Unearthed ArcanaWith 4th Edition on hold and Next still deep in development, Wizards of the Coast continues to stoke the fire of Dungeons & Dragons by reprinting earlier editions. Already out are the core books for AD&D and 3rd Edition.

Today WOTC released a premium reprint of AD&D’s Unearthed Arcana. The cover is new and follows the style of previous 1st Edition reprints. Inside, errata have been incorporated but otherwise the contents are the same. A quick perusal of my first printing copy from 1985 reminds me that my favorite parts were the thief-acrobat and “Appendix T: The Nomenclature of Pole Arms.”

Coming next month is Dungeons of Dread, a compilation of the AD&D S-series adventure modules—S1: Tomb of Horrors, S2: White Plume Mountain, S3: Expedition to the Barrier Peaks (my favorite!), and S4: The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth. Then in June we’ll see Against the Slave Lords, the A-series modules—A1: Slave Pits of the Undercity, A2: Secrets of the Slavers Stockade, A3: Assault on the Aerie of the Slave Lords, and A4: In the Dungeons of the Slave Lords—plus, A0: Danger at Darkshelf Quarry, a new lead-in adventure for 1st-3rd level characters.

Looking out to November, Wizards just announced a premium reprint of Original Dungeons & Dragons! Yes, that’s the white-cover booklets. For $150, this wood-boxed set will include polyhedral dice and:

  • 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
  • Reference sheets

Premium Reprint of Original Dungeons & Dragons