Title: In Search of the Unknown
By: Mike Carr
Cover Price: $5.49
Part Number: 9023 [
Front cover, lower right ]
Dimensions: 8 1/2" x 10 3/4"
1st Printing: Light, yellow-green, monochrome cover. Front cover has
the line "With only minor modifications, this module is also eminently suitable
for use with ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS® as well." Page 6 has
instructions on how to "Use this module with Advanced Dungeons and Dragons."
Product list on the back cover has prices.
2nd Printing: Yellow-green, monochrome cover. Everything else is the
same as the previous printing except product list on the back cover does not
3rd Printing: Yellow-green, monochrom cover. References to Advanced
Dungeons and Dragons have been removed from the front cover. Page 6's secton
on how to use this module with Advanced Dungeons & Dragons has been
replaced with a picture of a dragon. However there is still a reference of
where this module should be set, and that is in the World of Greyhawk. Back
cover product list shows more module listings for both Dungeons & Dragons
and Advanced Dungeons & Dragons.
Back Cover Synopsis: (2nd Printing)
This item is only one of the many popular aids for DUNGEONS & DRAGONS® produced by TSR Hobbies, Inc.
Other D & D accessory items currently available include:
Dungeon Geomorphs, Set One (Basic Dungeon)
Dungeon Geomorphs, Set Two (Caves & Caverns)
Dungeon Geomorphs, Set Three (Lower Dungeon)
Outdoor Geomorphs, Set One (Walled City)
Monster & Treasure Assortment, Set One (Levels One to Three)
Monster & Treasure Assortment, Set Two (Level Four to Six)
Monster & Treasure Assortment, Set Three (Level Seven to Nine)
D & D Character Record Sheets Pad
Dungeon Module B1 (In Search of the Unknown)
The entire selection of this series of Dungeon Modules for ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS® is comprised of the following
Dungeon Module G1 (Steading of the Hill Giant Chief)
Dungeon Module G2 (Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl)
Dungeon Module G3 (Hall of hte Fire Giant King)
Dungeon Module D1 (Descent into the Depths of the Earth)
Dungeon Module D2 (Shrine of the Kuo-Toa)
Dungeon Module D3 (Vault of the Drow)
Dungeon Module S1 (Tomb of Horrors)
Other releases of additional items relating to D & D are planned for the future.
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Many years ago, two renown adventurers, Rogahn the Fearless and Zelligar
the Unknown pooled their resources together and built a stronghold high up on
a craggy hill, away from civilized lands. They carved their home right ouf of
the rocks on a heavily forested hill and called it the Caverns of Quasqueton.
Rogahn and Zelligar lived secluded for many years, conducting their affairs
from within Quasqueton, not disturbing the settlements in the valley. Tales of
their adventures rumored about, but no one was sure of their past. Some say
evil arts were performed deep within Quasqueton.
But what is known about them that is true was when a horde of barbarians
invaded the valley below. Rogahn and Zelligar combined their powers and forces
and erradicated the barbarian forces. To the much appreciations of the
populace in the valley, the people rewarded Rogahn and Zelligar with
considerable treasure and they returned to their reclusive living.
Many years has passed and no one has seen either. Tales of their journey
to the barbarian land to destroy the invaders have circulated around the
valley. As well as tales of their demise in the barbarian land. No one knows
for sure if they are still alive, but the two has not been seen for a very long
time. What riches and dark secrets hides in the Caverns of Quasqueton, and who
dares to go and find out?
Review: In Search of the Unknown was written as an introduction module for
new players and dungeon masters. It has a section on teaching the points of
what makes a good Dungeon Master. The back of the module has a section on
henchmen, hirelings and NPCs that the players can interact with.
The module itself is a typical Basic-level module, "dungeon crawling".
There are 56 rooms in the Caverns of Quasqueton. Each room in the module has
a blank section for the DM to fill-in the monsters and treasures that might be
in the room. A list of monsters and treasures are included in the back.
Although the module is part of the Dungeons & Dragons product line,
there were many Advanced Dungeons & Dragons flavors peppered in, including
spells (Magic Mouth, Audible Glamer), class titles and even references
of where the Caverns should be located in Greyhawk. This is understandable
since Mystara was probably not as fully developed as Greyhawk at the time.
Another interesting quirk about this module is that the rooms are numbered by
roman numerals instead of numbers.