(C&C) PH-3rd Print (NOW AVAILABLE)

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Nice! VERY nice...

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My wife was raised by an English teacher, so I've amused myself over the last several years by handing each new printing over to her and watching her go at it with her red pencil. Typically she has had fits, resorted to copious maledictions, and derived much purpose slashing away like Zorro.

This third printing has produced far fewer groans and slashes of the red pencil. Perhaps it's simply that she's older and lacks the energy to perform rants at her previous intensity. The only really cute comment she made this time was on the poison chart. It went something like this:
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Poison doesn't have an AFFECT, it has an effect. If it had an affect it would be affected, thus sporting an affectation.


*scritchityscritch* went the red pencil.

As for me, I have had absolutely no impulse to carve up a mechanically delicious set of rules over some possibly questionable uses of the English language. The Troll Lords have no doubt already heard more than enough about employing proofreaders and mistrusting spell-check functions.

I LOVE the latest printing. Continued improvements in the structure of the information have made it an increasingly useful reference book. The higher clay content in the paper has imparted a fine gloss to the sheets and made a volume that is both thinner and more elegant than the previous incarnations. The alterations to the cover are equally appealing. I'm looking forward to the next M&T printing and the release of the CKG.

I'm extremely pleased with what Troll Lord Games has been doing (including the gradual improvements with each printing). I particularly delight in Gary Gygax releasing his Zagyg campaign within the context of these most elegant rules. Alas, Wizards has jumped in with a pending August release of their dreaded Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk , but I personally consider that an act of desperation and a crass attempt to glut the market before the true masterpiece can be fully conjured. I'm saving myself for the real thing.

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I must say, I'm not a fan of the glossy pages; I can't make notes on them and later erase, etc.
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Any chance of a PDF? Some sick crazy people (like me) actually like PDFs, and it's also how I got started on C&C.
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ssfsx17 wrote:
Any chance of a PDF? Some sick crazy people (like me) actually like PDFs, and it's also how I got started on C&C.

Many of us have been asking/begging for this.
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Still waiting on an Amazon price reduction, a la ~ prior PH books. They seem to need time to get the book into the system and then discount it.

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I suppose I'll pick up the 3rd printing next month. Blew my gaming budget this month on some other products.

Still kind of set off by the reports of thin shiny paper though.

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DangerDwarf wrote:
I suppose I'll pick up the 3rd printing next month. Blew my gaming budget this month on some other products.

Still kind of set off by the reports of thin shiny paper though.

Would it help that the Trolls didn't order it with slick shiny paper?

Slick shiny paper costs more.
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Yeah, I know the slick paper wasn't intentional. I'll pick up one copy of the 3rd print next month. If the paper doesn't bother me too bad, I'll likely order a couple more.

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I need to get two, well, three actually, but two is a good start.

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Are there LEATHERETTE versions of true 3rd printing available of the PHB?

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Happy to report I was able to stop by Chimera Gaming store in Appleton WI and they had good selection of C&C products, so I was able to pick up a copy of the 3rd printing to go with my previous 2nd printing edition (also nabbed DB1 and DB2 while I was there).

Looks good, and I don't mind the shiny paper (unintentional or not), since I make my notes separately. The updated poisons section under Assassins looks good at a glance too.

The nicest thing was that all together my purchases (which also included some new dice, dice bags, and the C&C character sheet pack) all came in at just about $60.00. The guy ahead of me was buying Ptolus - I think I saw it ring up at $130 after tax.
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Post by Treebore »

Just got mine.

First, I can write, and erase, my pencil writing just fine in it.

Second, I like how the glossy paper makes the art and words more vibrant.

Third, it is cool how its noticably thinner.

Fourth, glad I bought them.
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Post by leinad »

My preference of paper is the paper used in the M&T book. It reminded me of my first AD&D PHB back in the mid 80's. Oh, the smell of the paper, interesting fonts, and wonderful artwork. Almost brings a tear to my eye.

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