October 28 2018

An FYI – A Confirmation that Lord of the Manor Akalbeth Cassette’s NOT Being Delivered in Collectors Box

I decided to just do a quick piece on this, as I know a couple of my readers are wanting to know. Rather than contact those people individually, maybe this is helpful to others.

One of the questions some people have had, is that of the Lord of the Manor Reward regarding the Alkalabeth Cassette Tape. Would it be shipped separate or would it be in the Lord of the Manors, Physical Shroud of the Avatar’s Collector box?

With the boxes having shipped and no public word I or many have seen (not to say one hasn’t been made), on this topic, it has been a question collectors have wanted to know. Especially before BUYING sealed Lord of the Manor boxes second hand.

The problem? Not everyone wishes to open a sealed Lord of the Manor Collectors box!

A Lord of the manor has confirmed no Cassette in two opened appropriate Collector’s boxes, on the Shroud of the Avatar forums. Is concerned about how and when this item will be delivered.

Rewards Sent? | Shroud of the Avatar Forum

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September 4 2018

Shroud of the Avatar Auction Spotlight

When talking purchasing a Shroud of the Avatar Collectors Edition Box, sealed – PLEASE USE CAUTION!!! These boxes are not packaged equally, and there is NO WAY to verify the contents of a box without OPENING IT.

A sealed Lord of the Manner pledge Collectors Box will look identical to say, a Benefactor Knights pledge. The only way to know you were not lied to is to open the box. So please use caution and be careful of scammers.

I have seen a few listed on eBay now, but these are the only two I have seen priced reasonably enough that anyone is taking them seriously.

This first one is a bit different then you would expect. In addition to Shroud of the Avatar, it comes with a few of the Ultima Trinkets. Also be wary of the description as they are just copying the pledge rewards they are saying were originally listed. The book, for instance, is NOT included.

It claims Citizen Royal Founder, but how do you know for sure? Luckily with it being an auction and current bid around $20.00 right now, you can bid as its a low tier version just to get some of the basic goodies. THIS AUCTION WILL BE A TREND SETTER IN PRICING!
Shroud of the Avatar SEALED Collector's Box Royal Founder Physical Rewards | eBay

Heres another one currently at a $40 bid. Does not come with any trinkets and also doe snot make any claims as to what pledge level it was from.
Lord British's Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Collector's Edition Box (S | eBay

You can see box openings over here!

(123) Stile Teckel Box Openings – YouTube

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August 30 2018

Shroud of the Avatar Auction Spotlight

I wondered how long it would take for one of the Shroud of the Avatar Collector’s boxes to arrive on eBay.

Shroud of the Avatar Collector's Box NIS Royal Founder Ultima Lord British NEW | eBay

At a starting bid of $500.00, I do not expect to see this item get any bids, but you never know!

One thing to note is that it is indicated it is for the “Royal Founder Collector level”. Good idea to specify this, as I know that I personally have yet to be able to answer the question… Are these boxes all packaged with the same contents, regardless of pledge level?

I was also a bit flattered, as they show an unboxing video. I’m in it!

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March 18 2017

Ultima Auction Spotlight – U9 Map and Cards, U1, and a U3

This Ultima IX is far from being complete, given its only a map, the cards, and the books. On the flips side, $17.00 with free shipping for a map and cards is a great buy!

Ultima IX Ascension Cloth Map, 2 Books, Cards | eBay

Hi bid on an Ultima III is currently only at $12.50. Makes me wish I had a little spare cash right now!


Even an Ultima I without coins is better then no Ultima I. An Ultima I without coins that has two days left and high bid is at $13.00? Sounds like one to pay attention to.

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January 5 2017

Ultima Auction Spotlight – VIII and VI

Two auctions hit my radar today for the first time in about a week or two.

The first being an Ultima VIII due to the price. At a quick glance seems to be complete (please verify). Currently has a single bid of $7.99, reasonable shipping, and appears to be in decent condition. This may be a good score for someone!

Pagan Ultima VIII Vintage PC game-CD

The other one is an Ultima VI that also seems to be complete and in good condition. The shipping costs on this are a bit sad as the buyer choose expedited to list it. Perhaps you can get them to change that to lower the costs!

Still, though that can be a deterrent on bidders. Which means fewer people may even pay attention to the auction and at the end of the day it’s about the total price, right? So this may be of benefit to a bidder giving them less competition allowing for a lower sale price that may more than offset the shipping.

Ultima VI Vintage PC game 5 1/4 floppies

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November 26 2016

Ultima Auction Spotlight – U5

Unfortunately not a complete Ultima, but even if you only want a spare map this has great potential. $4.95 starting bid and reasonable shipping, this may be a win for someone.

Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny, Commodore Amiga w/ map and manual – Works!


For about another ten dollars you can get a sweet add to go with it!

1988 Origin Ultima V Warriors Of Destiny Computer Game RPG Fantasy Vtg Print Ad

November 10 2016

Ultima Auction Spotlight – U6 and U8 for Less

Granted Ultima VI and Ultima VIII, in a normal BIG box, regardless the OS, is not typically very exciting only because they do both tend to be more common when compared to other items.

What made this one a score? Reasonable shipping, both being sold by the same seller (combined shipping opportunity!), AND starting bid of .99 each.

This could be a great deal for some lucky winner, especially if they nab both. As a bonus, it looks like the UVI has the Cassette tape AND comes with the clue book.

Pagan Ultima VIII Pagan IMB PC CD Rom with Map

Ultima VI The False Prophet IBM PC Map and Rock Stone

November 7 2016

Ultima & SotA Auction Spotlight – MD, Adventures, and Sword of Midras

Martian Dreams for a buy it now of $40.00 with reasonable shipping seems like a fairly good deal to me if it is complete. This one does look like it is, but do a thorough check before bidding!


Sword of Midras Book Cover

For you Shroud of the Avatar fans and collectors that have been waiting to get The Sword of Midras at a lower price. Looks like you are in luck! Seven dollar buy it now with resonable shipping is one of the cheapest copies I have seen of this on Ebay so far.

Mouse over image to zoom Have one to sell? Sell now Blade of the Avatar: The Sword of Midras : A Shroud of the Avatar Novel 1 by


I saw a note from a member of the UDIC (Ultima Dragons Internet Chapter) about this acutions, so thought I would share it!

Avatar Adventures – Second Trilogy Guide Book 1992

November 2 2016

Ultima Auction Spotlight – U9 and ROV Japenese Add

Two things caught my attention that are currently up on Ebay in the Ultima Realm.

The first isn’t anything to get overly excited about, although you most likely would want in a collection. The reason it caught my eye is the price tag has a great potential.

The downside is I am not sure what shipping could be on this, as it’s coming from Denmark and the seller indicates they will invoice corrected shipping. Might want to get an estimate first.

For under 8.00 though, what is listed as a complete Ultima 9, may be a great buy for someone.

Ultima IX: Ascension (PC Big Box, Complete, VG Condition)


This other piece is a Japeneese advertisement for Ultima Runes of Virtues. Not sure if the pricing is fair but it sure is pertty!