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Post Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:47 pm 
 

faro wrote:So much for "buyer's market". :)

Outliers ... there's always going to be those outliers in any set of data.  8)

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Post Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:51 pm 
 

Got a smile here, anyhow...
Would have been tempted to think bidder #1 was having a laugh at the amount of the max. bid were it not for that final underbid being so close to the auction close and thus not enough time to retract if accidentally taking the lead.

Thing is (as you know), that ain't a low number; coming as it did after the GW deal when the circulation increased approximately six-fold. They should be about as common as it gets 'zine-side and rather less likely to have been thrown away than most, too.

Thankfully it ain't one of the 'zines that went awol at uni here since I'd've thought those previous £5-6 prices were already close to top-end.
Good luck on picking that one up, Brette.


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Post Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:56 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:Outliers ... there's always going to be those outliers in any set of data.  8)


Agreed, even if it takes two to tango on eBay. ;)

Even that third bid ain't exactly low and they'd've probably come back for more, I guess...



Was kinda icing on the cake to the previous batch;


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Just a bit up from that $70-ish for #1-7 I think it was on the auction way-back that I missed totally. Thought that was a bit of an "oops" at the time... :)


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Post Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:59 pm 
 

by low I mean single digit.. usually Dragonlaords show up a bit often around the issue 16 to 22 odd, these issues seem to be more common.. still few and far between, although The beholder has seen a far few for sale lately (but they were reprinted quite a bit I suppose).. its a bit of hit and miss with them of course.. still lots to go....

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Post Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:19 pm 
 

Umm... my # 15 is green.

Is that the camera playing tricks, or are my eyes failing?  (or is there a reprinting I don't know about?)


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Post Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:53 pm 
 

prob playing tricks.. it looks like mine though..

http://www.arielarchives.com/Brett/maga ... rds15.html

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Post Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:04 pm 
 

yup... mine's like that.

I haven't seen your index before, so I'll be busy for a little while...

Thanks, Brett :)


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Post Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:12 pm 
 

davidc wrote:Umm... my # 15 is green.

Is that the camera playing tricks, or are my eyes failing?  (or is there a reprinting I don't know about?)

Bluish-green, as with yours and Brette's. Easy enough to end up with pale blue either with a dodgy camera, poor color correction without having the original in front to compare or if adjusting to minimise faults. Not that that couldn't be a genuine variation given difficulty in obtaining paper stock for an increased circulation or any other similar reason.
(The seller in question quotes everything as being a "first and only" print, regardless, it appears. A pity since their UOs and TBHs went /relatively/ low when that was genuinely the case...).

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Messed up the camera angle, so apologies for the rotation artifacts. ;)


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Post Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:26 pm 
 

re. DL;
beasterbrook wrote:by low I mean single digit..

*nods*. That tallies, with variation by issue dependent as much on profile in WD or at cons as anything else it seems. Adjusting print run in line with those wouldn't be unheard of but I don't recall spotting anything about that in the 'zine to confirm/deny.

beasterbrook wrote:, although The beholder has seen a far few for sale lately (but they were reprinted quite a bit I suppose)..

Still don't know quite how many reprints on those... Doesn't help, either, to have to deal with the overlapping earlier in the run when trying to work that out!


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Post Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:56 pm 
 

davidc wrote:yup... mine's like that.

I haven't seen your index before, so I'll be busy for a little while...

Thanks, Brett :)


needs updating.. but I'm going wiki style I think easier for other people to do and indexing etc..

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:02 am 
 

faro wrote:re. DL;

Still don't know quite how many reprints on those... Doesn't help, either, to have to deal with the overlapping earlier in the run when trying to work that out!


a lot of small print runs for a zine thats for sure, hard to know as did reprints only on issues that ran out etc... you actively collecting the print runs? I don't think I will be, althought I do have a copy of examples of the different prints...

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:30 pm 
 

faro wrote:Messed up the camera angle, so apologies for the rotation artifacts. ;)


The "rotation artifacts" appear perfectly aligned.  :twisted:


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:37 pm 
 

beasterbrook wrote:a lot of small print runs for a zine thats for sure, hard to know as did reprints only on issues that ran out etc... you actively collecting the print runs? I don't think I will be, althought I do have a copy of examples of the different prints...

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Mostly only collating the print runs to enter into the master spreadsheet and trying to make some sense of those, Brette! As you'll have noticed, no doubt, it's a bit more clear-cut for the later reprints where the /whole/ (original) series was apparently reprinted at once (for con sales, for example), but delving into the earlier reprints does require cross-checking against editorial comments and suchlike. :)

Had been putting together a spare set or two over time only generally where those were relatively "sensibly" priced - aiming £5 average, say - either for freebies or swaps, without getting into any "bidding wars".


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:42 pm 
 

benjoshua wrote:The "rotation artifacts" appear perfectly aligned.  :twisted:

*rofl* :lol:
£31 per $ apparently, these days. Tips not included...

I'll resist the temptation to scan any of the similar covers, for now! Hardly a novel sales pitch, eh, but just a bit more tasteful than WD#5? ;)


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:44 pm 
 

beasterbrook wrote:needs updating.. but I'm going wiki style I think easier for other people to do and indexing etc..

=> http://wiki.acaeum.com/wiki/ ?


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:12 pm 
 

faro wrote:
Had been putting together a spare set or two over time only generally where those were relatively "sensibly" priced - aiming £5 average, say - either for freebies or swaps, without getting into any "bidding wars".


ah yes.. the prices are a bit "off" at the moment thats for sure...

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:03 pm 
 

This is just crazy:



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Post Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:33 pm 
 



Did Silver Wolf Publishing run out of these?  The website says 100+ are available, and the site was revamped in June.



I read your response to my other post about these li'l guys.  Ron Lim did the artwork for the Holocaustic Dungeons - Limited Edition.  Did he do the art for some of the other books, too?

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:51 pm 
 

very crazy.. but remember I think I was about the only one who actually had coppies of these until you tracked em down.. i think from looking I oririonally could only find 2-3 web sites that even mentioned the games they did...

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:55 pm 
 

Pretty much the only art is only the cover art.  I would really have to dig these out to check who did the others and I think they are somewhat buried in my closet.

The impression I got is that he might have had more copies somewhere else in storage but he never sent the other copy of the limited edition.  At the time I was happy just to get them.  I remember I initially paid for them to be shipped by "Parcel Post -Air" (that's how long ago it was) but he said the post office would only let him send them by Surface and after 3 months they never arrived.  Then he only had 2 of the limited edition books around.  Most of the books were fine but I remember a couple of them (possibly the limited versions) had some dampness damage and also the boxes for the full sets had some staining.

I think I was asking $100 or $125 for the full set of these and couldn't entice either TFM or Lofenloc with them but now I see them bidding up a single book to $66.  Maybe if I asked more, it would have sold.  I had it for sale for a long time and ended up dumping it on Ebay in the my first batch of auctions.

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