#RPGADAY, day 20

What is the best source of out-of-print RPGs?
That depends on what is meant with “out-of-print”. Does OOP mean that there are no more hardcopies being made, or does OOP mean that the game is not for sale anywhere?
Take for instance the rulebook for the Amber Diceless RPG. It’s not being printed anymore, and hasn’t been for a long time. And yet the PDF is still available over at DriveThruRPG. There’s a lot of stuff on there that is being “long-tail-marketed”. Looking for that old module for the original D&D? DTRPG has got you covered as well!
But if it’s not on there? Well, then I’m not sure. I know that there are some stores that specialize in second-hand stuff, but I’ve never made use of their services. You’d do better to find the item you’re looking for on RPGGeek, and see who has it in their collection and who is looking to trade or sell. This way, you can cut out the middleman and get to know the history of the item as well.
I’ve also received some stuff through RPGGeek’s “Chain of Generosity”: people offer some of their surplus items, and you can put in your lot for a chance to win. The item is shipped to you free of charge, but there is now an obligation for you to offer some of your surplus items too. It’s a wonderful way to connect with fellow gamers.

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