Today’s photoshoot features a glimpse into the early days of RPGs. TSR’s Gateway to Adventure catalogs reveal the best of their old school games: D&D, AD&D, Gamma World, Top Secret, and so many more.
The 1980 “Demon Door” catalog is 8 pages in length. It is much more rare than the 1981 edition.
Zenopus Archives alerted me to watch for different printings of the 1981 catalog.
1st print has a blank brown back cover. This has to be rare. There were none in the stack I listed for sale today.
2nd print has the original D&D product line on page 9.
3rd print deletes OD&D in favor of TSR’s minigames, Fiend Folio, and adventure modules for Boot Hill, Top Secret, and Gamma World on page 9.
See Also: DIVINE RIGHT: TSR’s early boardgame with RPG inspiration and that beautiful map (1979)
TSR product posters (ca. 1978-9?)
Boot Hill early print box set
Top Secret: 1st and 2nd editions – The evolution of the black box
Original Gamma World maps