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Post Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 11:28 am 
 

Not a silly price, but I thunk people might like the description of the World Atlas.


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:43 am 
 

Sheesh...this one got ugly:




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Post Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:31 am 
 

Shill. The guy is brand new, and bidding stupidly on 3 MERP items by the same seller.


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Post Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:11 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:38 pm 
 

Heh.  Reminds me of a seller I bought from a while back who used to put some of her items with multiple copies up in both BIN and auction formats.  I'd always be amazed at people who'd bid up an item to a price that was significantly over what the same seller was asking for another copy in their store.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:51 pm 
 

With all due respect to Tunnels & Trolls  -- what's going on with this auction?




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Three of these six books are still available from Flying Buffalo.  That leaves Dungeon of the Bear 1, Grimtooth's Traps 1 and Deathtrap Equalizer Dungeon.  How much are they worth separately?  I'd have thought about $10 each. 8O

  

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:59 pm 
 

Have no idea, I know that the winning bidder runs the Hobit Hole site and Outlaw Press. He prints T&T stuff (I'm unsure if he actually does this legally? Does anyone know?) I have bought some zines off him that he writes..

http://www.geocities.com/hobbit_lands/

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 7:01 am 
 

The black box is the rarest T&T box. I saw it rarely on ebay and this one is the first one I see in so excellent condition. I guess it is why they bid so much...

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:40 am 
 

Is it now? I have 3................


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Post Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:46 pm 
 

I have a black box set too -- I think I picked it up on eBay for $10 three or four years ago, so I never thought of it as a rarity.  Obviously the shallow full-colour boxes are easier to get nowadays, and it looks like even the Fiery Dragon 7th edition tin boxes are coming down in price.

Thanks for the link to Outlaw Press, Brette.  Those new adventures look interesting -- I'm going to have to check them out.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:55 pm 
 

Wow - talk about inflated call of Cthulhu prices.  

Just look at the idiot high bidder on this one  8O



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Post Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 1:44 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:Wow - talk about inflated call of Cthulhu prices.  
Just look at the idiot high bidder on this one  8O


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You don't fancy keeping some and selling some to even out your costs do you? Totally missed these - how come you never posted to the Interesting Items thread?  :roll:  :lol:

  

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 2:29 pm 
 

Nice one Red_bus, I think I have only seen one of these come up for auction in the last year or so and it also went for big $$$.

Do you know what the size of the print run was on those?

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:54 pm 
 

I could possibly be tempted to break it up - or trade some/all for a copy of Courting Madness (if anyone here is interested)  :D

I think that you might see these up again, even if only 250 were produced, it wasn't that long ago - and I am not sure how many were bought originally.  I wonder also if this set might be slightly different from the one Grodog bought a year ago (almost exactly if I recall)... ???


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Post Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 4:57 pm 
 

A. Scott Glancy had mentioned in one of the DG threads on Yog-Sothoth that after Gencon he was going to post what he had left for sale.

He apparently had found a box of some of the out-of-print stuff and was going to try to sell it at Gencon and anything left he would put up for sale.

I PM'd him last week reminding him to post the info but have not seen him do so yet.


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Post Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 5:08 pm 
 

Yes, I think I remember that - he had some early Unspeakable Oaths and possibly some other nice stuff  :bounce:


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Post Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 6:33 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:Yes, I think I remember that - he had some early Unspeakable Oaths and possibly some other nice stuff  :bounce:


we spoke to a guy at gencon with some of them. we were about to buy them all til we saw how much he wanted to sell em for....

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:44 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:Yes, I think I remember that - he had some early Unspeakable Oaths and possibly some other nice stuff  :bounce:


I haven't heard back either, but I picked up the two true first/pre-pub TUO#1s there.  I didn't see anything else at the booth that looked rare.  The edition was signed/numbered @ 250, but Tynes told me that the stock that he had left when I bought my old TUOs from him c. 1993 was damaged/incomplete/water stained, so there's likely far fewer than 250 out there (he had said that they never sold well).  

Dennis Detwiller does have an art book that he's doing now, IIRC from his blog; it may contain the two images that he did in the set.  (Steven, I think our sets are identical, though I'll have to go check to confirm).  

(PS - I'm also looking for Courting Madness too :D ).


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