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X1 The Isle of Dread TSR9043, A Dungeons & Dragons Vintage TSR Wilderness Adventure for the Expert Set in the Known World

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This is a very fine adventure for the Dungeons and Dragons Expert Set. This copy has the earlier blue cover. This 32-page vintage adventure details the mythical Isle of Dread for your player's pleasure (or displeasure). Sorcery and Dinosaurs! 'Nuff said.


From the cover of the adventure:

The Isle of Dread is the first in a series of adventure modules for use with the DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Expert Rules. As the first D&D wilderness adventure published by TSR Hobbies, the Isle of Dread is designed as an instructional module to help novice Dungeon Masters design their own wilderness adventures. This module contains maps and background material for the Isle, fifteen new monsters, and suggestions for further adventures. In addition, The Isle of Dread contains a map and background information for a large continent, and eleven smaller maps for encounters on the island itself. In this module, players will push their way through dark jungles and treacherous swamps to discover the lost plateau and the final secrets of - the Isle of Dread! This adventure will challenge characters of levels 3 to 7.


This copy is in Good condition. The cover shows heavy corner rounding and creasing at the fold. The fold has separated about a 1/4" at the top and bottom. There is moderate scuffing, heavy in some areas. There are rust stains (from the staples) in the fold and a stray pencil mark on the interior. The maps are in great shape.

The adventure book has been cleanly hold-punched. Some of these modules came this way. There is heavy edge and corner wear, and the pages are grey with age. There are a few notes in pencil. Pages 13/14 and 31/32 have been removed but are included. The map has pencil marks showing the party's progress through the adventure. All-in-all, it has seen heavy use but is still a very usable adventure that will certainly challenge and hopefully thrill your players.

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  • Item Info/Title: The Isle of Dread
  • Publisher/Manufacturer: TSR
  • Mfg. Code: X1
  • Mfg. Number: TSR9043
  • Game System: Dungeons and Dragons (Expert Set)
  • Author: David Cook and Tom Moldvay
  • No. of Pages: 32
  • Format: Module
  • Year Published: 1981
  • Series: X1
  • Dimensions: 8.5"x11"x0.16"
  • Weight: 5 oz