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Post Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 1:39 am 
 

Hey, let's talk about collecting Thieves Guild, the most interesting game publications since God challenged Adam to checkers.

    I like most everything about Thieves Guild, including the low production values and dicey artwork.  

    I'm planning my next campaign with everyone required (in 3.5 rules) to put at least half of their levels into rogue.

   What say ye?  Anyone else here collect these delightful flights of fancy?  What is in your collection?

   Anyone have anything really rare from this line?

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 2:45 am 
 

The only really rare items I'm aware of are the Prince of Thieves tourney from GenCon East (1 or 2, I don't recall), and the TG stickers to put onto your binders :D


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 3:06 am 
 

I know Different Worlds has these publications.  Does DW have the Prince of Thieves publication?  What about a core rules set?


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 7:30 am 
 

I love these..but then I enjoy playing thieves.
I have all of their Fantasy products, but none of the Traveller stuff (would be interested in knowing if that is any good). I just wish it would see print again  :wink:  :wink:

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 8:53 am 
 

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This Prince of Thieves?

  


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 9:02 am 
 

Also, these were mailed at first as periodicals, right? Not in the sense of Magazine but in the sense that they wanted to produce and ship one a month to subscribers. If I got this right, then I think the original shipped format for the first few would have to be rare. No?

  

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 11:55 am 
 

I have #2 and #3 and #4 in the original format...loose leaf, meant to be kept in a three ring binder.  I missed out on #1 recently because I was impossibly stupid.  

  Gamelords seems to have dropped that format for #5 and up, but do not quote me.

   Nice taunting on that Prince of Thieve publication.  I can almost taste the ink.

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 6:08 pm 
 

I will look through my extras this weekend and will prepare a PM for you.  8)

  


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 8:50 pm 
 

I like the Gamelords stuff.  Duel Arcane and especially Monday Morning Manager (I got it for completeness) are hard to get.  As far as I know, Thieves' Guild I-V and The Free City of Haven came 3-hole punched before being issued in bound form.  There may be others.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 9:03 pm 
 

This should be the list of Fantasy Products released through Gamelords

1901 Thieves Guild 1 - Rule book (loose leaf) with red 2inch binder
Thieves Guild Box Set
1902 Thieves Guild 2 - Lurkers in the Dark (loose leaf)
1902 TG2 bound
1903 Thieves Guild 3 - The Duke's Dress Ball (loose leaf)
1903 TG3 bound
1904 Thieves Guild 4 (loose leaf)
1904 TG4 bound
1905 Thieves Guild 5 (loose leaf)
1905 TG5 bound
1906 Thieves Guild 6
1907 Thieves Guild 7
1908 Thieves Guild 8
1909 Thieves Guild 9 - Escape from the Ashwood Mines
1910 Thieves Guild 10 - Bandit Gangs and Caravans
Thieves' Guild Special #1 Prince of Thieves '81
1930 - Haven, Volume I: The Free City of Haven (loose leaf)
1930 - Haven, Volume I: The Free City of Haven (Box Set)
1931 - Haven, Volume II: Secrets of the Labyrinth
1934 - City of the Sacred Flame
1935 - Within the Tyrant's Demesne
1938 - Lair of the Freebooters
1953 - The Phantastical Phantasmagorical Montie Haul Dungeon
1954 - The Mines of Keridaev
1955 - Demon Pits of Caeldo
The Compleat Tavern

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 1:22 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:I know Different Worlds has these publications. Does DW have the Prince of Thieves publication? What about a core rules set?


Tadashi doesn't have physical copies of PoT, but I scanned my copy for him, that may be reprinted as well.  We definitely have copies of the core rules, too.


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 12:23 pm 
 

FYI.  Here's a product list that appeared in the TG 2nd edition boxed set.

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Some things are obviously missing, but it is interesting.  The only fantasy-related item not on the two lists that I'm aware of is Duel Arcane (1980), a mage combat system based on shapeshifting magic.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 4:00 pm 
 

And, IIRC, the only Phoenix Games frp product that wasn't published by Gamelords was The Lost Abbey of Calthonwey.  Unfortunately, Tadashi doesn't own the rights to that title, so we can't reprint it without tracking down the original authors (or whoever owns the rights to the Phoenix Games lines) :(


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 4:44 pm 
 

Whats 'Calthonwey' like?

  

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 5:41 pm 
 

nn wrote:Whats 'Calthonwey' like?


well allan is the one to ask on that one, cos it took him a loooooooooooong time to get his hands on that one :D



  


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 7:14 pm 
 

Felt like aeons ;)  Alas, it's back in KS, though, so I can't refresh my memory with any useful details for another 2 weeks (when I move back permanently).


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 11:15 pm 
 

It's well-thought out, and the cover art is good.  I especially like the map work.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 2:33 am 
 

Are the items listed on the Different Worlds website reprints of Thieves Guild products?

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Post Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 9:28 am 
 

No, they're all original Gamelords 1st or 2nd printings (I don't think there are many, if any, three-hole-punched printings of the first TG books).


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:22 pm 
 

Actually, I cannot seem to buy anything BUT three-hole punched editions.   :lol:   :lol:  :lol:


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