Trivia Newton-John #15: Dungeons & Dragons

Okay, before I get to the questions, I want to point out that this ad is may be the biggest lie perpetrated by the advertising industry ever.

Now that that's out the way. Here's the questions.... but take note that I haven't played D&D since 1983, so I'm a tad behind the times in the role playing world, and so are these questions. 

1. What monster is pictured on the cover of the 1st Edition Advanced Dungeons and Dragons’ Dungeon Master’s Guide?

2. Which of the following monsters would have the most hit dice? (1) a Kobold, (2) a Bugbear, (3) a Beholder, or (4) a Gnoll?

3. In 1981, what was the color of the box of the Expert D&D set?

4. Which module read "The little fishing town of Saltmarsh is threatened! Why are lizard men gathering in force nearby and why have they been buying large quantities of weapons?" on the cover?
(A) Castle Amber, (B) Danger at Dunwater, (C) The Village of Hommlet, (D) Queen of the Demonweb Pits, or (E) The Ghost Tower of Inverness? 

As usual, the first person to leave the correct answers in a comment will be awarded the prestigous Trivia Newton-John award to proudly display in the sidebar.  Good luck!


We have a winner! And how about this, it's Erick from Wonderful Wonderblog, one of the first blogs I ever started following! Cool.

Collect your prize, Erick. Well played.


  1. but the ad execs knew their audience!...

  2. 1. An Efreet
    2. Beholder
    3. Blue
    4. Danger at Dunwater

  3. WOOHOO!!

    I haven't played D&D in probably 20 years. I just happened to have all of the books packed in a box by my computer.

  4. Feel like I am failing my nerd cred saving throw posting on this thread but here goes -

    I read on a vintage advertising site that the 'model' in the ad is Gary Gygax's daughter.

  5. FYI, that's Gary Gygax's daughter posing in the ad!

  6. Gah! Foiled again! Ah, the joys of delayed post approval! ;)