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#53591
Re:Not for the faint of heart. 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
I so feel your pain. I had my DF out for so long that I allowed myself to get rid of most of my original boxes. Then when I moved across country, I kept it all in bins with bubble wrap, and hoped for the best.

The best did not happen.

The cavern sets were mostly ruined, huge chunks ripped apart. They, at least, could be glued, though the visible seams bugged me.

ROTA was destroyed in a harder-to-detect way. Lots of tiny filigree chipped away.

The regular dungeon stuff took a lot of small chips and breaks as well.

DoE, luckily, survived.

It was beyond upsetting. I had a LARGE collection, and all of it bears some indication of damage. Nothing is "good as new."

Over time I've replaced what I could -- I kept my damaged pieces, most of which are still usable. The big breaks could be glued, and the smaller breaks are a little harder to detect. It isn't so bad I feel the need to toss it all out. So I've been slowly buying one of each set to serve as a "pristine" version so I know I at least have that, as they come in stock. (I intend to get another ROTA set once they're back in stock.)

It's not the same. But I've done okay.
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#53621
Re:Not for the faint of heart. 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
The first thought I had seeing this:

"Ouch."

I'm really sorry. I read horror stories all the time of hard to find modules and stuff getting purchased on eBay for a lot of money, and by the time they arrive at the buyer's home, the shrink is torn, the module is ripped, or bent.

REAL shame it happened on a limited Ed Set.

Seriously hoping you can reglue those...
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#54507
Re:Not for the faint of heart. 1 Year, 3 Months ago  
Hi there folks.

The person who traded me the DF Den of Evil Room & Passages sets has heard from the US Postal Service.

They want some sort of proof of value.

Unfortuneately the set is no longer listed on the website, even at its original value.

That would perhaps allow me to recover at least the release value of the sets (which is better than nothing).

The other option might be to provide recent ebay sales but i dont know if the USPS will accept such as evidence of value.


Anyone have ideas?
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#54508
Re:Not for the faint of heart. 1 Year, 3 Months ago  
I think they would have to take the e-bay sales - that is the only place you can get many collectibles these days!

What about purchase history from DF? Does it go back far enough to show sale of the DoE R&P sets? Let me check...


Edit: Nope, mine only goes back to 2010. Looks like all my orders from the old DF web-site are gone.

Anyone order a DoE R&P since we switched to this new site, or were they already OOS by then?
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#54509
Re:Not for the faint of heart. 1 Year, 3 Months ago  
These seem to be going for about $225-$335 recently.

You might try looking through old threads about the DoE R&P Set to see if anybody mentioned the price in a post, but it seems like a longshot.
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Re:Not for the faint of heart. 1 Year, 3 Months ago  
wargames.nordalia.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=75&Itemid=64

In July 2007, DOE R&P Set retailed for $109, according to this blog.

forum.wwpd.net/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=3498

However, this April 2012 post claims that it ultimately sold for $149.

I think we need Jeff & Stefan to weigh in on this.
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#54515
Re:Not for the faint of heart. 1 Year, 3 Months ago  
Whatever we receive from the insurance claim I will have transfereed to me in the form of gift cert for DF.

That way i can get rivers or lakes or catacombs - whatever comes back into stock...
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#54877
Re:Not for the faint of heart. 1 Year, 3 Months ago  
And here is the result of the strongest epoxy i could find.

They aren't perfect but certainly usable.


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Re:Not for the faint of heart. 1 Year, 3 Months ago  
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#54879
Re:Not for the faint of heart. 1 Year, 3 Months ago  
Any decision from the post office yet?
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#54880
Re:Not for the faint of heart. 1 Year, 3 Months ago  
The usps has asked for information on original value. The sender didnt have that informatiom - either he got the sets second hand , or more likelt lost the original receipts.

I asked jeff for the original sales prices but he has been away in china seeing to the kickstarter demands (and my 15 sets - hurry up october!) and prob hasnt seen my mail. Jeff & the rest of the DF crew provide incredible service so i am sure he will respond soon.

I have a couple of recent ebay sales which were for 300 or more. Its hard to say what the usps will decide. Any amount will go towards more DF. I have lots more sets that I want. Here's hoping that the usps decides in my favour...

$500 = 3 or 4 sets of df!
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#54882
Re:Not for the faint of heart. 1 Year, 3 Months ago  
My god !
It's total bad luck.
My thoughts with you in a such moment.
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