A quick rundown on the various sections,
and what all those numbers mean!
- Rulebooks & Sets Index:
Lists the various incarnations of the Dungeons and Dragons rules, from
the humble beginnings as pint-sized booklets to the hardcover manuals
that persist to this day (albeit now with new cover art and upgraded
rules). Organized in three sections (Original D&D, D&D, and AD&D).
- Modules Index:
All adventure modules produced by TSR through roughly 1989 (with a few
later ones thrown in for good measure). The first page you come
to has the modules organized by module code; click the "By Title" button
at the top to sort the modules alphabetically by title.
- Periodicals Index:
The various magazines and newsletters of TSR, up through roughly 1990.
- Miscellaneous Index:
Lists those game-related items that donít fit into the other indexes.
Examples: Rogues Gallery, AD&D Fighting Wheel, and the
various Campaign sets (Greyhawk, DragonLance,
Forgotten Realms, etc).
- The Rares Index:
Lists all items with a Rarity score of 4 or 5 (see
Grading Conventions). As you can see,
a high Rarity score is not necessarily equitable to an itemís value
(Strategic Review issues), and vice versa (the H series
modules are fairly common, and thus not listed on the Rares IndexÖ although
they often fetch well over $100 each in mint condition).
- Code: the code assigned to the module by TSR, if any.
If present, this code is found in the upper left corner of the front
cover, and identifies what series the module or accessory belongs to.
Clicking a module code on the index will take you to that item's individual
- Title: self-explanatory. Clicking a title
will take you to that item's individual page.
- Rarity: a value of 1 (common) to 5 (rare). See
- Page Updated: the date any information on that
item's page was last modified;
highlighting indicates a recent change.
- Estimated Values ( Fair / Good / Very Good / Fine / Very Fine
/ Near Mint ): estimated value (in dollars) of an item in
that condition. See Grading Conventions.
The Estimated Values are derived from
mathematical formulas applied to past
eBay sales, with some adjustment as
necessary by The Acaeum Valuation Board. For more information,
see the Frequently Asked Questions file.
- Value Change: A green arrow ()
means the values have been recently adjusted upwards;
a red arrow (),
downwards, by the indicated percentage.
- Value Updated: Indicates when the values were
last updated. Only lists the year; values may have been
updated several times in a year. The year "2008" indicates
that the item is not currently being tracked by the
Each item listed on the various Indexes also has a page of further detail,
accessed by clicking on the Code (if applicable) or the Title. These
pages have the following sections:
- General title, author, and trivia. Self-explanatory.
If available, an "Expanded Description" button brings up a page containing
various identification codes, copyright date, author, and a descriptive
paragraph (taken unedited from the item cover).
- Printing Information: Early TSR items often had distinguishing
characteristics between printing "runs". Happily, these allow
serious collectors to discriminate. Cover scans of the items are
either aligned along the right side of the page, or displayed in rows
beneath the printing information. A "Logos" button allows quick
reference to the TSR Logos page,
while a "Foreign Editions" button
(if available) describes foreign versions of the item. The myriad
numbers that TSR used on books and modules, which can further assist
in determining a printing's sequence, are defined
here. Also note that the
vertical size of TSR modules, as well as the color of the cover, often
varied slightly over time with different print runs. We've decided
not to discriminate printings based on these size and color variations,
unless they are significant.
- Auction Commentary: Commentary on the market trend
of the item.
- Current eBay Auctions: Links to current eBay
auctions for a particular item. It's not free advertising, as
we've chosen not to show individual auction titles -- just a link to
basic eBay search results. While most experienced collectors use
tools such as AuctionSieve
to find needed items, these links may be an assist to new collectors
or casual browsers. The search results are "geo-targeted", meaning
they display results from eBay, eBay.uk, eBay.au, or eBay.ca depending
on your location. By no means should you regard these searches
as definitive -- the search parameters are somewhat crude, and there
may be auctions that "slip through the cracks". You should perform
your own searches, using your own specific criteria, whenever possible.
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