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Post Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 11:33 am 
 

RWilson wrote:But the best part was making the guy who played Gilthanas make out with the dragon in the stream.



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Post Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 11:35 am 
 

DungeonDelver wrote:The Wilderness Survival Guide and in an unsurprising tie, the Dungeoneer's Survival Guide.

Coming up second, everything ever created after 1st edition AD&D.


Ditto on the WSG and DSG.   Absolute crap.  

I'd go along with your second point, with the exception of Goodman Games and some of Necromancer Games' stuff (like Necropolis).

  


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 11:52 am 
 

DungeonDelver wrote:
RWilson wrote:But the best part was making the guy who played Gilthanas make out with the dragon in the stream.



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Wait...what?!


Come on! YOU remember! The Gilthanas character HAD to fall in love with the silver dragon. IT SAID SO in the book! The blue one.

"I have to WHAT?"
" You heard me. The Silver Dragon/Elf Pornstar has initiated her reproductive cycle. Apparently her biological clock is ticking. Roll your saving throw or take 5-20 from crushing damage."
"Mom!!!....." 8O

I didn't like Oriental Adventures very much, either. It seemed to disintegrate as soon as I brought it home. Overall, I found a lot of orange spines had binding trouble.


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:19 pm 
 

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DungeonDelver wrote:The Wilderness Survival Guide and in an unsurprising tie, the Dungeoneer's Survival Guide.

Coming up second, everything ever created after 1st edition AD&D.


Ditto on the WSG and DSG.   Absolute crap.  

I'd go along with your second point, with the exception of Goodman Games and some of Necromancer Games' stuff (like Necropolis).


Well I meant by TSR or Wallet$ of the Co$t, but yeah, Necromancer and Goodman do some okay(ish) stuff.  Goodman sells the look and the look only, though.  There's nothing really old-school about their mods once you get past the surface (IMO).

  


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:35 pm 
 

Fortunately I have a wife you lets me pretty much buy what I like...


Me wife lets me get whatever I want, and that's the damn problem. If she doesn't control my spending, who in the 9 Hells will? The cat? The damn cat keeps trying to convince me to buy the 30th Anniversary set!

And on the topic of bad TSR stuff...

I was so disappointed with the Menzoberranzan box set. WTF is with the damn portraits? And the map of the city... damn bad acid tripp (or hallucinary terrain with a splash of prismatic spray).

Let's be honest here. The reason I stopped buying Dungeons & Dragons stuff was so many of the products started to have high volumes of fluff in them. I missed out on some good things because I hated feeling taken. I'm this way to the day when it comes to RPG material.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 1:05 pm 
 

That's EXACTLY why I love the old stuff so much. It is so bare bones and to the point. It is all about creativity and really, as kids, whether you are aware of it or not, one of the best things is to be trusted and who was more trusting than Gygax and those guys? It was all about "here's an idea, now go make it your own."


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 1:26 pm 
 

The DL adventure that had Elmore's 'Teka takes a Bath" (full nude) pen & ink drawing has to be one of the worst...


What, you don't have that one?
Well, I have a copy of the illo, at least.
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Post Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 2:06 pm 
 

ExTSR wrote:The DL adventure that had Elmore's 'Teka takes a Bath" (full nude) pen & ink drawing has to be one of the worst...


What, you don't have that one?
Well, I have a copy of the illo, at least.
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Post Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 2:25 pm 
 

The worst product ever would be......  3E.

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 2:32 pm 
 

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No, I am currently not working (at a real job anyway) so I check probably 10-15 times a day. Maybe it's because I'm fairly new here, or maybe it's because my inner geek has finally been let free, who knows.

Worst product ever? So far, my vote goes to anything Spelljammer related. Guess by the number of books and modules I see in original shrink many others felt the same way!  8O

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 2:34 pm 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:The worst product ever would be......  3E.



3E doesn't count!  (Neither does the Dungeons & Dragons movie  :D  )

Pick something else . . .


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:20 pm 
 

Oh, I forgot, 3E isn't a D&D product. Sorry.
I would say Dragonlance. Completely useless. Just read the books.

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:27 pm 
 

I didn't like the DL books either. The only reason I read the first three was due to the fact that I was stuck in bed in Belize for a week or so.

Worst Product: Player's Screen. Told a player to take a walk when he insisted that he roll his dice behind his screen. Also, many of those "Complete X" books. How many times did I hear, "But on page X it says that I have the ability to Y!"?

  

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:51 pm 
 

Zippanthropus wrote:I didn't like the DL books either. The only reason I read the first three was due to the fact that I was stuck in bed in Belize for a week or so.

Worst Product: Player's Screen. Told a player to take a walk when he insisted that he roll his dice behind his screen. Also, many of those "Complete X" books. How many times did I hear, "But on page X it says that I have the ability to Y!"?


The complete books really sucked.  As a DM I was unable to keep up with everything in them so the players which specialized in classes always had the upper hand.  I ended up banning all but the core books for 2nd ed!  A few players were really chocked and quit the game, no matter people were lining up to play in my campaign at the time.

Even worse than those books were the Players option Books; really they started the end of 2nd ed being playable for me!!

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:20 pm 
 

Yes, the "Complete (insert random)" books. That's what I was referring to earlier. Major suckage.


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 6:22 pm 
 

TigerKing wrote:Yes, the "Complete (insert random)" books. That's what I was referring to earlier. Major suckage.


I remember way back when I bought the Dark Sun box set at the local gaming store.  The clerk told me that the Complete Psionics Handbook was required for play.  So I bought it.  Ended up never playing Dark Sun anyway.  :x  Never opened the Complete Psionics Handbook again either.  To this date the only other one I've bought was the Complete Necromancer.

So yeah, I dont really like them either.  :twisted:

  


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 6:55 pm 
 

I think that The Complete Necromancer's Handbook is actually worth money.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 6:56 pm 
 

dcas wrote:I think that The Complete Necromancer's Handbook is actually worth money.


Your right that was a good one!!


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:23 pm 
 

I'm not sure it's the worst, but you know what is kind of borderline-awful? The orange B3.

I just scanned through my copy (that would be the free PDF, not the real thing; I'm still working on that :wink:), and there's just not a lot of there there. The best part is the artwork and, frankly, 75 percent of the artwork sucks.

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:31 pm 
 

Don't suit up too quick.....I might not TOTALLY agree with you but you do have a good point. OB3 is not that great! I think it is in the middle of the pack, personally, but what hurts is that when you pay the big bucks for an item you hope it will be merited in terms of quality as well as rarity...not always the case. ST1 is a REAL stinker as far as I am concerned. Don't expect me to shell out for that one. But if you guys have a spare that just happens to be taking up space and you are thinking about dropping it in the recycling, let me know- heh heh....


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