Any Demand for Sea Kings of the Purple Towns
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Post Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:48 am 
 

I have owned this for a while and was wondering if there is any demand for it?  I rarely if ever see it on Ebay and Amazon doesn't have a listing for it.  It is a Stormbringer/Elric supplement.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 1:07 pm 
 

I've never heard of it either.


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 1:57 pm 
 

I have no idea, but based on these two auctions I'd say there isn't much demand....



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Post Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 3:54 pm 
 

It is a very frequent supplement. An interesting book but not rare at all.

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:34 am 
 

Sea Kings of the Purple Towns by Chaosium is something that I would expect to pay less than $20 for at auction, at least on average. I wouldn't expect to take more than a month for one to sell for that price.



There are 4 "buy it now" offers on Ebay that sell this for just under $20 right now:



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Most Stormbringer/Elric product is fairly easy to come by.

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:26 am 
 

Everyone go away.  Stormbringer and Elric stuff sucks.  Sucks a lot.   :evil:

   Seriously, though:  One gets some perspective on game collecting when one reads that $20 is cheap.

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 6:29 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:Everyone go away.  Stormbringer and Elric stuff sucks.  Sucks a lot.   :evil:

   Seriously, though:  One gets some perspective on game collecting when one reads that $20 is cheap.

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got to say i dont know an awful lot about this stuff. any good?

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:43 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:
MShipley88 wrote:Everyone go away.  Stormbringer and Elric stuff sucks.  Sucks a lot.   :evil:

   Seriously, though:  One gets some perspective on game collecting when one reads that $20 is cheap.

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got to say i dont know an awful lot about this stuff. any good?

Al


As I remember the first edition I had way back when was a good read and interesting to play. My friends and I were all AD&D junkies though and eventually returned to it. I recall it came in fifth place in amount of play (AD&D, Champions, CoC, Morrow and then Stornbringer). That being said the mechanics were of course solid, the settings was great (if you like Elric) and the materials were well presented...but no one should buy it like Mark suggested  :wink:


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 2:31 pm 
 

My impression of the whole Stormbringer line is that it has always had extremely bad market timing.  Hawkmoon, for instance, was intended to extend the entire line into a system called, "Eternal Champions."  

    This boxed set came out about 5 years too late and was priced well out of the range of a casual purchaser.  Since its appeal was therefore almost guaranteed to be limited to an already shrinking group of Stormbringer players, it was doomed from the start.

    Another example would be Chaosium's Dragon Lords of Melnibone  for d20,  and 5th Edition Stormbringer.  These two products were released virtually simultaneously.  Fans of the Stormbringer game mercilously condemned the d20 version, even though Dragon Lords of Melnibone was an excellent publication...head and shoulders above the masses of lame d20 offerings from too many companies.  

    The simultaneous release of both products in competition for the same niche pretty well seems to have doomed them both.  Chaosium then canceled the d20 project after only one module and then seems to have made almost no effort to support 5th Edition Stormbringer.

    Chaosium published the very good Atlas of the Young Kingdoms Volume One:  The Northern Continent for their Elric! version of the game.  The natural progression would therefore have been to publish the Southern and Western Continents.  Instead, Chaosium published The Unknown East: Forgotten Foes of the Bright Empire.  (The title of this publication alone should have been enough to give a hint as to its relative value to Elric! fans.)  The looked-for Southern and Western continent additions to the atlas were allowed to die in the manuscript/proposal stage.  Very curious.

    Ah well, they all suck anyway.   :evil:   SUCK!   :evil:

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 3:41 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:Everyone go away.  Stormbringer and Elric stuff sucks.  Sucks a lot.   :evil:

   Seriously, though:  One gets some perspective on game collecting when one reads that $20 is cheap.

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Who said $20 was "cheap"? I certainly didn't.

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 3:05 am 
 

A Sea Kings of the Purple Towns just sold for...like..$4.50...one bidder.


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 6:35 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:My impression of the whole Stormbringer line is that it has always had extremely bad market timing.  Hawkmoon, for instance, was intended to extend the entire line into a system called, "Eternal Champions."  

    This boxed set came out about 5 years too late and was priced well out of the range of a casual purchaser.  Since its appeal was therefore almost guaranteed to be limited to an already shrinking group of Stormbringer players, it was doomed from the start.

  
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I have often wondered about Hawkmoon. It sells for nowhere near the other Chaosium boxed games. I know it is based on a series not nearly as popular as the Elric line but it is still part ot the Moorecock Eternal Champion line so I would have hoped for it to go over better. I guess it shows that not all gamers are sci-fi readers.


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:12 am 
 

I just got a copy of Hawkmoon. I would describe it as "disappointing."  One figures that a boxed set has to have some good stuff inside, right?

   Hawkmoon did not need to be a boxed set.  IT could have been a single booklet...and a sketchy one at that.

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