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How many Gaming books/PDFs/eBooks are in your collection

I don't own any RPG books
7 (17.9%)
1-2 books
1 (2.6%)
3-10 books
8 (20.5%)
11-25 books
6 (15.4%)
26-50 books
3 (7.7%)
51-100 books
7 (17.9%)
101-250 books
2 (5.1%)
251-1000 books
3 (7.7%)
1000+ books
2 (5.1%)

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« on: January 08, 2004, 01:05:58 AM »
How hard core of a roleplaying gamer are you?  How many game books do you have?  (I have included PDFs and eBooks in this category as well).  What is your oldest book and what is your newest book in your collection. If you are a freeform gamer only, then how many books on writing or egaming guides do you have?  

Me. I have about 340 books, if you count multiple editions of games (first through 5th ed Champions for example) and ignore adventures and resource/ reference books.  That might bump me up another 80 or so (a handful of adventures and a ton of reference)

My oldest is currently my first printing aDnD Players Handbook, GM's guide, and Monster Manual. These beat out my Fantasy Trip set by a few months.  

My newest is Midnight from Fantasy Flight Games  (Highly Recomended... Not just another DnD world)
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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2004, 10:57:12 AM »
Um.   I own five actual gaming books, but I can't remember how many separate systems I have on my computer.  (For reasons I do not understand, I almost obsessively collect RPG material.)  I have countless supplements, settings, and adventures.  What else?  Lots of utilities.
My oldest game would probably be Bostonia, now renamed as Runebearer, which I downloaded and printed about six years ago.  My newest are my two Call of Cthulhu books, which I purchased three or four days ago.
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2004, 01:42:48 PM »
I have a few 3e D&D books, a Warhammer book for Tyranids, a races book for Dragonstar, but mostly Exalted books. The newest book I have is the Exalted Castebook: Eclipse.
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2004, 02:51:14 PM »
mine are all of 3rd edition dnd because so far it is the best that i have seen.
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2004, 04:10:17 PM »
Yeah, you and your Third Edition.
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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2004, 08:56:35 PM »
Wow, e-books too?

On my shelf probably around 75 without actually counting them. I tend to give away ones I don't use anymore.

E-books...I have disks FULL of them.
Probably less then 10,000 but I pretty much have everything a newsgroup could push out in the entire DnD spectrum. Then I branched off to any and all modules I could find. I am definately a collector. I have over 30Gigs of saved crap that I peruse through when I am needing inspiration.

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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2004, 11:48:53 PM »
Hard copy: about 15-20 (Various systems, including D6 Star Wars and Ars Magica!)
On CD: Um... about two cds worth of pdfs...
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2004, 05:25:00 AM »
I have about four CD's worth of D&D material, but I do not count those, as I only use the PDF's of which I have the original book as well.

(Yes I am one of those people that consider just downing the PDF theft.)
Other then that, I have a little over 60 books in just one system, but covering three releases of the system.

My first book was the AD&D players handbook, purchased somewhat like seven years ago. (edit) comming to think of it.... it must be many more years ago then seven when I ....... *ponder* (/edit)

My last book was actualy a set of books and the book I would like to mention from that set is 'Dynasties and Demagogues' by Atlast games.
If you are a D&D 3rd or 3.5 player, I would recommend this book. It has heaps of information and great ideas on characters that are not the "hack&Slash" type, but that actualy "live".

Mind you, I do own a couple of PDF's that I do not have a book to, as these where not published. These PDF'a are legaly free to distribute.

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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2004, 11:57:17 PM »
I put 26 - 50.  I have plenty of PDF's, but no clue how many so I didn't count them.  

Fully 20 of my books are GURPS, 8-10 White Wolf, 3 or 4 D&D, and some various things.
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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2004, 12:06:24 PM »
Well after looking at my shelf and the boxes I have yet to unpack looks to be around 85 or so books.....the money I spent yikes could be diving a better car instead of of my 1979 maverick.Games that I have first, second edition DnD( numerous books) the old Marvel,Dc,Star Trek by fasa,Gurps, Starwars d6,to many Pallidium books,uumm I think I will stop now...aarrggh if only I could have back some of the money :cry:
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« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2004, 12:15:13 AM »
well i have like 20 palladium books from diferent games
some 2nd andn and one 1st dnd wiht the map and all that was a gift from my uncle hehehe
some 3rd edition core book and sword and sorcery d20 material hehe
call of chtulu 2nd some lovecraft novels mm cyberpunk corebook and campaigns alot of vampire novels hehe and dragonlance and some whitewolf books i think is all i remeber since i have some books i havent read lately and i dont remember the names hahaha
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« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2004, 12:37:18 AM »
hmm never actualy played before offline, i only use my computer, i don't really care about detailed rules and die rolls.  

I just like writing stories and being apart of some one's story.

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« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2004, 03:55:53 PM »
Over the course of my life I've gotten around 100-150. A number of them have become lost and/or demolished, unfortunately.

However, due to the wonders of Ebay, my collection is slowly expanding once more. My current happiest thing is my acquisition of GURPS Cyberpunk, which is out of print.
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« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2004, 02:29:23 AM »
For those that want to have a look at my collection..... Now is not a good time to visit my site. Due to expansion, I have felt the need to "redecorate" the books section....
This redecoration is now in the stage of being executed....

I hope this will finish somewhere around the beginning of April.

[edit] since it is way past april already, it might be practical to note that the rebuild of that section has been finished.

I also have (even since then) aquired more books, so I am afraid I would realy have to change my vote to somewhere around ninty books
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« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2004, 02:55:14 AM »
I put 26-50.  I haven't counted them all, but I have DnD 1e, 2e, 3e books, including modules, 2e for Vampire the Masquerade and 1e & 2e for Werewolf the Apocalypse.

OMG, I also have Palladium and Rifts books....
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« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2004, 11:18:21 PM »
Lets see, oldest book?

Worlds Beyond, pub 1989. A small indy game with space exploration a percentile based character and rules system, but great charts for generating random star-systems and volumn based ship building.

Newest book

Exalted Players Guide, Exalted: The Sidereal, and Dark Ages: Fae. Got them all at the same time. Saves on shipping.

My collection.
I have all of the 2ed AD&D books plus three expansions for the monsterous manual. There is some weird stuff in those extra books. I also have the various players guides to the four basic classes, plus humanoids, and villians.

I also invested in 3.5ed through an online deal what wasnt bad. Gat all three core books, but not much past that.

All of the Exalted main books (Solar, Lunar, Abyssal, Sidereal, and Dragon-Blooded) as well as a few of the extra books. No caste or aspect books, not very interested in those.

Alot, and I mean alot of Vampire, Werewolf, Mage, Changeling, and Wraith. I've got most of the Year of the Lotus books (Book of 8 Million Dreams, Kindred of the East, Hengeyokai, etc) Also have all of the tribe books, a few tradition books and I love the Technocracy book.

I also have alot of Dark Ages books, including the Dark ages clan-books, and most of the core books as well. I get good bonuses at work.

Got a few 'other' books. Codex Tau, and Chaos Space Marines books, some indy game books rescued from a resale bin, Earthdawn, Shadowrun, some of that, some of this.

Ah, Battletech. I've got a few of those books, scenarios, technical read-outs, i've got all of those but the newest. Gotta love the Marauder evern though they stole it from Robotech. Havent touched any battletech in about three years though. Its just gotten silly.

That doesnt count any of the non-game books i have. There is alot of fiction, but also alot of historical, and factual works for inspiration, or trying to advance my writing career. Philosophy, mythology, herbology, coloring books, cook books, folktales and legends.

I am a bit of a bibliophile. Canya tell?


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« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2004, 10:48:40 PM »
Latest additions to my collection:

Codex Tyranids (Warhammer 40K)
Scavenger Sons (Exalted)
Games of Divinity (Exalted)
Gehenna (Vampire)
Apocalypse (Werewolf)
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« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2004, 10:49:45 PM »
Whoa!
Whoa!
Holy... No!
NOOOOOOO!
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How can this be?!
The majority of people don't have any RPG books?!!
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« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2004, 06:38:51 AM »
Lo and behold.....

It is those terrible people that actualy do not own books, but borrow them..... I hate that... Usualy you end up lending them a book and then after three years or so, it is returned to you with stains and other filth in between the pages....

Or maybe it is the hones group of people that have all illegal PDF's and so they basicaly are honest enough to admit they stole the book and so they do not realy own the book at hand....

I must admit it is rather strange to see people here that do not own a single RPG book in any format.
Perhaps they are not as bad as I first imagined, but they are the group of quiet players here that play rpg's as computer games. I gues you do not realy need a book when you just play computerbased RPG's.

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« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2005, 05:51:12 PM »
Recent Additions:
Exalted: The Fair Folk
Blood and Salt (Exalted)
Savant and Sorceror (Exalted)
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« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2005, 03:16:18 PM »
How is Fair Folk Cap? I was thinking of getting it.


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« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2005, 01:43:09 PM »
Strange yet wonderful. Beware, though- it is similar in complexity to the Sidereals in some places. But yes, I would recommend it. :)
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« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2005, 04:19:04 PM »
Will definately have to check it out then.

Thanks Cap.

I just want White-Wolf to do the caste books for the Abyssals.


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« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2005, 06:41:15 PM »
Yeah. Wouldn't mind castebooks for Lunars, either- you know that they're kinda' my pet Exalted.
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« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2005, 08:00:25 PM »
I only have one complaint about the Lunars. They have a massive amount of charms and such for combat and defence, it is a nice touch for the more 'bestial' lunars but not much it you want something less bloody claws and snout.

I would like to see some more charms on a social level, and perhaps some more developement away from combat.


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