This series consists of 18 gamebooks published from 1985 to 1988 by TSR. The series was initially named Super Endless Quest Adventure Gamebook since the books added a more complex game system to stories which otherwise share the same style with the Endless Quest gamebooks. On the third book the series title became Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Super Endless Quest Adventure Gamebook, then it was finally settled as Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Adventure Gamebook from book four onwards. Starting from the fifth book, the series adopted its signature woodgrain styled cover.
Nearly all the books take place in some AD&D settings with some of them set in specified campaign worlds like Dragonlance and the Forgotten Realms while the fifth book is set in historic Japan. Only the three books of volumes 7, 9 and 11 form an ongoing story in the Kingdom of Sorcery Trilogy. The rest are individual adventures.
Character Stats Card and Gameplay Edit
Each gamebook has its own pre-designed character featured on a detachable "Character Stats Card" on the first page. Apart from acting as a bookmark, the card holds essential data such as the character's name, class, skill points, hit points and other information. Before the story begins, the reader can assign additional points to different skills so as to specially define the character. The card also lets the reader keep track of changes on character data during the adventure.
The gamebooks employ the use of 6-sided dice in character customization and during the adventure. The reader can usually roll for additional hit points and sometimes experience points in the beginning. During the story, apart from making a decision, the reader may be required to roll the dice to determine if the character succeeds in using certain skills, which in turn affects the path the character takes in the story.
Some characters may even have spellcasting ability, special equipment and other possessions. Some books even have a time factor which affects the ending of the story. These information was also recorded in the card.
|#||Title||Setting||Author||Published (YM)||Cover Art by||Interior Art by||Ref|
|1||Prisoners of Pax Tharkas||Dragonlance||Morris Simon||1985-02||Keith Parkinson||Mark Nelson||→|
|2||The Ghost Tower||Greyhawk||Jean Blashfield||1985-05||Keith Parkinson||Larry Day||→|
|3||Escape from Castle Quarras||Generic D&D||Douglas Niles||1985-06||Jeff Easley||Mark Nelson||→|
|4||The Soulforge||Dragonlance||Terry Phillips||1985-09||Keith Parkinson||Mark Nelson||→|
|5||Test of the Ninja||13th Century Japan||Curtis Smith||1985-11||Clyde Caldwell||Gary Williams||→|
|6||Master of Ravenloft||AD&D Ravenloft||Jean Blashfield||1986-01||Clyde Caldwell||Gary Williams||→|
|7||Sceptre of Power||Kingdom of Sorcery Trilogy, vol 1||Morris Simon||1986-03||Keith Parkinson||George Barr||→|
|8||Nightmare Realm of Baba Yaga||Generic D&D||Roger E. Moore||1986-05||Jeff Easley||Mark Nelson||→|
|9||The Sorcerer's Crown||Kingdom of Sorcery Trilogy, vol 2||Morris Simon||1986-07||Clyde Caldwell||George Barr||→|
|10||Lords of Doom||Dragonlance||Douglas Niles||1986-09||Larry Elmore||Diana Magnuson||→|
|11||Clash of the Sorcerers||Kingdom of Sorcery Trilogy, vol 3||Morris Simon||1986-11||Keith Parkinson||George Barr||→|
|12||Curse of the Werewolf||Generic D&D||Chris Martindale||1987-02||Tim Hildebrandt||Stephen (Steve) Fabian||→|
|13||Gates of Death||Generic D&D||Terry Phillips||1987-05||Carl Lundgren||Jan Duursema||→|
|14||Trail Sinister||Generic D&D||James Brumbaugh||1987-08||Jeff Easley||George Barr||→|
|15||The Vanishing City||Generic D&D||Allen Varney||1987-11||Clyde Caldwell||Doug Chaffee||→|
|16||Shadow Over Nordmaar||Dragonlance||Dezra Despain||1988-02||Clyde Caldwell||Mark Nelson||→|
|17||Spawn of Dragonspear||Forgotten Realms||Steve Perrin||1988-05||Keith Parkinson||Douglas Ball||→|
|18||Prince of Thieves||Generic D&D||Chris Martindale||1988-08||Jeff Easley||Chris Miller||→|