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Post Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:05 am 
 

This took me like ten minutes, counting laying the book out, taking the shots, digital download from camera to computer, uploading from there to Photoshop, then posting to here.
OK, maybe one hour total.

I have not included any OD&D Box Set Books as I think of them as a totally different item.

Among the 20 books in the picture below are copies of 1st Prints of all five OD&D Supplement Books. (Only one of each).
The others are later prints, though most are early prints.
Lizard Logo on all but three books and one is the 1st print Greyhawk and another is a Silver Chainmail both of which have the Pre-TSR GK logo.
The last is the later print (Wizard) Greyhawk on the bottom row left side.
All of the OD&D Supplements and Chainmails are Near Mint or better.
Most of the rest of the books are almost all NM, except a few.
What Price Glory is in Fair to Good condition; with sticker residue on front cover.
The pages are loose from the cover as the glue has long since completely gone away.
The pages are all present though, even the blue colored chapter separation sheets.
Mx3 Galore is in Fine (+/-) condition with sticker residue on front cover, rusty staples, and stains inside the book in the center (6 pages).
The Arduin Grimoire Vol. 3 is in crappy shape too.
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The Monsters x3 Galore has been discussed on the forum before.
(I got this copy from BadMike, a while ago)
This copy of What Price Glory has been discussed here also.
I got it from another member here, and the member asked me about it a while ago.
YES, I still have it. 8)
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The Greyhawk in the picture below is easily one of the most pristine copies I have ever laid eyes on.
But not the best, as it has a flaw.
Two Initials neatly printed in ink on inside cover...
That other book in this picture is OK too...
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This was not in the combined picture at the top, as I forgot about it before taking that picture...
But as it is a Digest Size book, it does qualify for placement in the thread.
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A recent purchase from Australia...
Even after the higher shipping costs; I think I got a really good deal on it too.
It is a little larger (Wider) than Digest Size, but not by much...
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I have stated my collecting methods here before.
But to rehash that issue: I try to collect as nice an item as I can find and can afford.
I do not neccessarily go after such and such, but wait for something to come up that interests me.
Which is without question as chaotic as can be and very hazardous to my bank account.
A more organized search and buy mission would not doubt save tons of money, but for me such organization would take some of the fun out of by chosen addic… Umnn… Hobby.

Until I do obtain that Near Mint copy; I try to find items that fill a vacancy (What I call placeholder copies), which I keep to read until I CAN find/afford a nicer copy.
Then I will normally sell (or trade, or give away) the placeholder copy.
I have done this for years and have accumulated a few nice items along the way.
Unfortunately; I also have a lot more crappy stuff than most members here might...


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:04 am 
 

Our favorite ones?
It would be a nice thread to see which supplements/booklets each member prefers in his/her collection.


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:58 am 
 

Of the Digest Books that I have; I really like all of them.
Though I think if you put a dagger to my gizzard, My top 5 are (in no certain order):
1) Chainmail 2nd Edition
2) What Price Glory
3) Greyhawk 1st Print
4) Traps and Tricks
5) Blackmoor

If I had some of the true rares; like the Digest Sized Wee Warriors Books (Dwarven Glory/Palace of the Vampire Queen) and TSRs Warriors of Mars, then they might make the list and move other books off.

I had a first print Boot Hill and sold it last year with only a little feeling of loss, as it simply did not apeal to me as much and I have not tried to replace it either.


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:25 am 
 

I like digest-sized books, though I don't have anything 'ultra rare'.  Plug: I particularly like these mini-games in digest format, Brunch at the Colliseum being my favorite thus far.

http://www.fuzzyheroes.com/catalog.php? ... Boardgames

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:28 am 
 

Yup.
Also should mention the Kobolds Ate My Baby series.
Not the new D20 Hard Back, but the smaller Digest Size booklets.
I have a handfull of those.

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:52 pm 
 

5 of my favorites are:

- What Price Glory?!
- Miekka ja Magia (a finnish D&D like)
- Knights of the round table
- Booklets from Archaeron system (Mage and Warrior)
- Donjons et Dragons (a french translation of D&D which has been sold only during few days in 1982 because it was without TSR permission) Not exactly a digest size, but...

I like the booklets from KABAL boxed set too!

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:24 am 
 

lokiwookie wrote:- Donjons et Dragons (a french translation of D&D which has been sold only during few days in 1982 because it was without TSR permission) Not exactly a digest size, but...


I'd say legal-paper digests should count as much as letter-paper ones; many of the early Chaosium booklets were this size.

Regarding digests in general, I find myself collecting them in many genres. During the OD&D time period, they were a favorite format of amateur/small-press publishers: zines, manuals for collectors of all manner of bric-a-brac,* sci-fi convention programs, local history & folklore, etc.

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:31 am 
 

wow guys, they are all awesome!!! my kinda things to collect, they are great :D

very nice indeed!

if i ever find time or the inclination to root and pull things out of boxes, i will photo some of my digest-size stuff - they are my favorite things.

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ps. any others please post some photos, they are great viewing



  

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:56 pm 
 

I love me some digest sized books.  I need more.

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Seems I've misplaced my Arduin books at the moment.  :scratch:


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Post Posted: Sat May 01, 2010 4:51 am 
 

I'm not digging out all my books for pictures. A list will have to do.

I count digest-sized box sets, so...

OD&D
Supplements I, II, III (x2)

Warriors of Mars (poor condition...water damage)
Dragon Tree Spell Book
Pulp Adventures: Treasure Most Magical
Pulp Adventures: Fools And Their Money
Palladium Book of Weapons and Assassins
Palladium Book of Contemporary Weapons

Arduin Grimoire
Welcome To Skull Tower
Runes of Doom

Fantasy Wargaming (Book club edition...digest sized)
Castles & Crusades White Box edition (Spartan 300 copy)

Traveller (1st edition, no box)
Traveller (Revised edition)
Book 0, 4-6
Supplement 2, 4, 7, 9, 13
Adventure 2, 4, 5, 9
The Drenslaar Quest (Gamelords Traveller Adventure)
The Adjutant Imperial Armed Forces Guides 6, 8

Space Infantry (small-press RPG)
Space Infantry Expanded Rules Series (revision of the preceding book into three books)
BESM 2nd Edition (not revised)

The Mechanoid Invasion
The Journey (Mechanoid Invasion Book 2)
Homeworld (Mechanoid Invasion Book 3)

Hero Wars
Narrator's Book
Glorantha
Anaxial's Roster

Time Lord: The Doctor Who RPG
A Fistful of Credits (Waste World Starter Pack)
QAGS 1st edition

Batman RPG (DC Heroes 1.5)

Oh and King...I'm a little bit jealous at the ton of Traveller goodness you have there. I'm fortunate that I at least have the reprint volumes.



  

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Post Posted: Sat May 01, 2010 8:38 am 
 

I am looking for Timelords, if you want to sell it :)

We are still waiting for Mars pictures ;)


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Post Posted: Sat May 01, 2010 10:36 am 
 

lokiwookie wrote:I am looking for Timelords, if you want to sell it :)

We are still waiting for Mars pictures ;)


I think he means the other Timelords RPG?  And I posted pictures of that one a long time ago :)

viewtopic.php?p=73856&highlight=timelord#73856

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Post Posted: Sat May 01, 2010 6:22 pm 
 

Here's some more digest sized books:

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Post Posted: Sat May 01, 2010 8:03 pm 
 

8O
Terrific !

  

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Post Posted: Sat May 01, 2010 8:21 pm 
 

Mars wrote:
I think he means the other Timelords RPG?  And I posted pictures of that one a long time ago :)

No, actually I mean this one.

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I have a copy of it for download at http://www.cnctraveller.com .



  

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Post Posted: Sat May 01, 2010 8:41 pm 
 

Mars wrote:Here's some more digest sized books:


Haha!  So this is what David what talking about. :)  I bet that's not even the whole shebang. ;)

I like "Rascals, Rogues, Rapscallions and Renegades" just for the title alone.  Is that for Tunnels & Trolls?  Did Liddil also write "Wizard's Aide" cause that cover also looks familiar.

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Ak'Ptui wrote:Haha!  So this is what David what talking about. :)  I bet that's not even the whole shebang. ;)

I like "Rascals, Rogues, Rapscallions and Renegades" just for the title alone.  Is that for Tunnels & Trolls?  Did Liddil also write "Wizard's Aide" cause that cover also looks familiar.


It probably is about half.  It took me the whole morning to get that together :)  I have a bunch more fanzines, TSR stuff, Guidon Games, play-by-mail booklets, High Fantasy book, Adversary Games items, QAGS, Traveller, etc.  There are also more Abyss fanzines but they are letter sized.

Rascals, Rogues, Rapscallions and Renegades is a generic book.  Wizard's Aide is not a Liddil book but is by Matt Whalley.

The "doubles" are different prints in some manner or another.  The Wizard's Aide on the far left shows what happens when you put contact paper on it.

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Post Posted: Sat May 01, 2010 9:09 pm 
 

You've Gotta have Bart...

Pterroductyl...

The Hunt for Bread in October...

Professional Wrestling: Amazon Death Match...

Good grief, *now* I've seen everything  8O

Thanks for sharing these!

  

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Post Posted: Sat May 01, 2010 9:12 pm 
 

davidc wrote:Good grief, *now* I've seen everything  8O


I know what you mean, so many booklets, it's almost too much ... to digest :lol:

  


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Post Posted: Sat May 01, 2010 9:45 pm 
 

Wow!   8O  8O  8O

Great pictures, everyone!  Thanks for sharing.  You have managed to inflame my collection creepitis once again.   Now to search eBay. :)

Although I did notice a few 'extras' in those stacks.... ;)


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