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Post Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:13 pm 
 

Gudday, I was wondering what the following items would be worth. Most are good-excellent condition, and complete as far as I know. Are any of them particularly hard to get hold of? Cheers.

RuneQuest 2nd Edition hardcover
RuneQuest Deluxe Edition Softcover 3rd Ed
Cults of Terror
Dorastor:Land of Doom
White Bear/Red Moon Board Game
Sun County
Book of Treasure/Plunder
Judges Guild GM Shield
SnakePipe Hollow
Griffin Mountain
RuneMasters
River Of Cradles
Strangers in Prax
Shadows on The Borderland

  


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:58 am 
 

Here are my guesstimates based on buying much of this stuff over the last five years:

RuneQuest 2nd Edition hardcover, $70, $90 with dustjacket
Cults of Terror $20
White Bear/Red Moon Board Game $150
Book of Treasure/Plunder $20
Judges Guild GM Shield $20
SnakePipe Hollow $20
Griffin Mountain $50
RuneMasters $20

The hardest for me to find were the JG GM Shield, Nomad Gods, & an obscure giveaway supplement called Dragon Pass Conventions for Perilous Encounters.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:12 am 
 

IMO: White Bear/Red Moon has never gotten the historical respect that so many other games of that sort have.

For White Bear/Red Moon, there are differences in value depending on what printing.

The first prints are probably going to bring around $150+, though in this economy I could picture it selling for less.
Those are the copies with the tan colored envelope and heavier duty counters.
One thing almost always missing is the mail in offer for WF #1.
If the counters are unpunched (or mostly so) and the other contents are VF or better (and complete of course), with a realtively good Envelope, I would expect at least $200 if I were to sell mine..
I seem to recall someone here once mentioned a White Envelope, which set was otherwise exactly the same as the tan envelope version.

Next are the copies with the clear baggie and the smaller version of the rule book....  around $75-$100

The Box Sets which were printed later on will likely bring around 35-$50, depending on condition.


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:50 am 
 

Hello, thank you both for your replies. They helped me decide to buy a lot that was going locally. The Red Moon game appears to be second edition in good condition, and with a great deal of the counters unpunched(the punched ones are loose in the bag).

  

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:01 pm 
 

I was trying hard to find a Runequest thread for this bit of minutia...

I won a thick second edition RQ box set with the green rulebook - exactly the set I was looking for -  and am now wondering if we know if the red monochrome rules (which seem more common to me) came earlier or later.

Do we know if there was an order to the RQ rulebooks that came in the box sets?

Thanks in advance everyone for indulging me :)


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:10 pm 
 

Dunno, but the thick box came with early printings, a pattern often followed by Chaosium.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:57 am 
 

Thunderdave wrote in Runequest:I was trying hard to find a Runequest thread for this bit of minutia...

I won a thick second edition RQ box set with the green rulebook - exactly the set I was looking for -  and am now wondering if we know if the red monochrome rules (which seem more common to me) came earlier or later.

Do we know if there was an order to the RQ rulebooks that came in the box sets?

Thanks in advance everyone for indulging me :)



Yes, we do. :)


I know of four versions of the RQ 2E box:

1st - 2" thick, "A $26 Value" on cover, no product code on box, brown rulebook, errata sheet
2nd - 2" thick, "A $26 Value" on cover, 4001-X product code on box, green rulebook, errata sheet
3rd - 2" thick, does not have "A $26 Value" on cover, 4001-X product code on box, red rulebook, errata inside rulebook cover
4th - 1" thick, does not have "A $26 Value" on cover, 4001-X product code on box, red rulebook, errata inside rulebook cover

Given the changes, the order seems pretty clear. In my experience, a nice copy of the last one was the hardest to find. YMMV

To my knowledge the softcover rulebooks with the full color covers were for individual sale, not part of box sets. And there were three versions of that one to note: Chaosium grey logo stapled, Chaosium grey logo squarebound, and Chaosium red logo squarebound.

The Reston Publishing hardcover had only one version, although the recent Kickstarter versions are similar (although easily distinguished with a bit of care).


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:16 am 
 

Brilliant, thank you for the information!


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:28 pm 
 

TheHistorian wrote in Runequest:grey logo bound, and red logo bound.


Do you mean the hardback with dust jacket, or was there a square-bound paperback with a full-color cover?

  

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:01 pm 
 

sauromatian wrote in Runequest:
TheHistorian wrote in Runequest:grey logo bound, and red logo bound.


Do you mean the hardback with dust jacket, or was there a square-bound paperback with a full-color cover?



Edited my original post for clarity. I was referring to the softcovers.


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:58 am 
 

TheHistorian wrote in Runequest:Edited my original post for clarity. I was referring to the softcovers.


That is what I thought, but you have identified an edition I was not aware existed (softcover, squarebound, full-color cover illustration). I thought all the softcovers with full-color covers were staplebound 1979 printings with the blue wyrm logo.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:21 am 
 

sauromatian wrote in Runequest:That is what I thought, but you have identified an edition I was not aware existed (softcover, squarebound, full-color cover illustration). I thought all the softcovers with full-color covers were staplebound 1979 printings with the blue wyrm logo.



Logos and bindings: http://imgur.com/a/S9kv6

The stapled is copyright 1979 and both bound are copyright 1980.


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:41 pm 
 

This picture might be helpful.

Also, as to the boxed sets, I agree that there are at least four printings of the 2nd edition boxed set.

1st printing - no product number and the brown chromatic cover rulebook.
2nd/3rd printing - 4001-X product number with a green chromatic cover rulebook.
2nd/3rd printing - 4001-X product code with a red monochromatic cover rulebook.
4th printing - 1" thin box with full color cover perfect bound rulebook

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:52 pm 
 

rmeints wrote in Runequest:This picture might be helpful.

Also, as to the boxed sets, I agree that there are at least four printings of the 2nd edition boxed set.

1st printing - no product number and the brown chromatic cover rulebook.
2nd/3rd printing - 4001-X product number with a green chromatic cover rulebook.
2nd/3rd printing - 4001-X product code with a red monochromatic cover rulebook.
4th printing - 1" thin box with full color cover perfect bound rulebook


Is the 4th printing the Games Workshop edition?

  

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:41 pm 
 

sauromatian wrote in Runequest:Is the 4th printing the Games Workshop edition?


No, that's separate. I'll take some pictures later.


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:18 pm 
 

please Historian, no sexting.

But seriously, the GW version is a 2" thick purple box.


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