[D&D] Reflecting on the Hall of Many Panes - Shortly after the turn of the century, Gary Gygax's posts to his email list and on message boards began talking about a new adventure he was running in his...
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In 1976, Bob Bledsaw and Bill Owen went into business as Judges Guild. Their initial offering was centered on a magnificent 34" by 44" map of the City State of Invincible Overlord. First appearing at Gen Con IX, it was sold literally out of the trunk of a car during the convention.
This map launched Judges Guild which began working on even more ambitious project, the Wilderlands of High Fantasy. This became an ambitious project of 18 22" by 17" maps covering a total area 800 miles from west to east, and 1,000 miles from north to south. Each individual map was divided into 5 miles hexes covering an area of 260 miles west to east, and 170 miles from north to south.
Now forty years later those maps have been redrawn in full color. These maps preserves the original detail and applies known errata and corrections. Each was drawn as part of single 6 foot by 8 foot map encompassing the entire Wilderlands then subdivided and cropped.
These maps are not a scanned images of the original but have been redrawn from scratch. The guidebook is also not a scanned image but has been relaid out from the original text with errata and corrections applied.
The Wilderlands of High Fantasy Guidebook
This product contains a 24 page Guidebook for the five maps of the Wilderlands of High Fantasy. The books has an introduction and commentary by Robert S. Conley who has used the Wilderlands as his main fantasy campaign for nearly forty years. Each map is detailed with the following listings: Villages, Castles & Citadels, Idyllic Isles, Ruins & Relics, and Lurid Lairs.
This product contains:
5 PDFs of the following 22" by 17" maps: City State of the Invincible Overlord Map One, Barbarian Altanis Map Two, Glow-Worm Steppes Map Three, Tarantis Map Four, and Valon Map Five.
1 PDF of the Wilderlands of High Fantasy Guidebook.
The print option adds the following:
Ten overlapping full scale maps of each half of the maps.You can read Rob's post at Bat in the Attic here.
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The WHO has said it will include "gaming disorder" in a June update to its International Classification of Diseases (ICD), defining it as a pattern of behavior "characterized by impaired control over gaming, increasing priority given to gaming over other activities to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other interests and daily activities, and continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences."
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Hi Folks, Liam Ginty and Gabriel Komisar here. We're the designers behind Orc Stabber and will be working to deliver this project to you all.
There's a handful of small risks and challenges and we thought it best to address these out of character, as Limm Ghomizar can get a bit excited.
First of all, we wanted to communicate that you do indeed only get half of a rules page with this project. We'll be preparing each page separately, personalizing them with drawings, doodles, notes special unique rules, and tearing them all separately. We think this might be a fun way to get people sharing what they have with their friends and on social media to make the full rules available. We plan on releasing the full PDF shortly after the project wraps so everyone will have the full rules.
The only other challenge is no one on the team has ever mailed out 100+ letters all at once, but we're consulting with other successful Kickstarter runners to make sure those important deliverables are in your hands quickly!Screw it! For two bucks, I'm in!