Since March of 2020 1 I’ve been back into playing Tabletop Role Playing games. It had been a long time coming, but the timing just never worked out to jump back into the pond. Since I’ve been back I can say it’s been quite an adventure 2! As I knew would happen 3 my collection of games has started growing beyond what I’mever going to be able to play. I love exploring how different games work, and my DM Tales YouTube channel gives me a good “reason” to keep collecting. I’ve also been fortunate that some gracious game designers have sent me review copies of their games! Over the past year I’ve found that I prefer the combination of physical and digital books for the games I purchase. While I love paging through books, and they look great on the shelf, it’s easier to carry my iPad with me than a stack of books.
Here’s what I’ve collected so far, and I’m ignoring my “no parenthesis” rule for this list to point out certain details. If you’re looking to pick these books up here’s how you can find them.
- Books sold by the publisher, or which are listed on DriveThruRPG, will have their titles linked.
- All my digital D&D 5e books were purchased through D&D Beyond.
- Basic Fantasy books can be purchased through Amazon, but the PDF’s all all free at BasicFantasy.org.
- D&D 5e Player’s Handbook
- D&D 5e Dungeon Master’s Guide
- D&D 5e Monster Manual
- D&D 5e Volo’s Guide to Monsters
- D&D 5e Xanathar’s Guide to Everything
- D&D 5e Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything
- Gamma World 1e Core Rule Book
- Gamma World 1e Famine in Far-go
- Gamma World 1e Legion of Gold
- Gamma World 1e GM Screen
- Moldvay Basic D&D
- Cook Expert D&D
- Warpland (review copy)
- Neurocity (review copy)
- Wyrd Science, issue 2
- Lands of Legends: Holy (review copy)
- Lands of Legends: Mundane (review copy)
- Chromatic Dungeons
- Worlds Without Number (free edition)
- Dungeon Crawl Classics (quick start rules)
- For Gold and Glory (free edition)
- Blueholme Prentice Rules (free edition)
- OSRIC (free edition)
- Assorted Basic Fantasy RPG supplements (all free at the BFRPG web site).
- The Black Wyrm of Brandonsford (a B/X Module)
- Men & Monsters of Ethiopia (third party D&D 5e supplement)
Print and Digital
- Mutant Future
- Old School Essentials Advanced Fantasy Players’s Tome
- Old School Essentials Advanced Fantasy Referee’s Tome
- Carcass Crawler, issue 1
- Basic Fantasy RPG core rulebook
- Basic Fantasy RPG equipment emporium
- Basic Fantasy RPG Field Guide, volume 1
- Basic Fantasy Adventure Anthology 1
- A Groat’s Worth of Grotesques (review copy)
- Barbarians of the Ruined Earth (review copy)
- Mutant: Year Zero (Coming Christmas)
- Coriolis: The Third Horizon (Coming Christmas)
- Goodman Games Adventures Reincarnated, The Isle of Dread
- Kids on Bikes
- Gamma World 7e (the link is to the PDF)
- AD&D Dungeon Masters Guide (the link is to the PDF)
- AD&D Monster Manual (the link is to the PDF)
Collecting these games has been a lot of fun. Every publisher has their own style for layout and design, which are languages I love to ponder, and the original artwork is impressive. Back in the 80’s I had no idea how new the hobby was when I started playing, and coming back to it now blows my mind.
The only problem is I now have a bunch of games I want to play, with more on the way, but I only have so much time to play them. And the collection keeps growing.