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Post Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:42 pm 
 

I was recently able to acquire a copy of Hidden Kingdom. The other day I saw that it was on the first page of the "Stump the Forum" thread, and it was said to be "pretty rare." I'm curious - as it's still in shrink - is it collectible enough to keep that way, or as rare does not always equal collectible, should I tear the shrink off and peruse the contents?

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:06 pm 
 

Hidden Kingdom is not quite as rare as most of the other stuff on the Stump the Forum thread.  I have seen probably about 6 sell on Ebay and know a few other collectors that have picked up copies from other places.

It is a separate game on its own and not a D&D or generic frp module so I think that hurts the value of the item too.

I do seem to recall that one seller not so long ago had 2 or 3 copies of this for sale and sold them on Ebay with the cheapest one selling for as low as $25 and the highest for $50 - this is just from memory but it is probably in a message here somewhere.  They did go relatively cheap in my opinion.

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:52 pm 
 

That's good to know. I paid $20, so it's always nice to get at least a wash if I ever need to part with it. If it's in the semi-collectible area, I won't feel too bad about cracking the plastic off of it and giving the contents a read. I bought it partly because it did seem unique, and partly because the game itself looks intriguing. And besides, who can resist the 2.X/3.X MS-DOSesque packaging?

$25-50 seems a fair price for a product like this.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:59 am 
 

Hidden Kingdom is a very beautiful game ; for this, it is for me collectible. Maybe not rare, but definitely very interesting.
I have paid mine 50 USD, the 'stump the forum' publication had pushed the price over 50 USD at that time.
$20 is definitely a bargain.

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:11 am 
 

The expansion pack for Hidden Kingdon seems to be very hard to get. I only kno it exists because Burntwire sold one in 2004. Never seen a Hidden Kingdom in shrink. Only seen them opened before.


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:33 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:The expansion pack for Hidden Kingdon seems to be very hard to get. I only kno it exists because Burntwire sold one in 2004. Never seen a Hidden Kingdom in shrink. Only seen them opened before.


What this expansion looks like? I will be very interested to see a picture of it if someone have one.

And for Hidden Kingdom itself I remember that bclarkie or burntwire (can't remember who) sold one for around $150. Then prices decreased quickly. For me it is a really collectible item.

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:54 pm 
 

Burntwire sold a copy of Hidden Kingdom, along with the expansion pack back in 2004. If I could just be bothered going back through my archives, I've probably still got the auction photo, but it's a humungous task, and there'll probably be another one up before I manage to find the photo. Maybe someone here has a copy?


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:12 pm 
 

lokiwookie wrote:And for Hidden Kingdom itself I remember that bclarkie or burntwire (can't remember who) sold one for around $150. Then prices decreased quickly. For me it is a really collectible item.


Yes, for a while I remember they were very collectible and in the $100+ range but I think there has been at least 4 since then that have been below $75.  I think this is also an item that most people don't search for even though it might interest them, hence low prices.

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Post Posted: Sat May 03, 2008 11:23 pm 
 

i bought a copy of hidden kingdom from the burntwire bros. and in one of the copies i picked was the hidden kingdom supplement (so i could have won the auction that ian is referring to). my wife and i are going to take some pictures of the collection soon and send them in, so if nobody else here beats us to it, we will send in a picture of the supplement too.

  


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Post Posted: Sun May 04, 2008 9:50 am 
 

It would be uesful to know if the HK supplement is---like many Thieves Guild items---potentially mixed into the HK main binder rules, so that if you didn't do a careful a/b comparison of the original rules TOC to the contents, you may not notice that there's more there....


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Post Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 5:39 pm 
 

grodog wrote:It would be uesful to know if the HK supplement is---like many Thieves Guild items---potentially mixed into the HK main binder rules, so that if you didn't do a careful a/b comparison of the original rules TOC to the contents, you may not notice that there's more there....


How to know what is the original content? And not the additive rules...

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:06 pm 
 

stratochamp wrote:i bought a copy of hidden kingdom from the burntwire bros. and in one of the copies i picked was the hidden kingdom supplement (so i could have won the auction that ian is referring to).


Here is stratochamp's pic of this item:

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:27 pm 
 

So Mars....what's the deal?  with the pics you posted on the "How big is your collection" thread and now here.....it begs the question:  Did stratochamp hire you to be his press secretary or his collection curator?

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:06 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Did stratochamp hire you to be his press secretary or his collection curator?


I'm just a little bit more computer literate is all.  Although now that you mention it, the position might be open.

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:06 pm 
 

what it means is mark (mars) is a very nice fellow who took the time to post these pics for me as i am a web neophyte.

  


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:26 am 
 

Thanks for the pics, guys---I'll have to flip through to see if I have either supplement (or is that the cover and interior of the supplement??), but the images don't ring a bell, so I probably don't have it/them.


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:42 am 
 

stratochamp wrote:what it means is mark (mars) is a very nice fellow who took the time to post these pics for me as i am a web neophyte.


Hehe....I know what you mean.  I work on computers for a living and it took me a while to figure out how to post pictures to the forum.  Quite a bit of trial and error to say the least.


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:32 pm 
 

yes allan, that is the cover to the left and the first page to the right.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:59 pm 
 

And do you think you will sell it one day? :):):)

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:11 am 
 

stratochamp wrote:yes allan, that is the cover to the left and the first page to the right.


Thanks William :D


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