I received an email from a former gamer who wishes to remain anonymous offering a copy of the first two RPGA modules (R1 and R2 for AD&D) for donors to my current October 2009 Cancer Donation Drive. As these modules were limited editions available only to RPGA back in 1982, I’ve never seen these modules in their original form, although they were reportedly the basis for the first part of generally available I12 module (Egg of the Phoenix) which is one of my favorite mid-1980s modules.
R1 (To the Aid of Falx) was written by Frank Mentzer and is in “pretty good condition with only a few pencil marks — some hit point notes and a few folded page corners”. R2 (Investigation of Hydell) is also by Frank Mentzer and is in “fair condition too with some pencil marks, a pen doodle on the inside of the back cover, some folded page corners, and a slighted faded back cover”. Condition descriptions provided by donor.
The top donor in this cancer drive will now have his or her choice of the Traveller fanzines (Working Passage and The Imperium Staple) described in this post or the D&D RPGA R1 and R2 modules described here. The runner-up with receive the other item. The third place donor will now receive the first printings of Mercenary and High Guard for Classic Traveller. The fourth largest donor will now receive the second printing of Supplement 2: Animal Encounters for Classic Traveller. The fifth largest donor will receive an old adventure from D&D from my collection. These items and this donatyion drive were described in more detail in this post: Rare Traveller Fanzines (Working Passage & Imperium Staple) Available (for Cancer Fund Donors).
To get help us pay our cancer treatment related bills (and to get access to some special downloads and possibly the above mentioned items), send a donation in any amount — small or large — to me via Paypal. My apologies for having to ask for donations and my heartfelt thanks to everyone who donates. If you cannot donate but wish to help, please spread the word about my request and offer. Thank you very much in advance. (And again, a very special thank you to Scott R. for donating the fanzines for this giveaway and to the anonymous donor of R1 and R2.)