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Post Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:40 pm 
 

Thork N Hammer, Esquire wrote:8O

Did I read that correctly?

The C in C1-2-3-4, etc. was originally meant to designate Collectors Edition...not "competition" as it eventually became?


I have a feeling it's just a coincidence since these weren't mass produced at that time, yet that's an interesting find.

LOST TAMOACHAN: "The Hidden Shrine of Lubaatum", is the first in a new line of Collector's Edition modules from TSR.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:13 pm 
 

Haunted wrote:Thanks for the feedback everyone!

Starting to scan the AD&D Open modules. These also have several pages of character sheets, intoductions, backgrounds, DM guidelines, etc.

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Maiden of Pain:



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The "Maiden of Pain" module series, co-authored by Bob Blake, was published by TSR in Polyhedron issues #33-36 (Jan-July 1987). I would mention this if you auction your copies, since the tournament versions are essentially pre-publication versions of the published magazine modules. This module series is based on Finnish mythology, similar to how his earlier Prophecy of Brie series was Celtic-flavored.

Bob Blake (also credited as Robert J. Blake) is generally undervalued as a contributor to RPGs. Most of his published modules started as tournament scenarios. The first ones were for Judges Guild, and include Gen Con IX Dungeons and Skulls & Scrapfaggot Green. TSR published the Prophecy of Brie series as RPGA3-8 (the first two as stand alone TSR modules, the rest in Polyhedron), and then as modules C4 and C5. He also wrote IM2 Wrath of the Immortals. Later he contributed the Town of Baldemar module to New Infinities (Gary Gygax's post-TSR company), and co-authored another (Aesheba). Frank Mentzer had a connection with him through the RPGA (getting him to submit his mods for Polyhedron).

Frank wrote this about him another Acaeum thread earlier this year:
The late Bob Blake, author of Baldemar and co-author of Aesheba, had a long and storied history with Judges' Guild and was also the Coordinator of the GenCon Open (AD&D Team Tourney) in the 1970s and early '80s, writing/co-authoring/managing all the tournament writing during that time. I offered him the job of running the RPGA after I set it up, but he stuck with his job & family in Indiana. (As a pharmaceuticals regional manager he made a lot more than TSR could offer.)

Tutored extensively in the D&D school of hard nox, Bob was one of the best in the world at writing and running adventures, a huge talent now almost forgotten. In the DM's Invitational of 1980 (the last major DM competition of record iirc), he took second place by only 1 point out of 300 (players/voters/evaluators being Gary, Brian Blume, and Jim Ward).


Did he also write the 1987 tournament series that you have?


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:15 am 
 

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I met Bob Blake a few times. He seemed like a really nice guy.

I have one more from 1986 before I get the 1987 scanned. The 1987 scenario I have is written by Michael Selinker. I think it is the one previously referrenced as "Untitled Scenario". It is now titled "The Amulet, scenario #4, Speckle Mortar Hellbent for Baffle". Will get a scan of it as well soon.

  


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:49 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:16 pm 
 

Some GW stuff along with the last AD&D Open scan.

Inferno - Tales of Fantasy and Adventure: 1-9
GW Novels:
0501 (Drachenfels 1989) - 0509 (Shadowbreed 1990)
also 0525 (Beasts in Velvet)

Dark Future Novels: 0515-0517, 0520

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:20 am 
 

I had no idea a few days ago who Mike Selinker, author of the 1987 AD&D open scenario, was. Now i know a little more - his new book:

http://www.koboldquarterly.com/kqstore/ ... cts_id=138

The first garage box is minis. Lots of stuff - but the following is unopened:

Grenadier
Fantasty warriors: 9204, 1425, 1436
UK Fantasy warriors: 1401, 1402, 1410, 1413
Dragonlords: 2502
Fantasy Lords: #115, 132, 181

Ral Partha
Personalities: 01-023, 047, 067, 096
Imports: FA6, FA28, FAC29
Elves: 12-050
Fantasy Collector: 02-093

RAFM: 3074

Alternative Armies: CE2, CE3, CE13

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Elf Warmasters: 0-7424-2, 0-7424-9, plus mounted general and repeating bolt thrower.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:36 am 
 

Nice stash of unopened minis. About how many loose minis do you have?

Mike is a good guy. I got to know him a little bit when I worked at WoTC. That's really cool that he authored the 87 open scenario.


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:25 am 
 

Haunted wrote:I had no idea a few days ago who Mike Selinker, author of the 1987 AD&D open scenario, was. Now i know a little more - his new book:

http://www.koboldquarterly.com/kqstore/ ... cts_id=138



If I recall correctly, Mike has written a number of modules for RPGA tournaments, and I remember him back in the day when he was playing his priest of Heimdal for the Living City campaign...  :)


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:57 am 
 

Nice to learn a little more about Mike. Thanks guys!

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I have maybe 100-200 or so loose D&D appropriate minis. All my oldest stuff is loose.

I also have several miniature heavy games (not counted in my garage boxes) which boost the total significantly. I know I have Fantasy Warriors, Advanced HeroQuest (no expansions though), Warhammer Fantasy (the edition with High Elves vs goblins), Battlemasters, Epic Space Marines (with lots of the extras), Titan Legions, and a few more I am sure will pop up.

Estimates for stuff posted up here so far. Make corrections or help me fill in the blanks. Ranges are fine - this just needs to get me in the ballpark.
Tamoachan 154: $1000-1500
AD&D PBM: $50-100
AD&D open scenarios: ?
GW novels (assume VF): ?
Inferno #1-#9 (assume VF): ?
Unopened minis: ?
Gygax signed Dieties (Cthulhu): need scan, or give me a ballpark?
Signed DL poster: Need picture I think? Confirm which signatures.

Will try to get new stuff posted up every couple days. Again - this will only be the stuff I cant already find estimates easily on this site, or posted here but rare enough that an opinion is probably needed.

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:02 am 
 

If you ever decide to let the Epic Space Marines stuff go I'd love to buy them after foolishly selling my own collection off a few years ago. I wonder if you have the old Space Marine novel (that is a hard one to get hold of).

Wonderful Collection you have there.


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:50 am 
 

I wouldn't be surprised if your open tourneys go into the hundreds of dollars a piece. You should keep them in sets if the rounds are ment to go together, but if they are clearly seperate tourneys/seperate Con's, sell then seperately. Those are big ticket items and they'll attract the big players who, for the most part, have more Tamo's than they can ever use.


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:33 pm 
 

Invincible Overlord wrote:
If I recall correctly, Mike has written a number of modules for RPGA tournaments, and I remember him back in the day when he was playing his priest of Heimdal for the Living City campaign...  :)


Looking in my notes, Selinker wrote at least the following magazine modules:
Death of An Archmage in Dragon #111 (AD&D murder mystery)
Camel's Nose in Polyhedron #29 (humorous AD&D adventure in April issue, has intelligent camels as a race)
The New Janeeva Herald-Prognosticator in Polyhedron #40 (Gamma World, characters are investigative journalists in a waterfront city)
Dr. Brown's Miracle Juice in Polyhedron #43 (Boot Hill, characters must transport nitroglycerin disguised as sodas, used at Gen Con 1987)

Pretty creative stuff!


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:18 pm 
 

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Looking in my notes, Selinker wrote at least the following magazine modules:
Death of An Archmage in Dragon #111 (AD&D murder mystery)
Camel's Nose in Polyhedron #29 (humorous AD&D adventure in April issue, has intelligent camels as a race)
The New Janeeva Herald-Prognosticator in Polyhedron #40 (Gamma World, characters are investigative journalists in a waterfront city)
Dr. Brown's Miracle Juice in Polyhedron #43 (Boot Hill, characters must transport nitroglycerin disguised as sodas, used at Gen Con 1987)

Pretty creative stuff!


From the Polyhedron magazine index search, he's also credited in
Polyhedron 46 Junk Bonds (TS/SI)
Polyhedron 48&49 Cataclysm (AD&D)
Polyhedron 49 For-Rest Inn (LC setting)
Polyhedron 81 Renegade's Run (LC scenario)

I also found these too, in case you're interested
Dungeon #52 "Spirits of the Tempest" (adaptation)
Dragon 225-229 for Indian subcontinent classes, spells, etc

  

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:28 pm 
 

Haunted wrote:
GW novels (assume VF): ?
Inferno #1-#9 (assume VF): ?




The original GW novels are tough to price.  99% of the stories have been reprinted over the years, and I'm not clear what the market is for originals.  As Jason mentioned, Space Marine was the rare one, but even that was reprinted recently, so demand is likely down.  I'd guess maybe $7-15 for these.  You might do well with a fantasy lot and a 40k lot on ebay.



The lower number issues of Inferno are actually a lot more common than the high numbers, so probably only cover price or so for those.


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:54 pm 
 

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The original GW novels are tough to price.  99% of the stories have been reprinted over the years, and I'm not clear what the market is for originals.  As Jason mentioned, Space Marine was the rare one, but even that was reprinted recently, so demand is likely down.  I'd guess maybe $7-15 for these.  You might do well with a fantasy lot and a 40k lot on ebay.

The lower number issues of Inferno are actually a lot more common than the high numbers, so probably only cover price or so for those.




I missed that with the original Space Marine reprint. is it still called Space Marine? When did it come out?


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:53 pm 
 

JasonZavoda wrote:
I missed that with the original Space Marine reprint. is it still called Space Marine? When did it come out?


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:43 am 
 

Dieties Scan - Arg that looks horrible! Might try again.

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:51 am 
 

Haunted wrote:Dieties Scan - Arg that looks horrible! Might try again

One other thing to check, if you flip past that title page to pg 4, is there a "Special thanks are also give to Chaosium..." line as the last sentence at the bottom?

  
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