Saturday, July 28, 2012

Mini Surprise

I have quite a few things to share over the next few days, but, in the meantime, enjoy these photos of a surprise gift I received when I swapped some RPG books with someone.
I remember when these miniature reprints were released back in 1999, but I never acquired any at the time. I wasn't really playing D&D anyway, let alone first edition AD&D, so I didn't see any point in purchasing these things. Now that I own a couple, I regret my shortsightedness, especially since, as I recall, there were also miniature reproductions of the Moldvay/Cook boxed sets. Those would be awesome to own, don't you think?


16 comments:

  1. That is pretty cool. Never knew they released mini versions.

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  2. I seem to remember they also did a miniature version of the Word of Greyhawk boxed set, complete with the map...Secretly lusting after that? You betcha!

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  3. christian walkerJuly 28, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    That page you have displayed reminds me that I was so bummed that WotC never produced any pre-painted plastic minis to represent Modrons. Oh, how I wanted to stage the Great Modron March.


    In before, "You know, you could just use dice."

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  4. I have three. Versions of the dungeoneers, wilderness and the greyhawk adventures hard cover books. I wish I'd bought more, but there weren't any others there - not surprising discounted at practically nothing.

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  5. I remember seeing these at the time, but I was also in the "not playing D&D" at the time mentality and passed on them. I do regret that if only because they would have been a nifty little collection to have.

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  6. Peter FitzpatrickJuly 28, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    I always lusted after those little books, but they never made it as far as New Zealand — or at least, not to anywhere I was. I've always had a predilection towards miniaturized versions of things, for some reason :)

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  7. Having followed your illustrious blog for more than a couple years now, I'm happy to note some similarities. In this case, I love the little booklette style. Now, I just need to have Tim Shorts explain how to make 'em and I'm all good.

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  8. Well, at least some of them could be represented with dice XD

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  9. Cool and handy! I wonder why there aren't more of these for other systems as well?

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  10. When WotC reprinted the AD&D books for the latest collectors edition, they described this huge pain staking process of scanning and retyping and reformatting each book. I wonder if Twenty First Century Games had to go through the same ordeal in 1999 or were they able to accomplish their reprints through a simpler and cheaper process.

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  11. I gave the small Moldvey/Cook box sets to may brother, I should ask if he still has them.

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  12. I have all of them and they are really awesome.

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  13. Is there an ISBN Number? Is it different from the one for the "large" version?

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  14. Wow! Thanks for passing that on. I never knew they existed. eBay here I come!

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  15. Well, shortsightedness is better than longsightedness in this case.

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