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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 4:07 pm 
 

Apologies for the delay: just back from a jog in the dunes after Al guilted me into doing so!

Kaskoid wrote:I seemed to "LOSE" a booklet or two just about every major con Tournament.

:?

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I think you have the correct 4th sheets as displayed.
Those are unique to the 4th print owing to the way the correction page is "pasted" on the front -- and cannot be replaced by any other correction/ref sheet set.


Maybe not.
The "front" has errata only, LizMan logo, TSR Rules. That alone would make it older as "Rules" was used only a short time.

*nods*. Thanks for the check on that.

Kaskoid wrote:However, I believe the other set is older, much older. For one thing, it is on a light card stock, not paper like the other. For another, the publ. is listed as Tactical Sudies Rules. The back has Maps: Treasure tables; inside the front and back is one table called "The Monsters". This could very well be from my first set... It may be that this item should go separately.

It looks like a newer set of sheets, IMO.

The earliest have a separate "Corrections" sheet (not required in the later prints) and various differences in the text. The easiest of those would be the Tolkien refs, perhaps.
If you check on the monster list, do you have Balrogs between Dragons and Gargoyles, or is there a blank space?

I thought the use of "Tactical Studies Rules" on the sheets was a deliberate selling ploy, especially in the "Original Collectors Edition" (6th/7th) context :)

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Does it have an address label pasted over the address at the foot of the stock list?


Yes, it has label.

Ah... :(
Would've been good to see another set w/o the address label.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 4:51 pm 
 

If you check on the monster list, do you have Balrogs between Dragons and Gargoyles, or is there a blank space?


YES
What else would you like me to check? They may have been in my woodgrain--I don't remember.

Even if they weren't, they can't be very much newer than '81 'cause that's when I put this stuff up. When I moved, I never DM'd again except a couple times in a little local con, and that wasn't any of my dungeons.

My old pack of gaming cronies didn't RPG very much. I was always a simulations/miniatures gamer hiding in the RPG forest. I had a sand table, the whole thing. I still have more than 4400 microscale tanks and stuff in 1:285 scale. I love to play fantasy games; I quit RPGs when I left Wisconsin.


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 5:17 pm 
 

Kaskoid wrote:
If you check on the monster list, do you have Balrogs between Dragons and Gargoyles, or is there a blank space?


YES
What else would you like me to check? They may have been in my woodgrain--I don't remember.

Even if they weren't, they can't be very much newer than '81 'cause that's when I put this stuff up.

They'd be mid-76/mid-77: 5th print.

Sorry, I should have tightened up my wording: the 5th print ref sheets have that "new look" cover but will still have the Tolkien refs. The 6th/7th have the "new look" cover but without Tolkien refs.
(=> 6th print "Original Collectors Edition" in this auction, for example: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8785995900 - just about readable for "Tactical Studies Rules".

The earlier (woodgrain) sheets had that separate correction sheet plus the ref sheets often had blank pages/sides and were in that earlier/not-so-easy-to-read font (as in that 3rd print M&T you have).

3rd print above; 5th print below
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Kaskoid wrote:When I moved, I never DM'd again except a couple times in a little local con, and that wasn't any of my dungeons.

Ah... I didn't know that.

Kaskoid wrote:My old pack of gaming cronies didn't RPG very much. I was always a simulations/miniatures gamer hiding in the RPG forest.

I think it's fair to say that was the case for a lot of the people who were in there right at the start of modern RPGs. :)

Kaskoid wrote:I had a sand table, the whole thing. I still have more than 4400 microscale tanks and stuff in 1:285 scale. I love to play fantasy games; I quit RPGs when I left Wisconsin.


Careful; you'll have people asking whether you have a "woodgrain" set of Tractics in your collection, still!



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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:17 pm 
 

WOW!

My breath was taken away several times; several of you will be happy in a little while.

Thanks all of you for all the help. Now I know what everything is for the stuff that goes to eBay.

To those disappointed, I will tell this group in a new thread the moment the remainder goes up.

Again, my many thanks.


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:27 pm 
 

Kaskoid wrote:WOW!

Well, sure sounds like that was more fun than eBay for round one, anyhow? :)

  

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:48 pm 
 

Watching eBay rise over the week, and then the last hours... That is some substantial fun, too. Just not as personal.


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:55 pm 
 

Kaskoid wrote:Watching eBay rise over the week, and then the last hours... That is some substantial fun, too.

Most of the action is often in the last ten seconds for stuff around here.
But that just leads to a whole new game of "guess the sniper's target"! Image

Kaskoid wrote:Just not as personal.

*nod nods*. Agreed, Tim!

  


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:59 pm 
 

Kaskoid wrote:WOW!

My breath was taken away several times; several of you will be happy in a little while.

Thanks all of you for all the help. Now I know what everything is for the stuff that goes to eBay.

To those disappointed, I will tell this group in a new thread the moment the remainder goes up.

Again, my many thanks.


Tim, are you letting folks know either way or is it if that I don't hear from you then I came up short?  :)


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 10:09 pm 
 

I'm putting together a "The Winner Is" list right now.


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 10:30 pm 
 

Kaskoid wrote:I'm putting together a "The Winner Is" list right now.

*g*. No escape in anonymity for any serial overbidders! :P

  


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 10:43 pm 
 

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Kaskoid wrote:I'm putting together a "The Winner Is" list right now.

*g*. No escape in anonymity for any serial overbidders! :P


Well if there was a listing for serial bridesmaids, I would be at the top of the list. :oops:


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 11:28 pm 
 

Well if there was a listing for serial bridesmaids, I would be at the top of the list


Sometime soon, the following will be enjoying:

Steven:                        Complete set Strategic Review (with provenances)

bclarkie:                Outdoor Geomorphs

Stratochamp:                Brown Box, DMG

A2dom:                        Greyhawk sheets, Character Archaic

Stormberg        :        Goldenrod Game Ref, sheets 1976

Faro:                        EW, Orange Game Ref, Sheet, HexPad



I will provide whatever authentication you want,
letter of provenance or autog./sign

Each of the above happy people needs to e-mail me direct at
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In your e-mail I ask that you restate your bid(s),

Let me know if its PayPal (+2%) or MO

Let me know how you want these mailed (what class/type/carrier, etc

PayPal amount will be Winning Bid, +2%, +postage

MO amt will be Winning bid plus postage

Thanks again for all the help; the TJG stuff will be sorted out in the next couple of days.
The Personal Stuff grouping I'm putting together looks more and more interesting.

It has been a long, tiring and very enjoyable day. I'm off to the sack; I have to make them brilliant tomorrow.

And the rest goes to eBay Tues or Wed evening.


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 11:37 pm 
 

Would the winners be nice enough to let us know what they went for (always nice to know just how far off the pace you are :wink: )..

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 11:56 pm 
 

beasterbrook wrote:Would the winners be nice enough to let us know what they went for (always nice to know just how far off the pace you are :wink: )..

Brette:)


Well, I will when they arrive.  :)  This of course is going on the assumption that I will still be able to type after I ship over to Mr Kask both my arm and my leg. :wink:


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:15 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:Well, I will when they arrive.  :)  This of course is going on the assumption that I will still be able to type after I ship over to My Kask both my arm and my leg. :wink:

I sent Tim back a copy of the word doc with my bids on it.
Against the Outdoor Geos, I typed "($ not enough to beat the $xxx-yyy offers I'm sure you've had… Passing, sorry! And I hate shrinkwrap, too, btw! *g*)"

Sorry I didn't name you in person, Brian, but I was staying well clear of that particular item anyhow! :)

  


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:19 am 
 

So Brian, does that mean that you'll still be interested in a set of Outdoor Geos that you can actually look at, and read? :D


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:19 am 
 

beasterbrook wrote:Would the winners be nice enough to let us know what they went for (always nice to know just how far off the pace you are :wink: )..

Brette:)


Could I just quantify my bids as "quite a lot", "way too much" and "hey, how much would you bid for a Hex Pad"*? :P



I've got a fair idea on some of the others, too.



That was indeed fun! :)



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* - to which answer (well, same lines), see also http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 7604408570 and try not to laugh too much at the crazies... :D

  


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:20 am 
 

faro wrote:
bclarkie wrote:Well, I will when they arrive.  :)  This of course is going on the assumption that I will still be able to type after I ship over to Mr Kask both my arm and my leg. :wink:

I sent Tim back a copy of the word doc with my bids on it.
Against the Outdoor Geos, I typed "($ not enough to beat the $xxx-yyy offers I'm sure you've had… Passing, sorry! And I hate shrinkwrap, too, btw! *g*)"

Sorry I didn't name you in person, Brian, but I was staying well clear of that particular item anyhow! :)


Thanks. :wink:  I have been looking for Outdoor Geos for awhile and so when I saw an opportunity to get them in shrink(1st print at that!) I put in a pretty substantial bid.  I am curious to see what your bid was though if you don't mind disclosing it.


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