Not nearly enough of these actually. These old school little gems are some of the best kept secrets but they have become collectible now which is a bit of a problem.
I lusted after those as a kid, but never had them.
I picked up several of these for cheap at a Goodwill store a couple years ago. One of my favorite thrift-store finds. Second only to the Holmes D&D box set (with an additional Moldvay edition and extra modules inside) I found at another Goodwill.
My school library had them. I remember sending a fair amount of time looking at them.
I never got any of them, but oh how I wanted them when I was a kid!
Had the first few as a kid, then got the whole set decades later on eBay.
I had almost a complete set. I need to raid my parent's house and see if they are still there...
Checked them out of the library many times. I have particularly fond memories of the one on dragons.
My aunt purchased the series for me as a fantastic birthday gift in 1986. The books were delivered about every other month. They were great reference material and terrific RPG inspiration.Unfortunately, the set disappeared during a move around 1988... either lost, sold or given away. The book subscription still wasn't finished when the rest of the set was lost. I wound up with only the last three books out of 21. I was not happy.Sometime in the mid-90s, I was shopping in on of my favorite used book stores. On the recent arrivals shelf, I saw a copy of "Wizards and Witches," the first book in the series (note the "Ampersands & Alliterations" style title on the book).I opened the tome...To my surprise, there was the birthday wish from my aunt to me written on the title page! After some seven years lost, I found one part of the collection!I told the book store owner my tale and he sold me the first book and a few others at his cost. I still have them to this day.
I had a few. The only one I still have is the Wizards one. Half-price books gets them in every so often.
I had the complete set and then sold it for a pittance when I was poor - and regretted it ever since. Only managed to find one in the years since, my least favourite, romantic legends or something similar.
I have most if not all of them. My mom got me the 'subscription' for xmas when I was a kid, but didn't renew to complete it. Many years later I found a used bookstore that had a lot of the ones I didn't have at fair prices, and (hopefully) completed the set.
I have 12 of them! Not sure how many are in the complete collection. They are AMAZING.
i had these and they kept releasing more and more - actually arthurian one is an above average work10% genius art - didn't like some abstract painters double spreads - pdfs of them would be nice
I had 12 and then gave them away stupidly.
Ha ha! I have the entire set! Owned a few; picked up here and there over the years. When I saw the complete set for sale on eBay about 8 years ago, I couldn't resist (although I paid a fortune in shipping!).There's a solid metric ton of good gaming ideas in this set. ;)
I have seven of them including "Ghosts" and " Witches and Wizards". There is treasure of ideas for D&D in these and many of the illustrations are really beautiful.
Globbed on to the WWII and Civil War series myself.
I was more of a Mysteries of the Unknown nerd.