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Post Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:36 am 
 

I am quite interested in this lot but can't bid as it is a US only auction. I have no idea whether they are rare or common. Anyone know about these. Perhaps someone could put a token bid in for me.



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Post Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:19 am 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:I am quite interested in this lot but can't bid as it is a US only auction. I have no idea whether they are rare or common. Anyone know about these. Perhaps someone could put a token bid in for me.

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would you be interested in a legendquest core book for a decent price? i have a spare copy... ah, in any case, regardless the rarity, this is not an expensive item!


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:35 am 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:I am quite interested in this lot but can't bid as it is a US only auction. I have no idea whether they are rare or common. Anyone know about these. Perhaps someone could put a token bid in for me.

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I'd be glad to put a bid in for you, if you still are interested.  PM or skype me with your definition of "token".


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:01 pm 
 

I missed out on Scouts & Assassins 1st print by a lousy dollar! One lousy dollar! Trouble is, since I've been selling I've learned to value things properly - which means I never win anything anymore. I've really got to try and get that 'stupid buyer' magic back.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:17 pm 
 

megnelwil wrote:I missed out on Scouts & Assassins 1st print by a lousy dollar! One lousy dollar!


This one? Guess so judging by your previous post, Danny. :)

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:41 pm 
 

That's the one - what's the chances of that?!! Never actually got to place a bid, had an auction sniper setup and the bid failed because it was low. Wonder when the next one of these will come up? Yeah right.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:08 pm 
 

megnelwil wrote:Wonder when the next one of these will come up? Yeah right.

Not the first I've seen of either, but had expected to be a bit further off the winning bid given that some of the rarer Traveller items go for serious money (topping out at $500+ elsewhere, albeit somewhat arbitrary IMHO) and a good opportunity to snag a bundle in one go.
Got that same "sorry you were outbid" "last second" message on two others as well, heh...  But, of course, another dollar's no good if the winner actually has another $50 spare in their snipe. *g*

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:07 am 
 

RQ hardcover, from a seller here in Austin:




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Although it's really supposed to be 'Capital,' not 'Capitol.'

  


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:54 pm 
 

Bunnies & Burrows




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Post Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:59 pm 
 

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It will be interesting to see what that goes for, given the seller's description of the item's condition.


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:15 pm 
 

Always thought Rabbits Courageous would have been a better title than Watership Down.

"House fire"?  I guess what you're bidding on then is just the front cover and a baggie of ashes.


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:03 am 
 

This is interesting, Seller has four RQ lots that seem to include advance test copies. Here is one of them:




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Post Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:11 am 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:This is interesting, Seller has four RQ lots that seem to include advance test copies. Here is one of them:


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...mhhh... are you sure that these are mere photocopies only? what would be the difference?


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:31 am 
 

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...mhhh... are you sure that these are mere photocopies only? what would be the difference?


I have asked him before on this, I believe they are photocopies.. unless some one got advanced coppies of a huge number of rpg items (Unlikely...)


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:25 am 
 

aia wrote:...mhhh... are you sure that these are mere photocopies only? what would be the difference?


I asked about some of the earlier auctions that contained similar photocopied looking items and they were in fact photocopies.

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:35 am 
 

There sure is a lot of photocopied "Advanced Test Copies" in those auctions.  It might be worthwhile to ask Greg Stafford about some of them to see if it was a common practice or not.



It does seem pretty strange though since some of them I think are items produced by Avalon Hill and Chaosium and the covers look like they are from finished products rather than advanced copies.



This auction also contains a "Test copy" of Metamorphosis Alpha:




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Here's a "Test Copy" of TSR's Top Secret, Victory Game's James Bond, GDW's Twilight 2000:




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Unless he was a superstar editor working for every gaming company, they are definitely photocopies.



EDIT:  Add a few more companies:  Hero Games, Palladium, Mayfair, Fantasy Games Unlimited, TSR Marvel Super Heroes, etc:




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Post Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:05 am 
 

Mars wrote:Unless he was a superstar editor working for every gaming company, they are definitely photocopies.


...that's my feeling too... i would see it rather impossible (there is only one case: the original owner is the most used tester for each and any rpg system... is this possible?)


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:32 am 
 

I asked the seller and the items are from the Estate of Josua Shaw who looks to have a credit on Chaosium's Elric but I still doubt that the others are playtest copies rather than photocopies for research purposes.

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:21 pm 
 

At TSR we never produced any such thing.

Shaw or someone else photocopied some items; simple as that.


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:40 pm 
 

ExTSR wrote:At TSR we never produced any such thing.

Shaw or someone else photocopied some items; simple as that.


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The burnies acutioned a few ARC (Advanced Reader Coppies) of some TSR stuff a bit back, all 2nd ed stuff, I have one (I did't know what it was at the time) They have official TSR plasic covers on them...

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