The Character Archaic (1975) and the Palace of the Vampire Queen (1976) written by Pete and Judy Kerestan. In 1976, TSR struck an exclusive deal with Wee Warriors, the Kerestan’s company, and published the modules.
The Character Archaic is the first set of commercial character sheets and the Palace of the Vampire Queen an adventure.
The very first published adventure for D&D was the Temple of the Frog which was included in the Blackmoor expansion. However, this means Palace of the Vampire Queen the first third-party adventure.
In 2019, Precis Intermedia picked up the rights to the Wee Warriors product line.
Last month, Precis republished Palace of the Vampire Queen (with an SFW cover)
This month, the 1977 adventure The Dwarven Glory has been republished.
Both Palace of the Vampire Queen and The Dwarven Glory have been remastered for a clean print. They’re available directly from Precis Intermedia and at DriveThruRPG.
The original The Dwarven Glory had 7 maps, this one has 8 due to the successful inclusion of the ‘mythical’ Section A this time around.
It’s also worth noting that both adventures do still need you to have first edition D&D to play them and for the full descriptions of encountered monsters, although an OSR equivalent may also have them.
If you ever see the original copies of these adventures laying around in a car boot sale or similar; snap them up. Noble Knight Games have a copy of Palace of the Vampire Queen on eBay with an asking price of nearly £1,000.
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