Just picked up a copy on Friday and after reading the only other review here I don't have a lot to add but figured I'd still throw out some photos, observations and suggestions for people all the same.
First off as mentioned this is a "Collectors" book. Granted it is fully functional as far as content goes but as for table top playable...less so.
To give you a better understanding of how big this thing is, it's the the same size as Volo's Guide and Players Handbook put together
As for the quality of the books itself it is excellent and the paper stock is ... REAL PAPER ... for example it only has 30-pages more than the 5e Monster Manual...
Now as I mentioned as far as table top playable goes...all the original and converted for 5e stuff is there. I have not played the new 5e version but having read though it the stuff seems accurate from a quick once over, and I do have the original B2 module and that is word for word original.
But a book this size...well it's not sitting flat when you open it.
So as for a collectors item at $50 I am perfectly happy and more than pleased with this purchase, and for any old(er) timers like myself who have a great whack of D&D from ages past...totally worth it if you're into 5e.
I read they already greatly exceeded their expectations on the run and are currently selling out of the 3rd printing of "Into the Borderlands".
And what I would really like to see is Goodman Games bring out a modified version of this "module".
By that I mean strip out all the original content.
Rework the cover and add in proper hooks and beginner content for 5e much akin to Phandelver.
They already have the content and proved that they can make top quality books, so a stripped down "table top playable" version of this for 5e beginners and new DMs, well that would be bang on the money for a lot more people.
I have to say I really enjoyed Phandelver and thinking of B1 & B2 redone as a proper stand alone soft or even hardcover 5e beginners module...
Ya I'd be in for another $20-25 to own that.
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