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Post Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2021 12:46 am 
 

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2021 12:59 am 
 

This used to go for higher values than this BIN:

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Something for anyone who collects foreign non-TSR D&D. There are nine of these modules in total, pretty similar to the stuff coming out of the UK at the time in feel, cartography, etc. But they're pretty rare. I see maybe one or two copies cropping up a year. A fair price too.

Nine as in nine different ones, not nine modules printed, right?


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:40 am 
 

Deadlord wrote in Interesting Non-TSR Items Currently on eBay:Nine as in nine different ones, not nine modules printed, right?


Yep. Nine different modules put out by Le Dernier Cercle.
That said, don't imagine the print runs were very high. I've been watching them for years and they very rarely come up. Maybe its a cultural thing. Maybe the French do not believe in buying and selling on eBay as a culture the way others do? Or maybe they just bin stuff when they are done, or stick it all in storage as 'family property' handed down through generations. Who knows? But if I were watching a UK published product line, and say so few copies making it to market, I'd be guessing at print runs of a couple of hundred units a piece.
Do any of our French members remember these being available in local games stores back in the late 80's? Or were these mail order only?
Either way, pretty high quality products for the time, and stupidly rare and difficult to read in the English speaking world.
Maybe one day I'll translate one.

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2021 3:14 pm 
 

Yes print runs was low (around 200-300 copies). Le Dernier Cercle modules were French generic modules with one of the highest run among all French generic modules.
There is several publishers like this one:
- AMJ with 8 modules (4 in A5 format, 4 in A4 format).
- Nouvelles Editions Fantastiques (NEF), with 9 modules (some are very rare, perhaps less than 30-40 copies), 2 are in similar quality to Dernier cercle.
- Editions du Dragon Ludique with 2 modules (very rares too), similar in quality to Dernier cercle.
- Nergal with two modules, similar in quality to Dernier cercle.
Some others (Etoile du Sud, Epopée F-M, Thierry Lacoste, Polyèdre, Schizoïde). Less than 5 copies of each module made by these publishers still exist.
Most of them were sold locally or by mail order.

I have an old picture with some of them.

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:24 am 
 

ashmire13 wrote in Interesting Non-TSR Items Currently on eBay:
Decent prices


I'd say great scores considering that content looked uncut and unused!


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:03 am 
 

I know it'd not be labeled interesting and it is an italian product, but this deserves a 5 mintues glory here:

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Translated it'd be "Battlecows - Fights between armored cows"

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:25 am 
 

Italian version of Battle Cattle. There's also a second edition, and a line of minis that go with it.  8O


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Seller has a few issues at reasonable prices.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:36 am 
 

I never realized that there is a version of Galloway's Fantasy Wargaming with the same size of the !e hardbacks!

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My copy is definitely smaller that this version... Is there anywhere i can understand the different printings/editions?


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Post Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:22 am 
 

aia wrote in Interesting Non-TSR Items Currently on eBay:My copy is definitely smaller that this version... Is there anywhere i can understand the different printings/editions?


I think stratochamp mentioned having four, which are possibly:

1. The original 1981 UK edition (which I have never seen, & don't know if it has hardback or paperback binding)
2. The 1982 US version, the nicely produced hardback in the auction
3. The US book-club edition, a hardback with a dustjacket & uneven page edges
4. Maybe the UK book-club edition? Perhaps strato can fill us in.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:18 am 
 

1) 1981 Patrick Stephens (UK hardcover printing, larger than digest-sized but shorter than 11" tall)
2) 1982 hardcover
3) 1982 book club printing (digest sized)
4) 1984 hardcover (2nd printing of the 1982 hardcover)


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stratochamp wrote in Interesting Non-TSR Items Currently on eBay:1) 1981 Patrick Stephens (UK hardcover printing, larger than digest-sized but shorter than 11" tall)
2) 1982 hardcover
3) 1982 book club printing (digest sized)
4) 1984 hardcover (2nd printing of the 1982 hardcover)


I think the first 3 had paper dustjackets but the 4) the image is printed right on the hardcover cover - is that correct?

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:49 am 
 

Mars wrote in Interesting Non-TSR Items Currently on eBay:
I think the first 3 had paper dustjackets but the 4) the image is printed right on the hardcover cover - is that correct?


I don't remember ever seeing a dust jacket on #2 or #4 in stores (which both have the the image on the cover, I think), but #3 has a dust jacket & a plain cover underneath.

What distinguishes #2 from #4? I don't see a printing notation in my copy.

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:38 am 
 

Hard to find Pagan CoC item.

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A bit pricy, but then again, in this market.. who knows?


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