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Post Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2003 8:26 am 
 

One part that I have felt that the Acaeum could improve upon is its handling of the 1st edition modules with headers. The combo packs have a specific location in the website that deals with the different sets. I believe that the header versions deserve similar treatment. While not as rare as the combo packs, these modules tend to command prices that are 3 to 4 times the valuations for their more standard shrinkwrapped brethren (I4 Oasis of the White Palm for example). As usual, I am always more than happy to volunteer others for additional work, sorry Scott, but perhaps we can at least assemble the information here.

Why do I think that more attention should be given to these modules?

1. The identification as to which modules had these headers is incomplete.

2. a description of the headers is incomplete. Basic has red, advanced has beige...but what color is the one for X5 and (X4 also has a header version).

3. Some modules had the header stapled (WG4 et.al. ) while others had it glued on (L2 et.al.).

I am going to dig out my other header modules and post what I have here. The ones I have with me at the moment are (and please try to keep it to this format):

Module name / header color / staple or glued

B2 Keep on the Borderlands / Red / stapled

L2 Assassin's Knot / beige / glued

WG4 Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun / beige / stapled

If anyone has these modules and they are not as I have listed (stapled instead of glued and vice versa) then please post as such.

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2003 1:14 pm 
 

I agree, they are more rare than the non-header versions.  How much rarer, I don't know yet.

I've had submissions on the header modules sitting in the archives for a long time now; I haven't gotten around to them.  There's at least a dozen, and I wouldn't be surprised if almost all the mid-80s D&D and AD&D modules had an applicable header version.

As far as value goes -- some auction links on completed header-module sales would help.  And for a collective judge of the rarity of these.

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:02 pm 
 

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A couple pictures for the modules with headers section:

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:30 pm 
 

I got a hard time over thread necromancy of 128 months, this was 170 months!


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:06 pm 
 

:D A new record!! :D

  

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:04 pm 
 

Wow... PurpleDragon.  He hasn't been around in a decade.  I think we're all getting old.

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2023 5:19 pm 
 

This page from a November 1983 Toys R Us circular, featured on the Retroist site here, shows nine different modules with headers, including 2 that aren't listed on the Acaeum headers page:

I1 Tomb of the Lizard King
I5 Lost Tomb of Martek (titled only "Tomb of Martek" in the ad).

Of course, they could just be mock-ups, but there were some other "new" header modules pointed out recently: M2 (found by SKA) and X2, A1 and L1 (found by Tszii).

Amazing that we are still cataloging this stuff nearly 40 years later...!

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Zenopus Archives website & blog: Exploring the Underworld of Holmes Basic D&D. Holmes Ref: Reference Sheets for Holmes Basic Referees, also compatible with OD&D plus the Greyhawk supplement


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2023 2:05 pm 
 

Zenopus wrote in Modules With Headers:I5 Lost Tomb of Martek (titled only "Tomb of Martek" in the ad).


Thanks for providing this information about the era of time before it was lost. Someday we'll find it!

  
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