Dungeons and Dragons players will remember the «Expedition to the Barrier Peaks» adventure module as a «Blast from the Past». You could buy it in 1980.
Original Adventures Reincarnated line: Expedition to the Barrier Peaks will include scans of the original 1E iterations, a conversion to 5E, and new 5E material filling in some gaps from the original 1E module.
Originally run as a tournament adventure at Origins II, the adventure was published by TSR in 1980. Expedition to the Barrier Peaks is a famous adventure module because it mixes science fiction and fantasy. For this reason, it is both well known and an enduring favorite for those who played it during its heyday. The 5E conversion is consistent with the original design principles, and it also offers new avenues for exploration.
In the adventure, characters come across a spaceship that has crash landed into a fantasy world and have to deal with the consequences. These consequences include robots, plant people, and a zoo of alien creatures. It also has ray guns…ray guns!
The OAR volume will also include complete scans of the original 1E publication. This includes both the adventure booklet as well as the extensive book of handouts that was part of the original publication. Dedicated fans may already know that the handout art changed between printings. Three handout illustrations were changed between the first (1980) and second (1981) printings of Expedition to the Barrier Peaks, and most of the remaining handouts were renumbered. The OAR volume will include scans of both versions of the handout booklets.
For fans who have an old ragged copy of Expedition to the Barrier Peaks in their personal collection, they will soon be able to discover a fresh copy with handouts that they many never have had the chance to see before!