The Collector's Trove is proud to bring you the Jeff Leason collection!
The auction will present over 100 items including issues of the The Strategic Review, TSR lizardman belt buckle, TSR memorabilia, TSR catalogs, Gen Con, Origins, and DragonCon, handouts and flyers, comp copies, and proof copies. Highlights of the auction will include a large selection of autographed items by Gary Gygax, Jeff Leason, Dave Sutherland III, Dave Trampier, Jean Wells, Jim Ward, Mike Carr, Timothy Truman, and Boris Vallejo! Among the very special items are Jeff's very own employee copy of B3 Palace of the Silver Princess still in its original shrinkwrap, an incredibly rare, numbered, Collector's Edition of Ghost Tower of Inverness, Jeff's personal, Dungeons & Dragons woodgrain set and dice, an unpublished B3 Palace of the Silver Princess sequel-adventure ms. by Jean Wells, a Timothy Truman signed print, and a collection of original Dave Sutherland III sketches.
These items were acquired during the last 40 years of Jeff’s amateur and professional involvement with wargames, roleplaying games, strategy games, and board games, several years of that time spent as an employee of TSR, the company that founded the roleplaying game industry.
Jeff has written, designed, edited, developed, and playtested dozens and dozens of games and supplements. His very first project at TSR was to be on the DMG editing and development team - quite a tall order! According to Jeff, Gary's prose and use of language was challenging to he and his fellow proof readers, "...but we soon got accustomed to Gary’s liturgy of archaic ideophones and aphorisms. Working on the DMG was enriching to say the least!" Most notably Jeff was a co-designer on the legendary Lost Tamoachan collector's edition and the final published version, C1 The Hidden Shrine of Tamachoan with Harold Johnson. Also, his character Phoebus, a fighter reincarnated into a lizard man, appears in the rogues Gallery and is probably the coolest character concept in the entire book!
After his time at TSR, Jeff went on to work at Mayfair games for several years, again, writing, designing, editing, developing, and playtesting dozens of products. Jeff was lead designer for the rewrite, editing, and expansion of the City State of the Invincible Overlord and contributed to a new edition of the Chill RPG as well as editing, developing, designing, and writing many of the new supplements.
Jeff’s involvement in the roleplaying game industry reaches back into the golden age of the industry. Quite the legacy indeed! Now you have a chance to become curator of a portion of this legacy!
First Item Starts Sunday, June 12th, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. CST/MEX
First Item Ends Sunday, June 19th, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. CST/MEX