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Post Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 12:33 pm 
 

Borderlands never took off as a boardgame, although it was an interesting idea. It's got some innovative concepts that were later expanded by such well-known games as Settlers of Catan.

Some of you might have played Borderlands without realizing it: there was a computer game called Lords of Conquest that was basically just Borderlands. I think LoC sold quite a few copies in its glory days.

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Post Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 12:34 pm 
 

i do remember that game very well, though never really had the chance to ever play it!

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Post Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 6:40 pm 
 

No Dice wrote:Doesn't look gold plated to me. Maybe just the lighting? You'd think the seller would mention that it was gold compared to all the other minis he sells. Am I missing something in the description?

'twas only lead.  :(  Ah, well.  Bloody digital photos.  The mini was shipped quickly and packed well.  A good seller, if one with way overpriced goods.

  

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Post Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 2:29 pm 
 

Don't see these about much. Was quite pleased with this....
cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewIte ... amp;ih=019
Anyone know if these are official or fake? Seem to remember the source in Oz, knocking off fake ODD CDs? And this one's got a curious purple band around the top. Don't remember that being there before? Has anyone got one of these?


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Post Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 3:54 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:Don't see these about much. Was quite pleased with this....
cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewIte ... amp;ih=019
Anyone know if these are official or fake? Seem to remember the source in Oz, knocking off fake ODD CDs? And this one's got a curious purple band around the top. Don't remember that being there before? Has anyone got one of these?


Ian;

From what I remember those are HIGHLY unofficial...perhaps even illegal to sell!  Oh well, still a nice resource it seems.

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Post Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 4:34 pm 
 

From the link of the auction site, it seems like we have a distributor in the UK. I seem to remember the manufacturer being in AU? And the little purple stripe on the top of the box makes me wonder if Mr. AU has subbed out his manufacturing to Mr. UK, who sells them through his shop.


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Post Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 5:05 pm 
 

As I recall, Mr AU was selling this compilation for a while and then expanded to a number of others including a D&D, Twilight 2000, etc ones.  It looks like Mr UK only has the Ares one.

The seller does also state that they were originally purchased on Ebay so they probably got them from Mr AU and are reselling.

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Post Posted: Thu May 22, 2008 7:58 pm 
 

I know it is not really a RPG, but it is a fun game: 221B Baker Street

Always loved this game. More fun than Clue, I think.


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Post Posted: Thu May 22, 2008 8:01 pm 
 

serleran wrote:I know it is not really a RPG, but it is a fun game: Yay!


Can't argue with the price!


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Post Posted: Fri May 23, 2008 5:38 pm 
 

Interesting to see how high sets of Exin Castillos can go these days.

A lot of us at TSR in the '80s useta buy them to make castles for miniatures play.

Any of you into these? I have a large footlocker full of 'em, which now seems to be worth megabucks...

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Post Posted: Fri May 23, 2008 5:41 pm 
 

serleran wrote:221B Baker Street


That's the Time Machine set, not the original. Got some good mysteries in it tho, and a bunch of kewl pewter pieces.
(I've seen sets of the pieces alone go to 10 $US; that auction you cite was a steal.)

But pretty much all Hansons are common and dirt cheap.

  

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Post Posted: Fri May 23, 2008 8:11 pm 
 

Fuk no, I can get Legos for a few bucks.


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Post Posted: Fri May 23, 2008 8:37 pm 
 

That's the Time Machine set, not the original.


Yeah, that was one reason I wanted it, actually. It was different than the one I am used to, so I figured "meh, for $1, it's got to be a good deal." Do need to get the original, though, since I lost it in the move from CA.

Any of you into these? I have a large footlocker full of 'em, which now seems to be worth megabucks...


Yeah, I think they'd be neat to have. Wouldn't need a whole lot of 'em, but a bag or so... for the museum. :)

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Death on the Reik Box Set

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Post Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 1:40 am 
 

ExTSR wrote:Interesting to see how high sets of Exin Castillos can go these days.

A lot of us at TSR in the '80s useta buy them to make castles for miniatures play.

Any of you into these? I have a large footlocker full of 'em, which now seems to be worth megabucks...


I have one of these, picked it up as part of a lot.  Ethan and I play with it with his plastic Citadel GW miniatures :D


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:24 pm 
 

Nice win on the Seren Ironhand grodog.


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:32 pm 
 

I don't know what it is really worth, but I am very happy I won:

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:17 pm 
 

Aneoth, nice win on that Call of Cthulhu box by the way.  Went for much less than I expected.


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:46 pm 
 

g026r wrote:Aneoth, nice win on that Call of Cthulhu box by the way.  Went for much less than I expected.


Thanks, I had been watching some of the listings of the Box Set for years.
I had seldom bid on those I had seen over the years since they always went for more than I wanted to spend.
I saw this one late and tossed a bid on it, never thinking my highest bid would fly.
(I had bid more than the winning bid too)

Got it for just $10.99................   8O


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I think the reason it went so cheap was the shipping costs.
I will end up paying just shy of twice as much for shipping as for the complete box set itself (Except the dice that is).

The seller is in Canada and ships worldwide and his rate to the US for this listing was $19.50, That seems a bit high but still.......

BTW: This one is the 1" box version, per the question/answer from another bidder and the seller dated it at 1983.
What Edition/Printing Box Set might this one be?


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:52 pm 
 

It would be the 2nd edition, from the sounds of it.


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:56 pm 
 

What Edition/Printing Box Set might this one be?


Could be a 2009-X 1st Ed 2nd print, or 2301-X 2nd Ed. Hard to tell given the description. Hope it's the former, either way it's a good deal.

[EDIT: 2009-X is 1982, so must be 2nd Ed]

  
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