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Post Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:31 am 
 

Tunnels and Trolls (FBI) Dungeon of the Bear UK Printings.

I know of at least TWO printings for the Dungeon of the Bear Level One module as sold in the UK in the late 70s.

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Version A:
Includes hole punched digest-sized pages throughout with cardstock front and back cover being two separate sheets.
The front cover sheet shows the classic Dungeon of the Bear cover and the back outside shows nothing.
Inside the front cover is blank; inside the back cover is the map of the Dungeon level.

When I first obtained this copy, I thought I had been ripped off with a zerox copy.
Then I noted something different about this one from my other copies.
For one the map size, and second...
Printing info shows a date of 1978 for this one, which is the same year that the 1st Print US Version of the DotB was released...

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Version B:
The entire cover (front and back) is now a single cardstock sheet, folded over with the loose pages of the adventure resting inside the fold, and the holes in the cover are on the left side (back) when folded, but not on the front cover.
The front cover sheet again shows the classic Dungeon of the Bear cover and the back outside shows nothing.
Inside the cover is now entirely taken up with the map of the Dungeon level; meaning the map is now twice the size of the previous version.

Printing info shows a date of 1979 for this one, which is the same year that the 2nd Print US Version of the DotB was released...

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:10 pm 
 

Interesting differences.

IIRC, several prints of the Orange UK boxed set exist. Consequently, UK dungeon of bear would have several prints (as for the US black box, with at least 2 different prints of the Dungeon of Bear).
My UK print is similar to your second one. I wondered if the 1st one could have been a xeroxed copy of a US print, but I have 3 different US prints and none of them match with your.
Did you get the 2 prints in 2 boxed set or separetely?


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:25 am 
 

I do have a single copy of the yellow Digest sized UK Rules book, but no box sets from the UK.

All of my UK Dungeon of the Bear Prints were obtained as seperate single items from either E-Bay or trades.

Although I have bid on a few, I have never been able to snag a UK Box Set. :(

As you stated, none of my US prints match the UK prints I have.
Even if assuming they were zeroxed with reduction set on the machine.


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:57 pm 
 

Now, I wonder how many UK prints exist... I need them  :cry:


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:48 pm 
 

lokiwookie wrote:Now, I wonder how many UK prints exist... I need them  :cry:


Poor print-run junkies.   My heart goes out to them.  It really does. :)


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:17 am 
 

smarmy1 wrote:Poor print-run junkies.   My heart goes out to them.  It really does. :)


Thanks for your compassion ;)  I am feeling like SW junkies right now.


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:23 am 
 

lokiwookie wrote:
Thanks for your compassion ;)  I am feeling like SW junkies right now.


:lol:


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:49 am 
 

smarmy1 wrote:
Poor print-run junkies.   My heart goes out to them.  It really does. :)


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:42 pm 
 

lokiwookie wrote:
Thanks for your compassion ;)  I am feeling like SW junkies right now.


Well done, Sir!


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