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It Came From The Used Bookstore
« on: September 06, 2012, 08:34:51 PM »
I was at my local used bookstore, searching for some old fantasy or sci-fi, maybe a horror novel for cheap. Doing so led me to find this little gem: Fighting Fantasy by Steve Jackson. A Novel sized game book that details rules for a d6 variation of a fantasy adventure gaming akin to early D&D with not 1 but 2 starting scenarios that supplied maps of caves and dungeons. For 3 dollars, how could I say no to such a novelty?

Anyone else find weird, interesting, or dare say amazing RPGs at a used bookstore before?
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Re: It Came From The Used Bookstore
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2012, 10:48:53 PM »
I got the first edition of Little Fears and Synnibar used.

I once saw a copy of the Kevin and Kelly RPG used, which boggles my mind for a number of reasons. I didn't buy it but wow

Kevin and Kell is a weird fucking webcomic - http://www.kevinandkell.com/ -  it's posited as as a newspaper style comic talking animal family but the wolf wife has a job as a predator - i.e. killing and eating other animals but that's played off for laughs - this parody basically describes the cognitive dissonance in the setting http://www.ptbutler.com/reconstructingcomics/2010/06/24/its-a-living/

But then, they made a fucking RPG out of it http://en.wikifur.com/wiki/Kevin_and_Kell_Role-Playing_Game


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Re: It Came From The Used Bookstore
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2012, 11:50:07 PM »
Wow. Just wow.
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Re: It Came From The Used Bookstore
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2012, 01:11:23 AM »
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Re: It Came From The Used Bookstore
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2012, 01:28:34 AM »
I picked up every book for changeling the lost, dark heresy, rogue trader, and Vampire at a Goodwill for 3 bucks a book.  At a used bookstore I picked up the complete Sandman series of TPBs for 20. 

The oddest thing I ever saw was in one these places was a complete set of Hellblazer sitting in the children's literature section...

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Re: It Came From The Used Bookstore
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2012, 04:12:15 AM »
Back in 02/03 I picked up a vandalized copy of Delta Green for $5.

An old (now gone I assume) used store in my hometown had a good selection of Paranoia books. Some D&D too, nothing special though.