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A Blast from the Past: TGG Looks at 1st Edition AD&D Premium Reprints

Game Name: 1st Edition Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Premium Reprints

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

Author: Gary Gygax (among many others)

Year: 2012 – reprinting the 1983 print editions

Players: 2 or more

Ages: 12+

Category: Sword and Sorcery Role Playing

Pages: 112 pages for the Player’s Handbook; 240 pages for the Dungeon Master’s Guide; 128 pages for the Monster Manual

Retail Price: $34.95 for the hardbound Player’s Handbook; $44.95 for the hardbound Dungeon Master’s Guide; $34.95 for the hardbound Monster Manual



A real blast from the past as WotC has put together some of the most popular and well remembered modules for Dungeons & Dragons past. A must have for fans of D&D.

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  1. Thanks for the overview. I think I paid $12 for my original 1979 Player’s Handbook, which was about a month’s allowance. I think I still have it, dogeared and worn somewhere. My friends and I each bought one of the core books. I remember that our characters often died early and often, especially the wizard characters, d4 for hit points? A stiff breeze would usually do them in.

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