The Q1 Connection Oct 7, 2004 12:37:45 GMT -5
Post by foster1941 on Oct 7, 2004 12:37:45 GMT -5
So I was looking through D3 a few days back (for the first time since learning all the behind-the-scenes 'backstory') and noticed the references to Q1 within it. My copy (or at least the one I was looking through) is a pastel 1st or 2nd printing from 1978, so this was well before Sutherland's Q1 was published in 1980. So what's the story here -- had the decision to take this project away from EGG and hand it over to DCS already been made in 1978, or was Gary himself planning to do "Q1" at that point? I was under the impression that the Gygax-Sutherland handover occured after T1 had been published in 1979 (thus the various Lolth-related discrepancies in that module noted in other threads) but that chronology doesn't seem to add up (unless, I suppose, the T1 manuscript had already been turned in very far in advance)? So what's the story here, what am I missing?