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Pierce Inverarity

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« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2007, 02:30:36 PM »
A0: Never mind, never mind...

Settembrini: That Devo thing floored me. So there were young persons working at TSR with sunglasses, musical judgment and (it seemed at the time) discriminating fashion taste... just like, uh, young PI.

No, I'm not sharing photos. Let's just say: Duran Duran.
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« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2007, 02:32:39 PM »
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me too!  i put "saga" & "revolt on antares" on watch items. . . .


I still have Revolt on Antares.  Some days I dream of making a bigger board, with hexes of 2 or 3 inches and lead figures to replace the chits.  Other days I imagine myself using it as the springboard for a campaign world.  It's distilled awesome sauce in a tiny plastic box.
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« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2007, 02:42:24 PM »
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I still have Revolt on Antares.  Some days I dream of making a bigger board, with hexes of 2 or 3 inches and lead figures to replace the chits.  Other days I imagine myself using it as the springboard for a campaign world.  It's distilled awesome sauce in a tiny plastic box.


Fuck yeah. You gotta love space mercenaries as imagined by Erol Otus.
 

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« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2007, 02:44:37 PM »
that's it, i'm going and placing bids on those two games, you bastards :D

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« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2007, 02:59:31 PM »
Allow me to add that Vampyre was the first TSR product I ever played, even before D&D. It's actually a very good game. Also, Remember the Alamo.
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« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2007, 03:11:27 PM »
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Fuck yeah. You gotta love space mercenaries as imagined by Erol Otus.


Don't forget those badass Jeff Dee counters...

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« Reply #21 on: November 20, 2007, 03:35:33 PM »
I was so close to getting some stuff like this for free.  In the midst of arguing about who was from a smaller town, I ran into a co-worker who was from Lake Geneva.  He was shocked I'd heard of his hometown.  I admitted why and it turns out he had an uncle that worked at TSR, Dave "Diesel" LaForce.  I just happened to have my Marvel Superheroes RPG with me and I showed him that his uncle was credited as the cartographer. He had a whole bunch of stuff packed up back home that his uncle had given him that he was willing to give me.    

I really should call that bastard.
 

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« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2007, 09:16:23 PM »
How do you delete a post?
 

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« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2007, 10:28:50 PM »
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Let's just say: Duran Duran.
Yes.  Let us say "Duran Duran" a lot.
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« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2007, 11:10:26 PM »
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Let´s just say I really really dig the 70ies, 80ies and first half of the nineties photographs of RPG-folks.



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« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2007, 03:23:15 AM »
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The Gameworld = one dude's mad scribblings.* What did ever make us buy somebody else's metaplots?

*Anyone care to buy mine?

No, but if you put scans up for download, I will grab them and get all misty eyed.
Now with a Zine!
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« Reply #26 on: November 22, 2007, 10:38:48 AM »
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If I had bucks to burn, I'd be going for the Palace of the Silver Princess print negatives!  (holy crap).  If that item goes for less than 2k I'll eat my hat*.


You don't need to eat that hat. 2,550 $

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I'd also love to get that letter on the 2e revisions, just to see what was going through their minds.


51 $
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EDIT:  there is some other pretty cool sounding stuff in that lot, like this.  I'd love to see how the game developers personally envisioned their games - not for mass market appeal, but to suit whatever whims they might've had.


403 $
Wow.
Swords & Wizardry & Manga ... oh my.
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« Reply #27 on: November 22, 2007, 11:30:25 AM »
Holy lord, there are some rich nerds out there. :D

Looks like I'll be way off on the Palace of the Silver Princess.  I'm guessing that those might just be the highest valued D&D items that might make it into the Acaeum modules list.  Though that's not technically a module... hmm...

And > $400 for a TSR minion's hand written campaign notes. :eek: I can't imagine what Gygax's or Arneson's napkin sketches could fetch.

Oh well, as I said above, if I had the money I'd be right in there too.  Unfortunately for me: mortgage, car, etc...

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« Reply #28 on: November 22, 2007, 01:12:14 PM »
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I can't imagine what Gygax's or Arneson's napkin sketches could fetch.


You should find out soon.

I have some 1970s photocopies of Dave and Gary's handwritten notes that I'm putting up for the Collector's Trove.

Also "Warriors of Mars" and 2nd Ed. CHAINMAIL, both of which recently went for over $500 each.

I also still have my first printing Brown Box  that I got in Gary's basement in 1973.  Last time one was up it went for $2500.

But I still USE mine.:(
You should go to GaryCon.  Period.

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« Reply #29 on: November 22, 2007, 03:59:22 PM »
I really didn't need to hear that. Man... the all consuming jealousy.

:D