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Post Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:40 pm 
 

A few years back I was able to purchase a box of modules from a gentleman that use to be a distributor and one of the items he gave me was a WGR1 Greyhawk Ruins Module, that was printed incorrectly. Pages 33-48 were missing and pages 49-64 were duplicated. Was curious to know if this was a common error on perhaps a first print run or just a single incident? Do most collectors treat this like baseball cards were "errors" in the side cuts make them completely worthless? or is there a niche group of collectors who see them as "one of a kind"? Just curious.

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:39 am 
 

my feeling would be that it isn't worth anything extra, unless the item in general is really sought after or has a lot of nostalgia behind it, like the 1e DMG or maybe to a lesser extent some of the printing errors that have cropped up with the PHB or Deities & Demigods from time to time (where the interior pages were printed backwards or upside down, etc).

  

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BNagata wrote in D&D Module Printing Error:A few years back I was able to purchase a box of modules from a gentleman that use to be a distributor and one of the items he gave me was a WGR1 Greyhawk Ruins Module, that was printed incorrectly. Pages 33-48 were missing and pages 49-64 were duplicated. Was curious to know if this was a common error on perhaps a first print run or just a single incident? Do most collectors treat this like baseball cards were "errors" in the side cuts make them completely worthless? or is there a niche group of collectors who see them as "one of a kind"? Just curious.


It was a common error, I have come across several in the past 20 years that have the same defect.  In my opinion these are completely worthless, since they are missing and essential part of the adventure.  I've tossed every copy I've found in the trash so they won't be mistakenly sold to other collectors.

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Badmike wrote in D&D Module Printing Error:
BNagata wrote in D&D Module Printing Error:A few years back I was able to purchase a box of modules from a gentleman that use to be a distributor and one of the items he gave me was a WGR1 Greyhawk Ruins Module, that was printed incorrectly. Pages 33-48 were missing and pages 49-64 were duplicated. Was curious to know if this was a common error on perhaps a first print run or just a single incident? Do most collectors treat this like baseball cards were "errors" in the side cuts make them completely worthless? or is there a niche group of collectors who see them as "one of a kind"? Just curious.


It was a common error, I have come across several in the past 20 years that have the same defect.  In my opinion these are completely worthless, since they are missing and essential part of the adventure.  I've tossed every copy I've found in the trash so they won't be mistakenly sold to other collectors.

Mike B.


That sounds about right.

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BNagata wrote in D&D Module Printing Error:
Badmike wrote in D&D Module Printing Error:
It was a common error, I have come across several in the past 20 years that have the same defect.  In my opinion these are completely worthless, since they are missing and essential part of the adventure.  I've tossed every copy I've found in the trash so they won't be mistakenly sold to other collectors.

Mike B.


That sounds about right.


Whoops, I might add, I did keep the outer sleeve.   Hey, never know when you might need a spare outer sleeve of a module for something!!!  :D

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:52 pm 
 

I have come across one of these too.  I generally photocopy and include the missing pages and sell it for cheap or include it in a large lot of low price modules bundle.  A lot of people still prefer a printed copy to play even if a large section if photocopied.

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