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Post Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 8:27 am 
 

Hello, shiny happy people.

I have two little booklets (the size is just similar to original D&D booklets).
They are:
"The book of monsters" compiled by Phil Edgren and
The Arduin's Grimoire Volume 1.

Has anyone of you an idea of what they are?
Have you ever heard of them existence?

Thank you very much.
Have a nice day!
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 11:02 am 
 

radagast wrote:Hello, shiny happy people.

I have two little booklets (the size is just similar to original D&D booklets).
They are:
"The book of monsters" compiled by Phil Edgren and
The Arduin's Grimoire Volume 1.

Has anyone of you an idea of what they are?
Have you ever heard of them existence?

Thank you very much.
Have a nice day!
Giorgio


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Little Soldier published The Book of Monsters
Grimoire Games published The Arduin's Grimoire Volume 1

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 11:23 am 
 

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 1:05 pm 
 

Giorgio,

They usually go for a fair price each. there are multiple printings of each book.


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 1:35 pm 
 

There are 9 different Arduin Grimoires. Number 1 dates back to the OD&D days, although it's been reprinted several times. Still quite a useful item for gaming ideas, in my opinion.

I don't know about the Grimoire's values, but numbers 1-3 seem to be the best known.

As far as the Book of Monsters, no clue about it. I have a copy that's part of a larger compendium of earlier material, but not the stand-alone books.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 2:27 pm 
 

Giorgio,
 If you are looking to collect the Arduin books, watch out for the Emperors Choice 2002 reprints. This is only one of the very few times I was taken in by a seller. I was in the market for the first 3 Arduin books(The Arduin Grimoire, Welcome to Skull Tower, and The Runes of Doom) and the seller had advertised ORIGINAL, ORIGINAL, ORIGINAL. Never even knew there was a 2002 reprint. The covers look exactly the same.
 I reported the seller to eBay not for his false advertising, which eBay can't do anything about, but for the abusive language in his feedback if anyone even slightly questioned him. I did not even bother to leave feedback cause he would have just slammed and insulted me.
 The Arduin Grimiore does indeed harken back to the early days of 1977 and is just chock full of some useful and unique stuff by David Hargrave. I eventually did pick up the first three books and paid less than I did for the reprints and they are in every bit as good condition. Probably because people are wary of the reprints. btw Is anyone in the market for a nice set of the reprints?
                            Tom

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 4:20 am 
 

Thank you all, guys. :)
I'm not interested in collecting arduin's grimoire nor book of monsters ... I've found them when I've bought a white box (they were in the same auction). But I didn't know what they are and so ... I asked!  :)  :)

If you are interested in, or you know someone can be interested, please tell me.
First of all, I would make a deep exam to assure when they were edited (the grimoire's cover is the one of the first printing but I don't know if it is the 2002 reprint. Tom, are there any distinctive elements?).
Secondly, if someone wants them, we could make a deal.

Thank you again
Giorgio
PS: ok Tom!! No more shiny happy people!! but I love that REM's song ...

  


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 4:20 pm 
 

Giorgio,
 All you have to do is look inside the front cover. If it says
"EMPERORS CHOICE GAMES & MINIATURES CORP." at the top,
then it is the 2002 reprint. If it says "DEDICATION" it's not the
2002 reprint. I suspect that yours is not a reprint because it
was with the white box set.
 Also if does not have "David Hargrave" in script on the front and
there are no page numbers, then it is a first printing, which would
make it rarer.
                        Tom

p.s. I was just having fun with you about that "shiny, happy people"


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 3:35 am 
 

tntwargo wrote:Giorgio,
All you have to do is look inside the front cover. If it says
"EMPERORS CHOICE GAMES & MINIATURES CORP." at the top,
then it is the 2002 reprint. If it says "DEDICATION" it's not the
2002 reprint. I suspect that yours is not a reprint because it
was with the white box set.
Also if does not have "David Hargrave" in script on the front and
there are no page numbers, then it is a first printing, which would
make it rarer.
            Tom


Ok Tom, You're right. It's a first printing. Thank you

tntwargo wrote:p.s. I was just having fun with you about that "shiny, happy people"


Don't worry!!! I'd suspected you were joking!!! and so I did!!
Have a nice week!!

  
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