WANT: Premium Original D&D RPG Boxed Game Gets Re-Released

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I really need to get my hands on one of these like right now.

A premium, deluxe edition of the Original D&D® “White Box”!

It’s the original Dungeons & Dragons game, packed with more content than ever before.

The original Dungeons & Dragons boxed set was published by TSR, Inc. in 1974 and was the very first roleplaying game, introducing concepts that have persisted throughout later editions. It included three small rules booklets in a white box.

This deluxe, premium reprint of the original “White Box” features new packaging and includes the following seven booklets:

Volume 1: Men & Magic
Volume 2: Monsters & Treasure
Volume 3: Underworld & Wilderness Adventures
Supplement I: Greyhawk
Supplement II: Blackmoor
Supplement III: Eldritch Wizardry
Supplement IV: Gods, Demi-Gods & Heroes

Each booklet features new cover art but is otherwise a faithful reproduction of the original, including original interior art.

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Premium Original Dungeons & Dragons Fantasy Roleplaying Game (D&D Boxed Game)$149.99 $101.24 (33% Off)





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11 Responses to WANT: Premium Original D&D RPG Boxed Game Gets Re-Released

    • I loved the old D&D system – the newer system is far inferior to the old. But something that tops them both is Savage Worlds – Weird West and others. They have taken the the time consuming adding this and that out of the game and made it what an RPG should be – interactive with a minimum of mathematics needed for play. You should try it. :)

  1. Keep your $104 and play one of the Retro Clones instead: Swords & Wizardry is probably the closest to the White Box. Later editions are covered in clones like Labyrinth Lord, Dark Dungeons, OSRIC etc.
    All iterations of old school D&D rules, all free to download and play.

  2. I own the original of all these. Love ’em, but they’ve been surpassed. AD&D first edition was a huge advance on these!

  3. So it’s the ‘White Box” set…without the white box. Also they changed the art work. Also they’re reprints. Also, the original boxed set didn’t come with anything other than three standard six sided dice.

    Oh, and I still have my original White Box set in the original box…and all the expansions listed above.

  4. I’ll keep my Pathfinder subscriptions (go Paizo!!!) and keep experiencing an RPG that has grabbed that “old school” flavor with all of the 3.5 edition style!
    4e by Hasbro/WotC is an abomination to Gygax’s legacy.

  5. Having played original DnD all the way to 4.0, I realize that Pathfinder has captured the essential taste of DnD with all of the customization needed for countless players and DMs alike. I find that I love the Pathfinder system the most. No matter what rule system you use, ultimately, the game is only as good as the DM & players involved. Beware of power-gamers, cheats and other gamebusters.

  6. No thanks – I’d avoid 3.5 & Pathfinder like the plague (or for that matter – avoid D&D altogether – Its had its day): Its the most game-lawyer-able, rules-rape-able retro-dinosaur system with a fresh veneer out there; with certain character classes and concepts completely left out or lost in the “how much do you contribute” and/or “how much fun is it to play” race left back behind the rest of the pack in the dust… Its like everything 3.0 promised they would fix is instead put back as it was, everything promised to be left out this time put back in, but now with new, even more broken mechanics, and all the additional complexity and abuse of these new things called “feats” that some characters who don’t actually need to be powerful get more of than everybody else put together, and when others DO get them, the aren’t that effective, don’t stack like the other guy’s do, and they come at such a cost as to not actually be worth it.

    If you don’t believe me – look up the 3rd edition unkillable or game breaking characters built 100% legit by the rules – a series of characters built using the new rules to show just how idiotic they are.

    example:

    http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/Pun-Pun_%283.5e_Optimized_Character_Build%29

  7. OK, first off, role playing games have been around in one form or another for hundreds
    of years. D&D is just the most well known and quite possibly it was the first that was
    fully codified. In any case, I see no need for this set. It feels kind of pretentious for one thing.
    It seems more for show than for actual play.

    You are likely better off just buying someone’s real set if you want a “collectible” or getting
    a later version like AD&D if you want to play.

    Frankly, we had the most fun playing when we did not quite understand the rules.
    We thought shield was like a pane of glass. And we quickly came up with our own version
    using spell points, new classes, etc.