Wizards of the Coast will reprint limited premium versions of the original Advanced Dungeons & Dragons rulebooks by Gary Gygax to help support the Gygax Memorial Fund. The new editions will be released in limited quantities exclusively for the hobby channel on April 17, 2012. Theyíll include the original art and content with new cover designs commemorating the re-release.
The three core books being released are:
1st Edition Premium Dungeon Masterís Guide, a 240-page hardcover at $44.95
1st Edition Premium Playerís Handbook, a 112-page hardcover at $34.95
1st Edition Premium Monster Manual, a 128-page hardcover at $34.95
This could be a good move, yet part of me wonders if they are doing this as a means to shut down OSR games such as OSRIC and Labyrinth Lord.