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Post Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 2:17 am 
 

Cuz I got a few:

Pretty nice looking 1st ed (I think) CSotWE:
cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... T&rd=1

Revised CSotIO:
cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... T&rd=1

Dark Tower with a very low starting bid (but sure to go up!):
cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... T&rd=1

  

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 2:33 am 
 

El Diablo Robotico wrote:
Dark Tower with a very low starting bid (but sure to go up!):
cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... T&rd=1


yeah i saw these too.....NM dark tower huh. off white pages, staples have rust and theres an interesting looking dink in the top right corner there....mmm sure its NM :)

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 3:02 am 
 

That's a 2nd CSWE... the 1st had the main book, "Shops," in brown, not full color, IIRC. Still, looks to be in good condition...


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 12:51 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:
El Diablo Robotico wrote:
Dark Tower with a very low starting bid (but sure to go up!):
cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... T&rd=1


yeah i saw these too.....NM dark tower huh. off white pages, staples have rust and theres an interesting looking dink in the top right corner there....mmm sure its NM :)


*nods*

Well anyone bidding on the "NM" and not on the rest of the description is not being wise... We all know that the ratings don't mean a whole lot.

jamesmishler wrote:That's a 2nd CSWE... the 1st had the main book, "Shops," in brown, not full color, IIRC. Still, looks to be in good condition...


I'm not 100% sure of that. Check this link:
keltic71.tripod.com/Universal-Fantasy/j ... peror.html

It shows a color cover for 1st ed., and it shows that it didn't say "Approved for use with Dungeons and Dragons" on the bottom. This is why I'm inclined to think the auction is 1st ed. *shrug*

  

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 12:59 pm 
 

Well, to resolve that issue, we'd better ask IO himself.  :wink:


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 1:13 pm 
 

El Diablo Robotico wrote:
jamesmishler wrote:That's a 2nd CSWE... the 1st had the main book, "Shops," in brown, not full color, IIRC. Still, looks to be in good condition...


I'm not 100% sure of that. Check this link:
keltic71.tripod.com/Universal-Fantasy/j ... peror.html

It shows a color cover for 1st ed., and it shows that it didn't say "Approved for use with Dungeons and Dragons" on the bottom. This is why I'm inclined to think the auction is 1st ed. *shrug*


I have found that you can't really rely on the information on that site. I have found that almost every printing I've had to check has been wrong.
IIRC, the best way to destinguish between first and second printings is to check the copyright dates.


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 1:59 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:
El Diablo Robotico wrote:
I'm not 100% sure of that. Check this link:
keltic71.tripod.com/Universal-Fantasy/j ... peror.html

It shows a color cover for 1st ed., and it shows that it didn't say "Approved for use with Dungeons and Dragons" on the bottom. This is why I'm inclined to think the auction is 1st ed. *shrug*


I have found that you can't really rely on the information on that site. I have found that almost every printing I've had to check has been wrong.
IIRC, the best way to destinguish between first and second printings is to check the copyright dates.


Copyright date is even wrong in some cases..so far it boils down to the highest # in the booty list/treasure vault as the best method.

Highest Item # in                Year        Month(s)
Booty List/Treasure Vault
10                                1976        Oct
17                                1976        Dec76-Jan77
20                                1977        Feb-Mar
29                                1977        Apr-May
35                                1977        June-July
48                                1977        Aug-Sept
51                                1977        Oct-Nov
53                                1977
54                                1977        Dec77-Jan78
57                                1978        Feb-Mar
59                                1978        Apr-May
61                                1978
62                                1978
69                                1978        June-July
72                                1978        Aug-Sept
77                                1978        Dec78-Jan79 (delay-journal changed: newspaper to book form)
80                                1979        Feb-Apr
93                                1979        Apr-June
97                                1979        June-Sept
108                                1979        Sept-Oct
109                                1979        Oct-Nov
115                                1979        Nov79-Mar80
119                                1979        Dec79-Feb80
125                                1980        140/150/160 coming soon
160                                1980       
170                                1980       
180                                1980        Mar-Apr
190                                1980        Apr-May
220                                1980        June-July
240                                1980        May-June
310                                1980        July-Aug
320                                1980       
350                                1980        Aug-Sept
380                                1980
430                                1980        Dec80-Mar81
460                                1981        Apr-May
560                                1981       
640                                1981       
700                                1981
710                                1981        June-July
750                                1981        Aug-Sept
780                                1981        Oct81-Jan82
820                                1981       
940                                1982        Apr-July
960                                1982
1130                                1982        Aug82-Mar83
1180                                1983

I'll have this on the site, but going through everything I have this defines most items. Another indicator is the Judges Guild address, though it only helps to eliminate certain years (and one has to look at every place it is put i.e. copyright page, list at the back..)

ShaneG.

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 4:42 pm 
 

El Diablo Robotico wrote: Pretty nice looking 1st ed (I think) CSotWE:
cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... T&rd=1


Well now to throw a monkey wrench into this..just got photos of the books, etc and this is a 3rd printing (1982).
Lists city state adventures up to Pegasus 9.
Does not have the approved for Dungeons & Dragons which was taken from later printings.
Copyright date of 1982.

So there ya have it, time to correct the print run for this.

ShaneG.

Edit: I've included what I believethe actual print run is though honestly I do not have the 'highlighted in green cover'. Those that have the CSotWE help me by confirming copyright dates/product lists from their copies. Please!  :)

1st Printing: (1980) Has "Approved for use with Dungeons & Dragons" highlighted in green.

2nd Printing: (1981) Has "Approved for use with Dungeons & Dragons" on the cover and stock number and Price in square in the bottom right.

3rd Printing: (1982) Does not have "Approved for use with Dungeons & Dragons" on the cover.

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