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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Holy Sh!t!!! WotC Brings Back TSR Era Modules as Print on Demand!



Huge thanks to Jeff C for bringing this to my attention this morning.

This is amazing news.

WotC is bringing back TSR Era Modules as Print on Demand. I holy fuck kid you not!

edit - direct link to the list of TSR POD

I'm stunned. I'm ecstatic. The aftermarket on the originals is going to tank but that's okay. I collect for collecting sake.

The prices are reasonable too. Dragonlance Adventures for 18 bucks. Hollow World Campaign Setting for 20. Wow.

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28 comments:

  1. Are the module covers detached and printed on the inside? This could be huge for Mischief, Inc. as well if that is a possibility!

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  2. OBS lacks that function since LSI lacks that function.

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    1. I know they did lack that, but what I'm trying to acertain is if the 800 lb gorilla brought about a change that has previously been unattainable by the rest of us specks.

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  3. I am so moved.
    I can buy the things I don't have and the Against the Giants that my players chew (don't ask...)

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  4. http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/2013/03/agape.gif

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  5. Oh, my players are going to hate me now. And I wouldn't have it any other way.

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  6. Be warned. I noticed in the comments section of X2 Castle Amber the map was messed up. When the map was scanned they did it in two parts then merged the two files leaving out a couple of columns that fell in the middle. Last comment is was July of this year and it looks like it's still hasn't been fixed.

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  7. Stephen -- Noooo!!!
    That was the first thing I wanted.
    Still, glad things are on the move!

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  8. Combine these with the Classic Modules Today conversion guides (see http://classicmodulestoday.com/modules-conversion-list/ and http://www.dmsguild.com/browse.php?keywords=Classic+Modules+Today) and you've got some really amazing old school adventure support for D&D 5e!

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    1. Hi Stan - thanks for the links. I was looking through the previews of the conversion guides and saw that there is a section about converting the module to the Forgotten Realms. Do the guides go deeply into setting-specific conversions or are the suggestions more setting-agnostic? I also noticed on the CMT website it mentioned running them in Faerun, so I'm curious?

      I don't set or play games in FR and want to make sure that I would easily be able to ignore setting-specific material in the conversion guide. I have Forgotten Realms Rage Disorder. :)

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  9. Yeah, there are a lot of complaints about the scan quality for Secret of Bone Hill as well, but the sample pdf looks pretty good to my eye. I wonder if they are addressing these issues as they prepare these products for POD? I'll need some reassurance before I take the plunge and place any orders.

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  10. THIS IS INCREDIBLE.

    Now, if they'll POD the rest of the back catalog as well. I can get freshly printed Red Box books for all the new recruits into the hobby...

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  11. This is interesting: I purchased the PDF version of X2 when it came out in 2013. Today, I saw that it was available in print, so I went to the page for it, and found that there are now PDF "POD" files of the interior and cover. Do any of you know if these were added recently, or did I miss them?

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  12. Surprised this took so long. Most of not all of this was released as free pdfs years ago. Then the web site got taken down but the files could still be downloaded if you knew the address of the pdfs. Then even that disappeared. Presumably you could probably still find them with the way back machine.

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  13. Reprints won't have a detachable cardstock cover....should be easy to tell them apart from the POD copies. This will bring the early TSR era eo an entirely new audience!

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  14. WG5 at the FLGS on Thursday, and now THIS news!? It's turning into the best week ever.

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  15. A shame that mailing to Brazil is too expensive =(

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  16. I would I imagine that they will fix the scan issues. A lot of the stated issues get fixed without notice. I picked up one, not to long ago, that said it was missing the BattleSystem counters. But, by the time I downloaded it, they had been included.

    As for the collectors market, I have never been gouged for price on an old module. There are a LOT surculating out there.

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  17. They've been working on this for awhile. They were asking people to cut up their stuff and scan it for them. And this is why. Well played WOTC well played

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  18. http://goodereader.com/blog/digital-publishing/wizards-of-the-coast-paying-fans-to-scan-old-dnd-books

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  19. Fortunately I have a large-format stapler so I can do my own detached covers! :)

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  20. A small list to start out, but this is a test run, I'm sure. Shady Dragon Inn and Catle Amber here we come!

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  21. Neat, shame they only work with RPG drive thru as I'd prefer to buy from somewhere that doesn't charge me in American dollars. When it comes to print on demand I really don't get why companies don't ensure folks can order from a site in their own country...

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  22. Nice to see, but I'd have preferred the BX rulebooks to start.

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