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Post Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:20 pm 
 

lokiwookie wrote:IIRC Octogon of Chaos is the "rarest".


That's so ironic.  My copy is very nice and I bought it for 99 cents.  I was the only bidder...and I worried I was stupid for bidding.


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:24 pm 
 

stratochamp wrote:Jeff, wait, don't take the shrink off! these definitely, 100% chance came out in the shrink upon initial release.


Really?  Did Games Workshop do this with most of their hardcovers?

I remember this particular seller also had 1st Edition hardcovers still in shrink so I have been suspect of everything he is selling.

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:44 pm 
 

gw hardcovers released in sw circa late 1980's:
0024 power behind the throne
0025 warhammer city
0026 the restless dead
0027 warhammer campaign
0028 something rotten in kislev
0029 death on the reik
0030 empire in flames
0105 warhammer siege
0111 realm of chaos: slaves to darkness
2051 warhammer fantasy roleplay
4313 stormbringer (3rd ed)
they did a nice job with that shrinkwrap by the way. they are all still wrapped in tight crisp shrink. they still smell new....

  


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:10 am 
 

stratochamp wrote:they did a nice job with that shrinkwrap by the way. they are all still wrapped in tight crisp shrink. they still smell new....


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:44 pm 
 

i got the beasts, men & gods items today including the tournament scenario "ice tower of the frozen wind". it's published by imagination unlimited, ltd. rather than the game masters (who are listed as the publishers of bmg). it was run at fool con v, and the last page mentions that it is the limited fool con vi edition (1st printing march 1983). inked in is #17/30 and signed by the author, Bill Underwood. 72 pages plus a cardstock cover page 3-hole punched and put inside a soft binder. an 8.5x14 character sheet is also included in the back. there was clearly great attention paid as part of the creation process. many rooms/encounters will have 8 different possible choices by the players delineated with the consequences (and xp) listed for each. one day i will read it from a playability perspective, but the layout looks very interesting.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:21 am 
 

That sounds like a great item - a lot bigger than I would have expected.

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:54 am 
 

i had acquired Beasts, Men & Gods at Gencon 2010. i looked tonight and it is the October 1980 first print published by The Game Masters. Well the lot i got the other day had, in addition to the ice tower of the frozen wind scenario, a fair condition copy of the 2nd print of BMG from January 1982. well inside this 2nd print is stated, copyright 1980 Imagination Unlimited, Ltd., the same name as the ice tower scenario. since my earlier post had mentioned that The Game Masters had been the publisher (which they are for the 1st pr), I wanted to clear up any confusion i might have caused.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:19 am 
 

Thanks for the detail Strato!
The module is a very great find.


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:28 am 
 

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Never saw this before, though it is unlikely a rarity, and I probably paid more than it was worth.

But I liked the layout and theme of this belt buckle enough to hit the BIN last night.



When it arrives, it will go into the collection display box along with my TSR Buckles.


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:19 am 
 

Got a nice copy of Underworld's _Gladestrom_ from Noble Knight last week:  a fun adventure that features dopplegangers, which are relatively rare in published modules (as I remember, anyway---only A1 springs to mind as a module with them generally present).


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:27 am 
 

grodog wrote:features dopplegangers, which are relatively rare in published modules.


Oh, the dopplegangers are there, believe me. You just can't tell which ones they are until it's too late.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:10 pm 
 

IIRC there is one in B3 - can be tough monster to DM well in an introductory scenario - in fact I think the adventure is witten so it picks off a couple of NPCs first.

(Forgive me if this is a made up memory - these things do all tend to merge into one 8O )


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:17 pm 
 

I was looking through some boxes that had not been unpacked from the move and found something I did not even remember I had.. the Dr. Who box set, but in it, there was Arduin Dungeon #3. Yay, minor score.

Of course, in retrospect, I remember buying that Dr. Who at "the world's largest yard sale" in Buffalo, but did not recall it had "special" contents.


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:54 pm 
 

gyg wrote:IIRC there is one in B3 - can be tough monster to DM well in an introductory scenario - in fact I think the adventure is witten so it picks off a couple of NPCs first.

(Forgive me if this is a made up memory - these things do all tend to merge into one 8O )


Nope, you are correct.  Level 2, not long after you ascend the stairs.  First doppleganger I ever met.  Ah!  Good memories.   :)


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Post Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:41 pm 
 

Someone got a steal:

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All 6 Mythus Masters for ~$250.


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Post Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:22 pm 
 

grodog wrote:Someone got a steal:

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All 6 Mythus Masters for ~$250.




Looks like a fight for the first couple issues, then the competition lost interest in trying to get a partial set.  Wonder who that fanzine collector could be :)



I would have been tempted (doubtful I would have won) to get paper copies too but will have to do with the electronic versions.

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:30 pm 
 

I guess we may never know.. :p

There was another interesting item he posted that I though was a good buy.. but I don't collet minis.. First Quest Painting kit.

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:13 pm 
 

for those not in the know, who would like to be, the last two posts were Mark & Brette poking gentle fun at me. i had stated that i don't really collect fanzines, and lo and behold i was bidding on items which i guess they think of as fanzines. gentle ribbing aside, to me the distinction is whom the publisher is: if a magazine is published by the maker of the game, i don't think of that as a fanzine. your thoughts gentlemen?

p.s. the auctions ended at (roughly) the same time, not allowing me to snipe on all of them. i put  bids in early on the ones i already had, and then sniped  on the two i needed...and lost...there will be more, and hopefully next time without mailing labels.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:26 pm 
 

stratochamp wrote: if a magazine is published by the maker of the game, i don't think of that as a fanzine. your thoughts gentlemen?


hmmm.  Interesting thought - will have to ponder that and see how it rectifies with "small press".

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:09 am 
 

No, that would be an 'inhouse magazine' or an 'inhouse newsletter'.

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