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Download Premium 1st Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Unearthed Arcana (D&D Accessory) eBook
ISBN:
0786964448
Author:
Wizards RPG Team
Category:
Gaming
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wizards of the Coast; 1st Edition edition (February 19, 2013)
Pages:
128 pages
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  • Visonima
Wizards of the Coast has done a nice job with this reprint. They did choose to reprint the 1995 edition of 2nd Edition, or the 'black book' version. I would have preferred if they had used the 1989 printing.
I found the artwork and cover more appealing on the 89 edition. Outside of that complaint I found it to be a very high quality reprint and well worth the asking price on Amazon.

The cover has a "fake leather book" feel to it with some embossing. The original cover artwork is cropped and placed in the center. The cover used gold lettering on a green background. It is much "classier" looking than the original and similar to the style of the 1st Edition reprints from last year.

The binding is very well done and not just a cheap glue job as seen on some RPG manuals. I don't know if it will hold together like the original 1st edition DMG but it looks like it will hold up for years of gaming. The flyleaves are a golden brown and are a vast improvement over the 1995 printings that had the advertisements for TSR products on the inside covers.

The paper is a thicker stock (or at least feels that way) when compared to the 1995 version. The printing is crisp and the artwork is not blurred or distorted like some of it from the 1st edition reprints.

I checked the errata for the older printings against the reprint and found that the major issues like the spells left out had been corrected but other things had not. Most of them were minor. I did find that a table showing animal carrying capacity, which was wrong before, had been corrected incorrectly. But really that is not to big of a deal (just changing a fraction) and easy to note down if the book is going to be used during sessions.

This would be a great replacement for any worn out 15 year old+ copy you have now. It looks classy and sturdy enough to last many years. WOTC has done a great job on this product. I'm glad to see 2nd Edition back in print.
  • Lianeni
For the uninitiated, this is a reprint of the 1995 version of the AD&D 2nd Edition Player's Handbook. Many players prefer the original 1989 printing (and it does cause confusion at the table when both versions are in use). In my opinion, though, the full-color layout is much more readable in the newer version than the original's two-color printing. I have heard complaints that some purchasers did not know this was the version that was being remade, but the page count (320, up from 256) has been here on Amazon and WOTC's site since February, and the previews of the book clearly were the never version.

With that out of the way, the physical book itself is excellent, with heavier paper stock than the original, plain goldenrod endpages (as opposed to the ad-printed ones from the 1995 version), and easier to read text -- it was re-typeset with current-day layout software, and there are nowhere near as many hyphenated words and sentences breaking across columns or pages as there was in the original. The cover is embossed, with the castle pattern along the edges and the design on the back having nice texture. The title page has the original 2nd-Edition logo on it, along with a small WOTC logo instead of TSR's (much smaller than the original TSR logo). The are has been cleaned up as well, with all of the paintings being re-scanned from the originals, and with more vibrant colors (making it easier to see details -- the image of the giant fish attacking adventurers underwater on page 17 pops much more than before). There were two images in the original that are _not_ in the reprint, however: Page 78 was replaced with a full-page version of the cover illustration, while page 246 has a full-page version of the Dungeon Master's Guide cover. I can only assume that they either did not have access to the original paintings for these two pieces, or no longer had the rights from the artist to use them. There were no names removed from the illustration credits, though, so I think the first option more likely.

Overall, I am pleased with this book. There is some minor creasing to the pages near the binding in the middle parts of the book, but not enough to irritate me greatly (I did buy these to admire and to read, not as a collector). I definitely think it is worth the approx. $31 I paid for it on Amazon -- that's what I paid for my 1995 book, though the 49.99 MSRP is a little steep for it.

And for those who prefer another version of the world's best roleplaying game, go have fun with it. I'll be having fun playing mine, with my new Player's Handbook.
  • Benn
First things first, the quality of this book is great. It looks fantastic inside and out and the binding is nice and tight; light years better than the original UA printing which has developed a well earned reputation as shoddily put together. My old copy fell apart after about 9 months of use back in 1987 when I picked it up.

As for the content ... well, even as a teenager we sort of knew this was a munchkin's book. The Barbarian and Cavalier classes are incredibly overpowered compared to the class options in the 1st ed. AD&D player's handbook, the rules for playing a drow first appeared here and that always inevitably led my friend to playing Drizzt knock-off, much to the chagrin of our DM. If you are still playing a 1st ed. AD&D game, hopefully your referee has enough sense to pick and choose the bits in this book that he allows in his game.

So am I happy I picked this up? Sure, there's plenty of flavor in here that can be sprinkled into any game (modern, retro, or otherwise) and even if it's just a collectible that sits on your shelf it's far superior to the original as a physical product.