About The Shop on the Borderlands

Do you remember when every town had its own friendly local games shop? Most of those have gone now, but if you’re like me then some of your best and earliest roleplaying memories will have come from the thrill of browsing through the racks and pondering how to spend your hard-earned cash. Granted, most RPG books in those days had somewhat dodgy art, and they might not have been as polished and shiny as the stuff the major companies publish nowadays, but they were good. I bet there are plenty of rulebooks and boxed sets and adventures and supplements that you saw in your friendly local game shop all those years ago and wish you’d bought at the time. Well now you can – because The Shop on the Borderlands is where you can find those sought after long out-of-print role playing games.   So let me tell you a bit more about…


  • We stock a huge range of classic roleplaying games, supplements and adventures.  We don’t list anything on our website that we don’t have in stock right now.
  • Our online shop is easy to use and secure. We accept all major credit and debit cards plus PayPal (so you don’t even need to get out of your chair to get your wallet!) Your credit card details are only handled by major companies with proper security protocols.
  • What You See Is What You Get. When you see a product image, you are seeing a photograph of the actual product that you are buying – not a stock photo, not another copy in perfect condition, not a jpeg of Larry Elmore’s brilliant cover art found somewhere on the web, but the actual copy that you will be buying.
  • We’re honest about the condition of our goods. Since many of our items for sale are quite old, condition varies from mint / as new right down to ‘falling apart and frankly a bit of mess’. It’s important that you see what you are getting. For some items, we have more than one copy, in different conditions. We show photographs for each copy – simply click through all the photos for a specific title, and you should be able to see which one is the ‘very good’ and which one is the ‘fair’ copy. This page explains the precise meaning of our condition grades. We try to give you as much information about the condition of each item – especially for multiple item products like boxed sets – as we can.
  • Competitive and transparent shipping costs. Shipping is free on all UK orders of £20 or more, or £2.50 per UK order of less than £20. We charge a flat rate of £12 per order to ship to most European countries and a flat rate of £25 per order to ship to the rest of the world. We don’t believe in making you wait until the last minute to calculate how much it’s going to cost to ship the ten heavy hardback rulebooks you’ve just bought to your home in the Pitcairn Islands…
  • We spend hours looking for rare out-of-print games and supplements so you don’t have to. If you are looking for something specific that we don’t have in stock, please let us know by emailing [email protected] and we’ll keep an eye out for one. Ideally, let us know how much you’d be willing to pay for a copy.
  • Our satisfaction guarantee – we want you to be happy with your purchase, and we want you to come back again and again. If you are unhappy with any aspect of your order, simply drop us an email at [email protected] and we’ll do our best to make you happy!



‘The Shop on the Borderlands’ is a trading name of Phlegmatic Limited, company number 8946172, registered in England and Wales. VAT Reg. 355635188.

Registered office Phlegmatic Limited, Llanreath House, Beach Road, Llanreath, Pembroke Dock SA72 6TP.

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