D&D in the NewsThe return of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons2012 January 19by Michael TrescaOn April 17, 2012 Wizards of the Coast will reprint the original Advanced Dungeons & Dragons rulebooks.Talk about this news here.
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Probably a test run o see what is popular and what sells.
Why are these only being released in North America?
They wouldn't have hit the 28 year mark on 1e until 2016. Unless you think they stopped printing 1e products altogether in 1982.
Quentin Small WotC Online Community Coordinator All around helpful simian
Just stepping in to add a little clarification.According to The Acaeum, The 1st edition Player's Handbook's 17th printing was in July of 1990. That would put 28 years at around 2018. Similar data can be found for the Monster Manual (15th printing in July 1989) and the Dungeon Master's Guide (14th printing in July 1990).Hope that helps.Thanks.
Thank you. Bad form on DT there. Really bad form.
Customers will have to make that justification on their own; the Player's Handbook and Monster Manual MSRP is $34.95 and the Dungeon Master's Guide retails for $44.95.
You may know ALL the rules, but I KNOW the Spirit of the Game.
I was trying to locate some original AD&D books a while back and was amazed that even on Ebay and other discount sites, the original books (in good condition) sell for a fortune.
It's cute that WotC wants to play it off as a tribute to Gygax, and it's darling that the guy who wrote the article the OP links to thinks this heralds some kind of good-natured, because-we-love-the-players support for older editions. Fact is, this book is being printed so they can keep sending cease and desist notices to people who try to put up copies of the original rules on the web, rules which would otherwise compete with their own newer products.
As the author of the article, I find your misplaced confidence in your inaccurate information adorable.