|S4 Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth||
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Originally released as the Wintercon V tournament module in 1976, by Metro Detroit Gamers (who also later published Quest for the Fazzlewood). It was later re-released (and extensively rewritten) for AD&D rules.
Note the change in title from "Tsojconth" to "Tsojcanth". Be aware that the difference in titles will probably not be enough to distinguish these versions; special emphasis will be needed.
Lost Caverns of Tsojconth was the second module for D&D ever written (the first being Palace of the Vampire Queen by Wee Warriors). The first stand-alone module actually produced by TSR was G1 Steading of the Hill Giant Chief. The first scenario for D&D was "Temple of the Frog", in the Original D&D Supplement Blackmoor.
S4 Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth is the
loosely-based prequel to WG4 Forgotten Temple of
Tharizdun. It was originally to have been assigned code WG3,
but this never materialized (incidentally, module I1
Dwellers of the Forbidden City was originally earmarked to receive
module code S4!) Thanks to John Proctor for help with this
We rank Lost Caverns of Tsojconth as rare and as valuable as its more famous Ziploc cousins. The sale price in 1999 of $78 was on eBay, and obviously escaped the notice of serious collectors (including yours truly). As you can see, subsequent bidders have not made the same error. The recent rash of mint-condition copies is due to a verified stash of more than a dozen (!) copies found during a hobby-store takeover.