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C1 Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan

Originally printed as a tournament module for Origins 79, and later updated to a module for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons.

Lost Tamoachan: The Hidden Shrine of Lubaatum by Harold Johnson & Jeff Leason
C1 Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan
by Harold Johnson & Jeff Leason

There are three distinct versions of this module.  The original was titled Lost Tamoachan: The Hidden Shrine of Lubaatum.  Only 300 numbered copies (plus some others... see below) were printed for sale at Origins 1979.  It was later reprinted as C1 The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan (note the change in title) with a pastel (monochrome) brown cover, and finally with a brown color cover.  Note that the original printing does not have a TSR#, nor does it bear the code "C1".  Lost Tamoachan is extremely rare and will require special emphasis when referring to it (the difference in the titles will probably not be enough).

See also the other "Collector's Edition" module, Ghost Tower of Inverness.

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Printing Information Logos
  • First (1979):  Titled "Lost Tamoachan", with "Collector's Edition" in upper left.  Blue monochrome cover, bagged (not bound), cover art by Dave Sutherland.  The serial number of the module is hand-printed in the upper left corner.  A registry of known copies is at the bottom of this page.  In addition to the numbered copies, the following unnumbered copies were printed:
    • 50 Dungeon Master's Copies (given to tournament DMs).  Labeled "Dungeon Master" in the upper left corner, where the number normally would be
    • 25 Staff Copies (given to TSR staff).  Staff copies do not have any writing in the upper left corner
    • Unknown amount of Complementary Copies (spelled wrong).  Labeled "Complementary" in the upper left corner.  These may have been the "Designer Copies" for this module
    • Thanks to William Meinhardt and Paul Stormberg for this info, and to William Meinhardt for the scan of the Staff Copy and Complementary Copy

  • Second (1980):  Monochrome. Cover art of fire-breathing bat-monster.  No ISBN on cover or interior.

  • Third:  Monochrome.  Cover art of fire-breathing bat-monster.  Cover is identical to the Second print, but the ISBN number can be found on the lower left cover of the interior booklet, just below "Printed in the USA" (thanks to Slaheddine Kefi for this info).

  • Fourth (1980-81):  Dark brown, color cover, with cover art of a green giant.  ISBN (only) on back cover bottom left.

  • Fifth (1982):  Dark brown, color cover.  ISBN back cover bottom left, Product Number back cover bottom right.  32-page text booklet is packaged inside the 8-page illustration booklet.

  • Sixth (1983+):  Dark brown, color cover.  ISBN back cover bottom left, Product Number back cover bottom right.  This printing has the 8-page illustration booklet packaged inside the 32-page text booklet (all other editions have text booklet within illustration booklet); interior scuff errors cleaned from printing plates.

Auction Commentary

The Estimated Values for Lost Tamoachan assumes a numbered copy.  A DM's Copy or Staff Copy would fetch considerably more.


Current eBay Auctions

Lost Tamoachan


Lost Tamoachan
(Staff Copy)


Lost Tamoachan
(Complementary Copy)


 Hidden Shrine Tamoachan
(2nd-3rd prt)


Hidden Shrine Tamoachan
(4th-6th prt)


Lost Tamoachans accounted for (55 total so far):
 
   #5, #12, #21, #29, #34, #39, #51, #70, #72, #77, #82, #84, #86, #90, #98, #99, #100, #105, #119,
   #124, #125, #139, #146, #149, #154, #167, #172, #176, #177, #180, #184, #193, #199, #204, #207,
   #212, #221, #223, #225, #227, #244, #249
(with an extra page 31-32), #275, #277, #281, #284,
   #291, #297,
one Designer's Copy, one Complementary Copy, one DM Copy, four Staff Copies.
   Some of the unnumbered copies may be duplicates -- the same copy coming up multiple times at
   auction.
 
   << add your copy to this list >>  (cover scan required for verification)