Saturday, July 15, 2017

TSR Era POD - B1 - In Search of the Unknown

I've been lax at keeping up with the lasted Print on Demand (POD) releases from the TSR era. Well, today I'm trying to do some catching up.

The latest POD release of TSR goodness is B1 - In Search of the Unknown. After the Dungeon Geomorphs and before B2, B1 was the adventure you found in your D&D Basic Set.

Pricing is $4.99 for the PDF, $7.99 for the Print and $9.99 for the PDF plus Print.
"In Search of the Unknown," forms a complete adventure for use with Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set. It is especially designed as an instructional aid for beginning Dungeon Masters and players, specifically created to enable new Dungeon Masters to initiate play with a minimum of preparation.  
In addition to descriptive and situational material, this module also includes special informational sections giving background history and legends; listings of possible monsters and treasures, and how to place them; a list of adventuring characters; tips on various aspects of play for the Dungeon Master; and helpful advice for starting players.
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  1. If you got this when WotC was giving it away go check your DMSGuild account. It's been updated and it's the current version. Also note this will be part of the Classic Release from Goodman Games along with B2. Good times.

  2. It's a little weird how little discussion I've seen regarding the quality of these POD releases. Is anyone actually buying these things?

    1. I bought Tomb of Horrors.
      The print quality is very good; good color, crisp print, nice paper, all that. My problem is that it's not useful as a module. The illustration book is bound into the middle, so it's not removable, the maps are printed as pages at the ends of the book, so also not able to remove. The whole thing is perfect bound that prevents it from being laid flat on the table.
      It sits nicely on the shelf, and can be read or used for prep, but I have to print the illustration book and maps if I want to run it.

    2. Thanks for sharing your impressions. Interesting about the perfect binding. I could see that causing all kinds of problems with various titles.


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