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Sundays now are lazy days for me. I either post something silly or other people’s work. Usually both. Today, it’s about someone else’s work. If you follow this blog, it’s impossible not to know that I’m preparing for a return to 1st Edition AD&D. This week, I received the bulk of my new purchases.
I’m still awaiting three more titles: The Monster Manual II, the Dungeon Master’s Guide, and Unearthed Arcana. I don’t expect to make full use of this collection. A lot of this is to complete my collection, but even the stuff I don’t use will help me enhance the stuff I do use. As far as I’m concerned, none of this was a waste of money . . . except for I2: Tomb of the Lizard King, for which I accidentally bought two copies. That cost me only an extra $10. Fortunately, I’ve already sold and mailed it.
In case you’re wondering, I bought these via the DMs’ Guild, which is “direct” from Wizards of the Coast, but they run off the Drive Thru RPG engine. I’m not 100% sure of the relationship, but regardless of which site I’m on, I see the purchases I made from both. They were promised to be delivered within two weeks, but I got them within five days. Someone on MeWe pointed out one drawback of buying the reprinted adventures: The maps aren’t removeable. This is true, but it’s not a problem if, like me, you’ll actually run the game with the (bookmarked) PDFs. In all other ways, the adventures are the same as the original ones, but they’re reasonably priced. Getting a good price on any of these is possible, but it takes a lot of patience. Most of them cost literally 100s of dollars until you find that one offering that’s reasonable. I just bit the bullet and bought want I wanted for my collection without any danger of overpaying.
I have zero regrets.
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