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Post Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:53 am 
 

lokiwookie wrote:Could you give more information about this game and this company please?

Aside from that it should be a good 5 times more expensive than Siege of Minas Tirith rather than half the price (indicating a cluelessness factor of ~10)?

lokiwookie wrote:I only found this on boardgamegeek
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/18162/two-towers

Try also http://tolkienboardgamecollecting.webs. ... towers.htm :)

"It took me four or five years before I even anyone who had the game.  I heard once that a copy was sold at Gen Con around 1997 and a couple of game searchers had this game on their list but they had not found it" is about right... The last copy (I think; it was several years ago) vanished pdq at ~$300 BIN.

Hmm... and there's at least one more on-topic apparent bargain towards the top of T&T's price range, too. Tsk, tsk... ;)


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:13 am 
 

Thanks for the link! Never heard of it before. But I am not a Tolkien addict.

The problem with T&T is the completeness of items. For this kind of stuff, I won't be surprised if most of counters are missing or the whole counter sheet (even if it is stated as NM)


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:57 am 
 

faro wrote:"It took me four or five years before I even anyone who had the game.  I heard once that a copy was sold at Gen Con around 1997 and a couple of game searchers had this game on their list but they had not found it" is about right... The last copy (I think; it was several years ago) vanished pdq at ~$300 BIN.


There was a copy at the Gen Con auction in 2008.

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I don't recall if it sold or what the final bid was, but I'm sure you can locate it on one of the spreadsheets they put together.  I believe the term "ridiculously rare" was used as a selling point by one of the auctioneers.  :)


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:59 am 
 

The ToT has one posted as well:

http://tomeoftreasures.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1279

I remember TFM buying it for a lot.

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:43 am 
 

lokiwookie wrote:The Two Towers: Could you give more information about this game and this company please?




Ah yes, poor Rich; an old friend. Still doing fine I trust; I see him at GenCon regularly.



Back in the '70s, Rich Jordison created and published a few wargames under the unincorporated company name "Fact & Fantasy Games" (mislisted in the 2T citation here as 'the Fantasy Game Co.'). Unfortunately many of his games were based on LotR, and the estate whacked him and he destroyed all the existing copies (yes really) as part of the settlement.



Rich also created some wargames based on ERB's Mars, but learning from the Tolkien affair, he rewrote them to be a "green planet" game instead of "red planet". ;> Thus we have the "Warriors of the Green Planet" series of multiple games, all actually suitable for Mars with a little judicious editing & renaming.



Of Rich's illegal Tolkiens, Minas Tirith is indeed more easily found, but Two Towers has come up regularly.



A more generic wargame item is Siege tho it is rather hard to find (and I'm still watching for one at a more reasonable price).



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Post Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:40 pm 
 

hmm amazing that they destroyed nearly all copies. I was thinking that in this kind of copyright problem, they only forbid the release/publication but do not track copies to destroy them.

Since you are there Frank, could you take a look to this thread please?
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Mars said that perhaps you could recognize this module. I am looking for any information on it.


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:59 pm 
 

lokiwookie wrote:Perhaps because prices decrease month after month.

I didn't look to TSR prices, is it the same pattern?






I think pretty much everything is down across the board.  Here's some more that stunned me... first three issues of Warpstone:




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The first issue used to be an easy $200-300.  Maybe this just wasn't advertised well, but... wow!


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:08 pm 
 

Collectors become more reasonable :)
Actually I don't know if it is a good or a bad new. Good new because we will be able to pick up a lot of stuff at fair price. But bad new because if we want to sell our collection one day, we will not able to grab a lot of money...

I won several warpstone issues. Later issues, from 12 to 17 for 1€ each. But they are more common isn't it? Anyway, the seller did not ship them... :(


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:10 pm 
 

For example, the Serpent Island that Ian is selling


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Only one bid?


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:31 pm 
 

TheHistorian wrote:


I think pretty much everything is down across the board.  Here's some more that stunned me... first three issues of Warpstone:


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The first issue used to be an easy $200-300.  Maybe this just wasn't advertised well, but... wow!




Geez I prob would have bid them up if i had seen..



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Post Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:41 pm 
 

beasterbrook wrote:
Geez I prob would have bid them up if i had seen..

Brette:)



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Post Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:42 pm 
 

Even if Talislanta is not rare and each book can be easily be find for a few $, it is an interesting lot for who wants to start a Talislanta collection




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Post Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:46 pm 
 

Not in good condition but, for $75 BIN, an EotPT is always interesting ;)




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lokiwookie wrote:Even if Talislanta is not rare and each book can be easily be find for a few $, it is an interesting lot for who wants to start a Talislanta collection


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I have to think that the current scanning project will crush prices:



http://talislanta.com/?page_id=5


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:31 am 
 

This is... interesting?




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Post Posted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:21 am 
 

TheHistorian wrote:
I have to think that the current scanning project will crush prices:

http://talislanta.com/?page_id=5


I am not sure that collectors are interested in pdf. But it is a very interesting project to scan every Talislanta books to play with.


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:39 am 
 

TheHistorian wrote:I have to think that the current scanning project will crush prices:

http://talislanta.com/?page_id=5


Prices for Talislanta aren't very high and I think there will always be a market for those people who want to hold a book in their hand.

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:07 am 
 

Hi,



speaking with my reseller hat on, talislanta is largely to be avoided.



This caught my eye. I don't know much about minis, is it really worth that much?




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Post Posted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 3:28 pm 
 

Sealed Master of the Universe RPG

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I remember that someone here was looking for this game.


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:50 pm 
 

lawrenson wrote:
This caught my eye. I don't know much about minis, is it really worth that much?


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Well, six bidders at £100+, and three bidders at £200+, so...



no, not to me.   :lol:


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