Lord Beautiful said:
I hope they're not kidding about maintaining support for 4th edition. It's not that I'm too stubborn to move on, as I'm certain the next edition will be lovely, but those manuals are god-awfully expensive.
Word. My group started on Essentials and just decided to upgrade to regular 4th edition. I don't want to tell them that we have to spend another $60 bucks on a *third* set of rulebooks.
Ahh young padawain, how much you have to learn.
I have enough assorted RPG books that if I actually stacked them on top of each other they would, I kid you not reach at least 20 feet.
I've been gaming for 20 years now. It adds way up over the years... Trust me.
1st ed: PHB, DMGx2, MM(With Cthulhu Mythos and without), MM2, Field Folio, Unearthed Arcana, the greyhawk folio, Dungeoneers Survival Guide, Wilderness Survival Guide, and the Greyhawk Hardcover. I also have the City State of the Invincible Overlord and a few other Judges Guild things, plus Kingdoms of Kalimar. I also have all the iterations of "basic" D&D including Holmes, B/X, BECMI, and the Rules Cyclopedia. All I'm really missing is a copy of the old "whitebox" ruleset. For added fun I even have the retroclone systems Labyrinth Lord, OSRIC, and Basic Fantasy Roleplay so that I can play my favorite editions without my 30+ year old books suffering too much wear and tear
2nd ed: PHB, DMG, the Monstrous Compendium with the Krynn and Planescape expansions, the hardcover MM, the entirety of the "Complete" series, several of the historical series, Combat and Tactics, Spells and Magic and Skills and Powers. Plus the Dark Sun boxed set, the Planescape boxed set, the Forgotten Realms Boxed set and Greyhawk Wars.
3rd Ed: I can't even start to list them... I have 7 boxes in the basement full of D20 stuff.
4th ed: PHB, DMG, MM as well as the 2nd iteration of each as well as divine, martial and arcane power as well as Adventurers Vault 1 and 2.
I also have probably 95% of the Shadowrun sourcebooks books ever printed, though probably only about 50% of the adventures. Heck, I have the 1st edition Shadowrun rulebook in Japanese!
I also have Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 1st, 2nd and 3rd edition.
Paranoia (3 different editions)
A smattering of Palladium crap gathering dust including Heroes Unlimited, Robotech, RIFTS, and Palladium Fantasy Roleplay.
and that's just what I can think of off the top of my head.