Thursday, August 13, 2009

Fantasy System's 1986 module "Tradervale"

I acquired a fairly large haul of 1st and 2nd edition AD&D stuff via Craigslist a little while ago. I'm still sorting it all out, but have started to delve into the less common items. Among these is an item published by "Fantasy Systems" in 1986 (out of Fullerton, California) entitled "Tradervale".

I love the fact that it seems like it was likely created on an Atari 8oo or Commodore 64. The adventure itself is pretty much another Hommlett-esque affair, complete with detailed town setting and a (thought to be but not) abandoned cult 'Retreat'. There's some decent art inside, and the included maps (examples here and here) and front and back covers are on a thicker stock of paper (though not detachable).

In hoping to garner a little more information about this publication including its value, I knew that googling "Fantasy Systems" was a pointless endeavor, but did turn up a brief mention on the forums at Acaeum (although over five years old) and a short post at Tome of Treasures. Has anyone else seen this before or have more information about it?


Don Snabulus said...

A pen, a ruler, and a typewriter. What more does one need to make a module?

Guy Fullerton said...

If you don't already have an account at The Acaeum, sign up, and then ask about history & value there in the Non-TSR subforum. I'm pretty sure you'll get a helpful response. At the very least, you'll probably get some offers to buy it. (Though if you are explicitly interested in selling it, post in the Classifieds section please.)

ze bulette said...

(just to update that this eventually sold for $111)

Greg Gorgonmilk said...

Any luck finding a PDF of this beauty?

Chris said...

Another copy going up soon - I am selling one for $340.

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