As I mentioned on Tuesday, WotC re-released part of its old D&D library as .pdfs on RPGNow. I don’t know how many of you noticed, but RPGNow’s server crashed on Tuesday due to the sheer amount of traffic that resulted. One might be tempted to chalk this up to the fact that the .pdf library includes both 3e and 4e products.
However, I would call your attention to the “Hottest Items” list over on the right side of the RPGNow page. Notice the top two selling items: Moldvay’s Basic Edition and B2: The Keep on the Borderlands. Note also that eight of the top fifteen spots are held by Basic and 1e products, but not a single 3e or 4e product is on the list.
It goes to show that WotC has not only done the hobby a great service by allowing us access to our history and that they have been cheating themselves of a solid revenue stream, but that the desire to handle and play with this history is very real. Again, thank you WotC. More please.
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