|My review of my new Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition Greyhawk Adventures boxed set in softcover printed edition.
I just opened my mail to find this product was not treated very nicely during packing. The back cover, top, at spine was turned out alone with seven pages. This 'ding' to the book could have happened after packing as the box is beaten up. Darn you USPS.
Ok on to the product...
Since I am at the back cover now my second thought is why is the back cover yellow around blue? Why is this not all blue like the front cover and every book cover inside of it?
The product measures in at 8.5" x 11" x 3/4" and weighs in at 2+ pounds of Greyhawk goodness.
The color is sharp, the maps are crisp images, I see no pixilation in my images. The print quality is clean, sharp without shading. Honestly this looks as if it was originally intended to print in this format. If this was done from a scanned copy it does not show it to my eye.
The poster maps are printed in full color as single page images. I don't mean to say the 2'x3' poster is on one page but it printed on 8 pages for each poster map.
IDEA/SUGGESTION: allow an option of saddle stapled map book as a separate buy. This way you could do your maps in four 11"x17" images where we could remove the staples and have our maps again. Ideally they would be printed so that the same poster map does not appear on the back or even have blank backs. Also please include the B&W hexed maps too.
The only thing this product needs is a hard cover version. If you add this I'll buy one. Ok two.
Pros: clean printing, excellent image quality, and the new world smell...
Cons: no hard cover, no map booklet, no tabs/coloration to tell where each book starts.
[5 of 5 Stars!]