These are limited edition, monochrome modules that were available only to
members of the RPGA Network, and were used as tournament modules at GenCon.
RPGA1 - RPGA4 are full-sized modules, while RPGA5 - RPGA8
were mini-modules printed in Polyhedron
newsletter (newsletter of the RPGA Network) issues 16 - 19
respectively. RPGA1 and RPGA2 are for Basic
D&D, while RPGA3 - RPGA8 are for AD&D.
Tracy and Laura Hickman
RPGA2 Black Opal Eye by Tracy and Laura Hickman
RPGA3 Forgotten King by Bob Blake
RPGA4 Elixir of Life by Bob Blake
RPGA5 Riddle of Dolmen Moor by Bob Blake
RPGA6 Incants of Ishcabeble by Bob Blake
RPGA7 Llywelyn's Tomb by Bob Blake
RPGA8 And the Gods Will Have Their Way by Bob Blake
RPGA8 form the "Prophecy of Brie" series, and were later
combined into the publicly-available modules C4 To
Find a King and C5 Bane of Llywelyn.
RPGA1 Rahasia was
first printed by Daystar West Media, and then combined later with RPGA2
Black Opal Eye into B7 Rahasia.
Follow the links to a separate page.
Hickman's original draft of RPGA2 Black Opal Eye was entitled "Orthanc", and was based on the very first D&D adventure that he created for his playing group. As evidenced by the title, it centered around the first level of Saruman's tower in Lord of the Rings, which obviously had to be sanitized prior to publication. A copy of this manuscsript is in the collection of the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University. Thanks to Clark Timmins for this info.
There was but a single printing of each
module; all were produced rapidly in 1983.
As stated before, RPGA5 - RPGA8
were available only in issues of Polyhedron
16 - 19. The modules are eight-page inserts (except for RPGA8,
which is twelve pages); the "covers" are printed on a slightly-heavier
||Black Opal Eye
||Elixir of Life
|Riddle of Dolmen Moor
|Incants of Ishcabeble
|...And the Gods Will Have
These modules, like their R-series
cousins, are extremely rare (RPGA1 - RPGA4 much more so than
RPGA5 - RPGA8; Polyhedron
newsletter was more widely available).