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Post Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:46 am 
 

Gnat the Beggar wrote:Sorry to yet again move off the on-going OFF TOPIC discussion...
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Beast Maker Mountain with cover, seller also has Nanorian Stones with cover.
Apparently this seller knows which cover goes with which book... :lol:




Seller may know which color folder goes with which adventure, but his pricing is a wee bit on the "crazy-ass" high side (regardless of the autograph on Beastmaker).  It's been a long time since I've seen Beastmaker get anywhere close to $200.  The last one didnt even hit $50 and it wasnt all that much worse condition wise.  And I dont recall anything but a shrinked Nanorien Stones going over $100.



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Post Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:55 am 
 

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Seller may know which color folder goes with which adventure, but his pricing is a wee bit on the "crazy-ass" high side (regardless of the autograph on Beastmaker).  It's been a long time since I've seen Beastmaker get anywhere close to $200.  The last one didnt even hit $50 and it wasnt all that much worse condition wise.  And I dont recall anything but a shrinked Nanorien Stones going over $100.

You didnt mean to put this in the Silliest Price thread did you?


blasted land will go for waaaay over $100. that is if you have me and blackmoor on the job again (eesh!)



  

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:11 am 
 

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blasted land will go for waaaay over $100. that is if you have me and blackmoor on the job again (eesh!)

Blasted Land?  I don't see any Blasted Land.  :lol:


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:43 am 
 

Not that long ago I sold a SWed MINTY copy of Nanorian Stones for not much under that asking price....
It was freaking beautiful and one of the best looking SWed items (of any sort) I have ever seen.
I was told my some folks that it was not worth more than $50...
I knew that was not true.
I would pay $50 each for copies of that book as nice as that one was all day long... even if it meant thrashing my credit card if I had to.

In the end, even at the price it sold for; that copy of Nanorian Stones was VERY tough for me to let loose of it.
However it was a private sale so obviously that counts for nothing here... :lol:

But overall, I tend to agree with KoP.
Unless it is awesome in the SW I would not pay nearly that much for either of those RoleAids items.
And both of those copies have some quality issues.
But I did not think that they deserved to be listed in the Silliest Auction Price thread.


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:00 am 
 

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I tried to think of a satire for this, but the original is just too funny as-is.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:55 am 
 

Gnat the Beggar wrote:In the end, even at the price it sold for; that copy of Nanorian Stones was VERY tough for me to let loose of it.
However it was a private sale so obviously that counts for nothing here... :lol:


And thanks again for the sale; it is a beautiful item to behold. ;)


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:02 pm 
 

smarmy1 wrote:And thanks again for the sale; it is a beautiful item to behold. ;)


You are welcome...  8)
I was happy to let it go to a new owner who appreciates it.
Even though I sometimes de-shrink items, that one should not be removed from the SW and I figure that would never happen while it is in your collection.


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:44 pm 
 

sauromatian wrote:
I tried to think of a satire for this, but the original is just too funny as-is.


Thanks for saving me the trouble :).


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:38 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Blasted Land?  I don't see any Blasted Land.  :lol:


John...was in reply to you saying:

"And I dont recall anything but a shrinked Nanorien Stones going over $100."

I thought you were referring to the other items in the series, hence me saying that.

sorry if i mis-understood! would'nt be the first time :)

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:07 pm 
 

Hmm, this thread reminded me, I happen to have a copy of Blasted Land.
I picked it up years ago, never ran it.  The folder is a bit beat up and ripped at the top, but the module itself is in Excellent to near mint condition.
It is #581 of 1000.

Just curious how much that would be worth.  I hadn't thought of it in years till you mentioned it hear.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:00 am 
 

BenTheRat wrote:Hmm, this thread reminded me, I happen to have a copy of Blasted Land.
I picked it up years ago, never ran it.  The folder is a bit beat up and ripped at the top, but the module itself is in Excellent to near mint condition.
It is #581 of 1000.

Just curious how much that would be worth.  I hadn't thought of it in years till you mentioned it hear.


The prices listed in this thread still seem pretty accurate to me:

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:15 am 
 

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:36 am 
 

Bracton wrote:
The prices listed in this thread still seem pretty accurate to me:

viewtopic.php?t=11758


personally think blasted land should be upped a little value-wise, similar to that of kobold hall. they both show up about the same (ie. not much) and there is usually always a fight to get it if its in decent shape.

think cover shape always makes a big difference in these items though - to collect, its always really nice to have one with a good cover, rather than a ripped/hammered one.

just my .02c but then what do i know....i paid a stupid price for mine, bidding against an already stupid price  :D but its a great item and one you just have to have!!

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:29 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:personally think blasted land should be upped a little value-wise, similar to that of kobold hall. they both show up about the same (ie. not much) and there is usually always a fight to get it if its in decent shape.

think cover shape always makes a big difference in these items though - to collect, its always really nice to have one with a good cover, rather than a ripped/hammered one.

just my .02c but then what do i know....i paid a stupid price for mine, bidding against an already stupid price  :D but its a great item and one you just have to have!!

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Considering that I recently paid just $25.55 (including shipping) in a single e-Bay listing for copies of Beastmaker Mountain AND Nanorian Stones both (without covers), I would say that is true.

For most collectors anyway... 8)

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I have also purchased other copies of the more common books and even traded for them (sans covers) and seldom paid more than $20 for those I purchased... approximately the same in trade value.

I think there is little doubt that most collectors are paying for the covers, not the adventure.



Sigh... I wanted these to read and perhaps play them and for that purpose, I do not mind (in the least) the missing covers, those are just covers.

Unless the more common ones are different than the less common more expensive ones (I do not have those) there are no maps printed on the insde of the folders, and not a single bit of scenario/adventure information is printed on any of them either..... they are simply shiny folders with a window on the front, with the REAL value showing inside... just a peak.



As for other RPG items with separate covers, MOST TSR Modules DO have important data (Maps inside) on the covers.

Others usually have at least some pictures (artwork) and/or short descriptions of the adventure, they are not simply shiny folders with windows cut out on the front.

And for other items, such as a Greyhawk 1st print...

I would not pay anything for one of them coverless.

Well that is totally different IMO.



To me it is somewhat similar to buying a high end quarter horse for the shiny fancy saddle on its back.

Some folks will put too much attention into the look and perceived value in the shiny fancy saddle and very little on how the horse walks, trots, gallops, stands, and how it reacts to the rider and do not even talk about the general health, feel and look of the horse itself.

You guys can have the shiny fancy saddle, I have my own saddle and I would prefer to ride my new quarter horse off into the sunset while you guys fight over the shiny fancy saddle.



But then I am a Texan, what do I know?



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Post Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:10 am 
 

Gnat the Beggar wrote:But then I am a Texan, what do I know?

Good question....but dont lump the rest of us Texans in with you.  :lol:


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:23 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Good question....but dont lump the rest of us Texans in with you.  :lol:


lol now THAT is funny :D



  


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:14 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:

Seller may know which color folder goes with which adventure, but his pricing is a wee bit on the "crazy-ass" high side (regardless of the autograph on Beastmaker).  It's been a long time since I've seen Beastmaker get anywhere close to $200.  The last one didnt even hit $50 and it wasnt all that much worse condition wise.  And I dont recall anything but a shrinked Nanorien Stones going over $100.




This one has been on my eBay watch list for many moons now priced at $200-$300 OBO:



Rare NANORIEN STONES Role Aids Module 702 d&d ad&d 1982



Sold for $150.  Wow. :)


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:22 pm 
 

smarmy1 wrote:

This one has been on my eBay watch list for many moons now priced at $200-$300 OBO:

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Sold for $150.  Wow. :)


Damn!  The buyer seems pretty shrewd from what I can tell from his auction/feedback history.  But he mainly buys miniatures so I could be completely wrong.


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