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I'm glad they are rereleasing these books but I don't like the altered bookcovers. They should of kept the original covers dang it! I heard everything else is accurate tho to the old books. This is a gem for RPG game collectors and enthusiasts alike. I may swoop these up if I get some extra cash, but I also still need some more Pathfinder books...


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Anyway to pre-order all three at once so that they are one order and we don't end up paying S&H three times for one order? I currently have them pre-ordered and they ship as 3 separate orders. I'm still going to get them, and get them through Paizo, but a three-pack one click order would be nice.


I would like to see the plans for this statue. Where is it going to be? How much of the book's money goes to the project? And yes. I would like to have the original covers too. In fact I think it would have been better to have reprinted the box set that started it all.


The OD&D boxed set (released in 1974), with it's 3 booklets released in 1974 and 1975, while it would be nice for collectors, has had far less of an impact on the industry than the 3 base AD&D hardbacks which were released in 1977 and in continuous print until 1988 when TSR began work 2nd Ed. If, however its the Basic D&D boxed set with the Red box with the Errol Otus art released in 1977 you are referring to, than once again still not as big an influence as the Red Box from the BECMI eddition of D&D (released in 1981).

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The 1977 Basic Set wasn't a boxed set, but a 48-page blue booklet by Holmes. I think you probably mean the 1981 revision by Moldvay, which came in two box sets: Beginner (level 1-3) and Expert (level 4-14). BECMI by Mentzer came in 1983.


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The 1977 Basic Set wasn't a boxed set, but a 48-page blue booklet by Holmes. I think you probably mean the 1981 revision by Moldvay, which came in two box sets: Beginner (level 1-3) and Expert (level 4-14). BECMI by Mentzer came in 1983.

I stand corrected on the timing (I thought that the Holmes version was in 76, it was such a small print run). Regardless though, my point still stands.

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ordered, damnit.

As to shipping, Shouldn't there be a way to bundle them? (I mean I put them all in the 'ship with monthly' box, but should be an alternative)


I'm so torn... I want them, but they're so expensive for something I would probably never PLAY (again).


Apparently the 1977 basic rules, if they didn't come in a boxed set originally did come in a box by 1978 along with the B1 module per the "Basic Set (3rd Printing w/B1)" that I see on Noble Knight's listing. The Moldvay/Cook B/X Basic and Expert rules were released in 1981 and I think the 1981 Basic included B2 and the Expert included the blue cover X1 Isle of Dread. The 1983 Mentzer BECMI Basic and Expert sets with the Elmore covers didn't include an adventure in the basic set (?) but the Expert set came with the orange cover Isle of Dread.

To me, the first edition AD&D books and the 1983 basic and expert sets are the most iconic, key versions.

I'm definitely interested in getting my hands on the reprints.

L


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Apparently the 1977 basic rules, if they didn't come in a boxed set originally did come in a box by 1978 along with the B1 module per the "Basic Set (3rd Printing w/B1)" that I see on Noble Knight's listing. The Moldvay/Cook B/X Basic and Expert rules were released in 1981 and I think the 1981 Basic included B2 and the Expert included the blue cover X1 Isle of Dread. The 1983 Mentzer BECMI Basic and Expert sets with the Elmore covers didn't include an adventure in the basic set (?) but the Expert set came with the orange cover Isle of Dread.

To me, the first edition AD&D books and the 1983 basic and expert sets are the most iconic, key versions.

I'm definitely interested in getting my hands on the reprints.

L

The blue box basic set was the first of the basic box sets. That is the set I started with before moving to AD&D. Some of the later blue box sets included module B2 instead of B1. A friend of mine had that one.

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And pre-ordered. I am a sucker for anything like this :D

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