March 20th, 2008


"Lost Tamoachan"...found!

Ordinarily, I would never post something like this, but I figured that the rarity and sheer geekiness would be of interest to some of you. I apologize in advance if anyone feels that this post isn’t appropriate.

My father-in-law is an old school gamer and has collected a LOT of games over the years (he grew up and still lives near Lake Geneva, WI). After Gary Gygax’s passing a few weeks ago, he pulled out a bunch of his old TSR stuff that had been in storage. One of the things that he found was a module that he had gotten from Harold Johnson back in 1979, Lost Tamoachan: The Hidden Shrine of Lubaatum (a precursor of The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan). Upon poking around the web, he discovered that of the 300 printed for Origins 79, only 38 (his would be the 39th) are known to be in existence. He also found out that this module was rather sought after, and thus decided that parting with it would be a good way to ease a bit of debt.

I offered to spread the word for him through my channels, in hope of drumming up a bit more interest from collectors for this rarity. (Needless to say, feel free to cross-post and link if you so wish.) Again…I know that huckstering isn’t the norm around here and I’ll delete this if the mods deem this post to be inappropriate to the community.
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