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Post Posted: Sun May 06, 2012 2:19 pm 
 

lokiwookie wrote:Quest of the Ancients is linked to the RPG?


Yep, its the manuscript for the RPG.

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Post Posted: Sun May 06, 2012 2:26 pm 
 

Is there any differences between them?


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Post Posted: Sun May 06, 2012 2:42 pm 
 

lokiwookie wrote:Is there any differences between them?


I wish I had time to check.  Quest of the Ancients is one that I have been meaning to spend some time on but haven't found any - there are many more prints than most people realize.  If you check the first page there are a number of different copyright dates and many different prints have a different string of them (aside from simply the two editions with different covers).

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Post Posted: Sun May 06, 2012 8:57 pm 
 

Mars wrote:I haven't posted here for a little while but despite losing out on most of the rare small press items on Ebay, I've still managed to find venues to spend my money.


I recognize exactly none of the items in your posts.

Awesome!


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Post Posted: Sun May 06, 2012 11:23 pm 
 

TheHistorian wrote:I recognize exactly none of the items in your posts.


Ditto (other than the QFtA game mss.).  How are the various modules, Mark?:  any worth picking up for use in D&D, or would the conversion work be too much of a pain?


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Post Posted: Thu May 10, 2012 5:10 pm 
 

Almost certainly wouldn't have paid anywhere near retail for this, but on the cheap, why not?

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Post Posted: Thu May 10, 2012 7:54 pm 
 

picked up a nice little lot of CoC I think..  
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Post Posted: Thu May 10, 2012 9:01 pm 
 

You could break that up and double your money.  Easily.


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Post Posted: Thu May 10, 2012 9:08 pm 
 

beasterbrook wrote:picked up a nice little lot of CoC I think..  
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Hey Brette,Oh nice find!I would have been all over that auction but I haven't been looking on Ebay lately with all my money going to Kickstarter projects now... :PBest regards,Ronald

  


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Post Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 6:03 am 
 

beasterbrook wrote:picked up a nice little lot of CoC I think..  
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Post Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 6:44 am 
 

beasterbrook wrote:picked up a nice little lot of CoC I think..  
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You've gotta be kidding me. I contacted the seller and he/she didn't want to ship overseas because it would cost him/her too much on shipping costs. Euhm??!But apparently it's ok to ship to australia  :P Great catch Brette !



  

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Post Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 8:33 am 
 

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beasterbrook wrote:picked up a nice little lot of CoC I think..  
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You've gotta be kidding me. I contacted the seller and he/she didn't want to ship overseas because it would cost him/her too much on shipping costs. Euhm??!But apparently it's ok to ship to australia  :P Great catch Brette !
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Post Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 3:35 am 
 

LOL I need to start connecting some worldwide dots  :wink:



  

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Post Posted: Sun May 13, 2012 4:41 am 
 

Mars wrote:Space Infantry RPG
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Wow, Space infantry. Did you find it on ebay? I've never seen a copy around for sale and i am after it.

  


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Post Posted: Mon May 14, 2012 8:37 am 
 

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Mars wrote:Space Infantry RPG
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Wow, Space infantry. Did you find it on ebay? I've never seen a copy around for sale and i am after it.


Agreed, sweet Space Infantry lot!  Did you manage to get extras of the playing aids and if so, any chance you'll be selling them?  I reached out many years agot to Hutto who resided in the Long Island or Westchester region of NY (actually his parents, he's a mathmatician last I knew living and working int he UK.)  They sold me some extras they had in their garage, didn't have play aids but did have character sheets in pad form.


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Post Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 12:11 pm 
 

Perhaps the BIG T&T collectors (whoever you are) can vouch for having stacks and stacks of first prints of them all, but...
The Buffalo Castle book I just aquired is the ONLY ... first print Solo Adventure book I have seen in person, much less owned.
(I have seen a VERY few copies (I think 2-3) sold on e-Bay, but never before have I seen a copy in person)
And that statement goes for first printings of all the other T&T Solos as well.
That is other than the signed limited edition Solo which had just the single printing, of which I must add I have only seen a few of those sold on e-Bay either.

And if you BIG T&T collectors out there truly do have stacks of first printings of all of the solo adventures, then perhaps you would be willing to part with some of those common easy to find and very cheap 1st prints you speak of to us lesser T&T fans.
At the least maybe you would post pictures so as to watch us drool and go green with collectors envy.[/quote from Gnat the Beggar]
 
well i finally got around to checking. i have 1st ed 1st prints of 6 of the 14 initial group of t&t modules: buffalo castle,dargon's dungeon,overkill,city terrors,sewers oblivion and sea of mystery. i have 1st ed 2nd prints of deathtrap equalizer,labyrinth,naked doom,beyond silvered pane,sword hire and arena of khazan. the other two (weirdworld & sorceror solitaire) i do not have 1st or 2nd prints of.   sorry by the way gnat, i do not have any doubles of these prints....


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Post Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 4:57 pm 
 

Actually, to determine the print is not so easy. Even in what we can think as 1st prints, there is few variations and to know which one cam first is not feasable.

I took a few pics of the first solo for Gnat. I should have few other prints in different T&T boxes, especially of Buffalo Castle. But I don't think any spare copy.


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Post Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 5:24 pm 
 

i really don't know what you mean when you indicate we can't tell what is a 1st print (or 2nd print or whatever print). we tell from the copyright dates, and in most cases from the explicit refernce inside the book itself (buffalo castle 1st ed, 1st pr 1976 or 1st ed, 5th pr may 1978). infact i would say that along with steve jackson games, flying buffalo might be the best company about listing exactly what printing an item is.


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Post Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 5:35 pm 
 

For example, Buffalo Castle, in my copies, there is no indication of prints before the 4th print. 1st to 3rd print are all from 1976 with slight differences. The 4th print is from Sept 1977. Perhaps I only have "1st prints" before my 4th print, but I doubt since I found minor differences between them.
The same for the 2nd and 3rd ed. rulebooks. There is several variations, especially in color's cover or in the mention of D&D or X instead, but nothing to say which came first. For example again, if you take the 3rd ed. The blue cover mentions D&D in the Troll Talk. The black cover mentions X. No other differences at all. Which came first? If you know it, I am very interested to know and to be able to differenciate prints.
It is the same for Dungeon of Bear. I have 2 copies that have the same copyright, but slightly differs. Nothing to identify the first one. They came in Black box set and all other books where the same.


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Post Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 9:13 pm 
 

1) you are correct about buffalo castle-the 1st prints are side-stapled and probably indistinguishable.
2) we had a discussion here at the acaeum about this a while ago; memory fuzzy, but this is how i remember it: 2nd ed 1st pr side-stapled 2nd ed 2nd pr spiral bound 2nd ed 3rd pr (and later?) spine stapled with x instead of d&d. as regards 3rd editions d&d printings before x printings
3) and you are correct about dungeon of the bear. i too have printings listed where all i have down is 1978 Pr or 1979 Pr or 1981 Pr but,
4) all of the other 13 modules have distinct printings to be found.
5) thank you for replying to help jog my memory


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