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    Apprentice Greytalker

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    Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:21 pm  
    dnd 1st and 2nd edition pdf's on sale again.

    http://www.dndclassics.com/

    From what I was led to believe they stopped offering pdfs due to 'piracy'. Now it's good to see them back available for purchase. I'd like Deities and Demi Gods. I remember my LE cleric of Arawn (Celtic God of Death) with much fondness.
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    Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:37 pm  

    Good to know and thanks for sharing Electryc...
    In the future post here...
    http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewforum&f=39
    Since this applies to published works ...
    More people will see it there when looking for stuff such as that Cool
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    Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:25 pm  
    Re: dnd 1st and 2nd edition pdf's on sale again.

    electryc wrote:
    I'd like Deities and Demi Gods. I remember my LE cleric of Arawn (Celtic God of Death) with much fondness.


    I liked using Thor, Thoth and the Melnibonean Pantheon. Happy

    Ahh! Those were the days! Cool
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    Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:37 am  

    I checked some of the full-sized previews, and they were all OCR'd. They also all had Bookmarks. I do believe that our old dog WotC actually listened for once and learned some new tricks. I'll have to take a closer look at what is available when I have more time. Cool
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    Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:33 am  

    Cebrion wrote:
    I checked some of the full-sized previews, and they were all OCR'd. They also all had Bookmarks. I do believe that our old dog WotC actually listened for once and learned some new tricks. I'll have to take a closer look at what is available when I have more time. Cool


    B1 is available for free (for righrt now).
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    Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:53 pm  

    Finally, WoTC has done something I will spend money on.

    Amen!

    (Looks like an interesting birthday coming up this August...) Happy
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    Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:47 am  

    So I downloaded B1, and it is exactly what you would want it to be- fully OCR'd and bookmarked. The image quality is decent enough as well. After opening it, I thought I would check the searchability of the document, and searched for something I thought would probably be somewhere in a beginning adventure- "spider". And of course it popped up. Everything looks good, which I take as good sign for these and future offerings.

    I have no criticisms to add at all. Good job WotC! Cool
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    Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:49 am  

    I also downloaded B1 and was quite impressed with the quality. The map images are crisp and unmarred, as is the cover art.

    I'll be curious to see if these improvements have been made to the boxed sets, should they get around to putting them up for sale. A major downfall of the pdf's on sale a few years back: poster maps were cut into individual 8 1/2" x 11" segments which were trimmed both unevenly and too small. This made it impossible to put the map together without crookedness, misalignement and massive gaps between the page edges (and corresponding lost game data) when printed out on paper.

    The basic idea was sound but the execution of it wasn't. For example, I purchased the Spelljammer boxed set online and two of the poster images in it suffered from this problem, namely the crystal sphere planetary plotting map and the Spelljammer overview poster.

    As far as Greyhawk goes, the products I most wanted to purchase never did make it up for sale before everything was pulled, sadly. If they manage to fix the poster maps and put the missing products back up for sale in future runs, I'll be unloading a small fortune on them to save wear and tear on my original paper copies!

    (Mmmm... World of Greyhawk and City of Greyhawk boxed sets....)

    Smile

    Even without that, they have stuff up there now I will be buying. My paper copy of T1-4 Temple of Elemental Evil looks like it barely survived being rolled up and run over repeatedly by a Sherman tank, as one just example. So, they have my thumbs up already at this point.
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    Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:58 am  
    Re: dnd 1st and 2nd edition pdf's on sale again.

    electryc wrote:


    From what I was led to believe they stopped offering pdfs due to 'piracy'.


    Like you couldn't get anything you wanted if you tried hard enough. Sad

    This is a great move and I'm absolutely delighted to be able to get hold of this stuff if I want it and it's good that it's been done properly with bookmarks and the whole shabang. But why, why, why have your head in the sand for so long and tempt decent folk to consider actions they find unpalatable in principle?

    Welcome to the real world wotc. Happy
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    Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:59 pm  

    I downloaded B1 and all of the 1E and 2E modules that were up there. Happy with all of them!
    GreySage

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    Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:23 pm  

    Does anyone know if they will be selling these modules at various gaming shops and stores, too? Or are they by order only???

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