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I think I made a horrible mistake....

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A couple of months ago I took my almost all my 4th Edition books down to the bookstore and unloaded them for some cash. I realize now that it was one the biggest mistakes I have made. Fourth edition may not entirely be my cup of tea (like Alternity), but there is still a lot of potential in the system. I'm going to have to reacquire the 4E books I unloaded. <groan>

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With 5th edition on the way, buying used 4e books shouldn't be too difficult or expensive.
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night_druid wrote:With 5th edition on the way, buying used 4e books shouldn't be too difficult or expensive.
That is definitely one of the ups, it's how I acquired a good portion of the Eberron 3E library for on the cheap when 4E was only looming on the horizon.

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The Angelic Dragon wrote:That is definitely one of the ups, it's how I acquired a good portion of the Eberron 3E library for on the cheap when 4E was only looming on the horizon.
Once 5e hits the shelves, stores will no doubt be dumping their 4e stock, so you might be able pick up new books for a buck a piece or somesuch deal. Just keep an eye out for it. ;)
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Hey TAD, I thought at one point you had decided to go electronic? What about converting all your old 4e books over to pdf?
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The pdf's will probably go up on DrivethruRPG one day.. this year hopefully.

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Chimpman wrote:Hey TAD, I thought at one point you had decided to go electronic? What about converting all your old 4e books over to pdf?
That was a cluster[redacted]. Instead I've decided to go more into PDF/PoD support. I am trying to keep my physical collection as small as possible, trying to fit what I can on two shelving units. I've got two shelves free currently and two that can stand to be cleared off.

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That's a bummer :( This is why I never sell anything (besides an occasional double...sometimes...). Seller's remorse.

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I feel your pain :( I too sold the core 4e books, but now I could have used some of that stuff with 13th Age. Luckily I kept the Eberron, Dark Sun, Underdark and Manual of the Planes which are completely usable with 13th Age.

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The Angelic Dragon wrote:A couple of months ago I took my almost all my 4th Edition books down to the bookstore and unloaded them for some cash. I realize now that it was one the biggest mistakes I have made. Fourth edition may not entirely be my cup of tea (like Alternity), but there is still a lot of potential in the system. I'm going to have to reacquire the 4E books I unloaded. <groan>
From where I'm sitting you made the right choice. :P

Seriously though, as others have said, with 5e looming, it shouldn't be too hard to reacquire.
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I might suggest visiting game store auctions, too. My local store holds an auction every season or so. You can pick up some good deals there. I've goftten some books cheap. And considering people are dumping their 4e collections for 5e, there will probably be a glut of brand new 4e product at auction, often sold in bundles.
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The Angelic Dragon wrote:I'm going to have to reacquire the 4E books I unloaded. <groan>
Do you have to reacquire all the books you offloaded? Maybe there are some books that you never used.
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Big Mac wrote:
The Angelic Dragon wrote:I'm going to have to reacquire the 4E books I unloaded. <groan>
Do you have to reacquire all the books you offloaded? Maybe there are some books that you never used.
I used almost all of them. The only one I didn't was Tomb of Horrors, that one I will not be re-acquiring. I am being very picky about which books to keep in my collection, adventures for any system outside of Pathfinder have no value to me in physical form.

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