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Post Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:09 am 
 

What do you all think of the price I paid for this Lot.  I thought it really good but I do not follow the Goodman games pricing.


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:15 am 
 

The gazetteer boxed set has been going for that much by itself lately so I'd say that was a good purchase.  The individual modules are anyones guess though (as ebay has been flooded with them lately).


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:28 am 
 

Prufrock wrote:What do you all think of the price I paid for this Lot.  I thought it really good but I do not follow the Goodman games pricing.


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I think it is a very good price for that lot.
Yes, the market had been flooded with DCC modules, but until recently, the Gazetteer would sell for close to that alone.
I had written the seller and he confirmed the set was opened but complete, listing the contents for me, so I was one of the bidders on that lot too.
Even though I have a few of them already, I would have been happy to get another set for around $50-$60 or a little more perhaps...

There was one seller that had about 8-10 of the Gazetteers and she listed them one right after the other, so that there was a 2-3 month period where there were at least a couple of them on E-Bay at all times.
And near the end of her listings they were selling really cheaply.
($53 for her last one IIRC to JohnGaunt).
She now has an incomplete set listed and has no more complete sets.

I think the prices will slowly go back up again now that she has sold all of her complete sets.
Until she started her listings, they were going for $100-120 and higher....


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:05 am 
 

I recently won an E-Bay auction for Wilderlands of the Magic Realm with the four maps for a total of $22 (Free Shipping).

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(IMO) I was lucky the seller listed the title quite badly; this was the title of the listing....  8)
ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS AD&D TSR VENTAGE


It is a third print and missing the color cover, but I think I got it for a very good price.


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:02 pm 
 

Good price for what it is, but Magic Realms was published in two parts, two books with eight maps. You're half way there with that one, and for only $22. Nice win, but look out for it's sibling.
http://www.acaeum.com/jg/Item0092.html
You have Installment W. Installment V is the white/blue book and completes the set. They are the hardest of the Wilderlands sets to find in my experience, probably because they're just full of sea and islands and they didn't sell as well as the others. Who knows.
For play, the Necromancer Wilderlands Boxed Set is a very faithful reproduction of the entire set, right down the the same descriptions for the same map references. Well worth buying if you're gonna play in this setting. And I'd recomments Necromancer's CSIO also (it includes Wraith Overlord) Or pick up the PDF when it's on sale at RPGNow.


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:11 pm 
 

. wrote:Good price for what it is, but Magic Realms was published in two parts, two books with eight maps. You're half way there with that one, and for only $22. Nice win, but look out for it's sibling.


According to the JG listings on the Acaeum SubWeb; The page you linked to.
Only the First Prints of Magic Realm came with two 16 Page Books (and 4 maps).
The Second and Third Prints had one 48 Page Book and 4 maps.
Third Prints also had a color cover sheet, which is the only item missing from the lot I bought.

Item Code:  92
Title:  Wilderlands of the Magic Realm
Type:  Campaign Setting
System:  Dungeons & Dragons
Author(s):  Bob Bledsaw, Mark Holmer
Date Published:  1979
Format (1st Printing) Installment V:  16-page book, 17" x 22" map
Format (1st Printing) Installment W:  16-page book, 17" x 22" map
Format (2nd Printing):  48-page book, 4 17" x 22" maps
Format (3rd Printing):  48-page book, 4 17" x 22" maps, cover sheet
Original Price:  $8.50


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:22 pm 
 

Ah. Hmm.  :?
Now gotta get me one of them too.  :lol:


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:07 pm 
 

Just be glad no new printings have been discovered recently :wink:

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:21 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:Just be glad no new printings have been discovered recently :wink:

Not of WotMR, anyhow, Shane, and running out of "odds and ends" around the edges, even. :?
(Hmm... yellow card CSIO (#12) never made it on?)

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:28 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:Just be glad no new printings have been discovered recently :wink:

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No. Just me being ignorant.  :D


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:14 pm 
 

. wrote:Good price for what it is, but Magic Realms was published in two parts, two books with eight maps. You're half way there with that one, and for only $22. Nice win, but look out for it's sibling.
http://www.acaeum.com/jg/Item0092.html
You have Installment W. Installment V is the white/blue book and completes the set. They are the hardest of the Wilderlands sets to find in my experience, probably because they're just full of sea and islands and they didn't sell as well as the others. Who knows.
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yay guess what i found last night when i was looking for a map i put down and forgot where i put it.... *points above*

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:06 pm 
 

faro wrote:Not of WotMR, anyhow, Shane, and running out of "odds and ends" around the edges, even. :?
(Hmm... yellow card CSIO (#12) never made it on?)

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May have to check back in some emails? or messages? cause I'm lost as to this.

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:34 pm 
 

Prufrock wrote:What do you all think of the price I paid for this Lot.  I thought it really good but I do not follow the Goodman games pricing.


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Nice win Martin :)  Just about where I would imagine that lot would settle.  Plus you have the added bonus of being able to look inside the Gazetteer 35.  (My copy is still wrapped lovingly in shrink ;) )

I guess I will just have to keep searching for a deshrinked copy.


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:48 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:May have to check back in some emails? or messages? cause I'm lost as to this.

Bagged by JG but pre-sticker, yellow reply card, perhaps a year and a bit back?
Ah... can dig it out again anyhow if needs-be and good to have /something/ for further updates, I guess? :)

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:34 pm 
 

Not an RPG item (though slightyl CoC)


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:35 pm 
 

JasonZavoda wrote:Not an RPG item (though slightyl CoC)


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Neat 'zine, Jason; and bonus points for the Bok connection. No free doodle on the inside, I guess? ;)

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Favorite such item here in that domain is the (presumed) last photograph taken of Sonia Lovecraft in 1970, inscribed on the back in her own hand. The slight fading on the Polaroid actually enhances that IMHO and now neatly tucked into one of the 1Es as an unexpected "ghost" for anyone flicking through...


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:11 am 
 

JasonZavoda wrote:Not an RPG item (though slightyl CoC)


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Very, very interesting, Jason.  8O

Someone enlighten me about Hannes Bok...?


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:24 am 
 

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Very, very interesting, Jason.  8O

Someone enlighten me about Hannes Bok...?


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He was a late pulp era illustrator and writer.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:44 am 
 

JasonZavoda wrote:
Hannes Bok - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

He was a late pulp era illustrator and writer.


Does the date on your new zine square with Bok's 1964 demise?


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:57 am 
 

FormCritic wrote:
Does the date on your new zine square with Bok's 1964 demise?


More than. It is a 1948 zine.

  
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