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Post Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:17 am 
 

sauromatian wrote:Alright, does anyone out there want to sell me the single sheet of Encounters which comes with Dungeon Geomorphs Set 3? Didn't think so, but I had to ask. Sigh.


IIRC, sauromatian, the encounters were generally (though not necessarily always?) on the backs of the cover images (though those were seperate sheets with nothing on the back, in some cases too).  

Perhaps we should inventory the sheets in the geos, and compile the info into the geos listsings?

Also, re: the aborted Ruins line of geos, that makes sense to me that it was going to be a parallel line.  My gut says that the original geos were a means to emulate the Greyhawk campaign's key elements, so you would need the Ruins set to mimic the Castle Greyhawk upper works, the Walled City set to mimic the City of Greyhawk, and the dungeons geos for the levels below the Castle.


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:52 am 
 

grodog wrote:

IIRC, sauromatian, the encounters were generally (though not necessarily always?) on the backs of the cover images (though those were seperate sheets with nothing on the back, in some cases too).  

Perhaps we should inventory the sheets in the geos, and compile the info into the geos listsings?


There is a current auction with a picture of Set 3, lizardman logo:

** expired eBay auction **

The title page has geomorphs on the back, as does my wizard-logo copy, but the reverse side of the encounters sheet is not shown by these photos.

grodog wrote:My gut says that the original geos were a means to emulate the Greyhawk campaign's key elements, so you would need the Ruins set to mimic the Castle Greyhawk upper works, the Walled City set to mimic the City of Greyhawk, and the dungeons geos for the levels below the Castle.




That would explain why a definitive Greyhawk module never appeared- the Geos & Monster/Treasure Asst.s were essentially it. Maybe Gygax constructed it impromptu as it was played.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:31 am 
 

sauromatian wrote:That would explain why a definitive Greyhawk module never appeared- the Geos & Monster/Treasure Asst.s were essentially it. Maybe Gygax constructed it impromptu as it was played.


I think they were tools to help you build levels quickly, I think, rather than being meant to replace the full Castle Greyhawk itself (which was definitely designed ahead of time, in most cases).


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 10:27 am 
 

sauromatian wrote:I appear to be under some sort of curse regarding Geomorphs. The last time I really searched for them ten years ago, I found nothing. Recently I had a package lost containing one set, & now another set has arrived with the crucial page of text missing. In both cases the sellers were quick to make amends, but I'd rather have the stuff.

Alright, does anyone out there want to sell me the single sheet of Encounters which comes with Dungeon Geomorphs Set 3? Didn't think so, but I had to ask. Sigh.


I am going to check my loose stock. I know you already asked about the set I have on ebay - they are complete - but let me see what else I have.


And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:01 pm 
 

bbarsh wrote:I am going to check my loose stock.


That would be outstanding! Otherwise, can anyone send me a photocopy of the missing page? [Dungeon Geomorphs Set 3 Lower Dungeons, Encounters page needed]

  


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 8:09 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:You have the full scan of the back, because thats one I was missing. (this and the other thread got me look again at the file ;) )

This is at the back of the 1st print of Set One:

This MONSTER AND TREASURE ASSORTMENT (Levels One to Three)
is one of a set and is designed as a playing aid for DUNGEONS & DRAGONS.
By using the assortment lists, game judges can generate any number of ap-
propriate monsters or treasure simply by dice rolling - thus saving time in
play and preparation.
This item is only one of the many popular playing aids for DUNGEONS
& DRAGONS produced by TSR Hobbies, Inc. Other D & D accessory items
currently available include:

Dungeon Geomorphs, Set One (Basic Dungeon)                  $2.49
Dungeon Geomorphs, Set Two (Caves & Caverns)                  $2.49
Dungeon Geomorphs, Set Three (Lower Dungeon)                  $2.49

Other future releases include several Outdoor Geomorphs sets (Walled City,
Castle/Fortress), additional Geomorphs sets (Ruins), and further Monster
and Treasure Assortments (for Levels Four to Six and Levels Seven to Nine).
Plus special Geomorphs for use with miniature figures!

TSR Hobbies publishes a complete line of fantasy, science fiction, and
historical games and rules A complete catalog on the entire selection of TSR
items is available for $2.00 (refundable on the first order of miniature
figures) from TSR Hobbies,  POB 756, Lake Geneva, WI 53147.

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On the back of one of the Holmes versions I noticed some other never released geomorphs as well.  Also, the prices; WOW!  Wish I would have bought multiple copies of those.

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DUNGEONS & DRAGONS* PLAYING AIDS

— DUNGEON GEOMORPHS
Set One, Basic Dungeon $ 2.49
Set Two, Caves & Caverns $ 2.49
Set Three, Lower Dungeon $ 2.49

— OUTDOOR GEOMORPHS
Set One, Walled City $ 3.49
Set Two, Castle/Fortress Future Release
Set Three, Ruins Future Release
Set Four, Rooms, Chambers & Passages Future Release

— MONSTER & TREASURE ASSORTMENTS
Set One, Levels One-Three $ 2.49
Set Two, Levels Four-Six $ 2.49
Set Three, Levels Seven-Nine

  
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