Every year for Christmas I ask Santa for a game item that I am not likely to buy for myself. This year I asked for the limited edition Original D&D reprint boxed set.
Well I must have been a good boy.
The new books came in large wood box with dice and a nice felt bottom. Plenty of room if I wanted to add a copy of Chainmail (curiously absent from this).
The books compare favorably with the originals. Save for the covers they are authentic reproductions of the originals. Though having the "Dungeons & Dragons" logo/titles in different colors would have been a neat touch.
Can't say I like the newer covers better.
Gods, Demi-gods and Heroes has the biggest changes.
Missing are the Conan and Elric mythos; which makes sense really.
I am pretty pleased with this set to be honest. I'd love to run an old-fashioned OD&D game with them someday. I have been dying to do something like a John Carter/Barsoom game using OD&D.
How abut you? Did Santa Orc (or Krampus) bring you anything nice this year?