* '''Published:''' November 1978 * '''Publisher:''' TSR * '''Author:''' Mike Carr * '''Format:''' 32 page softcover * '''Rules:''' Classic D&D * '''Wizards of the Coast:''' * [[http://archive.wizards.com/dnd/article.aspx?x=dnd/4alum/20101119|D&D Alumni]] * '''Product:''' * [[http://www.acaeum.com/ddindexes/modpages/b1.html|Acaeum: B-Series]] * [[http://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/46176/in-search-of-the-unknown|RPG Geek]] * [[http://index.rpg.net/display-entry.phtml?mainid=2944|RPG Net]] * [[http://tsr.bothgunsblazing.com/dd/dd-b1-alt.htm|TSR Archive]] * [[http://tsr.bothgunsblazing.com/dd/dd-b1.htm|TSR Archive]] (4th print) * [[wp>In Search of the Unknown|Wikipedia]] * '''Reviews:''' * [[http://www.mbertenshaw.plus.com/Mark/RPG/basic.html#9023|Mark Bertenshaw]] * [[http://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/12/12728.phtml|RPG Net]] * '''Other:''' * [[http://grognardia.blogspot.co.uk/2008/09/restrospective-in-search-of-unknown.html|Grognardia: Retrospective]] * [[http://www.somethingawful.com/d/dungeons-and-dragons/search-unknown-wizards.php|Something Awful: WTF pt 1]] * [[http://www.somethingawful.com/d/dungeons-and-dragons/unknown-search-urdm.php|Something Awful: WTF pt 2]]
This package (a cover folder with maps and descriptive booklet within) forms a complete module for use with BASIC DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. It is especially designed as an instructional aid for beginning Dungeon Masters and players, specifically created to enable new Dungeon Masters to initiate play with a minimum of preparation. With only minor modifications, this module is also eminently suitable for use with ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS as well.
In addition to descriptive and situational material, this module also includes special informational sections giving: background history and legends, listings of possible monsters and treasures and how to place them, a list of adventuring characters, tips on various aspects of play for the Dungeon Master, and helpful advice for starting players.