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The A (for Aerie of the Slave Lords) series was created for the AD&D Open tournament at GenCon XIII (1980, University of Wisconsin-Parkside).  It consists of four modules, which are meant to be played sequentially.

A1 Slave Pits of the Undercity by David Cook
A2 Secret of the Slavers Stockade by Harold Johnson and Tom Moldvay
A3 Assault on the Aerie of the Slave Lords by Allen Hammack
A4 In the Dungeons of the Slave Lords by Lawrence Schick

The entire series was later compiled into supermodule:

A1-4 Scourge of the Slave Lords

Incidentally, the working title for A2 was "Stronghold of the Slave Lords".  It was actually published a short while after module A3, due to each module in the series being treated as a separate project at TSR.


Printing Information Logos

A1 Slave Pits of the Undercity

  • First (1980):  Wizard logo, ISBN (only) on back cover bottom left.  Some of the interior illustrations have small circular blemishes on them (on pages 10, 12, and 14).  (Thanks to Rene Hurka for this info).

  • Second:  Wizard logo, ISBN (only) on back cover bottom left.  This printing has minor interior cleanup on the artwork mentioned above, removing the circular blemishes.  (Thanks to Rene Hurka for this info).

  • Third:  TSR Face logo; ISBN and Product Number on back cover bottom left.

A2 Secret of the Slavers Stockade

  • First (1981):  TSR Face logo.  ISBN on back cover bottom left.

  • Second:  TSR Face logo.  ISBN and Product Number on back cover bottom left.  Rumor had it that the grammatically-incorrect "Slavers" in the title had been changed to "Slavers' " in this and later printings.  This is not the case... the error was never corrected.

  • Third:  TSR Face logo.  ISBN and Piece Code on back cover bottom left; Product Number on back cover bottom right.

A3 Assault on the Aerie of the Slave Lords

  • First (1981):  TSR Face logo.  ISBN on back cover bottom left.

  • Second:  TSR Face logo.  ISBN and Product Number on back cover bottom left.
  • Third:  TSR Face logo.  ISBN and Piece Code on back cover bottom left; Product Number on back cover bottom right.  Thanks to Gary Kramer and Hussain Zaman for this info.

A4 In the Dungeons of the Slave Lords

  • First (1981):  TSR Face logo.  ISBN on back cover bottom left.

  • Second:  TSR Face logo.  ISBN on back cover bottom left, Product Number on back cover bottom right.

Auction Commentary

A1 Slave Pits of the Undercity seems to have had a slightly smaller print run than the rest, but this is just conjecture based on the relatively few collectible-condition copies that have come up for sale.


Current eBay Auctions

 


Slave Pits of the Undercity
  (1st / 2nd printing)


Slave Pits of the Undercity
  (3rd printing)


Secret of the
Slavers Stockade


Assault on the Aerie
of the Slave Lords


In the Dungeons
of the Slave Lords