Sunday, 29 September 2013

Trail of Cthulhu Leatherbound

Name: Trail of Cthulhu Leatherbound
Release date: 2008
Publisher: Pelgrane Press
Review links: rpg.net
Description: Red-brown leatherbound book with relief letters on front cover, back cover and spine.
Only 50 of these treasures were made and most of them were sold at GenCon and Dragonmeet 2008.
It is signed by by Kenneth Hite (author) and Robin D. Laws (GUMSHOE system) and it features a hand-drawn sketch of Cthulhu by Trail of Cthulhu artist Jérome Huguenin on the frontisepiece.
On the back cover of the book the famous Cthulhu quote “Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" (Translation: "In his house at R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.”) is imprinted.

Front Cover
Back cover with famous Cthulhu quote

Spine

Cthulhu sketch by Jérome Huguenin on frontisepiece

Big relief letters on the spine

Famous Cthulhu quote “Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn"


Sunday, 15 September 2013

Shadowrun 4th Edition Limited Edition - Name Version

Name: Shadowrun 4th Edition Limited Edition - Name VersionRelease Date: 2005
Publisher: Fanpro/WizKids (Fanpro does not exist anymore)
Review links: rpg.net
Description: Black faux leather cover with silver foil imprints on front cover, back cover and spine. This Name Editon is only different in one aspect in comparison to the "normal" Limited Edition (which btw comes in two different black faux leather styles - therefore three different editions of the Shadowrun 4th Edition Limited exist):
The book has the name of a contributor (my book is marked with the name "Michael Fehrenschild") imprinted on the special limited edition page at the start of the book just below the numbering (printrun of 1000 copies - this one is 0041/1000). On this page you can also find a short despricption about the things that make this Limited Edition special. In addition to the imprinted name the book has some signatures of other contributors on the end page. See pictures below and enjoy.


Front cover
Back cover
Spine

Special Limited Edition page with contributor name and numbering

Contributor signatures

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG - Limited-Edition Gold Foil Cover

Name: Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG - Limited-Edition Gold Foil Cover
Release Date: May 2012
Publisher: Goodman Games
Review links: rpg.net ; huge list of reviews can be found here
Price: $69.99
Description: Black faux leather hardcover with gold foil imprints on front cover, back cover and spine. The book has one of the most spectacular spines, I have ever seen on an RPG book (see pictures below). All Limited Gold Foil Editions and some of the standard editions (only early bird pre-orders) came with the exclusive adventure module "Doom of the Savage King" inserted into the rulebook. It was never available for sale separately and only 1000 copies were printed, therefore the print run of the Gold Foil Edition is definitely below 1000.

Two other Limited Editions of the DCC RPG have been released (but only with variant cover art (no foil)). You can have a look at those covers here.


Front cover

One of the most spectacular spines ever!

Back cover

Exclusive adventure module

Thursday, 5 September 2013

13th Age Deluxe Limited Edition

Name: 13th Age Deluxe Limited Edition
Release date: July 2013
Publisher: Pelgrane Press
Review links: rpg.net
Price: $100 / £65
Description: Dark red faux leather book with gold foil relief letters and symbols on front cover, back cover and spine. Also included is a wonderful limited edition dice ring (with 13th Age symbols) as well as a sticky-backed book plate signed by the four creators (actually it´s only inserted into the book so you get to choose if you stick it to the end page or not). All pages are in full colour. Printrun is limited to 200 copies. 100 copies were made available to preorder customers of the Escalation Version of 13th Age. The other 100 will be released at some point in the near future.

And now...enjoy!


Front cover

Spine

Back cover

Sticky-backed book plate

Dice ring with symbols

Dice ring with symbols

Dice ring with symbols