Thursday, October 8, 2009

Massive Hoard of Old School Gaming Material Looted at Local Store-----Check it Out!!!

So, as a result of what I posted last weekend, I contacted a local comic store which I didn't even know existed, that's right near my house.  I asked them if they had any Dungeons and Dragons stuff.  He said nothing new, just a few boxes of old stuff.  My interest piqued, I asked if I could take a look at it.


A MASSIVE collection of old school stuff, much of which I had never even hear of, going back to the 70's.  All kinds of odd publishers.  Apparently they had been in some guy's mother's attic since the 80's, and the guy just wanted the comic guy to sell them for him.

The comic guy said there were a few kids in earlier in the week, who asked if he had any D&D stuff, and he directed them to the boxes.  The kids took a look, and apparently not recognizing a thing they understood to be D&D, making comments about "old shit", they left it untouched.

Thank GOD for the stupidity of kids today!!!

I purchased it ALL!!!   I'll save the price to the end.  Before you ask, NO!  I am not selling a damn thing.  :)  I would be curious as to your best guesstimates as to how much it is worth though.

I just brought it home tonight. First, and most importantly, such a massive organizing endeavor required Beer.  Much Beer.  A 12-pack at least.  I'll put the pizza on hold until after the organizing. No sense getting the stuff greasy.

Next, I laid it out on my kitchen table organized by publisher and type, and typed up this list.

Note that this stuff is 99.5 % in fantastic condition.  Well over half of it, and most of the magazines, are in plastic sleeves.  The stuff looks virtually untouched. The only thing that has seen better days is the MM1, which looks like a Tarrasque got a hold of it. Everything else is in amazing shape.

Behold My Treasure!!!!!!!!

Judge's Guild:

Book of Treasure Maps III
Character Codex
The Book of Ruins
Island Book 1
Portals of Torsh
The Illhiedrin Book
The Book of Treasure Maps II
Wondrous Relics
Fantastic Personalities
Portals of Twilight
Tegel Manor (1980)
Caves and Caverns
Spies of Lightelf
The Unknown Gods
Wondrous Weapons
Lara's Tower
The Caverns of Thracia
Rat on a Stick
Frontier Forts of Kelnor
The Thieves of Fortress Badabaskor
Ready Ref Sheets Volume 1 Second Edition
1 big 2-sided map of the Wilderlands, one side with hexes, one side without.
Wilderlands of the Fantastic Reaches
Wilderlands of the Magic Realm
Map--1-sided-Map 1-Laminated
Map--2-sided-Map 2&3-Laminated
Map--2-sided-Map 4&5-Laminated
Map--2-sided-Map 6-Laminated (other side bland hexes)
Map--2-sided-Map 7&8-Laminated
Map--2-sided-Map 7&8-Not-Laminated
Map--2-sided-Map 7&8-Not-Laminated
Map--2-sided-Map 9&10-Laminated
Map--2-sided-Map 9&10-Not-Laminated
Map--2-sided-Map 7&8-Not-Laminated
Map--2-sided-Map 12&13-Laminated
Map--2-sided-Map 12&13-Not-Laminated
Map--2-sided-Map 12&13-Not-Laminated
Map--2-sided-Map 14&11-Not-Laminated
Map--2-sided-Map 14&11-Laminated
Map--2-sided-Map 15&16-Not-Laminated
Map--2-sided-Map 15&16-Not-Laminated
Map--2-sided-Map 15&16-Laminated
Map--2-sided-Map 17&18-Not-Laminated
Map--2-sided-Map 17&18-Laminated

Midkemia Press:

Jonril, Gateway to the Sunken Lands-with Map (co-author Raymond E. Feist!!!)

Bard Games:

The Compleat Spellcaster
The Compleat Adventurer


Carse (Midkemia Press City)

Columbia Games:

Rethem Kingdom Module
Orbaal Kingdom Module
Chybisa Kingdom Module
Azadmere Kingdom of the Dwarves
Son of Cities Expansion Module for Cities of Harn

Iron Crown Enterprises:

Thieves of Tharbad (Middle-Earth)
Haunted Ruins of the Dunlendings (Middle-Earth)
Creatures and Treasures

The Companions:

Plague of Terror
Streets of Gems
Gems for Death
Cards of Power
Sylvan Settings

Beast Enterprises Ltd.:

Tortured Souls 4
Tortured Souls 5
Tortured Souls 8
(Like an early British Dungeon Magazine, #4 is from 1984)

Flying Buffalo:

Grimtooth's Traps Too (1982)
The Isle of Darksmoke 1, The Nameless Village and the Dome Level

Role Aids:

Monsters of Myth and Legends
Angry Wizard Fez III
Evil Ruins
Deadly Power
Question of Gravity
Dark Folk
Fantastic Treasures II

White Dwarf Magazine:

Issue 44x2
Issue 50
Issue 79
Issue 55
Issue 74
Issue 51
Issue 45
Issue 34
Issue 85
Issue 36
Issue 53
Issue 32
The Best of White Dwarf Scenarios Volume III

Dungeon Magazine:

Issues 2-13
Issues 15-18
Issue 20
Issue 21 (with poster)

Basic/Moldvay/Holmes Etc.:

Player Character Record Sheets (3-hole punched booklet of green sheets)
B4 The Lost City (3-hole punched)
X9 The Savage Coast
X3 Curse of Xanathon
AC10 Beastiary of Dragons and Giants
B6 The Veiled Society
M2 Vengeance of Alphaks
X7 The War Rifts of Kron
M1 Into the Maelstrom
CM3 Sabre River
X6 Quagmire
AC1 The Shady Dragon Inn

AD&D Books and Supplements:

DMG New Cover
Unearthed Arcana
Monster Manual 2
Field Folio
Players Handbook Old Cover
The Rogues Gallery
Players Reference Screen
Monster Manual Old Cover (pretty beat up spine, but this is the only thing in the collection in less than really good shape)
WORLD OF GREYHAWK (I put this in all caps because it is not boxed, but in a folder, with maps of Greyhawk, the maps are the same as the boxed set and thre is a booklet called the Gazetteer.  I've never seen or heard of this version before).

AD&D Modules:

WG4 Forgotten Tample of Tharizdun
A1 Slave Pits of the Undercity
Q1 Queen of the Demonweb Pits
D3 Vault of the Drow
I10 Ravenloft II: The Houe of Gryphon Hill
I12 Egg of the Phoenix
C1 Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan
S2 White Plume Mountain (Orange Edition Extra Artwork)
WG5 Mordenkainen's Fantastic Adventure
UK1 Beyond the Crystal Cave
UK2 The Sentinel
C4 To Find a King
X13 Crown of Ancient Glory
I5 Lost Tomb of Martek
D1-2 Descent Into the Depth of the Earth
G1-2-3 Against the Giants
I11 Needle
MV1 Midnight on Dagger Alley (With Magic Viewer!!!)
H2 Mines of Bloodstone
N5 Under Illefarn (For Realms)
H4 Throne of Bloodstone
Waterdeep and the North
Empires of the Sands

Dragon Magazines:

Issues 56, 57
Issues 73, 74, 75x2, 76
Issues 80, 81, 82, 83x2, 85, 88
Issues 94x2, 95, 97, 99
Issues 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109
Issues 110, 111, 112, 113, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119
Issues 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 129
Issues 130, 131, 149, 155
Best of Dragon Volume 3

Assorted Random Stuff:

Imagine Adventure Games Magazine Issue #1 April 1983 (Apparently a UK Official TSR version of Dragon Magazine)
Game Master Publications GM3 In Search of New Gods
Entertainment Concepts (1982) Search for the Lost City:  A Jungle Adventure
The Armory (1986) 30-sided Character and Other Tales
Heritage Models (1978) Rules for Wargames, Wizards and Warfare, by Peter Irving
Dragon Publishing: Dragontales-- An Anthology of All-New Fantasy Fiction August 1980 (Apparently a TSR publication of Fiction Stories.  Even Tom Moldvay has a story in there called Black Lotus Moon)
Fantasy Games Unlimited Castle Plans for Sieges in 25 mm Scale (including the castle maps and plans, 4 sets)
Warlock The Fighting Fantasy Magazine, Volumes 6 and 8, (1986)
Squadron/Signal Publications (1981) Down in the Dungeon (Color artwork)
Avalon Hill:  General, Volume 26, No. 6
Heavy Metal Magazine October and November 1981
Marvel Comic: The Savage Sword of Conan #111
Harrier Comics Presents Redfox No. 9

The Price I Paid:

$100 bucks.  

For all of it. 


And best of all, I have a 3 day weekend coming up.  I now have plans for the weekend---Do Not Disturb!

What do you think it's all worth? Best guess?