3.5 Edition Playtest Copies (3-Ring Binder)
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Post Posted: Sat May 16, 2009 5:45 pm 
 

What are they worth? (if anything)

Not for sale. Given to me by a playtester (also a friend).
Just for informational purposes.


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Post Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 6:20 pm 
 

I would assume somewhere between $35 and 85 in the current market:  IIRC, Monte Cook sold some of his personal copies ~1-2 years ago, and they sold in the $100-135-ish ranges (?), so I would assume that standard playtest copies would sell for less.


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Post Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 6:22 pm 
 

Unless you found some hardcore collector of that stuff, not a whole lot. Maybe $50 - 100, unless they happen to have been "someone important"s personal set.

Or, what grodog said.


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Post Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 7:03 pm 
 

grodog wrote:IIRC, Monte Cook sold some of his personal copies ~1-2 years ago, and they sold in the $100-135-ish ranges (?), so I would assume that standard playtest copies would sell for less.
I would assume somewhere between $35 and 85 in the current market.

Ouchie vs. viewtopic.php?p=28608#28608 in 2005? ;)

Monte's were a good 4-5 years back and I thought those went "cheap" for what/whose they were - n.b. 3.0 blue covers, not 3.5e - especially the Monster Manual with extra loose-leaf copies of unpublished artwork. I think the price paid for the MM in particular was a bit higher that you recall, but not hugely so. Still, one could probably have gotten most of a 2nd woodgrain for that combined cost back then.
As of 2009, just ignore T&T's crazy $600-ish pricing for "anonymous" copies, of course!

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p.s. Having rechecked, I've only been able to recover the most recent sales without delving further and Monte's DMG went for over $100, less than for the Return to Temple of Elemental Evil *g*, but over $225 for the MM routed via Burnie Bros. (Is $225+ "hugely" over $135?).
Definitely not far off a 2nd print woodie between the three, then.


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Post Posted: Tue May 19, 2009 10:22 pm 
 

Faro -

These weren't published (or even bound).
They are 2 book pages per 3-hole-punched page - in a three-ring binder.

Playtest copies. Before editing.

EDIT - I had forgotten I had asked this question already.


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