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Post Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:58 am 
 

So I recently purchased this..
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and my question is thus..inside the cover it states a 1987 copyright. according to MARS on the TOT it's the 1st printing  Tome of Treasures :: View topic - Real Wonders & Tremendous Gambits (1987)

but according to this link the 1st printing has a copyright date of 1976??  
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can't find any info other than the NK link and the TOT link

also a pad of character sheets came with and can't find anything at all about them

for what it's worth I bought these for $39.01 plus shipping. $40 even


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:01 am 
 

The copies for sale on NK are probably the ones I traded in to them years ago - 1976 is probably a typo.  I'd have to check my email to see what the author said but the game might also have been developed in the 1970s and final published in 1987 (but I don't think that was this one - that sounds more like the Darkus Thel story).

The character sheets pad is harder to find - I think I only had about 6 of them compared with 20-25 sets of the books (1st & 2nd print & metaphysics binder).

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Post Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:32 pm 
 

Mars wrote in Real Wonders Tremendous Gambits:The copies for sale on NK are probably the ones I traded in to them years ago - 1976 is probably a typo.  I'd have to check my email to see what the author said but the game might also have been developed in the 1970s and final published in 1987 (but I don't think that was this one - that sounds more like the Darkus Thel story).

The character sheets pad is harder to find - I think I only had about 6 of them compared with 20-25 sets of the books (1st & 2nd print & metaphysics binder).


thanks, now i'm going to ask a dumb question..why did you own 20-25 sets of this? lol. i bet the one I bought used to belong to you!?

thanks again for your input


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:21 pm 
 

I have mainly collected small press RPG items for the last 10-15 years.  Most of the rare items rarely show up on Ebay and then it is sometimes a fight to the end with the usual suspects - for a long time the list of bidders was the same 5-8 people.  I have been a fairly frugal collector (frugal on price rather than quantity) so after losing on Ebay or never seeing the item appear on Ebay, I spend some time tracking down authors and publishers and seeing if they have any old stock still around.  Sometimes they do and sometimes they don't.

In many cases, I hear the sad stories of old RPGs thrown away:
* "We moved those boxes for 4 moves and then last year moved again and decided not to move them again."
* "I had boxes of those sitting at my parents house but last winter was especially cold so I told them they could burn them." - Strange Acorn
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But, every once in a while, they still do have items so instead of only getting a copy for me, I offer to buy whatever they have left or want to sell.  I would much rather see them get into the hands of people who have an interest in them.  I let the author know what he has and what I think they are worth and then let them decide how they want to go about selling them.  In some cases, I send all the profits back to the author, other times we do a split and other times the author will just sell the lot to me for a fixed price and I can go from there.  I generally offer them up here first.

So, in this case, the author had about 20-25 sets around.  Usually for a small press item like this (that no one had yet), I was able to sell 8-12 sets and then the rest would sit and one sells every so often.  At the time, prices were a bit better at NK so if I had lots of copies, I would also trade a few sets in there - it usually also helped my sales of the rest because their pricing was much higher than I would offer too.  As you can see NK still has some left probably from the 3 copies I sold them in 2008.  Also, I see their stock pictures (now with their website address pasted on the bottom) are actual my photos that I used to sell them.

Yes, that copy probably passed through my hands at one point.

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Post Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:27 pm 
 

Here's the old Acaeum link:

The former Non-TSR Recent Fun Finds Thread • Page 62 • Collecting General - Non TSR •  The Acaeum

Looking a few posts later, I still need a nice copy of Infinity - a very nice pickup for lokiwookie considering 7 years later I don't have a nice copy.  I do have a copy that is in "Noble Knight VG+:  mold inside but it is no long active".

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:19 pm 
 

Mars wrote in Real Wonders Tremendous Gambits:* "I had boxes of those sitting at my parents house but last winter was especially cold so I told them they could burn them." - Strange Acorn


That one hurts every time you tell it.  I want to read Wordeseley, dammit!


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:05 pm 
 

About a month before Doug contacted Peter Kerestan about reprinting the Wee Warriors modules, Pete tossed the original printing proofs of POTVQ (which he had held on for almost three decades) into the garbage..... 8O   We just scanned a nice copy to do the reprint but man it would have been sweet to have those original prints....

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:42 am 
 

Badmike wrote in Real Wonders Tremendous Gambits:About a month before Doug contacted Peter Kerestan about reprinting the Wee Warriors modules, Pete tossed the original printing proofs of POTVQ (which he had held on for almost three decades) into the garbage..... 8O   We just scanned a nice copy to do the reprint but man it would have been sweet to have those original prints....

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:26 pm 
 

GreyM wrote in Real Wonders Tremendous Gambits:Guess which one of you is kicking himself in the ass hardest now ;-)

Heh; it's not as though Pete hadn't been asked related questions often enough, either.


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