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Post Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 8:43 am 
 

I loved the V&V ads in Dragon, but never played.  I've been on the lookout for a set on the cheap for awhile, but haven't made it a priority thus far.  For Jeff Dee fans, he's still around and published a new, updated version of V&V in 2005, now called "Living Legends"---details at IO - The Modular Data Center Technology Leader


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Post Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 12:07 pm 
 

grodog wrote:I loved the V&V ads in Dragon, but never played.  I've been on the lookout for a set on the cheap for awhile, but haven't made it a priority thus far.  For Jeff Dee fans, he's still around and published a new, updated version of V&V in 2005, now called "Living Legends"---details at IO - The Modular Data Center Technology Leader


    Thanks Gro!!!  I'll check that out. Maybe I can get the group going again with the new version.  The V&V system, while having flaws and not that elegant, was far superior (IMO) to the better supported Champions system, which took forever to create characters and combat was often slowed down to a crawl due to extensive numbers.  Plus, the adventures were better and the illustrations of heros/villains by Dee and Willingham were far superior to the stuff put out by Champions. (I also forgot Patrick Zirchir, who got his start illustrating V&V stuff and like Willingham does "real" comic books now).   
   The mark of a good game/good group is the legacy. To this day my friends still remember their V&V characters fondly.  Of the two guys that had never played RPGs before, one started gaming and also ended up buying and reading comics, I think he mostly plays SF rpgs now.  The other never played RPGs again, but when I see him every couple of years he still asks whether we are still playing and can recite verbatim EVERY V&V adventure we gamed and what happened to everyone's characters.  The other two players were my brothers who still fondly remember their characters Mind Master and Raymaster and can recite a lot of their exploits from memory even after 20 years.
    BTW, there was a V&V comic book mini series illustrated by Zirchir, it's worth looking up and it's probably dirt cheap these days if you can find it.

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Post Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 7:31 pm 
 

Oh, whoop-de-doo; anyone want a "mint" copy of Starfaring? :P
That's what I get for typing over here instead of watching auctions...

At least I'll have the pleasure of talking with our purveyor of illegally copied CAs again! :roll:



Sorry 'bout that. Stupid auction format... :oops:

  

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Post Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 8:17 pm 
 

faro wrote:Oh, whoop-de-doo; anyone want a "mint" copy of Starfaring? :P
That's what I get for typing over here instead of watching auctions...

At least I'll have the pleasure of talking with our purveyor of illegally copied CAs again! :roll:



Sorry 'bout that. Stupid auction format... :oops:


Who did the copies of CA?


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Post Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 8:18 pm 
 

grodog wrote:I loved the V&V ads in Dragon, but never played.  I've been on the lookout for a set on the cheap for awhile, but haven't made it a priority thus far.  For Jeff Dee fans, he's still around and published a new, updated version of V&V in 2005, now called "Living Legends"---details at IO - The Modular Data Center Technology Leader


Speaking of V&V...this is a cover I had not seen before. Is this the first printing or did I just overpay?

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


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Post Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 8:33 pm 
 

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faro wrote:Oh, whoop-de-doo; anyone want a "mint" copy of Starfaring? :P
That's what I get for typing over here instead of watching auctions...

At least I'll have the pleasure of talking with our purveyor of illegally copied CAs again! :roll:

Who did the copies of CA?

Same Phyllis as the Starfaring auction above; whom Stephen was also noting used scans of the best copy of the original CA to represent both of them...
=> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8757328344 (CA "reprints")

Auction was ended early before questions could be answered, so I paid to have all the other illegal copies removed from circulation.
(Unfortunately a few others were given away prior to that sale, so still need to be aware they exist).

Those were stated to have been from the previous owner she acquired various other items from and no reason to disbelieve her on that.

  

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Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 11:29 am 
 

Had to post this even though I havent gotten it yet.

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

Pretty lucky that the item was in a store and didnt have the full description on it otherwise I would have never seen it.  This is what bclarkie must feel like on a daily basis.  :D

  

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Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 11:36 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Had to post this even though I havent gotten it yet.

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

Pretty lucky that the item was in a store and didnt have the full description on it otherwise I would have never seen it.  This is what bclarkie must feel like on a daily basis.  :D


nice one! if only we were all that lucky!! :)

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Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 11:49 am 
 

Marlith wrote:
grodog wrote:I loved the V&V ads in Dragon, but never played.  I've been on the lookout for a set on the cheap for awhile, but haven't made it a priority thus far.  For Jeff Dee fans, he's still around and published a new, updated version of V&V in 2005, now called "Living Legends"---details at IO - The Modular Data Center Technology Leader


Speaking of V&V...this is a cover I had not seen before. Is this the first printing or did I just overpay?

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


That looks like the original 1979 rules...Congrats!

We started playing with those, but they are heavily flawed. The 1982 rules correct a lot of mistakes and are better for playing.  Very cool buy there!

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Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 12:45 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Had to post this even though I havent gotten it yet.

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

Pretty lucky that the item was in a store and didnt have the full description on it otherwise I would have never seen it.  This is what bclarkie must feel like on a daily basis.  :D


Great deal!!  I paid 5 or 6 times that for mine :?


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Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 3:14 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Had to post this even though I havent gotten it yet.

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

Pretty lucky that the item was in a store and didnt have the full description on it otherwise I would have never seen it.  This is what bclarkie must feel like on a daily basis.  :D


Folder and everything looks in great shape. That is a nice win.
Ony luck I had on Role Aids was getting a VF/NM Nanorien Stones for $7-8.

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Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 3:19 pm 
 

Very nice Role Aids pickup!

Can anyone tell me what Nanorien Stones is about?  (Other than the stones, themselves, that is....)


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Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 3:32 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:Very nice Role Aids pickup!

Can anyone tell me what Nanorien Stones is about?  (Other than the stones, themselves, that is....)


Blurb: 'Venture to the Elemental Planes and battle exotic dangers to save a kingdom.'

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Post Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 5:14 pm 
 

Hope it is complete. I am thinking it should have gone for more...probably would have if they had put Elric or Stormbringer in the titel instead of Hawkmoon....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8810214726


Actually not in digging deeper. The seller had Hawkmoon and it went for $16.51 or the like....go figure


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Post Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 8:29 pm 
 

I'm not having good luck with the Stormbringer boxed sets.  I just got a first edition box that was real heavy...because it had tons of photocopies inside and a mint copy of Stormbringer 4th Edition, with map still inside the back cover.

The first edition box also came with a thick, first edition booklet...but none of the other original materials from the set.

The goofstick seller even taped the box shut before shipping it!

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Post Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 7:08 pm 
 

Been looking for this loose leaf Gamelords Thieves Guild #5 off and on for a while now. Plus its in the original ziplock bag.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8804534786

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Post Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 9:15 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:Been looking for this loose leaf Gamelords Thieves Guild #5 off and on for a while now. Plus its in the original ziplock bag.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8804534786

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And I thought I had a deal...bought mine because I was not sure how many pages it is supposed to have. Kind of hoping there are more than one sets here....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MEWN:IT


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Post Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 9:35 pm 
 

Marlith wrote:
Plaag wrote:Been looking for this loose leaf Gamelords Thieves Guild #5 off and on for a while now. Plus its in the original ziplock bag.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8804534786

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And I thought I had a deal...bought mine because I was not sure how many pages it is supposed to have. Kind of hoping there are more than one sets here....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MEWN:IT


Yeah I had seen that auction. Hope it turns out that way.
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Post Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 9:47 pm 
 

its not often i manage to persuade anyone to BIN an item rather than auction it, but did manage it this time:

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

as there were no bids at the very early time, i didnt deem there to be a problem, so went for it!

yes indeed i am VERY happy with these. print version doesnt matter. i would just like 1 of each issue released.

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Post Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 10:53 pm 
 

*wonders whether Al knows how much those issues normally go for* ;)


What d'ya mean "print version", btw? :P

  
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