Tuesday, February 19, 2013

WotC to "Reprint" D&D White Box

As I initially read on GeekDad on Wired, Wizards will be reprinting the iconic D&D White Box as a premium item.

According to the Wizards website, the books will be reprinted with new art that still keeps the spirit of the original.

Ive got some questions and comments that go beyond the two sites.

First off, it's not the original white box. It's more! Not only will it contain the three booklets, but it will also include:

Supplement I: Greyhawk
Supplement II: Blackmoor
Supplement III: Eldritch Wizardry
Supplement IV: Gods, Demi-Gods & Heroes

No initial details on the box itself, but by the picture, we're either looking at wood or really nice pressboard.

My only silly but important point is... Dice? Didn't the initial sets come with cut-out chits back in '74?

With the prices of the original white boxes, the $149.95 price tag for all the books and the supplements, in such nice packaging, is almost a steal. Many many moons ago, I had an idea of starting with the original Chainmail, move to the white box, and see if my group could survive on the TSR release schedule of support products and issues of The Strategic Review/Dragon. It was never more than a pipe dream, but by golly, those characters would rock once Eldritch Wizardry came out!

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