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My Monster Manual was purchased in December of 1983.

It's weathered those 21 years pretty well, though -- the binding's still intact, unlike some other gaming books I could mention (my hardcover 2nd edition VtM Players' Guide fell apart a few months after I got it; oddly enough, my softcover 1st edition Players' Guide is still intact). Sure, there are some stains on it, but it's still perfectly usable.

Speaking of old books, I still can't really understand the massive frenzy to unload WoD 1.0 books a while back. OK, so the company's ending the game world. You can still play the games, folks -- White Wolf isn't going to hunt you down 'cause you happen to still be playing the old editions! :-)

Of course, I have more "dead" than still-supported games in my bookcase of late (especially since WW killed off the old WoD...).

A quick count yields 16 games, if you count the WoD 1.0 and AD & D 1st and 2nd edition stuff.

I think lostsatyr and I must be some sort of champions of no-longer-supported games....

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misslynx
Dec. 4th, 2004 08:43 pm (UTC)
People want to unload the old WoD books? I thought there's be more like a feeding frenzy as everyone tried to buy them up while they were still available.

Wow, maybe I'll be able to complete my collection yet... I only need two more titles (Inanimae and Land of Eight Million Dreams) to have everything ever released for Changeling.
thegamemistress
Dec. 4th, 2004 09:00 pm (UTC)
*nods*

Yep, earlier this year, when the Pale Puppies announced they were ending the World of Darkness 1.0, I saw so many people on any number of RP communities posting monster lists of all the Storyteller System books they were unloading.

I've seen a number of CtD books in the bargain section of the gaming stores that I go to in Rochester, NY. At one point, Inanimae: The Secret Way was among them, but as I already have a copy, I didn't snap it up. *blushes* Perhaps I should have...I've had another online friend announce he was looking for it after I'd failed to buy it. Oh, well....
misslynx
Dec. 5th, 2004 12:40 am (UTC)
"Pale Puppies" - hadn't heard that one before! :-)

If you do see Inanimae again, please, oh pretty please, snag it for me and I'll reimurse you + whatever it costs to mail it to me? I'm pretty sure some copies of the other one are still around in Toronto, but Inanimae's been damn near impossible to get my hands on. A friend actually ordered it for me from someone on eBay, along with a few other books he was interested in, and the package got lost in the mail!
thegamemistress
Dec. 6th, 2004 01:19 pm (UTC)
Haven't seen a copy of Inanimae since then, unfortunately. Isle of the Mighty, The Toybox, Shadows on the Hill (the sourcebooks, not the novels, for the last two), and the occasional Player's Guide, but no Inanimae lately, or Land of 8 Million Dreams ever, sorry. But I'll try to keep an eye out.

Maybe they'll get released as Ebooks eventually? We can hope, right? :-) After all, they did it with The Shadow Court....

"Pale Puppies" - hadn't heard that one before! :-)
Someone on the Unisystem mailing list coined it a while back, if I recall correctly. ;-)

morinon
Dec. 4th, 2004 10:21 pm (UTC)
I'm going to be unloading some of my WoD 1.0 books, but not all.

I still like Dark Ages.
morinon
Dec. 4th, 2004 10:23 pm (UTC)
Oh, and I have a copy of Deities and Demigods from 1st ed that has Newhon, Melnibonean and Cthulhu mythoi.
thegamemistress
Dec. 6th, 2004 01:22 pm (UTC)
Mine has Newhon, but not Melnibonean or Cthulhu mythoi. The best I have for those two is some photocopies (which got made from the edition belonging to my boyfriend at the time). ;-)
justric
Dec. 4th, 2004 11:22 pm (UTC)
My unloading was more of a financial situation than anything else. Plus they were all books I hadn't looks at in years. Oddly enough, the only gaming books seeing use are.... Changeling. Huh. Go figure!

~grins~
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