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I3 Pharoah TSR9052 Vintage TSR Adventure Module for Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 1st Edition by Tracy & Laura Hickman , Good/Very Good

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Pharaoh is the first module in the Desert of Desolation trilogy.  It is designed for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons First Edition.  It can be used with the second edition as well. Heck, I also ran it in 3e. No reason it can't be adapted for 4th or 5th as well with some work. Published in 1982, Pharaoh is a 32-page adventure that will challenge characters of levels 5-7.  Authored by Laura and Tracy Hickman. Tracy Hickman is the creator of the DragonLance Saga and also a New York Times best-selling author. This copy is a 1st print from TSR, the actual first print was published by Daystar West Media, owned by Laura And Tracy Hickman.


From the back of the module:

Your skin was blistered all day before the hot desert sun sank slowly below the horizon. Now, the deep blue mists of the desert night swirl about you in the wind. The cool night air seems to soak up the heat of the endless desert sands.

You shiver as you and your friends huddle around your campfire, glancing nervously at the giant pyramid in the distance. There is an eerie and mysterious feeling about that place.

Gradually, the winds change direction, carrying a thin streak of white mist that swirls into the shape of a faceless man dressed in ancient robes. The moonlight seems to shine through him as he raises his arms towards the pyramid and speaks.

"I am Pharaoh Amun-re, son of Takosh-re of the House of Mo-Pelar. I am now only a shadow who has walked these sands for a thousand years in search of wise and mighty warriors to break into my pyramid and plunder my tomb."

The winds shift again; his robes begin to swirl about him and he fades back into the mists and winds. Why does this desert spirit want you to plunder his tomb? Can you survive the challenges of a pyramid that has stood for a thousand years? Or are you being led into a trap?


This classic adventure is in Good to Very Good condition. The outer cover is in Good condition showing moderate creasing at the fold, heavy corner rounding, wear along the edges, and moderate scuffing. There is a small surface tear in the lower right hand corner. The second cover is in Very Good shape showing moderate corner rounding and creasing along the fold. There is a surface tear to match the outer cover, but smaller. The maps on the inside are very nice, but do have two small spots.

The adventure book is in Very Good condition. The corners are moderately rounded, there is light scuffing, moderate staple rust, lots of discolored spots and the page edges show some light wear and are grey. There are a few stray pencil marks. This is a very clean copy that will be certain to challenge your players.

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  • Item Info/Title: Pharoah
  • Publisher/Manufacturer: TSR
  • Mfg. Code: I4
  • Mfg. Number: TSR9052
  • Game System: Advanced Dungeons and Dragons (First Edition)
  • Author: Tracy & Laura Hickman
  • No. of Pages: 32
  • Format: Module
  • Year Published: 1983
  • Series: Desert of Desolation (I3, I4, I5; Also Combined into Super Module)
  • Dimensions: 8.5"x11"x0.19"
  • Weight: 6 oz