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Post Posted: Sat May 19, 2012 9:19 am 
 

Thanks for the reply.

stratochamp wrote: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


I have a 2nd ed, spiral bound (so 2nd print?), with X instead of D&D (3rd print?).

Do you remember why they would had come back to D&D in the 1st prints of the 3rd ed. before using X again? This looks definitely strange for me and I can't find any reason.


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Post Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 10:43 am 
 

I had some nice Cthulhu finds recently, best part it was local pick-up... shipping these books is a bear :)  I'll be reading all summer (but only with the lights on, lol)

And, also want to say Thanks! to TheHistorian for helping me research them.

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Post Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 11:08 am 
 

That is a very nice lot. The Orient Express seems to be in awesome condition (still looking for a copy at a "non-insane" price)


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Post Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 12:41 pm 
 

davidc wrote:I had some nice Cthulhu finds recently, best part it was local pick-up... shipping these books is a bear :)  I'll be reading all summer (but only with the lights on, lol). And, also want to say Thanks! to TheHistorian for helping me research them.


Nice looking lot.  ... be careful reading Lurking Fears - Triad Entertainment used really poor glue/binding on the spine, and pages come loose very easily.


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Post Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 11:04 pm 
 

Ditto on the Orient Express box:  it's pretty flimsy....


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Post Posted: Mon May 28, 2012 2:11 am 
 

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I won this the other day.  It's in fairly good condition and is complete.  The inside books have staple rust, but otherwise have obviously never been used.

Why do you figure no one else bid?


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Post Posted: Mon May 28, 2012 10:29 am 
 

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I won this the other day.  It's in fairly good condition and is complete.  The inside books have staple rust, but otherwise have obviously never been used.

Why do you figure no one else bid?


Common enough and usually sell for about that amount or less.
Those listed at $75 belong in the silliest price thread.
Even those listed for $35 +/- are overpriced, unless mint in the SW.


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Post Posted: Mon May 28, 2012 12:52 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:Why do you figure no one else bid?


Because I already had that version.   :D


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:17 pm 
 

Gettin' my Liddil on...
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:19 am 
 

I hit Half Price Books in Tukwila, Seattle this week....on my way home from a gnarley certification test.

I bought a copy of the Avalon Hill Powers and Perils module, Tower of the Dead.   It was $14.99 for a copy in reasonably good condition.  

Now I can stop feeling guilty for the one I let get destroyed before I was a collector.


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:45 pm 
 

A nice collection of Bob Liddil stuff - I think those Rider Fantasy Creations items are great stuff and maybe a little undervalued even for their rarity.  Demons and Notmen took me forever to get a copy.

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:10 am 
 

davidc wrote:Gettin' my Liddil on...


Very nice! Is it Christophe Dimensions and doors copy? I remember the cross on upper left corner.


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:37 am 
 

Ha, yes... maybe I'll start to label all my books like that, easier to keep track    :wink:


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:50 am 
 

Héhé :)
I remember this because I hesitated to buy it, but the cross put me off. I still need this version.


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:13 pm 
 

Every once in a while something clicks (and makes sense) when I scan through inventory of some favourite online shops.  I am sure I have looked at the listing for this item a dozen times in the past over a few years and the other day it clicked.  Sent airmail from the UK, took 6 weeks - thought it was lost, arrived today.  The paper envelope was ripped open at both ends but the item seems complete.

DreamWorlds RPG - finally those other DreamWorlds books make sense to me too.  Copyright 1987, each book is 44 pages.  It looks like the Combat System was an extra add-on book so 2 items in one swoop.

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:28 pm 
 

Awesome. Did you buy it from Spirit Games?


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:53 pm 
 

Yes.  I'm sure a number of people have gone through their catalog in the past and missed this too.

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:28 am 
 

Hi, I picked this up recently:

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...it is *really* interesting. Basically a competitor to Chainmail fantasy, written with plenty of imagination. It is dated 1978 but is based upon a fantasy war-game campaign dating from "early 1972"; plenty of detailed rules for fighting dragons, undead etc.. creating magic-users, casting spells, different magic items, divine intervention etc...


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:17 pm 
 

When Dungeons and Dragons appeared, there were more than a few people considered themselves to have been ripped off.

There is also a tendency on everyone's part to back date their gaming...especially the early dates that indicate who was first with what.


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:40 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:Hi, I picked this up recently:

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...it is *really* interesting. Basically a competitor to Chainmail fantasy, written with plenty of imagination. It is dated 1978 but is based upon a fantasy war-game campaign dating from "early 1972"; plenty of detailed rules for fighting dragons, undead etc.. creating magic-users, casting spells, different magic items, divine intervention etc...


Any relation to the Reaper Miniatures wargaming rules?


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