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Post Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 2:50 pm 
 

Is there a list of the chronological order of the publishing date of the AD&D modules?

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:00 pm 
 

Azhag2000 wrote:Is there a list of the chronological order of the publishing date of the AD&D modules?

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I was working on this and all D&D upto about early 1980's before I went back to doing some more with the Judges Guild site.

This is how I have the Basic set+, but I have not 100% gone through and double checked, so this is only an assumption of the order! (Plus I don't have the information from everything so printings are missing and if it didn't have a product list it hasn't been included)

1977
Basic Rulebook 1st       
M&T One 1st       
Monster Manual 1st

1978
Basic Rulebook 2nd               
M&T One 2nd                       
Basic Rulebook 3rd                       
Monster Manual 2nd               
Players Handbook True 1st       
Players Handbook 1st               
G1 Steading of the Hill Giant Chief 1st               
G2 Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl 1st       
G3 Hall of the Fire Giant King 1st               
D1 Descent into the Depths of the Earth 1st       
D2 Shrine of the Kuo-Toa 1st               
D3 Vault of the Drow 1st               
Players Handbook 2nd               
D1 Descent into the Depths of the Earth 2nd       
D2 Shrine of the Kuo-Toa 2nd               
G1 Steading of the Hill Giant Chief 2nd               
G2 Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl 3rd       
G3 Hall of the Fire Giant King 2nd               
G3 Hall of the Fire Giant King 3rd       
G2 Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl 2nd       
S1 The Tomb of Horrors 1st       
Basic Rulebook 4th-6th 2nd Edition               
B1 In Search of the Unknown 1st               
Monster Manual 3rd                       
Monster Manual 3rd+               

1979
Players Handbook 3rd                               
Players Handbook 4th                               
B1 In Search of the Unknown 2nd               
D1 Descent into the Depths of the Earth 3rd-4th       
D2 Shrine of the Kuo-Toa 3rd-4th               
D3 Vault of the Drow 3rd-4th                       
S1 The Tomb of Horrors 2nd                       
S2 White Plume Mountain 1st                       
S2 White Plume Mountain 3rd                       
T1 Village of Hommlet 2nd                       
T1 Village of Hommlet 3rd                       
Non-Player Character Record Sheets 1st               
Player Character Record Sheets 1st               
Permanent Character Folder and Adventure RS 1st       
Boot Hill 3rd                               
Monster Manual 4th                               
Players Handbook 5th                               
Basic Rulebook 7th 3rd Edition                       
AD&D Player Character Record Sheets 2nd               

1980
Players Handbook 6th                               
C1 Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan 2nd-3rd               
Rogues Gallery 2nd-5th                       
G1 Steading of the Hill Giant Chief 4th               
G2 Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl 4th               
G3 Hall of the Fire Giant King 4th               
B1 In Search of the Unknown 3rd               
B2 The Keep on the Borderlands 2nd               
S3 Expedition to the Barrier Peaks 1st               
Dungeon Masters Adventure Log 5th               
A1 Slave Pits of the Undercity 1st-3rd               
Q1 Queen of the Demonweb Pits 2nd               
M&Treasure Assortment, Set One to Set Three 1st       
B2 The Keep on the Borderlands 3rd               
C2 Ghost Tower of Inverness 2nd               
S1 Tomb of Horrors 4th                       
C2 Ghost Tower of Inverness 3rd                       
S2 White Plume Mountain 4th                       
X1 The Isle of Dread 1st                       
Monster Manual 5th                               
Players Handbook 7th                               
Players Handbook 8th                               

1981
AD&D Player Character Record Sheets 4th               
C1 Hidden Shrine of the Tamoachan 4th-5th               
Q1 Queen of the Demonweb Pits 3rd               
G1-2-3 Against the Giants 1st-4th               
A2 Secret of the Slaver's Stockade 1st-3rd               
D1-2 Descent into the Depths of the Earth 4th
Non-Player Character Record Sheets 3rd               
A3 Assault on the Aerie of the Slave Lords 1st-2nd       
A4 In the Dungeons of the Slave Lords 1st-2nd       
C2 Ghost Tower of Inverness 4th-5th               
S1 Tomb of Horrors 5th                       
Permanent Character Folder and Adventure RS 2nd       
Player Character Record Sheets 5th               
B2 The Keep on the Borderlands 3rd+               
X1 The Isle of Dread 2nd                       
B1 In Search of the Unknown 4th                       
B3 Palace of the Silver Princess 1st               
L1 Secret of Bone Hill 1st                       
L1 Secret of Bone Hill 4th                       
I1 Dwellers of the Forbidden City 1st-2nd               
X2 Castle Amber 1st-2nd                       
B3 Palace of the Silver Princess 2nd-4th               
U1 Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh 1st-4th               

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:07 pm 
 

Fantastic!

But, how did you figure out the order in a given year


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:55 pm 
 

gkramer wrote:Fantastic!

But, how did you figure out the order in a given year


Product lists, copyright dates, Acaeum site, Dragon mags.

Its like 50 pages+ in a Word document just for that list and all the product lists that are different. Not to mention another 50 or so for the early TSR stuff (which is a lot easier dues to dates in most every product)

Speaking of this: Mars you want to take a crack at what I have and maybe correcting anything, not to mention formatting this to a pdf and cleaning it up?

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:42 pm 
 

Although it's not AD&D, you could add:

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:16 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:
Product lists, copyright dates, Acaeum site, Dragon mags.

Its like 50 pages+ in a Word document just for that list and all the product lists that are different. Not to mention another 50 or so for the early TSR stuff (which is a lot easier dues to dates in most every product)

Speaking of this: Mars you want to take a crack at what I have and maybe correcting anything, not to mention formatting this to a pdf and cleaning it up?

ShaneG.

I'll compare it to my meager notes this weekend if I get the chance.  At first glance it seems correct up to early 1979, after which I stop paying attention. ;)

Did you happen to annotate how you came up with the order, or specific months for each item?

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:11 am 
 

Been a while since I've even looked at the list I have, not everything has a month I don't believe. I may get back to it at some point, but right now I'm focusing on the Judges Guild time line.

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