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Post Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 8:32 pm 
 

Hi Al -

I sold off my small collection of T&T items a couple of months ago. I had about 15 modules of various printings, and 2 or 3 pocket adventures. I started them all at $5 and they all sold, some close to the opening bid, some for a bit more. I found 1st prints generally sell better and you have quite a few of those.

I'd recommend selling individually if you want to maximise your return.

Good luck - hope they do well.

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Post Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 10:12 pm 
 

The copies I sold were extras, I kept one copy of each book. I think David got my 1st print UK copy of the basic rules, if I'm not mistaken. I've seen one other in the years of collecting, but it was rogered to death.


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Post Posted: Fri May 09, 2008 6:35 pm 
 

FlyingBuffalo wrote:Outlaw Press is definitely pushing the line.

I suspected as much. They have some pretty neat stuff available, but some of it is too good to be true. I ordered from them once, but I've decided I'm not comfortable with their loose interpretation of concepts such as "copyright" and "royalties."

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:11 am 
 

A bit more about Flying Buffalo T&T printings.  I'm not aware of any printing variation in solo adventures 13 and up.  For the first twelve solos, there appear to be at least 103 printings, and I know what 57 of them look like:

 http://wiki.acaeum.com/wiki/Essay:Tunne ... _Printings

If anyone knows what the remaining 46 look like I would be interested to hear about it.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:14 am 
 

Nice bit of work to get that started - I have had nightmares thinking about trying to sort out that mess.

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:03 am 
 

Sorry I can't help, only have the printings you already know of.

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:23 pm 
 

Here are more items not yet posted for T&T.

Flying Buffalo news:
OK; not strickly a T&T item.
These (I think) were aimed at retailers to announce product releases and SRPs... and to encourage participation by Retailers to write back to FBI.
I have a copy of Issue 7.

Someone indicated about three Game master Adventures:

Here are some that I am aware of and have copies of.
Dungeon of the Bear.
Level One
Level Two
Level Three
Several printings of them.
and I have read about (But not seen) another Module/Booklet with all three levels in one volume.

The Game Master Adventure "Castle Ward" which came with the 5th Edition box sets; Is actually the above ground level for Dungeon of the Bear.
Though it does offer four other lead in scenarios for the Games Master.

Catacombs of the Bear Cult; Level 1

Uncle Ugly's Underground
(The only GM adventure listed here that I dont have a copy of)

The Isle of Darksmoke.
I: The Nameless Village and the Dome Level.
II: The Lower Level (I do not think this one was ever published and I think additional adventures were planned but never published for this scenario too.

Character Record Sheets.
25 - 3 hole punched Sheets with cover sheet.
For Characters and NPCs.
I recently posted a scan of the front cover sheet on the Acaeum Wiki pages.

Computer Generated Characters:
Sold in packs of 25, randomly genererated and none the same.

Survival Kit.

Three softcover Double Adventure books each with Two Solo Adventures.

One Fantasy Book
(Anthology of short stories related to T&T Solo adventures)
Mages Blood and Old Bones.

Buttons: I have none, but from what I have read there are many versions.

T&T Pencils.

T-Shirts

T&T Bumper Stickers (Who knows how many varities of them).

T&T Death Dice.

The Numerous catalogs must be mentioned as well.


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:44 pm 
 


Holy ...

That's some nice work there. I'm a reasonably serious T&T guy, and I had no idea of some of those smaller variations.

Nicely done.

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Post Posted: Sat May 02, 2009 11:48 pm 
 

I found a lot of 3 T&T binders recently @  
** expired/removed eBay auction **
and picked them up.  Two contain 2 sheets each of Survival Kit charts, while the other lacked those, but contained an 5.5" x 8.5" white envelope of "Tunnels & Trolls Characters" (with Danforth art, of course)---25 pregen PCs on half-sheets of white computer roller paper, dot-matrix printing.  



Since they weren't on the list already (or I missed them), I thought the binders might be interesting to folks.


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Post Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 2:28 am 
 

Aneoth wrote:Here are more items not yet posted for T&T.

Flying Buffalo news:
OK; not strickly a T&T item.
These (I think) were aimed at retailers to announce product releases and SRPs... and to encourage participation by Retailers to write back to FBI.
I have a copy of Issue 7.



I have a copy of this and I'm sure I've seen another copy go on ebat (may have been yours?).. haven't seen any others of this..

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Post Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 11:51 am 
 

beasterbrook wrote:I have a copy of this and I'm sure I've seen another copy go on ebat (may have been yours?).. haven't seen any others of this..
Brette:)


Yes mine probably is the one you saw and I have only had it about a year or so.
I have never seen another listed on E-Bay (Not that it didnt happen).
What issue do you have?


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Post Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 4:06 pm 
 

Aneoth wrote:These (I think) were aimed at retailers to announce product releases and SRPs... and to encourage participation by Retailers to write back to FBI.

not so rare but normally in batch with other items as sent free with orders + given away @ cons. 5000 print run around #7 iirc

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:36 am 
 

Quick question for some of the more knowledgable T&T collectors.  I recently won an auction for this T&T UK 5th edition:



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 978&_rdc=1



I can't find anything about this particular version other than what Noble Knight has in their listing:



http://www.nobleknight.com/ProductDetai ... GenreID_E_



The contents in both listings are essentially the same.  The rulebook in the auction I won is laminated....no biggie as it was done really well.



My question is about the box.  There is nothing on the box bottom.  No picture, description, advertisements, company info....nothing, nada, zip.  The box is also smaller than the 5.5 box.  There are staples holding the box bottom together instead of glue or whatever it is companies normally use.  Is this what it is supposed to be?  Or did the seller put together a makeshift box bottom because the original went missing or was destroyed.  The top of the box is what you would normally expect to see...no staples there.



And another quick question while I am thinking about it....is the UK 5th edition the same size as the US 5th (black box w/gold lettering)?  I was hoping to get that one but if it is the same size with the same content I probably won't bother.



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Post Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:54 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote: Quick question for some of the more knowledgable T&T collectors.  I recently won an auction for this T&T UK 5th edition:


** expired/removed eBay auction **


And another quick question while I am thinking about it....is the UK 5th edition the same size as the US 5th (black box w/gold lettering)?  I was hoping to get that one but if it is the same size with the same content I probably won't bother.

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I think that the US version of the 5th Print Box Set is larger, so certainly different in at least that respect.



I do not have complete copies of either the UK or the US versions of the box sets, though I do have a copy of the UK 5th Edition rule book, two copies of the UK Dungeon of the Bear Level One, and several digest size UK Solo modules.

All came to me from the UK and they are all smaller versions of the same items sold in the US, just smaller in size.


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:06 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:My question is about the box.  There is nothing on the box bottom.  No picture, description, advertisements, company info....nothing, nada, zip.  The box is also smaller than the 5.5 box.  There are staples holding the box bottom together instead of glue or whatever it is companies normally use.  Is this what it is supposed to be?  Or did the seller put together a makeshift box bottom because the original went missing or was destroyed.  The top of the box is what you would normally expect to see...no staples there.


This is exactly how my UK copy of the same box set is put together.  So I'd say it is legit.

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:25 pm 
 

My copiy is similar too. So legit for me as well.

The black box is bigger. I have 2 different prints of this boxed sets (different 5th ed. rulebook and different prints of Buffalo Castle)


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:59 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Quick question for some of the more knowledgable T&T collectors.  I recently won an auction for this T&T UK 5th edition:


** expired/removed eBay auction **


You do realise how stupidly rare good condition UK sets are? :)



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Post Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:16 pm 
 

faro wrote:You do realise how stupidly rare good condition UK sets are? :)


Actually no.  Although I have been searching Ebay for T&T stuff daily for about the last six months or so and I have never seen one of the UK sets until now.  Wasnt sure what to expect the end price to be and I figured I must have overpaid a bit for it since no one else bid on it.  Sometimes I do enjoy being wrong.  :)

Thanks to everyone for the info.


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