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Post Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:29 am 
 

Yeah very ambitious goal there David.  I think there is a thread around here where Rick Loomis stated that all printing was done in house at FB, and he printed in very small batches.  Thus whenever he needed to fulfill an order he cranked up the presses and incremented the print no, even if that was just for 50-100 copies.

Like the D&D modules I tend to divide these up in "monos" and "color" prints.  Within the "monos" you have the earliest loose-leaf staple bound, then moves to saddle stitched, then to spiral bound.  If you collected one of each within these three categories that would be a pretty strong collection of solos right there

Then there is the color stage and these are typified with FB saddle stitched and then the later perfect bound Blade Publishing varieties.

Oh and  I don't see "Elven Lords" anywhere in the photo. :)  We gotta meet for coffee again soon ...I switched to McDees though. ;)


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:33 am 
 

Then don't forget about the nonFBI T&T items ;)  I'm looking for an Agent of Death by Ken St Andre for Infinity Limited if anyone has one.  Anyone?  Anyone?  Anyone can tell me they've seen one?

According to my pattern, it will probably take me about 5 more years to find one (hopefully).  Took about 5 years to find Dungeon of King Lout, 10 years to find The Black Vial, 15 for Agent of Death?  At least its an expected value timeline :)

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:33 am 
 

lokiwookie wrote:The hardest thing to find I think is the french translation of Uncle Ugly's Underground Doom precisely, and the translation of Labyrinth. They were released by a small press, Hocus Pocus who has done only these 2 products. ....


Thanks for posting this loki ...I've never seen this cover or version before.  Which leads to the question if no one has a copy how did you find out about them. :)  Do you have a pic of the Uncle Ugly's?


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:24 pm 
 

Ak'Ptui wrote:
Thanks for posting this loki ...I've never seen this cover or version before.  Which leads to the question if no one has a copy how did you find out about them. :)  Do you have a pic of the Uncle Ugly's?


No pic for this one... I know that they exist by the way of several fanzines/magazines of this era (as for the cover of Labyrinthe). But I don't know anyone having one. I asked on a lot of french forums, try to contact authors, asked in each bookshop I went, etc, no success, even to locate a copy.

Mars wrote:According to my pattern, it will probably take me about 5 more years to find one (hopefully).  Took about 5 years to find Dungeon of King Lout, 10 years to find The Black Vial, 15 for Agent of Death?  At least its an expected value timeline :)


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:20 pm 
 

Ak'Ptui wrote:Yeah very ambitious goal there David.  .

We gotta meet for coffee again soon ...I switched to McDees though. ;)


Tru' dat, my friend... or maybe Dim Sum in our neighborhood, eh?  Be nice to catch up ;)

  

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:10 pm 
 

I recently picked up a large lot of stuff (from Kijiji).  Everything is in great shape.  Also included are about 150 Dragon and Dungeon magazines and some hex sheets.  Here's some pics.  How'd I do?

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:34 pm 
 

It was just a lot of nice stuff until the last picture.

Then it got sick.


So I'll ask; what did you pay for this stack?

  

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:35 pm 
 

If you got sick looking at the pics I suspect you will vomit when Marks says.. Don't do it Mark... LOL..

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:40 pm 
 

That's a strange mix of dates to say the least (leading from the core books) and an awful lot of hexes.


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:46 pm 
 

TheHistorian wrote:So I'll ask; what did you pay for this stack?

$800 (Canadian, I presume) was the asking price.


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:47 pm 
 

beasterbrook wrote:If you got sick looking at the pics I suspect you will vomit when Marks says.. Don't do it Mark... LOL..

If the seller needed cash money, who knows what Mark paid.

US$250?

[Edit: faro's post snuck in before mine.  $800 Canadian is still a good deal.  What is that, $100 American?   :wink: ]


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:49 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:US$250?

erm, no need to guess since it's easy enough to find.


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:52 pm 
 

Lieber Gott!  8O

It's all essentially in new condition!

Congratulations, Mark!  8O


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:09 pm 
 

Gratz, lol.  That's a serious good haul.  We would all love to be that lucky!


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:15 pm 
 

Please don't speak for "all" of us; the general public might be reading. ;)


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:15 pm 
 

It is a whole lot of hexes.  It also includes 5 of those big TSR hex sheets, a large West End Games one and Chessex mat.

I am lucky - it was listed on Kijiji for 2 weeks before I found it.  Almost everything is in like new condition, the WGR modules all have their maps.  No, I didn't haggle it down :)  After I sell some of the extra stuff off, I will probably also send the seller a few extra dollars.

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:20 pm 
 

that was a sweet deal Mark! good for you...

  

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:23 pm 
 

Mars wrote:It is a whole lot of hexes.  It also includes 5 of those big TSR hex sheets

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Which about doubles the number I've seen in one go.

Mars wrote:No, I didn't haggle it down :)  After I sell some of the extra stuff off, I will probably also send the seller a few extra dollars.

Thumbs-up to that Mark. :) Shouldn't take too long to get that cash flow going, given the obvious. (Well, if you were tempted to sell, that is; albeit that's non-TSR, too ;))

Would be curious to know why those apparent gaps in the dates, doubly so given the condition. Did they just feel liking buying D&D stuff from time-to-time and never really play that much, or is there another stack with them or someone else that wasn't sold?


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:34 pm 
 

It seems to me that the small press stuff was the early interest, then moved into AD&D later.  The WGR1 is the second print, etc so that 1st edition modules were skipped.

Is it strange that I am more excited about find The Black Vial, Weres, and the Wizard Guild Games items than Pharaoh?

Also interesting that the city this lot was found in is the same place that SimperingToad picked up a Pharaoh from about a month ago.  Time for a trip to Saskatchewan.

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:44 pm 
 

Mars wrote:Also interesting that the city this lot was found in is the same place that SimperingToad picked up a Pharaoh from about a month ago.  Time for a trip to Saskatchewan.


That's weird.  I wonder if there were some for sale at a con there thirty years ago, or if a couple friends each ordered copies.

  
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