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Got me a 1st printing Players Handbook... and it's weeeird.

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But really cool.

And it hath artwork I've never seen in any o'er printing!

The sacred tome:

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I really like it.

And I'm now privy to C&C artwork most of you are not!!! :P
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slimykuotoan wrote:I really like it.

And I'm now privy to C&C artwork most of you are not!!! :P
Well, I think most of us have the 1st print! ;)

Hmm, I'll have to pull it out and have a look see - since I haven't used it in about 8 or 9 years!

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Only us old warriors Rhuvein. :)

Check out pages 36, 80 and 93 when u do. Verily, I've ne'er seen any o' the likes o' that bayfore.
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What does the cover look like? I think I have the 3rd printing of PH, digest version.

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The only serious problem with the first printing, aside form irritating spelling errors and the errata, most of which has now been corrected, with a couple of exceptions, is the layout is pretty "basic".
Since its 20,000 I suggest "Captain Nemo" as his title. Beyond the obvious connection, he is one who sails on his own terms and ignores those he doesn't agree with...confident in his journey and goals.
Sounds obvious to me! -Gm Michael

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maximus wrote:What does the cover look like? I think I have the 3rd printing of PH, digest version.
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFg5MDA=/ ... b/$_35.JPG
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I got a copy of the first printing, pretty much mint condition as I very soon afterward got the third printing. The binding is super tight on my copy, as in I couldn't break it in even when I tried to get it to lay flat even a little, it would quickly snap back shut on me, which was annoying. Editing was very bad. Layout wasn't great either. I don't have the book in front of me at the moment, but I don't seem to recall art that wasn't in the third printing, I think that some of the pieces were much larger than they appeared in the third, although I could be wrong about this since it's been years since I've cracked it open.

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Yeah, biiig pics fer sure.
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I'm sitting here pursuing it, whilst listening to Megadeth.
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It's SO old school, it BLOWS my MIND.
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This' how I feel, when I'm reading it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpvUqzPixAU
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slimykuotoan wrote:
maximus wrote:What does the cover look like? I think I have the 3rd printing of PH, digest version.
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFg5MDA=/ ... b/$_35.JPG
Thanks. Looks like the cover of the After Winters Dark set I picked up awhile back.

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Yeah, I looove that cover. :)
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Never seen the fabled 1st printing of our sacred holy book! Can you attach a picture or two of the interior art?

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I'm not sure I can take a pic and post it due to copyright, but the stuff is so beautiful man.
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Finally looked at the art and it does seem interesting ~ darker but not necessarily in a bad way. I still remember the thrill when the book first came out. I had the C&C White Box which was fabulous for what it was, but the get the full blown game was the excellence!

I'd say it's a great collector's item for any Crusader!

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The inside covers of my first printing contain my very first house rules for C&C.
Since its 20,000 I suggest "Captain Nemo" as his title. Beyond the obvious connection, he is one who sails on his own terms and ignores those he doesn't agree with...confident in his journey and goals.
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Yeah, I couldn't be happier with this purchase.
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My 1st print has Steve's signature in it. I should have gotten Mac's, Davis', and Peter's while I was at it.

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Rigon wrote:My 1st print has Steve's signature in it. I should have gotten Mac's, Davis', and Peter's while I was at it.

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Nice.

I did get Mac, Steve and Davis for the 2nd print!
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Having this book is a must imo.

Aye, owning the wellspring from which all C&C flowed, makes one strong with the power of the old gods verily...
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By Crom, it feels good to possess this old tome.

But alas, tis a feeling few o'ers will likely experience.
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Funny, to me it's the later printings that look weird.

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Jyrdan Fairblade wrote:Funny, to me it's the later printings that look weird.
Agreed.

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Yeah, I guess by weird I mean AWESOME!!!
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I still love the old book. Takes me back to buying it at Egyptian Campaign from Stephen and Todd in 2005? That book, M&T, and Crusader 2, I think. Good times.

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