Yes, the holy grail of geekdom in all it's glory! I have been trying to find a hard copy of this for years, literally. I have been unable to find it, but I was happy to find it here. Yes, it is a bit tough to read and yes some of the scans are not perfect BUT some of the original Judge's guild products were not perfect (Not trying to be rude, but these were the days of typewriters and mimeograph machines and some of you weren't born then or you have forgotten that it was often difficult to take a test on those "lovely" copies). I am sure that some of the subtle shades are lost from PDF to print, and I am sure this is frustrating to some but it is easily overcome. To me, it has all the flair and mystic it should. It seems to me to be perfectly accurate and intact. I have already printed it out in it's entirety and added the detail I wanted to for the new (yes, NEW) campaign I am starting for a group of gamers who remember the days these classics were on the shelf at the local shop like I do. For those of you who don't know, a lot of the Judge's Guild products were a bit vague in spots to allow for easy DM customization for their particular campaigns, or so we always believed. I have often thought that Judge's Guild products were formalizations of the individual DM notes and maps of a campaign somewhere that the authors were running or playing in, but that had some of the details left out. I have been VERY pleased with the downloads and this site is AMAZING!
To give a good review I would have to say that the product printed very well. I am using an old Laser-jet 6p and it looked good when done printing, even the maps. I have yet to get a bad download, and I have downloaded almost 20 products from here. Most of the downloads were old D&D products (First Edition and Basic) from TSR or Judges Guild. Some of the downloads are taken from the "in house" copies (read as actually used on game night, probably for a long time) and I have seen one pen mark (on a different download) that was not removed from one of these copies. One pen mark out of the thousands of scans these good folks had to do is easy for me to forgive. Overall rating is a 9.9 out of 5. Yes, that high.
[5 of 5 Stars!]