My Collection

I added one of those perma-pages to the top of this blog to keep track of my RPG collection. That list is still not quite complete, especially regarding things I only have in PDF. As I say there, I’m not a collector, I’m a player. I don’t care about rarity or value, other than to be irritated if something is hard to get (grumble Tegel Manor & Caverns of Thracia grumble grumble). I would love to have hardcopy of the 1974 rules also, but I can’t justify the current market price (despite what I paid for my copy of the Rules Cyclopedia, which, let me tell you, was probably more than I should have).

I’ve been acquiring things rapidly over the past few months, since I came back to the hobby and discovered the OSR. Prior to this summer the only tabletop RPG product I owned was the 4th Edition core rulebook set (seriously), which I bought in 2010 on a lark to see how the game had changed (not having played almost at all since 1999). Hopefully the purchases will slow down soon, or I will run out of allocated shelf space.

A few more items are on their way in the mail:

  • L2 The Assassin’s Knot (reading L1 Bone Hill right now)
  • G1-2-3 Against the Giants
  • D1-2 Descent into the Depths of the Earth
  • D3 Vault of the Drow
  • Q1 Queen of the Demonweb Pits
  • T1-4 The Temple of Elemental Evil
  • Lost City of Barakus
  • Tomb of Abysthor
  • Stormbringer (third edition)
  • Advanced Adventures Compendiums 1 & 2

As you can probably tell, I decided that I wanted to read the classic TSR modules that were mostly before my time. I should probably take a break to give myself some time to read all this stuff, huh? ūüôā

There are also a few upcoming releases that I am really looking forward to though:

  • Carcosa (LotFP edition)
  • Mines of Khunmar
  • Dwimmermount Codex

Unfortunately, I think that Carcosa is the only one coming out soon. The Swords & Wizardry version of Rappan Athuk under development is also interesting, though I’m not sure how I feel about a 1000 page megadungeon in a possibly faux leather cover. It seems almost… decadent, somehow. (I have similar feelings about the Tome of Horrors Complete.)

This¬†Open Friday: Adventure Use¬†post at Grognardia suggested many items to investigate (as have many of the posts in the¬†retrospective¬†category).¬†Here’s my current list of other things to look into when I have space on the queue:

  • I6 Ravenloft (I love haunted house modules)
  • B2 Keep on the Borderlands (seems to be THE classic)
  • B4 The Lost City
  • Pathfinder GameMastery Guide (based on this review)
  • Iridia 87 (for the Free City of Haldane)
  • DL1 Dragons of Despair (for Xak Tsaroth)
  • REF5 Lords of Darkness (lots of undead adventures)
  • Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (after reading SBVD)
  • Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay,¬†The Enemy Within Campaign
  • City of Brass by Necromancer Games
  • DA2 Temple of the Frog (Arneson TSR fantasy module with super-science!)
  • GURPS Dungeon Fantasy (curious because of this blog)
  • GURPS Goblins

6 thoughts on “My Collection

  1. Ian

    I really have to recommend 4B: the lost city. Excellent adventure, not perfect, but ripe for expansion into a full-fledged megadungeon.

  2. James

    In case you missed these freebies: – On the right, you’ll see a download link for CDD #4. DM1, DM2, GA1, also on the right.

  3. Brendan

    Hey James, thanks for the pointers. I’ve seen several of those before, but GA1 (on Psionics) is a new one. Right now, I’m not listing community-produced items in the collection, but I probably should, given the high quality of some of this stuff.


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