Thursday, December 26, 2013

Classic Christmas

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?

5 comments:

Anthony Emmel said...

I got the first 3 seasons of the "Six Million Dollar Man." That was surprising because, while I wanted it, I don't think I mentioned wanting it to my wife.

Hey, you do know about Jason Vey's unofficial Mars supplement for 0e, yes?

http://www.grey-elf.com/barsoom.pdf

Henry Wong said...

Preordered this boxed set months ago but haven't heard updates on this for a while. Hope they didn't run out of stock before fulfilling all the preorders.

Tim Shorts said...

Nice. I like the set a lot, but won't buy it for myself either. Great score!

Fabio Milito Pagliara said...

Uff; why they didn't keep Elric and Conan :(

Anthony Emmel said...

That goes all the way back to a bru-ha-ha from the IP owners back in teh day. Conan was never in Deities & Demigods but Elric was in the first printing and had to be removed. I assume the same now holds true for GDG&H.

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