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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

B2 - You Sunk My BorderKeep!

I just received my TSR Silver Anniversary Boxed Collector's set from Ebay - still sealed in the original wrap.  Of course, the first thing I did was rip the sucker open! heh.

B2 is the first reprint I've looked at so far.  (My original copy of B2 is packed away "somewhere").  Damn but they packed a lot into a 28 page module back then.

I like the nice touch of including a 2 sided D&D reference sheet with perforations for "easy removal".  It always good to have a cheat sheet, especially for new gamers.  Lets see, the sheet has:

-Magic-User spell lists thru Third Level spells,
-Cleric spell lists for First and Second Level spells
(These lists are name only - no data, but its a cheat sheet, so that's fine)
-Saving Throw Table
-Equipment and Weapon Listing with prices
-Wandering Monster Tables for dungeon levels 1 to 3
-Cleric Turning Table thru level 3
-Die Roll For Character to Score a Hit, By  Opponent's Armor Class (To Hit Table) for Normal Man and Characters of 1-3
-To Hit Tables for Monsters thru 11 HD+

That's a friggin' nice cheat sheet.  A decent DM could run an adventure with just that sheet for reference.  Very well done.

Okay - Time to read some more.  Can't wait for my White Box to arrive.  Amazing what a little cash overtime can do.  (Besides, I need to "Grandfather" some purchases before the young lady receives full veto power ;)

4 comments:

  1. I hear you. I am treading on thin ice with my recent terrain acquisitions. :)

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  2. In 1980 like many people, (because it came in the basic set), The Keep on the Borderlands (B2) was the first D&D module that I ever played. It was not my first rpg because I played a lot of Traveller in the late 70's....But B2 started my love for D&D. It is nice to see that there is re-printing avaliable for new players to enjoy and also avaliable for gamer veterans to recall the fun times they had playing that module years ago.

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  3. yep... course the reprint was from 1999 i think. cheap enough used on ebay ;)

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