Thursday, January 19, 2012

WotC to do Old School

Woke up this morning from a crappy night's sleep to find this.


"Wizards of the Coast to produce First Edition Premium AD&D books"
http://www.wizards.com/ContentResources/Wizards/Sales/Solicitations/2012_04_17_dd_1stED_Solicitation_en_US.pdf

So not only is WotC re-releasing the the original Gygax trinity of books for sale, they are doing to raise money for the Gygax memorial fund. There will be new covers on these books and they will be limited editions.
I might have to pick up two sets (one for me, one for my kids).

Of course despite all of this I am sure people will complain about what percent will actually be going to the Gygax fund. Or about the price of the books.

The PHB product page is here, http://www.wizards.com/dnd/Product.aspx?x=dnd/products/dndacc/02410000

So basically WotC out-OSRed the OSR.

Better reserve your copies now.

2 comments:

Rhonin84 said...

Tim, this also is a PR move on their part trying to elicit some support from the old guard while they try and cook :) up some new edition of the rules...

I don't believe WOTC/Hasbro just decided to do this because they are so altruistic.

Timothy Brannan said...

No they are a company and figured this would be a way to make some money.

I am not pretending it is ever about anything else other than the bottom line.

And does it matter really? I can get some new copy of the first ed books for my kids now.

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