Yesterday, John Adams of Brave Halfling announced that additional copies of the upcoming boxed set of Swords & Wizardry: White Box would be available for sale. He'd no sooner made that announcement than all 50 additional copies were sold. If that's not a testament to the demand for simple, boxed, tabletop RPGs, I don't know what is. I certainly hope that other publishers will consider producing similar products in the future. I think the lack of complete, boxed roleplaying games is a contributing factor to the hobby's decades-long decline. It's not the only factor, nor even the most significant one, but not being able to walk into a toy or games store and buy a non-crippleware version of Dungeons & Dragons in a format that, to the uninitiated, looks like a game rather than a book certainly can't help the cause.
For those hoping to snag a copy of the boxed edition of S&W: White Box before it's reprinted next Fall, there's one last chance. On January 20, a final lot of 25 copies will go on sale. Once they're gone, that's it for many months. Again, I think it's unfortunate that this product will not get into distribution, but I fully understand why Brave Halfling isn't in a position to sell and unlimited print run of this product. Here's hoping that will change in the future. BHP is a company I'd dearly love to see succeed and acquire the ability to produce its excellent products in larger quantities.