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I need gaming books (3.5) esp., but novels are okay, too. We can work something out, I'm sure. Please PM me!
I've actually never read a D&D novel...but I would like to.
Any other D&D fans/players? I was just starting to get into it about two years ago, just enough to get excited about playing, when the people I played with and I had a falling out. It's been so long, I feel like I've forgotten everything but I do remember how much fun it was!
I started playing D&D in 1983, and have been playing for most of the years since (B/X, AD&D1e, White Box OD&D, C&C) Don't care for 3rd edition, no interest in 4th, but to each their own. I read a few of the classic Forgotten Realms & Dragonlance trilogies back in the early '90s and found them to be pretty forgettable. My advice to you is this: don't waste your time or money on the D&D novel lines, go read the stories that inspired the game in the first place! http://www.isegoria.net/2007/01/appendix-n-inspirational-and.htm
If you're looking for 3.5 books, you may want to check out the d20 SRD online, which contains more game rules than you'll ever need:
I would also heartily recommend older editions of the game, which (contrary to WoTC's opinion) still work perfectly well and are vastly cheaper than the newer ones. Find out more here: http://www.dragonsfoot.org
Welcome to the game, I hope you're able to find more folks to play with soon! :)
I have been playing D&D for quite a while (early to mid-'80's). It has certainly changed over the years! I do have quite a few 3.5 books. If you want to PM me with what you want specifically I can see if I can help you out. I know I have all of the 3.5 Ebberon setting books (about 14 or 15 hardcovers and 4 modules) as well as various other stuff.
It is a very fun game and we are able to play as a family. My wife and kids all play as well so it is a great family activity.
I played D&D 2 very very briefly (one session). Came in at 3.0, the saga went through the 3.5 swap. Recently ran a test run of 4th.
I have to say, my favorite was 4th of the 3 I've played. While I'm not fond of having to use a map, I'm willing to cede that for the fact I figured out the combat rules within a few sessions--I spent 3 years playing 3/3.5 and still had to throw my hands in the air and let the more rules-lawyering of players argue out what the rolls needed to be.
Which is funny, since the only D&D I don't have a stack of books for (D&D, AD&D, AD&D 2nd, 3, 3.5 all accounted for) is 4th. My SO owns one. Until someone runs a campaign, I'm not paying bookstore prices! I think Spirit of the Century is the next system to be mucked with around here--I think my favorite is Adventure which is a completely different type of system than any D&D.
I have noticed 3/3.5 books are starting to get posted--so have hope. I'm filling in some that friends brought (which have been on my WL for quite a while). Drop them on your WL and you may get lucky soon!