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Post Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2004 5:09 pm 
 

After the hype about the Dragon Magazine CD-ROM and the constantly high sales prices of the Forgotten Realms Interactive Atlas CD-ROM, this is the new hype:

Core Rules 2.0 CD-ROM at $61:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5921523723

Core Rules 2.0 Expansion CD-ROM at $51:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8132572614[/i]


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Post Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2004 10:23 pm 
 

Does anyone know what these two CD-ROMs originally retailed for?

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2004 10:34 pm 
 

They sure in the hell didn't go for $50+.


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2004 12:05 am 
 

I beg to differ.  If I recall, the recommended retail price on them was something like this:

TSR02167 AD&D CD-ROM Core Rules $59.95
TSR02176 AD&D Core Rules CD-ROM 2.0  $ 59.95
TSR11543 AD&D Core Rules CD-ROM 2.0 Expansion $ 44.95

They did go for quite a bit less once they hit the bargain bin, but those days are now gone, unless you get lucky.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2004 12:16 am 
 

dbartman wrote:I beg to differ.  If I recall, the recommended retail price on them was something like this:

TSR02167 AD&D CD-ROM Core Rules $59.95
TSR02176 AD&D Core Rules CD-ROM 2.0  $ 59.95
TSR11543 AD&D Core Rules CD-ROM 2.0 Expansion $ 44.95

They did go for quite a bit less once they hit the bargain bin, but those days are now gone, unless you get lucky.


IIRC, I got my copy new from Amazon.com in 2000 or so for $35.


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2004 12:24 am 
 

As mentioned I think those were the suggested retail prices when they were first sold.  Bear in mind that the Core Rules came out around 1996, 2.0 in 1998, and the 2.0 Expansion in 1999.  Anything sold in 2000 would probably have been heavily discounted.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2004 10:24 am 
 

I wonder what a Core Rules 1.0 CD would go for these days?  I got my copy when it was released at Gen Con 96, and was SO disappointed when I got home and popped it into my computer.  I think I was using the disk as a drinks coaster last I saw it . . .

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2004 12:45 pm 
 

Should be around $20.


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2004 7:21 pm 
 

Egg of Coot wrote:I wonder what a Core Rules 1.0 CD would go for these days?  I got my copy when it was released at Gen Con 96, and was SO disappointed when I got home and popped it into my computer.  I think I was using the disk as a drinks coaster last I saw it . . .

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Yeah, the interface was disappointing, but I liked the fact that the rulebooks that they did include were in .rtf, an editable format that can be opened up in Wordpad on a Windows machine.  In fact, since I gave away my 2d Edition material in favor of 1st Edition AD&D, the core rules CD-ROM is the only legal set of 2E rules I have.

The other thing about Core Rules 1.0 that I like is that it doesn't have the other books that 2.0 had.  My gaming at the time never required more than the PHB, DMG, MM, Tome of Magic, and Arms & Equipment Guide.  I wished that they had done something like this for 1st Edition.  It would have been great.



  


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 8:53 pm 
 

Now, if this sells ...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 55643&rd=1

(BTW, funny how the item is supposedly in shrinkwrap, but the seller added a photo of the contents.)


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 9:03 pm 
 

How common are those CD-ROM anthologies?  One magazine I subscribe to, Sound on Sound, does that, and I LOVE it -- searchable text is just wonderful.  I don't see why most publishers don't offer that for back issues..

  


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 11:34 pm 
 

Ralf Toth wrote:Now, if this sells ...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 55643&rd=1

(BTW, funny how the item is supposedly in shrinkwrap, but the seller added a photo of the contents.)

Read the text description for an explanation!

Oh, and their previous copy:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 2491144982
fetched $81 (not the current $100, $150 BIN) with the same "still partially in the shrinkwrap" comment!

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 7:40 pm 
 

And the same pictures too.



  


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 5:07 am 
 

Interesting. A shrinkwrapped copy of the Dragon Mag CD-ROM from the burntwire liquidation sale ended up at nearly $100:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5928191786


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 10:33 am 
 

I know of a local Hooby shop owner with a box copy that he has had for sale since they first came out. He is listing it at $79.99 and refuses to discount it.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 11:41 am 
 

If you're a DM over a collector, the Dragon CD-ROM is one of the best buys ever.  Having a fast computer, entering "Fire Giant Hall" in search, and seeing the exact pages and issues blur by in a moment ... it's the ultimate research tool.  And the interface sucks mightily.
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Post Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 4:15 am 
 

It's getting ridicolous now. These must be christmas prices, and not a new trend...

DRAGON magazine archive for $150+
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5939187879

And another one still running with a high bid of $120+
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5939364690

What the ... 8O


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 2:39 pm 
 

Ralf Toth wrote:It's getting ridicolous now. These must be christmas prices, and not a new trend...


I agree. X-mas was the first thing to pop into my mind. Either that or a lot of shilling ...

I've bought or sold roughly 10 or 12 of the Dragon Archives over the years, with all transactions falling between a range of (off the top of my head) $35 to $68. I've also tracked this item a number of times, with the winning bid usually coming in between $44 and $65. These current auctions are NOT indicative of some new trend ... more like an indication of temporary insanity.

Plus, the Dragon Archive is NOT that rare or even that great of a product. It's a great IDEA, horribly marred by the worst interface in the history of computing. I'll bet I'm not the only person to just drag the 250 PDFs onto my hard drive so that I'd never have to look at the interface again.  8O

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 10:16 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:Plus, the Dragon Archive is NOT that rare or even that great of a product. It's a great IDEA, horribly marred by the worst interface in the history of computing. I'll bet I'm not the only person to just drag the 250 PDFs onto my hard drive so that I'd never have to look at the interface again.  8O

Definitely not the only one... :)

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