Continuing the fine, and somewhat pointless, tradition begun
with the Dungeon Geomorphs Sets, TSR rolled
out the Outdoor Geomorphs. These cutout shapes can be assembled
into random outdoor areas, as an assist to the Dungeon Master.
Outdoor Geomorphs Set One: Walled City by Gary Gygax
Set Two (Castle/Fortress) and Set Three (Ruins) were planned but never released.
Interestingly, Outdoor Geomorphs (along with its cousins the
Dungeon Geomorphs) featured sample dungeon sections. As contributor
Paul Stormberg notes, "These are classic Gygax ones: secret temples, lost
demon gods, weird magic items, never again reproduced monsters, NPC's, etc.
There's a listing of city occupations, a hand drawing of the City of Greyhawk
(methinks by Gary himself), and a sample section of the City of Greyhawk
(the Silvery Mart, Old Gate, Anchor Tavern, Society of Sages, Old Town Barracks,
etc), including adventure hooks to the Nyr Dyv. In my opinion, one
of the great unnoticed treasures of Greyhawk knowledge."
First (1977): Lizard logo. TSR Stock # on bottom
left is "F1005". Consists of 1 cover sheet with no graphics on
back, 4-page wrap-around glossy dust cover, and 11 one-sided graphic
sheets. No trademark symbol after "Dungeons & Dragons" on front cover. The wrap-around cover has text in orange ink. (Thanks to Michael Deaton for this info, and the scan).
Second: Lizard logo. TSR Stock # on bottom left is
"9008". No trademark symbol after "Dungeons & Dragons" on front cover. The wrap-around cover now has text in black ink (for this printing only). (Thanks to Christian Renaudot for this info, and the scan).
Third: Lizard logo. TSR Stock # on bottom left is
"9008". Now has a trademark symbol after "Dungeons & Dragons" on front cover, and the wrap-around cover's text returns to orange ink. (Thanks to Christian Renaudot for the scan).
Fourth (1978?): Wizard logo. (Thanks to Michael Deaton for the scan).
Probably because of poor sales, the Outdoor Geomorphs
tends to be the rarest of the publicly-released Geomorphs family.