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July 14th, 2018, 18:49
Good place to find some old big box games.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BBPCGM/?fref=mentions

and sister site for collectors

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BBPCGC/
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July 15th, 2018, 23:17
I've started quite a few bonfires back in the day with old manuals, game boxes and the like. Better than aged tinder, and burns hotter than you might think. On the downside, it can also create an awful stench.
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July 25th, 2018, 20:02
If you are living in Germany, you can currently get Wizardry 7 for just 15€+4€ shipping:
https://www.ebay.de/itm/Wizardry-Cru…from=R40&rt=nc
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July 25th, 2018, 21:56
That's a pretty nice deal to get all the older materials, if such a thing strikes your fancy. I bet they'll sell them all lickety-split!
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July 28th, 2018, 20:13
I have a fairly huge collection of boxed games in my garage. I only reveal it to my gamer friends. I'm pretty sure my wife doesn't even know about it.
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August 10th, 2018, 20:14
Specially for residents of the UK this auction might be interesting:

https://www.ebay.de/itm/Advanced-Dun…sid=m570.l1313



Description:
Dungeons & Dragons - IBM / PC Retro RPG Game Collection - UNTESTED DUE TO NOT HAVING A COMPATIBLE DEVICE TO TEST ON : HOWEVER THE DISCS APPEAR TO BE ALL IN GOOD CONDITION : BOXES TO GAMES DO HAVE SOME WEAR , MARKS , ETC : ALL LOOK COMPLETE BUT AGAIN NOT 100% SURE: Please only buy if you have read listing & understand they are not tested , no returns on this lot.

SECRET OF THE SILVER BLADES
DEATH KNIGHTS OF KRYNN
POOL OF RADIANCE
CHAMPIONS OF KRYNN
CURSE OF THE AZURE BONDS
For £59,95 instant purchase that sounds like a great deal if you are looking for these games (and especially if you don't need to pay another 20£ for shipping).



Edit: And something rather funny I just found:

This "awesome" box contains "100 Internet Links to Starcraft Sites" and some other…probably not very official stuff.
Btw that sealed box is for 150€
https://www.ebay.fr/itm/Starcraft-ST…gAAOSwGdhbQKTF
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August 10th, 2018, 20:55
I didn't know Blizzard released a big box version of Starcraft.

No wait it's "100 Internet Links to Starcraft Sites" disappointed.

Someone also found the original source code disc.

Link - https://kotaku.com/guy-finds-starcra…izz-1794897125
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Not exactly an RPG but an Adventure Game which has some slight RPG elements and also makes fun of several fantasy tropes.
Unfortunately German only, I already bought that game like 20 years ago, otherwise I'd have bought it (5€ instant buy + 5€ shipping):
https://www.ebay.de/itm/Kingdom-o-Ma…oAAOSwq9ZbdzXb
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November 21st, 2018, 21:17
Time for another posting and hint here.

Just found this on ebay. Already got the game. But as this is an instant buy option I wanted to throw this here for anyone interested.
It's from the UK, so most interesting for europeans. You might to try to search for it in your own countries ebay.

https://www.ebay.de/itm/PLANESCAPE-T…VN0:rk:64:pf:0

For 25 Pounds
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November 24th, 2018, 14:45
And another one, this time it's German again.

Somebody is selling 3 boxes which seem to be in very good condition of the games:

Baldurs Gate 2, Dead Island, Wizardry 7 Gold
for just 29€ and 6€ shipping

I am very tempted to buy them myself, but I already got 2 of them (in different boxes though) and I am not interested in the third: BG2.

https://www.ebay.de/itm/3x-PC-RPGs-R…C2:rk:158:pf:0

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October 11th, 2019, 02:08
Just something interesting I stumbled on today. Saw this game on ebay, and I never even heared about it: "Desciples of Steel":

https://www.ebay.de/itm/Disciples-Of…sAAOSwNMZdn4aX



Looked further into it, and well…it got horrible scores (ranging from 14/100 to 41/100) and it got into the list of Computer Gaming Worlds Worst of all time from 1996 according to mobygames: https://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/disciples-of-steel

Anyways: It looks kinda interesting. Did anyone of you actually play that thing or know something about it's history?
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October 11th, 2019, 02:22
Originally Posted by Kordanor View Post
Just something interesting I stumbled on today. Saw this game on ebay, and I never even heared about it: "Desciples of Steel":

https://www.ebay.de/itm/Disciples-Of…sAAOSwNMZdn4aX



Looked further into it, and well…it got horrible scores (ranging from 14/100 to 41/100) and it got into the list of Computer Gaming Worlds Worst of all time from 1996 according to mobygames: https://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/disciples-of-steel

Anyways: It looks kinda interesting. Did anyone of you actually play that thing or know something about it's history?
The CRPG Addict has played through it.
http://crpgaddict.blogspot.com/searc…s%20of%20Steel
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October 11th, 2019, 02:33
Originally Posted by Silver View Post
The CRPG Addict has played through it.
http://crpgaddict.blogspot.com/searc…s%20of%20Steel
Thanks! He seems to like it though I don't think I'd be that forgiving.
Anyways, looks like that title had some potential which a never released sequal could have used.
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October 11th, 2019, 02:44
I have every single boxed game I've ever purchased. They are all opened but in excellent condition as I've stored them in a dark, dry location over all these years. Sadly, I'll have to be dead before they'll ever get sold off. Good luck.
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I have every single boxed game I've ever purchased. They are all opened but in excellent condition as I've stored them in a dark, dry location over all these years. Sadly, I'll have to be dead before they'll ever get sold off. Good luck.
Thanks! Collecting RPG Big Boxes actually has a great advantage over other genres: There are not really that expensive games out there. And I actually got most of the games I am looking for in that genre (I am also collecting other genres though).
Most expensive stuff is probably Ultima Games before Ultima 8, and Bethesda Games. But there aren't that expensive games as early Lucas Arts Adventures (Maniac Mansion), ID Soft games (Wolfenstein 3D, Doom) or Epic games (Jazz Jackrabbit).

Games in the RPG Genre I am still specifically looking for (for decent prices) are Might and Magic 2, Might and Magic 9 and Wizardry 8. Which all kind of share a common theme of being basically only available in the US and therefore usually quite expensive in Europe (or you have to live with 20€+ shipping on top of the US price).
Oh…yeah, and there is Fallout 2….

RPG Boxes so far:
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October 14th, 2019, 19:04
I have all the games you mentioned in your prior post. It's interesting, after all these decades, I can go and open my original Sierra On-line large-box copy of Ultima 2 and it still has that "fresh" just copied smell. Guess that smell, twinkies, and cockroaches will all still be present when humans are gone.
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