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Awesome D&D Book!

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Awesome D&D Book!

Post#1 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:54 am

I have this at the top of my Xmas wish list!

https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Dragons-Art-Arcana-History/dp/0399580948

I saw this at a book store and OMG! So much good vintage material (with some of the new crap mixed in, unfortunately, but that makes a good contrast between the old quality and the newer lack thereof), hundred of pages and thousands of pics and good info. Fold-out pages of the original Ruins of Undermountain maps are included, and that sold me! :wink:

Yes indeed, this is going to be a fun read!

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Post#2 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:44 am

It's a great book. If it goes back on sale again consider the Barnes & Nobles Exclusive edition. It has everything the regular version has as well as six gate-fold pages of more maps and artwork. I picked mine up from B&N for $34 with free shipping so keep your eye on it. Either version though, it's a fantastic book.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dungeo ... 99582783#/

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Post#3 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:31 pm

Yeah, that B&N special edition is the one I want. Has the Undermountain maps. Which other fold out maps does it have, do you know? I didn't page through all of it.

Ok, now this has me confused. This version seems to have extra booklets and what not but I have no idea if it has the Undermountain maps and other fold out maps:

https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Dragons-Arcana-Special-Ephemera/dp/0399582754/ref=pd_sim_14_3?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0399582754&pd_rd_r=3057eed1-f8dd-11e8-9f5d-7d3a3dd11bb9&pd_rd_w=ZJrLl&pd_rd_wg=6VwTk&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=18bb0b78-4200-49b9-ac91-f141d61a1780&pf_rd_r=CT95SKNDF822MGE1JRBX&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=CT95SKNDF822MGE1JRBX

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Re: Awesome D&D Book!

Post#4 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:39 pm

I took some pics when I got mine. This is the 6 gatefold pages.

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Yes, the special edition version does have extra booklets but not the gatefold pages. That special edition is really nice. When it released it was $125. For the current price it's well worth it. I have been thinking about grabbing it also just to have but I just spent $1400 on my dog in vet bills this week, new D&D stuff is hard to justify at the moment.

There is also a single page map of Undermountain level 1 in the book right next to 2-4.

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Post#5 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:47 pm

That is so awesome! Meph, is that one the red cover with the Larry Elmore art or the black and gold cover I linked to in my last post?

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Post#6 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:00 pm

Yes, the pictures I posted are from the red Barnes and Noble exclusive edition.

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Post#7 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:12 pm

Thanks! I am absolutely getting this! :thumbs:

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