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Post Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:55 am 
 

I'm interested in learning about the first printing of c&s.I own the box set, but it is my undrstanding there is an earlier version.

Iim curious about it is rarity, and I'd love to see a pic. Also, any info about the mechanics would be of interest.

The box set version of the game is pretty fascinating. The rule system is painfully arcane though.

Any info / help would be appreciated.

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:00 am 
 

There's a picture and some physical details of the first print C&S on Tome of Treasures.

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First prints seem fairly rare, though I don't track them so don't know how often they come up.  I've got a copy which I probably picked up at Gen Con some year.  It's a softcover perfect bound book, about 130 pages.  Having never played it, however, I have no idea what differences there may be in the mechanics between this and the box set.

I've been meaning to email you and Scot, since we had such a blast on Gary Con killing gorgons with sarcophagi.  I'll bring my copy along whenever we get together.   :)


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:05 am 
 

They pop up regularly on ebay. Not really rare finally.
Prices are very variable (from 15$ to 150$).


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:12 pm 
 

Oh, I have a question - did the 1978 Chivalry & Sorcery Sourcebook come with a card sheet of "runes". I have a copy with such and I assumed that it originally came with the book. But maybe it was added in?


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:48 pm 
 

I don't think so. Neither of my copies have this sheet and I don't remember seing one. Perhaps runes' sheet from Odysseus?


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:04 pm 
 

a) rune sheet was included with the 1st ed. of swords & sorcerers
b) bracton i'm pretty sure i gave you a copy of c&s back when we were in Mass.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:18 pm 
 

Hmmm.  I've got a first print C&S Sourcebook (1978), but don't see a sheet of runes, nor any mention of it in the introduction or table of contents.

strat, you did indeed give me a copy of C&S, but I think that was the box set I have.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:25 pm 
 

Checking further, my copy of Swords & Sorcerers (also 1978) does have the rune card.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:32 pm 
 

stratochamp wrote in chivalry & sorcery:a) rune sheet was included with the 1st ed. of swords & sorcerers
b) bracton i'm pretty sure i gave you a copy of c&s back when we were in Mass.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:13 pm 
 

Also, thanks Bracton for the details and link too!  It'd be great to see the copy sometime.  Just drop me / Scot a line whenever -- I'm sure you're digging out at work from taking time off for GC.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:29 am 
 

Good point: i own 3 copies of C&S 1st edition, two with blank spine and one with written spine... is the blank one the 1st printing?
Furthermore, are there only 2 print runs of the 1st edition?

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:28 am 
 

aia wrote in chivalry & sorcery:Good point: i own 3 copies of C&S 1st edition, two with blank spine and one with written spine... is the blank one the 1st printing?
Furthermore, are there only 2 print runs of the 1st edition?



I think 3. I have a 1st print with no title on spine, and 2 "2nd print" with title on spine. However, the two 2nd prints do not have the same size. One is clearly smaller and the paper is not exactly the same. So 3 prints I guess.



stratochamp wrote in chivalry & sorcery:a) rune sheet was included with the 1st ed. of swords & sorcerers
b) bracton i'm pretty sure i gave you a copy of c&s back when we were in Mass.


Is it possible to get a scan of it? My 1st ed S&S does not include any rune sheet :(


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