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Time-Life Enchanted World Series: How many of you own(ed) this?


I had a few of 'em. The Wizards volume for sure -- can't recall the others.

19 comments:

  1. 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.

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  2. I lusted after those as a kid, but never had them.

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  3. 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.

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  4. My school library had them. I remember sending a fair amount of time looking at them.

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  5. I never got any of them, but oh how I wanted them when I was a kid!

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  6. Had the first few as a kid, then got the whole set decades later on eBay.

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  7. I had almost a complete set. I need to raid my parent's house and see if they are still there...

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  8. Checked them out of the library many times. I have particularly fond memories of the one on dragons.

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  9. 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.

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  10. I had a few. The only one I still have is the Wizards one. Half-price books gets them in every so often.

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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.

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  13. I have 12 of them! Not sure how many are in the complete collection. They are AMAZING.

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  14. i had these and they kept releasing more and more - actually arthurian one is an above average work

    10% genius art - didn't like some abstract painters double spreads - pdfs of them would be nice

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  15. I had 12 and then gave them away stupidly.

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  16. 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. ;)

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  17. 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.

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  18. Globbed on to the WWII and Civil War series myself.

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  19. I was more of a Mysteries of the Unknown nerd.

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