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THE CREATION of the world’s preeminent Fantasy Role-Playing Game (FRPG), Dungeons & Dragons, is one of the most fascinating tales to be told in all the shared histories of entertainment, play and game design.  Two very different men, David Lance Arneson and Ernest Gary Gygax, undertook an unprecedented collaboration which gifted us — as their shared legacy — with one of the most intriguing games the world has yet experienced.  Their game did not just simulate one isolate corner of reality; it dared to encompass the entirety of all realms of adventure, the consensual playground of the human imagination.

HAWK & MOOR tells the story of Dave and Gary, and the many other people whose efforts gave first life to the game we know and love today.  Arneson had spectacular ideas, but Gygax knew how to refine them.  Collaboration soon turned to conflict as Arneson believed his game was being taken from him, and Gygax crystallized systems where incomprehensible riddles had stood before.  Both men were creative geniuses, but the game they created from Gygax’s Chainmail (1971) was the end result not only of their teamwork, but also of their clashes and disagreements.

HAWK & MOOR Book IV:  Of Demons and Fallen Idols tells the tale of 1976, when the Original D&D game reached its fullest form and the designs of both Basic D&D (with Dr. John Eric Holmes) and Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (without Dave Arneson) finally began.  This tome includes the last known tales of Lord Robilar, and features further adventures chronicling The Monk With No Name, the Striped Mage of Greyhawk, and Mordenkainen’s journey with Robilar to the City of the Gods.

Other major events featured herein include:  the opening of the Dungeon Hobby Shop; more chronicles of the Blackmoor campaign; Dave Arneson’s time and tribulations with TSR; the publications of Eldritch Wizardry, Gods, Demi-Gods & Heroes, and Swords & Spells; the design and release of the Lankhmar game with Fritz Leiber and Harry Fischer (the Gray Mouser); the publication of Metamorphosis Alpha; the dawn of The Dragon; the celebrations of Gen Con IX and Origins II; the rise of Judge’s Guild and the City State of the Invincible Overlord; and the classic dungeons featured in Palace of the Vampire Queen, Expedition to the Barrier Peaks, The Dungeoneer #1, and The Lost Caverns of Tsojconth.  An elaborate chronology of these and many other events from 1976 is included as an appendix for easy reference as well.

HAWK & MOOR Book Four:  Of Demons and Fallen Idols includes 70,800 words on over 210 pages, supported by 458 footnotes and annotations.  Prepare yourself, take up torch and sword.  Come along and experience an unprecedented journey into the Golden Age!

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The Wonderland Imprints Swords & Sorcery Library

Code

Supplement Title

Primary Game Topics

CO1

The Classic Dungeon Design Guide I

Dungeons / Lore / Random Tables

CO2

The Classic Dungeon Design Guide II

Dungeons / Lore / Random Tables

CO3

The Classic Dungeon Design Guide III

Dungeons / Lore / Random Tables

CO4

Oldskull Dungeon Generator

Dungeons / Solo Gaming Tools

CO5

The Book of Dungeon Traps

Dungeons / Random Tables

CO6

Oldskull Dungeon Tools

Generators / Solo Gaming Tools

CO7

Game World Generator – Deluxe Edition

Game World / Random Tables

CO8

Oldskull Adventure Generator

Game World / Random Tables

CO9

Chaotic Descriptor Table

Generators / Random Tables

CO10

Dungeon Delver Enhancer

Characters / Lore / Random Tables

CO11

Oldskull Warriors

Characters / Classes / Lore

CO12

Oldskull Knights

Characters / Classes / Lore

CO13

Oldskull Anti-Paladins

Characters / Classes / Lore

CO14

Oldskull Plague Doctors

Characters / Classes / Lore

CO15

Oldskull Gonneslingers

Characters / Classes / Lore

CO16

Serpentine

Characters / Races

CO17

Oldskull Half-Ogres

Characters / Races

CO18

Oldskull D100 NPC Generator

Characters / Generators

CO19

Character Tables

Gameplay / Tabletop Reference

CO20

Combat Tables

Gameplay / Tabletop Reference

CO21

Dungeon Monsters & Treasures Level 1

Monsters / Treasure

CO22

Oldskull Dungeon Encounters

Lore / Monsters / Treasure

CO23

Oldskull Dungeon Bestiary

Monsters / Random Tables

CO24

Oldskull Dragons

Monsters / Treasure

CO25

Oldskull Trolls

Lore / Monsters / Races

CO26

Oldskull Monster Generator

Generators / Lore / Monsters

CO27

Oldskull Treasure Trove

Random Tables / Treasure

CO28

The Oldskull Deck of Strangest Things

Lore / Random Tables / Treasure

CO29

City State Encounters

Random Tables / Urban Adventures

CO30

The Order of the Scarlet Tabard

Characters / Lore / Random Tables

CO31

Captains of the Scarlet Tabard

Characters / Lore

CO32

Oldskull Tyrrhenia Map Pack

Game World / Lore / Realm Maps

CO33

333 Realms of Entropy

Game World / Lore / Monsters

CO34

1,000 Rooms of Chaos

Dungeons / Solo Gaming Tools

CO35

1,000 Rooms of Chaos II

Dungeons / Solo Gaming Tools

CO36

The Pegana Mythos

Characters / Game World / Lore

CO37

The Oldskull Necronomicon

Characters / Game World / Lore

CO38

Lords of Oldskull: Krampus

Classes / Lore / Monsters

OSE1

Character Creation

Basic / Expert (B/X) Characters

OSE2

1977 Bestiary

Basic / Expert (B/X) Monsters

OSE3

Adventurer’s Arsenal

Basic / Expert (B/X) Equipment

OSE4

Turn Tracker

Basic / Expert (B/X) Gameplay

OSE5

Oldskull Grid War

Basic / Expert (B/X) Gameplay

HM1

Hawk & Moor Book I

TSR / Gary Gygax History 1973

HM2

Hawk & Moor Book II

TSR / Gary Gygax History 1974

HM3

Hawk & Moor Book III

TSR / Gary Gygax History 1975

HM4

Hawk & Moor Book IV

TSR / Gary Gygax History 1976

HM5

Hawk & Moor Book V

TSR / Gary Gygax History 1977

HM6

The Steam Tunnel Incident

TSR History / 1980s

 

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