Thursday, July 19, 2012

AD&D Reprints

Back from my sanity-break. I'm still trying to get my feet under me. I did manage to pick-up the AD&D reprints while doing some running around today.

I've only had a quick look at them so far. Love the feel of the covers. Font is a bit off but I'm pretty happy with them overall.

I have several copies of all three books that I have picked up over the years, so these were a want rather than a need. I believe at least two in my gaming group picked them up as well.

I bought these primarily to say to tell WotC to start supporting early editions and to help support the Gygax Memorial. It doesn't hurt to have an extra set of books for when I start teaching my kids to play either.

Did you get these books? What do you think?


  1. Do you know if they be purchased as a 3-pack?

  2. I like them, especially the DMG. It makes me happy to have high-quality, sewn binding copies of these.

    The higher-contrast images loose a bit of detail, but it's kind of interesting to see them that way. Other than that, great work.

  3. You are more forgiving than I am.

    I believe it is important that people like Daniel Proctor and you(!) are supported over the faceless corporation of WotC with some nostalgic cash grab.

    Now you've put me in an awkward position. The money I give you is going to WotC! NoooOOOoooo! LOL

    Although, my first thought about all of this was, "Great, now I have to donate straight to the Gygax Memorial just to one-up Greg." =]

  4. Well, if it makes you feel better WotC hasn't had any of my money in a very long time :)

    As you know I am a big supporter of clones, modules, and authors esp. Dan and Matt Finch.

    Hah, it isn't hard to one-up me these days.

  5. I plan to pick them up next month, as soon as my bank balance recovers from the last month of Kickstarter and Indiegogo backings (including Barrowmaze II ). I wasn't going to get them, but having seen the pics that others have posted, they look gorgeous and I HAZ A NEED. Of course, I'll be a complete heathen (according to some friends) and will take them out of the shrinkwrap (gamebooks are for playing with, people!).

  6. I picked up all three of the WOTC ADnD reprints, for the same reasons as you.

    The font has been dramatically changed (not for the better), and the interior artwork is sometimes noticeably pixellated, but i'm happy to support the GMF and encourage WOTC to do the right thing by voting with my dollars.

  7. I picked up all three of them - I hadn't planned to, but when I saw them, I went for it. They're a nice improvement - as far as book craft goes. Nice covers, bookmarks, paper stock.

  8. Whoa! The reprints are out already? Hmmm. Must go out and find them.

  9. I fought the completist is me for a long time and was not going to order them. I ended up recently breaking down and ordering them through Amazon. I am not sure I will ever get them and if that is the case then that is OK. I agree it is at best an attempt to grab money from the people who are nostalgic. I still think there might be some longer game at play to shut down people printing "clone" material but I look for ulterior motives all the time. At least "some" of the money goes to a good cause...albeit a copper or two.