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As a celebration of the 25th anniversary of Tactical Studies Rules (1974-1999), TSR released a "collector's set" of some of the most popular and best-selling D&D material.

Silver Anniversary Collector's Edition

Only 5,000 copies of this set were printed, and first offered at the 1999 GenCon convention (where many were sold, for $59.95 retail).

The boxed set contains the following reprints, which are identical to the originals aside from the addition of a TSR Silver logo to the lower cover:

The set also contains the following original items, available nowhere else:

  • Story of TSR, a 32-pg book outlining the history of TSR including an essay by Gary Gygax
  • L3 Deep Dwarven Delve
  • 8.5" x 11" art lithograph on cardstock by Jeff Easley (1,000 of these -- out the 5,000 total printed -- were signed and numbered by Jeff Easley.  Sets that contain this signed print can be identified by a silver sticker on the outside of the box.  Thanks to Curt Gould for this info)

None of the materials in the set were shrinkwrapped.

Contrary to rumor, none of the reprinted modules are missing any artwork, nor does the set include any kind of button.  Also of interest: the original layout negatives of the modules were not available for the reprint, so TSR's graphic designers were forced to re-create the modules by hand (with the aid of digital scanners, to be sure).


Printing Information  Logos

Only 5,000 Silver Anniversary Collector's Editions were printed. 

Thanks to Adrian Newman for the scan of the set cover, to Norbert Jakobs for the scan of L3, and to Bruce Robertson for the scans of B2, G1, G2, G3, I6, and S2.

Silver Annv Edition B2 Keep on Borderlands G1 Steading Hill Giant G2 Glacial Rift
       
G3 Hall Fire Giant
 
I6 Ravenloft
 
S2 White Plume Mtn
 
L3 Deep Dwarven Delve
 

Auction Commentary

Unopened specimens of this set are becoming increasingly harder to come by, as many greedy sellers are removing the shrinkwrap in order to auction L3 Deep Dwarven Delve separately.


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