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Post Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:05 pm 
 

Welcome to the forums!

+1 on the NTRPG Con plug. Not only is it a fantastic con for gaming there is also  a very large group of RPG collectors that attend so you would be in good company. Even if you can’t make it this year consider 2022. You will not be disappointed.

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:16 pm 
 

Ive only ever been to one con and it was North Texas in 2019.  So much fun.  People were awesome.  Played in 3 Paul Stormberg games and found a lot of good stuff for the collection.  I will definitely be back.

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:06 pm 
 

Hey guys.  I’m shawn, an old player from the UK.  I started playing basic dnd back in the early 80s and moved quickly on to Adnd from there.  Other interests were Steve Jackson’s Car Wars, Tunnels n Trolls, Gamma World, MERP.. and a few others.
I feel out of playing for close to three decades, but during this terrible pandemic I’ve taken up my old interests and now I’m out trying to collect back all the 1e books and bits I foolishly gave away long ago.  I never even knew this game had evolved so much!  5e now huh.  I think I’ll stick with what I know however.  
I have some Qs, perhaps this thread is not the place so I’ll have a look around first.
Thanks for having me  :D

  

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:40 pm 
 

Ironclad wrote in Introduce Yourself, Fellow Collectors:5e now huh.  I think I’ll stick with what I know however.  


Welcome Ironclad!  We agree with your conclusion and prefer ODD or 1st Edition gaming over the newfangled stuff.  Buying back those old books will cost you these days.  It's remarkable how prices have climbed of late.   :?   Anyway, we're glad you found us!   8)


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:07 pm 
 

Cheers!  
I’ve found plenty of the classic modules as pdfs though I’m not sure these are legal.  Drivethru probably is I’m sure..  
as for the books, yeah the prices can be petty savage.  The classic covers are the worst, though I’ve managed to get a DMG for £18 on eBay.  I imagine the seller was unhappy

  

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:22 am 
 

Ironclad wrote in Introduce Yourself, Fellow Collectors:Cheers!  
I’ve found plenty of the classic modules as pdfs though I’m not sure these are legal.  Drivethru probably is I’m sure..  
as for the books, yeah the prices can be petty savage.  The classic covers are the worst, though I’ve managed to get a DMG for £18 on eBay.  I imagine the seller was unhappy

Anything you buy on DrivethruRPG is legitimate, There's also individual publishers itch.io shopfronts, Lulu.com, etc.
And every now and then (which we don't hear about here in the UK) there is a humble bundle at humblebundle.com, where you can get a few hundred $ worth of books from the major publishers, in PDF, for about £17. Its a charity thing and well worth the GBP.
Here in the UK there are a few shops with online presence. Little Shop on the Borderlands jumps to mind.
And if you are actually looking to move back into gameplay, there have in the past decade been a number of rewrites/consolidations of the AD&D ruleset under what has been named the OSR. WoTC basically openned up its license to everyone to publish whatever they wanted barring using a few inhouse monster names, and let everyone copy, write, adapt and republish the entire back catalog of rules sets.
For rare out of print stuff, if you ever get up to Glasgow, there's a shop called A1Comics, but I don't know if its been open this past year. They do tend to have a lot of unusual old out of print modules and stuff from back in the day.


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:58 am 
 

Hey that’s great, many thanks

  


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:10 am 
 

Hey there Ironclad - a warm welcome!  

Yes, we are an old-school group. Although I am currently playing with 1st Edition rules and converted 4th & 5th Modules - which often have very good maps and scenarios (easy enough for old-school gamers to convert). Hope you have fun here - we are at pretty friendly bunch.  :)


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:33 am 
 

Hi!  Nice to know there are ‘locals’ here lol

  

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:58 am 
 

red_bus wrote in Introduce Yourself, Fellow Collectors:...Although I am currently playing with 1st Edition rules and converted 4th & 5th Modules - which often have very good maps and scenarios (easy enough for old-school gamers to convert). Hope you have fun here - we are at pretty friendly bunch.  :)


Amen brother.  


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:21 pm 
 

Welcome Ironclad. Always good to welcome another collector from dear old Blighty.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:21 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:28 pm 
 

Hi All,

My name is Philippe, i'm 46 and i living in France.
Apologize me for my writing faults.  :oops:

Former role play because I have not played AD&D for over thirty years, I introduce myself to you.
I live in Paris and I was between 1986 and 1992 first a player the first 2 years then mainly a master the following.
Then this youth activity was dethroned by video games. But the memories of this extraordinary game remained present and of course it is with great joy that I returned to the dungeon through Baldur's Gate, IceWin Dale and others when they came out.
Today, I have distant memories but moreover excellent where I made my own dungeons (when i was young I never bought a module), of course the trap-door-monsters-treasure sequence was widely used but it was used by me. sometimes happened to be more inspired.
Life caused me to be separated from everything I had on AD&D and a decade ago out of nostalgia I bought almost all textbooks when their prices were still decent and I keep them on my shelf. with the hope of playing it again one day with my son when he is old enough and I have the time he is only a year and a half old.
I like the nagging characters, the melee but with a dose of subtlety. My favorite warrior / wizard, warrior / cleric (the pharmacy) and later the Cavalier. However, I didn't like playing them but I loved the ones who played thieves and pure wizards.

  


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:21 pm 
 

Welcome to the Acaeum Ladenree! Wonderful information here and some some great collectors, some of whom are French (although not as many as there used to be). Your English is better than my French, no need to apologize!


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:57 pm 
 

Ladenree's English is arguably better than my English.   :D

Welcome aboard.  Its great seeing people finding their way back to adventure after so many years away.

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:34 am 
 

Great to see you finding your way back to the adventure Ladenree (to steal Sir Kill Alots turn of phrase)!

  


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Welcome Ladenree!  :)

  

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