"Go to the sign of Marvel's Axe, a dubious inn on the edge of the Thieves Quarter, in the City of Greyhawk, and look to your own wrist. If you perceive a bracelet and dangling dice, watch for the next throw in the war between Law and Chaos and be prepared to follow the compelling geas." -Signal

Sunday, December 31, 2023

GA3: Tales of Enchantment (1993)

From the back cover:

"Whispering Widow Woods has always been a frightening place. For generations the rumors, the strange noises, and the gloomy, tangled undergrowth have scared off the faint of heart. Recently, however, Whispering Widow Woods has grown much more sinister. Familiar voices speaking from thin air lure people to their doom; travelers emerge with no memory; the very trees are said to come to life and attack the unwary! Is this any place to go, searching for a lost boy?

Tales of Enchantment is an ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS(R) adventure that emphasizes the mystery of this enigmatic woods. But to solve the forest's puzzle, the heroes must first survive its danger. Tales of Enchantment will test the heroes' wits as well as their steel."


Saturday, December 30, 2023

GA2: Swamplight (1993)

From the back cover:

"The city of Chala, nestled on the banks of the Leal river, has prospered for generations. But now the city faces misfortune, pestilence, and decay, because the icon which brought it prosperity has been stolen. All the clues suggest that the sacred object was carried into the heart of nearby Blackweed Swamp. But who, or what, would commit such a crime? Whoever is responsible, the statue must be recovered, at any cost.

Are there heroes who can face the horrors of the swamp and reclaim the precious statue? Are they clever enough to unravel a scheme far more sinister than simple theft? Or will they, like others before them, be lured into the clutches of some terrible evil inhabiting the gloomy marsh and disappear forever?"


Friday, December 29, 2023

Living Greyhawk Journal (Issue 2 - Nov/Dec 2000)

No. Two, Spring, 591 CY

Cover by Matthew Stawicki

Special Insert: City of Greyhawk Poster Map - A Living Greyhawk Journal exclusive! Presenting an overhead view of Oerth's signature city, this special poster

Thursday, December 28, 2023

Providence: Main World Book (1997)

From the back cover:

"The Main World Book is a detailed look at the world of Providence. Included is a description of the inhabitants, the geography and the history of this unique world.

A detailed description of all the major races, including Troupial Bat, Gargoyle, Dragon and Eagle is provided. In addition, detailed information is incorporated on the various factions within Providence, as well as monsters and character roles available to players."


Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Providence: GM Compendium (1997)

From the back of the book:

The Providence GM Compendium provides game masters with a wealth of material. Over 20 of Providence's most influential characters are described in detail, expanding on their histories and providing insight into the events to come.

Also included in the GM Compendium are new powers, magical items, and a GM Screen, complete with every chart game master's need.

Lastly, the GM Compendium includes a special 8 page insert with new character sheets as well as other useful pages designed to aid enhance the role-playing experience.

Discover Providence.
Learn how to be a hero again.


Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Providence: Recognizers (1998)

From publisher blurb:

The Lost Tribes are about to attack. The world is about to collapse. Providence's criminals think the authorities are too busy to notice them.
They're wrong.

A sourcebook for bounty hunters.


Monday, December 25, 2023

Providence: People's Knights (1997)

From the back cover:

The Lost Tribes
The Wayfarers
The Reaver's criminal organization

At each turn a new threat appears, preying upon society.

Who shall hold off the strengthening forces of evil?

Introducing the People's Knights

The People's Knights source book investigates what it is to be a hero in the chaotic world of Providence. Also included in this book are 20 of the most prominent and active heroes as well as new abilities and character creation ideas.

Discover Providenc
Lean how to be a hero again.


Sunday, December 24, 2023

Providence: The Ecology (1998)

From the back of the book:

The Ecology provides a detailed and exciting account of land, air and sea creatures. For adventurers who explore the fantastic realm of Providence, the Ecology includes the characteristics of over 50 wondrous beasts. Finally, this source book includes the new Tracker occupation, as well as rules for poisons and swarm attacks.

Saturday, December 23, 2023

GURPS Cyberpunk (1990)

From the web:

Subtitle: "High-Tech Low-Life Roleplaying Sourcebook."

Near the bottom right corner of the cover, in a white triangle (Illuminati logo): "The book that was seized by the U.S. Secret Service! (See p. 4)"

From the back of the book:


Welcome to a world on the edge. GURPS Cyberpunk brings the gritty chrome-and-plastic streets of the cyberpunk future to the world of GURPS!

Cyberpunk is the genre of man plus machine - a dystopian fusion of the visions of George Orwell and Timothy Leary. It presents challenges far beyond that of the standard "loot the dungeon" themes - in a cyberpunk world, survival itself can be the ultimate success story!

GURPS Cyberpunk doesn't tie you down to one specific background. Instead, it provides rules to simulate any type of environment, from the gutters of New York City to the injection-molded walls of orbital habitats.

Because GURPS Cyberpunk is based on the award-winning GURPS rules, it's possible to create any character type. From gang members to fly-by-night netrunners to black market software dealers, cyborged bodyguards and bioengineered ninja - they're all here.

Included in this book are:
  • New Advantages - from Alternate Identities to Contacts.
  • New Disadvantages - including Cyber Rejection Syndrome, Dying and Zeroed.
  • New Skills - such as Cyberdeck Operation and Video Production.
  • Cyberwear - all the equipment needed to turn the man-on-the-street into a cybernetic killing machine.
  • Brain Implants - from temporary chipped skills to data plugs to a built-in computer.
  • Netrunning rules - hardware and software to penetrate the realistic computer networks of the 20th century or the artificial reality of cyberspace.
  • Campaign advice - Over 30 pages on creating a cyberpunk campaign, both world design and adventure writing.
  • And much, much more...


Friday, December 22, 2023

CORS2 - The Fright at Tristor (2001)

From the back cover:

We die for The Watcher!

Orcish barbarians harry the northern trade routes through the cold north of the Theocracy of the Pale, serving a mysterious lord known only as The Watcher. Plagued by a series of bizarre animal mutations, the terrorized folk of the village of Tristor turn to adventurers to help them where hunters, vigilantes, and soldiers could not. Someone, or some thing, is sending a message to Tristor, and all fear the inevitable -- When the gruesome murderer claims its first human victim.

This classic tournament has been revised and updated for use in the RPGA Network's exciting new LIVING GREYHAWK campaign. The actions of your group of heroes will influence the international campaign storyline.


Thursday, December 21, 2023

Aftermath! (1981)

From the web:

"Aftermath! is a role-playing game created by Paul Hume & Robert Charette which was published in 1981 by Fantasy Games Unlimited.

It is set in a post-apocalyptic world in which the characters typically have to fight for food, water, basic supplies and shelter. The rules are reasonably complex and include a few flow charts and tables to enable the Games Master to simulate the world. This leads to a very immersive gaming experience. However, it does require a good knowledge of the rules to play.

The nature of the Apocalypse is up to the Games Master but it is often reminiscent of the Mad Max films. There is even an expansion (Aftermath! Magic!) to play in a universe dominated by dragons in the style of the film Reign of Fire."

The system is mostly a dice based system that uses a d20 to resolve combat and skill checks and then uses a table for a 'complex' hit location. This determines additional effects to the character. Highly realistic many characters will die after just one hit, so watch out. Once you get into a firefight someone isn't walking away.

This is a boxed set which contains the following:
  • Basic Rules book with multiple examples and illustrations of play
  • Player's Handbook (Survivors of the Aftermath) detailing construction of characters, equipment and life after the ruin
  • Referee's Handbook (The World of Aftermath) detailing construction of the environment and running the game
  • Introductory Scenario (Survive!) to allow you to start play easily
  • Playaids"


Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Grey Worlds (Volume III, Issue XIV - September 1992)

From the web:

Table of contents:

- Proper Channels
- Critical Decisions
- Moremaster
- In Other Worlds
- Grey Areas (Errata)
- Grey Analysis (Letters)
- Pandora's Box (Equipment)
- Extended List Development (Rules Option)
- New RM Skills (Rules Option)
- Relative Initiative Rules ( (Rules Option)
- Random Events Table
- Druidism and the Druidic Office
- Nomad (Profession)
- Ninja (Profession)
- Samurai (Profession)
- Realm Molder (Profession)
- Monastic (Profession)
- Sanction (Spell List)
- Holy Knowledge (Spell List)
- Haven (Spell List)
- Putrefactions (Spell List)
- Living Tarot in a Fantasy Campaign
- Tarotmage (Profession)
- Rod Magic (Spell List)
- Cup Magic (Spell List)
- Sword Magic (Spell List)
- Pentacle Magic (Spell List)
- Minor Arcana Magic (Spell List)
- Major Arcana Magic (Spell List)
- Vampyric Magicks (Spell List)
- Discrete Channels (Spell List)
- Nature's Footman (Spell List)
- Nature's Weapons (Spells List)
- The Arbitration Guide (Arcane Society)
- Way of the Arbiter (Spell List)
- Technomancy, Cyberspells and Magitech
- Cyberspace Ways (Spell List)
- Sparring/Practical Critical Strike Table

Monday, December 18, 2023

Grey Worlds (Volume II, Issue VIII)

RPG magazine produced by Iron Crown Enterprises covering their roleplaying game systems mainly Middle Earth Roleplaying and Rolemaster. Ran for four volumes before publication ended.

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Grey Worlds (Volume IV, Issue XV - December 1992)

From the web:

Table of Contents:

- Critical Decisions
- Moremaster
- Proper Channels
- In Other Worlds
- Pandora's Box (Equipment)
- Multiple User Items
- Witches And Wizards Revisited
- Natural and Enchanted Herbs
- Manual Dexterity (Rules Option)
- Optional Stalk And Hide Modifiers (Rules Option)
- Chronomancy
- Chronomancer (Profession)
- Time's Distortion (Spell List)
- Temporal Manipulation (Spell List)
- Chronomancy (Spell List)
- Intangible Ways (Spell List)
- Spy (Profession)
- The Tarot of Many Teachings
- Medieval Adventuring in Rolemaster

Friday, December 15, 2023

DL16: World of Krynn (1988)

From the back cover: 

You are cordially invited to enter the dangerous world of the Dragonlance saga. The World of Krynn brings you to previously unexplored corners of Krynn with new challenges for your characters.

Explore Dargaard Keep, the vast and perilous lair of Lord Soth, and perhaps you will discover what really happened to Kitiara! Journey into the volcanic lair of a dragon to defend the city of Palanthus. Run a merry chase over hill and heath in search of a lost boy - can you find Master Lor before other, more sinister searchers? Travel to the far-away isle of Mithas and save the remnants of a dying race of bird-men from the savage minotaurs, while simultaneously trying to thwart a massive invasion of Ansalon.

The World of Krynn beckons to you; return to adventure once again in the world of fearsome dragons and vile draconians.


Thursday, December 14, 2023

DL15: Mists of Krynn (1988)

From the back cover:

Krynn - a vast, mysterious planet filled with wonder, beauty, and danger. The home of the best-selling DRAGONLANCE adventures and novels, Krynn is the most popular fantasy role-playing world ever.

The Mists of Krynn makes that world even more exciting for ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS game players everywhere! Twelve different authors have combined to fill this book with adventures, new NPCs, and in-depth looks at the unique races of Krynn, including Kender, Gully Dwarves, Shadow People, and the fearsome Draconians! The adventures take place in many different times - before, during, and after the War of the Lance - and are designed for characters from level 0 to 15

So enter the Mists of Krynn, but bring your wits and your courage - adventure awaits!


Wednesday, December 13, 2023

DL14: Dragons of Triumph (1986)

From the back cover:

The incredible Dragonlance saga comes to its thrilling conclusion in this high-level adventure. The Heroes face their ultimate challenge as the Queen of Darkness exerts all her might to claim Krynn as her own.

Each of six possible endings leads to the defeat of either the Queen or the Heroes, and determines whether Krynn's future is one of light or darkness.

This adventure inculdes an optional Battlesystem scenario on the grandest scale yet published - five armies of evil tak the field against the combined forces of good!

Finally, the DM is provided with a detailed sourcebook that details endless opportunities for further adventure in the world of Krynn.

Dragons of Triumph presents the culmination of the 14 module Dragonlance series, but it can also stand alone as a challenging, high-level adventure.

An adventure for Character Levels 10-14


Tuesday, December 12, 2023

DL13: Dragons of Truth (1986)

From the back cover:

The key to victory is at hand as the Heroes of Legend set out on their final ques!

The port city of Kalaman seems as tranquil as a morning breeze. Yet on the horizon the terrible might of the Dragon Empire rushes unchecked, intent on the city's destruction. Poised now to meet them is the Army of Whitestone and its vaunted Solamnic Knights. The final conflict is at hand.

Yet hidden knowledge has come to light. The world is doomed unless a fearless band of heroes can pass through the lands of the evil empire into its very heart - the City of Neraka and the Temple of the Queen of Darkness.

Yet there are other forces at work in the lands of evil, forces unknown to the Dragon Empire and the Whitestone Council.

The Glitterpalace of Paladine is a fabled place of ancient times. No one knows where the door is to be found. No one walks its halls without being changed. Its invitations are subtle, but its truth is sure...for those who survive.

An adventure for Character Levels 10-13


Monday, December 11, 2023

DL12: Dragons of Faith (1986)

 From the back cover:

The Blood Sea of Istar...grim reminder of the vengeance of the gods. Roiling and churning angrily, these sanguine waters are the grave of many a brave sailor. Across this haunted sea the heroes must journey to find freedom and victory.

Trapped in lands deep within the enemy's territory, the heroes must seek the shadows to evade the Dragon Highlords' cruel clutches.

But fate deals them a strange hand, placing the cornerstone to the Dark Queen's defeat within their reach. If only they can capture the crucial pawn before darkness snatches it away!

This adventure features a miniature deck of Talis cards used in games of skill and chance on the world of Krynn. Rules for games common to the lands of Ansalon are included.

Dragons of Faith is the twelfth in the series of Dragonlance adventures for use with the Advanced Dungeons and Dragons game system. Included are optional Battlesystem miniatures rules. You can play this adventure by itself or as part of the grand quest that spans the entire Dragonlance saga.

An adventure for Character Levels 9-10

Sunday, December 10, 2023

DL11: Dragons of Glory (1986)

From the back cover:

Across the world of Krynn, the armies of light and darkness clash in titanic struggle, Now the vast forces of the High Solamnic Knights and the Dragon Highlords are yours to command. "Dragons of Glory" puts you and your players in charge of all the armies of Krynn.

In excerpts from his war journals, Lord Gunthar Uth Wistan, Commander of the Solamnic Knights, discusses the general course of the war and several major battles of the time. Each battle discussion ends with the setup and victory conditions that will enable you to control the course of the War of the Lance.

"Dragons of Glory" is a complete strategic simulation game requiring no other rules to play. Yet it is an invaluable tool for the game master as it can add more excitement to DRAGONLANCE campaigns.

"Dragons of Glory" includes a huge two-piece, full-color map of the continent of Ansalon, nearly 400 counters representing both the Whitestone and the Dragon Highlord forces, a 16 page scenario book with Gunthar's memoirs, and an eight-page rulebook.


Saturday, December 9, 2023

DL10: Dragons of Dreams (1985)

From the back cover:

Silvanesti... ancient homeland of the elves. The wonders of Silvanesti are fabled throughout Krynn - the beauty of its forest where each tree is uniquely shaped by elven skill, its gardens of song, its cities molded lovingly from uncut stone... All this and more make up its legendary beauty.

Yet now the Silvanesti elves are gone. For long years, their warriors stood against the hordes of the Dragonarmy. then, suddenly, they fled their wondrous land and journeyed into the west. Something more terrible than dragons caused the fall of the Eternal Kingdom.

At the bidding of the Princess Alhana, you enter the fabled Land of Dreams... now fallen into a nightmare!

"Dragons of Dreams" picks up the tale of Tanis, Caramon, Raistlin, and others as they flee from the ruins of Tarsis. It is the tenth in a series of fifteen DRAGONLANCE adventures for use with the ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS game system. You can play this adventure by itself or as part of the grand DRAGONLANCE story.

An adventure for Character Levels 8-10


Friday, December 8, 2023

DL9: Dragons of Deceit (1985)

From the back cover:

Beckoned by a mysterious visitor, the heroes embark on a mission into the very heart of the Dragon Highlords' realm. The ominous city of the Sanction, crouched in a narrow valley between the mighty volcanoes known as the Lords of Doom, holds the secret of the good dragons' oath.

Unimaginable terrors await the party as they search the city, seeking a key to the fiery lair of the Dragon Highlord and his evil minions. Can the heroes solve mystery of the dragons' oath? Will they penetrate the deception of the Dark Queen in time to bring salvation to Krynn? Or will their valiant efforts be in vain?

"Dragons of Deceit" is the astounding conclusion to the second book of the epic Dragonlance saga, for use with the Advanced Dungeons and Dragons game system. You can play this adventure by itself or as part of the grand quest that covers the entire Dragonlance story.

An adventure for Character Levels 8-10


Thursday, December 7, 2023

DL8: Dragons of War (1985)

From the back cover:

The Tower of the High Clerist pierces the cold sky. The chill wind blows snowy swirls across Solamnic Knights huddled on the battlements. This is their last stand.

Behind the pass they guard sits the gleaming city of Palanthus. The war will be lost if the city falls to the Dragon army.

All eyes strain south across the rolling plains of Solamnia. The Knights hear the distant thunder of a vast horde on the march. An enemy line more than a thousand strong is sighted moving toward the tower.

The Knights glance from side to side. Divided by politics and their strict code of honor, the Knights can only withstand the coming assault if they unite against the common enemy.

"Dragons of War" is the eighth in the series of Dragonlance adventures for use with the Advanced Dungeons and Dragons game system. Included are optional AD&D Battlesystem miniatures rules. You can play this adventure by itself or as part of the grand quest that spans the entire Dragonlance saga.

An adventure for Character Levels 8-10


Wednesday, December 6, 2023

DL7: Dragons of Light (1985)

From the back cover:

Far removed form the battlefields of Ansalon, the island of Ergoth has become a refuge for the Elven Peoples. Here the haughty Silvanesti of the east, the friendly Qualinesti of the west, and the wild, native Kagonesti dwell in a fragile, uneasy peace.

This peace is shattered by the arrival of your band of adventurers, bearing the shards of the dragonlance and the power of the Dragon Orb of Icewall. Will the pitfalls of conflicting elven nations ensnare you? Can you escape across the wilds of Ergoth to the outpost of the Solamnic Knights, evading the wild elves in your path? Will you discover the secret of Huma's Tomb and find the final resting place of the dragonlances of old?

"Dragons of Light" is the sixth in the series of Dragonlance adventures for use with the Advanced Dungeons and Dragons game system and continues the Second Book of the Dragonlance saga. You can play this adventure by itself, or as part of the grand quest that spans the entire Dragonlance story.

An adventure for Character Levels 7-9


Tuesday, December 5, 2023

DL6: Dragons of Ice (1985)

From the back cover:

The refugees from Pax Tharkas are safe in the dwarven kingdom of Thorbardin. You are in the ancient port of Tarsis searching for ships to bear them out of the dragonarmy's reach.

But nothing in silent Tarsis is as you expected. The sea receded in the Cataclysm; no ship will ever set sail from Tarsis again. Draconians openly roam the deserted city streets.

A new quest is before you: to find one of the legendary Dragon Orbs, mighty weapons that destroyed the dragons in ancient times.

Your path leads you to Icewall Castle, abode of an awesome white dragon and her minions. What awaits on the treacherous glacier? Can you defeat the evil guardians of the castle and recover the Orb of the Silver Dragon?

"Dragons of Ice" is the fifth DRAGONLANCE adventure for use with the ADVANCED DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS game system and begins the Second Book of the DRAGONLANCE saga. You can play this adventure by itself, or as part of he grand quest that spans the entire DRAGONLANCE story.

An adventure for Character Levels 6-9.


Monday, December 4, 2023

DL5: Dragons of Mystery (1984)

From the back cover:

At last! A sourcebook for the most exciting epic ever from TSR, Inc.!

Now, you and your players can have the entire world of Krynn at your fingertips!

"Dragons of Mystery" gives you the background and tools necessary to run a complete Dragonlance campaign adventure, an epic quest through the world of Krynn, threatened by the domination of the inhuman draconians. Can you win against powerful forces of darkness?

This package contains a four-color map of the Continent of Ansalon, where all the adventures in the Dragonlance saga take place, Player Character Sheets for the Dragonlance heroes (illustrated by Larry Elmore) give your players an exciting tool for visualizing their characters. Even the stars in the heavens are shown on a special map of the constellations!

Join the quest! Live the Adventure! The Dragonlance saga continues!


Sunday, December 3, 2023

DL4: Dragons of Desolation (1984)

From the back cover:

The draconians have now conquered the civilized lands to the north. You have led a struggling, starving band of refugees out of slavery - but freedom and safety lie over and impassible mountain range!

There is only one way to safety: find the doors of the ancient dwarven kingdom of Thorbardin, and persuade the rules to let the refugees pass.

What price will the dwarven thanes ask? Can you succeed in your mission before the draconians destroy the hidden camp of the refugees?

"Dragons of Desolation" is the fourth Dragonlance adventure for use with the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons game system, and concludes the First Book of Dragonlance. You can play this Adventure by itself, or as part of the grand quest that spans the entire Dragonlance Story.

An Adventure for Character Levels 6-8


Saturday, December 2, 2023

DL3: Dragons of Hope (1984)

From the back cover:

The DRAGONLANCE saga continues!

You have freed 800 refugees from the depth of Pax Tharkas, but now the armies of the dragon highmaster Verminaard pursue you through the wilderness.

There is only one hope for you - to find the gates to Thorbardin, the ancient kingdom of the mountain dwarves, sealed long ago in the Dwarfgate War. The problem is that nobody knows where it is, or if it still exists@

Through the snow-covered Kharolis Mountains, across the Dergoth Plain, haunted with the ghosts of ancient armies, and to the incredible mountain known only as Skullcap, you search for the answer that will save teh refugees of Pax Tharkas... and yourself!

"Dragons of Hope" is the exciting third part of the First Book of Dragonlance, an epic quest through the world of Krynn, threatened by the domination of the inhuman draconians. This adventure can be played as part of a separate adventure, or as part of the great quest that spans the entire DRAGONLANCE story.

An adventure for Character Levels 6-8


Friday, December 1, 2023

DL2: Dragons of Flame (1984)

From the web:

The second in the series of DragonLance adventures.
In this adventure the heroes resist the growing might of the Dragonlords. The characters have a difficult journey to Pax Tharkas and then into the Tharkadan Towers.

(From back cover)

The dragonmen have taken Solace. Its beautiful tree houses lie black and battered amid the stumps of great vallenwood trees. Kapak Draconians, armed with poisoned weapons, enforce a brutal martial law on the survivors.

And Solace is only one outpost: The dragonarmies control the plains. Only the elven kingdom of Qualinesti stands unconquered. The rest of the plainsmen suffer the most: a long slave caravan hauls hundreds of them to the fortress prison of Pax Tharkas.

"Dragons of Flame" is the second in TSR's new series of DRAGONLANCE adventures for use with the ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS game system. Your players will adventure in the world of Krynn and visit strange places such as Qualinost or Sla-Mori, encountering bizarre draconians and disgusting Aghar. They can play the modules as a set of separate adventures or as a great quest that spans the entier DRAGONLANCE story.

An Adventure for Characters Levels 5-7


Thursday, November 30, 2023

DL1: Dragons of Despair (1984)

From the web:

The first module in the DragonLance series, an effort that eventually led to the creation and expansion of a key Dungeons and Dragons setting. This adventure is for six to eight characters of level four to six, and they strongly encourage players to use the included characters. The module begins by pointing out what is different in Krynn: Kender, steel instead of gold, no cleric spells and no dragons - at least when things begin. In this adventure the characters orient themselves to their quest and begin facing off against the draconians.

Back cover text:

You stand on the road east of Solace, tired from five years of adventuring, from a fruitless search for lost clerical magic. You know the old proverb that claims “You must return to find what you left to seek,” but the saying never really made sense. Soon, however, it will.

For the world of Krynn is not the same: refugees stream out of the northernmost human lands, telling horrible tales. An invading army has burned their villages and put their families and friends to the sword. Among these stories you hear even darker rumors — that older evils, the dragons themselves, have returned to the world, for new and more terrible purposes.

“Dragons of Despair” is the first in TSR’s new series of DRAGONLANCE™ adventures for use with the ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS® game system. Your players will adventure in the world of Krynn, visit strange places such as Haven or ruined Xak Tsaroth, and encounter the bizarre draconians and spectral minions. They can play the modules as a set of separate adventures or as a great quest that spans the entire DRAGONLANCE™ story.

An Adventure for Character Levels 4-6.


Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Chill Horror Role-Playing Game (1990)

From the back of the book:

"Chill is a horror role-playing game for 2 to 9 players ages 12 and up, and includes: * 16 full-color pages * Options for creating your own characters * Maps of the world of Chill * Step-by-step guidelines for running Chill campaigns and scenarios * A detailed history of SAVE and their fight against the Unknown * Things, Featuring Creatures and Animals * Plus a reusable pocket containing a 32-page introductory insert for old and new Chill players alike * and much more!"

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Encyclopedia Magica (Volume 4) (1995)

From the web:

Volume 4 of this four-volume set of books, which attempted to collect and categorize every magic spell, artifact, and item from all previously published Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition material to date, including DRAGON magazine articles. The entire set of books contains well over 4 million entries; this volume covers entries from T to Z and includes the Index.

Monday, November 27, 2023

Encyclopedia Magica (Volume 3) (1995)

From the web:

Encyclopedia Magica Volume Three: Pick of Earth Parting to Thesis on Conditional Ruptures (Spellbook)

From the Introduction to Volume One:
Throughout the 20-year history of the D&D and AD&D game worlds, reams of paper and gallons of ink have detailed thousands of magical items. From the original Dungeons & Dragons (Woodgrain Box & White Box Sets) and the first issue of The Strategic Review Magazine, to the last products shipped in December 1993, almost every product has featured at least one new magical item, and you will find them all in the Encyclopedia Magica collection. Since many of these products are long out of print, it is impossible for the majority of players and Dungeon Masters around the world to enjoy these unique treasures. We had to call a halt at some point, so these volumes only include those products shipped through December 1993.


Sunday, November 26, 2023

Encyclopedia Magica (Volume 2) (1995)

From the web:

Encyclopedia Magica Volume Two: Decoy Dust to Phylactery of Righteousness

From the Introduction to Volume One:
Throughout the 20-year history of the D&D and AD&D game worlds, reams of paper and gallons of ink have detailed thousands of magical items. From the original Dungeons & Dragons (Woodgrain Box & White Box Sets) and the first issue of The Strategic Review Magazine, to the last products shipped in December 1993, almost every product has featured at least one new magical item, and you will find them all in the Encyclopedia Magica collection. Since many of these products are long out of print, it is impossible for the majority of players and Dungeon Masters around the world to enjoy these unique treasures. We had to call a halt at some point, so these volumes only include those products shipped through December 1993.


Saturday, November 25, 2023

Encyclopedia Magica (Volume 1) (1994)


From the web:

Encyclopedia Magica Volume One: Abacus of Calculation to Dust of Blending

From the Introduction:

Throughout the 20-year history of the D&D and AD&D game worlds, reams of paper and gallons of ink have detailed thousands of magical items. From the original Dungeons & Dragons (Woodgrain Box & White Box Sets) and the first issue of The Strategic Review Magazine, to the last products shipped in December 1993, almost every product has featured at least one new magical item, and you will find them all in the Encyclopedia Magica collection. Since many of these products are long out of print, it is impossible for the majority of players and Dungeon Masters around the world to enjoy these unique treasures. We had to call a halt at some point, so these volumes only include those products shipped through December 1993.


Friday, November 24, 2023

FMQ1: City of Gold (1992)

From the back cover:

This supplement for the Maztica Campaign Setting is a new type of product: a combination adventure and accessory. In this booklet you will find information on a new character race, the Azuposi; on new character classes for rogues, including the clown (or koyemshis); on new priest classes, including the "bent priest"; and a new magic unique to Maztica, fetishism.

The adventure itself leads your party from the known areas of the True World into the northlands, through the lands of the desert dwarves, the Poscadar elves, the Dog People, and others. Your characters will deal with desert hardships they have never endured before. They will also confront spirits they've never heard of: the spirits that have caused the downfall of Michaca, the City of Gold.

And do not forget the words of a poet of another place, and another time: "Nor all that tempts your wand'ring eyes / And heedless hearts, is lawful prize; / Nor all, that glisters, gold."


Thursday, November 23, 2023

X6: Quagmire! (1984)

From the back cover:

Swamp creatures! They surround you now as you move slowly through the gurgling muck. How will you reach Quagmire now? Each day, the hungry sea swallows more of the ancient port city. A fierce fever ravages its people, and now - these foul monsters! Their beady eyes glimmer from deep within the tangled vines. Are these the creatures that have blockaded the city, turning away ships that are the city's lifeline? Are these the scum that are starving the people of Quagmire, threatening an entire race with extinction? These creeps?

Let's clean this jungle out!

Quagmire includes a large-scale map that expands the D&D world and introduces new areas to explore. The adventure also includes new magic items and a special, expanded monsters section.

Hurry! Hoist your colors, or saddle your horse - go before the city by the sea becomes the city beneath the sea!


Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Master of the Desert Nomads (1983)

From the front cover:

"You have been sent on a deadly journey into the wastes of the Sind. Guided only by the reports of a half-dead scout and a scrawled map, you ride straight towards the monstrous armies of the Master"

From the back cover:

To arms! To arms! The battle lines are drawn as desert men and inhuman tribes wait poised to strike on the fertile and rich lands of the east. The call has gone out through the civilized lands. The armies have been raised to match the invading foes from the west. Nobles and peasants have joined swords to greet the foes.

But Fate or Chance has decreed another role for the small few. No glorious banners will wave on their march. No squadrons of knights will charge at their word. Instead, they will fight the war with stealth, secrecy, and cunning. The risks they will take are great, but the fates of both armies lie with them.

It begins one night for your party far from the fighting. Suddenly you are entrusted with the most dangerous mission of the war.

Can you cross the Sind Desert, occupied now by enemy armies, to find the Great Pass?

Can you find the one known only as The Master?

What will you do if you do find him?

So beings your adventure in The Master of the Desert Nomads, the first module of a two-part adventure that can be concluded in the exciting Temple of Death or played entirely on its own. Can your party do what must be done?


Tuesday, November 21, 2023

The Magic Encyclopedia (Volume Two) (1993)

From the back cover:

Did you ever wonder what a phylactery is? Do you know what the difference between a cloak and a robe is? The Magic Encyclopedia answers these questions with succinct definitions of every type of item found in a magical treasure hoard, and every definition has an illustration.

The list of definitions in Volume Two runs from Goggle to Zwieback, and completes the list begun in Volume One. The listing includes an experience point value and a gold piece sale value for each item. At last, you'll know exactly what every bauble in any hoard is really worth. The listing also identifies the product where the item is described and the page number where you can find it. A complete list of those products (current through December, 1991) also is provided.


Monday, November 20, 2023

TSR JAM 1999 (1999)

From the web:

An Adventurers Guild adventure anthology


Vale of the Dragon Oracle (Forgotten Realm) by Byron Wischstadt
(Four to six characters of 5th to 7th level)

The Return of the Pick-axe (Greyhawk) by Christopher McKitterick
(Four to six characters of 7th to 9th level)

Blood Feud (uses AD&D supplement The Illithiad) by Sean K. Reynolds
(Four to six characters of 7th to 8th level)

The Manxome Foe (Planescape) by Christopher Perkins
(Four to six characters of 8th to 12th level)

The Heart's Final Beat (Ravenloft) by John W. Mangrum
(Four to six characters of 6th to 8th level)

Leviathan's Deep (Dragonlance: Fifth Age) by Steven Brown

Folds in the Tapestry (Alternity) by Jeff Quick
(Four to six characters)


Sunday, November 19, 2023

Character & Monster Assortment (1992)

From the back of the book:

Behold the Dungeon Master's best game supplement!

At last! A whole collection of 3D heroes and their monstrous foes is made available. From now on, easy to assemble hordes of colorful and mysterious creatures will hide behind the Dungeon Master game screen, waiting to surprise unwary players. The Character & Monster supplement brings back the best game pieces offered in your favorite D&D modules, along with a brand new series of standups.

You dungeons will never be the same without them!

- Over 120 3D game pieces
- Includes 15 double-wide game pieces for mounted knights, and large monsters like dragons, hydras, manticores, and more
- 12 male and female heroes and NPCs
- 14 brand new game pieces never yet published
- All this on seven pre-cut and scored color sheets


Saturday, November 18, 2023

I9: Day of Al'Akbar (1986)

From the back cover:

The land of Arir — a once peaceful desert country, dotted with oases, teeming with caravans — fell into the hand of infidels. The ruler, the dearly loved Sultan Amhara, was killed in the battle for the capital city of Khaibar. He left behind one of the greatest treasure stores ever amassed — jewels and coins, more than anyone had ever seen before or since — and in addition, the Cup and Talisman of Al'Akbar.

A deadly plague sweeps your land. The holy men say that if only they had the Talisman, they could create cures for this dread disease. Many adventurers have tries and failed to find the Cup and Talisman. Now it is your turn. Find these treasures, and save your people!

The journey is exciting, but treacherous. Do not be distracted by exotic sights and sounds, the strange foods. You must avoid being discovered by Al'Farzikh and his brigands, as you infiltrate the palace. Be wary — what is most beautiful may be most deadly, and what seems useless may be priceless.


Friday, November 17, 2023

I12: Egg of the Phoenix (1987)

From the back cover:

""Come on," they said, "It won't be so tough, just stopping a slavery ring," they said.

"I don't know," you said. "Those slaves aren't even entirely human! How do we know they won't try to kill us?"

But you went, and now you're having second thoughts. There were the thieves in the lost crypts of Empyrea, raising hundreds of - no, that's too disturbing to think about. There were the three daughters who - no, that's too painful to remember. Now there's this Egg of the Phoenix. What does that have to do with anything? This was supposed to be a cut-and-dried stop-the-slavers job. Who said anything about retrieving lost artifacts?

Trudging through forests, traipsing through castles, trotting through dungeons, traveling through other planes: this has turned into more than your run-of-the-mill adventure. The compensation had better be worth it!
Provided, of course, you're around at the end to collect your share.

An adventure for 5-6 Characters Levels 5-9.


Thursday, November 16, 2023

Undermountain: Maddgoth's Castle (1996)

From the back cover:

This Dungeon Crawl adventure returns once again to the hallowed halls of Undermountain and into an adventure like those AD&D game archetypes of years past. This is a stand-alone module and does not require extra support materials. It can be placed easily into a campaign on any AD&D world, but best fits a Forgotten Realms campaign set in Undermountain or Waterdeep.


Wednesday, November 15, 2023

CM8: The Endless Stair (1987)

From the back of the book:

"The Great Mage Cheiromar, known as Aglahund the Mighty, is said to be buried under the Leaning Stone atop Galzar's Crag. One of his apprentices, Ulthorn, has been discovered dead in an aperture of the Leaning Stone...a doorway that locals swear has never been there before!

You must discover how Ulthorn died and the mystery of the Leaning Stone. In the process, you may find yourself at the Endless Stair. Those who never climbed it say it seems to lead to nowhere. Those who did never lived to tell of it.

Will you dare ascend into the unknown?"


Tuesday, November 14, 2023

A3: Assault on the Aerie of the Slave Lords (1981)

From the web:

The third in a series of modules based on the tournament at GenCon XIII. This module is for characters level four through seven. The characters pursue the slavers into the Drachengrab Mountains and to the Isle of the Slave Lords. There they must quickly make their way through the caves and into the hidden city to attack.


The booklet for this adventure actually contains 32 pages. The middle four pages (a two-sheet spread) is meant to be removed during play and does not have page numbers; the remainder of the booklet is numbered 1-28.

The insert has one DM and one player map and two blank pages for notes.


Monday, November 13, 2023

A2: Secret of the Slavers Stockade (1981)

From the front cover:

The battle against the slavers continues! You and your fellow adventurers have defeated the slavers of Highport, but you have learned of the existence of another slaver stronghold, and you have decided to continue the attack. But beware! Only the most fearless of adventurers could challenge the slavers on their own ground and live to tell of it!

This module was originally used for the official ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS™ Tournament at Gen Con® XIII Convention and is the second of four in a series of related tournament modules from TSR Hobbies, Inc.


Sunday, November 12, 2023

C2: The Ghost Tower of Inverness (1980)

From the web:

A shadow from the past, the Ghost Tower of Inverness has loomed ever larger in the mind of the great Seer of Urnst. Now he has convinced the Duke that an expedition should be organized to go to the ancient keep and recover its greatest treasure -- the fabled Soul Gem.

This module was originally written for the Official ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS® Game Tournament at Wintercon VIII, held in Detroit in November of 1979. It is the second in TSR's COMPETITION SERIES -- modules that were used in official tournaments. This module contains a challenging setting, a scoring system and characters specially prepared for the adventure. It may thus be used for competition among players (or groups of players) or as a non-scored adventure included in an ongoing campaign. Also included within are background information, referee's maps and notes, encounter descriptions for players, and a background scenario linked to THE WORLD OF GREYHAWK™ Fantasy World Setting.


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