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  1. thedungeondelver

    AD&D Reprint review

    Hey folks, I just posted up a review of the reissued 1e AD&D books on the main page of my website. I know a lot of people either got them today and haven't had a chance to pick them up or are eagerly awaiting them via UPS or Fedex from an online purchase. I apologize for the photos, and...
  2. thedungeondelver

    D&D 5E Notes from the underground: a few opening thoughts about D&D Next or 5e.

    Going forward, let me say that this doesn't discuss mechanics much. I read what 4e players write about mechanics and get a serious case of MEGO (to be fair I also do when reading PATHFINDER and 3e mechanics discussion) so sadly for people who delve (ha!) deeply into that, there's none of it...
  3. thedungeondelver

    WotC yanks the rug out

    Dungeons & Dragons Roleplaying Game Official Home Page - Product (1st Edition Premium Player's Handbook) Item Details Item Code: 02410000 Release Date: July 17, 2012 Format: Hardcover Page Count: 112 Price: $34.95 ISBN: 978-0-7869-6243-3 WHAT THE HELL, WIZARDS. WHAT THE HELL.
  4. thedungeondelver

    Checking out

    Hey all, No more posts from me on D&Dn; not due to any adverse circumstances or attitudes, but rather...I'm in a playtest group! I'm just afraid I might slip up and spill the beans on any threads speculating about rules. I'll leave you with this: it's more or less living up to a lot of the...
  5. thedungeondelver

    D&D 4E 5E as a Rewritten 4E with Flavor Bits from Other Editions?

    All I know is the mantra that's kept me optimistic through this has been: "include" what they will. Just leave the option(s) to switch things off for those who want them off and on for those who want them on, and they'll have a sweet game. If I crack the rulebook and there's no "switch" for...
  6. thedungeondelver

    D&D 4E 5E as a Rewritten 4E with Flavor Bits from Other Editions?

    It shouldn't be, but I'm starting to get the impression that's what it will be.
  7. thedungeondelver

    I don't DM 4th edition, but when I do

    I take an arrow to the knee. Now that my mixed memes are out of the way... something I'd like to see returned to D&D in N are non-nerfed monsters, specifically the rust monster. Now, I can take an AD&D rust monster, call it a dire Rust Monster, and put it in 4e. Keep the rust monster...
  8. thedungeondelver

    D&D 1E My clever theory: why 1e AD&D is being reprinted

    Who cares, though? I'd certainly love it if each and every person who bought the reprinted AD&D books played the game and fell in love with it and played it to the exclusion of all other RPGs. But here's the thing - if this sells out in days or weeks and everyone except me buys their copy to...
  9. thedungeondelver

    D&D 1E My clever theory: why 1e AD&D is being reprinted

    There's "selling out" and there's "selling out". The TSR SILVER ANNIVERSARY boxed set "sold out" eventually. I bought mine in like 2003, four years after it was released. There are still unsold copies available through 3rd party resellers. Only 5000 were printed, IIRC. If WIZARDS OF THE...
  10. thedungeondelver

    D&D 1E My clever theory: why 1e AD&D is being reprinted

    what No, seriously. I went on an atrocity tour of ...other... gaming sites and you know what? The one place I thought would be full of weeping and wailing and oh-noes and "our precious fore-eeh saves it from the naaasty furst addition!" was almost universally positive about this. PENNY...
  11. thedungeondelver

    D&D 1E My clever theory: why 1e AD&D is being reprinted

    Hm! This requires some second-tier economic analysis, then! To the Batcave, Robin! Since we have a range, let's take this first. Briefly, it breaks out like so: 1977 24,412.02 1978 25,502.52 1979 26,009.97 For the average D&D buyer of the era, based on national GDP. Now. Fast forward to...
  12. thedungeondelver

    D&D 1E My clever theory: why 1e AD&D is being reprinted

    HA! Good catch. Now let me get you the number of my accountant, a Mr. Madoff...
  13. thedungeondelver

    D&D 1E My clever theory: why 1e AD&D is being reprinted

    Oh, to be confronted with such a problem...!
  14. thedungeondelver

    D&D 1E My clever theory: why 1e AD&D is being reprinted

    As has been mentioned elsewhere, that price isn't "premium". It is exactly in keeping with the prices the core books were from 1977-1979. 1977 - MONSTER MANUAL - $9.99*. $9.99 in 1977 dollars is $37.08 in 2011 dollars. 1978 - PLAYERS HANDBOOK - $12.99** $12.99 in 1978 dollars is $44.82 in...
  15. thedungeondelver

    D&D 4E Discussion about a Primer on 4e terminology

    It isn't "one paragraph" in AD&D - it's a page and a half in the DUNGEON MASTERS GUIDE.
  16. thedungeondelver

    "'Kill it before it grows'...he said 'Kill it before it grows'..."

    I can live with a lot of new stuff, because again, I'm not looking to D&Dn to replace AD&D, just be a damn good D&D that I can play in addition to. But there has to be a starting point for "damn good". - Point buy for characteristics. When I want HERO SYSTEM, I'll play it. There's enough...
  17. thedungeondelver

    Core D&D...or, D&D's core.

    I want to talk about how I globally view D&D, what I think it "is" in the broadest terms and how hopefully D&Dn will cleave to this; I mean, ultimately, if it doesn't it's no skin off my nose. A creation of support for the D&D I do like (AD&D) would be a nice second prize. A lot of this is...
  18. thedungeondelver

    Yo, TerraDave - and anyone else.

    Hey, I'm sorry about hitting the REPORT button. Then saying I did it. That was passive aggressive Weak Sauce, and I should've just said something to you about it or asked for clarification instead of hitting that damn button. Everybody here knows I have a hateboner...
  19. thedungeondelver

    D&D 4E Things from 4E Not Done Well

    Based on what I saw: - The foreshortening of the alignment system; needs to go back to G/E - C/L - N - Superpowered 1st level characters - Miniatures integration. VERY poorly done. - Introduction of "new" races (blink elves, demon people, dragon people). Should've stuck with core on top...
  20. thedungeondelver

    Holy sheepdip - wotc to republish old editions

    FROM HERE. I...I don't know...I don't know what to say. I'm literally dumbstruck. As RPG news goes this is the biggest thing since...I really don't know when. If they do this as actual real products I will buy core AD&D books from them assuming they are at scale market price. And yes, I...
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