|Dungeon Master Aids|
Various materials to assist the Dungeon Master, grouped here for convenience.
Dungeon Masters Adventure Log, first published in 1980, contains quick-reference tables, two types of log sheets for party members (to keep track of hit points, AC, items, etc, in a chart format), and some interesting sketches of various armor and weapons.
Dungeon Master's Design Kit was published in 1988, as a general aid for DMs. It includes three booklets, with forms, charts, and general advice. Highly rated.
Game Reference Sheets were published in 1975 and 1976, but were not released to the public (used internally only). The only copies we've seen have been obtained directly from TSR staff members. The 1976 (orange) version is depicted below; the 1975 version is identical, but has no "trademark applied for" notice, and the copy we've seen is white.
The origin of the Greyhawk Reference Sheets is shrouded in mystery. Produced in the 1975 to 1976 timeframe, our best guess is that they were produced in-house at TSR and used at the 1975 and/or 1976 GenCon OD&D sessions. Leftover copies of these were then possibly inserted into the package of customers who ordered both an Original D&D Set (2nd or 3rd print) and a newly-released Greyhawk supplement. The Sheets consist of three goldenrod-colored 8.5" x 11" loose-leaf pages folded in half, and printed on both sides, to make an unstapled 12-page booklet (much like some copies of the D&D Reference Sheets). This group of three sheets was then stapled together on an outside corner, which would have kept the "booklet" together and closed. The sheets replicate tables found in the Greyhawk OD&D Supplement, but with very slight textual changes. However they were originally distributed, the Greyhawk Reference Sheets are obscenely rare today; only three copies have so far been spotted, and one of those is incomplete. Thanks to Kynan Connor, Devon & Shawn Hibbs, and Rob Kuntz for this information.
Hex Pad is exactly that: sheets of white hexagonal mapping paper, held together at the top with gummed wax. Each sheet bears the TSR Wizard logo in the lower left, and the TSR Stock Number (8001) in the lower right. The pad was first published in 1979. The third print of the pad was re-titled Hex Book, and expanded to 128 pages. (Thanks to John Justice, Kent Kelly, Mike Kuo, and Rhea Shelley for this info).
The Hex Sheets came in two flavors (large hex and small hex), were assigned two different TSR Stock Numbers (8002 and 8003 respectively), and both consist of large (22.5" x 28.5") sheets of heavy cardstock hex paper. 8002 was double-sided; one side has the TSR Wizard logo on the bottom left, and 7/8" unnumbered hexes; the opposite site has "TSR Hobbies" on the bottom left, with 5/8" numbered hexes. 8003 has hexes in red, with "TSR Hobbies" on the lower left; unknown if there is also a printed reverse side (but likely). Both 8002 and 8003 were sold singly, and either came flat or rolled into a tube. Thanks to Scott Fayers and Chris Matney for this info. These TSR-produced Hex Sheets should not be confused with the Hex Sheets released by Games Workshop.
Hexagonal Mapping Booklet is simply a collection of 7/32" hex graph sheets (128 pages, printed on both sides), stapled in booklet format, and given some rudimentary black-and-white cover art.
Quadrille Graph Paper is a pad of 44 sheets of graph paper, made by St. Regis Consumer products under TSR license (and distributed by TSR). Quite rare.
a collection of pre-rolled PCs, originally published in 1980. The
AD&D 2nd Edition-compatible version (REF6 Rogues
Gallery) was published in 1992.
Game Reference Sheets, Greyhawk Reference Sheets, and Quadrille Graph Paper had but a single printing.
Dungeon Masters Adventure Log
Dungeon Master's Design Kit
Thanks to John Kozol for the scan of the
First print DM's Log, to Leonard Riotto for the scan of Dungeon
Master's Design Kit, to Kynan Connor for the scan of the Game
Reference Sheets and Greyhawk Reference Sheets, to Rhea Shelley for the scan of the First print
of the Hex Pad, to Mike Kuo for the scan of the Second print
of the Hex Pad, to Kent Kelly for the scan of the Hex Book,
to Mark Petrick for the scans of Hex Sheets (8002), to Michael Fox for the scan of Hexagonal
Mapping Booklet, and to Adrian
Newman for the scan of Quadrille Graph Paper and Rogues
Gallery (6th prt).
|DMs Adv. Log (1st-5th)||DMs Adv. Log (6th)||DM's Design Kit||Game Reference Sheets||Greyhawk Ref Sheets|
|Hex Pad (1st)||Hex Pad (2nd)||Hex Book (3rd)||8002 Hex Sheets (front)||8002 Hex Sheets (back)|
|8003 Hex Sheets (front)
||Hexagonal Map Book
|Quadrille Graph Paper
||Rogues Gallery (1st)
||Rogues Gallery (5th)
||Rogues Gallery (6th)
Both the Hex Pad and Quadrille
Graph Paper are quite rare -- especially with all pages accounted for.
Only two copies of Greyhawk Reference Sheets are known to exist.
Hex Sheets are even rarer; their inherent fragility, combined with
their oversized dimensions, means only a scant handful have ever been
seen. All of
these items were certainly never kept around for collecting purposes....
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