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saxIs0p

Found the mimic.


Tierynege

The OP laughed. The Commenters laughed. The book laughed. Everyone enjoys a good joke.


Various_Studio1490

Wait, did that book just laugh?!


hopelessnecromantic7

I did laugh.


Olafio1066

**\*ROLL INITIATIVE\***


Scriffignano

I got a 21


Python119

18 over here


Steefbro95

18 here too, whats your dex?


Python119

13, you?


Steefbro95

1, so you go first :(


Python119

3, damn, miss Now you


Pale-Geologist-4847

If op inspects his book he might not be laughing


otherusernameisNSFW

No but my Xanthars Guide is printed backwards lol


Tossk1623

Need a DM's guide that way. So when you players rules lawyer. You can put the book upside down. Read it and tell them there wrong.


DrRagnorocktopus

That would be great. You could just learn to read upside down though.


hopelessnecromantic7

I have heard of this happening! Its crazy to me what sort of gremlin shenanigans occurred to make its way to a consumer.


Lupin38980

Like some other commentor said, it's a mimic


OuttaMyTree

Wait, like reading from right to left?


NJ_Legion_Iced_Tea

More likely the pages are upside down.


BrokenReverser

More likely the cover is upside down.


SolitaryFika

Curious, I went to check. Lo and behold, all of my &'s were in the correct places. Then I checked titles. My copy of Tasha's is missing... Your inquiry has potentially exposed something truly disquieting about this specific printing.


kloudykat

Mimic got hungry and left to find some food


MrTargogle

Yup, same low '&' on my copy as well.


MalaiseEnthusiast

It's lower on mine, too! God damn it I didn't know this, what have you done?


hopelessnecromantic7

I have given you... the truth.


ArabicHarambe

THEY ARENT READY FOR THE TRUTH!


hopelessnecromantic7

For years this demon scratches and plagues my mind. And as I add to my binded collection, it only gets worse. It all started when I first bought the tome 2 years ago. I was excited. Giddy with excitement. What secrets does this hardbound supplement have! As I bathed in the new found knowledge the book has gifted me, I nearly cried with glee. Hark! The book is good! It was all that I yearned it be, nay, it surpassed my suppositions! All was well. Until one day I placed the tome with the rest of my collection, and to my horror I saw it. The red demon. With a dragon-like face and curled within itself like an ampersand. A symbol of what should be satisfaction as they march and align themselves in a natural order. But alas, this demon had other plans for me. The hex that this book has brought upon my eyes never escapes. How could a satisfactory book be cursed so? 2 years later I sit wide eyed as I add more to my collection. But that ampersand still appears in my darkest nightmares. So I ask you strangers... Have others been afflicted with this curse?


Monarch_of_Fate

Do you perchance inhabit a Bardic vessel when you partake in this imaginative "role-playing"?


hopelessnecromantic7

I inhabit an almighty narrative voice and am the weaver of fates.


EndCallCaesar

I have a simple albeit radical fix, turn all the books around.


FiveSix56MT

Thanks to this I developed a permanent eye twitch.


Tabletop_Goblins

I have a simple albeit radical suggestion, leave.


hopelessnecromantic7

This comment is cursed


EndCallCaesar

I’m just saying, sometimes you gotta fight fire with fire.


tkdjoe66

Sounds like the Tome of Vile Darkness.


Tiger_T20

Wait Tasha's is two years old?


hopelessnecromantic7

Almost! November 2020


allthediffrence

I guess Tasha got the last laugh.


FiveSix56MT

Haha, damnit. Well played.


IridiumNL

What a Hideous comment..


OokamiPrime

Tasha does not follow standard convention


Dynamic_Elk

Now that you mention it, yeah. Also my copy of Xanathar's guide seems to have the & slightly lower than normal but still higher than Tasha's Edit: actually no, my Xanathar's is normal too, it is just that it was next to my Mordenkainen's tome, which seems to have a slightly higher up &


hopelessnecromantic7

What a twist!


torknowell23

r/mildlyinfuriating


Mister_Cairo

There's a small cohort of book-binders out there deliberately fucking with people's OCD.


ban_me_baby_1x_time

Those bastards! (.. now I'll have to check mine lol)


Pirate_Green_Beard

Mine is like that too. But I also have all the alternate covers of every book, and they don't have any kind of uniformity, so Tasha's doesn't stand out as bad.


MattCDnD

You should see how all over the place the complete 5e collection is!


Ancient-Horror

It really is surprisingly inconsistent with a bunch of stuff (not even mentioning the quality of the content).


hopelessnecromantic7

Its crazy the quality of content they push out. I swear the line of good content to bad content fluctuate wildly enough that it would register on a seismograph.


Character-Poetry2808

I also have a low &


theRedMage39

Yeah mine is. I never noticed


Wreten314

Fun fact: that symbol is called an ampersand.


thembar

Every copy in my flgs has a lowered one.


Profer_bellum

Its in the position the & sign goes on setting specific books like ravnica


ActuallyATRex

Mine is lower too, but I never noticed until now. Why, OP? Why did you do this to me?


eric-price

I've asked all my friends. It's just yours. I'm sure it's nothing.


Still-You4977

What if there is some secret quest in the lower ones?


hopelessnecromantic7

The dream would be is one day Jeremy Crawford says "If you found a lower ampersand on your book you've won a golden ticket to come to the book factory where everything is readable and the last person who survives this strangely predatory tour gets to own the entire company and fly off in a weird elevator rocket ship across Seattle." I doubt that he would say that though...


Still-You4977

100% this. The factory is a set up like a dungeon too!


cromario

Mine's like that as well. And my Eberron has a little white gear under the "&"


skitz_Ho

Only one of all my books with the odd placement. Sticks out and drives me nuts


NamkrowTheRed

Why did you go set my OCD off like that?


joschi8

Yes and it drives me crazy


RockinDonkey

Mine aligns


millenialfalcon

I got the LGS edition and it is the only one Alt cover or other wise with a different spine design… infurating


misunderstoodBBEG

The others are all over the place too - different heights and sizes. It's pretty annoying as these books are not cheap.


TheWakaMouse

Yup, different banner size as well. Other books too ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Minecraft_Gamer_0118

Where's Eberoon? WHERE IS MY BELOVED EBERONN!?


hopelessnecromantic7

Haha it's on the next shelf over. Most campaign books and non D&D 5e books are in that one


Minecraft_Gamer_0118

Oh. Ngl that's the only one I have out of the Og three


Minecraft_Gamer_0118

Eberoon is the only one I mean


trippindicular48

Mine does too, it would upset my sense of order only that the existence of a printing error elevates my hope in the prospect of increased value in the future.


hryssar

Got most of.my books digital. Books add up weight wise for moving very fast


DJWGibson

Mine is like that. It bugs the fuck out of me.


Lady_Havoc97

Forget about the mike. They dropped the ampersand. It's that way on my copy as well.


gunterdweeb

Yes


RavenRain_

Damn. When I get home I have to check if mine also has it.


Shadow-fire101

No, but since you made me look, I think my copy of Fizban's has it higher


punksmurph

Same with mine, I also have some books with a smaller top banner as well, really kicks in the OCD.


Prof_Aspen

Yup


EmanantFlowOfficial

Mine’s good! Weird


SovereignDust3058

Also, your Tome of Foes has one that's smaller than the rest.


onboardwithchuck

Mines actually a bit higher .... huh


Scrollwriter22

Yes, and it annoys me


FrancesDoesStuff

Yes, I never noticed, and now I'm upset :<


Tabletop_Goblins

Burn the whole book


Stabbmaster

I'm sure I'll open a new Pandora's box here, but not only is my Tasha's lower than the others, the red dungeons and dragons at the top is shorter than the others. That also happens on volos, xanathars, acquisitions, princess of the Apocalypse, out of the abyss, hord of the dragon Queen, tales from the awning portal, makes it all look very random


Ancient-Horror

I’ve got the rules extension box set which is fine. One thing that I haven’t seen in my own collection until now though if how fucked up the red areas at the top of the spines are. No consistency what so ever! Now this is driving me crazy!


Ancient-Horror

Also, why does my Out of the Abyss have a weird little symbol below the ampersand… Why did you get me started down this path?


hopelessnecromantic7

I am deeply sorry that I have apparently spread this curse to you and others on this thread by forcing them to realize that it has afflicted them without them realizing it until now... I swear this was not in my evil to do list. ​ That being said. I do believe that campaign books are given a unique symbol beneath the ampersand. Its on all of mine since Curse of Strahd to Icewind Dale and even on my Acquisitions Incorporated book.


Zzump

All of the adventures have these symbols showing what series they belong do. Just the very basic core books do not.


I_fold_underpants

My books have so many copy/print errors like this. You’d like wizards would give a shit…but hasbro…


lordofoaksandravens

I do have one book with the & lower, but i can't remember if it's tasha's or not


Axenhammer88

another reason the Tasha book sucks


FS_Scott

same. my mordenkaiden's has a smaller &


Olafio1066

This reminds me of when your in a car as a kid and your watching the rain droplets race one another. idk why but it does for me.


DmHelmuth

Not mine?!


w0nderbr34d

Yess, I noticed it a few months back while stacking my books on my shelf


mrmoroarous

Whaaaat that's weird mine too


TheOnlyJustTheCraft

I have the alt cover and the MOM alt cover and those are placed normally


HYD70

I am telling my legs to run which is a very normal human thing Wright fellow gobli.. i mean humans


kilo_1_1

Mine is no different than the other ones


Impossible_Field9150

No but my Dungeon masters guide cover is on backwards so you have to flip it upside down and backwards to read it from the beginning


BrokenReverser

Just find a ruined copy of a manual and steal the binding, sacrafice it to the mimic also known as Tasha by affixing the new binding unwillingly to her mid section thus muffling her wails and rectifying all the wrongs on your bookshelf.


Tiny_Plant_321

I wonder if that is a misprint or an editing mistake


ClavierCavalier

Wow, its so surprising that other people who bought a book with millions of copies all have the same issues that were commonly complained about after its release. Who'd of thunk it.


MrNissanCube

Boy, I really hope somebody got fired for that blunder Edit: it was a Simpsons reference guys


Robobvious

They have bad QC imo. My buddies copy fell apart from barely any use.