|United Kingdom Series (UK1 - UK7)|
AD&D modules developed by TSR's UK division. Many of these modules take on a Tolkien-esque flavor. Originally, these modules were to be assigned the "F" code (for "Foreign", which understandably would have alienated customers across the pond from the United States).
While the UK-series modules were written and developed by TSR's UK division, they were actually printed in the United States and shipped (after some delay) to the United Kingdom, which caused no small amount of annoyance to the UK fanbase. Thanks to Adam Shultz for this info.
UK1 is a reworking of the "Romeo and Juliet" story. Discussion at the time was whether to assign it module code F1, S5, or U4, before settling on UK1.
UK2 and UK3 make up the "Adlerweg" series, and were first used as the linked tournament adventure at the GamesFair 1983 Open. Thanks to Adam Shultz for this info.
UK4 comes with a double cover (module booklet nested inside two covers of maps). It was first used as the tournament adventure at the GamesFair 1984 Open (where it may have been called "Starfall"). Thanks to Eric Pass and Adam Shultz for this info.
The working title for UK5 was "Learning the Hard Way".
UK6 was first used as the tournament adventure at the GamesFair 1982 Open. Thanks to Adam Shultz for this info.
The working title for UK7 was "Teki Nura Ria" (UK7
was also originally intended to be for the D&D Expert Set). A pre-production cover scan (that does not feature this original title) is here. Thanks to Alban Jalabert for the scan.
There are no distinguishable printings
between modules. While created by the TSR UK division, identical
prints were published in the United Kingdom and the United States.
Typographical error on the cover of this module: states "For Character Levels 3-5", but the module booklet itself states it's for levels 5-7 (and levels 5-7 follows through with the pre-generated characters). Thanks to Scott Cordiner for this info.
These modules never achieved much popularity, perhaps due to limited exposure in the States (where copies are rather uncommon).