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Post Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:07 pm 
 

I have two 1st print/edition FASA Star Trek boxed sets, sadly both without counters.

And I have a bunch of other booklets (say 25ish total) that go with the boxed sets.

Does anyone have an idea of what they're worth (roughly... the boxed sets), and do the booklets have any value?

Is there a better site to get interest in them?


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:00 pm 
 

Invincible Overlord wrote in Star Trek, 1st Printing FASA:I have two 1st print/edition FASA Star Trek boxed sets, sadly both without counters.

And I have a bunch of other booklets (say 25ish total) that go with the boxed sets.

Does anyone have an idea of what they're worth (roughly... the boxed sets), and do the booklets have any value?

Is there a better site to get interest in them?


I think you can track down their value on ebay without too much trouble. I'd try the RPG, Wargame and Space Game categories. You could post some pictures here as well. Without seeing them I'm not sure which ones they are.


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:54 pm 
 

What are the extra booklets you refer to?

1st edition is a bit more scarce than 2d. But the missing counters kill any value for the collector. These are playing copies, but I couldn't tell you what the value of them is.



  

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:42 pm 
 

I think a collector copy would be in the $20-$25 range but would still take a while to sell - even at $10 or $15 it would take a while to sell.  Off the top of my head, I can't think of any FASA Star Trek item that is an easy sell.  The miniatures do okay but the books take a long time to move.

There was a time where you could get good money for the ship recognition books but even these take a while and don't sell for very much ($10 range items now).

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:05 pm 
 

The Second Edition Deluxe Limited version is the hardest version of the core rules to find. In the case of that particular set, FASA had some leftover copies of the Enterprise and D-7 blueprints as well as the Adventure book that came with the first edition. They took those, bundled them with the second edition rules and the Star Trek II Starship Combat game, and sold it.

I have never seen one for sale, and years ago they were valued at $90 due to their scarcity. Today I'd say you'd get about half that, and possibly even less.

Star Trek role playing is a niche in a niche market. If it's a Star Trek fan who is actually aware of the original series - and there are some who aren't - they might be interested. At the same time they are also likely playing either ICON Trek or CODA Trek as those rule sets are relatively more modern and hew closer to canon than FASA Trek.



  

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:50 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:44 pm 
 

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  • The Strider Incident is incomplete. There should have been a set of deck plans for the Regula 1 space station included.
  • The Star Trek III Sourcebook Update supplement is just that...it provides updated stats for Movie-era TOS.
  • The Ship Construction Manual is the older, 1st Edition version. What makes it noteworthy to FASA fans is that with this version of the book you can create Tholian starships. The second edition version of the book removed the Tholians along with completely revising the ship construction system.
  • The rest of these are adventures. Old Soldiers Never Die and The Romulan War are part of the same package.

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  • Two copies of Trader Captains and Merchant Princes. Both are 1st Edition versions. The 2nd Edition version included "Spacelanes", which was an in-universe magazine for traders.
  • The Vanished is an adventure. Looking at the next picture, it's apparent you have two copies of this. This picture has the earlier cover while the next picture has the later cover.
  • One of the other difficult-to-find items is the Star Trek: The Next Generation Officer's Manual. This was briefly available and then Paramount had FASA pull it from shelves. There are copies out there, and I would know as I have two of them. :)
  • The Federation is the obligatory sourcebook describing the United Federation of Planets.
  • All the books on the right column are supplements detailing the given race. The Romulan book has a companion which appears in the next picture. All these books are for the second edition of the game. The Klingon books have an older printing for the 1st Edition.

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  • In the first column, you have two-thirds of the second edition core rules. You're missing the Game Operations Manual.
  • In the second column are the Tricorder and Sensor Interactive Display, which when put together allowed the user to simulate a tricorder. It might have been nicer had it been a cardboard model of a tricorder, with the various items attached. The other two books I mentioned in the last picture. The third column are 1st edition versions of the Klingon and Federation ship recognition manuals. These were revised for the 2d edition.

The last two pictures in your Photobucket are simply copies of the 1st edition core rules and the deckplans included in the box.

Looking at what you've got, other than the Next Generation Officer's Manual, you may be better bundling these up and shipping them to me, gratis. ;) Seriously, if you're interested in playing the game, you have plenty. If however you're looking to sell, you may do better offering the entire thing as a lot. Even then, it may not sell. Now, I personally would be interested in some of what you have here, but at this moment game buying is on hold. :(



  
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