- I've already got the PHB and DMG, plus back when I was working in public schools in Japan I printed out the MM and MMII and have them in clear-sleeve binders. I might have picked up just the new MM, but for the following reasons.
- WotC are only offering the reprints through hobby stores in North America. I'm in East Asia. If I could have gotten one online, shipped to me, I might have bought. Having to ask a friend to pick one up for me, sending them the money, then asking them to ship it to me is just too much of a hassle. And if I asked my mom, who sends us semi-regular care packages anyway and could just toss it in with whatever else she's sending, she'd likely get confused and I'd end up with some 4E book.
- There are second-hand vendors on Amazon and other places that will ship internationally. Plus, the price for an original MM in decent condition is in the $13 to $20 range. Add in about $10 shipping, and I'll be coming out ahead this way cost-wise.
- I don't really play AD&D. I run Classic D&D, but with some select bits and bobs from AD&D. So it's not like I need extra copies to use around the table.
So, while I'm not a big fan of WotC, I've decided not to give them my money for these items, even though they are of some interest to me. Sorry, WotC. See if you can Wow! me with 5E (looking less and less likely the more I read of it). Then maybe you'll get a bit more of this old schooler's cash.