Thursday, February 15, 2018

D&D Rules Cyclopedia Unboxing and Pre-review

I wasn't going to post today. Really busy at work. But this really could not wait.

I got my Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia in the mail today and wanted to check it out.

I could not decide if I wanted the hardcover or softcover.  So I got both.

As you can see the cover is more cream colored than the original white. I kinda like it to be honest.
There is a huge border of it on the front cover.  Less noticeable in the soft-cover edition.

The color is good, not as strong as the original but still extremely readable.

These books compare very favorably to the original.

You can see the colors are stronger in the original, but the paper is much thicker in the POD versions.

The pages of my original print are a little yellowed with age. The new ones are still bright white.

Compare this to one I made a while back on Lulu. I call it my "Wizards & Demons" Cover.

I also still have a really beat up version.

All in all I am really happy with these.  Looking forward to playing a game with them!


Alcamtar said...

I LOVE the wizards and demons cover. Is that downloadable?

Timothy S. Brannan said...

No. But I'll see if I have it somewhere.

Timothy S. Brannan said...

I added it to my Downloads section.

Doctor Futurity said...

Mine is en route, can hardly wait!

Cam_Banks said...

I ordered a hardcover copy, too!

Unknown said...

Mine came in and the text looks a little fuzzy, as if the ink bled ever so slightly on each letter. Do you notice this?