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Post Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:19 pm 
 

How much would this boxed set go for in complete condition? The box  has some creasing, back and corners are scuffed and one corner has started to split, contents are excellent.

And...is it any good?

  

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:23 pm 
 

I saw this one go for around $22 a couple months back




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Post Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:40 pm 
 

The price range is pretty big  - maybe $15-40 depending on exact edition, completeness, condition.  I think misterspock is on the right path - you're probably toward the lower end of the range, based on what you've said.

As with most Chaosium items, it's good.  (Yeah, yeah, I see you all about to chime in - sure there are exceptions, but show me a publisher with a better overall track record!)

  

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:15 pm 
 

I may have missed one or two go by on eBay in the last few months, but I think I caught most of them. The last seven have gone like this, from oldest to newest:
$12.50
$25.49
$22.50
$30 (with very low shipping)
$33.41 (EU to EU transaction)
$24.95
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:42 pm 
 

Mudguard wrote:How much would this boxed set go for in complete condition? The box  has some creasing, back and corners are scuffed and one corner has started to split, contents are excellent.

And...is it any good?


The prices above are a good range, as far as quality goes that's up to the individual.  I have the Chaosium boxed set which was great in its time and provides a framework for a gritty fantasy city.  The newer work from Green Ronin expands on the original and covers  alot more of the history and surrounding world.


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:55 pm 
 

Good to see that my range estimate was pretty good!

  


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:34 am 
 

Thank you all for the info, the item is being listed for about $25 US, not sure how accurate I've got exchange rate, but I'll make a bid.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:10 pm 
 

I am wondering if there is a difference in the price between the 2 different prints. The differences between the two prints are the font color on each side of the box (black or brown) and the covers of the books in the box (paper cover or cardboard cover, with different pictures on each). The one with paper cover is rarer than the 2nd one. I didn't see it often for sale.


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:39 pm 
 

The Chaosium Thieve's World box set has probably 3 or 4 different prints.

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:38 pm 
 

IIRC, at some point, Chaosium also dropped the number of PGtS booklets in the box set from 2 to 1, too.


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:45 pm 
 

grodog wrote:IIRC, at some point, Chaosium also dropped the number of PGtS booklets in the box set from 2 to 1, too.


2 PGtS in one box? I always got one in the 4 boxed sets I have in hands. Is it in the very first print that they would have put 2 copies?

Mars wrote:The Chaosium Thieve's World box set has probably 3 or 4 different prints.


Do you have other print differences? I just saw these 2 prints. Didn't see any other differences.


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 3:00 pm 
 

I know of at least three versions:

1E
2E - says Second Edition on back cover, no award circle on cover
2E - says Second Edition on back cover, has award circle on cover

  

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 3:03 pm 
 

The 2 prints I said has both

TheHistorian wrote:2E - says Second Edition on back cover, has award circle on cover


So it would be three 2nd ed at least?

I never saw a copy without 2nd ed written on back cover


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:03 pm 
 

I dug up the old thread here:

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I believe the first print are the paper covers.  Then at some point some of the books changed ink colour on the covers as well.  What I remember when I last looked into the printings is that it was a real mishmash of stuff.  My guess is that the books were printed separately and the box sets put together by Chaosium.  At some point some books/maps ran out and were reprinted (in different coloured ink) and boxes ran out at a different time, etc.

I think there are basically 3 different versions but a few more variations where you a book/map might be different.

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