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Found: Palace of the Vampire Queen

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I found a box full of old papers from the 1970s Sunday and was going to toss it out as it looked to be old papers from college. Fortunately, I decided I had better at least glance through the stuff before tossing it. I'm glad I did. I've only had time to go flip through a few folders. Look what I found in a folder full of calculus homework....

My long lost copy of Wee Warriors Palace of the Vampire Queen. This was the very first independent adventure module ever published for D&D (assuming you do not count the Temple of the Frog in Blackmoor  as a module). It was even distributed by TSR for a short while. I have no idea what printing this is, but it looks to be in pretty good condition. Not all that surprising as it has apparently been sealed in a box since 1978 or so.

Tim Brannan said...
June 15, 2010 at 2:03 PM  


I have been wanting a copy of this for years.
Any chance you would part with it?

Anonymous said...
June 15, 2010 at 3:56 PM  

It is a pity that old nostalgic pieces such as this can't be made available free of charge somewhere. They're not the best of adventures & interest lies in the fact of their being an early look at RPGs & D&D.

Ever take a look at some online auction sites for this or other pieces of RPG history? Some people want WAY too much money for their pieces of history.

I guess it makes for a good retirement plan...


grodog said...
June 15, 2010 at 4:54 PM  

That's a 2nd printing per the Acaeum @ http://www.acaeum.com/ddindexes/modpages/dmk.html and the Tome of Treasures @ http://www.tomeoftreasures.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1843.

For those seeking PotVQ, Doug Rhea @ the North TX RPG Con secured the rights to reprint it, and he'll be selling copies from http://www.rpgmarketplace.com/ in the near future.


Randall said...
June 15, 2010 at 5:22 PM  

Tim: I haven't decided what to do with it yet. My wife's first thought is use it as a prize for a RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund drive. I'm not sure about that as I really would like to keep some of my old stuff. I do know I will not be selling it on eBay as I've gotten to really dislike dealing with eBay as a seller.

Allan: 2nd printing? Thank you, I had not had a chance to go out to The Acaeum to look.

I'm glad to hear that PotVQ is going to be reprinted. Any chance The Dwarven Glory and Misty Isles might be reprinted as well? I had The Dwarven Glory back in the day (maybe it will be in the box too?), but never saw a copy of Misty Isles and would like to.

Patrick Tingler said...
June 15, 2010 at 7:37 PM  

Grodog: "For those seeking PotVQ, Doug Rhea @ the North TX RPG Con secured the rights to reprint it, and he'll be selling copies from http://www.rpgmarketplace.com/ in the near future."

Anywhere we can go to hear more about this?

Badmike said...
June 15, 2010 at 10:02 PM  

For more info on the POTVQ reprint, sign up at the North Texas RPG Con site (ntrpgcon.com) as updates and information will be listed there first. 100 copies were printed, and they were first offered to those attending the 2010 NTRPG Con the first weekend in June. We sold quite a few copies of the reprint (which is digest sized) at the con, and will sell the remainder at RPG Marketplace (rpgmarketplace.com) in the near future.

Plans are underway to reprint both Dwarven Glory (for NTRPG Con 2011) and perhaps Misty Isles in the future using the same format (digest sized).

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