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Post Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:40 pm 
 

Deogolf wrote:Sometimes you just get damn lucky! I was in a local HPB store and spotted a couple of Goodman Games DCCs and I thought to myself, "Wouldn't it be crazy to find a copy of #3.5?!" And whaddaya know, there is was!! It wasn't a version that was signed by Dave Arneson, but I'm not complaining. It was a little beat up, but still a solid copy. With my 15% off coupon, I paid a whopping $4.24.


Holy crap....that is one hell of a find.  Congrats.  :D


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:41 pm 
 

Deogolf wrote:Sometimes you just get damn lucky! I was in a local HPB store and spotted a couple of Goodman Games DCCs and I thought to myself, "Wouldn't it be crazy to find a copy of #3.5?!" And whaddaya know, there is was!! It wasn't a version that was signed by Dave Arneson, but I'm not complaining. It was a little beat up, but still a solid copy. With my 15% off coupon, I paid a whopping $4.24.


All I can say is .... WOW  :D  :D  :D

Congratulations. That is an amazing find!!!

I'll give you $10 for it. ;)


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:57 am 
 

serleran wrote:Here is what I just bought. Fairly common, really, but I so love the game. Oh, and I did not expect to get the best offer -- I made one, and told the guy to wait until the auction ended, and only accept if no one had bid, but, OK -- I'll gladly take 50% off. Even comes with that big black box for D&D.


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:48 pm 
 

Its a very simple game. You roll 2d6 for movement against a fixed board (think Clue) that can change based on the adventure (ie, hallways might be blocked off and the contents change) and then you fight stuff, win, or die. Combat is very easy -- you roll a number of dice equal to your attack and each of a certain symbol counts as a wound -- the monster then rolls its defense and each of a different symbol nullifies one of your hits; what's left over from your attack is taken from the monster's HP (wounds.) Process reverses when they attack you. There are spells (one use each per board) and magic items to find, and a book of quests (and added quests with the expansions) to play through that get progressively harder due to you retaining what you earned from before -- there are some major differences between the UK and US version as well. Its very simplistic and extremely easy to add to -- we used to have rules for playing monsters, new classes, races, equipment, quests, spells, and everything -- its like a micro RPG, in some ways.


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:38 pm 
 

smarmy1 wrote:
All I can say is .... WOW  :D  :D  :D

Congratulations. That is an amazing find!!!

I'll give you $10 for it. ;)


Ha! Yooouuu funny!!!  :wink:  :lol:

I just about fell over when I saw it!


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:06 pm 
 

serleran wrote:Well, I got the big bunch of Shadowrun stuff I'd bought. Disappointed it did not contain Ka Ge 1-4 (the seller was unaware that Issue 11 was misprinted as Issue 2; its obvious, really, the cover is all glossy whereas early issues are paper-like) but it did have Ka Ge 0 which is the hardest to find, in my experience trying so that soothed me over some. Have a lot of duplicates now, so if anyone is ever interested in Shadowrun... ;)


Serleran.... If you still have any of these duplicates, I'd be interested in them.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:43 pm 
 

Sent you a PM Sykoholic -- same Syk as on NG I presume?

Oh, and this weekend I went and bought a bunch of stuff since I was told it was OK...

Lore of the Crypts Volume 2 - 5 (missing the first one)

Journeys Magazine #1, 3-6 (missing the 2nd one)

The Enemy Within 1st printing

30 Sided Character and Other Tales (its interesting to me)

The Talisman Dungeon (it was even in the box!)

some Toon books and from Dragonsfoot, a couple neat Call of Cthulhu items (1st edition box and anniversary print.)


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:15 am 
 

Thought I got a good price on this.  I have seen them go for over a $100 in the past.  Conditions is not the best but not too bad.


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:21 am 
 

Congradulations! You bagged yourself a bargain.


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:23 am 
 

No kidding.  I wondered how in the world my search missed that.  Then I noticed that it was listed in Books, not Games.


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:51 am 
 

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:11 pm 
 

good price martin all mayfairs lower recent but still $75+ should be. still best save fun finds until sent in case of grief so hope were quick!! ;) ;)

  


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:41 pm 
 

Great score, Prufrock :)  Very nice indeed!


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:32 am 
 

Hey Guys,

On the same day as scoring the Beastmaker Mountain I found a Kobold Hall on Amazon.  It is minus the red cover but I only paid $40 for it as well.  Number 476.  Wish it had the cover but I'm still happy.

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:32 am 
 

serleran wrote:Its a very simple game. You roll 2d6 for movement against a fixed board (think Clue) that can change based on the adventure (ie, hallways might be blocked off and the contents change) and then you fight stuff, win, or die. Combat is very easy -- you roll a number of dice equal to your attack and each of a certain symbol counts as a wound -- the monster then rolls its defense and each of a different symbol nullifies one of your hits; what's left over from your attack is taken from the monster's HP (wounds.) Process reverses when they attack you. There are spells (one use each per board) and magic items to find, and a book of quests (and added quests with the expansions) to play through that get progressively harder due to you retaining what you earned from before -- there are some major differences between the UK and US version as well. Its very simplistic and extremely easy to add to -- we used to have rules for playing monsters, new classes, races, equipment, quests, spells, and everything -- its like a micro RPG, in some ways.


If you have a young child, this is one of the BEST games you can play. I have all the US and UK expansions, and my son absolutely loves it!


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:59 pm 
 

Hey Guys,

Got the Beastmaker Mountain in the mail today.  It's in better shape than the photo in the auction represents.  The photo was taken with the mod in a plastic sleeve and so it kind of looked beat up.  Except for some corner damage it is in Fine condition.

Have not gotten the Kobold Hall yet.

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:03 am 
 

Prufrock wrote:Hey Guys,

Got the Beastmaker Mountain in the mail today.  It's in better shape than the photo in the auction represents.  The photo was taken with the mod in a plastic sleeve and so it kind of looked beat up.  Except for some corner damage it is in Fine condition.

Have not gotten the Kobold Hall yet.

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Very nice, maybe you could run one at gencon :)


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:06 am 
 

Sorry Blackmoor I have never DMed in my life.  It would be a
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Post Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:53 am 
 

BeastMaker is a fun one to run! :D


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:30 pm 
 

Alright, well, I had posted this before, and then deleted the posts since I had asked for help identifying everything... and now, I don't need the help with that as I managed to wiggle it out thanks to the JG subweb and some time to actually read rather than skim. Anyway, I bought some stuff from a guy, paying a little more than $200 to get the following --

Judges Guild products, all with maps present and whatever miscellaneous things were supposed to be there:

Frontier Forts of Kelnore - 1st Print
Ready Ref Sheets Package / Book 2nd Edition - 3rd Printing
Guide to the City State - 1st Printing
Wilderlands of High Fantasy Book II - 1st Printing
The Thieves Fortress of Badabaskor - 1st Printing
City State of the Invincible Overlord - 1st Printing
Village Book 1 - 1st Printing
War Cry and Battle Lust - 1st Printing
Trial By Fire - 1st Printing [Missing Cover / Photocopy?]
The Book of Ruins - 2nd Printing [Missing Cover / Photocopy?]
Temple Book I - 1st Printing
Village Book 2 - 1st Printing [Cover Tore]
Zienteck - 1st Printing [Missing Cover / Photocopy?]
Wilderlands of the Magic Realm - 1st Printing
City State of the World Emperor - 1st Printing
Gen Con IX Dungeons - 4th Printing

These weren't all in near mint shape, but on the whole, I'd rate them as Excellent or Very Good at the worst (one book had a tear on the cover, but I wanted it to play with anyway).

Also some Morrow Project stuff included, all assumed to be 1st printing:

TM1-1: The Morrow Project
The Morrow Project Director's Screen
R-001: Liberation at Riverton
R-002: Damocles
R-003: Operation Lucifer
R-004: The Ruins of Chicago

And, a little bit of miscellaneous things:

The Armory Volume I: Gunpowder Weapons from the 14th Century to the Present
The Temple to Athena [Dimension Six, Inc]
Town of Joundan [Dimension Six, Inc]
Towns of the Outlands [Midkemia Press]
The Palladium Book of Weapons and Castles

I'm very pleased with the purchase. Gives me some very nice play copies of stuff, and made me dig through the information which is never a bad thing.


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