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Deities & Demigods
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From the back cover (of 1st to 3rd printings):

Deities & Demigods Cyclopedia

Provides the Dungeon Master with Gods, Heroes and Monsters from Myth, Fiction and Legend for use in rounding out an Advanced D&D campaign. Within this book are seventeen pantheons of divinities, each profusely illustrated. Also included are new material on Clerics' conduct and their relationship with their Deities, information on Character mortality and immortality and more!

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The 1st and 2nd printings of this manual contained the Cthulhu and Elric Mythos. Later editions did not include these.

What happened was that Chaosium held the rights to both of these properties. Chaosium actually granted TSR these rights retroactively and are thanked in the second printing of the book on page 4. However, the Blume brothers did not like thanking Chaosium in print so had the two offending chapters removed for the third printing. However, the thank you wasn't removed until the fifth printing.

According to Frank Mentzer at GenCon SoCal 2003, the printings of this book were referred to internally at TSR as follows:

1st: Squids, no thanks!
2nd: Squids with thanks!
3rd and 4th: No squids with thanks! (3rd has wizard logo, 4th has face logo)
5th: No squids, no thanks!
6th and later: Legends & Lore (ok, so Frank didn't mention this part, but the 6th printing is when it changed titles)

The problem with this is that it does not line up with TSR's own printing info in the books, as the second iteration of Legends & Lore actually said "6th Printing" on the title page. All the versions prior didn't list any printing info. The most likely explanation is the 1st and 2nd are actually the same printing. It has been said that 1st printing was stopped midway through and the thanks inserted (by order of Brian Blume no less). This is further detailed here: http://www.hahnlibrary.net/rpgs/faq/rgfdfaq4.html#E8. Frank Mentzer implied there were only four printings in the discussion at GenCon SoCal, but did not say so one way or the other directly.

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Dispel Confusion

Q&A about Dungeons & Dragons, Advanced D&D, BOOT HILL, DAWN PATROL, GAMMA WORLD, GANGBUSTERS, STAR

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For Better or Norse: I - Equal time for members of the Vanir

Members of the Norse pantheon not covered in Legends & Lore for Advance Dungeons & Dragons: Angur-Boda,

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For Better or Norse: II - New descriptions of some old favorites

A closer look at some of the Norse deities from Legends & Lore for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Niord,

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Gaming Publications: Dieties and Demigods Review
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Reviews of Warlock (GW), Cults of Prax (Chaosium), Deities and Demigods (TSR) and Leviathan (GDW)

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The Heavens Above The Earth Below

Advice on how to use the World of Greyhawk gazetteer in conjunction with Deities & Demigods to form a compelling,

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The Imperial Gods

The pragmatic gods of the Roman Empire, from divine emperors to Jupiter. The Roman pantheon for AD&D game

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Tribal Spellcasters Revisited

Comments and variants on tribal shamans; attempts to standardize all potential species with one set of rules; new

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