GAMMA WORLD RPG 1st Edition (1978-81): A Visual Guide to Printings

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The original Gamma World 1e box set had three distinct printings during its 4+ year run. I’ve combed my photo archives for examples of each printing as an aid to collectors.

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The Books

The printings conveniently spanned the time periods of three different TSR logos:

  • 1st print has the old school TSR Lizard logo
  • 2nd print the Wizard logo
  • 3rd print the Face logo

TSR wasn’t concerned with keeping printings distinct of course. I have seen a 2nd print book in a 1st print box (single owner) for example. Also maps varied a bit. I have identified map types by printings, but I’ve seen plenty of exceptions…

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