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Post Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 4:27 pm 
 

I can't say with any certainty, but I believe it was composed from existing books (2nd print PHB and M&T) and Yggsburgh rather than having a run of new books specifically for it. I have also only seen it in stores twice, and then one copy each, and never on eBay -- in fact, I had to buy a spare slipsleeve from Noble Knight (the sleeve was sold separately, as well)... so, it matters on how many of those sleeves were made, and I would guesstimate less than 1000 -- more like 500 is a better judgment, and maybe that is too high. So, as a set, I would say it is fairly uncommon. After all, it is not Cleaver the Pit v1 (of which 100 were printed.)


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:13 pm 
 

As regards Engineering Dungeons, would anyone care to speculate as to when the first dungeon generating system was published?


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:33 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:As regards Engineering Dungeons, would anyone care to speculate as to when the first dungeon generating system was published?


All I can think of is the section of the AD&D Dungeons Masters Guide (it was fun in a random kind of way).

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:51 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:
As regards Engineering Dungeons, would anyone care to speculate as to when the first dungeon generating system was published?


White Dwarf # 3 (1977) had an article by Roger Moore on generating random dungeon maps.

The Geomorphs and Monsters & Treasures accessories would seem likely to me to be the first published 'system'.

  


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:54 am 
 

SoulCatcher78 wrote:
All I can think of is the section of the AD&D Dungeons Masters Guide (it was fun in a random kind of way).


I believe this material was first published in Strategic Review #1 (Spring 1975), as the article "Solo Dungeon Adventures" (by Gygax).

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Post Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 10:54 am 
 

What's the rarity of the books for the Scarred Lands setting by Sword & Sorcery Studios? What about the Malhavoc Press adventures and sourcebooks?


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Post Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 11:28 am 
 

Knightfall wrote:What's the rarity of the books for the Scarred Lands setting by Sword & Sorcery Studios? What about the Malhavoc Press adventures and sourcebooks?


I can only assume that they are extremely common.  I see the Scarred Lands stuff at used book stores all the time with price tags of less than $10 and they still dont move off the shelf.  The Malhavoc stuff is also pretty common from what I can tell with the exception of Ptolus.  But I have no idea how many of those were printed.


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Post Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 11:48 am 
 

Some of the Scarred Lands books may be a little more uncommon, like Blood Bayou or Mithril: City of the Golem, but I am not sure about that. There can be high demand for some of the products, in the right places.


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Post Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 12:13 pm 
 

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I can only assume that they are extremely common.  I see the Scarred Lands stuff at used book stores all the time with price tags of less than $10 and they still dont move off the shelf.  The Malhavoc stuff is also pretty common from what I can tell with the exception of Ptolus.  But I have no idea how many of those were printed.


Ptolus is less common because of its very high retail price; I think it was over $100 retail 8O

Very little(if any) of the S&S or malhovic stuff is worth more than retail price.


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Post Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 12:29 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:Ptolus is less common because of its very high retail price; I think it was over $100 retail 8O


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Post Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 3:30 pm 
 

Yeah maybe some of the S&S stuff can be uncommon, but I've never followed it on ebay since I bought when each book came out.  Some of the early stuff was good, it was near the end things changed for the worse.  The Forsaken elves, ugh :roll:

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Post Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 5:59 pm 
 

4E books are not retaining their value.  The lowest prices that I have seen so far are . . .



Two DMGs at $3.99 each plus shipping:



. . . http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0335318175

. . . http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0335317525



One PHB for $0.99 plus shipping:



. . . http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0417395383



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3.5 PHBs are still in the range of $17.50 - $22.50 + shipping.



Iron Kingdoms products, with the exception of Five Fingers: Port of Deceit, are still well over cover.

  

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Post Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 6:06 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:4E books are not retaining their value.  The lowest prices that I have seen so far are . . .

Two DMGs at $3.99 each plus shipping:

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One PHB for $0.99 plus shipping:

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3.5 PHBs are still in the range of $17.50 - $22.50 + shipping.

Iron Kingdoms products, with the exception of Five Fingers: Port of Deceit, are still well over cover.




That's crazy, and I thought $10 per 4e book was a deal.



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Post Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 6:27 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:That's crazy, and I thought $10 per 4e book was a deal.

$10 for a 4E book is a good deal.  The insanely-low prices above indicate to me that no one really cares about 4E. "Do I want to bid on another 4E book or watch TV?  I think I'll watch TV."

  


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Post Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 10:33 pm 
 

I'll take a look at the 4e prices once the 4e Village of Hommlet arrives: if I can find a set for $20 or so, I may even buy them :D  How many "core" books are there in 4e these days??


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Post Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 10:53 pm 
 

grodog wrote:I'll take a look at the 4e prices once the 4e Village of Hommlet arrives: if I can find a set for $20 or so, I may even buy them :D  How many "core" books are there in 4e these days??


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Post Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 11:01 pm 
 

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