Reprinting the D&D Rules Cyclopedia?

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I own two original copies of the Rules Cyclopedia and would purchase at least one copy of a reprint in a heartbeat.  Please produce this.
I own two original copies of the Rules Cyclopedia and would purchase at least one copy of a reprint in a heartbeat.  Please produce this.



I own two copies also.  One I use, and the other I have in safe keeping and in 100% mint condition.
I am still designing campaigns for the Isle of Dawn, which I began 24 years ago!
Just adding my voice to the thread.  I would buy a reprint of the Rules Cyclopedia!  I would even settle for a softcover print-on-demand version.
Registering my vote for a reprint.  I don't see why they don't reprint it, unless they're scared of the competition for Next?
I would love to see this reprinted my copy is getting worn and it would be great to have a pristine copy!!!
I would buy a copy of an RC reprint, just to add my voice to the chorus.
Please please please, I'll be your best friend, go on, etc, etc...
I also have 2 copies, but would be a reprint. 
Pretty Please with the Creature Crucibles on top?!

I love, and still use, this edition of the rules more than any other flavor of D&D. I get a fair amount of use out of the 3.5 SRD through the various retro clone flavors, but, I have purchased the 1st Edition DMG, Players Handbook, and Monster Manual when you guys reprinted them (even though I still own the originals I got back in middle school!) and I _will_ purchase this when you guys make a decision to reprint it! ;)
This would be an amazing idea and I'd buy this in a heartbeat. One of my biggest regrets is selling my BECMI collection and getting hold of this is a nightmare. I'd buy it in an instant.
This is probably the edition I'm most interested in trying out. I'm not a fan of PDFs, so I would love for this to be reprinted! Please do this!

At the very least, it would be nice to hear someone official acknowledge this thread.

Even something as generic as "we hear you, but we're focusing on D&D Next right now so we'll have to look into it later" would be very, very nice.

As it is, I'm just forced to assume that they don't give a damn about customer requests.

I just payed $90 total on eBay so I could once again own a copy of the Rules Cyclopedia and the Creature Catalog. I would most certainly buy a reprint of the RC! Such a fun game. I also would like to see them reprint GAZ 1-14, with a huge poster map of the Known World. I would gladly pay $50-$70 for that!

I'm not sure if this is the right place to have this, but since we are talking about the old Rules Cyclopedia, I posted this in another thread, and no one has responded. Maybe you guys can help me. (sorry for the long post)

 

This one will be very long, so everyone please bare with me. I just turned 37. When I was 13, I mowed all the lawns in my neighborhood and then took that money and bought the Rules Cyclopedia. My buddies and I back then, played the snot outta that book!! When all the older kids in our school found out we were playing "Basic" D&D, they would make remarks like: "yea ..... that's cool ...... but it's not Advanced." So I kept mowing lawns and shortly owned the 2nd Edition PHB, DMG, and the first 2 Monsterous Compendiums. We converted our characters up to 2nd Edition, and then I just stopped using the Rules Cyclopedia. So I sold it. Dumb move.

All these years later, my old buddies, (now in their 30's like me,) are all saying: "3rd edition is awesome, but we should just play an old basic D&D game! Role up some characters and just start beating on stuff like we used to!" So of course, I jumped on eBay and found a beautiful, near flawless, copy of the Rules Cyclopedia, an excellent copy of The Creature Catalog, (I didn't know they had that monster book when I was 13,) and started paying the outrageous prices to get some of the old GAZ series of modules for the Known World. (I think a great idea for Wizards would be to release a full compendium of the GAZ1-14, with a HUGE poster map. I would gladly pay $50-$70 for that. Kind of like what they did with the re-release of Against the Giants.) I haven't been this excited to play D&D in long, long, time! I read, and re-read, through my RC and CC like I did when I was a teenager! Now with the internet, I started looking to see if Dragon Magazine had ever released anything on a Barbarian class for "Basic" D&D. If I read my info right, they did early on, and an earlier version of the "Original" D&D had the Barbarian. But when they re-did the box sets into the BECMI era, they left out the Barbarian and finally put him into the Unearthed Arcana book. I did find a cool version of a "Basic" D&D-style Barbarian for Sword & Sorcery. I put my own touch on him, and am asking for all of you to chime in and tell me what you think. Did I miss something? Should I do more? Should I do less? Here is my take on the Barbarian for BECMI D&D. The original outline comes from:

ode2bd.blogspot.com/2009/11/bx-s-barbarian-class.html

BECMI Barbarian

Prime Requisite: Strength - 13-15=+5% to Experience earned/16-18=+10% to Experience earned

Barbarians roll on the attack charts of Fighters and the saving throw charts of Dwarves

Restrictions: Barbarians use a 1d10 to determine their hit points. Barbarians may use any type of armor (except plate and suit,) and may use shields (except Tower and Walled.) They may use any type of melee or thrown weapons but do not use missile weapons. A barbarian character must have a minimum Constitution score of 9.

Special Abilities: Barbarians are used to surviving in the wilderness and are able to forage, discover the correct direction if they become lost, and spot traps and snares in the wild one-third of the time (a roll of 1 or 2 on 1d6.) Because of a Barbarian's upbringing and natural behavior, they can fight with one weapon in each hand, but only with a -2 penalty to the second weapon's attack roll. When a Barbarian fights this way, they do not receive 3 attacks/round because of high levels. At the beginning of play, Barbarians gain the Lance Attack and Set Spear vs. Charge attacks.

When Barbarians reach 9th level, they become known as a Barbarian Lord, build a stronghold and attempt to establish a clan. The stronghold will be located in the wilderness.The Barbarian Lord may only use barbarian warriors, but specialists and retainers of other classes may be offered other positions.

1- 0 - 1d10 - Barbarian

2 - 2200 - 2d10 - Barbarian

3 - 4400 - 3d10 - Barbarian

4 - 8800 - 4d10 - Barbarian

5 - 17000 - 5d10 - Barbarian

6 - 35000 - 6d10 - Barbarian

7 - 70000 - 7d10 - Barbarian

8 - 140000 - 8d10 - Barbarian

9 - 270000 - 9d10 - Barbarian Lord

10 - 400000 - 9d10+3*

11 - 530000 - 9d10+6

12# - 660000 - 9d10+9

13 - 800000 - 9d10+12

14 - 940000 - 9d10+15

15 - 1080000 - 9d10+18

16 - 1220000 - 9d10+21

17 - 1360000 - 9d10+24

18 - 1500000 - 9d10+27

19 - 1640000 - 9d10+30

20 - 1780000 - 9d10+33

21 - 1920000 - 9d10+36

22 - 2060000 - 9d10+39

23 - 2200000 - 9d10+42

24## - 2340000 - 9d10+45

25 - 2480000 - 9d10+48

26 - 2620000 - 9d10+51

27 - 2760000 - 9d10+54

28 - 2900000 - 9d10+57

29 - 3040000 - 9d10+60

30 - 3180000 - 9d10+63

31 - 3320000 - 9d10+66

32 - 3460000 - 9d10+69

33 - 3600000 - 9d10+72

34 - 3740000 - 9d10+75

35 - 3880000 - 9d10+78

36 - 4020000 - 9d10+81

*=Constitution adjustments no longer apply

#=2 attacks/round ...... ##=3 attacks/round

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I decided not to give the Barbarian 4 attacks per round like the Fighter. I figured with the most hit points possible in the game (198,) I had to give him some severe restrictions. Plus to me, a person that gets 4 attacks/round would need some intense training for that. Barbarians (IMO) do not have that amount of patience. That's also why Barbarians cannot wear plate, suit armors, or use a walled or tower shields. It just don't see Conan (Arnold version ..... don't forget I'm 37,) in huge restricting armors. Imagine Arnold in knightly suit armor? Yea .... that's not right. I lowered the penalty on the duel wield, because to me, Barbarians would learn something like that pretty much from birth. LOL! According to the Rules Cyclopedia, it seems to me like if you use the weapon specialization rules, let's say your Barbarian uses duel wield. You use a Long Sword in your main-hand, and a dagger in your off-hand. Now with your specialization, you get your dagger up to +2 to attack roles. When you duel wield, now your dagger in the off-hand does not have a penalty. However, if the dagger is in the main hand, it receives a +2 to attack roles, but now the sword, (which is in the off-hand,) now receives the -2 penalty. I may have that rule wrong, but that's the way I read it. I thought about attempting rage powers, but then I figured that would make this version of the class to ..... Advanced. Let me know what you all think. Please keep in mind, this is the very first time I have tried to do my own class. Not really my own, but hopefully it doesn't unbalance my BECMI D&D campaign

Never gonna happen, because it's the one book EVERYBODY wants and WoTC knows it and it would out shine NEXT. LoL.

This book is essentially the Holy Grail of Dungeons and Dragons. Please reprint. K thnx.

I'm surprised they haven't reprinted this great book! Why?

No idea. I would love to get my hands on a reprint copy. 

 

I wonder what the reprint cover would look like?

 

-Havard

I wonder if there is a way to get them to simply let us crowd fund a limited run of certain books.  Whatever the price is to print, say X of copies, a minimium order qty, we figure out how to get them made.  I know they want to make money on further editions evolving into what is popular now.  But they're missing out on an opportunity for their current players to re-buy old books.  Wizards has to understand, we love 1st Ed, the Red Box, etc. not because we hate Wizards or fear change.  We just like what we have and want to continue on that path.  Take our money and let us replace these books.

 

I always treated other editions of D&D like I treated Ultimate Spider-Man, or Star Trek: TNG.  It's just another.  No more, no less, but I have my favorite.

We're not asking you to crank them out every year, or even print modules, just print the classics every couple-dozen years, even video games do that.

 

Post a quick survey asking two simple questions:  Would you buy a reprint?  How much would you pay?

Buying a re-print doesn't hurt 4e, I wasn't going to buy it anyway, it's not for me.

 

I'm older now, I played this in my teens.  It is the perfect edition for me to use.  It is familiar and nostalgic, its rules are simple enough to resolve things quickly, without 4 pages of character sheet, and without calculus and smartphone apps.  I don't mean to dig newer editions, I just don't have need for the complication.  My group leans nostalgic anyway, and I don't have the patience or time to run 1st ed.  I need a hardcover.

I don’t know why, but for some reason it appears as if WotC does not want a product to be both print and PDF. It is obvious some people don’t want physical books and some who don’t want PDFs.

 

The D&D Rules Cyclopedia is up on DriveThruRPG so I am guessing they won’t reprint it. I am a PDF person and still waiting on them to put the PDFs up of the books they have reprinted.

You mentioned drivethrurpg and it had me looking.  They say they have been able to negotiate reprinting material for some of their publishers.  They sell the Rules Cyclopedia and even the box sets on pdf.  The faq simply says to contact them with a book and publisher and they'll try.  I would hope the more the merrier.

Contacting takes a few seconds, mercifully no login crap required, it's basically an email.

 

http://support.drivethrurpg.com/anonymous_requests/new

 

Hopefully they're listening.

It may not be likely, but it's worth a shot.  Takes maybe 5 seconds.

miribus wrote:

You mentioned drivethrurpg and it had me looking.  They say they have been able to negotiate reprinting material for some of their publishers.  They sell the Rules Cyclopedia and even the box sets on pdf.  The faq simply says to contact them with a book and publisher and they'll try.  I would hope the more the merrier.

Contacting takes a few seconds, mercifully no login crap required, it's basically an email.

 

http://support.drivethrurpg.com/anonymous_requests/new

 

Hopefully they're listening.

It may not be likely, but it's worth a shot.  Takes maybe 5 seconds.

 

I believe that is more for publishers that don’t have books already on DriveThruRPG. OneBookShelf has an agreement with WotC already. WotC would be the people you would need to contact about doing PODs on DriveThruRPG. I suspect PODs don’t work very well with scans and WotC has said that all the books prior to 3E are scans.

Let's do it with my vote!

It would be Wizards reprints all materials from the basic D&D ('83 version by Frank Mentzer) in their original version. I'll buy all handbooks and adventure modules.

Funny that you all would mention this. In my retro review video series I'm going over old D&D and leading into the Gazeteer and rules cyclopedia overview! Check it out!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-mLHG_cGuc

 

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