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Dragon 6%       6%  [ 2 ]
Dungeon 8%       8%  [ 3 ]
Polyhedron 0%       0%  [ 0 ]
Dragon + Dungeon 6%       6%  [ 2 ]
Dragon + Poly 0%       0%  [ 0 ]
Dungeon + Poly 3%       3%  [ 1 ]
All 3 19%       19%  [ 7 ]
None of these 3 58%       58%  [ 21 ]
Total votes : 36

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:04 pm 
 

Just curious how common complete sets are.

What do you have all of (in print)?

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:13 pm 
 

I have a complete set of Dragon Magazine, and a complete set of Strategic Review.

I also have a few issues of Dungeon Magazine (and also issues #1 and #2).

I have many issues of Polyhedron Magazine. Although I do plan on finishing the collection, it's not a priority.

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:35 pm 
 

I voted all three.  With Polyhedron, I have all of the numbered issues.  However, I'm not sure I have all of the unnumbered/special/weird issues.  Examples I do have include GC1 Special Edition 9/99, Membership Handbook 1.0, North America Membership Handbook V 1.5 and the "Introductory Issue" from 1989 (not to be confused with Issue 1).  I don't know how many more of these types of things have eluded me to date.

I would guess with the advent of .pdfs including the Dragon Magazine Archive covering the first 250 issues, few people have complete runs anymore.  I seem to remember one member who was going to use old Dragons as packing material to prevent damage during shipping!

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:37 pm 
 

I do not have ALL of, of anything....

My CD Archives includes the first 250 issues of Dragon.
As for hard copies:
I have a single copy of Dragon Issue one and a a handful of other early issues, and I have all seven of the Strategic Reviews plus three extras (1, 3, 4).

As for Polyhedrons (RPGA Newsletters)
I have Issues 1-50 except for 23, and 27....
With extra copies of some issues.

Not to say it is not a worthy colection (FAR from it) and at one time, I had once upon a time planned to collect them all, but I gave that up a long time ago.
But I have no interest in Having hard copies of all the Dragon Magazines, but I would like to have Issues 1-60 of Poly.

Please see my recent ad in the Acaeum classifieds looking for Polys.

What I would like to have is a Complete collection of Dungeon Magazine, orerhaps a CD Achive of the first ten years, or somesuch thing....


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:37 pm 
 

Don't really collect magazines, per se, but I have completed Judges Guild Journals and almost completed Pegasus (need #1), but also have all the Earthdawn Journals and Shadowland, with a nearly complete run of Ka*Ge as well. Getting some White Dwarfs and Citadel Journals now and then, as needed for other things. Oh, and I do have all The Crusaders as well.


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:41 pm 
 

Avurax wrote:......  I seem to remember one member who was going to use old Dragons as packing material to prevent damage during shipping!


That was (IIRC) SkectreWhisp........
Not sure if he was serious, but it would not surprise me to see him actually go through with it. :lol:

If he does I REALLY hope he takes pictures and posts them here. 8O
Better yet, post a video...... perhaps on YouTube.
It woud be fun to see the response if nothing else. :lol:

And I also have MOST of the Crusades, except for Issue One.....
Mr. T outbid me on that big C&C lot, or I WOULD have them all.


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:44 pm 
 

I chose all of both Dragon + Dungeon but really I am missing about a half dozen issues of each - I just haven't found the remaining issues for $2 or less yet.

I have about 50-60 issues of polyhedron so only about half way there.

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:45 pm 
 

None. Not a priority. I have Dragon 40ish through 250. Dungeon #1 and few others. Very few Polyhedrons and now I have Strategic Review #1 and #3 thanks to the NTRPG!
But all that said I am not a magazine hunter.


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:48 pm 
 

Only Dungeon is complete.  Have the Dragon CD and some issues after 250.

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:01 pm 
 

Avurax wrote:I seem to remember one member who was going to use old Dragons as packing material to prevent damage during shipping!


I may end up doing this as well.  I sold the adventures out of 19 issues so the remains are just lingering around.  I will probably go through them and cut out some more bits though.

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:08 pm 
 

Alas, poor Imagine. :lol:

Avurax wrote:I voted all three.

'grats! Not remotely close here, even with the temptation to bump the total 'zine count cheaply. *jk*


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:57 pm 
 

Dragon Archive 1-250 (130-180ish actual), WD 50-101, Imagine and GM Pubs complete for me..
A few RPGA but nothing major.. Just landed 7 Adventurer mags as well for £1.99!  :D


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:05 pm 
 

ashmire13 wrote:Imagine... complete

Taking bets you're missing #31. Win?
(Even more fun if adding the TSR-UK HN, PAN, PAB & BE under the "Imagine" umbrella. In reality, one of the most difficult runs to complete rather than one of the easiest...).

ashmire13 wrote:Just landed 7 Adventurer mags as well for £1.99!  :D

Rather more in postage costs? Nice pickup. :)


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:46 pm 
 

I have never actually collected these, I have the bigs #1's  and bunches of the rest but that is it.


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:07 pm 
 

Dragon/SA - scans through 273 and specials, dumped originals
Dragontales - yes
Dungeon - scans through 81, dumped originals
Polyhedron - 1-125 and specials, missing less than ten to finish up to 143
Imagine - 1-30, missing the special


My interest in Dragon/Dungeon/Polyhedron is through the end of 2E.  Polyhedron issues are thin and can be stored in a couple boxes, but rebuilding physical collections of Dragon and Dungeon is just more space than I want to dedicate to storage.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:28 pm 
 

Gnat the Beggar wrote:
That was (IIRC) SkectreWhisp........
Not sure if he was serious, but it would not surprise me to see him actually go through with it. :lol:



A guy I knew back in the days or rec.rpg.markeplace used to do this. He got suckered in ona deal for OOP Dragons, but most were in the #120-#190 range (i.e, worthless) and he had somelike like a couple dozen each.  He couldn't even sell them for a $1 each so was using them for packing material at one point.

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:43 pm 
 

faro wrote:Rather more in postage costs? Nice pickup. :)


£6.50 inc P&P & the seller made it up with another mag, totalling 8 now. And actually, I have the special now as well, although took a time to get it.   8)


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:12 pm 
 

ashmire13 wrote:£6.50 inc P&P & the seller made it up with another mag, totalling 8 now.

Nothing wrong with freebies! Even domestic UK shipping is becoming painful $-wise these days thanks to pricing by package size and tinkering around with the weight bands.

ashmire13 wrote:And actually, I have the special now as well, although took a time to get it.   8)

Can be a bit of a pain that one, agreed. I did mean #31 rather than the special, though. ;)


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:38 pm 
 

never seen #31!
is that to do with the #0 advertiser tempter copy??


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:13 pm 
 

#31 followed #30, sorry! Was something of an urban legend at university but it does actually exist.

The advertising sampler issue is a pain in the neck to find: have a habit of spotting that one (cheaply!) after the auction's finished. A rarely employed tactic - can only think of a few others like Concepts (non-TSR) that adopted the approach, unfortunately.

Who else ticked "all three" in the poll; and any hints on trans-dimensional storage solutions for A&Es and suchlike? ;)


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