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D&D Rules Cyclopedia Back in Print!

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:07 pm
by Havard
D&D Rules Cyclopedia.

Both softcover and hardcover options as Print on Demand.

-Havard

Re: D&D Rules Cyclopedia Back in Print!

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:32 pm
by multizar
Got an email about this earlier today. Thinking about a softback version to go with my original hardback!

Re: D&D Rules Cyclopedia Back in Print!

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:16 pm
by Tim Baker
Awesome! I've been waiting for this day. :)

Re: D&D Rules Cyclopedia Back in Print!

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:32 pm
by night_druid
Definitely one I've been waiting for. I've got the PDF as part of their bundle for like a buck or two. Now I can get a hardcover for something less than the cost of a small collection ;)

Re: D&D Rules Cyclopedia Back in Print!

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:19 pm
by paleologos
Very nice move on their part!

Re: D&D Rules Cyclopedia Back in Print!

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:28 pm
by Havard
I just ordered a hardback copy. I'm curious to what the softcover is like too though.

Hmmm.... ;)

-Havard

Re: D&D Rules Cyclopedia Back in Print!

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:16 pm
by agathokles
I'm waiting to see reports of the quality. If it is good, I'll be glad to replace my home-printed copy.
GP

Re: D&D Rules Cyclopedia Back in Print!

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:48 pm
by gallowglacht
I've ordered one. Happy to review and post pictures when it arrives if someone doesn't beat me to it.

Re: D&D Rules Cyclopedia Back in Print!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:03 pm
by Tim Baker
gallowglacht wrote:I've ordered one. Happy to review and post pictures when it arrives if someone doesn't beat me to it.

I'd appreciate that. Thanks in advance!

Re: D&D Rules Cyclopedia Back in Print!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:14 pm
by Mr Dark
I'm saving up for a hardback and waiting on quality reports. I am excited to see this back as I do see the RC as the ultimate expression of Original D&D (dawns flame suit).

Re: D&D Rules Cyclopedia Back in Print!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:02 pm
by shesheyan
I'm tempted by this. Waiting to see the reviews of the actual product.

Re: D&D Rules Cyclopedia Back in Print!

PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:46 pm
by gallowglacht
OK, so my copy arrived, quicker than I expected.

Cover looks great, paper seems like a good weight. Colour maps are fine. Well glued and strongly constructed.
There is maybe the tiniest hint of blur on the text, but perfectly legible. In fact, it probably doesn't even bear mentioning practically, but I can see a tiny bit, so thought I'd mention it.
Some of the colour on the charts looks a little faded, but again perfectly legible.

I'll post pictures later, when kids are settled and before my partner wraps it, as it's technically a birthday present from her for the end of the month.

I'm very happy with it on first impressions.

Re: D&D Rules Cyclopedia Back in Print!

PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:43 pm
by Havard
gallowglacht wrote:OK, so my copy arrived, quicker than I expected.

Cover looks great, paper seems like a good weight. Colour maps are fine. Well glued and strongly constructed.
There is maybe the tiniest hint of blur on the text, but perfectly legible. In fact, it probably doesn't even bear mentioning practically, but I can see a tiny bit, so thought I'd mention it.
Some of the colour on the charts looks a little faded, but again perfectly legible.

I'll post pictures later, when kids are settled and before my partner wraps it, as it's technically a birthday present from her for the end of the month.

I'm very happy with it on first impressions.


Nice! I am still waiting for my copy to arrive. Please posts tose pictures when you have a chance.

Thanks for the report! :)

-Havard

Re: D&D Rules Cyclopedia Back in Print!

PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:53 pm
by gallowglacht
OK, so the images were too big, so here are links to the pictures on imgur.
I might need to retake one or two to make them clearer.

https://i.imgur.com/q9Xd7Tk.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/lN4PX0Y.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/x9YIwBm.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ceCb6xa.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/HgdzWlK.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ZofCnYr.jpg

Re: D&D Rules Cyclopedia Back in Print!

PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:28 am
by maddog
gallowglacht wrote:OK, so the images were too big, so here are links to the pictures on imgur.
I might need to retake one or two to make them clearer.


Nice! It is looking like a good product. What's your opinion? Is it a 'go buy it' or a 'meh'?
--Ray.

Re: D&D Rules Cyclopedia Back in Print!

PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:32 am
by gallowglacht
Go buy now :)

Re: D&D Rules Cyclopedia Back in Print!

PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:26 pm
by Havard
gallowglacht wrote:OK, so the images were too big, so here are links to the pictures on imgur.
I might need to retake one or two to make them clearer.

https://i.imgur.com/q9Xd7Tk.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/lN4PX0Y.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/x9YIwBm.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ceCb6xa.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/HgdzWlK.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ZofCnYr.jpg


Thanks for sharing these gallowglacht!

Some of the photos have a yellow-ish hue, but I think this is just because of the photo quality or lights in your room? I am guessing that is the case since not all of the photos had that.

Some of my previous PoD orders from Drivethru had a pinkish hue so just checking. Well, I have already ordered by copy so I guess I am just curious :D

-Havard

Re: D&D Rules Cyclopedia Back in Print!

PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:09 pm
by gallowglacht
That would be the energy saving bulbs shining through the lightshade. The cover is yellowy but the internal pages were/are clear white.

The variation might be because it was a rush job before it was snatched and wrapped.
My Da was a great photographer but it turns out that skills aren't genetic but the result of study, practice and effort. Sadly.

Re: D&D Rules Cyclopedia Back in Print!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:42 am
by gallowglacht
Anyone else got theirs yet?
Anyone inspired to start up a campaign with it?

Re: D&D Rules Cyclopedia Back in Print!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:35 pm
by Havard
Mine arrived yesterday!

One interesting observation is that the reprint is alot thicker than the original. I'm guessing this is because of a higher paper quality in the reprint.

Some other details
  • The cover does have the same slight pinkish hue that alot of these reprints have. It is not something that bothers me too much, but it is noticable.
  • The "Rules Cyclopedia" label on the spine is of a different color than the original.
  • the green color used on tables etc inside the book looks a bit watered down compared to the original. Possibly a side effect of a different type of paper used. Interior maps also look a bit less glossy

It is important to stress that the above are not complaints. They are just little details I noticed. I am super happy to have another copy of the RC! :)

-Havard

Re: D&D Rules Cyclopedia Back in Print!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:56 pm
by RobJN
gallowglacht wrote:Anyone else got theirs yet?
Anyone inspired to start up a campaign with it?

... I don't need a reprint for that :P

Re: D&D Rules Cyclopedia Back in Print!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:25 pm
by gallowglacht
True, but it is spurring me on a bit.
I'm currently re-reading my BECM boxes and separating out what the rules actually are, from my hazy recollections and bit from 1e, 2e, 3/3.5e, 4e and a bunch of retro clones.

I'm a bid fan of tweaking things, adding house-rules, classes and whatnot. But first I like to be clear on what the standard rules are, and what effects my changes will bring, so I'm not spawning an unholy mess.

I had somehow completely forgotten about the 2ft Square, 20 pound magic books, for example.

I've been wanting to run a D&D campaign and having trouble deciding between 2e, 4e and BECMI. I think the RC might swing me towards Classic D&D. Maybe others are in the same boat?

Re: D&D Rules Cyclopedia Back in Print!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:16 pm
by RobJN
gallowglacht wrote:True, but it is spurring me on a bit.
I'm currently re-reading my BECM boxes and separating out what the rules actually are, from my hazy recollections and bit from 1e, 2e, 3/3.5e, 4e and a bunch of retro clones.

I'm a bid fan of tweaking things, adding house-rules, classes and whatnot. But first I like to be clear on what the standard rules are, and what effects my changes will bring, so I'm not spawning an unholy mess.

I had somehow completely forgotten about the 2ft Square, 20 pound magic books, for example.

I've been wanting to run a D&D campaign and having trouble deciding between 2e, 4e and BECMI. I think the RC might swing me towards Classic D&D. Maybe others are in the same boat?

I've actually been paring down "5b" (the free 5e "Basic" rules) even further in my spare time, trying to match up the newer edition even more closely with BECMI/RC D&D. (That spell list, for instance... still way too long!)

Re: D&D Rules Cyclopedia Back in Print!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:38 pm
by shesheyan
RobJN wrote:I've actually been paring down "5b" (the free 5e "Basic" rules) even further in my spare time, trying to match up the newer edition even more closely with BECMI/RC D&D. (That spell list, for instance... still way too long!)


That is something I have been thinking about also. I may do that instead of doing a BECMI/RC or Dungeon Crawl Classic mini-campaign. Do you have a word doc that you could share, maybe on Google Drive ? ;)

Re: D&D Rules Cyclopedia Back in Print!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:04 pm
by Mr Dark
I like what I see so far and will be ordering. My only curiosity is the difference between the soft and hard covers.