The original Dungeons & Dragons boxed set was published by TSR, Inc. in 1974 and was the very first roleplaying game, introducing concepts that have persisted throughout later editions. It included three small rules booklets in a white box.
This deluxe, premium reprint of the original “White Box” features new packaging and includes the following seven booklets (plus, reference sheets):
– Volume 1: Men & Magic
– Volume 2: Monsters & Treasure
– Volume 3: Underworld & Wilderness Adventures
– Supplement I: Greyhawk
– Supplement II: Blackmoor
– Supplement III: Eldritch Wizardry
– Supplement IV: Gods, Demi-Gods & Heroes
Each booklet features new cover art, while the interior retains nostalgic original art. Booklets are packaged in an engraved illustrated wooden storage case.
This version of D&D, often called “Original D&D” or “OD&D,” was co-authored by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson and hails from the game’s infancy, before role-playing games were known. Original White Box rule sets can sell for hundreds of dollars.
The deluxe reprint set will be released on November 19, 2013 for $150.