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Buried Treasure – Dungeons & Dragons Endless Quest Books

22 Jul

We’re in the process of changing rooms around in our house.  One of the joys (and pains) of this process is going through every… single… nook… and… cranny.

Now, in doing that, one is bound to find some long-lost items.  These (practically) literally-buried treasures are unearthed after years of being forgotten.  Once you find them, though, the rush of memories is so awesome.

Take, for instance, these beauties, which I uncovered in the back of a bookcase.

D&D Endless Quest Books

D&D Endless Quest Books

These are my incomplete collection of the Endless Quest series, the Dungeons & Dragons version of Choose Your Own Adventure books.  I was a fan of the latter, and when I saw the first book in Toys ‘R’ Us, I snagged it immediately.  I had been playing Dungeons & Dragons for over a year at the time.

I loved Dungeon of Dread, and couldn’t wait to get my hands on the rest of the books in the series.  I missed a few, but I’m happy with the ones I have.  I’m especially happy to have them still.

One thing that confuses me is that I have two copies of Dungeon of Dread.  I have no recollection of buying two, or of receiving a second as a gift.  The first memory I have of it is when my parents gave me a whole box of books from my old room in their house, after I had graduated college.  It was a mystery back then, too.

Have you read any of the Endless Quest books?  Do you still have them?  And, most importantly, would you be willing to, ahem, donate any to round out my collection? 😀

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Posted by on Monday, 22 July 2013 in Gaming, Personal

 

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9 responses to “Buried Treasure – Dungeons & Dragons Endless Quest Books

  1. Paul

    Monday, 22 July 2013 at 8:51 PM

    I had several of those, plus the AD&D Adventure and Gamebook Master of Ravenloft (which I believe I still have around the house someplace because I picked it up at a used book store. Sorry, not donating though. It’s actually my favorite of that style book.

     
  2. Sniderman

    Monday, 22 July 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Over the years, I collected all of ’em. No dupes though.

    http://www.savageafterworld.com/2012/06/my-endless-quest-has-ended.html

     
    • BeefGriller

      Tuesday, 23 July 2013 at 10:24 AM

      Oh, wow! Nothing like having a *complete* collection! And I love how you show and write about the other series as well. Now I only have to find some of them. 🙂

       
  3. Bill

    Tuesday, 23 July 2013 at 9:59 AM

    The only one I ever owned (rather than borrowing from the Library) was Duel of the Masters. I’m not sure where it has gotten to now.

     
  4. Fritz.126

    Tuesday, 23 July 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Wow! I loved those books. I definitely had “Dungeon of Dread” and “Mountain of Mirrors,” and I believe I may have had (but definitely read) “Pillars of Pentegarn.” Now I need to go root through some old boxes to see if I can dig them up. Thanks for posting this Mark.

     
  5. VOID RPG Admin

    Monday, 9 September 2013 at 11:21 AM

    jealous….very jealous…

     
  6. Matt Conlon

    Tuesday, 3 November 2015 at 9:34 PM

    I had at least four of those

     

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