Interesting Non-TSR Items Formerly on eBay
Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies. Page 45 of 113123 ... 42, 43, 44, 45, 46 ... 111112113
Author

User avatar

Prolific Collector

Posts: 169
Joined: Nov 20, 2006
Last Visit: Jul 27, 2015
Location: Berkeley California

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:
http://picasaweb.google.com/inactaiaceo/RQEarlyStuff

  


Sage Collector
JG Valuation Board

Posts: 2766
Joined: Feb 10, 2003
Last Visit: Dec 08, 2021
Location: Olde London Towne

Post Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:37 am 
 

Much obliged!


Let's go fly a kite
Up to the highest height!

  

User avatar

Prolific Collector

Posts: 169
Joined: Nov 20, 2006
Last Visit: Jul 27, 2015
Location: Berkeley California

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:
Image

And the first scenario, Balastor's Barracks, a dungeonbash in the Big Rubble:
Image


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

  


Sage Collector

Posts: 2183
Joined: Jul 25, 2007
Last Visit: Dec 08, 2021
Location: Far Harad, Texas

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.

  


Sage Collector
JG Valuation Board

Posts: 2766
Joined: Feb 10, 2003
Last Visit: Dec 08, 2021
Location: Olde London Towne

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


Let's go fly a kite
Up to the highest height!

  


Sage Collector

Posts: 2183
Joined: Jul 25, 2007
Last Visit: Dec 08, 2021
Location: Far Harad, Texas

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.

  

User avatar

Prolific Collector

Posts: 169
Joined: Nov 20, 2006
Last Visit: Jul 27, 2015
Location: Berkeley California

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:

  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector

Posts: 8219
Joined: Jan 21, 2005
Last Visit: Jun 12, 2017
Location: Wallasey, Merseyside, UK

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

hey man dont diss tunnels & trolls  :evil:



  

User avatar

Prolific Collector

Posts: 169
Joined: Nov 20, 2006
Last Visit: Jul 27, 2015
Location: Berkeley California

Post Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:00 pm 
 

Yassa, Massa. :)

Seriously, I've had lots of fun with T&T solo adventures.   I'd love to try playing it as a real RPG, but never had a group that was up for it.
(screws monocle back on, crooks pinky)
And the mechanics have a certain elegant simplicity.

  


Verbose Collector

Posts: 1324
Joined: May 28, 2007
Last Visit: Aug 27, 2011
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Post Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:52 pm 
 

The Fantasy Trip: Melee and Wizard, both unused.



Melee:  
** expired eBay auction **


Wizard:  
** expired eBay auction **

  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector

Posts: 8219
Joined: Jan 21, 2005
Last Visit: Jun 12, 2017
Location: Wallasey, Merseyside, UK

Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:22 am 
 

stumbling tiger wrote:Yassa, Massa. :)

Seriously, I've had lots of fun with T&T solo adventures.   I'd love to try playing it as a real RPG, but never had a group that was up for it.
(screws monocle back on, crooks pinky)
And the mechanics have a certain elegant simplicity.


i always liked a simple straight-forward format. you dont have to worry about bucket loads of rules or any form of mechanics, you can just get on with it and concentrate on enjoying the game.

Al



  


Sage Collector

Posts: 2183
Joined: Jul 25, 2007
Last Visit: Dec 08, 2021
Location: Far Harad, Texas

Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:46 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:i always liked a simple straight-forward format


Gamers seem to fall into two camps: those whose main strategic effort is during the game, & those whose efforts are before the game, in preparation. The two sides rarely see eye to eye. Each tends to look down upon the other.

In mathematical terms, a fair game must begin with all players at equal advantage. In most modern games [RPGs, CCGs, minis wargaming] there has been a serious shift towards the preparatory way of doing things.

  


Verbose Collector

Posts: 1324
Joined: May 28, 2007
Last Visit: Aug 27, 2011
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:22 pm 
 

Speaking of Runequest...



First edition:  
** expired eBay auction **




No idea on how good the price is vis-a-vis the item quality, but it is interesting at least. :D

  

User avatar

Verbose Collector

Posts: 1107
Joined: Dec 04, 2005
Last Visit: Mar 15, 2016

Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:02 pm 
 

interesting but already overpriced because uk market or exchange rate?? signed first in fine sold around $25 or $30 with little interest too cheap i thought. value in rq is in the extras

  


Sage Collector

Posts: 2183
Joined: Jul 25, 2007
Last Visit: Dec 08, 2021
Location: Far Harad, Texas

Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:24 pm 
 

Doesn't the second edition RQ rulebook usually go for $25 or more?

  

User avatar

Verbose Collector

Posts: 1107
Joined: Dec 04, 2005
Last Visit: Mar 15, 2016

Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:50 pm 
 

- Doesn't the second edition RQ rulebook usually go for $25 or more?[/quote]
should be able to get cheaper in any color but mostly flat on prices for rqI & II. exception is hardback at about double that
was fooled by low rqI price + missed out on editor annotated copy at $110 or thereabout as was using too cheap a base value in my head
edit - rqI is not common. just not valuable at current time

  


Sage Collector

Posts: 2183
Joined: Jul 25, 2007
Last Visit: Dec 08, 2021
Location: Far Harad, Texas

Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:32 pm 
 

Some C&S, obscure other late-70s stuff, signed:



eBay listings

  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector

Posts: 6098
Joined: May 03, 2003
Last Visit: Nov 05, 2021
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Post Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 1:57 am 
 

sauromatian wrote:Some C&S, obscure other late-70s stuff, signed:

eBay listings




The seller is asking a pretty high premium for the signature.  Not to mention the shipping is pretty high for with Canada.

 WWW  
PreviousNext
Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies. Page 45 of 113123 ... 42, 43, 44, 45, 46 ... 111112113