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Post Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 3:37 am 
 

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2"-deep box with a copy of Basic Role-Playing?

Yeah, sounds like a 1st edition, 1st printing to me.


Yes, it is (I have one  :D )

  

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Post Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 8:35 am 
 

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Yes, it is (I have one  :D )


I am surprised you only have the one.........
I thought you had at least three of everything.


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Post Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 5:05 pm 
 

Two auctions for GURPS The Prisoner:



http://cgi.ebay.com/GURPS-The-Prisoner- ... dZViewItem



http://cgi.ebay.com/GURPS-Prisoner-RPG- ... dZViewItem



The second seller also has GURPS Riverworld and a few other nice GURPS items including a couple of Conan adventures.


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Post Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 11:06 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Two auctions for GURPS The Prisoner:


** expired eBay auction **



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The second seller also has GURPS Riverworld and a few other nice GURPS items including a couple of Conan adventures.




Move along, move along:  no Riverworld to see here ;)



I never watched the Prisoner:  is it particularly worth checking out?


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Post Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 11:15 pm 
 

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I never watched the Prisoner:  is it particularly worth checking out?


Absolutely - though how you'd roleplay it is beyond me! (probably why those GURPS books go so high :D )


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Post Posted: Sat May 03, 2008 2:03 am 
 

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Absolutely - though how you'd roleplay it is beyond me! (probably why those GURPS books go so high :D )


The Gurps Prisoner book is also highly sought after because it's a "crossover" genre; those who are fanatical about the TV series (and their are many!) collect it because of all the background it gives on the series and subject matter, along with the episode recaps and such.  Looks like it would be a fun espionage type campaign if anyone really put the effort into running it.

BTW Gro you really ought to rent a few episodes someday; it's considered one of the top 30 or so TV series of all time (It made Time magazine's top 100 shows of all time), rightly so.  There was never anything like it before it came out, and nothing like it until maybe 30 years later (In the Twin Peaks and Lost genre perhaps).  The series is a masterpiece of Cold War paranoia and subversion. Patrick McGoohan is absolutely brilliant.  

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Post Posted: Sat May 03, 2008 4:43 am 
 

gyg wrote:
Absolutely - though how you'd roleplay it is beyond me! (probably why those GURPS books go so high :D )


now now number 6 :)

The Prisoner is a UK cult-classic. though its not for some.....



  

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Post Posted: Sat May 03, 2008 8:24 am 
 

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now now number 6 :)

The Prisoner is a UK cult-classic. though its not for some.....


Are you the new number 2?  :)

Edit: Great series! I loved all but 1 or 2 of the episodes.

Edit2: And for the true Prisoner fans
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Post Posted: Sat May 03, 2008 8:32 am 
 

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Are you the new number 2?  :)


That would be telling.... :)

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Also worth it to note the series has been considered for a full length movie for many, many years, but problems always seem to crop up.  Unfortunately, I have so little faith in Hollyweird they'll probably cast Will Smith as #6 (or worse Tom Cruise  :( )


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Post Posted: Sat May 03, 2008 9:13 am 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:These combat calculators are interesting considering they were made in 1974:


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I just searched exhaustively, but found only one other reference to a sale of one of these mint in wrapping for a few dollars.

Does anyone know what it was made for?




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Post Posted: Sat May 03, 2008 11:17 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:
now now number 6 :)

The Prisoner is a UK cult-classic. though its not for some.....


and....I might be showing some age here....the intro for Iron Maiden's The Prisoner used the shows introduction as well.... quick preview for everyone --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Tb8Jo11uGo

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Post Posted: Sun May 04, 2008 7:01 am 
 

Another "Does anyone know what this is?" question.



Middle Earth Wargames Rules S.E.L.W.G.



Was going to bid on this but got distracted at the last minute.

  

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Post Posted: Sun May 04, 2008 7:48 am 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:Another "Does anyone know what this is?" question.

Middle Earth Wargames Rules S.E.L.W.G.

Was going to bid on this but got distracted at the last minute.




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Post Posted: Sun May 04, 2008 8:07 am 
 

Hi,

SELWG is South East London War Gamers - possibly the largest wargames group in Europe. They run Salute every year in London.

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Post Posted: Sun May 04, 2008 9:35 am 
 

Interesting. Is the book in any way valuable or rare?

Does your 'dammit' killjoy convey dismay at not having discovered and bid on this book?

  

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Post Posted: Sun May 04, 2008 10:04 am 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:Interesting. Is the book in any way valuable or rare?

Does your 'dammit' killjoy convey dismay at not having discovered and bid on this book?


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Post Posted: Sun May 04, 2008 11:59 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:BTW Gro you really ought to rent a few episodes someday; it's considered one of the top 30 or so TV series of all time (It made Time magazine's top 100 shows of all time), rightly so.  There was never anything like it before it came out, and nothing like it until maybe 30 years later (In the Twin Peaks and Lost genre perhaps).  The series is a masterpiece of Cold War paranoia and subversion. Patrick McGoohan is absolutely brilliant.  


Thanks for the info and details, Mike!  It sounds promising.  I imagine that the Prisoner is available on DVD then?


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Post Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 1:11 am 
 

grodog wrote:
Thanks for the info and details, Mike!  It sounds promising.  I imagine that the Prisoner is available on DVD then?


Yes it is on DVD.  It is on Amazon for around $40 bucks or so for the whole set.

  

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Post Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 11:50 am 
 

1975/6 Rules for Prehistoric Animal Combat ;  
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Still at $11 with a few hours to go. Rare enough, but watch out for Lance's snipe if interested. ;)


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Post Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 12:28 pm 
 

According to the seller, it shows "a certain amount of war". I suppose that is appropriate with tabletop rules.....


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