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A Blast from the Past...
on August 2, 2012
This was my first experience with D&D, and over thirty years later, I have to say even if I can never convince a group to roll up a few Gnome Illusionists or Half-Orc Assassins, just turning these pages brings me joy. The book is high quality, with gold, guilded edges, a ribbon bookmark and high quality gloss interior pages. It seems pricey with a retail of almost $35.00 for the Player's Handbook and Monster Manual and $45 for the Dungeon Master's Guide, but the investment was well worth it - even if just for the nostalgia factor.
This book is word for word, page for page, a reprint of the 1st Edition AD&D Monster Manual. So, if you're looking for new material for a classic game, I would advise you to look elsewhere, but if you remember the days of joyously calculating your Armor Class, making your Find & Remove Traps rolls, or making clutching your crayon colored twenty-sided die with trembling hand as you make that all-important Save vs. Death, these are the books for you.