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Post Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 10:12 am 
 

For anyone that can read French here is something that normally goes for a good price and is going cheap....Delta Green. Currently at $5.50 with about 12 hours to go....

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:37 am 
 

A cluster of Underworld Oracles posted here: eBay listings

Not in great condition, but they caught my eye since it's a seller here in sunny Madison, Wisconsin.  From the seller ID I'm wondering if it's one of the second-hand bookstore owners here in town.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:40 am 
 

Marinagh wrote:A cluster of Underworld Oracles posted here: eBay listings

Not in great condition, but they caught my eye since it's a seller here in sunny Madison, Wisconsin.  From the seller ID I'm wondering if it's one of the second-hand bookstore owners here in town.

Heh, heh... no! :)

The seller should check to see whether he's selling his first print copies and keeping later prints, though.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 4:21 pm 
 

All first prints. 8)

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 5:11 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:All first prints. 8)

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Couldn't remember whether that bulk-auction was all first prints, or not... ;)

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 5:59 pm 
 

Wish I had the power to collect fanzines.

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:26 pm 
 

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Plaag wrote:All first prints. 8)

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Couldn't remember whether that bulk-auction was all first prints, or not... ;)


Not all the Dungeoneers were from that lot, but then again they helped to add info to the site :D

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:27 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:Wish I had the power to collect fanzines.

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Um..you do, it is called bidding! :wink:

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MShipley88 wrote:Wish I had the power to collect fanzines.

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I'll think you will see a leveling off of the mainstream zines as most of the collectors have a few now (like Beholders and Dragon Lords) individual zines that are outside the mainstream and few in number will increase as the few of us that collect em fight over em. The shear volume of and the scarcity of some zines is the main factor against collecting them, I don't even have full runs of Aussie produced ones and I am a long way off the UK ones. Latley I've had more joy with off ebay deals than on, certainly much better value anyway...

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 8:36 pm 
 

beasterbrook wrote:I'll think you will see a leveling off of the mainstream zines as most of the collectors have a few now (like Beholders and Dragon Lords) individual zines that are outside the mainstream and few in number will increase as the few of us that collect em fight over em.

aside: If you hadn't already noticed, Brette, I deliberately let the head-to-head eBay bidding go without too much of a fight, since I personally do not wish to see those go any higher than they already are.
You know the standard prices well enough!

The only major exceptions are the RQ/CoC zines where you're already mostly "fighting" other people for those you're missing.

beasterbrook wrote:The shear volume of and the scarcity of some zines is the main factor against collecting them, I don't even have full runs of Aussie produced ones and I am a long way off the UK ones.

15-20% complete would be doing very well.

Have you figured out the very first Ozzie zine, yet? *prods gently with a pointy stick*

Keep on hunting. :)

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:15 pm 
 

The only major exceptions are the RQ/CoC zines where you're already mostly "fighting" other people for those you're missing.

beasterbrook wrote:The shear volume of and the scarcity of some zines is the main factor against collecting them, I don't even have full runs of Aussie produced ones and I am a long way off the UK ones.

15-20% complete would be doing very well.

Have you figured out the very first Ozzie zine, yet? *prods gently with a pointy stick*

Keep on hunting. :)[/quote]

Grrr.. no..

Yes RQ/CoC are the only 2 systems that consistenly go higher, collectors of these systems are rather rabid for certain items. I'm slowly getting RQ items that interest me but certain items ie the first couple of Wyrms Footnotes issues (with or even without the game pieces that came with them) are still only for the DIEHARD RQ collector, way too much $$ for me..
I would have to say that I have at least 20%+ of the zines, some of the remaining issues only run an issue or two, what annoys me is the fact that there seems to be always new magazines and zines that pop up that have extremely small and hence very limited chance to actuallt get a copy..
My web site is going slowly, I have done more but not updated the net site yet, I currenly don't have a computer at home and the new baby is taking up a bit of time...


BTW there is a beholder #17 just list on uk ebay by the looks of it if anyone is after it..

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:05 am 
 

Plaag wrote:
MShipley88 wrote:Wish I had the power to collect fanzines.

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Um..you do, it is called bidding! :wink:

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Well, the thing about a fanzine...and this is the thing...is that collecting one or two makes no sense.  For a zine collection to really have value, you gotta have all or most of them.  I am overmatched just trying to collect the entire Stormbringer line...never mind trying to collect an entire run of The Beholder, or Underworld Oracle.  Hell, never mind Dragon.

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:16 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:Well, the thing about a fanzine...and this is the thing...is that collecting one or two makes no sense.  For a zine collection to really have value, you gotta have all or most of them.  I am overmatched just trying to collect the entire Stormbringer line...never mind trying to collect an entire run of The Beholder, or Underworld Oracle.  Hell, never mind Dragon.

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mark...

brette just mentioned it above, i have put up a beholder 17. these are all dupes of what i have and will be listing 3, 20,21,22,23,24,25 in the next few days. some in v.nice condition, some G-VG...good place to start if thats what you want to do. oh and a magic supplement one too, but i cant put my hands on it atm...but its here somewhere in front of me (grin)

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:36 pm 
 

Yeah, I know its not what most people on this forum go for...but one of these days I will have mine 8O

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 6:43 pm 
 

bbarsh wrote:Yeah, I know its not what most people on this forum go for...but one of these days I will have mine 8O

Objective Set: Microscope Parts & Accessories | eBay


Why is this game so desirable?


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 6:52 pm 
 

That's nothing — do a search for "War in the Pacific" and "SPI" sometime. :)

The SPI collectors are no different than us in that they've got certain holy grails that are rarely seen in great condition. What I find interesting is that the timeline for some of the wargame grails and the D&D grails is roughly the same — say, 1976 to 1981. I've long felt that the late 70s-early 80s was a real golden age for all types of gaming.

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 6:56 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:Why is this game so desirable?


Unlike SPI commons like The Battle of Moscow (S&T 24) or The Moscow Campaign, Objective Moscow is much larger (multiple maps, extreme amounts of counters) and is much rarer. Furthermore, it is more often found in the later "detergent box" (what SPI called their 4" deep accordion box) than this double-flat (and with clean cover sheet to boot!). Good game tho, and it's double-ultra-rare to find it unpunched.

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Xaxaxe wrote:That's nothing — do a search for "War in the Pacific" and "SPI" sometime. :)

The SPI collectors are no different than us in that they've got certain holy grails that are rarely seen in great condition. What I find interesting is that the timeline for some of the wargame grails and the D&D grails is roughly the same — say, 1976 to 1981. I've long felt that the late 70s-early 80s was a real golden age for all types of gaming.


Just sold my original copy of SPI's War in Europe for $170...it was punched and well loved, but complete:

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I saw an unpunched copy just go for $300.....

A lot of us oldtimers made the segue from wargames to rpgs about the time period you talk about (1976-1980), so there is a lot of nostalgia for not only RPGS but also  war games from that period.  At the high school I went to, there was a large community lunch room, the tables in the back were always for the wargamers who would set up their Squad Leader games for quick scenarios during lunchtime or breaks.  When D&D started becoming popular, there was a lot of crossover for awhile, you might be running a sniper team into Germany one day and taking your 1st level fighter through B1 the next day.

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 12:46 am 
 

That reminds me of the Dragon Magazines from that era, which often featured Squad Leader scenarios. Frankly, it was a better magazine when it wasn't all TSR, all the time.

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 5:53 am 
 

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Blackmoor wrote:Why is this game so desirable?


Unlike SPI commons like The Battle of Moscow (S&T 24) or The Moscow Campaign, Objective Moscow is much larger (multiple maps, extreme amounts of counters) and is much rarer. Furthermore, it is more often found in the later "detergent box" (what SPI called their 4" deep accordion box) than this double-flat (and with clean cover sheet to boot!). Good game tho, and it's double-ultra-rare to find it unpunched.

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