Publication:The Official RPGA Tournament Handbook
The Official RPGA Tournament Handbook is a supplement containing official rules for running Role-Playing Game Association AD&D tournaments. Twelve pages of this module are devoted to essays on how to design, run, and judge tournaments. The book includes two sample tournament scenarios, titled "Honor Guard" and "The Long Way Home".
"Honor Guard": This scenario is a two-session treatment which follows the progress of an important religious figure and his sacred relics from one town to another. The player characters (PCs) are assigned to protect the prophet and his possessions. The PCs escort the exalted but irascible holy personality from the city of Jesten to the city of Alm, with a brief stop in the town of Slapdash, as he transports the Crytal of Light. Little do they know that a wizard intends to steal the holy relic. "The Long Way Home": In a remote part of the Desert of Ages, the player characters are forced to stop at a small, isolated, deserted town among rocky bluffs. There they encounter the restless spirit of dwarf Ottis, who demands that in exchange for water the party find a magic relic, the hammer Rocksplitter, and use it to drive out duergar invaders and free his people. Twenty pages of pullout materials are provided with the scenarios, eight of which are devoted to pre-designed player characters, with six PCs per scenario.
The Official RPGA Tournament Handbook (C6) was written by Daniel Kramarsky, Jean, and Bruce Rabe, and was published by TSR in 1987 as a 64-page booklet with an outer folder. Design, development, and editing were done by Daniel Kramarsky, Jean and Bruce Rabe, Penny Petticord, and Harold Johnson.
The module contains two short adventures, either for one-evening sessions or for incorporation into an ongoing campaign, instructions and score sheets to run a role-playing tournament, and directions on how to design one's own tournament.