Continuing the fine, and somewhat pointless, tradition begun with the Dungeon Geomorphs Sets, TSR rolled out the Outdoor Geomorphs. These cutout shapes can be assembled into random outdoor areas, as an assist to the Dungeon Master.
Set Two (Castle/Fortress), Set Three (Ruins), and Set Four (Rooms, Chambers, and Passages), were planned but never released.
Interestingly, Outdoor Geomorphs (along with its cousins the
Dungeon Geomorphs) featured sample dungeon sections. As contributor
Paul Stormberg notes, "These are classic Gygax ones: secret temples, lost
demon gods, weird magic items, never again reproduced monsters, NPC's, etc.
There's a listing of city occupations, a hand drawing of the City of Greyhawk
(methinks by Gary himself), and a sample section of the City of Greyhawk
(the Silvery Mart, Old Gate, Anchor Tavern, Society of Sages, Old Town Barracks,
etc), including adventure hooks to the Nyr Dyv. In my opinion, one
of the great unnoticed treasures of Greyhawk knowledge."
Probably because of poor sales, the Outdoor Geomorphs
tend to be the rarest of the publicly-released Geomorphs family.
Outdoor Geomorphs (1st)