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Post Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:35 am 
 

FormCritic wrote:Like the other, now-closed, branches of American Eagle, the Bellingham store has a heavy dose of military models and items for tabletop wargaming.


These places are where I remember discovering RPGs. There's one here in Austin called King's Hobby with the full monty of railroad models. I attended a rail hobbyist's demo there over a decade ago - everyone else was over 70 at least, I guess they're mostly gone now. The rail section is still there, although apparently the craze now is for large-scale outdoor slot cars. They keep their RPG section stocked with plenty of old-school stuff, right next to the model rockets.

The Village Hobby Shop closed a few years ago after the owner died of old age. That place was truly a museum, with the closest they came to RPGs being large paintable lead figures of barbarians & maidens. Shelves overflowed with every dusty & forgotten leisure pursuit of the last fifty years - model ships with rigging & cloth sails, forgotten sci-fi properties, Testor paint & balsa wood for every need, & most importantly, a thorough documenting of all NASA's efforts. Probably just as well the dude did not live to see the shuttle retirement.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:16 am 
 

I don't know about the price, but this is the first of these I have seen... I think someone got a fun find!

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Tower of Elbrith - solitaire adventure by Attack International Wargaming


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:32 am 
 

Nice find for someone. Hope it went to someone we know.


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:49 pm 
 

Excellent price - very difficult to find.  I have seen (or know of) only about 4-6 copies.

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:55 pm 
 

First one I've ever seen.  Didnt know it was a solitaire adventure either.


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:23 pm 
 

Missed these posts somehow. :)
Not the rarest item that went cheaply there...


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:37 pm 
 

What else sold? eBay shows no completed listings for that seller, probably because I have a UK account.


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:51 pm 
 

I imagine that the 3 interesting ones David was referring to are:



- The Tower of Elbrith (above, which rings some vague bells; maybe I saw this or played it way back in the day, at a con??)

- In Search of Santa's Sack @

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That about right, David, or have you been tracking them for a bit longer? :D


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:17 pm 
 

grodog wrote:That about right, David, or have you been tracking them for a bit longer? :D

Yep; second of the three; unless I've missed any hidden stockings/caches. ;)
Whereas Tower of Elbrith is more on a par with The Solo Dungeon. (2nd edition, that is, Mark *jk*)


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:20 pm 
 

:cheers:


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:27 pm 
 

in search of santa's sack? really?! gee they could have called it nosing for northman's nuts. that has to be the worst title for a module since glory hole dwarven mine.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:34 pm 
 

beasterbrook wrote::cheers:

Does that mean either of these is heading your way?


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:42 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:Does that mean either of these is heading your way?

All three. Or to Brette's US proxy as the case may be given the seller's stated shipping conditions.


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7.4 TAKING THE GAME SERIOUSLY: Don't"

  

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:46 pm 
 

stratochamp wrote:in search of santa's sack? really?! gee they could have called it nosing for northman's nuts. that has to be the worst title for a module since glory hole dwarven mine.

...same date (well, not exactly, I guess, since it's not actually possible to deliver everything at once) ^^


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7.4 TAKING THE GAME SERIOUSLY: Don't"

  

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:13 pm 
 

Sent them to the USA.. My Google-Fu could only find one mention of the title

http://www.faqs.org/copyright/in-search ... y-systems/

Nothing on the game company and 1 mention of the guy..
Looks like he wrote "Better Game Mastering: Teaching Role-Playing" by Robert Harder in Different Worlds #8..

So it will be interesting to see at the end of the day..

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:16 pm 
 

*g* Was about to edit my previous post with a cut-and-paste from that link, but to add that I couldn't be bothered to recheck the precise date for the JG mod. Beaten by a couple of minutes again. ;)


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7.4 TAKING THE GAME SERIOUSLY: Don't"

  


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:21 pm 
 

congratulations Brette on that hard-to-find bag of goodies. i did not know about the santa's sack module until now. my guess is it will be a while before another one of those shows up...

  

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:50 pm 
 

Its always nice to find something new (oh.. and buy it as well).. highly annoying when someone else does and you add it to the list of stuff to get..

Its amazing to think that there is new old stuff still being turned up..

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:14 pm 
 

Wonderfull! Never heard of Santa's Sack before. I do hope you will give more info when you get it in your hand :)


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:16 pm 
 

beasterbrook wrote:Its always nice to find something new (oh.. and buy it as well).. highly annoying when someone else does and you add it to the list of stuff to get..

Its amazing to think that there is new old stuff still being turned up..

Brette:)

Just drop your wishlist into the Hobgoblin's Hat of eBay and something new is bound to pop out instead? :)
(Presuming Elbrith was also on /your/ searchlist, that is).


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