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Sep. 24th, 2017 @ 12:21 pm Reorganised RPG shelves
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I’ve spent this morning reorganising two of the three shelves that hold my RPG books. I weeded out some photocopies and print-outs of session reports of old campaigns (which I’ve gotten scanned already). I also tossed two of those really trashy supplements that came out in the heydays of the OGL/D20 glut. I don’t know how I ever got those: until 5th edition came along, I had even never DM’ed D&D! I could try to pawn them off to someone else, but really, that trash is made more useful by recycling it…
I don’t buy many physical RPG books these days. It’s all about the PDFs: they’re much cheaper (especially if you factor in the postage costs!), and there’s something to be said for the instant gratification of downloading your new RPG book immediately after purchase. The only exception to that is the whole line for Cubicle 7’s The One Ring. I buy every book that comes out for it, and that policy has served me well: the books are all high quality. But that means that the shelf-space for that game will be expanding in the future, and it had gotten so messy something had to be done!

Here, have some pics (and click to embiggen if you’re curious of my collection):

Not pictured: the enormous stack of books for Rolemaster and Spacemaster and the ShadowWorld modules. Some of those I bought, most I inherited from Rupert in auction.

Crossposted from my blog. Comment here or at the original post.
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From:changeling72
Date:September 24th, 2017 01:59 pm (UTC)
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My brother used to belong to a D&D after school club in the 80s. Takes me back!

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From:fub
Date:September 25th, 2017 07:49 pm (UTC)
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D&D is undergoing a bit of a revival these days. The fifth edition marks a return to the aesthetics of the second edition AD&D in terms of sensibility and rules complexity. It's the first D&D edition I actually liked (instead of just tolerated in order to play).
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From:spiral_meter
Date:September 27th, 2017 03:06 am (UTC)
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i used to play D&D a little. kinda wish i still did.

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From:fub
Date:September 27th, 2017 11:30 am (UTC)
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With the release of fifth edition, there is also a lot of organized play in the form of the D&D Adventurer's League. It's in-store play, with characters that you can tide over from game to game, and every session is (sort-of) stand-alone. That means it's easy to drop in for a single session -- no long-term commitment.
And the D&D5 rules are quite simple and well-supported. All you need to know to create a basic character is even available for free (in the form of the Player's Basic Rules (which can also be found in PDF form)) so you don't even need to invest anything in order to participate.
There's a store locator on the website, it might be worth your while to check it out.

And if you have a group of friends you want to play with, then I can heartily recommend the Basic Set. It contains the basic rules and an excellent campaign, Lost Mine of Phandelver, which takes characters from level 1 to level 5 in an epic campaign spanning multiple locations. It's really cheap and offers an excellent way to get (re-)acquainted with D&D.
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From:spiral_meter
Date:September 28th, 2017 03:30 am (UTC)
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thanks for all the good info! i feel informed.

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