Spartan Magazine? Anyone heard of it?
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Post Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:42 pm 
 

I'm interested in making an offer on this lot ... yes, I'm after the Cosmic Encounter aliens. :)



Spartan mags



I'm not at all familiar with the publication, though. Anyone collect Spartan? Any ideas on a fair offer? I was thinking $20 to $30.



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Post Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:53 pm 
 

An offer?


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:57 pm 
 

I'm thinking of floating a BIN price to the seller, if he's interested in ending the listing early. I just have no idea what the heck Spartan is ... never heard of it.

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 5:52 pm 
 

The original printing of The Complete Warlock by Balboa Games appeared in Spartan magazine - that's the only issue I have.  I think I paid about $5 for it but have seen other copies of this sell for upto $25-$30.

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:12 pm 
 

Thanks for the info. ... and it looks like I'll be bidding the "normal" way now. The seller already has four bids; I'm not really comfortable trying to cut everyone off at the knees with a BIN offer.

Of course, by "normal" bidding, I mean "sniping with roughly four seconds remaining." :wink:

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:58 am 
 

Mars wrote:The original printing of The Complete Warlock by Balboa Games appeared in Spartan magazine - that's the only issue I have.  I think I paid about $5 for it but have seen other copies of this sell for upto $25-$30.

Issue 9 would that be? How many pages does that cover? Amy chance of a cover scan to complete my Balboa listing?


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 3:08 pm 
 

This lot is getting some love from the propeller-heads over at the Cosmic Encounter forums, too ... it looks like it will attract more than a few bids. :)

BTW, wargaming fans, the seller has quite a few interesting lots listed. Lots of older magazines, some unpunched games, etc.

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:08 pm 
 

This was sort of the big wargaming club zine of the West Coast. Sort of parallel to IFW in a way and a bit competitive if memory serves. I also have the Warlock issue. Great stuff.


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 2:52 am 
 

scribe wrote:This was sort of the big wargaming club zine of the West Coast. Sort of parallel to IFW in a way and a bit competitive if memory serves. I also have the Warlock issue. Great stuff.


I find it interesting that the development of Warlock parallels that of the 3 volume set.  The article in Spartan #9 makes reference to Hobbits and then the later printing of Complete Warlock has Haflings.

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:16 pm 
 

Here is a pic of the cover of Spartan #9:

http://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~mdtpetri/spartan9.jpg

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:43 pm 
 

Well, it's costing me $79 to find out the answer to my original question. :)



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FWIW, I'm sure I'll keep the Cosmic Encounter issue and resell the other two. I'll make a Classifieds post when that happens, if anyone is interested.

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