Interesting Non-TSR Items Formerly on eBay
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Post Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:18 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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I was thinking the same thing...

Hey, anyone need Test Advanced copies of anything TSR?  I'm sure I can come up with something if you give me a couple days...I'll even add "designer notes" to make it look good.....

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:19 pm 
 

remember 3e advance copies certainly not 1e. seller is good but not expert to know
binding + same quality copy on 1976-1977 ma as 3in1 dws should make clear

  

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:55 pm 
 

Rakeesh sah Tarna wrote:remember 3e advance copies certainly not 1e. seller is good but not expert to know
binding + same quality copy on 1976-1977 ma as 3in1 dws should make clear


Not to mention he's also selling a Dragon magazine pull out adventure without stating thus, as well as a lot of bits and pieces.  This guy sells a lot of stuff; it's probably outside his area of expertise and he has no idea what's what.

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:19 pm 
 

Rakeesh sah Tarna wrote:remember 3e advance copies certainly not 1e. seller is good but not expert to know
binding + same quality copy on 1976-1977 ma as 3in1 dws should make clear


I have an advance copy of the 3.x PHB, sent to me by Wizards, which will eventually be for sale.  

We have spotted at various times the OD&D booklets and supplements in photocopy editions (David has been tracking them, IIRC), too.


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:58 am 
 


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Photocopies? Or just a poor photo?

  


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:09 am 
 

Likely photocopies.

I think there was a discussion of some of the seller's other lots in one of the other threads.


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:00 pm 
 

I've bought from movies-movies recently, and he was good/legit, FWIW.  Also, Greg Stafford chimed in on the item @  
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validating that at least the Prince Valiant copies are test copies.


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:26 pm 
 

grodog wrote:I've bought from movies-movies recently, and he was good/legit, FWIW.  Also, Greg Stafford chimed in on the item @  
** expired eBay auction **
validating that at least the Prince Valiant copies are test copies.




Those two looked legit from the start.  I do notice that the "I believe these are test copies" has been removed from almost all of the other auctions.  The exception being the one that has a bid (and the auction listing probably couldn't be changed at that point).

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:38 pm 
 

these are almost certainly photocopies!! How many "test" printings do you know that have a copy of the cover as well as the contents and from so many companies and they all look the same.. these should be someones collection of photocopies of games..

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:13 pm 
 

Well somebody asked the question and the seller answered, "Yes they are - but MAYBE". Good enough for me. Don't see what possible value these things could have, even if they were used by God himself to lay the ground for the originals. Very misleading auction.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:31 pm 
 

I asked him.


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:37 pm 
 

I asked a few questions about them too.  I am very skeptical about the Vampire book being a "test copy" as well.

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:16 pm 
 

Seller gplays is selling her husband's painted miniatures.  They look nicely-painted for the '80s.  Some good-looking dioramas, too.



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Post Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:09 pm 
 

Test copies are usually indicated as such, in the item itself, generally on page 1. At least, all the ones I have say so.


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:03 am 
 

This probably isnt ridiculously rare or anything but I can't say when the last time was that I saw one on Ebay.  Tri Tac DM's Book of Nasty Tricks and Misfit Magic:




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I noticed that the version on Afterglow2 has different artwork and coloration.  Maybe this is a test copy?  :wink:



Same seller also has some other nice stuff including a bunch of Space Gamer mags, Runequest hardcover, and some early White Dwarf mags.  Not to mention an unopened pack of Magic: The Gathering cards from the Arabian Nights expansion.  Wonder how much that will go for?


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:45 pm 
 

Here's a fun one:  Gary's Beasts of Lejend, signed and numbered:




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I like the Lejendary rules books, pretty interesting system, though the artwork is a little janky an inconsisten.


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:45 pm 
 

The DM's Book of Misfit Magic looks nothing like my old one.


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:22 am 
 

What did yours look like, Frank?  I mean, aside from the rogering stains and tears.


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:40 am 
 

bombadil wrote:What did yours look like, Frank?  I mean, aside from the rogering stains and tears.


I don't remember which one Frank had but my copy looks like this:

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Originally this book was sold as 2 or 3 seperate books that were digest sized: DM's Book of Misfit Magic, DM's Book of Nasty Tricks and maybe DM's Book of Fantasy Firearms.

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:00 am 
 

Note that Tri Tac is still selling the DM's book in PDF format:

http://www.members.aol.com/tritacgames/ ... rsBook.htm

Didn't know they were still around at all... though being on AOL ya gotta wonder if that counts... :roll:


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