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Post Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:22 am 
 

hey folks.

i picked this up at GenCon last year. am thinking of selling now, but would like a good solid idea of its possible worth...any ideas out there?

i know i have spoken to one or two peeps about this, but cant find anything really solid to go on as i havent seen that many (i think 3)

its in fabulous condition too.

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:35 am 
 

I would bid somewhere in the $100 range if that helps - it is the one I am still missing.  This book and Thieves Quarter are both more of a "choose your own adventure" type book rather than a straight forward adventure module (I believe - without digging out Thieves Quarter).  They are similar to the Quicksilver Fantasies books with a little less RPG elements (I forget what they suggest for the combat system) but rarer.  The Quicksilver Fantasies books generally sell for between $35-$65 each.

Alternatively, I could probably dig up some other items for a trade :)

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:42 am 
 

Exactly what Mark says, Al. $75-125 range and the rest, comparisons, missing here, etc., etc. ;)
Have seen a couple of times but in bundled lots and couldn't justify yet another Misty plus others.
Mars wrote:I would bid somewhere in the $100 range if that helps - it is the one I am still missing.  This book and Thieves Quarter are both more of a "choose your own adventure" type book rather than a straight forward adventure module (I believe - without digging out Thieves Quarter).  They are similar to the Quicksilver Fantasies books with a little less RPG elements (I forget what they suggest for the combat system) but rarer.  The Quicksilver Fantasies books generally sell for between $35-$65 each.

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:27 pm 
 

Condition will be king here. Good big photos and if you manage to get Lance and Kynan interested you may see upwards of $150. I'd certainly go to $100 before I started questioning how much I really wanted it, and I'm small fry these days.


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:38 pm 
 

i can do a few bigger scans later when i get a chance - am in scan mode today



  

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:48 pm 
 

. wrote:If you manage to get Lance and Kynan interested you may see upwards of $150.


Quite possible but not sure what the chances of that are - seems low these days.  Neither seem to be overly active in picking up RPG stuff on Ebay these days and I can't remember the last item where the two of them tangled.  I even outbid Lance a little while back on a nice copy of Tradervale.
This could be the item that does bring them both out though.

I'm really not sure how much condition does play a factor in this one.  Its in excellent shape so it certainly doesn't hurt but like the CDM2 that was cut up, its value is more tied to its rarity and the number of people looking for a copy.

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:32 pm 
 

well if i sell it, its part of my "next year whatever happens fund" :)



  

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:22 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:well if i sell it, its part of my "next year whatever happens fund" :)

That larger bundle auction from early 2005 got a smile: very sweet copies of Elbrith, Misty, Phoenix Keridav, Booty, MA, etc. And still didn't break $500.

I thought Lance had one but not 100% sure and maybe he isn't, either. I do know that he's eased back on RPG purchases, however (*points to eBay*) and had factored that in somewhat.
Should be quids ahead anyhow, Al, from your purchase price. :)


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:23 pm 
 

oh yeah the price doesnt bother me none quite honestly. always nice to have some $$$ in the kitty for next year though - more possibility to head state-side again! :)



  

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:36 pm 
 

That looks like a Buscema-drawn Conan.  I wonder how unauthorized its use was . . .  :)

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:43 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:That looks like a Buscema-drawn Conan.  I wonder how unauthorized its use was . . .  :)


Yeah, I was wondering why the illustration of the lass seemed so different than Conan.

And why does she have a leather strap around her neck, too? What exactly is Elbrith doing up there in that tower of his anyways? :)

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:44 pm 
 

The Conan was swiped from the comics.


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:50 pm 
 

Whale Tagger wrote:The Conan was swiped from the comics.


i am still sat here trying to figure out who is who with all these name changes....just twigged that whale tagger is frank :D (as in deadlord)



  

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:55 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:i am still sat here trying to figure out who is who with all these name changes....just twigged that whale tagger is frank :D (as in deadlord)

Post count is a bit of a give-away. :)
Hopefully the dot has drawn a line underneath their changes, too. ;)


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:56 pm 
 

I thought I had one of these, but it turns out I had something else. Oh well. Had I not recently bought the wife an anniversary gift (an early one), I'd be interested in throwing down a bid, but my cash flow has been severely hampered so I must conserve... damn it.


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:20 pm 
 

faro wrote:That larger bundle auction from early 2005 got a smile: very sweet copies of Elbrith, Misty, Phoenix Keridav, Booty, MA, etc. And still didn't break $500.

I thought Lance had one but not 100% sure and maybe he isn't, either. I do know that he's eased back on RPG purchases, however (*points to eBay*) and had factored that in somewhat.
Should be quids ahead anyhow, Al, from your purchase price. :)
       i was very pleased when i won that lot. that's the copy of elbrith that i own (which was why i passed on the one that al picked up at gencon; one of the big reasons to volunteer at the auction is the chance to see what's going to be up for sale before anyone else does....but i digress, i wanted someone else to have the fun of a gigantic steal, and i was glad al found it.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:30 am 
 

bill! long time no speak man...how the heck are you? hows the wifey and baby doing? all good i hope?

thought you were on vacation?

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