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Offline Sasquatch421Topic starter

I think I just Geekgasmed....
« on: September 23, 2012, 07:29:51 PM »
In 1974, Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson gave our dinner tables a new use: table top gaming. I just read in my new edition of Game Informer that they are reprinting the original rules of AD&D with original art and content. It is being called Dungeons and Dragons First Edition Premium Player's Handbook. I'm not sure when it's coming out, but I am damn sure reserving a copy if I can from my local store....

I'm just curious if anyone else is excited or has the original books? I know that Ox had the original Monster Manual at his tattoo shop in Australia because I browsed through it while waiting for my turn at the needle....

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Re: I think I just Geekgasmed....
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2012, 07:31:51 PM »
I have the original Deities and Demigods - the one before they yoinked Melnibone, Newhon, and Cthulhu. (Dear gods, my spell checker recognizes Cthulhu. :o)

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Re: I think I just Geekgasmed....
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2012, 08:41:47 PM »
I received a copy of the original white box set for 1st edition DnD years back and have it locked up nicely in the house safe.  It's fun to take out and read it over from time to time.  I'd love to get a copy of this limited edition/commemorative book.  It looks sexy.

Offline Chris Brady

Re: I think I just Geekgasmed....
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2012, 10:42:19 PM »
I have the original AD&D monster manual.  Although I picked up the premium special edition three books.

Offline TentacleFan

Re: I think I just Geekgasmed....
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2012, 04:30:41 PM »
I have the original AD&D monster manual.  Although I picked up the premium special edition three books.

I have the original AD&D manuals but I had some extra credit at my FLGS so I went ahead and got the three new reprints. Kind of nice with the gold leaf and the cloth bookmarks.

Offline Sweet Domina

Re: I think I just Geekgasmed....
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2012, 08:58:33 PM »
I purchased all three of the reprints, just for nostalgia-sake. I couldn't help myself! I have several books already- monstrous compendiums, drow handbook and so on. Lots of books from other editions as well. I can't seem to stop collecting them...

Offline Skynet

Re: I think I just Geekgasmed....
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2012, 03:52:59 PM »
Got the 1st Edition Premium Reprints.  They're great, both for historical value and on its own merits.  It's a good RPG which can stand on its own merits; newer editions have a lot of the same trappings, but 1st Edition had its own personality (particularly in the Dungeon Master's Guide) and playstyle.

And it looks like they're continuing with Unearthed Arcana and 2nd Edition Reprints!

I must have them all!

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Re: I think I just Geekgasmed....
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2012, 09:44:23 PM »
my friends will buy it, then we shall play it, realize you can't read without putting ranks in it, then half the party will die horribly, and we shall enjoy ourselves.

Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: I think I just Geekgasmed....
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2012, 12:02:13 AM »
I looked with LOTS of nostalgia. I read the article on how it was literally a rework from the ground up as the typesets and layouts they had originally used had been lost years ago and they were having to literally look from page to print layout on the computer to get everything set up right. The printing tech had changes that much in the years since.

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Re: I think I just Geekgasmed....
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2012, 03:22:21 AM »
I have the core rule book and monster manual from like 2nd edition. But I would totally love to have a re-print of the 1st edition! I love the art in the books, so yeah I'd be all over that!

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Re: I think I just Geekgasmed....
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2012, 03:42:19 AM »
Yes!I've been hoping they would do this for years now.I also had a certain dislike for the 3.5 rules but that's just me.The 4.0 I'm iffy on.

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Re: I think I just Geekgasmed....
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2012, 08:21:45 AM »
Yes!I've been hoping they would do this for years now.I also had a certain dislike for the 3.5 rules but that's just me.The 4.0 I'm iffy on.

I've only played on 3.5 and 4.0 after playing 4.0 I feel it's much better than 3.5 Combat goes by a little easier and skills are condensed immensely. For example; Skills like swim and climb are combined into Athletics. I like it because you don't have to waste points going into each of these individually.   

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Re: I think I just Geekgasmed....
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2012, 12:16:14 PM »
The rules i was introduced to by father didn't have such things at all.I felt with 3.5 they were trying to do too much and ended up making a system that was agonizing to use.

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Re: I think I just Geekgasmed....
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2012, 01:36:40 AM »
I admit I like 4th ed. more than the previous editions. And Im completely aware of the MMO party feel, and long combats, but I still like it because each class introduced had a set role to play in the party. It was incredibly easy to teach new players and get them going if they had an idea of what they were to do in battle.

Probably the big thing I liked was all the different variations on healers. You didnt need a cleric. you could use a warlord, a bard, or a shaman instead, and they had their schtick as well for helping the party, be it combat boosts, enemy debuffs or an unkillable minion.