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Post Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:47 am 
 

Well,

I believe this is my first post to this forum.  I use this website as a source of information but never really had to post before, so here I go.

As I used to play D&D when I was a kid, I've always thought it was a great game.  So over the years, I have purchased D&D items "here and there" to save and collect.  This weekend I picked up a medium size collection of items.  So I quickly sorted the items out last night with the intent to add them to my inventory list later.  Of course, I had to scan the listing here on acaeum for more information today.  Anyways, on to my point.

From memory, I do believe there was a copy of the Ghost Tower of Inverness in this collection.  The material in this collection was mostly late '80's to early 90's, but there was older stuff.  The reason this item stuck in my mind was that I was trying like crazy to find a number on it (Note that there was no cover so it's just the contents).  Yet the format of it makes me skeptical.  It seems to be a photocopy.  But since I am not an expert on these things, I wanted to poll the sages out there about this item.

Without a cover, how can I tell if this an original?  Did the originals look like photocopies?  Could this thing be worth anything, or should it continue on to my box of coverless things?  I do have a scanner and could provide images if necessary-and I could get more information tonight and update this post tomorrow.  Thanks in advance for any help in this matter wise ones.


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:20 am 
 

bspaul41 wrote:Well,

I believe this is my first post to this forum.  I use this website as a source of information but never really had to post before, so here I go.

As I used to play D&D when I was a kid, I've always thought it was a great game.  So over the years, I have purchased D&D items "here and there" to save and collect.  This weekend I picked up a medium size collection of items.  So I quickly sorted the items out last night with the intent to add them to my inventory list later.  Of course, I had to scan the listing here on acaeum for more information today.  Anyways, on to my point.

From memory, I do believe there was a copy of the Ghost Tower of Inverness in this collection.  The material in this collection was mostly late '80's to early 90's, but there was older stuff.  The reason this item stuck in my mind was that I was trying like crazy to find a number on it (Note that there was no cover so it's just the contents).  Yet the format of it makes me skeptical.  It seems to be a photocopy.  But since I am not an expert on these things, I wanted to poll the sages out there about this item.

Without a cover, how can I tell if this an original?  Did the originals look like photocopies?  Could this thing be worth anything, or should it continue on to my box of coverless things?  I do have a scanner and could provide images if necessary-and I could get more information tonight and update this post tomorrow.  Thanks in advance for any help in this matter wise ones.


Ben;

The best thing to do is post a scan of the front page, and let the great minds here take a shot at it  :) .  But seriously, I guess I don't understand, are you talking about the true tournament editionof Ghost Tower? Or the more common C2 version? A scan would be helpful in this regard.
  I would think an original tournament C2, even without the cover sheet, would be worth something to collectors.  A photocopy not as much, but honestly I can see the worth in even that (someone who wanted a research copy or can't afford the original).  Anyway, I would post a scan at the very least to let us know what is up....

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:51 am 
 

I'd say keep digging.  If you find the cover (assuming you're talking about the tourney version), then you're in good condition.  Without the cover, it's very hard to tell if you've got a copy or the original.  

I agree; post scans of the front page and the character sheets.  That'll be a good start.


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:03 pm 
 

Hey,

Thanks for the tips.  This is what I needed, I direction to head in to nail down what this really is as I am far from being an expert.

I will take a closer look at what I've got tonight.  I can write up a more detailed description and get some scans.

It was just weird because it did look like just a photocopy and it didn't have a number.  The top page was a page of maps, so I actually had to check the second page.  It said this was for some convention and had rules for scoring etc.  Which now that I've checked out the acaeum website, seems to make much more sense.

More information to follow...you've got to love a mystery.


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:15 pm 
 

I'll have to take out my copy for a second look, but I believe the maps were printed inside the folder/cover.  If you've got maps on white sheets of paper, then it sounds like a copy.

Be sure to post scans of the maps you're referring to.


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:34 pm 
 

Just checked mine again, and there are maps inside the front and back covers, and on the interior pages of the module (tourney version).


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:29 pm 
 

Upon further review,

I believe that I have a photocopy of the common module, not the limited tournament version.  I was able to find mention of Module C2 on page two.  Plus in the Special Thanks section it thanks the DM's who used the module at the convention.  The puzzle is over, unless you guys think I'm missing something.  Hence, no scans are required.

On a side note, how should I value modules without covers?  Just consider them as falling in the "Poor" category no matter the rarity?  Thanks for your advice.


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:27 pm 
 

Pretty much. If it was a tourney module, you could get photocopies of the missing pieces from other members, but you should definitely let any potential buyer know of the missing/photoed pieces.


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:47 pm 
 

bspaul41 wrote:Upon further review,

I believe that I have a photocopy of the common module, not the limited tournament version.  I was able to find mention of Module C2 on page two.  Plus in the Special Thanks section it thanks the DM's who used the module at the convention.  The puzzle is over, unless you guys think I'm missing something.  Hence, no scans are required.

On a side note, how should I value modules without covers?  Just consider them as falling in the "Poor" category no matter the rarity?  Thanks for your advice.


Darn, that would have been something, an incomplete/photocopied version of the tournament Ghost Tower.
  For incomplete modules like that, you could either A. Hold onto the module until you run into a cover, stranger things have happened to me, or B. Toss it in a pile with other incomplete items, let them stack up, and then sell them on ebay as a lot.  You would be surprised what someone might pay for a lot of D&D stuff, even incomplete or damaged!

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:58 pm 
 

Hello,

I wonder if someone could kindly let me know how many pages should be in the Tournament version?

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:34 pm 
 

By the looks of it there should be 24 pages + cover:

http://tomeoftreasures.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=409

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:43 pm 
 

Thanks Mars... Probably I could have looked there   :roll:

Hey, guess what I'm gonna post in the fun find thread?

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