From a recent interview with Richard Garriott on CGO about Ultima 0, the first game which he “hand-manufactured”:
But I hand manufactured one more the other day because I’m on e-bay all of the time, checking out Ultima Online accounts that are for sale for thousands of dollars, and I wondered, “How much would an original Akalabeth go for?” My account is Lord British so I’ll get on there and see what it’s worth.
Needless to say, this piqued my interest. However, the account “lordbritish” is apparently owned by someone else, and in any event there’s no auctions up right now for “Akalabeth”. Well, we’ll keep monitoring this one, in between dodging the odd rocket-propelled grenades from Jessica Mulligan fans.