WotC Wizards of the Coast releases pay-for-download PDFs of Crypt of the Smoke Dragon (AD&D 2E) and the Western Countries Trail Map (BECMI)


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Wizards of the Coast has just released pay-for-download PDFs of Crypt of the Smoke Dragon ($0.00) and the Western Countries Trail Map ($4.95).

Released in 1999, Crypt of the Smoke Dragon is a sixteen-page fast-play introduction to AD&D 2E. It was one of several releases in that vein, along with Wrath of the Minotaur and Eye of the Wyvern, all with the Silver Anniversary logo that multiple 1999 releases carried. Rather oddly, they've elected to release Crypt of the Smoke Dragon for free, unlike the other two; grab it while you can in case they change their minds!

The second release is one that came out a decade prior, as the Western Countries Trail Map is a 1989 release for the Mystara campaign setting. This one is also odd, in that The Eastern Countries Trail Map, the companion to this latest release, is a free download, whereas this one is $4.95. Also, be aware that the sales page has a note saying that they've had reports that the map is incomplete.

These follow the recent PDF releases of The Classic Dungeons & Dragons Game (BECMI) and the Monstrous Compendium Planescape Appendix III (AD&D 2E).

Other recent PDF releases from WotC have been the MC2 Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (AD&D 2E), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume 4 (AD&D 2E), Poor Wizard's Almanac (BECMI), Poor Wizard's Almanac III (BECMI), Battlesystem Skirmishes (AD&D 2E), the Cardmaster Adventure Design Deck (AD&D 2E), the AD&D Permanent Character Folder (AD&D 1E), C6 The Official RPGA Tournament Handbook (AD&D 1E), the D&D Monster & Treasure Assortment Sets One to Three (OD&D), the D&D Character & Monster Assortment (BECMI), the Non-Player Character Records (AD&D 1E), AC5 D&D Player Character Record Sheets (BECMI), and the D&D Character Sheets (BECMI; called the Character Record Sheets on the product's front cover), Minsc and Boo's Journal of Villainy (D&D 5E), Domains of Delight (D&D 5E), the Priest's Screen, Wizard's Screen, Wizard's Player Pack, Priest's Player Pack, Thief's Player Pack, and Thief's Screen (all for AD&D 2E), as well as Luck of the Draw (a supplement for Three-Dragon Ante/D&D 3.5), Gamma World 2e, The Complete Starter Set: Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Game 2E, Blood Spawn (Birthright), the Savage Coast Campaign Setting (Mystara 2E), and Savage Coast: Orc's Head (Mystara 2E).

Other PDF releases have included the Shattered Keeps map pack, the Worlds of Adventure fast-play game for AD&D 2E, the Hexagonal Mapping Booklet, Quadrille Graph Paper, Outdoor Geomorphs Set 1 - Walled City, Player's Secrets of Muden (Birthright), The Planescape Conspectus, Midnight on Dagger Alley (AD&D 1E), the AD&D 2E starter set Dungeons & Dragons Adventure Game, and the 3.5 Deluxe Character Sheets.

Free releases have included Wrath of the Immortals (BECMI), The Book of Regency (Birthright), Three Dragon Ante, Rob Kuntz's To the City of Brass, and the World of Krynn Trail Map and The Eastern Countries Trail Map (Mystara).

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