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Thursday, May 10, 2018

The First Five Maps and Guidebook for the Wilderlands of High Fantasy is Available for Sale


Rob Conley, in association with Judges Guild, has just released the first five maps and guidebook for the Wilderlands of High Fantasy. If you backed the Kickstarter, check your email for a project update with backer links.

Now, this release is available in both PDF and Print on Demand.

The Wilderlands of High Fantasy, Revised Guidebook is $4.99 in PDF, $5.99 in Print plus PDF

The Wilderlands of High Fantasy, Color Maps is $9.99 in PDF, $14.99 in Print plus PDF (note: The PDF for the Wilderlands of High Fantasy Guidebook is included in this product. You only need to buy the separate guidebook if you want a print copy of the guidebook.)

There is a FREE Preview PDF that gives a sample map and some tables from the full releases. Download the Wilderlands of High Fantasy Preview PDF here. If you do nothing else, snag the preview. It is well worth your time to peruse. Heck, you basically get one of the 5 maps and all the charts to go with it.

Prior Release: City State of the Invincible Overlord, Color Map is $7.99 in PDF, $9.98 in Print plus PDF
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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4 comments:

  1. interesting tidbit I got from Bob 2 at a local con last weekend, that kinda rough pebbled paper used on a lot of the maps came from a local printer that got stuck with a pallet or more of paper for a canceled contract to print high school diplomas... they got a really good price on the paper

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  2. Wow, pretty awesome. I remember seeing all the really cool JG books whenever I’d visit The Compleat Stretegist on 33rd in Manhattan. I don’t think I ever got more than two modules, one I lost so long ago I don’t recall which it was the other oddly enough was “Inferno”. Back then TSR directly sucked up what money I had, rarely could go out to 3rd party other than getti miniatures... leadbased bay-be!

    And speaking of KS, Eric, just got my alert about Rappan Athuk! Hoping to “warm up” my son in Northlands before at subject him to ithe horrors of The Dungeon of Graves :)

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  3. I've always heard about the Wilderlands but now's my chance to get it! IIRC this KS was plagued with problems but the results look good.

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