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Friday, November 24, 2017

Attention Backers of the City State of the Invincible Overlord Kickstarter - Some Good News!



Reposted with permission:

I am Rob Conley one of the cartographers on the Wilderlands Maps. I wish I knew more about what going on but I haven't had any communication with Robert Bledsaw III for a while. I do have some good news for the backers of this kickstarter. As you all know I got the City State map and my Wilderlands maps done in late 2016. It now been a year and nothing has happened.
In addition to doing work for this Kickstarter, I have a business relationship with Bob III's father Robert Bledsaw II through my company, Bat in the Attic Games. I have a limited license to produce material for my take on the Wilderlands known as the Majestic Wilderlands. So I decided to talk to Robert Bledsaw II about the maps. There are things that could effect the Wilderlands maps so I can't do anything at the moment with them. However that not the case with the City State map. So we talked and came to a license arrangement. I have permission to release the map as a Judges Guild authorized product for the Wilderlands of High Fantasy through Bat in the Attic Games.

I am not responsible for what happened with the kickstarter nor do I have any financial stake. But we are a small hobby and the Judges Guild name has been dragged through the mud because of the mismanagement of this kickstarter. That effects what I do with my work as Bat in the Attic Games. I feel what is right is to offer each and every kickstarter backer a complimentary coupon for the release. Understand it is PDF only. RPGNow/DriveThruRPG are not able to print poster sized maps through print on demand. I think you will find that the City State Map PDF package to be a nice one.
Now for the logistics. this Friday I am going to post a code in the comment section of the September 2017 backer only post. You can use that code to get your complimentary copy. I would ask you spread the word to any other backer you know. So you know the number of times the code can be used is limited to the number of backers (965). I will be posting my email address in the comment so you can contact me if there are any issue.

As for the Wilderlands maps, if there no movement by March 2018, then I will talk again with Robert Bledsaw II and see what can be done.

If you are a backer, go here:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/judgesguild/city-state-of-the-invincible-overlord/posts/2001214

5 comments:

  1. Thanks Erik for getting the word out.

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  2. While this is not the news I had hoped for when I'd been hearing that there was something in the works for the kickstarter, I'm still thrilled to receive this. Rob Conley stepping up, not because of financial responsibility but out of good will for the hobby and Bob Bledsaw II is a nice thing to see. If you've read Bob Bledsaw II's comments (elsewhere) about what this kickstarter has done to his family, it is heart-breaking. While I certainly hope that his son finally lives up to his responsibilities and completes the project, any step forward is a good one.

    Thank you again to Rob Conley for making this happen.

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  3. The world needs more Conleys and less Whitmans.

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