Tunnels & Trolls Fantasy Calendar 1980
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Post Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:19 pm 
 

While digging through some of my old calendars (pre-Spring clean), I came across my old Tunnels & Trolls Fantasy Calensar from 1980 (released in November of ‘79).  It's in very good condition with no writing.  Before putting it back in its time capsule, I thought it was worth a shot to check out its potential value.  My gut says that it's probably not worth much, but it's worth asking.  Any ideas?
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Post Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:27 pm 
 

I haven't noticed one before on eBay (but I haven't looked for it either) did see an older thread on here referring to the T&T 1979 Calendar though

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Looks really cool though just from seeing the cover artwork, is there art throughout the calendar?

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:31 pm 
 

There is artwork throughout, and it's similar in style to the cover art.  There are also fun bits of trivia (both real world historical and Tunnels & Trolls related) listed in many of the individual days.


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:34 am 
 

After I posted the comment, I ran into Ken St. Andre's blog and he had a post about the calendars. Mentioned that he thought the T&T calendars were probably the first fantasy gaming calendars on the market and stated the first one was 1978. But I don't know if he meant the 1979 one or if there was a 1978 release.

Couldn't find any solds for any of the calendars and no one selling one. (You had probably already looked yourself though). I collect Pin Up Calendars, and can say that in the last 10 years THAT market has really taken a beating - I picked up a bunch last year in shrink for less than they cost to ship. The same ones that 15 years ago easily brought $30-50 each, open but in good condition. What you have is a completely different thing but if you were trying to sell - you won't have the interest from 5th Edition or Stranger Things driving up the price. I could be completely wrong about that though - you probably saw that a pair of early T&T books pulled ~$1200 not that long ago. So I guess I'm not a lot of help :(

On a positive note: Since that's a leap year calendar, you can use it again in 2036  :twisted:

  

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:19 am 
 

Mister Yuk wrote in Tunnels & Trolls Fantasy Calendar 1980:On a positive note: Since that's a leap year calendar, you can use it again in 2036  :twisted:


Haha :-), now that is truly a favorable way to look at things.  Thanks for the information, Mister Yuk.


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:14 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:41 pm 
 

Thanks for posting the cover image, Skullhammer. Never seen that before!

I noticed the credits for the 1979 calendar (from the link above) indicate it was printed in Nov 1978. So obviously they were working on it in mid '78. So it's possible that is what St. Andre was referring to. But it's also possible there is an earlier calendar. He didn't sound too sure about the date: "Flying Buffalo did one in black and white way back in 1978.  At least I think it was 1978.  I don't have that calendar any more, but it featured art by Liz Danforth, Rob Carver, and a few others whose names I have forgotten."

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:47 pm 
 

Cool calendar, thanks for posting!

  
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