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A Brief Tour of the 1994-1995 Audio CD Box Sets

Remember when TSR Box sets came with all kinds of fun stuff like posters, miniatures, dice, and player aids? Let's take a look at the line of box sets from 1994 and 1995 that also included a CD!  At the time CDs were new and had a special power that cassette tapes didn't. You could use your device to play a specific track without hunting and rewinding! If the adventure called for a certain track during play, you could choose that track and it would help the DM run the adventure. Most of these sets were set in Mystara. These CD adventures were part of TSRs campaign to get more new people into the game. I haven't played these, in the 1990s we were gaming in Santa Fe New Mexico. Most of us were in the service industry so our budgets didn't allow for new technology. Nobody had a CD player and by the time I had one these sets had faded into obscurity. The first one was First Quest by Richard Baker, David "Zeb" Cook, Flint Dille, and Bruce Nesmith.  Cover art for Fi