French non-TSR items (generic FRP modules/supplements)
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Post Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:08 pm 
 

After I pictured the complete AMJ modules serie, I noticed that some could be interested in French non-TSR items from the 80's. I make this post to show what exists if someone is interesting in getting some of them :) (I do NOT sell mine ;))

Here my previous message
I still not have all AMJ fanzines, "Meluzine". They are as rare as the AMJ modules. The only ones I have were obtained from H. Tournier when you got yours from him and you sent me his email.

French small press publishers have done a lot of AD&D related modules in the late 80's. Some of them are of high quality (NEF or Le Dernier Cercle modules for example). WhenI can locate the authors, I ask them to let me offer pdf of these modules. Some modules can be currently downloaded on my website
http://myvyrrian.free.fr/MedfanVF.html
two NEF modules, the Epopée FM and the Polyèdre one, for those who are interested in and can read French.
The 2 NEF modules are very good modules, especially for the context. L'Ile de Rope (Rope Island) is a very interesting background. ASAP I will try to create pdf of some others for which right owners allowed me to make pdf (2 other NEF modules and I will try to decide the author of Trégor as well). Trégor is a great background, with impressive maps (done by a specialist).

I have some other complete sets of French modules/aids from this era. NEF, Dernier Cercle, Nergal, La Compagnie des jeux de rôle, Descartes, Dragon Radieux, Polyèdre, etc.). I have done some pics for purpose. These are my favorite items in my collection. Nowadays, I guess that most of them exists only in less than 10 copies (I have the only known copy of Thierry Lacoste modules for example)
They are all from 80's (1984 to 1988)



Here what I have:

- Trégor (complete serie) 1986-1988: a fantasy background. The complete serie consists in one book with a lot of details about the history of Trégor world, one book (Atlas) which describes the geography, one book with booklet for adventures in Trégor, and a map (two prints) in bigggg format.

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- La compagnie des jeux de rôle (complete serie): 1988
They made 3 pannel screens, generic, allowing to include the tables you need for your own RPG campaigns

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- Nergal (complete serie): 1989
They made 2 supplements. One describes a medieval market place. The other one is a supplement for Oriental RPG and for Oriental Adventures (AD&D)

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- Thierry Lacoste (missing one module): 1984
A FRP module in his two different prints

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- Epopée FM (complete) 1984, Editions du Dragon Ludique (missing one module) 1984-85, Polyedre (complete) 1986
Cromlech and sepulture is a basic adventure (rather designed for AD&D) as well as Le Tremblement de Terre. Polyèdre is a supplement for SF RPG

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- Le Dernier Cercle (complete serie): 1985-1986
All are modules designed for all FRP but especially AD&D. Ian lists it on afterglow2. Most are very good modules.

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- NEF Nouvelle Edition Fantastique (complete serie): 1983 to 1985
Excellent modules for FRP. The first one (La Guilde du A) was a tournament module for D&D and presents the Isle of Rope. A must have for all French module collector.

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- AMJ (complete serie): 1986
Generic modules that were designed for AD&D even if they provide only generic stats.

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- Descartes (complete serie): 1986-1988
Three pads of AD&D character sheets. Two are in French AND in English (bilingual). The orange one was designed by François Marcella-Froideval who created Casus Belli (1st French RPG mag) and worked for TSR. He was a friend of EGG.

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:05 pm 
 

Great collection there.
Nice to see a complete collection of Le Dernier Cercle modules. For those who haven't ever seen these things, they are very much like the Dimension Six typesetting, but presented more with mapwork and artwork akin to what you'd find in Tortured Souls! They are well worth picking up.


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:33 am 
 

thanks Lokiwookie, amazing pics!
please scan them!  :D

i find some covers particularly inspiring, first one i would choose is "La Relique perdue"

  

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:13 am 
 

I will try to get the authorization... Some authors approve the scan of their items, some other not... The next one will be Le Joyau d'Aranel because M. Laperlier accepts the distribution of its modules.
The main problem is as ever to locate authors...
I am currently looking for Efgé, the author of all nearly all AMJ modules. I found a M.D. that could be him, but he did not reply to my emails...


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:59 pm 
 

Very interesting, Italy too had its phase of 'generic fantasy modules' with many titles produced (in some cases 'published' is too strong a word :P). Some of them explicitely stated 'this is a D&D module' and I had a stab in producing one too with some friends! Ah, memories of youth!  8)

  

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:51 pm 
 

I simply love most of these covers. Even if the contents were crap, and I doubt they are, I would want them for the front.

Now I'm all envious.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:11 pm 
 

Some of them are really good. The NEF modules, and Le Dernier Cercle module. The less interesting are Cromlech and Sepulture and Polyèdre. Le Tremblement de Terre is a D&D module-like and is very easy to find (for who are interested in).
The hardest to find are Thierry Lacoste and AMJ modules. Some NEF are rather hard to find (even if La Dame en Noir, the first colored cover module from this publisher, is quite easy to get). Anne Vétillard is a great author.
La Nouvelle Edition Fantastique (NEF) stopped the module publishing activity and start to publish one (if not THE) of the most interesting French RPG, Rêve de Dragon (the 2nd ed has been translated in english as Rêve : the Dream Ouroboros).


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Post Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:54 pm 
 

Salut,

Je suis intéressé par ces modules, et je recherche aussi des modules de La Compagnie d'Odin, comme Moonglade.

Si tu as des infos, ou si tu es vendeur, je suis preneur ...

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Post Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:30 pm 
 

Sorry, no info on this module (I guess that you asked me on Donjon du Dragon ;) )


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:43 am 
 

Not sure how I missed this post first time around, but Wow, great pics!  I never get tired of seeing rare rpgs :)


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:42 pm 
 

Some are "easy" to get, others are incredibly rare (like the Tombeau of Hyrphas, those are the sole copies I know to exist).


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Post Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:08 am 
 

Great.
Now please translate them all.
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Post Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:46 am 
 

I'd translate Le Dernier Cercle modules, but as always, IP becomes an issue.


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Post Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:44 am 
 

I think about it few years ago, but I was not sure a lot of people would be interested... Considering the time for such a translation and all other things, I was not very motivated.
I note that Ian is interested to help in translation :)

With some friends, we run a website called Rêves d'Ailleurs  Rêve d'Ailleurs
Our aim is to locate and to ask to authors, illustrators and editors the rights to offer French out-of-print RPG in legal and free PDF. We got a lot of authorizations and we already offer several oop RPG for free (and legally).
BTW, we are in touch with a lot of authors. For example, Marc Laperlier who is one of the creators of NEF (les Nouvelles Editions Fantastiques). He wrote La Guilde du A for instance. He was ok for a PDF diffusion of his modules (available here: NEF ).
You can download Cromlech and Sepulture for free here too: EpopeeFM
These authors would certainly be ok for a translation.
For Le Dernier Cercle, we didn't start to look for the authors, but it is in our projects too.

If there is sufficient interests in such translations, I could ask authors what they think about the idea.


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