Tuesday, July 7, 2015

AD&D 1E Player's Handbook Goes PDF - Holy Sh!t - About Time

I noticed this over at +Rob Conley 's Bat in the Attic Blog earlier today - the AD&D 1e Player's Handbook is now available in PDF from RPGNow.

I will be the first to admit that I have a truly bad scanned copy of the 1e PH buried away on a hard drive somewhere, but the following info from Rob makes the $9.99 pricetag worth it:
While Wizards doesn't allow page extraction it does allow you to copy text and graphics out of the book
I'm sold. I'll give my feedback over the weekend after I get a chance to look at it closer. Maybe I can make Paladin in Hell a proper desktop image ;)

Oh, and I wish it was the original cover art myself...


  1. The cover art is my only complaint. I'm just happy that the 1E PH is back and available for the public.

    1. With a PDF, I would not mind if all of the major covers were the first few pages (I'm an orange spine guy, myself).

  2. Although it would be remiss of me not to mention that my book "A Curious Volume of Forgotten Lore" is a great companion book, adding new classes, spells, and more. Ahem.


  3. There were already high-quality free pirate PDFs all over the Internet.

    1. Sure. But I also don't walk into people's homes and make copies of their books. I am happy to pay for a legal copy and let WotC know that I support seeing more old school games on Dndclassics.com.

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  4. I like the original cover better of course, but this is way cleaner than the one they used to sell.


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