My first Thirft Store attempt - beginner's luck!
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After having read about all of those amazing finds people have been having with going into thrift stores, I decided to try it myself. I visited 3 of them with no luck (best I could find is the first in this geeklist), but then I hit gold at the fourth. What a thrill!
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The best I could find in the first three stores. I couldn't bring myself to pay for this, however cheap it was.

Despondent, I turned into the fourth store, went to the back shelf, thumbed through a few puzzles and a Risk game, and then got the suprise of the day, as I stumbled across a box of...
 
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TALISMAN!

Man, I've been wanting this for a long time, and here it was! I couldn't peek inside the box, as it was taped up (box is good condition, but the store had all games taped this way), but it felt pretty heavy.

Of course, this was a major rush of adrenaline, so I kept moving around and then another box came into view...
 
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The Timescape expansion!

Somewhat dazed, I went to the last area where they had a few games, and very quickly spotted...
 
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The Dungeon expansion!

There was nothing else to look at, so I went to cashier with shaking hands and paid the whopping $4.19. Yes, that's four dollars nineteen cents, including a "wednesday special 30% discount" :-)

I went into my car, and cut through the tape. The Talisman box had only game boards - but to my surprise, it also had the board for...
 
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yet another expansion, Talisman City!

But no game pieces. With mixed feelings, I opened the Timescape box, to discover a bunch of rules pages and errata, and also...
 
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the rules for expansion number 4, The Adventure!

At this point, I was getting agitated. I had one last box to open. What will it be? More useless rules and boards?

The last box was opened, and I could not stop a spontaneous shriek of pleasure. All the game pieces were concentrated in it - for the whole set. Apparently someone sold all of these at once, without the boxes for Adventure and City.

So now I'm trying to enumerate everything. Anybody have any ideas how to know what the specific components for each one are? The list of components doesn't tell you which specific cards belong in which expansion, and I'd like to be able to separate them out.

In any case, I already got Dungeon done - missing 3 character playing pieces (the picture ones, no big deal since they are simply eye candy). The actual character cards with the game info are all present.
City is missing one warrant card (no big deal, it's generic) thus far, although I still need to figure out which purchase and spell cards it contributed originally.

What a thrill!!!
 
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