Fourth Printing White Box D&D Added to Holiday RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund Drive Giveaway Items

I have some more early D&D items for the Holiday RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund Drive. I received an email a few days ago offering some nice items for donors.

I would like to help your holiday cancer fund drive. I can’t donate much money, but I can donate my old white box D&D for one of your donors. It has the three D&D books, Chainmail, Greyhawk, Eldritch Wizardry, Arduin Grimoire, Boot Hill, Warriors of Mars, and Swords & Spells.

After some back and forth discussion, here’s what he has:

* White Box OD&D, 4th Printing, includes loose table sheets
* Chainmail 3rd Edition, 2nd Printing (early, stapled binding)
* Greyhawk, 3rd (or later?) printing
* Eldritch Wizardry, First Printing
* Swords and Spells, 4th printing
* Arduin Grimoire, early printing (has TSR stuff marked out so it was printed before TSR’s cease & desist order)
* Boot Hill, 1st Printing?
* Warriors of Mars, 1st printing

(Printings identified with the help of The Acaeum’s descriptions)

Todd says that all the booklets are in very good shape, except for the Arduin Grimoire which has a couple of pages loose in the center. The box is in so-so shape (“It’s not falling apart…yet.”) While from Todd’s descriptions, none of these items are going to appeal to collectors, they sound like nice copies of some fairly rare TSR/D&D material for play use. Todd wants me to take the three highest donors and have them guess a number between 1 and 100 and he’ll mail these items to the donor who comes closest to the number he has selected. Sounds like a deal to me. Most donations so far have been low amounts (the highest so far is only $100), so it looks like it will be possible to have a chance at Todd’s OD&D collection without breaking the bank. There is a catch, however, Todd will only give this collection away if we raise at least $2000 of our $2500 goal.

Yes, I know that Boot Hill and Warriors of Mars aren’t really D&D supplements, but they are old TSR products and creatures from Warriors of Mars are actually listed in the encounter tables in The Underworld & Wilderness Adventures. I’d like to thank Todd for this offer as well as everyone who has donated or will donate to this fund drive.

The Holiday Cancer Fund Drive is on (through December 10 17, 2012). Every dollar donated gives you one chance to win a one of five AD&D items described in the above-linked post. The three highest donors also have a chance at a 4th Printing White Box OD&D set (as described here). These items is in addition to the usual PDF downloads and other benefits of a donation to the RetrpoRoleplaying Cancer Fund. To get help us pay our cancer treatment related bills (and to get access to some special downloads and possibly the above mentioned Firecracker items), send a donation in any amount — small or large — to me via Paypal. Here’s the best news, every dollar donated (to $2500 $3000) which be matched by a local family foundation. Thank you!

As of the time of this post $1126 dollars have been donated. That’s 45% of our goal of $2500. Please donate now if you can.

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