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Post Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2004 2:12 pm 
 

Riddle me this Batman...

Recently grabbed a D&D basic box set from ebay. Inside was this game from Heritage (miniatures). It is called Crypt of the Sorcerer. Letter sized rules 4 pages, one page painting insert. One smalle than letter size cover stock enamel map and enamel map key.

Dated 1980, I'm sure it came with a miniature set (box) as the rules were never folded. Wait...rules dated 1980, maps 1981.

Just a strange item. Never saw it before.

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2004 2:29 am 
 

Yep.  I had Crypt of the Sorcerer and another Heritage set.  They were miniatures modules, basically.  I have several of the minatures from the sets, but don't have the boxes or the maps/booklets any longer (I was 7 when I started D&D, so care and feeding of a collection wasn't highest on my priority list, although I did manage to keep all of my Grenadier D&D miniatures boxes and listing sheets....).  

Anyway, there's almost no useful information about the Heritage stuff out there, even on the Miniatures Page.  Your best bet for tracking down some info would be to call Reaper Miniatures in Texas, and ask them, since some of the folks there also sculpted for Heritage, and they even reissued some of the Dungeon Dwellers lines in the past few years.


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 7:55 pm 
 

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I actually had a different Dungeon Dwellers module.  If we're talking about the same thing.  I think it was dated 1981, Heritage USA, and it was a Paint and Play adventure game kit.  Unfortunately I lost the game itself but I still have the Box.  It was called Caverns of Doom, and came with about 20 miniatures, 4 page rules, paints and glossy map.

 Funny thing you're the only person I've ever come across who actually has any stuff from the same line.  Like GRODOG said, there have been a few miniatures re released (heritage) and I've recognized some of the minis that came with the Caverns of Doom kit (belonged to my DAD originally) but that's it.



    I do remember that in the CofD map there was a secret door which went down a staircase that lead to your Crypt of the Sorcerer!  

   

   So cool because its old.  If you have any more info, or wouldn't mind photocopying the rules and or map, I would love to take a look at it.



   If you want I'll scan the box cover of Caverns of Doom and email it to you.



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Post Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 9:58 pm 
 

I think there are a few different modules in the set - I have one called Caverns Deep which came with some miniatures, 4 pages of rules and a painting guide. They come up on ebay from time to time, I think I picked up CD for less than $10 just out of curiosity.



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Post Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 10:12 pm 
 

Now I think about it, Caverns Deep was Ral Partha, not Heritage. The product line for both sounds pretty similar though.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 12:05 pm 
 

I've been looking for both of the Heritage PnP sets on eBay for awhile now, and they definitely don't come up very often, alas :/


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 10:50 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... Track=true



Here is a map from Crypt of the Sorcerer.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 12:28 pm 
 

Wow.  For a while there I thought I was losing my marbles.  I've been on again, off again looking for "Crypt of the Sorcerer" since I was 10, about 21 years now.  I nearly drove the guy at the hobby shop in town insane with "have you found it yet?".   My dad got "Caverns of Doom" at a local bookstore and it is still in a box somewhere.  I never had any proof that the stairs down actually led to a real place.   Any chance someone is willing to part with either or of the sets?



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Post Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 8:45 pm 
 

Hi Frank---



A full, complete set, sans paints is currently on eBay; it's too expensive for my taste:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MEWA:IT


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 5:30 pm 
 

There's on, new in box, up now.  I can't imagine how much that'll go for.  Maybe one will come up when there aren't self described passionate Heritage USA collectors around.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:08 am 
 

I just put my old set up; it may go fast at the BIN so check it out.  It's missing three minis and the brush, but looks otherwise complete:

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... 8755081014

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:22 pm 
 

I have both of these sets and it is one of the first things that got me into the hobby.  I still use the miniatures to this day.  

When I was a kid, 8-10, my dad and I painted these up and played the game.  We even made our own maps and got different minis for them using the rules as a base.  I think I have four if not 5 levels in a box somewhere with the orginal rules.  

If there is an interest.  I'll copy the material and post some pictures.

I have no idea if I can find all of the miniature, but I took very good care of my "toys" and I kow that I use a number of these miniatures to this day in my at home game!!!

Both Crypt of the Sorcerer and Caverns of Doom were a lot of fun!!

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:22 pm 
 

I have one of them though I can't recall which one. I wouldn't mind seeing what they all looked like!


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:49 pm 
 

Here are a few Heritage resources that I use:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/disciplesofheritage/

Heritage Dungeon Dwellers

Heritage Dungeon Dwellers Miniature Figures


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:08 am 
 

Aluvial wrote:Both Crypt of the Sorcerer and Caverns of Doom were a lot of fun!!


Indeed! =)


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