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Offline smblackmon

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maybe i'm just getting too old
« on: February 16, 2017, 12:58:16 PM »
went to ebay to check on some box sets and just don't understand. Why would people try to sell worn out box sets that originally went for $20 and want $100-$200. Makes no sense to me. Then they support to not illegally download copies. Arent they the ones causing this with their insane pricing? Sorry just had to blow some steam. That will be all

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Re: maybe i'm just getting too old
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2017, 10:08:24 AM »
Piracy is killing gaming collecting. ;)

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Re: maybe i'm just getting too old
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2017, 01:43:34 PM »
I feel your pain... now, I am not "collecting" as of such I just want to have things to play with.... and thus seeing certain books with duct-tape and halfripped pages listed for like £100 or more.... it's outrageous. I wouldn't pay that amount of money for a brand new new one, never mind in a barely readable condition...

EGay is sometimes The Evil.... other times you can find a reet bargain

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Re: maybe i'm just getting too old
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2017, 08:07:11 PM »
Well, most of the TSR catalog is available for sale as a .pdf now, so the issue isn't really whether or not you can find a hard copy so you pirate. The issue originally was, wizards didn't even offer the .pdfs for sale, so you had no other choice.

Sadly things get rarer and rarer, and so the value goes up. The prices are that high because someone is wiling the pay them sadly.

You can always buy the .pdf and have your local printer print and bind them for you. I've done that with Greyharps OD&D compiled, and Caverns of Thracia. Far cheaper.

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Re: maybe i'm just getting too old
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2017, 11:44:44 PM »
You can always buy the .pdf and have your local printer print and bind them for you.
Luckily that's getting more common now, to the point that most publishers make it clear that it's okay for high street print shops to print these things for people. Time was you'd have to go to your dodgy local back-alley printer to get a commercial PDF printed. :P

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Re: maybe i'm just getting too old
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2017, 02:25:59 PM »
I find that now I've sort of settled on "my" game (BFRPG, B/X, AD&D), I'm not that crazy about collecting stuff. I've got more than enough rules and supplements (more than I can play). When I've found older books in shops, I've often put them back on the shelf (even if they were a bargain). I hope some young person finds this treasure and it sparks a whole new passion in RPGs.
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Re: maybe i'm just getting too old
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2017, 02:45:57 PM »
I find that now I've sort of settled on "my" game (BFRPG, B/X, AD&D), I'm not that crazy about collecting stuff. I've got more than enough rules and supplements (more than I can play). When I've found older books in shops, I've often put them back on the shelf (even if they were a bargain). I hope some young person finds this treasure and it sparks a whole new passion in RPGs.

I wish I had that much self control.

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Re: maybe i'm just getting too old
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2017, 03:49:33 PM »
Now if I could only do that with potato chips  ;)
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Re: maybe i'm just getting too old
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2017, 10:33:54 AM »
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