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Post Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:49 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:FWIW, I am actually still pretty confident that the Compleat Tavern Badmike and myself have are legit. I think that the jury is still out on the MHD though.




I've been examining it all day and I have to agree (already wasted more time on it than I should, oh well!).  The amount of effort applied to print this, if it were a counterfeit, is astounding vs the payoff for doing so.  I.e. it would be like having the machinery available to run counterfeits of Amazing Spiderman #1 but instead deciding to make fakes of some random Archie comic instead. It makes no sense for someone to spend this much time and effort on something that will net them about 5 bucks a copy when said and done when they could be applying this time and effort to print up some Arduin Dungeons or Thieve's Guild modules (I have copies of all of these, and believe me it would take about half the effort to print up fakes of either of these game system's items).



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Post Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 2:15 am 
 

If the item were a counterfeit, wouldn't we expect the culprit to be at least intelligent enough to:



a)  Use the same color cover instead of a strikingly variant color?



b)  Bother to conceal the original staple holes?



    It seems to me that both of these glaring details are easy to fix and could hardly have escaped the notice of someone who was trying to counterfeit an old, $5 gaming accessory.



    The very people such a counterfeit would interest would also be the very people most likely to spot the deception.



    The counterfeit theory does not seem to make sense.



    More likely, these oddities are the result of printing decisions made by Gamelords personnel.



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Post Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 4:01 pm 
 

I must admit to being pleased with this one; it's getting harder and harder to find those elusive eBay "bargains."



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1



Anyway, that price normally would just about cover an unpunched copy of Creature; to get all four games in the series for under $30 ... well, that just calls for a "woot!" :)

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 4:10 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:I must admit to being pleased with this one; it's getting harder and harder to find those elusive eBay "bargains."



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1



Anyway, that price normally would just about cover an unpunched copy of Creature; to get all four games in the series for under $30 ... well, that just calls for a "woot!" :)




oooo nice one - they look well cool! :)



  


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 4:35 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:I must admit to being pleased with this one; it's getting harder and harder to find those elusive eBay "bargains."



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1


*yay*. I remember Creature That Ate Sheboygan. Fun! Image

The Creature That Ate Sheboygan | Board Game | BoardGameGeek



Probably just far enough off the eBay "main track" and helped by that typo, phps. Nice win :)

  

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 5:32 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:
Xaxaxe wrote:I must admit to being pleased with this one; it's getting harder and harder to find those elusive eBay "bargains."



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1


*yay*. I remember Creature That Ate Sheboygan. Fun! [ Image ]

The Creature That Ate Sheboygan | Board Game | BoardGameGeek



Probably just far enough off the eBay "main track" and helped by that typo, phps. Nice win :)




We LOVED that game when we were younger!  We used to play it during school lunch hour, those cool pocket games were very convenient for bringing to school. In high school we had a lunchroom with way too much room and too many tables, so the back table by the dumpsters was reserved for gaming geeks and you could have as many as half a dozen pickup D&D and wargames going during lunch time at our high school, which because of so many students was staggered into three periods (so sometimes kids would skip class to play games all three lunch periods...).   Anyway, the pocket games were big hits because you could easily get in a game in an hour, and my copy of Sheboygan got quite a workout.  Soon we noticed the monster always won, so we gave the humans all the troops.  Then the humans won, so we made more monsters that just one.  Then, someone noticed the boards to one of his WWII boardgames was the same hexsize....hmmmm....before you could say "Hey, what's Godzilla doing in Berlin?" we had invented our own WWII version of Creature where the monster nasty would be goosestepping all over WWII Germany with desperate attempts by the Panzer divisions and Luftwaffe to put him to rest.  We even added special rules and units like "Buzz Bombs" and "Experimental A-Bomb" (seems the German high command was farther along than anyone thought).  It always came down to a battle royale in the streets of Berlin (the Creature's goal was to waste Hitler in the bunker, of course) with divisions of Nazi's biting it before the creature's fire breath as stukas rained down bullets and bombs and tanks pumped lead into the abomination.  Lots of fun!  



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Post Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 5:41 pm 
 

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:



Now that we never did!



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Post Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 5:46 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote::lol: :lol: :lol:



Now that we never did!



Thanks for the smile, Mike! :D




yeah i have found 4 micro-games now and will keep looking for more cos they are cool! and dont take up much room to store :)



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Post Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2005 3:15 pm 
 

It's really, really hard to compete with you lucky Americans about fun finds  :wink:  (I'm living in the wrong country for games...  :cry: ), but December, 19, I have an appointment with an Italian game distributor to look at the warehouse of 'old stuff' he got after another distributor bankruptcy. I have already snatched some interesting stuff now on sale (for example, three really nice SPI minigames) and I have high hopes  :P. For example, I'd like very much to find a good copy of CoC Beyond the Mountains of Madness...

  

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 6:05 am 
 

feels like christmas today :)



got some ace parcels today and am chuffed to bits:



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... RK:MEWN:IT



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... RK:MEWN:IT



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... RK:MEWN:IT



(NB: devon - fantastic packaging btw - very impressed! tha parcel was bashed to feck but the cardboard inserts took all the impact and the beastmaker is as it was  when you sent it - good one!!!)



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... RK:MEWN:IT

(cant believe i only got it for that much!)



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... RK:MEWN:IT

(Brette: i have just won another of these too, so will have one to trade if you want one chummer....)



and to just seal off a fab little week:



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... RK:MEWN:IT

(been after this for ages so am really really pleased with this. box is a little scuffed as i would have expected, but the contents are amazing! look like they are hardly used, so am very :D :D :D )



woohoo - guess this means i will get sod all done again tonight looking through all this before i store them away!



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Post Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 4:22 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... RK:MEWN:IT

(Brette: i have just won another of these too, so will have one to trade if you want one chummer....)







So I see... that one was on my list as well, did he change it to a BIN?? I'm sure I would have seen that.... I was interested in the other as well...



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Post Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 4:55 pm 
 

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So I see... that one was on my list as well, did he change it to a BIN?? I'm sure I would have seen that.... I was interested in the other as well...



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ahem well yes...um...he stuck the BIN on :D



  


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 6:37 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... RK:MEWN:IT

(been after this for ages so am really really pleased with this. box is a little scuffed as i would have expected, but the contents are amazing! look like they are hardly used, so am very :D :D :D )


*g*. I resisted the temptation to hit that BIN "on your behalf", Al ;)



Good one for Christmas, phps. Enjoy! :)

  


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 6:41 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... RK:MEWN:IT

(cant believe i only got it for that much!)


Not bad: and know you're not too fussed as to being a reprint, since you're primarily interested in the content.



Yes, would be happier to see "sensible" prices return on the 'zines (hey, even up to £3-4 *coughs* ^^).

  

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 7:08 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:I must admit to being pleased with this one; it's getting harder and harder to find those elusive eBay "bargains."



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1



Anyway, that price normally would just about cover an unpunched copy of Creature; to get all four games in the series for under $30 ... well, that just calls for a "woot!" :)




Great deal. I am always on the lookout for old spi stuff. We played lots of their games back in the day.


And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 2:14 am 
 

harami2000 wrote:Not bad: and know you're not too fussed as to being a reprint, since you're primarily interested in the content.

Yes, would be happier to see "sensible" prices return on the 'zines (hey, even up to £3-4 *coughs* ^^).


yes indeed. it would be nice to have just one of each copy and THEN i can be fussed about what print :)

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 2:57 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:feels like christmas today :)

got some ace parcels today and am chuffed to bits:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... RK:MEWN:IT

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... RK:MEWN:IT

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... RK:MEWN:IT

(NB: devon - fantastic packaging btw - very impressed! tha parcel was bashed to feck but the cardboard inserts took all the impact and the beastmaker is as it was when you sent it - good one!!!)

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... RK:MEWN:IT
(cant believe i only got it for that much!)

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... RK:MEWN:IT
(Brette: i have just won another of these too, so will have one to trade if you want one chummer....)

and to just seal off a fab little week:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... RK:MEWN:IT
(been after this for ages so am really really pleased with this. box is a little scuffed as i would have expected, but the contents are amazing! look like they are hardly used, so am very :D :D :D )

woohoo - guess this means i will get sod all done again tonight looking through all this before i store them away!

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Wow!  I guess the holidays came early. I haven't even had Christmas mornings this good!!!!  :D  Congrats on all the stuff!
  Just out of curiousity, what is the quality of the Beholder mags you are always looking for?  About the same as the average fanzine, or a little higher?

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:58 am 
 

hey mike

tbh for myself, i am not as fussed as brette or david, with prints n stuff :D

for now, i am more than happy to have one of everything they did, regardless of print/quality.

once i have each one, i can then sit down and hunt for better quality/1st prints at my own leisure :)

i really like the beholder zines a lot more than the other things i have managed to get hold of. they are pretty standard in the way a zine is written imo and some of the adventures are really cool. one of my top #10 adventures was from beholder #14 iirc...."gorge of the afterlife" thats a great little adventure. if you havent got any, they are certainly well worth a read.

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:52 am 
 

Not roleplaying but still a game....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1

Got it today and barring the fact it is not shrinkwrapped it could not be more mint. Not even any shelfwear on the box!  :D


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:14 am 
 

Marlith wrote:Not roleplaying but still a game....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1

Got it today and barring the fact it is not shrinkwrapped it could not be more mint. Not even any shelfwear on the box! :D


nice set! wow i am envious! :)

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