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Post Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:17 pm 
 

Runequest early set.



Not sure if this is the first print/edition - I think that that was a one-colour booklet (am not an expert on RQ, or indeed on many things..), but certainly an early artifact from the bronze age of gaming.  :D




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Post Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:27 pm 
 

I am topped out on this DCC #3.5



3 hours to go. I would recommend sniping unless you want it go much higher before the very end - as the guy I outbid waited all of 90 seconds before bidding higher  :wink:



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Post Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:48 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:I am topped out on this DCC #3.5

3 hours to go. I would recommend sniping unless you want it go much higher before the very end - as the guy I outbid waited all of 90 seconds before bidding higher  :wink:

http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... :MEWA:BIDN




Is this some sort of rare item?


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:49 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:Not sure if this is the first print/edition .


It's the first boxed edition, so in that sense the seller's claim is accurate. However the contents should be: the 3nd versions of the rule book & scenario, the 2nd version of Basic Role-Playing, & the 1st versions of Fangs & the box. All of which are part of the 2nd version of the game itself.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:54 pm 
 

So the 1st print/ed. rulebook predates this by presumably a few years?  

I never really got into RQ but it would be interesting to see what the really early stuff was like.


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:55 pm 
 

20 book MERP lot.




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Post Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:17 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:
Is this some sort of rare item?


mark, er just a tad :)



  


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:11 pm 
 

For the Traveller fans, a complete run of GDW's Journal of the Traveller's Aid Society, all in what looks to be fairly nice condition, divided into 6 lots.



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(Feel free to outbid me.  I kind of overspent this month. :oops: Max bid is only 5.05 on the ones I'm winning, for the curious. ;) )

  

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:54 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:
mark, er just a tad :)


I think I have a copy.....I think I bought it for something like $4.99!  8O

Are there differences between print runs, or something?


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:05 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/The-Mysterious-Towe ... otohosting



Wait...what I have is probably this.   :x


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:07 am 
 

red_bus wrote:So the 1st print/ed. rulebook predates this by presumably a few years?


The first RQ book was made in 1978, the first boxed set in 1981.

  

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FormCritic wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/The-Mysterious-Towe ... otohosting

Wait...what I have is probably this.   :x




well there you go then :)



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Post Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:20 am 
 

red_bus wrote:So the 1st print/ed. rulebook predates this by presumably a few years?  

I never really got into RQ but it would be interesting to see what the really early stuff was like.


Here you go:
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:37 am 
 

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:38 am 
 

red_bus wrote:So the 1st print/ed. rulebook predates this by presumably a few years?  

I never really got into RQ but it would be interesting to see what the really early stuff was like.


Here you go:  

the RQ1 rulebook from 1978, with Glorantha misspelled as "Glorontha" throughout:
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And the first scenario, Balastor's Barracks, a dungeonbash in the Big Rubble:
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No idea if the "Ken Rolston" who signed his name on the rulebook [look closely] is The Ken Rolston, but I'd like to think so, as it's in my collection.

May I also recommend Rick Meints' site for a survey all things RQ:
http://www.glorantha.info/runequest/cha ... osium.html

  


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:04 am 
 

stumbling tiger wrote:with Glorantha misspelled as "Glorontha" throughout


That's hilarious. They could never spell 'pharaoh' either, which is pretty interesting considering RQ is supposed to be the system of the highly literate.

stumbling tiger wrote:No idea if the "Ken Rolston" who signed his name on the rulebook [look closely] is The Ken Rolston


Maybe it's just 'Ken Ralstan' misspelled.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:30 pm 
 

sauromatian wrote:
...which is pretty interesting considering RQ is supposed to be the system of the highly literate.


I know what you mean.  To my mind the scale or pretension for fantasy rpgs runs roughly as follows  :wink:

Chivalry & Sorcery .................................... (suitable for Big brains only)
RuneQuest
Rolemaster
Ars Magica
AD&D
Dragonquest (or similar)
D&D  ................................................ (compatible with most brain sizes)
Warhammer
Tunnels & Trolls
Playing with Lego

(NB: leaving out setting specific games such as MERP, Stormbringer, Pendragon).

Apologies if I have left out your favourite system.  :D


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:33 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:...pretension for fantasy rpgs runs roughly as follows  :Chivalry & Sorcery .................................... (suitable for Big brains only)


I've never looked closely at this one, but now maybe I will. Goofy pretentiousness can be just as entertaining as goofy illiteracy. I generally read CARtoons for the latter.

red_bus wrote:Tunnels & Trolls


It does appear that way, but I've heard a lot of players use it as a bare-bones system to graft more sophisticated material onto.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:19 pm 
 

I'll admit it . . .  (chokes up as he rises to address the support group gathered in the church basement)  . . . my name is Trevor and I'm a Runequest snob.  :cry:

Gosh how I loved sneering at those who merely played D&D.

But now that Ron Edwards has given us snobs the OK,
http://indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=6272.0
I may try getting into Tunnels & Trolls. :wink:

  

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:28 pm 
 

hey man dont diss tunnels & trolls  :evil:



  
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