Wednesday, July 18, 2012

1st Edition DMG Reprint

Well folks, I don't know about the rest of you, but I acquired a copy of the 1st Edition Premium Dungeon Master's Guide, as you should know by now, this and the premium Monster Manual and Player's Handbook are reprints of the originals with a cut going to the Gygax Memorial Fund. I only purchased the DMG more out of a collector's habit because it's my favorite gaming book of all time, (I even own the mini version of the 1e DMG!). I don't mind the charity aspect of the reprints, but the fact these reprints are quite pricy for something I already own and still reference means I'll pass on the other two books and most likely their planned 3.5e core rule book reprints. I mean really, what charity are these going to benefit other than the employees of the annual Wizards of the Coast Christmas laid offs?

Cynicism aside, this DMG is quite beautiful. Gilded pages, a new leathery looking cover with some embossing. It is probably printed on high quality paper since it feels lighter than my old 1e DMG. And it's shrink wrapped. You know what else? I think I'm going to leave it that way for now. Is there anything in there I haven't already seen? I sure hope not! If you have never read this amazing book (or better yet the Monster Manual which has some classic art) then I do reccomend buying if you have the means, otherwise it's just going to look impressive next to your old ratty RPG books on the shelf.


Woo Flaxman said...

It's a beautiful thing. Hope they ship some over to England.

Anonymous said...

Is the leather cover actually a material or just printed on paper to look like leather?

mortellan said...

It is a hardback faux looking leather. Not sure how its achieved. Haven't opened it up still. Oh btw, it has a ribbon bookmark added.