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Post Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:57 am 
 

I guess this is a request for some assistance.

I am actually starting to collect items from a long interest of mine.  Up till now I have bought items that I thought would be interesting to me or I knew from years past that I wanted to have in my possession.  Now I am starting to look at items I'm perhaps not familiar with or items I don't really know much about and I would like to have more information.

I am interested in AD&D first edition, 2nd edition, and Basic D&D and the stuff that came out before first edition.  I know that at this time, my interest is more in items of excellent to near mint.  As I want to be able to read them and enjoy them, shrink wrapped items would be wasted on me.

I've gotten a couple items that I never saw back in the late 70s early 80s that I have enjoyed reading and am looking to finding more of these and filling out my collection of these items.  

Here lies my issue.  I have gone looking for info on these items to try to make a priority list/wish list.  However, I am not sure that I have found a complete list of products and descriptions.  The module list here is very good, but it doesn't list everything.  I have a copy of the TSR product list, but I can't tell which items are 1st edition, which are 2nd edition etc.

I was wondering what resources you folks use to identify the products.  I would love to see some description of items other than titles, but I guess I would be most interested in trying to figure out what is Basic D&D, AD&D 1e, AD&D 2e and the early items (though I think this site covered the early items quite well).

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 9:03 am 
 

Sometimes the various editions tend to overlap. Other times it's hard to make a choice where to list some items (do H1-H4 go under 1st Edition AD&D or under FR?). So in certain situations the classification is really up to your preferences.

Probably the most accurate listing (I actually use a slightly different classification) is the following:

http://home.flash.net/~brenfrow/

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 9:51 am 
 

The link guerret posted is the one I most frequently use, as it often has details about the actual item.  You might also want to check out these sites:

http://www.rpggateway.com/tsrlist/docfiles.html
http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/dreadwood/ ... srprod.htm
http://members.tripod.com/~phammer/dndlist0.html

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 10:08 am 
 

And, for Forgotten Realms stuff, the best reference is Tethtoril's Bookshelf (shame to any FR fan/collector who does not know who Tethtoril is).

http://www.candlekeep.com/bookshelf/bookshelf.htm

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:33 pm 
 

Now that is an interesting question. I've never used that link before. I've never needed to, which is what makes the question interesting. I guess I know most of the TSR products well enough to know by looking at an item what edition it is.
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Post Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 2:58 pm 
 

You could get a hold of a copy of Heroic Worlds by Lawrence Schick. It lists and describes the majority of the stuff you're interested in, and describes each module and play aid briefly.

For non-TSR stuff you could try http://www.afterglow2.com.

You'll also find a lot of reviews of old D&D modules and manuals in the reviews section over on  http://www.dragonsfoot.org.


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:44 pm 
 

TSR Archive

http://home.flash.net/~brenfrow/index.htm

not a bad resource.


And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

New modules for your Old School game http://pacesettergames.com/

Everything Pacesetter at http://pacesettergames.blog.com/

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:52 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:For non-TSR stuff you could try http://www.afterglow2.com.


Wow, I had no idea that Matthias had a new (?) site; how long has this domain been around?


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:55 pm 
 

its not Matthias doing it...

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:35 am 
 

grodog wrote:Wow, I had no idea that Matthias had a new (?) site; how long has this domain been around?


>>>>>scroll up 4 posts for a hint   :wink: <<<<<<

  


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:54 pm 
 

Hmmm, somehow I've missed that in Ian's sig.  Thanks for the pointers everyone :D


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 2:00 pm 
 

Thanks for all the input folks.

These sites are really awesome.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 9:48 pm 
 

grodog wrote:Wow, I had no idea that Matthias had a new (?) site; how long has this domain been around?

Would never have thought that anyone might mistake the two, Allan... :roll:

Personally, I still can't see why there's a perceived need to freeload off Matthias's name/reputation, rather than create something from scratch that would earn reputation on its own merits.

  
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