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Post Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:00 pm 
 

MetamorphosisSigma wrote: I think I got rid of my Anarchist's Cookbook about the same time, for similar reasons :).


:lol: ... yeah I had one of those a long time ago.
That is a VERY Dangerous book for weak minds. 8O


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:13 pm 
 

You don't have to tell me that. I don't know about weak-mindedness, but I definitely fell prey to curiosity. Let's just say that I can attest to the fact that a few of the recipes (the ones I tried) actually work, and leave it at that. This was all back in the '80s, of course.


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:45 pm 
 

In my youth I represented the weak minds set.
And yes, the books recipes (like you... the ones I tried) do indeed work.

Still have a weak mind, but dont mess around with simply dangerous, stupid ideas as often. 8)


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:03 am 
 

MetamorphosisSigma wrote:Countdown isn't as thick as the main DG book, IIRC about half as big or a little more.


Actually Countdown is larger than the main Delta Green book.  Over 400 pages compared to the main books 300.

MetamorphosisSigma wrote:The chapter about the Skoptsi (sp?; if you don't know you don't wanna know) curdled my blood


I dont think it is nearly as "blood-curdling" as the chapter that covers The Disciples of the Worm in the DG Targets of Opportunity sourcebook.  :puker:


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Kingofpain89 wrote:
Actually Countdown is larger than the main Delta Green book.  Over 400 pages compared to the main books 300.


Ah, I had it backwards, then. My bad.


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MetamorphosisSigma wrote: I think I got rid of my Anarchist's Cookbook about the same time, for similar reasons :).


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For those who wondered.

There are plenty of them on E-Bay.

One is listed as a 1st Edition, 2nd print (1st paperback printing) and at over $75 already.

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Most around $25 or less.

You can also get them on CDs/E-Books for less.

There have been MANY printings of the book.


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:29 pm 
 

Not really D&D or directly RPG-related, but my wife was able to hunt down a copy of the Dark World board game expansion Dragon's Gate. It was 100% complete and almost in extremely fine condition (only a little wear on the box.) That leaves one expansion left to get and then hopefully onto the Battle Masters Europe-only stuff.


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:15 pm 
 

I've been saving up some items to post a few really cool pics.  There are still a few items out there in the postal system, but I can't wait any longer!  A few people know of some of these finds, but I don't think any knew about my finding all of them. In any event, it has been a successful couple months.

First up, some good ole non-TSR gems.

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Different Worlds is a full run.  TS! is 1, 3, 6, and 7.  Massconfusion does lack Dungeon Of Dr. Demento.  There is a better picture of the dice wheel in the Complete thread.  And the Beastmaker Mountain is even nicer than I thought it would be.



And some stuff for other games:

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CoC is 1E2p and 2E.  Justice Inc and Espionage aren't necessarily THAT interesting, but they were each SW and under ten bucks.



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Most expensive single item - Beastmaker Mountain
Most expensive group - Different Worlds set
Best deal - hard to say, probably the Dragonbone
Best surprise - Casalana is complete with the color map, even though it was noted as not having it
Number of items in shrink - 4
Number of items still in shrink - 2
Countries purchased from - 5 (US, Canada, UK, Australia, Germany)


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:28 pm 
 

Hawkmoon monograph!  Niiiice!

I also like the Mad Moon module.  When does she moon us?


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:49 pm 
 

Wow! Color me envious of the Cthulhu boxed sets and the Different Worlds magazines!

If I had one of those 1st ed CoC boxes, I wouldn't need to ask so many questions! :)


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:22 pm 
 

Impressive! Bad Moon is perhaps the rarest item in these lots. Very nice.


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:28 pm 
 

lokiwookie wrote:Impressive! Bad Moon is perhaps the rarest item in these lots. Very nice.


I was going to ask about that one... I haven't seen it before.  Who is the publisher?

Thanks for posting the pics, very nice :)


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:48 pm 
 

Awesome stuff.  Really like the Dragonbone and Pandora's Dice Wheel.

FormCritic wrote:Hawkmoon monograph! Niiiice!

Is there something special about this particular monograph that sets it apart from the others?  Or are you just crazy for Dorian Hawkmoon?


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:49 pm 
 

davidc wrote:
I was going to ask about that one... I haven't seen it before.  Who is the publisher?

Thanks for posting the pics, very nice :)


You should really spend some time on this site:

http://www.afterglow2.com/

You might hate yourself afterwards though.  I never cared about non-TSR stuff until someone pointed it out to me.


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lokiwookie wrote:Impressive! Bad Moon is perhaps the rarest item in these lots. Very nice.


Interesting.  It doesn't come up often, but I wouldn't say it's the rarest.  That copy came from a seller in the US... and since it's such a tough search term, pretty much everyone else must have missed it.  I certainly didn't pay much.  :)



davidc wrote:I was going to ask about that one... I haven't seen it before.  Who is the publisher?


It's Aussie, so Brette has the best info: http://www.arielarchives.com/BadMoon.html

The publisher is Conflict Simulations.  They also published the magazine Breakout!



Kingofpain89 wrote:Is there something special about this particular monograph that sets it apart from the others?  Or are you just crazy for Dorian Hawkmoon?


I can't speak to anyone's craziness (except my own), but I do know that all four of the Elric/Stormbringer/Hawkmoon monographs were short printed, even by Chaosium monograph standards, just before Chaosium lost that license, and thus they're tough to find.  I think monographs are printed in batches of 150 or 250, so that's probably how many there are of each.


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:21 am 
 

TheHistorian wrote:It doesn't come up often, but I wouldn't say it's the rarest.


Actually, I saw only one copy for sale on ebay these 5 last years, before yours. So I guess it is pretty hard to find. I am still looking for a copy :(

TheHistorian wrote:I think monographs are printed in batches of 150 or 250, so that's probably how many there are of each.


Interesting. When was it released?


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:40 am 
 

Does the Dragonbone actually work?


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:42 am 
 

I'd say Mindbane was harder to get ahold of than Bad Moon, but they both have only been on eBay maybe once in the past five years.

Is Dungeon of Dr. Demento in that set? It seems to be the rarest of the Massconfusion tourneys, and again, I've only known it to appear on eBay maybe twice in the last seven years.

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:45 am 
 

lokiwookie wrote:Actually, I saw only one copy for sale on ebay these 5 last years, before yours. So I guess it is pretty hard to find. I am still looking for a copy :(


Hmm, you may be right, but I would have picked Hogwash 2, the Dragonbone, or Mindbane.


lokiwookie wrote:Interesting. When was it released?


Quite recently, actually.  Hawkmoon is 2006, and the other Moorcock related monographs are in the 2004-2007 range.  This is according to rpg.net, but I think they're probably about right in this case.


simrion wrote:Does the Dragonbone actually work?


Yep, that one works great.  The other version I have (the earlier one that looks vaguely more like a bone) doesn't work as well.  The "roll" button sticks.  I can't tell if something broke off at some point or if it's just the design.  I'd have to see another one to be sure, I guess.


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:00 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Awesome stuff.  Really like the Dragonbone and Pandora's Dice Wheel.


Is there something special about this particular monograph that sets it apart from the others?  Or are you just crazy for Dorian Hawkmoon?


I am a collector of the Elric/Stormbringer line.

That particular monograph is gone and is not coming back.


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