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post Sep 10 2003, 02:58 AM
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Ok, cruise through the Duels (Lot's of Kellen Colts for those of you that diddn't get her the first time around) and Video Game stuff (there was a Mega Drive CD, Japanese only game?) and all the cheaper novels (not one of the "Must Reads" that everyone on this board has aggreed upon) I found a 1st Ed Hardcover for $2.00 and a BABY (#827 of 1000) for $210.

A BABY is the all black HC book with the blue foil "Super S" logo, right?

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post Sep 10 2003, 03:06 AM
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Yes.
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post Sep 10 2003, 03:13 AM
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Thanks Adam.

Sorry if I'm being a pain. It's been a long time since I was on the boards. I've been out serving the country and all and only had the mailing list to keep me company.
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post Sep 10 2003, 07:32 AM
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Isn't this where all us BABY owners chime in and brag about what number we have on our copy? :)

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post Sep 10 2003, 04:54 PM
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No.
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post Sep 13 2003, 12:48 AM
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...and a BABY (#827 of 1000) for $210.

A BABY is the all black HC book with the blue foil "Super S" logo, right?


Ouch. I got one of those on Ebay for $86.
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post Sep 13 2003, 12:27 PM
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Query..."BABY"?

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post Sep 13 2003, 02:04 PM
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Yep, BABY. I guess I get to claim responsability for that one; afaik, I was the first to propose it, on the SRmail list.

Stands for Big All Black Yearbook. My highschool's yearbook had a very similar binding / cover, and at Gencon 2000 (?) everybody was signing them just like at highschool graduation.

With the way people were treating them, "BABY" seemed an appropriate name, or at least was funny enough at the time to (sort of) stick.
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post Sep 14 2003, 07:55 AM
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Okay, that explains the origins of the name...now what the hell is it? And who do I have to kill or screw to get one? :P

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post Sep 14 2003, 07:59 AM
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QUOTE (Abstruse)
Okay, that explains the origins of the name...now what the hell is it? And who do I have to kill or screw to get one? :P

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One of the Thousand people that have one...
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post Sep 14 2003, 08:09 AM
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QUOTE (Abstruse)
...now what the hell is it?

The hardcover edition of the SR3 rulebook. :)
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post Sep 14 2003, 10:26 AM
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Does anyone know if there are any fake BABYs out there? I mean, anytime there is a buck to be made, there is always the chance of a fake appearing...
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post Sep 14 2003, 04:12 PM
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QUOTE (Fortune @ Sep 14 2003, 10:09 AM)
The hardcover edition of the SR3 rulebook. :)

The hardcover edition of the original/english SR3 rulebook... the french edition are always hardcovered :P
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post Sep 14 2003, 11:39 PM
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QUOTE (Jérémie)
The hardcover edition of the original/english SR3 rulebook... the french edition are always hardcovered

True, but since when do the French count? ;) :D
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post Sep 14 2003, 11:50 PM
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Does anyone know if there are any fake BABYs out there? I mean, anytime there is a buck to be made, there is always the chance of a fake appearing...


Not a fake BABY, but a fake sale.
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post Sep 15 2003, 06:52 AM
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Well I know for a fact that there are unnumbered BABY books out there, so my guess is that there are actually more then 1000 books.
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post Sep 15 2003, 06:55 AM
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QUOTE (lorg)
Well I know for a fact that there are unnumbered BABY books out there, so my guess is that there are actually more then 1000 books.

Are they fakes or legit?
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post Sep 15 2003, 02:47 PM
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The unnumbered ones are definitely legit. They were sold the year after the numbered BABYs went on sale, at the Shadowrun booth at Gen Con. Turns out they found a box of them they'd overlooked the previuos year and decided to sell them. I still remember them lining us all up for the sale, which was to have stringent rules about only a certain number would be sold each day, and as it was about to start they couldn't find the box of books. Many people left, but some hung around. When they finally found the box about an hour later, Mort Weisman himself said he didn't want to screw around with the whole thing anymore and said, "Sell 'em all now."

I don't know how many there are, but my guess is not too many.
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post Sep 15 2003, 06:02 PM
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Hey,

How much do you think a #324 of 1000 BABY is worth.


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post Sep 15 2003, 06:38 PM
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QUOTE (Fortune)

True, but since when do the French count? ;) :D

un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq, six, sept... much the same as the rest of us, I presume...

And just a question: is this "Baby" any better than the normal books? I know content is king, but in these hard-backed copies, do the pages actually STAY IN THEIR PLACES?
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post Sep 15 2003, 07:59 PM
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QUOTE (winterhawk11)
I don't know how many there are, but my guess is not too many.

I'd suggest under 100 for sure, most likely under 50. That fits within a typical print runs margin of error.
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post Sep 15 2003, 09:49 PM
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Amercian's don't have the core books in hard cover? We do too here in Spain, all of them are hardcovered... in fact, it's easy to know how much does any spanish player play on each game, judging by the estates of their corebooks.
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post Sep 16 2003, 01:25 AM
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QUOTE (Drain Brain @ Sep 16 2003, 04:38 AM)
un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq, six, sept... much the same as the rest of us, I presume...

Note that I didn't ask how they counted. :D
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post Sep 16 2003, 09:30 AM
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I do not know how many unnumbered books there are, I just know that I happened to own one of them. So since I don't have a number to brag about I guess I have to call mine the Stealth Baby or something :)

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And just a question: is this "Baby" any better than the normal books? I know content is king, but in these hard-backed copies, do the pages actually STAY IN THEIR PLACES?


I have not had any pages fall out yet. OK so I don't really use that book while playing but instead a normal paperback copy.

@JTNLANGE
Not more then say #325 or #323. For it to be a bump in price it would probably have to be some "special" number like say 1, 100, 1000 or 666 (don't know why but you never know there might be some kind of horror summoning spell on it). The other way to increase the value of it might be to get it signed by people that worked on it (i and many others have theirs signed).



Somewhat related to this discussion is the hardbound Earthdawn books (the red one with gold print on the cover). Don't recall now but was that a limit series of around 1000 to? I think it was. So are they valued about the same as the SR one?
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post Sep 16 2003, 04:30 PM
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One nice thing I did with mine was to track down as many artists as I could and get their signatures in the book.
I found that the Artists would often do a quick sketch as well when they sign something that big (which was unexpected) that makes the inside cover of mine very nice.
It also is the way I use to tell which baby is mine quickly other than flipping to the number page (we have three in out group)
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