Many out-of-print D&D classics resurrected for print on demand

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Dungeons and Dragons: World of GreyhawkDungeons & Dragons is now enshrined in the National Toy Hall of Fame and is well into its 5th Edition, but if recent releases like Volo’s Guide to Monsters aren’t quite your flagon of mead, there’s another way to enjoy the seminal tabletop roleplaying game.

In recent weeks, Wizards of the Coast (the Hasbro subsidiary now managing the brand) has discreetly made available a growing assortment of classic D&D rulebooks, adventure modules and other supplements as print-on-demand products via DriveThruRPG. You can peruse the offerings here.

WotC has had a spotty record with digital releases, but it’s been mending fences in that arena since partnering with DriveThruRPG a few years back to offer out-of-print titles as PDFs. As physical reading material enjoys a renaissance in general, print on demand is a natural evolution of D&D’s life cycle, and it’s a welcome way to plug the gaping maws in many gamers’ collections.

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