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Post Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 3:45 pm 
 

Got this (huge thanks to Thunderdave who bid for me)


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And a picture with the 1st ed. that I already own.

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It is missing one of the 5 minis, so if someone has one for sale...


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Post Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 7:37 pm 
 

So this find was actually 2 finds over the last month.

I bought a lot of D&D books from a local guy on Craigslist and found the Dungeon Floor Modules in that lot.  When I saw the made for Kabal on the package I did some looking since I had not heard of this game before and eventually decided it would be an interesting addition to my collection.

So after some research and searching I picked up the Kabal box set (just arrived today).  Second edition set, and other than the slight box damage it appears unused.  Pad of character sheets has 2 loose, but rest still good.  And all the books are signed as well by Ernest Hams.  Not sure if that was something he did for all sets (Assuming this was a fairly low volume print) or not.  Did not get any history on that.  

Still an interesting and more obscure game to add to the collection, not sure I will ever try playing it, but never know.

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:42 am 
 

After 3 decades of searching, finally scored a Jati.
Have seen a dozen in that time but always 600-900 $US.
Finally got a scruffy one in my price range. ;>

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:28 am 
 

So Frank, did you pick up the 1965 version, or 1966 (so that we can keep a lookout for the other one for you)?

I love the cover art. The couple look as if they are sitting in the oriental wing of the British Museum looking at color swatches. "What do you think of doing the west wing in teal this year my dear?"


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:52 pm 
 

stratochamp wrote in The Non-TSR Recent Fun Finds thread:So Frank, did you pick up the 1965 version, or 1966 (so that we can keep a lookout for the other one for you)?

I love the cover art. The couple look as if they are sitting in the oriental wing of the British Museum looking at color swatches. "What do you think of doing the west wing in teal this year my dear?"


Damn... The cover art is SOOOOO 1960's!
If I come across something like this in my delves to used game shops, I'll give a shout.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:23 pm 
 

stratochamp wrote in The Non-TSR Recent Fun Finds thread:So Frank, did you pick up the 1965 version, or 1966 (so that we can keep a lookout for the other one for you)?

The '66 ('65 on front, '66 on back). Of course. And scruffy. But at least I have one, finally. Now I can try playing it. :)

  


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:40 pm 
 

A couple of boardgame acquisitions from Half-Price Books that have at least a little relevance to the evolution of RPGs:

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A simplified skirmish wargame, & an example of how the hobby was becoming popularized in 1964. Some typical wargaming rules have been incorporated into the geometry of the board & pieces, while the cardboard counters are marked like wargaming chits.

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Not exactly an RPG in the fantasy-wargaming sense, but a psychological game meant to play out real-life situations. The copy I found is the Special Christian Edition, with scenarios like what to do if your Christian youth group has gone to see an X-rated movie. (Seems like introducing the concept of fantasy role-play to a group of hormonal teenagers who've just seen a porn flick would only exacerbate the problem, but I suppose these people knew what they were doing.) Although I haven't read it thoroughly yet, this 1976 game appears to take a number of cues from the emerging D&D phenomenon, such as character classes and group play similar to an adventuring party.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:04 pm 
 

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This was a nice surprise in a Cyborg Commano set, I didn't know there was an autographed release... fun find :)

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:16 am 
 

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And these delightfully obscure scenarios turned up in a random Timemaster lot... very lucky on that one!  54'40 Orphyte, get it? :)

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:56 am 
 

Very nice find Dave!!


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Post Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:02 pm 
 

Nice finds.  Still looking for those Orphyte books myself.  Had a chance to buy them in a huge lot, but since I already had all the other Timemaster stuff, it just wasn't worth the asking price to just get those,....in hindsight I probably should have done it...sigh.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:52 pm 
 

had the same thought myself about that lot..


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Post Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:36 pm 
 

Wyrms Footnotes #5, promising the upcoming publication of Isaac Bonewitz's X-Rated Supplement (illustrated), & asking for reader submissions. I guess it was like the Penthouse Forum of RPGs. If your gaming session ended in a wild orgy, you were supposed to mail in your account of it to Chaosium, marked "Attention: X." I don't think this supplement was ever published, so it's not too late to make your contributions.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:10 pm 
 

I found these in a boxed set that I purchased. I admit, I had to investigate the bottom two. Unfortunately, the Basic Character File appears to have a few sheets missing.

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:13 am 
 

And for those that collect the ephemera of D&D, I found this little item. Very hard to find and this one is sealed.

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:14 pm 
 

Another cool item that I've wanted for a while and finally got the chance to get. It'll be a nice addition for the gaming area. :)

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:21 pm 
 

Another odd item that I picked up. A Dungeons and Dragons kite. This is the only one of these that I've seen. Does anyone know if there were more produced?

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:45 pm 
 

cdenham wrote in The Non-TSR Recent Fun Finds thread:Another odd item that I picked up. A Dungeons and Dragons kite. This is the only one of these that I've seen. Does anyone know if there were more produced?


The kites were meant to facilitate the 6th-level magic-user spell Summon Air Elemental, but a faulty conversion from 1e to 2e caused them to summon fire elementals instead. So a lot of these burned up with their casters & the rest were recalled. Probably contributed to the collapse of TSR as a business over the next few years, & is one of those shameful episodes in the history of fantasy role-playing games which no one wants to talk about. That's why you haven't heard of these products before.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:26 pm 
 

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A fun find for SOMEONE. And dirt cheap.


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:16 pm 
 

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A fun find for SOMEONE. And dirt cheap.


Definitely still worth the price, but they weren't originally three hole punched.


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