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Post Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 4:23 pm 
 

grodog wrote:Like some early products, I'd always been interested in the ads of the games, but never picked them up; CE was one of those for me.  Do you have any good pointers for folks who may want to get started to play CE vs. collect every set (he says naively)? :D

For just straight play, the Avalon Hill version will definitely be the lightest on your wallet; it is readily available from a number of sources. The downside to the AH version: no expansions or other support from AH, and the components can be a pain in the ass.

For some extra coin, I'd personally recommend getting an edition from Eon. They aren't that rare (they are on eBay all the time) and they've got a "classic" feel to them, including art from old-school artists such as Dean Morrissey.

JohnGaunt wrote:Cosmic Encounter is the game that breaks its own rules (wasn't that the official tag-line for the game?).

"The game that breaks its own rules!" was the slogan for the Mayfair Games version. This is a highly collectible version, BTW, often fetching north of $200 on eBay.

JohnGaunt wrote:IIRC, one Race Card said that you could cheat as long as no other player caught you.

Ah, the famous (infamous?) Filch Wild Flare. :)

JohnGaunt wrote:I think it recently went OOP or at least back into dormancy.

The boardgame rights have reverted back to Eon, the original publisher (and the same folks who are currently supporting the game through CE Online). I have a very reliable source who says that a new version of the game will be out by Christmas of 2007. :wink:

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Okay, sorry for the rambling CE discourse; let's see if I can get back on track here. :) Any interested collectors are invited to visit this page, which gives a nice breakdown of the complete history of the game:

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:12 pm 
 

Thanks Xaxaxe, I'll wait for next year then, vs. buying a set now, probably.  If I did want to buy a basic EON set, though, is a $60 BIN a good price? :D


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:59 pm 
 

Aha! You refer, perhaps, to this: :)



Spending more money on CE



That is known as the "deep box" version, and was one of the few variations that I was missing. Frankly, I probably overpaid a little bit (especially that pricey-ass shipping :?).



For a complete Eon version with a halfway sturdy box, I'd say $35 to $50 is fairly typical. Check your boxes carefully; they are often thrashed.



Nice spot, though. :wink: I'm on a CE tear right now; who needs Christmas money? :)

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 11:09 pm 
 

The shipping is probably pretty close to actual cost - maybe upto $2 for a box, packing supplies and handling.  Small packet airmail from Canada is about $12.

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 11:16 pm 
 

Yeah, I could have worded that better. I meant pricey just in general (especially for someone who buys almost always from U.S. sellers), not necessarily that I think the seller is gouging me. I've ordered from them before, so I knew it wasn't going to be free. :wink:

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 2:08 am 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:Aha! You refer, perhaps, to this: :)

Spending more money on CE




Actually I was referring to this one:


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Is it a fair price/buy (also)?


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Post Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 3:23 am 
 

That's not a bad-looking set. Still, it's similar to a lot of the mid-range D&D items we discuss on these threads: is the price unreasonable? No. But could you do $10 or $15 better by waiting for the next one? Quite possibly.

You could do worse, though, too. If you're interested and looking to treat yourself this Xmas ... hell with it, I say go for it. :)

(I just bought some CE stuff from that seller, too; let's hope he's as solid as the feedback seems to indicate).

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 9:19 am 
 

Thanks again, Xaxaxe.  I'll pass on this lot for now, then, and seek a cheaper copy (in case anyone was holding off on buying it because I posted it [not likely, but possible ;) ]).


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:24 pm 
 

Interesting WHFRP lot for UK based people:


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with Empire in Flames...

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:22 pm 
 

Not a lot of time left but this is an early one from Gamescience:



Rules for COLONIAL SKIRMISH Miniature WARGAMES (1850-19)




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Post Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 9:31 am 
 

A rare french item, Amber's tarot illustrated by Florence Magnin.

Prices are always rising high for that.



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Post Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 10:00 pm 
 

Anything from Heritage Models is interesting to me:



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But not their SF stuff:



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Post Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 4:50 am 
 

What the heck is this?  Selling 10 copies?  Same with three other Dragon Press items?  



Something doesn't seem quite right . . .



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Post Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 12:48 pm 
 

Beyondthebreach wrote:What the heck is this?  Selling 10 copies?  Same with three other Dragon Press items?  

Something doesn't seem quite right . . .


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Mark Shipley previously posted that Dragon Tree Press was in the Seattle area.  Perhaps this is Dragon Tree Press, a distributor or retailer, or someone who got stuck with backstock.  Or they could be photocopies.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 2:06 pm 
 

Ben Ezzell is the owner of Dragon Tree Press and the author/co-author of many of their books. It's his eBay handle and he's shifting his old stock.


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 6:25 pm 
 

Yes, the seller is quite legitimate.  Ben and Mary Ezzell.  Quilcene, Washington.  Dragontree Press.  They just got done moving and are probably ready to sell their stock now.


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Post Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 9:48 pm 
 

Elmore Character Clip Art and Color Customizing Studio™

Over 200 OGL images and software to manipulate them.  Weird but potentially useful.  

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FASA Star Trek RPG - Unpunched

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A Very Large Lot - Potentially

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[Edit: I have a Citizen Games module that I suspect used the Elmore images.  Citizen Games used headshots.]

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 11:40 am 
 

Sorcerer's Cave Board Game

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Mystic Wood Board Game

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:05 pm 
 

Here's something you don't see everyday:




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$102.51 and still hasn't met the reserve price with 3 days to go.



War of the Ring, unpunched




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Post Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:25 pm 
 

A few Issues of Pegasus Magazine:



Issues 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12.



The one scan he has of #4 looks good, although fuzzy.


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