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Post Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:27 pm 
 

What is this? I've never seen or heard of it before I saw this auction.



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... Track=true


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 1:40 am 
 

clangador wrote:What is this? I've never seen or heard of it before I saw this auction.



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... Track=true




   I don't know, but look who is bidding on it and how high it is going.



   Must be something worthwhile.   8)


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 3:02 am 
 

It's pretty rare, and only about the sixth copy or so I've ever seen on eBay.  It's a compendium of monsters and loot, of the magical and technological persuasions.  Good, fun stuff!


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 3:54 am 
 

And what I thought would be my final snipe is already well beat.  Time for a rethink.  Now how much is that Otus signature going to add?

  


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 10:50 am 
 

johnhuck wrote:And what I thought would be my final snipe is already well beat. Time for a rethink. Now how much is that Otus signature going to add?




That's the question of the hour!  grodog ponders a trip up to Erol's home before leaving the bay area to get some books signed....


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 11:03 am 
 

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johnhuck wrote:And what I thought would be my final snipe is already well beat. Time for a rethink. Now how much is that Otus signature going to add?




That's the question of the hour! grodog ponders a trip up to Erol's home before leaving the bay area to get some books signed....




Wait!  Let me send you some of mine first!   :lol:

  

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 12:51 pm 
 

I'm still kicking myself for not bidding on the auction where Grodog won his copy.  Booty and the Beasts and some Arduin stuff.  What was the final price of that auction again Grodog?

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 4:40 pm 
 

I think you meant me. I got Booty and an Arduin boxed set.


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 7:51 pm 
 

Yeah, it was Deadlord. The auction was for a couple of RPG items, but nothing valuable or uncommon. But in the picture you could see Booty tucked in to the mix.



Or rather, Frank saw it tucked in there. All the rest of us saw it after the auction had finished and been posted in the Fun Finds thread. He got it for a steal.



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Post Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 8:02 pm 
 

mdr003 wrote:Yeah, it was Deadlord. The auction was for a couple of RPG items, but nothing valuable or uncommon. But in the picture you could see Booty tucked in to the mix.


I thought Allan picked up his in that manner- rather than as a stand-alone copy- at ~$100-125 rather than the "usual $200-300"?

(Was around about March 18th, but I can't find my copy of the eBay page just now).



Frank's was BIN'd from France later on, no?



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Post Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 8:19 pm 
 

Oh, that is possible. I don't know.


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 8:35 pm 
 

Deadlord36 wrote:Oh, that is possible. I don't know.


*g*. Aha, I found the auction...

(Along with that Necromican I won, too).



OK, not technically "BIN'd"... Same difference! ;)

  


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 4:21 am 
 

I paid about $120 for mine IIRC, and it did come with a few other books (an Arduin III reprint, and some geomorphs, perhaps???  Been too long...).  



In any event, the B&B prices have been reaching into the realm of Warriors of Mars, in the past year+


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 4:25 am 
 

grodog wrote:In any event, the B&B prices have been reaching into the realm of Warriors of Mars, in the past year+


With or without the assistance of a certain reseller? :P

I haven't exactly seen that many other copies in the past year of either...



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Post Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 5:34 am 
 

harami2000 wrote:
With or without the assistance of a certain reseller? :P





me?  :oops:



  


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 8:17 am 
 

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harami2000 wrote:
With or without the assistance of a certain reseller? :P



me? :oops:


For a change, no. ;)

Was <keepontheborderlands> (r.i.p. :D) that time; Warriors of Mars



What was a $100-150 item suddenly became a $300+ item largely thanks to his repeated attempts to captialise on a single resale.

A large enough number of people were finally convinced in their minds that the book was now "worth" that, because they'd "seen it before" at that price (in reality one of his several failed attempts to sell before he finally snagged a sale).

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I presume the next one up would automatically follow suit. (What d'ya think, Stephen?).

  

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 8:51 am 
 

I would guess, based on the scarcity of it, that it is as rare as DG or Misty. It really is a neat book. I didn't get a chance to read it until I gbot the second copy, I wasn't going to read the signed one. And it does indeed reference many of the spells in the Necromican.


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 5:16 pm 
 

What I'm curious about is that the Fantasy Art Enterprises books seem to fall into the following frequency pattern, from most common to least common:




  1. Necromican
  2. Booty & the Beasts
  3. Magical and Technological Items Cards [tie]
  4. Geomorphic Mini Dungeon Modules [tie]



I've seen multiple copies of both 1 and 2, only one copy of 3 or 4 ever sold (not counting the other set that Frank bought---I'm only counting the ones that I failed to bid on at that time).



Does that square with everyone else's perceptions?


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:03 pm 
 

Sounds right. I would guess the reason is that a book is easier to keep/maintain that separate sheets, and a lot of people probably cut up their cards.

You know, I think my card sets are signed, too, as well as my Necromican. I'll have to check.


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 9:12 pm 
 

Deadlord36 wrote:Sounds right. I would guess the reason is that a book is easier to keep/maintain that separate sheets, and a lot of people probably cut up their cards.

You know, I think my card sets are signed, too, as well as my Necromican. I'll have to check.




I'd definitely interested in the geos and cards if you decide to get rid of them Frank :D


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