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Post Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:23 pm 
 

The Hackmaster covers of the classic modules were pretty bad.  They weren't serious enough to be an effective homage, and they weren't funny enough to be interesting spoofs.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:28 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:I can only assume that the $750 starting bid on this lot of SPI wargames is utterly ridiculous:


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But what I find even more ridiculous is the seller not wanting to break them up and his Ebay feedback.  Not as bad as some of the people on the shady sellers list but still...  8O   Too bad...there are some nice games in there.




What this sounds like are a bunch of Strategy & Tactics mags missing the magazines most likely (since he doesn't mention them). Wrong time to be selling them as the value of S&Ts seems to be way down. I could see getting $1000 for 50 or so complete (unpunched) older S&Ts even today, but through individual sales. But dirty, basement stored, game only, no picture, from a seller with a fairly bad rep...

  

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:31 pm 
 

mandalaymoon wrote:The Hackmaster covers of the classic modules were pretty bad.  They weren't serious enough to be an effective homage, and they weren't funny enough to be interesting spoofs.


Except for B2 which is lightly humorous in a dark way, but is mostly a redetailing of the adventure and keep. It is about as thick as a supermodule and sells cheaply most of the time. It is just a damn good module, hacked or not, but probably to overproduced to be anything but useful to a DM (rather than collectable).

  

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:09 pm 
 

smarmy1 wrote:I have only been buying HackMaster books for the last year or so hence my perspective on the pricing/availability is somewhat limited; however, the ToExE almost never shows up on Ebay.  I remember a few copies in 2008, but my collection creep had not progressed sufficiently for me to pull the trigger. ;)  The only copy I have seen this past year was available on Noble Knight's site in June for $75.  I think it was listed for three or four weeks, and then it was gone.


Same experience here.

I went over to the Kenzer forum and was able to scrounge up a trade.  Found someone who wanted a specific item, got it for him (~$20) and swapped.

Looked through some old HackJournals recently, and it seems this one must have sold out really fast - it was never listed amongst other products available.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:08 pm 
 

smarmy1 wrote:$60 seems like a fair price; however if you have the cash and don't want to wait, the one on Amazon for $20K is an absolute steal. :)

The seller campus_ministry_support has listed a ToExE without the piercing damage that mine has.  Both of our prices are now under 2K.  :)

  

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:15 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:The seller campus_ministry_support has listed a ToExE without the piercing damage that mine has.  Both of our prices are now under 2K.  :)


Now you should lower yours again and get into a price cutting war

  


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:51 am 
 

I was collecting (and playing) Hackmaster when ToExE came out and even then it was a bit tricky to get hold of (in the UK).  I think my local games shop (Travelling Man) had one copy in (which I bought).  It came out towards the end of the Hackmaster line.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:57 am 
 


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Post Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:07 pm 
 

The Lejendary Adventures core rules have never sold for much, but here's an auction for three used Hekaforge core books that ended at $25.01 plus $5.05 shipping:



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A holiday anomaly, perhaps?

  

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:12 am 
 

am I missing somthing?...



http://cgi.ebay.com/Citybook-VI-Up-Town ... 19b8d785d1



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Post Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:27 am 
 

beasterbrook wrote:am I missing somthing?...


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Aren't these still availble retail?

  


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:30 am 
 

JasonZavoda wrote:
Aren't these still availble retail?


Maybe the first printing was a short run?

I think the citybooks were great. I only used a fraction of the shops but what I did use became staples of my campaigns.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:40 am 
 

JasonZavoda wrote:
Aren't these still availble retail?


The FBI web-site shows them among their 'temporartily out of stock' titles:

#8516 Citybook VI: Uptown (to be reprinted Dec 2009?)

I have it on my 'wanted' list, and will be ordering it when it comes available... a first print is now out of my range  :?

There appears to be no ebay auction history showing for this one - anybody recall recent sales?

  

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:40 am 
 

II and VI are out of print.

They still show up for much less than the $80+ this is showing at the moment.  I've picked up first printings of the whole series over the last several months, and didn't pay big money for any of them (max $15).

  

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:51 pm 
 

There are a couple of printings for the first few books (a Blade version and an FBI version) but neither of them sell for much.  $10-$15 is usually the starting price and they end with 1 or 2 bids.  $80 is a ridiculous price.

The only one that is hard to find and sometimes gets up there in value (maybe in the $40 or $50) range is the UK version of Citybook I.

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:16 pm 
 

We should also note that it is only two bidders driving the price on this at the moment.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:08 pm 
 

Umm.  Wow.  Even more wow than lots of other recent wows:




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I guess I won't be picking one of these up anytime soon ;)


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:50 pm 
 

I know almost nothing about miniatures collecting, but this certainly seems high:




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