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Post Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:46 am 
 

Yeah the stickers came separate, I think the purchasers put the stickers on the binders.
And congratulations on completing the series, I take it you got the different printings or you just went for 1 of each item?

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:57 am 
 

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I got one of the stickers yesterday.

It is possible that my Thieves Guild quest is at an end.

Perhaps, I need a binder.  My impression is that Gamelords just put stickers on a set of binders that they bought.  Nothing special about the binders themselves...just that they were handy to put stickers on.

What do you think?


I had one of the binders myself. Sturdy blue plastic (though it ended up  cracking at the top of the spine. Just the sticker on the cover to make it gamelords. Forget who made the binder

  

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:08 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:Yeah the stickers came separate, I think the purchasers put the stickers on the binders.
And congratulations on completing the series, I take it you got the different printings or you just went for 1 of each item?

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:10 pm 
 

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I had one of the binders myself. Sturdy blue plastic (though it ended up  cracking at the top of the spine. Just the sticker on the cover to make it gamelords. Forget who made the binder


I have seen a picture of a red binder and I have heard of a brown binder.

Over on Tome of Treasures, there was a discussion between two people with red binders...both from the same binder company...which might indicate that at least some of the binder/sticker sets came...um...pre-stuck.


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:19 pm 
 

Are the binder versions the older prints? Or, are the magazine versions?

Sorry, just got some of them a while ago and wanted to know which was what.


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:42 pm 
 

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I have seen a picture of a red binder and I have heard of a brown binder.

Over on Tome of Treasures, there was a discussion between two people with red binders...both from the same binder company...which might indicate that at least some of the binder/sticker sets came...um...pre-stuck.


Mine was a dark blue three ring binder. I picked it up from a collection so I can'ts ay if it was sold as a binder or just the sticker.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:22 pm 
 

serleran wrote:Are the binder versions the older prints? Or, are the magazine versions?

Sorry, just got some of them a while ago and wanted to know which was what.


Binder versions are the early prints, which only exist for the first 5, 6-10 are only the latter.

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:04 pm 
 

Greeting all, happened to be searching my father's name and came across this thread.  Thougt I'd register and respond in an uber-post

Cameron wrote:Hey there. Anyone have a copy of TG1 (either edition, any condition... including a scan) they'd be willing to part with?

I'm actually working on a non-D20 project and am interested in procuring the Thieves' World license for a possible reboot (with some of the original writers). The original book is the only one I can't get my hands on. I have emailed Tadashi, but haven't gotten a response yet.


Assuming you meant the Thieve's  Guild, :-), I'd love to see that.  Gamelords and Thieve's Guild was a big part of my father's life and it broke his heart to see it go under.  I have many cool memories involving Gamelords and it's people.  My father, Rich Meyer, Michael Watkins, Janet Troutvetter, Al Hipkins and more.

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Yes, that would be great.  I've been in touch with him in the past, as has Tadashi, but the last email address I had went bad.


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There would probably be fewer strange looks today...with Conan O'Brien as a well-known name.

Funny how many people can properly pronouce O'Brien's first name ("COH-nun") and yet they insist that Howard's character is "coh-NAN."

Kids today have all sorts of bizzare names (as we have discussed elsewhere).

My brother-in-law seriously wanted to name his first son Fahfrd (as in...."and the Grey Mouser").

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I'm betting it got a somewhat chilly reception back then too.  Seeing as how my father made the decision to name me Conan because he was reading one of Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian stories, (Tower of the Elephant if you're interested), I'm just glad he wasn't reading about Norse Mythology.  I'm sure it would have been worse if I'd been named Thor or Loki.

My father always asserted that Robert E. Howard's pronunciation was "COH-nin" and that's how I've pronounced it my whole life.  Sure hope I got it right!


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:19 pm 
 

ConanLloyd wrote:Greeting all, happened to be searching my father's name and came across this thread.  Thougt I'd register and respond in an uber-post



I'm betting it got a somewhat chilly reception back then too.  Seeing as how my father made the decision to name me Conan because he was reading one of Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian stories, (Tower of the Elephant if you're interested), I'm just glad he wasn't reading about Norse Mythology.  I'm sure it would have been worse if I'd been named Thor or Loki.

My father always asserted that Robert E. Howard's pronunciation was "COH-nin" and that's how I've pronounced it my whole life.  Sure hope I got it right!


That's the way I've always said it myself.

Welcome to the boards. Not many people around tonight for some reason, but I'm sure you will get several who'd like to talk with you about Gamelords. a few of us are trying to preserve the history of gaming and I think people are just realizing how much of it is slipping away.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:27 pm 
 

I have to admit to a sense of pride when I hear of Thieve's Guild refered to as a piece of gaming history.

I look forward to any help I can provide.  The irony of finding this thread is the 20th anniversary of my father's death was this past Wednesday and I was waxing nostalgic.


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:10 pm 
 

ConanLloyd wrote:I have to admit to a sense of pride when I hear of Thieve's Guild refered to as a piece of gaming history.

I look forward to any help I can provide.  The irony of finding this thread is the 20th anniversary of my father's death was this past Wednesday and I was waxing nostalgic.


This is a good place to stop by. We are all dealing with a lot of nostalgia here.

Gaming has inspired a lot of people and brought excitement and adventure in a positive way to how many generations now, two going on three?

Any history, any stories about that time you'd like to share would be welcome.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:17 pm 
 

Glad to see you found your way here Conan.  Thieves Guild/Haven is some of the better material produced for its time and still can hold up to what is released today I feel.  Anything you want to share in terms of memories will be appreciated.  I'm interested in knowing sort of what the former employees of Gamelords are doing nowadays if you know.

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:41 pm 
 

I haven't heard from Michael Watkins or Al Hipkins in many years, but I did catch up to Janet Troutvetter a few years back.  She's a graphic artist and was with a firm in Silverspring, MD

Walter Hunt is an author, having published his Dark Wing series.  It's a really good Sci-Fi read.  He and Rich Meyer both live in Mass.

Gamelords was run our of our basement in Gaitherburg, MD  I rememberr watching them do manual paste up for the modules.  In fact I think I still have original paste ups in my mother's basement up in Michigan.

I think it was the first printing of Thieve's Guild II that had us up pulling an all-nighter hand collating the  issues.  Many hours walking around a table at Balmar printing.  I remember thinking it was cool because I got the next day off of school.

As a professional geek now, I do get a kick out of the fact that the work was done on a couple of TRS-80s


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:58 pm 
 

ConanLloyd wrote:I haven't heard from Michael Watkins or Al Hipkins in many years, but I did catch up to Janet Troutvetter a few years back.  She's a graphic artist and was with a firm in Silverspring, MD

Walter Hunt is an author, having published his Dark Wing series.  It's a really good Sci-Fi read.  He and Rich Meyer both live in Mass.

Gamelords was run our of our basement in Gaitherburg, MD  I rememberr watching them do manual paste up for the modules.  In fact I think I still have original paste ups in my mother's basement up in Michigan.

I think it was the first printing of Thieve's Guild II that had us up pulling an all-nighter hand collating the  issues.  Many hours walking around a table at Balmar printing.  I remember thinking it was cool because I got the next day off of school.

As a professional geek now, I do get a kick out of the fact that the work was done on a couple of TRS-80s


With the cassette tape drive?

We've had a big discussion about the Thieves Guild notebooks. Do you remember if you just sold the Thieves Guild stickers to put on the notebooks or if you guys put them on and sold them with the notebooks? (If you know what i am refering to).

  


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:14 am 
 

Our "trash-80s" had disk drives as I recall.

Sorry, I can't remember how the stickers were done.  It was a long time ago and I was but a wee lad.  I know we did the binders for people at conventions, but I don't remember if we sent them out that way.


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:31 am 
 

ConanLloyd wrote:Our "trash-80s" had disk drives as I recall.

Sorry, I can't remember how the stickers were done.  It was a long time ago and I was but a wee lad.  I know we did the binders for people at conventions, but I don't remember if we sent them out that way.


Cool. That's more than we've been able to gather so far. I had one of the binders and the person I picked it up from said he got it that way no one here remembered definitely whether they were sold that way or not.

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:20 am 
 

Anyone have any idea on the possible current market value for the loose leaf Thieves Guild supplements and the stickers?

I have a set of 1 through 5 and Prince of Thieves mint in ziplocks, and a minty Thieves Guild folder sticker. Don't know whether to sell seperately of as a job lot.


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:47 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:Anyone have any idea on the possible current market value for the loose leaf Thieves Guild supplements and the stickers?

I have a set of 1 through 5 and Prince of Thieves mint in ziplocks, and a minty Thieves Guild folder sticker. Don't know whether to sell seperately of as a job lot.


i bought suppl.1-5 (1st print) in minty mintous conditions in july for about 10 bucks each (they were sold separately)...


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:50 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:Anyone have any idea on the possible current market value for the loose leaf Thieves Guild supplements and the stickers?

I have a set of 1 through 5 and Prince of Thieves mint in ziplocks, and a minty Thieves Guild folder sticker. Don't know whether to sell seperately of as a job lot.

not good time to sell these imo. prices below value of the material recently
as a bundle the stickers might save that a bit + condition should help but would still be lucky with more than high bin around $90 together. try $99.99 or best offer??

  
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