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Post Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:04 pm 
 

In my search for hunting down rare nonTSR FRP items, I tracked down the author of a small company called Fantasy Unlimited.  Their items are listed in Heroic Worlds but up until now I have never seen one for sale or found anyone who has had one.  Less than 200 copies were ever sold.

The author is now disabled and not in the best of health.  I've arranged for a number of copies to be sent to me and I am going sell them and send the profit back to the author to help him out.

The items that I will be selling are:

Fantasy Unlimited (Published items):

American Indian (1981)
http://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~mdtpetri/tot/FUindian.jpg
* 8 numbered pages (4 double sided sheets) plus cover sheet
* new player character class for FRP
* placed 2nd in the Judge's Guild Dungeon Content 1981

Mountain Ram Tribe (1981)
http://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~mdtpetri/tot/FUtribe.jpg
* 10 numbered pages (5 double sided) plus cover and map sheets
* FRP adventure
* placed 2nd in the Judge's Guild Dungeon Content 1981

Space Race (1983) and Space Race Expansion (1984)
http://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~mdtpetri/sa ... erace1.jpg
http://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~mdtpetri/sa ... erace2.jpg
* 32 and 64 page digest sized books with some chart sheets
* pen & pencil game

Unpublished Adventures (will be photocopied):

Revenge Dungeon
* honourable mention in Judges Guild Dungeon Contest 1981

A Sporting Chance
* 11 pages
* Dungeon adventure
* run at HOTCOMP 1980 (Atlanta, GA)

The Golden Age of Leather
* 21 pages
* Exploration of an evil temple
* run at HOTCOMP 1981 (Atlanta, GA)

Don't Fear the Reaper (1982)
* 57 pages
* an extensive outdoor adventure
* run at HOTCOMP 1982

Murder in Ashire
* 32+ pages
* includes the Town of Ashire, a lawful good town where most of the author's characters started
* run at University of Georgia, early 1980s

Murder in Ashire
* 24 pages
* decision adventure version (pick a path type)

I have an idea of what I think I should sell these for but wanted to know what other people thought.  I won't have these available until sometime in January but let me know if you are interested and I'll get back to you when I get everything sorted out.


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:16 pm 
 

I'm far from an expert, but I can see $50-75 for the first two, and maybe more... but that would just about put them out of my reach, so I'd have to have them be a little less expensive (less than $100 anyway.)


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:31 pm 
 

serleran wrote:I'm far from an expert, but I can see $50-75 for the first two, and maybe more...


My initial thought was that if I only had 1 extra copy of these and I listed it on Ebay, it could go for $100.  This price would be okay for a couple of people, then there would be a bunch more in a $40 range and more in a $25 range.

So, part of why I posted it here is to find a happy medium that will appeal to most people since I am going to have a bunch of copies.

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:20 pm 
 

Mars wrote:
My initial thought was that if I only had 1 extra copy of these and I listed it on Ebay, it could go for $100.  This price would be okay for a couple of people, then there would be a bunch more in a $40 range and more in a $25 range.

So, part of why I posted it here is to find a happy medium that will appeal to most people since I am going to have a bunch of copies.


I wouldn't mind a photocopy (of the photocopies) of the unpublished adventures..sounds cool.  Always like to read the small press stuff.  Nice of you to give something back to the guy, too...that's what the hobby is all about!  I hope we can help the dude out, I bet he never thought his leftover goodies would be worth anything, always nice to give someone a pleasant surprise!

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:31 am 
 

I'm be interested in copies of the adventures/tourneys; you could also get them spiral-bound at Kinkos/etc. (a al Kent K's stuff @ http://www.dreamborn.com/main.html) and that would likely increase their value/sale-price.


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:54 am 
 

That's not a bad idea.  I was also thinking that the author could print up a bunch of the title page sheets and sign them and then I would print up the rest.  Or possibly a signed generic letter with the when and where the adventures were run that is signed to give them some authenticity.

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:49 pm 
 

I have the extra copies of the published items in my hands now so I am starting by selling those.  The number of copies is less than half of what I was expecting so they are now somewhat limited.

Also, a nice surprise was that some of the copies were stored in a separate place and did not rust so they are in excellent shape.  The rust on the staples for the other copies does not effect the readibility just the presentation.

The tournament modules and other items are probably still a few months away so I am starting by selling the items that were produced in the 1980s.  If anyone has any questions about these send me a PM or post it here.

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:07 pm 
 

Mars --

I've been looking to replace my lost copies of Space Race and the Space Race Expansion. Are copies those still available?


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:23 pm 
 

Funny you should say that... PM or email me...

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