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Thursday, 19th January, 2012, 05:05 AM #1
Spellbinder (Lvl 16)
WotC to reprint 1st Edition books - benefits Gary Gygax Memorial FundCheck out my blog, Online Dungeon Master, for maps and tips for running online games (especially in MapTool). Also, running in-person games with a laptop and projector.
Thursday, 19th January, 2012, 05:13 AM #2
Spellbinder (Lvl 16)
Classy. Good on you, Whizbros.On weird fantasy: "The Otus/Elmore rule: When adding something new to the campaign, try and imagine how Erol Otus would depict it. If you can, that's far enough...it's a good idea. If you can picture a Larry Elmore version...it's far too mundane and boring, excise immediately." - Kellri, K&K Alehouse
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Thursday, 19th January, 2012, 06:44 AM #3
"purchases of this book will help support the Gygax Memorial Fund"
Many times items sold with a charity sales pitch have very low amounts of money that actually go to the charity. So before I'll go "Yay WOTC!" over the charity angle I'm going to want to know how much of that price point is actually going to the GMF vs. how much is the GMF being used to justify the price point.
Thursday, 19th January, 2012, 08:16 AM #4
Grandmaster of Flowers (Lvl 18)
Thursday, 19th January, 2012, 09:04 AM #5
Thursday, 19th January, 2012, 09:21 AM #6
Gallant (Lvl 3)
WHAT? Thi... This makes no sense. None. How can the same company responsible for all the idiocy of the last few years (not necessarily calling 4e idiotic, just their management of it as such) do something this... awesome. You know, un-corporate. Thinking like human beings and as fans of the game, not just about what the lawyers and accountants say will be the best thing for the bottom line. Is there someone in charge who finally gets it again?
Or did they just let Monte and/or Mike make a move for the sake of keeping him/them and the community happy, and we'll never see anything like this from the company for another three decades? I actually for once hope my cynical doubt regarding WotC decisions and plans is misplaced, I really and truly do.
This is what they should be doing, finally.What's that big glowing thing in the sky called again?
Oh yeah, the Sun. I hate that thing.
Thursday, 19th January, 2012, 05:14 AM #7
Grandfather of Assassins (Lvl 19)
Wow, this was not something I was expecting, but it is many ways awesome.
But $45 for the DMG and $35 for the PHB? I'm glad I kept my books, and in good shape."If it has stats, we can kill it." - T.G. Jackson, intro to 3rd ed Hackmaster
Thursday, 19th January, 2012, 05:44 AM #8
Waghalter (Lvl 7)
I'll gladly buy these reproductions, if only to show WotC there is an older gamer market like myself out there.
The giving to the Memorial Fund is just an added bonus in my book.
To Wizards, I say good on you.Bill
The Yeti aka Magnus the Archmage
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Thursday, 19th January, 2012, 05:46 AM #9
Anyone balking at the price should remember that this is in inflationary line with the original prices so pony up some dough
This is just so cool.
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Parenthetically, photostat copies of the manuscript rules were made, and when the commercial game was published, fans not willing or financially unable to expend the princely sum of $10 for the product did likewise, copying the material on school (mainly college/university) machines. We were well aware of this, and many gamers who had spent their hard-earned money to buy the game were more irate than we were. In all, though, the 'pirate' material was more helpful that not. Many new fans were made by DMs who were using such copies to run their games. - Gary Gygax
Thursday, 19th January, 2012, 05:59 AM #10
The Great Druid (Lvl 17)
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