Friday, March 18, 2011

Flash Back Friday, OD&D Ad!

Check this out, an old add to buy the basic set from TSR for levels 1 to 3...Ah...look at the price... I dont think you can purchase any D&D books for that cheap anymore. Look an enjoy, just don't print it and send it in, I'd imagine you will get nothing... but who knows :)

4 comments:

  1. The new Red Box can be had for about $13 through Amazon. Back in the 80s I paid $20 for D&D hardcovers and that is about waht I pay now through Amazon. So eventhough the MSRPs may have gone up 75-100% the actual prices have remained about the same (at least if you are buying through Amazon -- Game Store are a different matter).

    Thinking about how much I use my D&D books and adding in the free retroclones and RPGs are still a fairly cheap hobby.

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  2. Right.. But I was trying to say that if it was today and that was a current AD... You would not be seeing those prices.

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  3. True you nwouldn't be seeing that Boxed Set at that price today. If you adjust that price for inflation then it would be $30-35 in today's dollars. That's pretty comparable to current RPG products.

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  4. Yet another reason to return to the gold standard...just sayin'...

    Great find, Vince!

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