R6 Great Bugbear Hunt AD&D 1E module Mentzer Greyhawk

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  • Sold Date: Jul 01, 2009
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R6 - THE GREAT BUGBEAR HUNT - AD&D 1st Edition module An ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Wilderness Adventure for 7 Characters, Levels 5-7 by Frank Mentzer, author of the other R-series modules, including R1 Tothe Aid of Falx - R2 Investigation of Hydell - R3 Doc's Island - R4 Egg ofthe Phoenix and R5 Bigby's Tomb. Frank Mentzer is also well known as the co-author of T1-4 Temple of Elemental Evil with Gary Gygax and editor & co-author of the 1983 revision of the entire D&D line including the Basic, Expert, Companion, Master and Immortal sets (later revised to be the Rules Cyclopedia ). Cover art by Roger Raupp. TSR, 1986. This obscure AD&D module is part of Frank Mentzer's famous R-series of modules produced by TSR's RPGA (Role-Playing Gamers Association) Network in the early to mid 1980s. Unlike R1-4, which were published as stand-alone modules, this module was published as a "Feature Module" in Polyhedron magazine #28 (R5 was similarly featured in another issue). The R6 module features an unusual series of discrete hex maps that represent different regions in a "Badlands" type wilderness w passage between hexes is impeded by rugged borders, essentially creating a natural outdoor maze. The characters must pursue a band of bugbears who have stolen a wizard's spellbook through this challenging and monster-infested terrain. This module was originally used as the AD&D Game Open Tournament at GEN CON South in 1982 and describe as "one of the RPGA Network's most popular tournament scenarios". Includes 7 pregenerated characters that can be used with the module.
According to Mentzer (as quoted at the Acaeum), the R-series modules were "set in the World of Greyhawk though at the continent opposite the one in the published campaign setting. The plan was to eventually incorporate them into another World of Greyhawk set -- plans that ended when Gary Gygax left TSR in 1985". See /ddindexes/modpages/r2.html for more info.
This auction includes the R6 mo dule as part of Polyhedron issue #28, which is 32 pages long and includes the original mailing cover (no address label present). The magazine also includes the following articles: "Adventure in the Clouds" by Jeff Martin (using "cloud islands" as settings for adventures in AD&D); "The Specialist Mage" by Jon Pickens (new spells for Necromancer magic-users in AD&D) and "Fletcher's Corner" (advice on putting together your own convention tournament). Condition : This is new old stock with some light shelf wear to front of mailing cover. The module is attached to the center of the magazine by staples but can easily be removed for ease in playing. The staples have some rust (not unusual for a product of this age). T is some light staining on the front of the mailing cover, and a light crease (not a complete fold) near the right edge top edge of the cover. Shipping :I securely package the items I ship, because I know no one likes to receive damaged goods in the mail. This particular item will be packed between stiff cardboard sheets to prevent damage. After you win the auction and pay, I will email you with an expected shipping date. I also try to email again after I've sent the package – if I forget to do this, feel free to email me to make sure I sent the package. Shipping Charges :
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