According to a sell-sheet found on the company’s website, Wizards of the Coast is reprinting the old Advanced Dungeons & Dragons rulebooks [PDF]. The first edition Player’s Handbook, Dungeon Master’s Guide, and Monster Manual will be available in limited-run, “premium reprints” exclusively through hobby channel stores starting April 17th.

The interiors of the books will be the original content but the covers will feature new art. And in recognition of one of the game’s original creators, some of the proceeds from this release will go to support the Gygax Memorial Fund, which is building a statue of Gary in his hometown of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.