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Post Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:21 pm 
 

Hi everyone,

Just thought I'd wander on over and ask about another item which recently came into my possession...

It's called "The Black Tower," by David Guinasso and Stephen Abrams, published in 1981 by Midkemia Press.  This is "A complete 'dungeon' adventure for low to mid-level FRP characters," and can be used with Dungeons & Dragons, Chivalry & Sorcery, Arduin, RuneQuest, Tunnels and Trolls and DragonQuest, but was specifically designed as a companion to "Tulan of the Isles" by Feist and Abrams (Midkemia Press).  Apparently this press was based in San Diego, CA.

Does any of this sound familiar to anyone?  Is this a particularly rare and/or sought-after module?  Any help is appreciated!  :D

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 1:07 pm 
 

Not quite as in-demand as some of the Midkemia material (read, no Raymond Feist connection), but still typically goes for $20-25.

Available (legally) on-line at http://midkemia.com/BlkTwr.pdf

- see also http://www.stud.uni-hamburg.de/users/af ... index.html

  

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 2:35 pm 
 

Wandering Monster wrote:Hi everyone,

Just thought I'd wander on over and ask about another item which recently came into my possession...

It's called "The Black Tower," by David Guinasso and Stephen Abrams, published in 1981 by Midkemia Press.  This is "A complete 'dungeon' adventure for low to mid-level FRP characters," and can be used with Dungeons & Dragons, Chivalry & Sorcery, Arduin, RuneQuest, Tunnels and Trolls and DragonQuest, but was specifically designed as a companion to "Tulan of the Isles" by Feist and Abrams (Midkemia Press).  Apparently this press was based in San Diego, CA.

Does any of this sound familiar to anyone?  Is this a particularly rare and/or sought-after module?  Any help is appreciated!  :D

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Like all of the Midkemia stuff, very well written. However, due to it's easier availability (due to the free download) it is less sought after.  Not always the case, before the download was available in the mid 90's a copy used to bring about $50 at auction, I believe it was one of the harder to find Midkemia items (lower print run?).  

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 2:47 pm 
 

Hi Guys!

Thanks for your prompt and knowledgable replies!  :D

You learn something new every day...

Despite the module's availability, I plan on listing it on eBay all the same.

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 3:00 pm 
 

well its still one of them items that seems to get decent bids on, so i guess you never know really...!

good luck chummer :)
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 5:03 pm 
 

Especially if the map isn't bent-edged/dog-eared:  like Starstone, the map is slightly larger than the book's covers and it tends to be in somewhat lesser shape than the book iteself.

I like the BT map, since it's one of the few early maps with a colored grid on it, which makes reading it much easier.


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 6:42 pm 
 

Yeah, John, there's a lot in what Allan and Mike are saying (as usual!).
I hedge slightly on valuations when there's no pic, too; presuming VGish or thereabouts... Doesn't do any favors to tell someone their rarity is worth big bucks only to find out the condition means it falls short of initial optimistic guesses.

Re. your Black Tower, I couldn't find the realisation for the one I won, but am fairly certain it was less than the $32 paid for a sweet copy of Tulan (Stephen was unlucky there...).

However, looking around eBay, now seems like a pretty good time to sell.
Your only "competition" is Ian's copy that has been sat at $72 BIN for some time.
Have to agree with Mike in that it isn't a particularly common item, too.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 11:39 pm 
 

Hi everyone,



Just thought I'd wander on by and let  you know that THE BLACK TOWER has been listed on eBay, ending one week from tonight:



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8804638524



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Post Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 12:01 am 
 

such as Dungeons & Dragons, Chivalry & Sorcery, Arduin, RuneQuest, Tunnels & Trolls and DragonQuest, but was specifically designed as a companion to TULAN OF THE ISLES by Raymond Feist (yes, *that* Feist!)...

*yay* for being able to include all that in the description without keyword spamming! :P

Good luck, John! :D

  

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Post Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 10:56 pm 
 

Hi Faro,

All that was a direct quote from the introduction to the module itself, so I don't see it as 'keyword spamming.'

Whether or not eBay would agree is another matter altogether...  :?

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Post Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 11:46 pm 
 

faro wrote:*yay* for being able to include all that in the description without keyword spamming! :P

*yay* for being able to include all that in the description without keyword spamming! :P

  
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