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Post Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:32 am 
 

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Fair condition. Moisture damage. $20 bids?



This seller has a bunch like this. What, someone spike the cool aid?

  


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:36 am 
 

Yes. That is utterly bizarre. The bidders have feedback of 655 and 1718 respectively. Most of these are available in NM all the time for half the price as BINs. How peculiar.

Maybe the moisture damage is from storing them between Pamela Anderson's thighs.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:04 am 
 

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Fair condition. Moisture damage. $20 bids?

This seller has a bunch like this. What, someone spike the cool aid?




I had a sw Dark Folk sell for $1.



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Post Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:11 am 
 

"Maybe the moisture damage is from storing them between Pamela Anderson's thighs.

I bid $1000.

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:13 am 
 

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Well just when you thought you had seen it all...I don't think I have ever sold one for more than $10 - and that was probably mint copy of Dwarves (first printing).


And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:12 pm 
 

There are a few that show up less often (not even counting the early ones in the colored folders), but $20 is still way too much.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:14 pm 
 

TheHistorian wrote:There are a few that show up less often (not even counting the early ones in the colored folders), but $20 is still way too much.


The price is one thing, the moisture damage is just crazy. I just wonder if these two bidders are betting each other to buy the worst condition common items they can find.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:44 pm 
 

Maybe these guys just didn't read well?

The Mayfair modules are usually quite common...$2 to $10.  A couple of this series are worth slightly more.  This is nuts.

Also, Throne of Evil is a weak scenario requiring the characters to somehow appear in medieval England in a specific time period.  I do like the cover art, however.


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:44 am 
 

OK, it's missing the cover, and I hear it's not a very good module.  But $6.06?  Shouldn't it have gone for a good bit more than that?  Or am I missing something?



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Post Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:10 am 
 

Bracton wrote:OK, it's missing the cover, and I hear it's not a very good module.  But $6.06?  Shouldn't it have gone for a good bit more than that?  Or am I missing something?


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The people who know what it is probably don't want an incomplete copy.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:20 am 
 

What he said.

With no cover it's pretty much worthless unless you're looking for a play copy, and as you pointed out, it's a pretty crappy adventure at that.

With mint in shrink copies selling for $50, and good clean copies going for $25, I'd only have expected it to have reached $10. It's probably the lowest valued and worse written of the Role Aids Big Five.


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:45 am 
 

I'll be sure to give my friend a hard time for not keeping the paper cover it came in ;)

I understand the collector's mentality, but it still seems odd to pay a premium for a piece of paper that doesn't even have any info on it (Correct? Is it just a protective cover of sorts, or am I missing something?)

I hope the new owner is happy to add it to his or her collection!

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:40 am 
 

You are right, but it is akin to buting a record without the sleeve, or a rare book without the dust jacket. The cover is just a wrapover pocketted folder with the Role Aids logo on the back. It would have been blue, however, there has ben one in yellow and the rarer coloured covers (yellow and brown) also go for a premium.


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:09 pm 
 

TollHouseGolem wrote:I understand the collector's mentality, but it still seems odd to pay a premium for a piece of paper that doesn't even have any info on it (Correct? Is it just a protective cover of sorts, or am I missing something?)


Jade Hare comes to mind.  A typical copy of the adventure that does not include the cover would sell for $200 or less.  I believe the cover is blank on the inside and uses art on the outside that can be found on other products.  However, the covered Jade Hare sells for about an additional $2,000.

Price often has nothing to do with quality of the adventure either.

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:24 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:The cover is just a wrapover pocketted folder with the Role Aids logo on the back.


Ah, thanks, I did not know it had the logo on back or that it has pockets.

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:45 pm 
 

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Ah, thanks, I did not know it had the logo on back or that it has pockets.

The pockets are just fold up flaps from the botton, like it's punched from a single card sheet. There's also aline on the back at the bottom for the owner to write his name on. There would also have been a white card inside with green writing on, an ad' for Mayfair's other products. For the time, it was a pretty impressive presentation.


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:28 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:The pockets are just fold up flaps from the botton, like it's punched from a single card sheet. There's also aline on the back at the bottom for the owner to write his name on. There would also have been a white card inside with green writing on, an ad' for Mayfair's other products. For the time, it was a pretty impressive presentation.


Blue writing was on this ones sheet, Fez1 had the green writing.
As for the price, I paid $5 years ago for mine with folder and sheet in SW.  I think the website/store didn't really know what they were worth.  Course we all know what usually happens to SW items. :wink:

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Post Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:51 pm 
 

$5 is definitely not a typical price.  That was a good find!

  
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