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Post Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 7:38 pm 
 

I have copies of  Town of Baldemar and The Abduction of Good King Despot from New Infinities.

Are these babies worth anything?  Thoughts?

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:55 pm 
 

about $5-10 for Baldemar and $10-15 for despot

  

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:09 pm 
 

I paid $15.00 each recently


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:33 pm 
 

Weeeehaa!  I'm on the money train now!   :lol:

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 9:22 am 
 

We certainly printed enough of 'em -- but lack of PR left most unsold. So they're still relatively common, tho most are in the hands of just a small group of distributors. Even the "million dollar module", The Convert, is still plentiful.

An unpleasant episode altogether, sadly.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:43 am 
 

What made The Convert the "million dollar module?"  Sounds like an interesting story.

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 2:42 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:What made The Convert the "million dollar module?"  Sounds like an interesting story.


Only from the outside.
I wrote it as an RPGA tourney.
TSR didn't want to publish it.
NIPI asked them if they minded us publishing it.
TSR (the PoG) said no, go ahead.
We published it.
They sued us, ran it out long enough that we ran out of money.

I still think we'd've won if we could have lasted long enough.
But lawsuits like this aren't about being Right.

Bottom line, TSR and NIPI spent about a million (mostly on their end) to resolve this matter.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 4:56 pm 
 

I picked up a copy of the 3 Cyborg Commando books that was given to the backers of New Infinities? came with cert in a plastic folder... do you know anything about this Frank at all??


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 6:33 pm 
 

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MShipley88 wrote:What made The Convert the "million dollar module?"  Sounds like an interesting story.


Only from the outside.
I wrote it as an RPGA tourney.
TSR didn't want to publish it.
NIPI asked them if they minded us publishing it.
TSR (the PoG) said no, go ahead.
We published it.
They sued us, ran it out long enough that we ran out of money.

I still think we'd've won if we could have lasted long enough.
But lawsuits like this aren't about being Right.

Bottom line, TSR and NIPI spent about a million (mostly on their end) to resolve this matter.


     Was this part of the same lawsuit that Gary Gygax mentioned over on ENworld?  He said there was a settlement and a payment from TSR...and then TSR owned the new game he had designed.  Same lawsuit?  :?

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 7:53 pm 
 

I sold a copy of convert and good king recently for $15 each. They both seem to range right around that number.


And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 8:46 pm 
 

beasterbrook wrote:I picked up a copy of the 3 Cyborg Commando books that was given to the backers of New Infinities? came with cert in a plastic folder... do you know anything about this Frank at all??


IIRC they were a limited edition of 1000 copies, issued prior to the CC box set being available.  But I think it says that on the certificate, Brette, so if you want more than that we'll have to wait for Frank :D


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:05 pm 
 

grodog wrote:IIRC they were a limited edition of 1000 copies, issued prior to the CC box set being available.


That's what we had planned, but I'm fairly sure the actual number didn't get above 300. Maybe not even 200. No records on that, sorry.

MShipley88 wrote:[Gary Gygax] said there was a settlement and a payment from TSR...and then TSR owned the new game he had designed.  Same lawsuit?


Nah. That was the one by the PoG against Game Designers' Workshop (RIP). The PoG was pretty good at laying waste to the industry... or at least anything Gary was involved with.  :/  Nice grab, Brette; very few about, and with real signatures on it (not facsimiles). Worth something eventually...

  


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:43 am 
 

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grodog wrote:IIRC they were a limited edition of 1000 copies, issued prior to the CC box set being available.


That's what we had planned, but I'm fairly sure the actual number didn't get above 300. Maybe not even 200. No records on that, sorry.


Thanks Frank.  I'll dig up my copy and check it out.  

While we're on the NIPI topic, do you recall if you and Don ever put together a Realms of Adventure newsletter #3?


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:00 pm 
 

Did you have anything to do with Baldemar, Frank?


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 8:24 pm 
 

Good king despot for $2.99 with two hours left:



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Post Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:04 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:Did you have anything to do with Baldemar, Frank?


Nope, sorry. From author to editor and not me in the middle.

For Aesheba, tho, I did a fair bit o' research and wrote up a magic variant based on native African belief systems and traditions. A few pages, early in the book.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 1:55 am 
 

Never hear of Aesheba.  I have always been interested in African scenarios and variants.

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:04 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:Never hear of Aesheba.  I have always been interested in African scenarios and variants.

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Here's a copy on ebay atm:



http://cgi.ebay.com/D-D-Fantasy-Master- ... dZViewItem



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