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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.


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

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Seller has some Tekumel books.

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Thought some of you might find it of interest.



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

Hey everyone,



I thought this was interesting:

http://cgi.ebay.com/LOT-Tolkein-Middle- ... 0747702088



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?



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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!


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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.


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

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


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

rhynne wrote:Hey everyone,

I thought this was interesting:

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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?

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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.


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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.

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

rhynne wrote:Hey everyone,
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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).

  

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Post Posted: Fri May 13, 2011 8:57 am 
 

For WFRP/WFB fans - uncommon to see both Realms Of Chaos books in one auction:  
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Post Posted: Fri May 13, 2011 10:37 am 
 

Mars wrote: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.


Which ones came out first? Pheonix or Gamelords?


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Post Posted: Fri May 13, 2011 10:59 am 
 

Phoenix Games was publishing in '78 (Calthonwey). Gamelords didn't begin publishing until '80 (Thieves' Guild).


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Post Posted: Fri May 13, 2011 6:06 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote: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)

Duh... I'd missed that, somehow, despite also being in plain sight. Thanks. :)


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Post Posted: Fri May 13, 2011 11:47 pm 
 

faro wrote:Duh... I'd missed that, somehow, despite also being in plain sight. Thanks. :)


LOL - I still remembered it slightly wrong....contraction of Kerry LLoyd's own names.


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Post Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 2:53 pm 
 

GW 3rd print, no dice?

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