Monday, February 6, 2012

D&D Reprints?

Okay, that pic is from Deities & Demigods,
which isn't getting a reprint. It's one of
my better attempts to make my AD&D
books look cooler, though.
Alright, so WotC is reprinting 1st Edition AD&D books. I've already got the old versions, but I got them when I was so young that I (very stupidly) used them like coloring books before I was old enough to realize that I would someday regret those horrid color pencil attempts at "improving" the artwork.

That's not what I'm here to talk about, though. I want to talk about the other products I want to see reprinted. Most of the ones I want to see reprinted are not from the 1st edition era, but I still think they deserve to see print again, especially if D&D Next makes using old material as easy as people are speculating.

Here's my list:

  • D1-D3 (Descent into the Depths of the Earth, Shrine of the Kuo-Toa, and Vault of the Drow): I've never seen a copy of these in person, but I'd love to play through them. I'm a huge fan of the drow, and I would really enjoy getting to see what they were like in the earliest days (aside from the entry in Fiend Folio, which I once owned).
  • Poor Wizard's Almanac (all three volumes): At one point, I owned volume three and loved it. I've never gotten the chance to read the first two, though.
  • Drow of the Underdark (2nd Edition, 1991): This is one of my all-time favorite D&D accessories, and I still pull it off the shelf from time to time even though we haven't played 2nd Edition since the nineties. Needless to say, my copy is falling apart.
  • Night Below: An Underdark Campaign: I've never gotten to run this all the way through, and my copy of this super module is MIA. I'd love to get my hands on a copy that isn't beat to crap or insanely expensive.
Okay, I'm a little heavy on drow content here. What can I say? Maybe I'm just a sucker for red eyes...

Honestly, though, what I'd really like to see is a series of "Across the Editions" compilations. Give me a big thick book called "Dwarves Across the Editions" that includes all of the info from the various PHB's and splatbooks. Slap a cool pic on the cover and include a page or three about how the different editions of material can be incorporated in D&D Next (if that info isn't already in the DMG or something), and I'm in. I'd pay $50 or more for that... although I don't know if anybody else would.
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