TSR D&D CM2 Death's Ride 1984

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 20, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House
TSR D&D CM2 Death's Ride 1984

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The Collector's Trove Presents: The E. Gary Gygax Collection! Another remarkable auction from The Collector's Trove, an online auction house featuring the collections of role-playing game industry designers and artists, including employee’s of TSR, creators of Dungeons and Dragons and Advanced Dungeons and Dragons. This is part of a series of auctions which have included the collections of Dave Sutherland III, Steve Marsh, Tim Jiardini, Rob Kuntz, Len Lakofka, Ernie Gygax, Eric Shook, Kevin Hendryx, Bill Hoyer, and Mike Mornard! Future auctions will include the collections of Darlene, David "Zeb" Cook, and Dennis Sustare. If you want to be kept aware of auction news and get a chance to own a piece of gaming history check out The Collector’s Trove !

ITEM FOR AUCTION: The Collector's Trove has TSR’s D&D CM2 Death's Ride from for auction!

CONDITION: The module is in GOOD condition as far as general wear. Cover has a number of light scratches and tiny scuffs. Last two pages have insect damage along the very edge. Light staple rust.

DESCRIPTION: An evil clod is spreading over a small Barony. The characters are personally dispatched to investigate at the behest of their King. For character levels 15-20!

This is one of the many comp copies

The Collector's Trove has been authorized to auction this and thousands of other items from the collection of E. Gary Gygax. These items were acquired by Gary over 55 years of amateur and professional involvement in war games, strategy games, card games, board games, and role-playing games, over a decade of that time spent as President of TSR, a company he founded, the company that launched the role-playing game industry. They also come from his time as head of Dungeons & Dragons Entertainment Corporation as he worked toward a Dungeons & Dragons feature length movie and produced the highly successful Dungeons & Dragons Saturday morning cartoon series. Finally, a number of the items come from his tenure as a fantasy and sci-fi publisher through NIPI and Trigee and as author of the popular Gord the Rogue and Magister Setne Inhetep novels and short stories.

Each numbered lot comes with its own unique Certificate of Authenticity personally signed by Gary’s widow Gail Gygax and an image of Gary’s own signature stamp from 1983.

Before Dungeons & Dragons, there were only six sorts of table-top games: pen and paper, board, card, dice, tile, and miniature games. When Gary wrote and published the rules for Dungeons & Dragons it introduced the world to whole new sort of game - the role-playing game. Furthermore, it introduced several novel concepts, not the least of which was that the players worked in a cooperative effort against the designs of a neutral referee. The popularity of this new form of gaming led early computer programmers to design programs that recreated their own Dungeons & Dragons experience. These games ultimately led to an explosion of interest and commercial success for fantasy and sci-fi adventure computer games, including those played over the internet and shared by millions of people worldwide. This has generated a level of economic success that has eclipsed the income of both the television and movie industry combined!

Gary's story is an American story. The story of an inventor and innovator. The story of a creator and a dreamer. The story of determination and daring. History will ultimately tell how Gary changed the world. All for the love of games.

Now you have the opportunity to be a curator of a portion of this legacy! I look forward to seeing your bids!

The Collector’s Trove

NOTES ON CONDITION:*** All items are 100% complete and intact/unpunched unless noted. Items are generally graded as M (MINT), F (FINE), G (GOOD), and P (POOR). The specific grades are defined as follows:

MINT : Perfect - collector's dr...

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