Well in a strange twist of fate, Wizards of the Coast has partnered with DrivethruRPG / RPG Now to bring PDF’s back to the market. If you head on over to www.dndclassics.com you will find a bunch of PDF’s already for sale. Of course not everything is in place yet as they are providing updated scans I believe but this is indeed great news for those wanting their books via tablet or laptop.
On the facepalm side of things however I cannot help but think the wait has been for nothing. Moons ago these very same sites were hosting the Dungeons & Dragons books only to have them suddenly yanked and unavailable yet now it’s ok to be selling them again. We got excuses such as piracy back in the day and something would be figured out eventually. During that time countless other companies have managed to figure out the RPG ebook dynamic that us techno hippies have brought to the forefront of traditional roleplaying.
So what changed their minds? Who the hell knows but let’s enjoy this moment and start purchasing books up before they get weary of this future technology and take everything away again.