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22 Oct 2018 10:16 - 22 Oct 2018 10:17 #284314 by Gary Sax
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Read this excerpt of a review on Polygon... this thing looks really cool. I love 1st ed art and even some classic AD+D works for me.

www.polygon.com/2018/10/22/18001762/dung...-book-review-excerpt

Any of you guys seen this thing?
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22 Oct 2018 10:23 #284317 by stoic
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That's going on my Christmas wish list.


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22 Oct 2018 10:31 #284319 by GorillaGrody
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You're never going to hear a bad word from me about Erol Otis:


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22 Oct 2018 11:56 #284322 by Brewmiester
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Mine is supposed to arrive today.

This Wired article

D&D art

mentions a documentary some folks are working on

Eye of the Beholder

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22 Oct 2018 12:29 #284324 by Space Ghost
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Did you go with the regular, or the fancy edition?

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22 Oct 2018 12:42 #284325 by Brewmiester
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Space Ghost wrote: Did you go with the regular, or the fancy edition?


Fancy.

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22 Oct 2018 17:47 #284367 by Black Barney
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That video game was the nuts

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22 Oct 2018 20:44 #284402 by hotseatgames
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Totally going on my Christmas list

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25 Nov 2018 20:46 #286808 by Scott Rogers
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It's on my Christmas list, but I bought a copy for each of my best friends. (Ssssh! It's a surprise!!)

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28 Dec 2018 11:32 - 28 Dec 2018 11:38 #288787 by Gary Sax
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I got this for the holidays and consumed it in like a single day.  It is *extremely* good and I highly recommend it.  It's a little weak once they round the corner into 3.5 and 4, because you can tell that since Wizards bought them and many of the employees are the same they have to kid glove many of the events of the past ten to twenty years and sing the absolute praises of Wizards as a company and the buyout.

So many thoughts about it...

-Dave Trampier is the MVP of this whole thing.  His stuff is so good, so pathbreaking.
-I knew Trampier was good before I read the book, but I did not know Erol Otus as well.  Also amazing stuff.
-It is really striking that once Wizards buys the company it is like...  man, maybe we shouldn't just make every single character white or a woman without a shirt.  I feel like it suggests the type of old boys club TSR must have been.
-what a disaster the 4th edition and to a lesser extent the Wizards 3.0 edition transition was in terms of art design.  I've cooled quite a bit on the Elmore era or whatever, but at least it was iconic and interesting.  The 2000s to 2010s stuff has not aged well at all.

I had a bunch of other stuff I thought while reading it but those were the first ones.  Anyway, the book is really, really good, especially the first 3/4 of it.
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28 Dec 2018 12:31 #288790 by hotseatgames
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I got this for Christmas as well. It is fascinating. It will take me a long time to get through it; it is enormous. Highly recommended!
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