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Post Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:12 am 
 

I have 45 or so of them, counting the 39 I bought just the other day.

What do you call them?  :?


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:24 am 
 

FormCritic wrote:What should I call these modules?  "Brochure" is not quite right because they are saddle stitched.


Map size? Some travelers' guidebooks have similar proportions, to match the size of a folded map. Maybe the publisher wanted to infer a comparison between an adventure module & a real-life tourist gazetteer.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:56 am 
 

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:02 am 
 

Are these AEG's tall thin modules? Takeaway Menu Size?  :D


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:51 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:Are these AEG's tall thin modules? Takeaway Menu Size?  :D


That's them. They might end up as semi-rare just because they are a pain in the ass size and hard to sell individually (depends on how many were printed and how many saved of course) but the Kenzer mini booklets have become hard to find and they were a better size and shape.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:03 pm 
 

I once had BIG stack of small (Map size) AD&D Adventure Modules at one time.
Do not recall who the publishers were.
BadMike might be able to tell you more if he has any of them left.


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:13 pm 
 

Gnat the Beggar wrote:I once had BIG stack of small (Map size) AD&D Adventure Modules at one time.
Do not recall who the publishers were.
BadMike might be able to tell you more if he has any of them left.


AEG?


And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:52 pm 
 

JasonZavoda wrote:
That's them. They might end up as semi-rare just because they are a pain in the ass size and hard to sell individually (depends on how many were printed and how many saved of course) but the Kenzer mini booklets have become hard to find and they were a better size and shape.

For the most part they are crap to read. Real pulp. And the PDFs are available but they are really bad quality, to the extent that RPGNow issues refunds to everyone who complains about them.

I wouldn't mind buying and PDFing them myself just for posterity, but it's not high on my priority list on account of quality. I think that's where they got the idea of World's Worst Dungeon from. Same writers disguising their names.


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:38 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:Are these AEG's tall thin modules? Takeaway Menu Size?  :D


Yes, like what we Americans call a "takeout" menu.  Card stock cover with about 16 total pages inside plus the inside covers.


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:42 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:For the most part they are crap to read. Real pulp. And the PDFs are available but they are really bad quality, to the extent that RPGNow issues refunds to everyone who complains about them.

I wouldn't mind buying and PDFing them myself just for posterity, but it's not high on my priority list on account of quality. I think that's where they got the idea of World's Worst Dungeon from. Same writers disguising their names.


These modules were all about price point.

They are one-shot modules with very simple storylines.

They really are like takeout menus...since they are something to keep you going when you don't have time to cook.

Speaking from a D20 collecting point of view, I'd say that some of them are likely to be quite rare in the future.  Like, you'll be able to find about half of them all the time, with some uncommons and a few that never appear on the market.

If we're talking about crap modules in regard to content...well...a lot of the stuff selling for hundreds of dollars was once not worth 99 cents as actual adventure game material.

I remember a day back in 1981, at the JK Gill store in Milwaukie Oregon.  If I could go back there and buy all those 99 cent items from their bargain table....!  :x


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:22 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:Are these AEG's tall thin modules? Takeaway Menu Size?  :D




I have three auctions of them this week:



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 1310wt_937



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 1283wt_937



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 1310wt_937



I have no idea if any of these are rare.


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:40 pm 
 

benjoshua wrote:

I have three auctions of them this week:


** expired eBay auction **



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I have no idea if any of these are rare.




I don't think any specific module in the series has been identified as rare yet.



Your listings illustrate one factor in collecting these modules:  In order to get a complete set it will be necessary to collect a number of duplicates as they are generally sold in lots.



For the moment, the price point makes that feasible.


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:42 pm 
 

It would also help if sellers would include publisher's stock numbers in the listings.


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:08 pm 
 

Just to let people know about Necromancer Games newest 3 modules.  Either sometime in February or March DriveThruRPG should have Print on Demand available.  They only need Necromancer Games to upload printable versions of their PDFs to then be good to go.  Necromancer Games was wondering about sequence of what products to be released first.  I suspect they may not all be available when POD is working, but I'll keep monitoring the situation and report any developments.

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:32 pm 
 

I'm happy enough with the PDFs.


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:58 am 
 

FormCritic wrote:
** expired eBay auction **


Here's a Necromancer module set worth bidding on!




This lot went for $61.05 (plus P&P).

  

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:28 am 
 

astenon wrote:This lot went for $61.05 (plus P&P).

Bargain!  :D


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:56 pm 
 

astenon wrote:
This lot went for $61.05 (plus P&P).


Given what was in that lot...I absolutely agree.  Bargain!


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:16 pm 
 

I wonder if an Acaeum member won it? (I didn't get round to bidding.)

  

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:32 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:I should also add he helped write Five Fingers: Port of Deceit from Privateer Press. A company that does outstanding writing and art in their books (I get any and everything they put out) Course its a bit more steam powered/fantasy then high fantasy/sword and sorcery.
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This quote from Shane is a couple years old.

I acquired Five Fingers: Port of Deceit over the past year.

I thought it had a really good map.  Aside from that, I was less than thrilled with it.

Part of my doubt about the product stems from its re-hash of so many fantasy city cliches.  Granted, details about every street gang in every district are great....I just wanted more in the way of solid adventure hooks.  In my experience, street gangs and local city politics are only interesting during the low levels of a campaign.  It takes a pretty good setting to draw players in at the higher levels without getting silly.

Did I read well enough?  Was there a gem I missed?

What do you think?


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