First Fantasy Campaign


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Item Code:

37
Title: First Fantasy Campaign
Type: Campaign Setting
System: Universal Fantasy
Author(s): Dave Arneson
     Editor(s) (1st-3rd Printing): Richard Snider
     Artist(s) (1st-3rd Printing): Pixie Bledsaw, Ken Simpson, Dave Arneson
     Cartography (1st-3rd Printing): Dave Arneson
Date Published: 1977
Format (1st-2nd Printing):  96-page book, 2 17" x 22" maps
Format (3rd Printing):  64-page book, 2 17" x 22" maps
Original Price: $7.98

 

The book details the assorted baronies, citadels, leaders’ histories and development of the original fantasy role-playing campaign, and the entire Blackmoor Dungeon.  Herein are many new guidelines on lair generation, character interests and vocations (hunting, farming, fishing, trapping, etc.), the resources and manpower of the various feudal holdings and nomadic hordes of this landmark in war gaming, and much more.  Carefully mapped are the twelve levels of Blackmoor Dungeon beneath the five levels of Blackmoor Castle, the village of Blackmoor, the home of Mello the Halfling, and the tower of Svenson's Freehold.  Included with the book is the First Fantasy Campaign Maps (Judge, Player).
 


Printing Information


Note: Cover states 88 pages, a misprint that unfortunately does not make it more valuable since they all have it.  Booty List states 92 pages.  Heroic Worlds states 96 pages.

  • 1st Printing (1977):  Cover print is a very dark red, has no index number and a large $7.98, along with the words "First Fantasy campaign playing aid by Dave Arneson, Judges Guild".  Comes with the 1st printing of the First Fantasy Campaign Maps.  Product list is titled "Booty List" with the highest number being 35 and "New Non-Sub Items" listing product numbers 36-39.
     

  • 2nd Printing (1979):  96 Pages with pages only numbered 1 to 92.  Now has the price at the bottom of the cover.  Title page states "2nd printing".  Comes with the 2nd printing of the First Fantasy Campaign Maps Product list is titled "Booty List" with the highest number being 93.
     

  • 3rd Printing (1980):  64 pages.  Price at the bottom of the cover is hard to read.  Comes with the 2nd printing of the First Fantasy Campaign Maps Product list is titled "More Fine Products" with the highest number being 380 (w Dungeoneer Journal 23).


Reviews

by Mark Shipley found here.

First Fantasy Campaign
(1st Printing)
 
First Fantasy Campaign
(2nd Printing)
 
First Fantasy Campaign
(3rd Printing)