“This book is an attempt to add structure and detail to that part of the AD&D game rules concerned with the proper administration of outdoor wilderness adventures in the campaign.”
From the back cover of the December 1986 issue of Adventurer magazine, a UK-based roleplaying game mag of the eighties, comes this full-page ad for the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Wilderness Survival Guide*. The book isn’t extremely popular, but I find it and its companion volume on dungeons to be a hell of a lot of fun. Those two books were some of my earliest introductions to the concepts of wilderness and dungeon adventures, and seeing this ad makes me want to pull the book out and spend the day getting reacquainted with an old friend. That’s a successful advertisement!