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Post Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 5:23 am 
 

MrFilthyIke wrote:
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Is that frantic programming of a sniper engine I hear in the background, David?

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Excuse me, but the view count on this thread was still "1" after I'd posted. *points to the timestamps, on the previous page*
(Made sure I'd checked that, in case of such comments... ;))

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Appears very neatly put together, btw. (Nice maps...).
Wonder how many hours work that was. :(

*has a quick read*

  


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 9:55 am 
 

Nice listing BtB, hopefully it'll find a safe home :)


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 7:22 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5176772836

With Ian at $56 and eight hours to go. 8)

  


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 7:48 pm 
 

$56??  8O  8O  8O

And to think, I almost got it free.  :(

But Beyondthebreach is a dang cool ebayer, so more power to him.  8)


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 7:58 pm 
 

MrFilthyIke wrote:$56?? 8O 8O 8O
And to think, I almost got it free. :(

You could have sold it again, I s'pose... should give Ian a good few hours of reading, though (presuming he can keep a hold of it!). ;)

Yup, a pretty neat offer. 8)
...even if it was just a pile of paper getting in the way! :P

  


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:12 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:You could have sold it again, I s'pose...


Not me, it would be put onto a shelf and been loved for eternity. :)


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 11:04 pm 
 

MrFilthyIke wrote:$56?? 8O 8O 8O

And to think, I almost got it free. :(

But Beyondthebreach is a dang cool ebayer, so more power to him. 8)


You may not have been around these boards long enough Ike, but I have "given" away free stuff on two occassions.  I don't mind - I like to see low value items find a home.  That was my original intent here . . . But subsequent interest made me realize I should be selling it and not giving it away for free.  I guess I had no idea that it would be so desirable.    :D

Suffice it say, I have opened up your package of freebies and stuck a few more items in it to help keep my karma from fading.  8)


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 11:09 pm 
 

beyondthebreach wrote:Suffice it say, I have opened up your package of freebies and stuck a few more items in it to help keep my karma from fading. 8)


:lol:

Too funny.  Who knew it'd go THAT high.I'm glad, it means a unique item will go to a person willing to pay for it.


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 11:13 pm 
 

All items are SECURELY packaged and no items I send will ever arrive damaged, bent, broken or harmed in any way (unless the post office were to truly do something horrific - like run it over!)


This is from beyondthebreach's listing.  It is so true.  Opening my copy of Sinister Secrets of the Saltmarsh was like cracking open Ft Knox.  I was supremely impressed. :)


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 3:47 am 
 

Well, it's all over now. $151.48. I bet you didn't think it was gonna go that high. :D


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 3:54 am 
 

I have a pretty good handle on what things sell for, but I daresay I did not anticipate the collector desire for this kind of item. . .

Ummm. . . I think I will go out and buy an old typewriter and type some of my old modules and campaign settings. . . .   :)


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:04 am 
 

beyondthebreach wrote:I have a pretty good handle on what things sell for, but I daresay I did not anticipate the collector desire for this kind of item. . .

Ummm. . . I think I will go out and buy an old typewriter and type some of my old modules and campaign settings. . . .  :)


WOW $151!!! bloody hell!!! well ian did really want that so good on ya mate. make a nice addition to the collection that will! (better had do at that price!) :)



  


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:18 am 
 

beyondthebreach wrote:Ummm. . . I think I will go out and buy an old typewriter and type some of my old modules and campaign settings. . . . :)

Any of them accepted by TSR? ;)
(Just long enough ago too, IMO).

Would certainly have expected around $75-100 with minimal advertising on here before I saw those pics. $150 sounds about right.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:49 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:Well, it's all over now. $151.48. I bet you didn't think it was gonna go that high. :D


Your sig summons it up "my brain hurts"  8O

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:51 pm 
 

beyondthebreach wrote:Ummm. . . I think I will go out and buy an old typewriter and type some of my old modules and campaign settings. . . .  :)


Well good for you Paul, did you choke, or spit out your meal when you looked at the closing bid? :)


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 1:48 pm 
 

Ian,

Check out this link:

webdadi.com/WebMgmt/Content/TheHWay/Def ... efault.asp

This is the Scott Huelsman web site.  He has a link on the left entitled "The Wizard Reborn".  When you click on it you find that he has written an online fantasy novel.  

So . . .  I read the excerpt on the web page and then went back to the auction listing and read the summary to look for any similar names/references (I have already shipped you the actual manuscript).

And there is one similar connection . . . He refers to the "Age of Damnation" several times in the manuscript intro.  His web book summary ends with the "Age of Damnation".

I think this would be a good place to start to try to get some verification on the manuscript.

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 1:51 pm 
 

*g*. Would have thought Ian might've tried googling the author before lobbing in a $150 bid. Ya never know, though. ;)

  

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 3:19 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:*g*. Would have thought Ian might've tried googling the author before lobbing in a $150 bid. Ya never know, though. ;)

David, if you put a few sheets of typed paper on eBay and said some guy at TSR had once been in the same city, I'd probably throw $150 at it. :D I'm f*ckin' nutz. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Thanks for the lead, Paul. I'll drop him a line.


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 3:22 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:David, if you put a few sheets of typed paper on eBay and said some guy at TSR had once been in the same city, I'd probably throw $150 at it. :D I'm f*ckin' nutz. :lol: :lol: :lol:


Here's a net friendly one, you're nuckin' futs! :D


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 3:27 pm 
 

The lead came through. :D

I e-mailed the author and he can confirm that at no point did this manuscript ever go anywhere near TSR. :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

I included a link to the auction, and he was amazed someone would spend $150 on it. It must have been a bit of a shock seeing it on eBay, mind you.

Still, if he spent months creating it, and weeks typing it up, I don't have a problem putting up $150 for it.

I've invited him across to lurk about the board and with a bit of luck maybe the discussions will spark a little nostalgia.

Either that or he'll discover how much we pay for Pharoah and Rahasia, and put some nice minty new copies up on eBay for us all to scabble over. :D


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