A question about module B4
Post new topic Reply to topic Page 1 of 1


Posts: 3
Joined: Aug 07, 2003
Last Visit: May 20, 2004

Post Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2004 5:35 am 

Dear friends,
i have seen 2 types of the B4 module: one perforated and one no.
What is the difference?

Italian collector


Verbose Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 1043
Joined: Jan 06, 2004
Last Visit: Jul 01, 2020
Location: Leicester, UK

Post Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2004 8:03 am 


If you are referring to the hole punching then

"The 3-hole-punching on some of the early B-series modules does seem to indicate a different printing (probably earlier), but this is not proven."

Try these links:

Page Not Found

Page Not Found

Page Not Found

If your question relates to perforated pages, I'm sure someone else will answer your question.




Prolific Collector
Valuation Board

Posts: 681
Joined: Oct 13, 2003
Last Visit: Aug 16, 2023
Location: Denver, CO

Post Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2004 12:17 pm 

The B modules released circa 1981-1982 had the 3-hole punch to make them coincide with the Moldvay Basic and Expert sets of the same time period.  For what it's worth, I used to write dates of purchase in my gaming materials as a kid; I first bought B4 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin with the 3-hole, then only saw the other version later when I came back home to Colorado later in the year.  I'm therefore pretty sure the 3-hole printing came first.

If you're referring to the pages themselves, the parts of B4 most often missing are the center "deep dungeon" map inserts.

Post new topic Reply to topic Page 1 of 1