TSR's Use of Comb Binding
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Post Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:20 am 
 

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This seems to be a break from TSR's standard digest-sized, saddle stitched booklets of the era. Then we get Classic Warfare, Empire of the Petal Throne, and the 2nd and later TSR printings of Chainmail. Are there any other comb bound items in their catalog?

Also what is the printing or release date of Empire of the Petal Throne? Classic Warfare? Others with comb binding?


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:39 am 
 

The 1st print of Classic Warfare is:

Classic Warfare 1975 (Introduction by Timothy J. Kask January 14, 1976)

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:08 pm 
 

Shane should be of some help with the EotPT as he has been collecting data on it recently as far as the printing goes.


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:19 pm 
 

Oh and FWIW, the two EotPT sets that I have are/were both 2nd printings.  Also, on the intro page of the booklet it has a copyright date of 1975 and in the forward by EGG it lists a date of July 1 1975.


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 6:38 pm 
 

Empire of the Petal Throne (I don't know if any text changes or maps etc, but I doubt they do since there is no update as to copyright and date in the books for all 3 printings)

1st (7?/75): Pg 114 has component list along with some items released by TSR (SR, etc), facing page (inside back cover) is blank / Simplistic backer sheet that wasn't attached to the bottom of the box (blank otherwise) in any way other then by the shrinkwrap / no product number in top right corner.

2nd (after 7/76 before 3/77): Pg 114 has component list along with some items released by TSR (same as 1st), facing page (inside back cover) has product list / Backer sheet (now with photo of contents and more description) that wasn't attached to the bottom of the box (blank otherwise) in any way other then by the shrinkwrap / no product number in top right corner.

3rd (3/78-8/78): Pg 114 has component list along with some items released by TSR (new to reflect price increase and other items - The Dragon, etc), facing page (inside back cover) has product list (new - matches BLK 5th (3/78), ELD 5th (3/78 ), GDH 4th (5/78), GH 9th (5/78), CM 6th (8/78 ) and Metamorphous Alpha 2nd product lists exactly)
/ Bottom of box is now printed on with the same image/text of the backer sheet found with the 2nd / product number in top right corner.

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