Special Collections

As we have been working through our archives, we have unearthed in our basement a number of unique items which we are now making available for sale to collectors. Our current offerings are:


Rahasia

Rahasia

We thought there just simply weren’t any more of these!

Own a piece of RPG history.  Rahasia  is a rare item.  It is one of the original ‘Nightventures’ by Daystar West Media Productions. This is the RPG Tracy and Laura Hickman created that kicked-off a life of adventure 33 years ago.

It is copy-righted in 1979.  It is a first printing evidenced by the fact that that it has no address/contact info on the front page.  (Someone suggested getting a business PO Box, after the first few were printed, and the address was printed in copies thereafter.)  Tracy Hickman’s own illustrations grace the cover and pages of the module.

It is in beautiful condition, as pictured.  It has no shrink wrap, but is new and unused.  (As a fun side-light, a piece of the original shrink wrap with Tracy Hickman’s handmade sticker is included.) (See picture.)  The tape-style spine and binding are tight.  Pages are slightly yellowed with age, but are smooth and intact.

Two other versions of this game module were printed after this one when it was sold to TSR in 1981.  There was an RPGA version, red cover, in 1983 and a green cover version, B7, in 1984.

This adventure was ground-breaking in layout, intended play length and story objectives.  It has indeed been called the beginning of a revolution in role-playing.  And now it can be yours.

The adventure is  8.5” x 11” and 33 pages in length. Direct from the author’s collection.

The Pharaoh and Rahasia we have up for sale (individual auctions) are genuinely surprising treasures.  Our daughter has been helping us sort through 30 years’ worth of manuscripts and correspondence etc., because a private university approached us to acquire our papers for their special collections.  Rahasia was in a box with some of our manuscript materials and other modules that we decided to look through and organize.  It was a delight to find it.

We sold our personal copy of Rahasia last year and thought it was the only one in our possession.  Our daughter found this Rahasia in the very last box of the bunch.  Both a Pharaoh and Rahasia were still in an envelope that was addressed to a game distributor.  They were supposed to be sales samples. They were never dropped in the mail!

As our papers are being acquired, we feel that this item would be better appreciated and enjoyed in the hands of a collector.

Tracy and I will gladly provide letters of provenance for Rahasia certifying that it has been continuously in our possession since its production date. –L Hickman

 Rahasia (Rare Collectible)
(Mint Condition / 1 offered only)
$2,950.00

Contact us here with any questions regarding this item.

SOLD!

 


Pharaoh

Pharaoh

We thought there just simply weren’t any more of these!          

Pharaoh is a very rare item.   A treasure.  This is the second RPG game module in the series that kicked-off a life of adventure for authors Tracy and Laura Hickman. It is one of the original ‘Nightventures’ by Daystar West Media Productions.

The original print run was quite limited; under 100. There are very few known remaining copies that are extent.  As you can see from the picture, it is in very good condition.  It has no shrink wrap, but is new and unused.  (As a fun side-light, a piece of the original shrink wrap with Tracy Hickman’s handmade sticker is included.) (See picture.)

The cover is slightly worn, but smooth, as pictured.  The tape-style spine and binding are tight.  Pages are slightly yellowed with age, but are smooth and intact. The cover art and interior maps are by Tracy Hickman. The interior art pieces are by Josh Agle.

Pharaoh was sold to TSR in 1982 when Tracy joined the ranks of game designers at their facility in Lake Geneva, WI.  Consequently, other versions of this game module were printed as part of a trilogy by TSR:  The Desert of Desolation Series.  I3 -Pharaoh, I4 -Oasis of the White Palm and I5 – Lost Tomb of Martek.  All three were later published compendium-style.

As with Rahasia, this adventure was ground-breaking in layout, intended play length and story objectives.Rahasia and Pharaoh started a revolution in role-playing.  And now, Pharaoh, the rarest of all, can be yours. 

The adventure is  8.5” x 11” and 67 pages in length and b&w. Direct from the author’s collection.

The two modules we have up for sale (individual auctions) are genuinely surprising treasures.  Our daughter has been helping us sort through 30 years’ worth of manuscripts and correspondence etc., because recently, a private university approached us to acquire our papers for their special collections.  Pharaoh was in a box with some of our manuscript materials and other modules that we decided to look through and organize.  It was a delight to find it.

We sold our personal copy of Pharaoh last year and thought it was the only one in our possession.  Our daughter found this in the very last box of the bunch.  Both a Pharaoh and Rahasia were still in an envelope that was addressed to a game distributor.  They were supposed to be sales samples. They were never dropped in the mail!

As our papers are being acquired, we feel that Pharaoh would be better appreciated and enjoyed in the hands of a collector.

Tracy and I will gladly provide letters of provenance for Pharaoh certifying that it has been continuously in our possession since its production date. –L Hickman

 Pharaoh (Rare Collectible)
(Mint Condition / 1 offered only)
$3,250.00

Contact us here with any questions regarding this item.

SOLD!


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