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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Kickstarter - Judges Guild Deluxe Collector's Edition

At this rate I may have to postpone my retirement to pay for all of this "Kickstarter Goodness" ;) Seriously, there have been some amazingly cool gaming Kickstarters in the past week and the Judges Guild Deluxe Collector's Edition is certainly one of them.

I have a soft spot for Judges Guild. While the production value may have been on the lower end, the imagination and usefulness of their releases are second to none for the time they were initially released.

Goodman Games is producing this series of reprints (and they did an amazing job with the Metamorphosis Alpha reprint (that oversized book certainly stands out))

Here's the details of the Judges Guild reprints:
Quick Summary of the Kickstarter 
This Kickstarter funds the scanning, digital restoration, and print publication of classic Judges Guild RPG supplements. 
Our goal is to create two products. The first is the oversized 13"x18" hardcover Judges Guild Deluxe Collector's Edition. This huge compilation contains Tegel Manor, Thieves of Fortress Badabaskor, Citadel of Fire, five issues of the Judges Guild Journal, and additional articles and new game material. 
The second product is a series of four 8.5"x11" reprints of classic JG modules. We are calling these the tabletop editions. There is a tabletop edition reprinting each of these products: Tegel Manor, Thieves of Fortress Badabaskor, Citadel of Fire, and Dark Tower
The project is about 90% complete as of now. All scanning, art, and editing is complete, and a rough layout is complete.
I think I'm in for the Deluxe Collector's Edition...


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    1. I imagine if this one takes off, others will follow. The JG library is just too big to stop with these hits. But no, other than maybe something in the JG Journal reprints, nothing specifically for Travller this time around. I do recall hearing of a campaign in my college years where they were running Traveller characters through Tegel Manor, though. It was Halloween... what can I say.

  2. Wow, bad timing but can't really pass this one up.
    <3 Judges Guild

  3. Aren't we still waiting for the City State of the Invincible Overlord kickstarter? Originally due December 2014?

    1. We are (or at least I am) ... but I'm pretty sure the CSotIO ks was not by Goodman Games. Here I think the difference in who is running the ks matters a lot.

    2. Yeah, that's Bob Bledsaw III running that project.

  4. "the production value may have been on the lower end"

    I'm not entirely convinced. They don't seem that much worse, if at all, than the TSR material at the time. Compared to what we get now, sure, but back then the bar was awfully low.

    1. Compared to now I'd still go with JG products. They crammed a ton of useful material into their books. Stuff I see now is glossy but largely of no use to me