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Post Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:37 pm 
 

BTW, considering that authors include Ernest T Hams, it could be possible that it is only a supplement for KABAL, "like" Oriental Adv. for AD&D?


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:04 pm 
 

Ernest is the first listed writer, so I would assume wrote the most (although it is in alphabetical order)... unsure of the specifics of KABAL,, Daisho character creation = 7 Characterstics, generated by rolling 6 *d20 and adding numbers together, Characteristics are: Strength, Dexterity, Stealth, Marksmanship, Endurance, Wisdom and Charisma

This is the entire reference: "If creatures from KABAL are used, samurai receive full experience points for non-civilized races and half experience points for civilized races."


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:28 pm 
 

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This Seller is Actually Gareth Jones , writer of the game, and rpg fanzine editor (I asked him a couple of q's.. answers below)

When was AAARG!? published... I didn't put a date on it, so I'm relying on memory here. I was living in Southampton, and didn't have any kids yet. I paid for the printing out of a tax rebate. Hmmm... I 'm guessing maybe 1993. I might be out by year either way.

Black Mole ran for 5 issues. At that point I started Beaumains, and my intention was to run both, but it turned out to be too much work. Beaumains ran for 6 issues, at which point I became a Dad, and various things were shelved.

I'm getting rid of most of my gaming stuff. There are two main reasons for this: I haven't actually run a game for a long time (though I did join a D&D group as a player for a while about two years ago) - and I seem to move house far too often to be bothered to pack it all up again.

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Incidentally to my mind the best thing about AAARG! was that it's simple enough to run a scenario from virtually any other game, so a bunch of remaindered stuff at the time was ideal. I ran or played in AAARG! versions of Dream Park, Gangbusters, GURPS Robin Hood, the Hero system, and more. My favorite campaign however was self-written and set in Philip Farmer's "World of Tiers". At a GenCon, someone had me playing in a Superhero version they'd written.

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:25 am 
 

Thanks for sharing these info :)

Did you ask if he has other copies left? (I guess yes, and I guess his reply was no.... )


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:42 pm 
 

He's looking for more Black Moles for me, but I haven't heard anything.  Also, he lives near me, so if anything is listed that anyone has a serious question about, I may be able to check it out.


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:15 pm 
 

I'm not sure what he has left - I bought a number of auctions when he was moving from the UK and downsizing.

I remember a that time he had a bunch of Beaumains, Black Mole, Daemon, Aaargh and also the Disenchanted Games items.

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:39 pm 
 

If you can get some arrrgh :D


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:22 pm 
 

Okay, really a mixed group, but the best was outside TSR, so...

I picked up some auction lots from an estate sale yesterday. I was second highest bidder for a lot which included a 1st print Boot Hill (dagnabbit!)

The winnings:

Lot 1: D&D stuff. Nothing really of note except a 3rd print Swords & Spells (GD-VG), and 1st prints of DMG and PHB. Ya know the recent thread on the overpriced DMG? Yeah, they look a lot like that, but at least no water damage. Reeaaaly well-used. I feel like taking a shower after touching them.  :wink:

Lot 2: A few boxed games, including a TSR print Tractics. Pretty good shape overall, but the owner was so concerned about corner splits, he used duct tape as a preventative! D'OH! If anyone has a piccie of what the dice looks like, I'd appreciate it. I probably have the right one, just want to be sure.

Now the fun stuff begins.

The people handling the auction had three boxes they were going to toss, but let me take them away no charge. Inside were the obligatory maps and character sheets for D&D games, some dice, and a ton of stuff for Avalon Hill's Squad Leader and ASL. 15 plastic containers of various sizes with the counters; 46 map boards (not all the #s and some dupes); binders full of the ASL rules and material. I even found a few sheets of correspondence from AH where it mentions he was involved in playtesting for the '89 ASL Annual, and I did find via some research he has playtest credits for the Croix de Guerre supplement. I'll be spending the next few months trying to determine if I have complete sets.

Also in the boxes:
• A copy of FGU's Royal Armies of the Hyborean Age
• 4th print OD&D Box set booklets (no box or refs); pretty well-used, though, maybe GD-VG at best
• Complete and pretty good copy of the World of Greyhawk folio (6th print)
• A copy of GHQ's WWII Armor rules "Tank Charts" 1984 print
• Judges Guild CSIO material (partial of a 1st print?; only have the cover sheet, Thunderhold Booklet J, TH Judges map and two TH player's maps)
• Wilderlands of High Fantasy 1st print (book 1 and both judges and players maps only)
• CS World Emperor (all 3 books and the city map only)
• First Fantasy Campaign Maps (both player's and judge's)
• 4 other CSIO maps (from #7-14, player's copies)

Of the JG stuff, the three World Emperor books and a few of the maps I would say are in collectible grade on first glance. Most is unfortunately roughed up and/or torn.


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:21 pm 
 

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I've been keeping an eye out for one of these for awhile. This one is in shrink so it will sit on my shelf for awhile before I decide whether to open it.


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:41 pm 
 

That's fantastic!

It took me forever to find a set I could be satisfied was 'complete'.  Well done :)


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:15 pm 
 

Thunderdave wrote in The Non-TSR Recent Fun Finds thread:That's fantastic!

It took me forever to find a set I could be satisfied was 'complete'.  Well done :)


Thanks! For such a small box it is surprisingly heavy.


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:35 pm 
 

Wow, surprised to see this thread buried on page two... almost a year between posts.

Here's a recent fun find, a mixed kijiji lot pick up.  Talking with another member, kijiji doesn't seem to be what it used to be, but it was nice to get lucky with this one :)  I was amused to read that is Paul Jaquays on the cover of Treasure Maps wearing the bucket.

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:00 pm 
 

"Mixed" is right.   :lol:  Very nice pick-up.


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:38 pm 
 

Awesome David!


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:11 pm 
 

Wow.  8O

Awesome!!!  For sale???  :lol:


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:19 pm 
 

Thanks guys :)  Not an OB3, but still pretty pleased.


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:48 am 
 

Thunderdave wrote in The Non-TSR Recent Fun Finds thread:Thanks guys :)  Not an OB3, but still pretty pleased.


Heh...


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:02 pm 
 

Just picked these up.  Never had an issue in hand and these seemed to be at a great price.  Did I get a good deal?  Am I going to be happy with my purchase?  I am not just a collector, but a regular gamer, so I hope to find them useful.  Thanks!


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:10 pm 
 

Oh for sure a good price, figure $15-$30 each at auction depending on location & shipping... all my copies came from the UK & shipping was bit more costly.

I quite like this zine, they date from 1978 or so, very old school in their goodness :)  Enjoy!


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:12 pm 
 

Just picked this up.  Noble Knight has a copy for sale for $45.  I already have a used copy that just has some scuffing and fading on the front cover, which is now for sale.  Make me an offer!

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