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Post Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 5:04 am 
 

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I'm looking through my copy of Dave Arneson's "First Fantasy Campaign," and I noticed something interesting. The copyright statement on page 2 says (C) 1980, but Bob Bledsaw's Forward (sic.) on the following page is dated August 9, 1977.



I acquired First Fantasy Campaign at Gen Con in the mid-90s, and no one seemed to think it was anything close to a collector's item. My assumption at the time was that the merchant was selling off bunches of these because he had a trove of them.



I wonder if it's possible that First Fantasy Campaign had multiple printings. Does anyone know for sure?



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Post Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 5:29 am 
 

Erik Mona wrote:Folks,



I'm looking through my copy of Dave Arneson's "First Fantasy Campaign," and I noticed something interesting. The copyright statement on page 2 says (C) 1980, but Bob Bledsaw's Forward (sic.) on the following page is dated August 9, 1977.



I acquired First Fantasy Campaign at Gen Con in the mid-90s, and no one seemed to think it was anything close to a collector's item. My assumption at the time was that the merchant was selling off bunches of these because he had a trove of them.



I wonder if it's possible that First Fantasy Campaign had multiple printings. Does anyone know for sure?



Thanks,



Erik Mona




1st Printing: (1977) Cover print is a very dark red, has no index number and a large $7.98. Along with the words "first fantasy campaign playing aid by Dave Arneson, Judges Guild"



2nd Printing: (1979) 96 Pages with pages only numbered 1 to 92. Now has the price at the bottom of the cover. Title page states '2nd printing'.



3rd Printing: (1980) 64 pages. Price at the bottom of the cover is hard to read.



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Post Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 6:50 am 
 

Plaag wrote:


1st Printing: (1977) Cover print is a very dark red, has no index number and a large $7.98. Along with the words "first fantasy campaign playing aid by Dave Arneson, Judges Guild"



2nd Printing: (1979) 96 Pages with pages only numbered 1 to 92. Now has the price at the bottom of the cover. Title page states '2nd printing'.



3rd Printing: (1980) 64 pages. Price at the bottom of the cover is hard to read.



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damn you just beat me to it - thats it there erik!



shane - i will scan the 1st print tonight and mail you ok?



  


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Post Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 9:14 pm 
 

Interesting. I appear to have a third printing.

Does the difference in pages between the printings reflect a substantial difference in content? Or is it more of a font size/layout issue?

Thanks for the help, guys. I really appreciate it.

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 2:33 am 
 

Erik Mona wrote:Interesting. I appear to have a third printing.

Does the difference in pages between the printings reflect a substantial difference in content? Or is it more of a font size/layout issue?

Thanks for the help, guys. I really appreciate it.

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Erik, its more of a font/layout issue - the details themselves are pretty much the same. i did a comparison some time back but am too tired to find the thread on here :D

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:04 am 
 

There are 2 printings of the first edition and 1 of the second that I know of. I have 3 different ones.


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