Collecting Again

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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.

  1. Books sold by the publisher, or which are listed on DriveThruRPG, will have their titles linked.
  2. All my digital D&D 5e books were purchased through D&D Beyond.
  3. Basic Fantasy books can be purchased through Amazon, but the PDF’s all all free at BasicFantasy.org.

Digital Only

Print and Digital

Print Only

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.


  1. By the new all March calendar, it’s March 641st.  ↩

  2. Pun not intended.  ↩

  3. Which is probably one reason I delayed jumping back in for so long.  ↩