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Post Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 10:22 am 
 

Okay, per Shane's request, here are the details on the Tac Cards that came with this lot:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1

They appear to be a first print, but the count of 137 total cards is 3 short of a full deck, I believe.  The breakdown is as follows:

Staff/Wand cards:  5
Change miscellaneous:  6
Change mounted lance:  6
Monsters Attacking:  3
Man to Man Melee:  3
Man Attacking:  3
Change Weapon:  92
Action (salmon/pink):  18
Product card:  1

Can anyone tell me what I'm missing?  They appear to have never been used, with sharp corners and edges, and no marks.  Overall, better than I expected.

Oh, and yeah, the white box set is a 5th print, much nicer than the one I just sold, and came with a SEALED set of low-impact d20s (one white, one pink).

  


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Post Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 10:50 am 
 

afoolandhis$ wrote:and came with a SEALED set of low-impact d20s (one white, one pink).

I haven't seen a sealed set of percentile dice before.  Any chance of an image?  Dice porn :D

  


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Post Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 11:06 am 
 

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 11:13 am 
 

Thank you very much.  They're lovely.  Just need breaking in :oops:

  

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 11:24 am 
 

afoolandhis$ wrote:Okay, per Shane's request, here are the details on the Tac Cards that came with this lot:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1

They appear to be a first print, but the count of 137 total cards is 3 short of a full deck, I believe. The breakdown is as follows:

Staff/Wand cards: 5
Change miscellaneous: 6
Change mounted lance: 6
Monsters Attacking: 3
Man to Man Melee: 3
Man Attacking: 3
Change Weapon: 92
Action (salmon/pink): 18
Product card: 1

Can anyone tell me what I'm missing? They appear to have never been used, with sharp corners and edges, and no marks. Overall, better than I expected.


Well the reported 135 set should include this:

68 weapon cards, ranging from sword to pole arm and light crossbow to longbow; these simply have 'change' on the reverse.
12 weapon cards, 6 dagger and 6 spear, with other options on the reverse such as 'throw'.
6 weapon cards with mounted lance on one side and pike on the other, each side having the 'change' at the foot of the card.
6 shield cards with 'change' on the reverse.
6 torch cards with 'change' and 'strike flint' on the reverse.
4 wand cards with staffs on the reverse.
6 equipment cards with change, mirror, rope and miscellaneous on one side and flask, cross, sack and spikes on the other.
18 action cards in 3 sets of 6, including melee actions (punch, grapple) and other actions (activate magical item, read).
3 cards with with Men Attacking chart on one side, saving throws and clerics vs undead on the other.
3 cards with monster attacking chart on one side, monsters attack damage on the other (83 monsters).
3 cards with Man-to-Man melee chart.

now of my Tac Cards I have 28 different cards plus a first print title card and the white product card. If the 140 is true for 2nd then thats the reported 5 cards each of the '28'.
You having 1 more staff/wand card which makes me wonder if the '140' is for the first also, and the '135' set was miscounted.

Either way its a good win (never saw it till it was posted way later :( )

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 11:35 am 
 

Plaag wrote: Well the reported 135 set should include this:

68 weapon cards, ranging from sword to pole arm and light crossbow to longbow; these simply have 'change' on the reverse.
12 weapon cards, 6 dagger and 6 spear, with other options on the reverse such as 'throw'.
6 weapon cards with mounted lance on one side and pike on the other, each side having the 'change' at the foot of the card.
6 shield cards with 'change' on the reverse.
6 torch cards with 'change' and 'strike flint' on the reverse.
4 wand cards with staffs on the reverse.
6 equipment cards with change, mirror, rope and miscellaneous on one side and flask, cross, sack and spikes on the other.
18 action cards in 3 sets of 6, including melee actions (punch, grapple) and other actions (activate magical item, read).
3 cards with with Men Attacking chart on one side, saving throws and clerics vs undead on the other.
3 cards with monster attacking chart on one side, monsters attack damage on the other (83 monsters).
3 cards with Man-to-Man melee chart.

now of my Tac Cards I have 28 different cards plus a first print title card and the white product card. If the 140 is true for 2nd then thats the reported 5 cards each of the '28'.
You having 1 more staff/wand card which makes me wonder if the '140' is for the first also, and the '135' set was miscounted.

Either way its a good win (never saw it till it was posted way later :( )

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Shane,
I didn't know there was a 135 card set, but at first glance, excluding the product list card and the cover card makes 135 cards total.  I'll take a closer look at what I've got.  Thanks for the info.
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Post Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 1:00 pm 
 

Staff/Wand cards:  5
Change miscellaneous:  6
Change mounted lance:  6
Monsters Attacking:  3
Man to Man Melee:  3
Man Attacking:  3
Change Weapon:  92
Action (salmon/pink):  18

(total is 136) without product card or title card..or you count these wrong?

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 9:37 pm 
 

Plaag wrote: Well the reported 135 set should include this:

68 weapon cards, ranging from sword to pole arm and light crossbow to longbow; these simply have 'change' on the reverse.
12 weapon cards, 6 dagger and 6 spear, with other options on the reverse such as 'throw'.
6 weapon cards with mounted lance on one side and pike on the other, each side having the 'change' at the foot of the card.
6 shield cards with 'change' on the reverse.
6 torch cards with 'change' and 'strike flint' on the reverse.
4 wand cards with staffs on the reverse.
6 equipment cards with change, mirror, rope and miscellaneous on one side and flask, cross, sack and spikes on the other.
18 action cards in 3 sets of 6, including melee actions (punch, grapple) and other actions (activate magical item, read).
3 cards with with Men Attacking chart on one side, saving throws and clerics vs undead on the other.
3 cards with monster attacking chart on one side, monsters attack damage on the other (83 monsters).
3 cards with Man-to-Man melee chart.

now of my Tac Cards I have 28 different cards plus a first print title card and the white product card. If the 140 is true for 2nd then thats the reported 5 cards each of the '28'.
You having 1 more staff/wand card which makes me wonder if the '140' is for the first also, and the '135' set was miscounted.

Either way its a good win (never saw it till it was posted way later :( )

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On the re-count, I get exactly what you've got listed there, with two exceptions:

- there are 5 wand cards with staffs on the reverse
- there are 80 monsters on each of the 3 cards with monster attacking chart on one side and attack damage on the other.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 10:07 pm 
 

Your title card does state 140 correct?

Done some research, many early sources state 135 cards, and later begin stating 140 (I will have to check on this around the time the address changes to see just when the break appears to be)
Also are all your cards the same color? You wrote that the Action cards were salmon/pink.

I have:
3 Men Attacking
2 Move/Charge Move
3 Equipment cards
4 Torch cards
4 Parry/Get Up
4 Grapple Punch
4 Staff/Wand
3 Spear
1 Halbard
1 Pike/Mounted Lance
4 Shield
2 Shortbow
2 Pole Arm
4 Composite Bow
3 Hand Axe
2 Dagger
2 Mace
3 Flail
2 Longbow
3 Light Crossbow
3 Battle Axe
3 Sword (appears to be a short sword, though the following card also has the same stats)
2 Sword (appears as a long sword, but as above)
4 Morning Star
1 Heavy Crossbow
3 War Hammer
3 Two handed Sword
4 Horsebow
Product card (white)
Title card (1st print)

How many of those listed above do you have (and it appears that I do not have the monster attacking or Man-to-Man cards..so a scan of those would be appreciated) So then that makes 30 different cards plus title and product cards (4 cards each of weapons regarding the 68: ranging from sword to pole arm and light crossbow to longbow; these simply have 'change' on the reverse.)

We may just finally uncover the truth behind these..course now if those with the sealed 2nd print would only open up the pack and count them :wink: PLEASE :)

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Forgot to say that '5th' wand/staff card maybe one that slipped into the pack..imagine counting those out making the packs.. 1 could be shuffled in by mistake.

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 3:20 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 4:00 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:Also are all your cards the same color? You wrote that the Action cards were salmon/pink.

Like this? :?
Tac Cards-actions

Plaag wrote:We may just finally uncover the truth behind these..course now if those with the sealed 2nd print would only open up the pack and count them :wink: PLEASE :)

2nd/3rd/whatever set, as depicted on Matthias Bock's website.
(contents as noted previously by Ian)

In order of appearance:
1        Title card (Green, N. Sunnyside Rd. addy)
-- No white product card
(all the following on yellowish cardstock)
5        Heavy Crossbow
5        Dagger
5        Horsebow
5        Sword (longer)
5        Sword (shorter)
5        Shortbow
5        Hand Axe
5        Punch/Grapple
5        Shield
4        Parry/Get Up
5        Mounted Lance/Pike
5        Equipment (misc.)
5        Move/Charge Move
5        Morning Star
5        Flail
5        Torch
5        Men Attacking/Saving Throws
5        Two handed Sword
5        Battle Axe
5        Mace
5        Halbard
5        Composite Bow
5        Spear
5        Light Crossbow
5        Pole Arm
5        War Hammer
5        Staff/Wand
5        Longbow
===
140


Is this thread moving over to the JG board some time? I thought I'd just lost what I typed!

  

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harami2000 wrote:In order of appearance:
1        Title card (Green, N. Sunnyside Rd. addy)
-- No white product card
(all the following on yellowish cardstock)
5        Heavy Crossbow
5        Dagger
5        Horsebow
5        Sword (longer)
5              ......
5              ......

That's more like it. I thought the other lists looked rather odd.


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:06 pm 
 

Alright then..this should be the 1st print card set:

*1 Title card (Yellow, PO Box 773 address)
*1 White product card
(all the following on pinkish cardstock)
6 Move/Charge Move
6 Parry/Get Up
6 Punch/Grapple
(all the following on yellowish cardstock)
4 Heavy Crossbow
6 Dagger
4 Horsebow
4 Sword (longer)
4 Sword (shorter)
4 Shortbow
4 Hand Axe
6 Shield
6 Mounted Lance/Pike
6 Equipment (misc.)
4 Morning Star
4 Flail
6 Torch
3 Men Attacking/Saving Throws
3 Monster Attacking/Damage (80 monsters)
3 Man-to-Man melee
4 Two handed Sword
4 Battle Axe
4 Mace
4 Halbard
4 Composite Bow
6 Spear
4 Light Crossbow
4 Pole Arm
4 War Hammer
4 Staff/Wand
4 Longbow
===
135 (*Title card and white product card not counted in total)

With some notes before explanation:
1976            September           While writing Booklet "I", Bob and Bill come up with the Dungeon Tac Cards and publish those first (product #2).

In between Booty List #10  1976  Oct  to #17 1976 Dec76-Jan77, Item #14 is produced.

Now this would mean after the 1st print of these (or 2nd since the address for  1165 N. University Ave isn't on a known title card) the Ready Ref sheet type cards were removed and the color was unified. (I suspect the number 5 seemed favorable and keeping all the cards to that amount meant it was easier to produce the sets.
Now why have 4 Parry/Get Up cards in the '2nd/3rd' seems odd since the first does not count the title card in its # of 135. (was there/or is there a set with 5..and is the set with 4 possibly a mix up much like the # of wand/staff cards Stephen's set has?)
Well its something to ponder.

Thanks for the list, and well when Scott gets back I'll have this thread moved.  :)

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:43 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:...
4 War Hammer
4 Staff/Wand
4 Longbow
===
135 (*Title card and white product card not counted in total)

With some notes before explanation:
1976          September          While writing Booklet "I", Bob and Bill come up with the Dungeon Tac Cards and publish those first (product #2).

Thanks; and y'all.

Yup, Shane, I'd pointed out that ref. to the Tac Cards in Journal "I" back on the following, although I was working on a false premise as to the printings back then. (If I hadn't been, I wouldn't have won that auction, I s'pose!)
Value of rare Judges Guild items (sealed Tac Cards, etc). • Page 2 • Judges Guild •  The Acaeum
Judges Guild Questions • Page 2 • Judges Guild •  The Acaeum

Plaag wrote:Now this would mean after the 1st print of these (or 2nd since the address for 1165 N. University Ave isn't on a known title card)

Yes, that was why I thought 3rd... However we've extended the search and still none have turned up to fill that gap.
And we (collectively!) now know there are sets with Yellow and Green cover cards which might now indicate there is no middle "printing"; just the possibility of hybridisation as the switch-over occurred, perhaps?

Plaag wrote:the Ready Ref sheet type cards were removed and the color was unified. (I suspect the number 5 seemed favorable and keeping all the cards to that amount meant it was easier to produce the sets.

Sounds good to me.

Plaag wrote:Well its something to ponder.

Indeed!

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Post Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 12:10 pm 
 

Well concerning this..it appears the 135 lasts till Journal Q (Feb/Mar 1978) though crops up in the August 1978 and May 1979 catalogs. The 140 count does not appear till oddly Journal Q. (I've not checked my earliest Dungeoneer #8 but for those who have 1-7 if they could check to see if so far dates are true.)

Side Note: Also I'm now in the task of creating a spreadsheet concerning product lists and printings..340 items not including catalogs..so that I can attempt to figure out when these products were released.
So fair warning, once I've gone through my stuff I'm going to be asking for scans of product lists :wink: :) Don't worry though, probably take me a while.

Oh and if Foul is back from his trips (not to certain his overall status)..I hope to get the site okayed to open.

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Post Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 1:53 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:Side Note: Also I'm now in the task of creating a spreadsheet concerning product lists and printings..340 items not including catalogs..so that I can attempt to figure out when these products were released.

Thank you for the update, Shane. Good luck with all that! :D

(aside: If it's possible to have a restricted opening of the subweb, prior to "official" launch, I'm sure there are a good few people here who wouldn't mind having a nose around (erm, to help cross-check, of course... ;))).

  

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harami2000 wrote:: If it's possible to have a restricted opening of the subweb, prior to "official" launch, I'm sure there are a good few people here who wouldn't mind having a nose around (erm, to help cross-check, of course... ;))).


thats actually not such a bad idea....just to make sure everything looks top-notch. sometimes there will be things there you cant see and others will.

after all, we just wanna get the subweb spot on eh :)



  

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 7:53 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 8726362320



Sometimes I can forget about the minor things.

Case in point this auction with P.O. Box addy (3 yellow title cards/reverse has  man to man melee table.



Tac Cards 1st



Another title card I have with P.O. Box addy, yet not only green, but reverse has a small list of products.



Then there is the N. Sunnyside addy on a green card.



So there is 3 printings of these..1976, 1977, 1978

Plus I was reminded about my own facts concerning these..that white sheet would not have been with the first print, since the Judges Shield was 1977. Why I did not spot this sooner I do not know, though it shall be corrected on the next update.



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Post Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 8:16 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:So there is 3 printings of these..1976, 1977, 1978


(as originally stated? ;))



Plaag wrote:oh and sorry David :wink:


s'OK. That was more than I paid for everything else I bought off Keith, first time around :)

(He certainly wasn't complaining at that price vs. the 3rd visible bidder ($20.25!)).



Anyhow, I have what should be at least a partial set incoming, in a 14 pound box of goodies to sift through and evaluate.

Since the owner was in the MIT D&D group back in 74/75, am kinda hoping there will at least be a yellow cover card in there. *fingers crossed*

  

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harami2000 wrote:Anyhow, I have what should be at least a partial set incoming, in a 14 pound box of goodies to sift through and evaluate.

Since the owner was in the MIT D&D group back in 74/75, am kinda hoping there will at least be a yellow cover card in there. *fingers crossed*




Any other early JG goodies also coming with that?



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