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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:02 pm    Post subject: Guesstimations on the Unique Items? Reply with quote

Can we get some guesstimations on how many unique items the Tome has taken on in its coverage? This would include all archive departments and research forums.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd guess that it's in the 100s if you include the Art Forum. As for uniques sans art, I don't know.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for the confusion, Kynan. I was looking for the possible total number of unique/individual items that could potentially get some exposure on the Tome's coverage.

TSR -- 12,000 items?
WoTC -- 4,000 items?
RPG -- 25,000 items?
Fanzine -- 8,000 items?
Wargame -- ?
Convention items -- >1000 items?
Miniature items -- 5000 items? (sounds low)
Art research -- wildcard depending on the extent of sharing. I am guessing less than 50% of artwork survives with perhaps only 3% of that in the hands of collectors who understand what they have.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I get it. The potential is tens of thousands certainly within the first five years. I'm guessing that if the people who are posting now finish posting their collections we'll have 10,000 unique items at least to offer. Of course, there'll be errors here and there in the Research forums, but everything is subject to scrutiny and testing. Anyone with variant data can bring it into the dialogue immediately by posting what they have for comparison. I do not trust written or oral reports of this and that (human memory is unreliable as a point of reference), but I do trust the physical item (to a point). That's what I want to see here.

As for the total unique item potential for our categories, there are probably 100-150K items that can be added. I'd guess that the miniatures area will hold the most items once that section takes off.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sorry for the confusion, Kynan. I was looking for the possible total number of unique/individual items that could potentially get some exposure on the Tome's coverage.

Large enough numbers to want to go hide somewhere? Wink
Good question...

> TSR -- 12,000 items?
> WoTC -- 4,000 items?

I sincerely hope those two are highish since I never want to have 16,000 TSR/WoTC items kicking around here...

> Fanzine -- 8,000 items?

Rolling all circulated 'zines within scope together the tally is probably well over 30,000.
S&T, TSR/TD, O&W/WD, Graustark and A&E total ~2,000 for a start.

> Wargame -- ?

Big, big black hole! Very Happy Where are y'all drawing the line?

> Miniature items -- 5000 items? (sounds low)

Yes, sounds low. Not touching with a bargepole!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The tally is pretty scary. What is the estimation on how much space the site requires? BTW, who funds the website?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mars wrote:
The tally is pretty scary.


By analogy, a gentle cycle ride, perhaps...?



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing

One item at a time I say! And we will be one step closer!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Miniature items -- 5000 items? (sounds low)


Quite low actually, I have over 10,000 different minis both packaged and loose and I still feel like I have a load to go. I am getting around to creating a list this year!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you published your collection anywhere yet? It would be awesome if you would consider the Tome as your primary or secondary platform.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I imagine that the miniature section will be quite popular, especially the "Can you identify this mini for me please" thread. I have a few hundred, mostly undead, that I collected when I was still playing. Minis were so affordable back in the day when cash was tight. There might have been 40-50K different minis produced over the years, starting with the wargaming boys. Maybe more. It will be like going to school watching the thousands of minis that will get posted here. I can't wait!!!

I'm looking forward to seeing all of that great cover art on those Grenadiers sets!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm looking forward to seeing all of that great cover art on those Grenadiers sets!


Me too! I don't collect minis at all but I like the boxes they come in :)
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm looking forward to seeing all of that great cover art on those Grenadiers sets!


I've picked up several excellent sets of Grenadier figures on and off eBay over the past few months, and can certainly work on scans for them too, at some point.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know Egg_of_Coot was working on posting the Grenadier boxed sets up on Dragonsfoot and I think he was going to put them on his own website too. I should see how he's doing with that and if he'd post them here as well.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scribe wrote:
Have you published your collection anywhere yet? It would be awesome if you would consider the Tome as your primary or secondary platform.


It will take me quite some time to get it published but this is my plan. I will start within the next few months and my minis get liberated from there storage boxes and such.(Presently working on completing my basement) My collection spans most of the licensed D&D, AD&D collection as well as companies like Ral Partha, Games Workshop, Grenadier etc etc. I have some very rare pieces as well.

I really look forward to taking pictures of the boxes and packs and listing them on Tome of Treasures. This is the exact platform I have always wanted to have to be able to display and foster the collecting community for miniatures. I plan on showing different printings and packaging as well (for the ones I have that is). Miniature collecting is huge, probably bigger than RPG collecting right now and there is not any great forums available to help foster the hobby (there are some but they are rarely updated and do not include forums etc).

If anybody here is interested in painted minis check out my better half’s website:

www.blackmoor.ca

She actually paints these things as a career and does quite well.
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