Distinctive features between printings: The 1979 shows the purple monochrome cover with art by Erol Otus.
The words "ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS" are at the top in an old-fashioned font.
Collectors arcana: The first print of the character sheets is uncommon and it is rarely sold in collectible condition.
With most of these items, either pages are missing or some of the sheets are filled out. Shrink-wrapped items add 100% to their base value.
"ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS® PLAYER CHARACTER RECORDS are here! These character records have been especially designed
for use with ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS® games and contains space for all the information commonly used by the player.
This package contains multiple sheets of each five different character records, one for each
of the major character classes and their attendant subclasses: Fighter, Cleric, Magic-user and Thief, with a fifth type
for multiclassed characters and Bards. What makes these records really special is their format. All listings are
organized under specific and easy-to-identify sections, while the most vital and oft-consultated information
is boxed with eye-catching, easy-to-find devices to facilitate play. No more searching for that important stat,
as it is prominently displayed!
On the front of theses records is identification information, followed by sections of abilities,
combat and class specialities. On the back are places carefully structured for possessions, wealth and experience,
as well as descriptions, friends and background. The sheets also leavy plenty of space for personal touches, too."