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Post Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 6:07 pm 
 

I am posting this here, because I am pretty sure it wasn't a TSR product. A long time ago (early 90's) I had a D&D Supplement book (thick, but soft cover) and it was some kind of compendium of traps and tricks to insert into dungeons.

Does anyone have any clue about what this book might have been? I really can't remember too much about it, so sorry for a lack of info.

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Post Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 6:11 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 6:13 pm 
 

This sounds like the Dragon Tree Press book:

http://tomeoftreasures.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=562

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Post Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 6:15 pm 
 

Wow, I had my answer in under 5 minutes. :)  Thanks!

Yes, you are correct, It was one of those Grimtooth's Traps books. A couple of the covers look familiar, but I am not positive which one I had, at least now I am pointed in the correct direction.

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Post Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 6:17 pm 
 

It wasn't the Dragon Tree Press book, but it looks like a good one too.

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Post Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 6:32 pm 
 

Actually, there have been a fair number of books of this nature, but most are obscure.


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Post Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 6:40 pm 
 

Yes, a number of traps books to choose from.  Reilly Associates had a couple too:

http://tomeoftreasures.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=774

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Post Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 6:59 pm 
 

I liked this one from Goodman Games http://www.goodman-games.com/4330preview.html Course I got it for $3 as well.

Necromancer Games has an updated version of some of the Grimtooth traps called The Wurst of Grimtooth's Traps.

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Post Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 7:08 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:I liked this one from Goodman Games http://www.goodman-games.com/4330preview.html Course I got it for $3 as well.

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Too bad the cover is hideous and I would never let it share a shelf with any of my RPG stuff...

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Post Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 10:31 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:Necromancer Games has an updated version of some of the Grimtooth traps called The Wurst of Grimtooth's Traps.


The NG Grimtooth's book, rather surprisingly, seems to do pretty well:  it's rarely up for sale, and almost never seems to sell for less-than $25 or so (the few times it does, of course, are those when I forget to bid ;) ).


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Post Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 11:32 pm 
 

grodog wrote:the few times it does, of course, are those when I forget to bid ;) ).


Me too.  That's the one that I am still missing.

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Post Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 8:59 am 
 

The Reilly Associates books look interesting.  8)
Those and Necromancers The Wurst of Gromtooth's Traps are three that I would not mind chasing one of these days.

I do have an extra copy of Grimtooth's Traps first print, perhaps someone wants to do some trading? :)


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Post Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 9:16 am 
 

Gnat the Beggar wrote:The Reilly Associates books look interesting.  8)




The author still has some copies of Dungeon Trap Handbook:




** expired eBay auction **




and a few others (including one of the Traveller ones):



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Post Posted: Sat May 30, 2009 6:03 pm 
 

NG Grimtooth's Traps is a virtual reprint of the originals, right down to the pictures which were just scanned in and pasted into DTP. Typography is a little worse than the originals. Graphics are also worse, because they are effectively the original scans of something that was printed in low resolution, and is then reprinted in high resolution on a quality printer. Not the best product NG has put out by a long shot. You'll get more enjoyment and better investment return, and better value for money from collecting the individual Flying Buffalo books. They come up all the time, and there are about eight or ten of them.


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. wrote:You'll get more enjoyment and better investment return, and better value for money from collecting the individual Flying Buffalo books. They come up all the time, and there are about eight or ten of them.


That is good to know.  I have all of the books and most of the various printings too so I figured I should eventually get the NG hardcover to complete the set.

At least I know not to throw too much money at it.

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Post Posted: Sat May 30, 2009 7:06 pm 
 

Mars wrote:The author still has some copies of Dungeon Trap Handbook:


** expired eBay auction **





Well, I went through all 18 pages of that store and saw not one copy of the Traps Book.

Did I miss it?

Where did you see his crrent listings of that book?

Do I need to send him a question from one of his other many listings?


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Post Posted: Sat May 30, 2009 7:20 pm 
 

It looks like the copy that I pointed out was purchased by someone else.  If you are interested though, send a message to that seller and ask for one - you can ask him to sign it as well.  He seems to have a number of copies still of:  Dungeon Trap Handbook, Journey to the Cloud Castle and Enchanted Treasures.

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Post Posted: Sat May 30, 2009 7:44 pm 
 

Mars wrote:It looks like the copy that I pointed out was purchased by someone else.  If you are interested though, send a message to that seller and ask for one - you can ask him to sign it as well.  He seems to have a number of copies still of:  Dungeon Trap Handbook, Journey to the Cloud Castle and Enchanted Treasures.


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Post Posted: Sun May 31, 2009 4:16 am 
 

And don't forget, Gary Reilly is the author, so ask him if he'll sign them. He still has copies.


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:04 pm 
 

I was checking out the (re-designed) Flying Buffalo site, and found this listing:

GRIMTOOTH'S TRAPS TREE: NOT AVAILABLE. These traps were so horrible, an unnamed secret agency bought up all copies, the printing plates, all file copies, & the reprint rights; fire-bombed the printer & forcibly drafted all the authors. [unavailable at any price]

Just a put on, or was that ever printed?

Reference http://www.flyingbuffalo.com/catalyst.htm


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