seeing anyone, up through a note about 8 months later where she wanted to see other people.  I have always enjoyed reading correspondance in general (Mostly letters been read in book form) so it was neat to read something so mundane and normal as this teenage courtship.

I've also found a $20 bill, piles of reciepts, tons extra modules and books (best 2 of those were an almost pristine copy of "The Sword and the Dagger" which is a pretty rare battletech novel, and in a forgotten realms boxed set I found one of all 3 books from the OCE white box set), a very old looking but thankfully sealed package of Lance crackers, Magic the Gathering Cards, and of course the ever prevelant character sheets and campaign notes.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 5:51 pm 
 

The love letter sound cool.  Very interesting.

I love to find character sheets and adventure notes...even some hand made modules.

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 8:52 pm 
 

mordrin wrote:Hey, speaking of the mini-games - I've been trying to remember and find them myself after stumbling across Pleasantville.
What were the others?
Awful Green Things
Snits' Revenge
a vampire one (?)

I forgot all about Antares until now.


Come on .... Saga ... the best, of course (though the deathstar and ice breaker game were pretty neat as well).


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 9:32 pm 
 

4001        Remember the Alamo
4002        Vampyre
4003        Revolt on Antares
4005        They've Invaded Pleasantville
4006        Saga
4007        Icebergs
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4009        Attack Force

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 1:14 am 
 

Three years ago I bought a Runequest 2nd edition box-set in a local game shop with a used-games corner.  It was in good shape, with all the standard components.  When I got it home, underneath the character sheets I found a copy of Runequest 1st edition  -- near mint with white crispy pages.  A nice bonus.  :wink:

  

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 6:09 pm 
 

I want to know....if a seller includes a risque' picture of his girlfriend with an adventure, does that count as a random encounter and do I get experience points for it?  Is there more experience if it's a picture of the seller herself? :twisted:


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 6:38 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:I want to know....if a seller includes a risque' picture of his girlfriend with an adventure, does that count as a random encounter and do I get experience points for it?  Is there more experience if it's a picture of the seller herself? :twisted:


Do you want to have to make saving throws if its a risque picture of the seller HIMSELF?


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 7:25 pm 
 

NetRodent wrote:
Do you want to have to make saving throws if its a risque picture of the seller HIMSELF?


Ewwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!! 8O

  

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:18 pm 
 

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Do you want to have to make saving throws if its a risque picture of the seller HIMSELF?


Let me see...this is AD&D so would that be save "versus wands?"


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:56 pm 
 

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Not rods?!!!


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:03 pm 
 

That didn't take long.   :lol:


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:27 pm 
 

That's what my wife said last night...


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:49 pm 
 

So I guess you failed your save vs. petrification...

  


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:45 am 
 

Let's see...

In a World of Greyhawk box I got the Glossography from the Folio as well as a pulled out copy of the pasteboard "Weather on the World of Greyhawk" supplement from Dragon Magazine.

In a World of Greyhawk folio I got a set of unused Armory character sheets, a half a pad of TSR Hex Sheets and a Monsters & Treasures set (Level 1).

In a Player's Handbook I picked up recently I found a stub from someone's ticket to GenCon - has the TSR logo and all on it.  Looks like from the mid 90's, I'll have to check the date if anyone cares.

Got a convention program from a game convention in California from the mid 80's in a Kingmaker boxed set...

I found a couple of extra modules in a DragonQuest 2nd Edition box.

That's about it for me.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:38 am 
 

An Erol Otus basic set I purchased for $5 a couple of years ago came with a nice shrinkwrapped WGR1.

Every couple of months I have to fight the urge to open it up to see what a serious treatment of Greyhawk castle looks like (as opposed to the goofy WG7).

Which is odd, actually, since I don't really care about 2nd edition stuff. But something inside of me says "NO!" to opening shrinkwrapped items.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:31 am 
 

In a Moldvay basic set, I found a separate Tome of Monsters (or such) - a small notebook where the previous owner painstakingly transcribed all monster statistics and details from the regular manual. No additions, no changes, just the same text, all in tidy handwriting. I couldn't imagine myself having done anything like that.

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:26 am 
 

I found a set of TSR 1980 Module Submission guidelines in an Moldvay Basic Set that I bought at Goodwill around 1985. For more, see this thread:

Poll: Do you have TSR Module Submission Guidelines?

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:02 pm 
 

Never found anything in my box sets.. one of my copies of harbinger house however had some rather wierd new rules scrawled in in pen... I sold it on eventually, prefering to keep my pristine version and heck, considering I got it for £1 it sold for about 8.. not bad really.

I do however stock wierd things in my own boxsets... the planescape campaign box has a lot of old character sheets from a couple of rather bizzare games I was running, plus random scribbles of inititive and hp from various battles... I think our random npc the monk kidnapped is in there too.. I liked that npc, the party treated him like crap and kept threatning to kill him if the kid didn't do what he was told... bah.. that's what you get for having an evil character in the party isn't it?
If I ever sell them I might leave that stuff in for amusement... heh.. others might get a kick out of reading the adventure notes. they'll even get the random doodles that were drawn as I waited for the players to quit bickering and actually get on with the plot... haha.

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:52 pm 
 

I can finally post to this thread :D . As a semi-avid purchaser of box sets I was always a little disappointed when the set was "merely" complete. Not that I wanted an R Series module to be tucked away in my Forgotten Realms box, but I wanted some mystery.

Although this pales in comparison to some of your finds... A recent purchase of some Greyhawk Boxes resulted in:

A handwritten letter from an apartment manager "politely" warning the gamer to make his friends park in visitor parking lest they wanted to be towed.

A spreadsheet outlining what appears to be an office pool of some sort.

A college (?) paper on linguistics.

A nice hand-drawn map of Ket on graph paper (in color...nice job too!).

Some gaming notes from a Ravenloft game.

Two complete (though very rough shape) Greyhawk Campaign Setting folders with booklets and maps.

Two extra Greyhawk maps (at least I think they are extra...I sorted through what should be in the boxes and folios, then had two left-over complete maps!).

Maybe not a treasure trove, but I am happy :P  :wink:

  
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