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Accessories produced from 1985 up through the beginnings of 2nd Edition AD&D.

REF1 Dungeon Master's Screen
REF2 Character Record Sheets
REF3 Book of Lairs by James M. Ward & Mike Breault
REF4 Book of Lairs II by TSR Staff
REF5 Lords of Darkness by Ed Greenwood
REF6 Rogues Gallery

The links on REF1, REF2, and REF6 take you to the DM Screen, Character Record Sheet, and DM Aids pages, respectively (as these products are simply later iterations).

REF3 Book of Lairs and REF4 Book of Lairs II are compilations of short adventures / encounters; 60 adventures in Book of Lairs, 70 in Book of Lairs II.

REF5 Lords of Darkness is also a series of short adventures, much like the two Books of Lairs, but featuring the undead and set in the Forgotten Realms.


Printing Information  Logos

REF1, REF2, and REF 3 have distinct printings.
 
REF1 Dungeon Master's Screen Foreign

  • First (1985):  A paper cover (featuring the artwork from the Fifth printing of the DMs Guide, and having player character ability summaries on the back), enclosing two separate, 3-panel cardstock screens: a DMs Screen (same artwork as the cover), and a Players Reference Screen (artwork from the Eighth printing of the Players Handbook).  TSR stock #9146.  Rear cover has no ISBN above the bar code, and has the price ($6.00) on the lower right.  Designated as the Seventh printing on our DM Screen page.
     
  • Second:  Identical to the First print, but has ISBN above the bar code (rear cover center), and has no price in the lower rear right.  Designated as the Eighth printing on our DM Screen page (thanks to Michael Deaton for this info).
     
  • Third (1989):  New cover artwork, and now just a single cardstock DMs screen.  Angled TSR logo.  TSR stock #9263.  Includes the mini-module Terrible Trouble at Tragidore (which also has the Angled TSR logo), by Bruce and Jean Rabe, 16 pgs, for levels 5-8.  Designated as the Ninth printing on our DM Screen page.
     
  • Fourth (1992?):   Identical to the Third printing, but now features the Gold Angled TSR logo (as does the included mini-module).  Designated as the Tenth printing on our DM Screen page.
     
  • Fifth-Seventh:  Unknown.  As the Eighth and Ninth printings of REF1 are the only prints we've seen which actually state which print it is, these printings are hypotheticals only.
     
  • Eighth (Feb 1994):  Identical to the Third print, but now features the TSR Dragon logo (as does the included mini-module).  Has "Eighth Printing, Feb 1994" on back cover.  Designated as the Eleventh printing on our DM Screen page.  Thanks to Linda Curtin for this info.
     
  • Ninth (Feb 1994):  Identical to the Eighth print, but now has "Ninth Print, Nov 1994" on back cover.  Designated as the Twelfth printing on our DM Screen page.  Thanks to Scott Fayers for this info.
REF2 Character Record Sheets Foreign
  • First (1986):  Basically an excuse to give the Character Record Sheets new cover art, in line with the redesign of the AD&D manuals (orange spine).  Orange band across the top.  Includes "spell planner" sheets.  Labeled as the 1986 AD&D character sheets on our Character Record Sheet page.
     
  • Second (1989):  Upgraded the sheets to 2nd Edition AD&D conventions, and changed the cover art.  Black cover, AD&D 2nd Edition logo on top, Angled TSR logo on bottom.  Sheets are green-on-white (though a variation has been reported, with the green ink inside the information boxes, making them hard to read -- thanks to John Justice for this info).  Labeled as the 1989 AD&D character sheets on our Character Record Sheet page.
     
  • Third (1991):  Identical to the Second print, but now has the Gold Angled TSR logo on the bottom.  Thanks to Gary Kramer for this info.
     
  • Fourth (1992):  Identical to the Second print, but now has the TSR Dragon logo on the bottom.  Thanks to Gary Kramer for this info.

REF3 Book of Lairs

  • First:  Angled TSR logo.
     
  • Second:  Gold Angled TSR logo.  (Thanks to Neville Ridley-Smith for this info).

REF6 Rogues Gallery is labeled the Sixth printing on our DM Aids page.

Thanks to Adrian Newman for scans of REF1 (Third print) and REF6.
 
DMs Screen (1st-2nd) DMs Screen (3rd) Player Char Rec (1st) Char Rec Sheets (2nd) Book of Lairs (1st)
         
 
Book of Lairs (2nd)
 
Book of Lairs II
 
Lords of Darkness
 
Rogues Gallery
 
 


Auction Commentary

All of these items are fairly common; the "encounter books" (REF3, REF4, REF5) are rather popular.


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