My fondness for PDFs is pretty well known. But I love books, first and foremost. Hardcovers especially. Thankfully I grew up in a town that had a book bindery so I managed to get this done:
It's not great, but it is a hard cover of the old Realms of Horror "super module" of the S series.
The nice thing is it has lasted me nearly 30 years. So I guess I should not complain.
Today we have Lulu.com and DriveThruRPG/PRGNow (and I assume others) for our PDF or physical book needs. We just have to provide the digital files.
Since I already was providing the files for the print copies of The Witch and Eldritch Witchery, I thought I would make my own hardcovers as well.
I like the hardcover a lot. I generally like the hardcover Witch better than the softcover one, but prefer the softcover Eldritch Witchery to the hardcover.
Since I was at I thought why not round out the whole collection.
I am not selling these. You can still find my old netbooks online somewhere. But these were for my own collections.
You might see where I am going here.
So what am I supposed to do when I have this:
But my Rules Cyclopedia looks like this:
Sad. I know.
Well. I love the RC, but cover never really struck me as being "D&D" enough. But you know what is D&D enough? Uriah Heep's "Demons & Wizards". So some scanning. Some work late night when I couldn't sleep and I have this:
I will freely admit I am unsure of the legality of this. I mean I will never sell it (I have my name in it now anyway). It looks like if I own the PDF I can print it for my own use. Of course I don't own that cover art. This would be a "table copy".
That aside I think it looks pretty sweet.
It has been a nice little challenge to put together versions of book I have physical copies and pdfs into something new.
My favorites are this combined Basic and Expert hardcover and a combined World of Greyhawk one.
Again, just my own private use at the game table. But I think they are pretty nice.
I have done something similar to some print outs I made of the Basic and Expert PDFs, which can see here: I Cut up My B/X books! I think I am going to have to print out the B/X Companion as well and stuff it into this binder.
Now we just need Wizards of the Coast to start giving us more POD options for classic D&D books.