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Post Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:14 pm 
 

Not exactly a "find" so much as an "excavation," but while cleaning out some old boxes, I chanced across my old copy of Dinky Dungeons.  Lots of fond memories of that game!

  

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:27 pm 
 

NMilty wrote:Nice find for you as well on the Horror on the Orient Express!!

Does anyone know if that box set originally came with factory shrinkwrap?  I saw a copy advertised recently as still in shrink and I wanted to see if it was legit.


I don't know for certain, but it seems likely.  Chaosium's earlier boxed sets were shrinked, so I don't see why that one wouldn't be.


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:33 am 
 

Finally received a few recent acquisitions:

The World of Silverdawn
Long Live the King
The Village of Peddler's Ferry
Bavenlon:  Danger in the Dark Forest (missing the cover, unfortunately)
Search for the Crystal Sword
The Plateau -- Capital of Evil
Society of Sorcery

and . . .

The Tombs of Valla

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Definitely reduced the old want list.  Still looking for a City of Valla, so if anyone has a spare copy about . . . .


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:35 am 
 

NMilty wrote:Nice find for you as well on the Horror on the Orient Express!!

Does anyone know if that box set originally came with factory shrinkwrap?  I saw a copy advertised recently as still in shrink and I wanted to see if it was legit.


Yes it did come shrinked, used to have one :cry:


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:25 am 
 

Bracton wrote:Still looking for a City of Valla, so if anyone has a spare copy about . . . .


Sure, I got a few just laying about.  I think I'm using one for a coaster.  :wink:


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:21 am 
 

Bracton wrote:Finally received a few recent acquisitions:


Ah it's you! Wonderfull lot.

Are they in good shape?


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:33 am 
 

Nice stuff, Bracton :)

Any chance of posting pics?

  

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Post Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:54 am 
 

It's been a while since I was jazzed about some pick-ups.  It's a nice feeling.

Generally, they're all in excellent or better condition.  In the Valla, someone used some green highlighter on a couple lines on pages 4 and 5.  Otherwise, both the booklet and the maps are very clean, the corners very sharp and the binding tight.  Frankly, except for the highlighting, it's pretty close to near mint.  The Silverdawn booklet is in great shape, though the map has some minor dirt and is a bit torn along the folds.  The Bavenlon is missing its cover (though I have a copy), and the cover on The Plateau is split below the bottom staple.  But all in all, very minor issues.

Ah, pictures.  The wife and two of the kids left yesterday on vacation (oldest son and I are to join them later this week).  She took the cameras with her.  So when we get back, I'll take a few pics and post them.


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:55 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Sure, I got a few just laying about.  I think I'm using one for a coaster.  :wink:


But only for your scotch glass, right?   :lol:


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:22 pm 
 

Bracton wrote:
But only for your scotch glass, right?   :lol:


Nah...I drink scotch straight from the bottle.  :)


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:33 pm 
 

Had a few "fun" finds recently.  Just got this copy of Catapult Run in the mail today:




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A bit of creasing on the spine but what else can you expect with a black cover?  I also ran across a first printing of The Book of Mars:




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At the price I won it for I guess they arent in much demand these days.  I would have expected to get the FASA version this cheaply but not the Image Game Company version.



And I am one step closer to finishing my Dwarfstar Games collection:




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Demonlord is the last one I need.  :D


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:01 pm 
 

Excellent find! The Book of Mars is rather rare in this version on ebay. I don't remember seing a lot of them.


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:36 am 
 

Does the copy of the Book of Mars have the shop/mailing cover? It'll ve an second identical copy of the cover over the top of the card cover, except in paper as opposed to card? Amazing find. I've only seen a few on eBy over the years.

Good catch on Catapult Run. Would have expected it to go higher, but then it wasn't reported here in the interesting items thread.

Congrads all round there.


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:03 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:Does the copy of the Book of Mars have the shop/mailing cover? It'll ve an second identical copy of the cover over the top of the card cover, except in paper as opposed to card? Amazing find. I've only seen a few on eBy over the years.


No mailing cover.  I did notice something a bit odd though.  There are four staples in the spine.  Two are of the typical sort you would expect to see in just about any module.  But the other two are thicker and a bit shorter (not quite a half inch in length).  Almost like the manufacturer put two "normal" size staples in and then realized that it wasnt enough to hold the book together but had to use a different size staple because they were out of the other.  :|


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Post Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:46 am 
 

Turned up another fond memory today: the rulesheet for the old Grenadier Visual Dungeon, run by Dr. Allan Barwick, as well as several of the pre-generated characters.

Anyone else remember this one?

  

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:54 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:
No mailing cover.  I did notice something a bit odd though.  There are four staples in the spine.  Two are of the typical sort you would expect to see in just about any module.  But the other two are thicker and a bit shorter (not quite a half inch in length).  Almost like the manufacturer put two "normal" size staples in and then realized that it wasnt enough to hold the book together but had to use a different size staple because they were out of the other.  :|

I'll need to check my copy, but there were originlly two complete cobers stapled one ofver the other (don't recall if there are two sets of staples in mine, but I have both sets of covers intact. The primary cover is card with an impressed grain to the paper. The shop/mailing cover is identical in both colour and appearance, blank on the inside, but is a printed on paper. I suspect the staples are the reminant of the mailing cover, the other staples actually originally binding the book but being hiden by the mailing/shop shelf cover.

You'll also notice the additional chapters that were omitted from the more common white cover FASA repring of the book. That's a really good find, and a cool item to have in your collection, especially at the price you got it at.


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Post Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:30 pm 
 

I've been having some excellent luck lately at Toronto flgs... found these in the bargain bin:  some small press goodies, a super-nice Catapult Run, & a very clean 2nd MM!

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And I popped in to a comic/manga store (not expecting much), and found these gems sitting on the shelf covered in dust... 1/3 cover price!

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I'm real happy with the finds and am delighted to fill some holes in the collection for reasonable prices, (plus read some things I may never have otherwise), but I'm still surprised at businesses who don't know what they have...

  


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Post Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:41 pm 
 

Sweet find, David!!!

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