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Post Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:49 pm 
 

OK, this appears to be a generic fantasy weapon book designed with Tunnels and Trolls rules in mind, printed originally in 1980 (and again in 1983) by Dark Endeavour Publications, and is spiral-bound. The copy I have is the 2nd print (unfortunately) and with a broken and nearly missing spiral... but its interesting anyway because it makes a few references to D&D (and says "not sanctioned by TSR Inc" on the back cover), so I was wondering if it was rare, weird, or in any way interesting otherwise. And, if so, what it might be worth, cause I like to know.

Obviously, my copy is likely worth nothing, but in general... if it was a better one. :) That's the real question.

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:04 pm 
 

I haven't heard of this one.  Valuation is a tough thing - depends on if it appeals to more than one of deep pocket collectors.  If I saw it on Ebay, I would probably slap a $40 bid on it mainly because of D&D reference.  If it was strictly a T&T book, I would probably only bid $15

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:07 am 
 

Because I was asked, via PM, what this item looked like, I will post a scan of the cover. Please remember that my copy is not in the greatest of shapes (the spine is practically completely removed) and it is for the 1983 release, making it a 2nd printing (so, no idea if the cover is the same as for the 1st print.) Anyway, just thought I'd share:

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and, the back...

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In case you can't read it, the little star on the back says: "Not sanctioned by TSR Inc."


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:16 am 
 

The name Tom Corrigan rings a vague bell....


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:25 am 
 

It does indeed, Allan. I want to say he's done other T&T stuff......
I would think it is worth at LEAST $50. I've neither seen nor heard of it before.


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:45 am 
 

I don't recall the name at all but it sounds a lot like "Corradin" from the Wilmark Dynasty items.  I don't know much about T&T items either so I'm not much help there.

It does look like an interesting book though.  $50 is probably a good starting point.

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:49 am 
 

Interesting ... literally never heard of it.

Is it not in Heroic Worlds anywhere? (I don't have my copy handy right now). I'm always intrigued when that happens.

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:06 pm 
 

Is it not in Heroic Worlds anywhere?


I don't know about anywhere but I did not see it in the T&T section. It also does not appear in the index, so I am assuming the book does not mention this product at all. Hmm, starting to be rather glad it came in a lot of other weird stuff. :)


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:07 pm 
 

Nice hit, Mars! That's where I recall it. It was John Corradin I was thinking of.


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