Quicksilver Fantasies question
Post new topic Reply to topic Page 1 of 1
Author

User avatar

Prolific Collector

Posts: 165
Joined: May 15, 2005
Last Visit: Jan 14, 2020
Location: Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Post Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:43 pm 
 

Hi everyone,

Just thought I'd wander on over and ask our resident sages about something that I recently came across in my meanderings...

I now have a three-ring binder full of several adventures from an outfit calling itself "Quicksilver Fantasies," based out of Post Falls, Idaho, dating from 1981 to 1983.

They're solo adventures, of a "generic fantasy role-playing" bent, and take place in a campaign world called Quicksilver.

Here is a list of the adventures that I have:
--"Carnival in Windemere" (Mini #1, 1981)
--"Crystal's Pleasure Palace" (Mini #2, 1981)
--"The Freak Show" (Mini #3, 1981)
--"Tales of the Expected" (Mini #4, 1981)
--"Message from Heartbreak Mountain" (Maxi Solo #1, 1982)
--"Journey from Rigour" (Maxi Solo #2, 1982)
--"Search for the Treasures of Term" (Maxi Solo #3, 1983)
--"Quest of the Roan Hart" (Maxi Solo #4, 1983)

These are printed (or perhaps copied, but I think printed) on loose sheets of standard weight paper, with colored vellum bristol covers and a colored standard weight paper back cover, all three-hole punched.  If anyone's interested, I can certainly post pictures of them.

Has anyone ever heard of these, and are they of any particular value?

Thanks in advance for your input,
JohnH
aka Wandering Monster

  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector

Posts: 6067
Joined: May 03, 2003
Last Visit: Jan 14, 2021
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Post Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:56 pm 
 

Hi John,



That's a very nice set!  Valuation can sometimes be a bit difficult.  They are however rare with a couple showing up every year on Ebay.  A number of the big guns have been bidding on most of them in the more recent auctions and I seem to recall then ending at around $50 - $80 each.  There was another auction of 6 earlier in the year that sold for about $250.  Here are some Ebay links to a couple of them:




** expired eBay auction **




http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8763366160



Are you looking to sell them?  I don't have any of them yet :(

 WWW  

User avatar

Prolific Collector

Posts: 165
Joined: May 15, 2005
Last Visit: Jan 14, 2020
Location: Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Post Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 10:09 am 
 

Hi everyone,

Just thought I'd wander on over and convey my thanks to everyone who expressed an interest in the Quicksilver Fantasies adventures, and for providing me with information about them.

They have now found a new home and an appreciative owner.

Cheers,
JohnH
aka Wandering Monster

  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 6165
Joined: Jan 03, 2005
Last Visit: Jan 19, 2021
Location: UK

Post Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 4:11 pm 
 

I got in touch with one of the co-authors a couple of years ago. Quicksilver Fantasies still opperates in Idaho, but they're into folk music and weird medicine now. The principle author died.


This week I've been mostly eating . . . chicken and wild rice soup.

 WWW  

User avatar

Verbose Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 1250
Joined: Jan 01, 2003
Last Visit: Jan 08, 2021

Post Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 5:13 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:I got in touch with one of the co-authors a couple of years ago. Quicksilver Fantasies still opperates in Idaho, but they're into folk music and weird medicine now. The principle author died.


I was in contact with them about 6 or 7 years ago, they sent me a catalog with their new age products, but no RPG stuff and they said at the time they didn't have any in storage.

  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector

Posts: 6067
Joined: May 03, 2003
Last Visit: Jan 14, 2021
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Post Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 6:24 pm 
 

I inquired a couple of years ago too and they didn't have any around.

 WWW  
Post new topic Reply to topic Page 1 of 1