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Post Posted: Thu May 26, 2011 8:43 pm 
 

Of course they are!  :twisted:
Especially those on Amazon ($600, that is insane!)


Adventures in Austerion : a fantasy RPG, with boardgame mechanisms and modular battlemap. By Guillaume Tavernier and Géraud G.

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Post Posted: Thu May 26, 2011 10:12 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:The Heroes does have its map, great John Blanche cover as well :)

Not really for sale though, it will be lost (both figuratively and physically no doubt  :) ) in my collection for the next millenium.

Nice pick up that quite a number of other people are looking for... I'd commented elsewhere that not all of Kynan's sales were horribly overpriced - looks like someone took the hint from you! (Someone else did a deal on the E'A apparently - I can guess one likely candidate :) - but the 1e En Garde! ain't that bad, either...)

lokiwookie wrote:Heroes is more similar to tabletop game than to real RPG though. <clip>

Old question, but what's a "real RPG"? Hey, it says it is on the cover - that's more than OD&D does ;p~

Blackmoor wrote:Here in Calgary we have the fortune of having a store that has been in business since the earliest days of role playing in the early 70's.  The owner of the store bought his 1st print woody off the shelf of his own store!  He actually wrote Gary and Steve about his thoughts of the 2nd edition of Chainmail.

Heaps of older gamers hang out there, it is a virtual mecca of gaming.  When I first moved to Calgary I was spending more every month at this store than I was on my mortgage  :lol:

Mhmm... quite a few places in Canada were more in touch with those trends than the casual observer might think; whereas y'can tell it's bad over here when you end up with (other) Canadian adverts in the UK press, for lack of direct sales from TSR. You'd think Gary was hiding from the Brits or something. ;)

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Post Posted: Thu May 26, 2011 10:20 pm 
 

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The owner's great to deal with, the staff is specialized, and it's the largest RPG store by sq. footage in NA.
I picked up Cloud Kingdom Games' Riddling Unicorn and Lair of the Sphynx (besides some htf TSRs) there.
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The back room is a laugh, all this stuff from the last couple of decades just sitting there. Most of it are items that didn't quite catch on or overstock from other stores and distributors. I don't think folks are usually allowed back there but I got lucky and looked around.

  

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Post Posted: Thu May 26, 2011 10:20 pm 
 

That E'A would have been a nice pickup even for the $150.  I really do need to get the searches back up - a few nice things falling through the cracks.

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Post Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 12:01 am 
 

I missed it as well.. the list grows ever shorter with who picked it up..

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Post Posted: Tue May 31, 2011 6:49 am 
 

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Well this went cheaper than I expected.

  

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Post Posted: Tue May 31, 2011 7:55 am 
 

And higher than what I expected, or I would have bid more  :cry:
At least, he is going to a good place :) Nice win!


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Post Posted: Tue May 31, 2011 2:18 pm 
 

Thanks Loki !

Pretty stoked about that one. Now if only I could afford a house so I could actually showcase my collection a bit  :?

  

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:47 am 
 

So... no one cared or no one noticed?

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Indeed, both were in the package I just received!


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:27 pm 
 

i have them both in nm condition; why would i want doubles and deprive an acaeumite from owning them...

  

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:14 pm 
 

Congrads.
A real find on Dungeon. Are they consistent with your others (ie, they're not ringers)?
Damn good find there on one of the rarest items out there for the non-TSR collector.
That makes it the third copy I have seen on eBay in 7 or 8 years.


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:54 pm 
 

The seller's items were not available for France :( Dimensions & Doors sold for very cheap as well.
Ebay blocked all his items and in addition the seller didn't want to ship overseas. This explains that I guess.
Nice win!


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:24 pm 
 

TheHistorian wrote:So... no one cared or no one noticed?

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Indeed, both were in the package I just received!




I had no interest, no matter how often Stratochamp tries to get me into these fringe items...   :lol:


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:12 am 
 

NICE!
Totally missed it, otherwise it would have sold for more.
Either to me or to you, but more certainly.


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:49 pm 
 

Not my find, and I'm not truly a collector in the Acaeum sense (my wife might argue with that point, and our "wasted" walls of RPG material).

Anyhow, a colleague of my wife went to a garage sale and picked up a box of RPG stuff because she wants to play D&D with her son. Heather brought home the box so I could look at it, and I was flat out blown away.

The standout items from her $5 purchase:

Tegel Manor
Dark Tower
Glory Hole
Operation Ogre
Caverns of Thracia
Under the Storm Giant's Castle
Greyhawk folio with *perfect* maps

... plus a few random modules, the usual AD&D books, and a box of Ral Partha minis (most stamped around the late 70s).

None of the materials are in prime "collectible" condition, but it is all I can do not to offer her cash on the spot for the Greyhawk maps. But then I'd be depriving a 3rd grader from discovering the glory of Greyhawk, and I think you go to hell for that sort of thing.  

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:02 pm 
 

Harley Stroh wrote:But then I'd be depriving a 3rd grader from discovering the glory of Greyhawk, and I think you go to hell for that sort of thing.


Those maps were what pulled me into Greyhawk and kept me there when other "worlds" tried their best to drag me away.  That is a fantastic find along with the Tegel Manor (which print?), Dark Tower, and Caverns of Thracia.  You might want to hold on to Under the Storm Giants Castle though.  Might warp the poor kids mind.  :lol:


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:11 pm 
 

Harley,

That is a great find.  Would like to know more the Tegel Manor.

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:15 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:
Those maps were what pulled me into Greyhawk and kept me there when other "worlds" tried their best to drag me away.  That is a fantastic find along with the Tegel Manor (which print?), Dark Tower, and Caverns of Thracia.  You might want to hold on to Under the Storm Giants Castle though.  Might warp the poor kids mind.  :lol:


Third printing of Tegel.

Re. Greyhawk maps. Amen. My father helped frame them when I was in 4th grade and they hung on my wall through highschool. I spent years daydreaming about the world.

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:31 pm 
 

That's the sort of haul a collector dreams about.

The Greyhawk maps were what brought me to Greyhawk.

The pure, raw potential of those maps as opposed to what I already had drawn at the time..... 8O

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:12 pm 
 

Harley Stroh wrote:
Third printing of Tegel.

Re. Greyhawk maps. Amen. My father helped frame them when I was in 4th grade and they hung on my wall through highschool. I spent years daydreaming about the world.

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congrats on the garage sale pickup.

I know what you mean too on the maps. I tacked mine up on my walls when I was in elementary school, and then later bought another folio just to know I had a pristine version too. PDT_Armataz_01_34

  
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