Interesting Non-TSR Items Formerly on eBay
Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies. Page 69 of 100123 ... 66, 67, 68, 69, 70 ... 9899100
Author

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 6720
Joined: Jul 16, 2005
Last Visit: Feb 02, 2021

Post Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 6:01 pm 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:I am not a miniatures collector, but this lot seems interesting. Some (including the most risque miniature I have ever seen) the Seller says were bought in the TSR shops when it was in Gary Gygax's house.

eBay listings




Not the most risque miniature I have ever seen.  American Eagles in Ballard used to stock others.  They date from a way less politically correct time.



I have been looking for the notation where the seller claims to have bought them at Gygax's house.  I can't find it.


"But I have watched the dragons come, fire-eyed, across the world."

  

User avatar

Long-Winded Collector

Posts: 3155
Joined: Nov 21, 2005
Last Visit: Feb 05, 2016
Location: UK

Post Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 6:29 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:Not the most risque miniature I have ever seen.
...
I have been looking for the notation where the seller claims to have bought them at Gygax's house.  I can't find it.


Must've been distracted? ;)

=>

** eBay auction listing blocked.  Please enable cookies in your browser for this site and for eBay! **

(nsfw?)


"7.3 ORGANIZING THE PARTY: Always have a keg, even if it's BYOB...
7.4 TAKING THE GAME SERIOUSLY: Don't"


Last edited by faro on Tue May 10, 2011 6:32 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector
JG Valuation Board
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 5029
Joined: Oct 11, 2004
Last Visit: Jan 16, 2017
Location: Texas

Post Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 6:32 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:...I have been looking for the notation where the seller claims to have bought them at Gygax's house.  I can't find it.

This figure was purchased at the old TSR [Dungeon and Dragons] shop in Lake Geneva, WI when it was still located in Gary Gygax's house on Williams Street in the mid 1970's.  My dad was a long time toy soldier collector and traditional wargamer and Gygax often asked his advice and bounced ideas off him when we were in his store.


"Guys, I am starting to think Tegel Manor might be haunted..."
Stated by me as a PC during a run of Tegel Manor DMed by killjoy at NTRPGCon 2010

Charter Member of the ATM

  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 6720
Joined: Jul 16, 2005
Last Visit: Feb 02, 2021

Post Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 6:35 pm 
 

I'm still not seeing it.   :scratch:


"But I have watched the dragons come, fire-eyed, across the world."

  

User avatar

Long-Winded Collector

Posts: 3155
Joined: Nov 21, 2005
Last Visit: Feb 05, 2016
Location: UK

Post Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 6:41 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:I'm still not seeing it.   :scratch:

Down; below the pics. :)

===

Minot - Thane Tostig

Stretching Rack, Operator & Victim

#TT23 & TT23



Condition:  Near Mint.  I see no damage to this figure.  The photos don't do these figures justice, they are beautifully painted.

Size: 25mm

Material: Metal [Pewter]

Date: 1977

Details:  It was primed to protect the metal and then painted with the finest flat paints available.

This figure was purchased at the old TSR [Dungeon and Dragons] shop in Lake Geneva, WI when it was still located in Gary Gygax's house on Williams Street in the mid 1970's.  My dad was a long time toy soldier collector and traditional wargamer and Gygax often asked his advice and bounced ideas off him when we were in his store.

>>CLICK HERE to view similar Fantasy Figures<<

About the Company: Designed by Barry Minot in the late seventies, these were interesting, if somewhat small even for 25mm, ranges. As a source of dungeon artifacts, they were great.

Made in England.


"7.3 ORGANIZING THE PARTY: Always have a keg, even if it's BYOB...
7.4 TAKING THE GAME SERIOUSLY: Don't"

  

User avatar

Sage Collector

Posts: 2550
Joined: Aug 02, 2006
Last Visit: Feb 28, 2021
Location: San Francisco, CA

Post Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 7:15 pm 
 

faro wrote:Either the previous buyer reneged on the auction or the seller has a whole stack and can't be bothered to photograph each one. ;)


Apparently the latter, as it turns out I know the buyer and he says he got it.


Areas of interest/knowledge: Harn, Pendragon, WFRP, Ars Magica, anything BRP based, CoC, Runequest

Planning: BRP/Harn

  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 6211
Joined: Jan 03, 2005
Last Visit: Mar 05, 2021
Location: UK

Post Posted: Wed May 11, 2011 1:52 am 
 

TheHistorian wrote:
Apparently the latter, as it turns out I know the buyer and he says he got it.

Was it truely mint in shrink?


This week I've been mostly eating . . . chicken and wild rice soup.

 WWW  


Sage Collector
JG Valuation Board
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 2044
Joined: Aug 28, 2006
Last Visit: Feb 25, 2021
Location: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Post Posted: Wed May 11, 2011 6:18 am 
 

Seller has a number of nice Cthulhu items:



eBay listings

  

User avatar

Sage Collector

Posts: 2550
Joined: Aug 02, 2006
Last Visit: Feb 28, 2021
Location: San Francisco, CA

Post Posted: Wed May 11, 2011 11:34 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:Was it truely mint in shrink?


Haven't seen it, but I'm told it was in shrink/bag/whatever that is in that picture.


Areas of interest/knowledge: Harn, Pendragon, WFRP, Ars Magica, anything BRP based, CoC, Runequest

Planning: BRP/Harn

  


Prolific Collector

Posts: 579
Joined: Jul 22, 2010
Last Visit: Mar 09, 2019
Location: Hong Kong

Post Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 1:34 am 
 

Hey everyone,



Seller has some Tekumel books.

** eBay auction listing blocked.  Please enable cookies in your browser for this site and for eBay! **





Thought some of you might find it of interest.



Best regards,

Ronald

  


Prolific Collector

Posts: 579
Joined: Jul 22, 2010
Last Visit: Mar 09, 2019
Location: Hong Kong

Post Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 1:40 am 
 

Hey everyone,



I thought this was interesting:

** eBay auction listing blocked.  Please enable cookies in your browser for this site and for eBay! **





The Middle Earth books in the lot are not anything special.

What caught my eye was The Mines of Keridav.



Is anyone here familiar with that book?



Best regards,

Ronald

  

User avatar

Sage Collector

Posts: 2491
Joined: Feb 07, 2006
Last Visit: Mar 03, 2021
Location: France / Cité des Papes

Post Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 6:14 am 
 

It is the 2nd module from Phoenix Game (after Lost Abbey of Calthonwey). And it is the 1st print of this module, then reprinted by Gamelords (another cover art). I prefer this Bob Charrette cover art. Nice little module. Can be played with any FRPG since stats are generic.
Definitely worth picking one!


Adventures in Austerion : a fantasy RPG, with boardgame mechanisms and modular battlemap. By Guillaume Tavernier and Géraud G.

 WWW  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 6211
Joined: Jan 03, 2005
Last Visit: Mar 05, 2021
Location: UK

Post Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 7:42 am 
 

The problem with the Gamelords reprint of Keridav is that they xeroxed the brown maps and they look blocky and black, look ugly and are hard to read. The cover aret of the Gamelords Keridav and Caeldo are great. It's just that the content is let down by poor printing and bad typesetting. Still, it was a long time ago and people didn't understand these things back then.

In those days you could use the justification that you can lower the quality in order to reduce price and make a product viable for the gamer. Nowadays with a level playing field there is no excuse for publishing tripe when the next guy is publishing something like LotFP or Slumbering Tsar with the same tools and print outlet.


This week I've been mostly eating . . . chicken and wild rice soup.

 WWW  

User avatar

Sage Collector

Posts: 2491
Joined: Feb 07, 2006
Last Visit: Mar 03, 2021
Location: France / Cité des Papes

Post Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 8:04 am 
 

I am wondering if it exists different prints of each version.


Adventures in Austerion : a fantasy RPG, with boardgame mechanisms and modular battlemap. By Guillaume Tavernier and Géraud G.

 WWW  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector
JG Valuation Board
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 5029
Joined: Oct 11, 2004
Last Visit: Jan 16, 2017
Location: Texas

Post Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 8:34 am 
 

rhynne wrote:Hey everyone,

I thought this was interesting:

** eBay auction listing blocked.  Please enable cookies in your browser for this site and for eBay! **

The Middle Earth books in the lot are not anything special.
What caught my eye was The Mines of Keridav.

Is anyone here familiar with that book?

Best regards,
Ronald




I was lucky to find a 1st Print copy of Mines of Keridav on e-Bay a few weeks ago.

I (sort of) figured out what it was right away as I already had a copy of the Gamelords 2nd print of that adventure.

I thought it HAD to be an earlier print (before Gamelords) and once I got it, I saw that I was right.

I bought another module from the same seller that I had been searching for, for a long time.

The Demon Pits of Caeldo

The two adventures tie into one another with encounters, NPCs, scenarios and tie ins that make them easy to use together and they can be inserted into almost any Fantasy campaign setting.


"Guys, I am starting to think Tegel Manor might be haunted..."
Stated by me as a PC during a run of Tegel Manor DMed by killjoy at NTRPGCon 2010

Charter Member of the ATM

  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector

Posts: 6067
Joined: May 03, 2003
Last Visit: Feb 08, 2021
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Post Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 10:59 am 
 

The Mines of Keridav is not too difficult to find and usual sells fairly cheap (even the Phoenix version) - often $10 or under.  The tougher one to get is the first Phoenix module "The Lost Abbey of Calthonwey".  It is hard to find and in excellent shape would normally approach $100.

 WWW  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 6211
Joined: Jan 03, 2005
Last Visit: Mar 05, 2021
Location: UK

Post Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 12:34 pm 
 

I thought Demon Pits of Caeldo were as common as white boxes. NKG have been selling them for years and don't seem to be running out of stock. Gamelords probably hove box loads too.

The Phoenix Keridav is certainly a much superior product to the Gamelords offering. Thankfully Caeldo doesn't suffer from such poor and unreadable mapwork. I suspect Keridav was printed in a hurry with no thought given to the user or the quality of the product. That seemed to end that product line with them.


This week I've been mostly eating . . . chicken and wild rice soup.

 WWW  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 6720
Joined: Jul 16, 2005
Last Visit: Feb 02, 2021

Post Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 2:25 pm 
 

One (possibly) interesting bit of triva...via Conan Lloyd, son of Kerry Lloyd...

Keridav is a contraction of Kerry and Dave...the two authors of the module.

(OK...back to the relevant discussion)


"But I have watched the dragons come, fire-eyed, across the world."

  


Prolific Collector

Posts: 579
Joined: Jul 22, 2010
Last Visit: Mar 09, 2019
Location: Hong Kong

Post Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 9:20 pm 
 

Hey everyone,

Thanks for all the replies, and added information on The Mines of Keridav.
Seems I generated enough interest that there are now 3 bids on that lot. :)

I'll check up with the seller and see if they will ship internationally.

Best regards,
Ronald

  


Prolific Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 444
Joined: Apr 13, 2008
Last Visit: Sep 26, 2020
Location: Ohio

Post Posted: Fri May 13, 2011 7:46 am 
 

rhynne wrote:Hey everyone,
...
Seems I generated enough interest that there are now 3 bids on that lot. :)
...


The Acaeum Effect strikes again  :D  ... Will be interesting to see what it finally sells for since it was shown here + Gnat's thread on the different printings (even though this cover has heavy wear).

  
PreviousNext
Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies. Page 69 of 100123 ... 66, 67, 68, 69, 70 ... 9899100