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Post Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:06 am 
 

Well, it is time for people to get tax refunds, and many are getting partial / full rebates / stimulus checks so I'd expect some higher-than-normal sales for the next month or two. To me, anyway, I think the best times to sell are October - mid- December and then mid-March - mid-May. Others naturally disagree.


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:02 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:57 pm 
 


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I paid less for all the issues I have combined. :lol: (I'm missing 2, and that one isn't one of them.)


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:01 pm 
 

serleran wrote:Well, it is time for people to get tax refunds, and many are getting partial / full rebates / stimulus checks so I'd expect some higher-than-normal sales for the next month or two. To me, anyway, I think the best times to sell are October - mid- December and then mid-March - mid-May. Others naturally disagree.


Stimulus Check???????????????? Where do yo sign up for those????????

But your point is taken.


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:19 pm 
 

yeh we got them too.. actiully a couple.. I didn't get any.. aparently I earned to much last year, so I get the privilage of funding those that don't have a well paying job or don't bother to even to work... aren't I luckly..

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:44 am 
 

Just plain silly. Someone was selling these as part of a lot of 4 newer AH games, and the auction repeatedly passed in for $50.




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Post Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:56 pm 
 

Asinine BIN:




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Post Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:33 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Asinine BIN:


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I would have said he was a noob, but with that much feedback I guess there are too many 'o's in there.


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:05 am 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:Just plain silly. Someone was selling these as part of a lot of 4 newer AH games, and the auction repeatedly passed in for $50.


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Egad, maybe that was a missed opportnity. There was a Seller flogging these off in bulk for essentially AUD12.50 each and this Seller has a bid of AUD90.00 for the same game!!!!! 8O

  


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:48 pm 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:Just plain silly. Someone was selling these as part of a lot of 4 newer AH games, and the auction repeatedly passed in for $50.


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From what I've seen that's actually about average for the price.  The game went out of print quickly and a lot people seem to want copies.


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:40 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Asinine BIN:


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Seller has changed the BIN from $700 to $450.  Still ridiculous.  :?


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:22 am 
 

If he drops it to $250, maybe someone will bite. I'd consider placing mint Ptolus in my shop at that, but I'd have had to have picked them up at $100 a pop to justify it. Like RAR, the presence of the PDF creates a ceiling price lower than it otherwise could be. CZ:UW on the other hand will not be hampered by that problem. The days of cheap CZ:UW are numbered.


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:09 am 
 

Ian - what do you think of Ptolus?  I don't know much about it - although  when it came out it won awards for art and design - and it is meant to be huge and carefully detailed. But would it work with 1st ed AD&D?  Would it be easy to adapt to an old rules campaign or is it grognard-incompatible?


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:43 am 
 

Didnt a Ptolus just sell on ebay for around $160

  

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:53 am 
 

red_bus wrote:Ian - what do you think of Ptolus?  I don't know much about it - although  when it came out it won awards for art and design - and it is meant to be huge and carefully detailed. But would it work with 1st ed AD&D?  Would it be easy to adapt to an old rules campaign or is it grognard-incompatible?

It all depends on how much work you want to do as a DM and how confident you are at DMing on the fly. I would say that you can adapt anything to work with 1E, and as far as detailed cityscapes go, it is one of the most comprehensively detailed cities out there on account of how much Monte Cook and freinds manage to publish.

That said, there are far better cities to work with for a variety of reasons. By far, I still consider Liberty to be the finest designed little cityscape to date. Unfortunately only Thieves' Quarter and Temple Quarter were ever published, so you'd need to do a lot of donkey work yourself. But the map is a masterpiece (and also an award winner).

I also like the feel of what has been written about Yggsburgh, and am now interested in some of the city and townships in Paizo's Pathfinder series. I didn't quite like Bard's Gate or Freeport. They just seemed like the same old crap people pass off from time to time. There is also either of the two decent versions of CSIO (JG's original and Necromancer's) both of which are fantastic products.

So I suppose for me, all I can say is that if I were going to be running a campaign, I'd be looking at either Liberty or the JG original of CSIO. I may consider Yggsburgh, but only if I were intending to run CZ:UW, and even then, I may be tempted to surplant CZ:UW elsewhere. Ptolus at $60 as a PDF is worth it if you have the money and need source material, but if you want value for your money, buy Thieves' Quarter, Temple Quarter, Ring of Thieves, and the Giant poster Map from Cafe Press, and fill in the blanks yourself. Ptolus is purely for collectors. It's not the best playable product in the world.

>CORRECTION< Arcane Quarter is also available for Laberty City, but is not in print. I just added it to my collection, and a quick flick through is very pleasing. Of the remaining quarters to be dealt with, it's the one, both in content and geographical location, that I would have most liked detailed. So I'm a happy chap today.  :D


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:28 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:I didn't quite like Bard's Gate


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But I can understand.

mbassoc2003 wrote:or Freeport.

Map did nothing for me, setting though works, just the presentation a bit off.

I haven't looked at Bluffside in sometime, but I know visually it was interesting, I seem to recall the presentation in the book not being great.

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Post Posted: Sat May 02, 2009 5:07 pm 
 

Another Ptolus with a ridiculously high BIN.  Seller is greatbuybooks2, "great buy" my eye.




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Edit:  The BIN has since been lowered to a slightly less ridiculous level.



Edit 2:  Now the BIN is just under $300


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Post Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 4:22 pm 
 

Golden Dawn, VGC+ Yikes!


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Post Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 10:24 pm 
 

Complete GW Dungeon Floor Plans 1 for $41 with over 2 days to go?  Admittedly, most Dungeon Floor Plans are of unknown completeness and sell for $10 - $15.



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[Edit:  The same seller has a complete Dungeon Rooms at $51.  Again, the set normally sells for much less than $51.



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Post Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 10:30 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:It all depends on how much work you want to do as a DM and how confident you are at DMing on the fly. I would say that you can adapt anything to work with 1E, and as far as detailed cityscapes go, it is one of the most comprehensively detailed cities out there on account of how much Monte Cook and freinds manage to publish.

That said, there are far better cities to work with for a variety of reasons. By far, I still consider Liberty to be the finest designed little cityscape to date. Unfortunately only Thieves' Quarter and Temple Quarter were ever published, so you'd need to do a lot of donkey work yourself. But the map is a masterpiece (and also an award winner).

I also like the feel of what has been written about Yggsburgh, and am now interested in some of the city and townships in Paizo's Pathfinder series. I didn't quite like Bard's Gate or Freeport. They just seemed like the same old crap people pass off from time to time. There is also either of the two decent versions of CSIO (JG's original and Necromancer's) both of which are fantastic products.

So I suppose for me, all I can say is that if I were going to be running a campaign, I'd be looking at either Liberty or the JG original of CSIO. I may consider Yggsburgh, but only if I were intending to run CZ:UW, and even then, I may be tempted to surplant CZ:UW elsewhere. Ptolus at $60 as a PDF is worth it if you have the money and need source material, but if you want value for your money, buy Thieves' Quarter, Temple Quarter, Ring of Thieves, and the Giant poster Map from Cafe Press, and fill in the blanks yourself. Ptolus is purely for collectors. It's not the best playable product in the world.


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