Reissued 1st edition D&D books
Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:35 PM
• 1st Edition Premium Dungeon Master's Guide (240p HC $44.95)
• 1st Edition Premium Player's Handbook (112p HC $34.95)
• 1st Edition Premium Monster Manual (128p HC $34.95)
I still remember buying the originals in a B. Dalton bookstore in Laredo, Texas. DMG was $15. The PH and MM were $12 each.
I am SO old...
Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:03 PM
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:28 PM
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:43 PM
Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:36 AM
I thought about pulling the trigger on these when someone first linked to the page on WotC site. (at least some) of the proceeds go to the Gary Gygax fund to get a memorial statue put up in Lake Geneva.
Then I thought some more about it and I think (if I needed new copies) I would rather get old ones (with original covers for nostalgia's sake) from ebay and if so inclined I would donate the $115 directly to the Gygax fund.
Edit: maybe it was $12/$15...I do remember that it was a $3 difference for the DMG and that they were <$20
Edited by Baphomet69, 22 February 2012 - 09:44 AM.
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 03:59 PM
Let see I was probably 9 or 10 so that would put it around 1982 or 83 for me.
All I know is I was highly jealous of a friend who found the "motherload" of old D&D & AD&D books, modules at a different yard sale!!!!!
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:12 PM
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:12 AM
You must have got some kind of sale price. My first edition DMG was $24.95, back in 1983. I saved for months to buy it.
Well, that might be because I bought mine in '78 or '79. I'd gotten my first paycheck from my first real job, and blew it all gloriously. Bought the three hardcover D&D books... and an Atari 2600. Best paycheck I ever spent!
Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:04 PM
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:13 PM
Wizards announced them around the time they announced D&D5 but really haven't shown them off yet.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:22 AM
Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:54 AM
You have to scroll down a bit.
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