Designed as head-to-head tournament-style adventures for
the Dungeons & Dragons Expert Set.
Players compete against each other for points, earned by accomplishing certain
Quest for the Fazzlewood by John and Laurie Van De Graaf
O1 Gem and the Staff by John and Laurie Van De Graaf
O2 Blade of Vengeance by Jim Bambra
Quest for the Fazzlewood was published by Metro Detroit Gamers,
who also published Lost Caverns of Tsojconth.
It was used as a tournament module at Wintercon VII in 1978, and later
publicly released (probably in very small quantities). The module
was expanded (and many of the names inside were changed) into O1 Gem
and the Staff by TSR in the mid-1980's.
There are no distinguishable printings of O2 Blade of Vengeance.
Quest for the Fazzlewood
First (1978): 12 loose-leaf pages along with a "Player
Evaluation Sheet" used to score the players' performance (13 pages total).
Three of the pages are single-sided, while the rest are double-sided.
This was the actual module distributed at the tournament. According
to Paul MacDonald (a DM at the tournament), some copies had a wrap-around
cardstock cover, and some did not (though we have not spotted any non-covered
copies). All copies are unbound (loose-leaf sheets), and originally
came in a Ziploc bag. According to Paul J Wood (design director
of the module), the print run was approximately 300 copies (and this
is in-line with similar tournament module print runs). Incidentally,
Quest for the Fazzlewood was also sold at Wintercon VIII in 1979
(a year after it was used at Wintercon VII). Thanks to Christie
LeBlanc, Jeff Philbrick, and Paul MacDonald for help with this info,
and to Christie LeBlanc for the scan.
|O1 Gem and the Staff
Newman for this info, and for the scan.
|O2 Blade of Vengeance
While Quest for the Fazzlewood is as rare as its more famous tournament-module
brethren (Lost Tamoachan,
Ghost Tower of Inverness,
Lost Caverns of Tsojconth), its obscurity, and difference in title
from its TSR successor O1 Gem and the Staff, have tended to keep
it from the astronomical value estimations of the others. Recent sales,
however, have been equitable to other high-dollar items.