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

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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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Post Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:09 am 
 

The seller is uncertain of the publication date:

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2021 1:54 pm 
 

My character sheet of choice from back in the day.
Fond memories indeed. (I guess not difficult to find as a pdf if I were to get back to the dungeon)


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i thought this looked interesting but didn't bid. is this a 'homebrew' type of publication? I thought it would go for much more

anyone know anything about it?

  

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:55 pm 
 

Ditto!
I never heard about that game and didnt find any detail in the net...


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2021 3:24 am 
 

I didn't see it.
For that price it would have been worth picking up regardless of what it was.
It's format is in keeping with the products that were play tested at conventions back in those days.


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2021 5:43 pm 
 

Just a guess, but I think it may be a Circus Maximus variant produced by a war-game club.


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i thought this looked interesting but didn't bid. is this a 'homebrew' type of publication? I thought it would go for much more

anyone know anything about it?


Based on what I could see of the rules, it was a play-by-mail game.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:03 am 
 

Does anyone run a PBM or by email game? Try and resurrect that old school vibe


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:09 am 
 

This is not exactly "interesting" but funny:

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Unless it has been produced for a specific scope (like a con or similar), i wonder why on earth someone should buy one of these mini...


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:23 am 
 

Maybe i am wrong, but i have no memory of someone who mentioned this convention...

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According to the artwork it'd be related to frpgs... If it is in Texas, then it'd be closer to rpgs than other states...


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:32 am 
 

aia wrote in Interesting Non-TSR Items Currently on eBay:This is not exactly "interesting" but funny:

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Unless it has been produced for a specific scope (like a con or similar), i wonder why on earth someone should buy one of these mini...

I think people bought things like that just for the fun of painting. I don't think they ever intended them to be played with. Like the dwarf on stilts, or the vorpal kitty which is stupidly difficult to find and just as pointless. Wasn't there a goblin rock band or something too?


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aia wrote in Interesting Non-TSR Items Currently on eBay:This is not exactly "interesting" but funny:

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Unless it has been produced for a specific scope (like a con or similar), i wonder why on earth someone should buy one of these mini...


That’s a bargain too, those random (non playing minis) were quite rare


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2021 2:12 pm 
 

aia wrote in Interesting Non-TSR Items Currently on eBay:This is not exactly "interesting" but funny:

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Unless it has been produced for a specific scope (like a con or similar), i wonder why on earth someone should buy one of these mini...


What are you talking about? Doesn't anyone around here understand strategy & tactics as depicted in fiction? Where to begin...

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:00 am 
 

Aren’t you aware that it’s not a facility to defecate in, but actually a gunge tank, just beware of pulling the chain

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Post Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2021 12:38 am 
 

Funny finding:

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This seems to be a JG product in the world of discs...  :D


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UK edition... It is rather uncommon...


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aia wrote in Interesting Non-TSR Items Currently on eBay:Funny finding:

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This seems to be a JG product in the world of discs...  :D



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Post Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:45 pm 
 

Are you kidding? A mini of a dwarf on the porcelain throne? I'd get 3. One for my keychain, two to use in dioramas. The toilet could be magical, -50% chance to have constipation and an unseen servant inside for wiping.


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