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Post Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:13 am 
 

I am trying to check if my MERP collection is complete. Does anyone have a list of which MERP items had pull out maps?

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:31 am 
 

Sardan wrote in MERP Maps:I am trying to check if my MERP collection is complete. Does anyone have a list of which MERP items had pull out maps?

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If you locate one please share it with me. MERP maps are one of my absolute favorite items related to gaming and such a resource would be awesome (even though I will go broke after seeing it ; ) )

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:59 am 
 

Speaking of MERP maps, I found a still-in-the-box Middle-earth poster map set which I understand is pretty rare.  I have been trying to track this on ebay and with resellers and have never seen a sale. Anyone care to guess the  value?  Or blow me away with an offer?  Here is the description:

ICE #1500 Contains 2 full color maps: (1) ICE's original 24x36 map of Middle-earth, depicting the entire continent of Endor; and (2) a 22x34 map focusing exclusively on northwestern Middle Earth. This map of the Northwest is rendered in vivid detail for Tolkien fans who enjoy spotting landmarks passsed by the Fellowship of the Ring. Both maps are provided rolled, in poster format; heavy paper, no creased, no grids!


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:32 pm 
 

Mike---

IIRC there are two different versions of the MERP maps, and one is definitely rarer than the other. I don't recall the distinguishing product #s or sizes, but my sense us that the rarer maps were bigger than the ones in your box.

Hopefully someone else can chime in with specifics.


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:03 pm 
 

i have the following:
2008 Miidle-earth Poster Maps
2100 Poster/Map of Middle-earth
2100-A Poster/Map of Middle-earth
4001 Northwestern Middle-earth Map Set
but i am not familiar with a map set with stock #1500. That stock code was for some versions of Claw Law and Rolemaster Companion. Is this item sealed Mike? How did you come up with that stock code number if I may ask?
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Post Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:08 pm 
 

Sardan wrote in MERP Maps:I am trying to check if my MERP collection is complete. Does anyone have a list of which MERP items had pull out maps?

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I think all the 1st edition Campaign Books had pull out maps (with the exception of Moria - although the 2nd edition has a  map), and none of the smaller adventure modules do. On second edition most of the main setting books have maps (but not Hands of the Healer). That is off the top of my head - I might be misremembering some of the detail. Others can help??


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:12 pm 
 

Mike - I reckon that the map set you have is also listed as #2008 on the main online MERP lists. You will see that both number 1500 and 2008 are printed on the label, the one with hash is the one that matches to the lists.

If it is still in the toblerone shaped box, and that is in nice condition, I would guess the price at $20-30 (ish)... maybe a little more. It does not come up all the time, i.e. is pretty uncommon.


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:03 pm 
 

So which stock # is for the rarer (larger?) sets??

Also: is the 2e Moria map good (worth buying the book for)?


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:50 pm 
 

Sardan wrote in MERP Maps:I am trying to check if my MERP collection is complete. Does anyone have a list of which MERP items had pull out maps?

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The Acaeum wiki details which came with maps and which didn't.


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:09 pm 
 

stratochamp wrote in MERP Maps:i have the following:
2008 Miidle-earth Poster Maps
2100 Poster/Map of Middle-earth
2100-A Poster/Map of Middle-earth
4001 Northwestern Middle-earth Map Set
but i am not familiar with a map set with stock #1500. That stock code was for some versions of Claw Law and Rolemaster Companion. Is this item sealed Mike? How did you come up with that stock code number if I may ask?
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Sorry guys it was stock code #2008...just glanced at the box when I should have looked more carefully.... :oops:

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Sardan wrote in MERP Maps:I am trying to check if my MERP collection is complete. Does anyone have a list of which MERP items had pull out maps?

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The Acaeum wiki details which came with maps and which didn't.


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:55 am 
 

Sardan wrote in MERP Maps:
JasonZavoda wrote in MERP Maps:
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Did it break down or is Hermit doing something with it?


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:45 pm 
 

JasonZavoda wrote in MERP Maps:Did it break down or is Hermit doing something with it?

It's been down for months. According to HfP's last message on it, he's hoping to do something once he 'gets back' from wherever he is.

In the meantime, maybe this page will help figure things out:
http://www.waynesbooks.com/MERPAdventures.html


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:31 pm 
 

BTW if you want to complete your MERP collection, now is the time.  I was shocked when I just checked and saw how cheaply the stuff was going.  You shouldn't have to pay more than $10-15 for the more common items, and under $50 each for even the rarest 1st edition MERP. I remember when some pieces (Umbar, Ardor, etc) were going for $100+ in bad condition.

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:24 am 
 

Just had a look at merp items "sold" for ebay (378 items sold recently available to US) -- below...

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I think - as always - the nice quality stuff is still pretty costly, but if you are not too fussed about condition and prepared to wait you can get some good deals. Not sure I would quite so optimistic about getting great stuff for a bargain.  :D


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red_bus wrote in MERP Maps:Just had a look at merp items "sold" for ebay (378 items sold recently available to US) -- below...

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I think - as always - the nice quality stuff is still pretty costly, but if you are not too fussed about condition and prepared to wait you can get some good deals. Not sure I would quite so optimistic about getting great stuff for a bargain.  :D


For example, I was surprised to see Empire of the Witch King going for about $40....when I know I used to sell them $100 a pop back in the day if you were lucky enought to find one with the map inside. As always, the 2nd edition MERP stuff goes for premium, but the older stuff (pre-1990) seems to be getting cheaper. As Red Bus says if you aren't too particular about condition you can buy a nice chunk of stuff affordably.

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:13 am 
 

I sold my MERP collection for a fortune several years ago. If they are going cheap now, I may buy back in again. I still have two of the maps in the triangle-shaped boxes, are those the maps you are talking about?


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:55 am 
 

Deadlord wrote in MERP Maps:I sold my MERP collection for a fortune several years ago. If they are going cheap now, I may buy back in again. I still have two of the maps in the triangle-shaped boxes, are those the maps you are talking about?


My recollection is that those are the maps that were bigger, Frank.  Can you post your dimensions, please, and Mike too?


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:48 pm 
 

grodog wrote in MERP Maps:
Deadlord wrote in MERP Maps:I sold my MERP collection for a fortune several years ago. If they are going cheap now, I may buy back in again. I still have two of the maps in the triangle-shaped boxes, are those the maps you are talking about?


My recollection is that those are the maps that were bigger, Frank.  Can you post your dimensions, please, and Mike too?


That seems like a rather personal question.


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JasonZavoda wrote in MERP Maps:
grodog wrote in MERP Maps:
My recollection is that those are the maps that were bigger, Frank.  Can you post your dimensions, please, and Mike too?


That seems like a rather personal question.


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