Monday, February 3, 2014

And Then there Were Two - Two Copies of the OD&D Wooden Box Reprint Arrived Today

I had ordered the OD&D wooden box reprint from Amazon last year, and it looked like it was never going to ship. When I found a Barnes & Noble gift card I had forgotten about, I figured I'd place and order there too. Whichever arrived first I would cancel the other.

Of course, both arrived tonight. Go figure.

I'll be announcing an "OSR Competition" later on this week with donated cash awards. Yes, cash awards. The 1st place finisher, in addition to any cash award will also get my 2nd copy of the OD&D wooden box reprint. I figure it was meant to be as such. Why tempt fate?

Want to get a head start? Download the Swords & Wizardry Complete rules from the link to the left right if you don't already have it and think about a unique magic item you would design for the system. More details to follow, but that's the head start. There will be multiple rounds to the competition and multiple awards.

Start your brainstorming now...


  1. Cool. Have you had a chance to look through it? If so, what do you think?

    Brainstorming has commenced!

    1. typeface is much easier to read than the originals, but that's just from a quick glance

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    1. left is right "downunder" or somewhere ;)

      let me fix that

  3. Been enjoying the rules for a while now (and have even read them) but now must think hard about some fine magic!

  4. Not to detract from the contest, but I think your cat has most definitely caught D&D FEVER!!

  5. The cesspool of my brain is bubbling away with a fun idea.

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    1. if the winner of the competition is outside the states, I'll deduct the shipping from the cash award

  7. The box comes with free cat face oil rubbed into it! ;-)

  8. I got it a few days ago :)

    on my blog a few photo of it


  9. Same thing happened to me via Amazon. It was shortly after my honeymoon and just after school started when they finally cancelled the order. I was a little mad about it, but I have a buddy who can get me a copy at close to the price that Amazon was going to charge me in the first place.

    I haven't purchased it yet though, so I may try my luck at the competition.

  10. Haha, somehow I read your post and I swear you said, "think about a unique magic system you would design for the system". I have created a cool magic system, but not a magic item. I'll rethink. (And save the system for my blog.)


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