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Subject: Dungeons & Dragons
Date Posted: 12/19/2008 2:06 PM ET
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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!

Date Posted: 12/20/2008 11:45 PM ET
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Rachel - I posted a question for you on a couple of other forums.  We'll see what if any response there is!

Ruth

Date Posted: 12/21/2008 1:08 PM ET
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Well, that was nice of you. Much appreciated!

Date Posted: 1/5/2009 7:47 PM ET
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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:

http://www.d20srd.org/

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! :)

jv

 

Date Posted: 1/10/2009 8:28 PM ET
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That seems like sound advice. I've only every played 3.5 but I'll check those links out. Thanks!

Date Posted: 1/11/2009 6:53 AM ET
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I love D&D! My husband got me into it. We play with a group every week. I've never played anything but 3.5.

Thanks for that reading list link, Jason!

 

Date Posted: 1/21/2009 8:02 AM ET
Member Since: 1/10/2009
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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.

Date Posted: 2/21/2009 8:12 PM ET
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Been playing for quite a while (since early 1980's). If you like the feel of the game, I would recommend Dragonlance or RA Salvatore for novels.

Subject: D&D
Date Posted: 2/27/2009 10:26 AM ET
Member Since: 2/25/2009
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Well if your ever in WI drop on in.  Always have a place at the gaming table.

Date Posted: 3/4/2009 4:51 PM ET
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Thank you. I will do so (if I'm ever in WI). :)

Subject: Dungeon & Dragons 2nd Edition
Date Posted: 4/18/2009 2:28 PM ET
Member Since: 3/17/2009
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Subject: Dungeon & Dragons 2nd Edition
Date Posted: 4/18/2009 2:34 PM ET
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Date Posted: 5/7/2009 11:33 PM ET
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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!