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Post Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:15 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:
There's a Witchfire hardback?


Yes, updated for 3.5 and one of the best adventures EVER :D


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:38 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:
Yes, updated for 3.5 and one of the best adventures EVER :D


Dang.  I keep passing on these at Half Price Books!


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:58 pm 
 

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Dang.  I keep passing on these at Half Price Books!
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Post Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:13 am 
 

To recap, here's a list of some of the items recommended from various threads for collecting/investment purposes:

*Wilderlands of High Fantasy boxed set
Player's Guide to Wilderlands
Caverns of Thracia
*City State of the Imperial Overlord
CZ: Yggsburgh
* CZ: Upper Works
Tomb of Abyssthor (sp?)
* DCC 35
* RAR
* Ptolus
Iron Kingdoms books, incl. Witchfire Trilogy Hbk
Possibly The Drow War HBks, esp. book 1
Possibly other DCCs from long-term view

Is that about right? I've asterisked the ones that are likely to be the best to get. Any others particularly likely to appreciate?

While I think of it, some of Wolfgang Baur's Open Design books might do well, eg. Kingdom of the Ghouls.
The alternate covers for the Paizo APs (so far, #1 and #13) each are printed in 1,000 copies. Having just checked, they have none of the alt #1, but there are still some alt #13's available.


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:35 am 
 

City State of the 'Invincible' Overlord.
I would suggest you place and asterisk beside both CSIO and Wilderlands.
You can delete the line 'Necromancer d20 Judges Guild Materials, as you've already litsed them by name.
I would add to that list, Rappan Athuk #3 which will do well on account of RAR being so rare, and Tomb of Abysthor for definate. But in general, anything by Necromancer is going to retain it's cover price because Necromancer put out very good quality product, whereas a lot of the TLG stuff is likely to depreciate in the forseeable future. DCC#51 Castle Whiterock is likely to be worth getting and holding if you can keep it in mint condition (sealed), but the world is gonna be full of opened used boxed sets. City of Brass is a possibility, as are many of the Castle Zagyg supplement. You may find the first printing of CZ Dark Chateau does particularilty well in the coming years.
Also, for the DCC collectors, the early GenCon Specials are still phenomenally valuable. DCC#3.5, 17.5 and 20.5 are surefire winners if you can pick copes up. DCC#12.5 1E Gondenrod and the GenCon (non-NKG) Rat King are sure to do well also.
And don't forget the stuff from Pied Piper Publishing.
But, head and shoulders above the rest sits CZ:UW. The rarest and most valuable of the products to be published since Dave Arneson wrote The Haunted Lighthouse. Strange to think that CZ:UW is astronomically better than DCC#3.5 by any measure you care to put to it, and yet these two may continue to rise in value steadily within maybe 15% of eachother.


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:13 am 
 

I've not been watching ebay for City of Brass, but am wondering how its doing, especially since the latest Pathfinder AP (that's adventure path for those not in the know) has one of the books (#23) set there.
As for Troll Lords stuff, the d20 stuff I can see loosing value as they reprint things with C&C rules.  Course the stuff with Gygax's name and LA related maybe the only stuff valued investment purpose wise.

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:22 am 
 

thanks for the info. in this thread, since my collection is mainly TSR products, its great to know what other products are out there to read and collect...much appreciated.

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:07 pm 
 

Thanks to encouragement in this thread (and a couple others), I'd been  picking up the Privateer Press Iron Kingdoms books whenever I can... I finally found the last couple of hardbacks and can consider this corner of the collection complete :)

I've read through the adventures - very cool stuff, and the hardbacks are beautiful.

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I was debating between this thread and Fun Finds, because I had such a blast picking these up... all are off-the-shelf from around Ontario and Halifax and mostly from the $5 and $10 piles... total spent on the books was about $120 (but the ticket to Halifax was a fortune :) )


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:51 pm 
 

davidc wrote:Thanks to encouragement in this thread (and a couple others), I'd been  picking up the Privateer Press Iron Kingdoms books whenever I can... I finally found the last couple of hardbacks and can consider this corner of the collection complete :)

I've read through the adventures - very cool stuff, and the hardbacks are beautiful.

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I was debating between this thread and Fun Finds, because I had such a blast picking these up... all are off-the-shelf from around Ontario and Halifax and mostly from the $5 and $10 piles... total spent on the books was about $120 (but the ticket to Halifax was a fortune :) )


Cool and a great deal, especially compared to what they go for on Ebay.
The adventures were what got me hooked to the setting, course it was only them and the first 3.0 Monsternomicon when this happened. (actually I don't see that in the photo, you'll want to get it if you don't have it)  Art and writing I will say are top notch for RPGs of this time.
I'd say if you are able to acquire the Warmachine/Hordes books for cheap they have some good story elements for the setting.  And the No Quarter magazine has small snippets as well.
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:17 am 
 

A well deserved Bump for a great thread.


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:50 pm 
 

astenon wrote:*Wilderlands of High Fantasy boxed set
Player's Guide to Wilderlands
Caverns of Thracia
*City State of the Imperial Overlord
CZ: Yggsburgh
* CZ: Upper Works
Tomb of Abyssthor (sp?)
* DCC 35
* RAR
* Ptolus
Iron Kingdoms books, incl. Witchfire Trilogy Hbk
Possibly The Drow War HBks, esp. book 1


Anyone want to take a stab at the current value of these?

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:10 pm 
 

Prices listed below are assuming NOT Shrink-wrapped… but Near Mint or better otherwise.
Based in part on recent sales (last 4 months) that I have witnessed and party (Very little) on speculation near future term.

Wilderlands of High Fantasy Box Set-$85-$100
Player's Guide to the Wilderlands-$35-$40
Caverns of Thracia-$25-$30
City State Book-$55 (Despite my copy that sold for $36)
CZ Yggsburgh-$15 (There are simply too many copies out there)
CZ: Upper Works-$150 (Despite the last couple that sold for less…)
Tomb of Abyssthor (sp?)   Not a clue…
DCC 35 - $75
RAR  Not a clue… too danged much for me
Ptolus  Not a clue… too danged much for me
Witchfire Trilogy Hbk -$45-$60
Witchfire Trilogy Single Vol. copies: Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 each at about $5; Vol. 3 at $25
The Drow War HBks: $10-$15 each.

(Not listed but should be)
CZ Yggsburgh City District Books/Folios: Ranging from $25-$50 depending on which one.
CZ Yggsburgh East Mark Folio-$20-$25

Aside: A prediction that is really fairly obvious to me.
CZ: Upper Works will continue to retain value and will eventually see a significant rise in price once the economy gets in better shape.


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:17 pm 
 

Here are my wild guesses (because I don't track sales or use eBay as a model for value):

Wilderlands of High Fantasy boxed set -- $65 - 120
Player's Guide to Wilderlands -- $30 - 50
Caverns of Thracia -- $15 - 25 (assuming this is the d20 version)
City State of the Imperial Overlord -- $40 - 60
CZ: Yggsburgh -- $5 - 15
CZ: Upper Works -- $125 - 200
Tomb of Abyssthor (sp?) -- $10 - 25
DCC 35 -- $20 - 45
RAR -- $125 - 200
Ptolus -- $125 - 200 (assuming this is the complete version with all extras)
Iron Kingdoms books, incl. Witchfire Trilogy Hbk -- $50 - 100
Possibly The Drow War HBks, esp. book 1 -- $30 - 50


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:28 pm 
 

serleran wrote:Possibly The Drow War HBks, esp. book 1 -- $30 - 50

Different volumes of that series have been available from Tonya's eBay store for much less than that.  Other sellers have sold them cheaply as well.  Gnat's estimate of $10 - $15 is more accurate.

  
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