Wednesday, April 2, 2014

British Invasion: Softcover Edition

I am not an obsessive collector compared to some out there.  I have things I like and things I want and I am pretty happy with that.

But something has always been on my list. Something I thought might be too rare to get.  That is till I saw it on eBay a week ago.   I put down my money and I got it.

I finally got a copy of the softcover Monster Manual printed in England.

There really is no difference between this and my hardcover Monster Manual.  Save for the fact I ahve always wanted this one.

That is not all!  In the process I discovered there was also an England only version of Mentzer Basic in a single volume format.

It is heavy on the text and really, really sparse on the art.  No Elmore art at all save for the cover.

Sorry for the blurriness, trying out my new phone.

All in all I am very happy with these!


Anonymous said...

For me the lack of Elmore's art would be plus. :)

Timothy S. Brannan said...

See I LIKE Elmore. His art is fun and he is a great guy. I make an effort to stop by and wish him a happy birthday at Gen Con since it is usually the same time.

Anthony Simeone said...

I gotta have more Elmore!

Dyvers said...

That's really cool and I'm super jealous.

Ameron said...

I have the British Fiend Folio. Got it for $5 at a garage sale years ago. Had no idea it was British until I realized Armor Class was Armour Class. Other than a few spelling variations it seems identical in all respects. But now that I'm seeing your side by side comparisons I may have to see if there are any other noticeable difference. Need to get an American printing now.

Timothy S. Brannan said...

Ameron, I think ALL Fiend Folios were like that. The couple that I have had over the years were and my first one I bought in a mall in the Midwest.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Oh, that is so cool cool to have. Thanks for giving us a look.