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Post Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:07 pm 
 

Thanks for the votes of confidence, guys :D  

Rob cancelled his events at GaryCon 3, so I've been trying to catch up with him to get a status on things.  I'll let you know anything substantive as soon as I'm able.

Jon renegotiated our licensing with Joe Goodman on the DCC conversions, and we have 2 in process that we're hoping to have ready for NTX; we'll see if they end up done in time or not.  Time will tell!


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:20 pm 
 

Noticed this recently:

http://greyhawkgrognard.blogspot.com/20 ... r-two.html

Since Joe Bloch seems to be starting his own little game design company, I am curious how his announcement will affect Black Blade's "Castle of the Mad Archmage" project?

I've pretty much given up on seeing anything new from Rob Kuntz any time soon, but I still have high hopes for a refined version of Castle of the Mad Archmage.


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:29 am 
 

I was wondering if there might be an update on Castle and the Kuntz items?  I'm still interested :)


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:03 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:AWESOME!

This is one of the best "sequel" modules ever published.


Sequel to what?


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:30 pm 
 

Keith the Thief wrote:
Sequel to what?


CZ:UW


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:52 pm 
 

TheHistorian wrote:
CZ:UW


COOL!
Glad I asked.  I almost passed by this thread.


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:43 pm 
 

Keith the Thief wrote:
COOL!
Glad I asked.  I almost passed by this thread.

The original manuscript and maps are available from the author's website in PDF, but can't wait to see a polished product with artwork etc.


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:10 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:The original manuscript and maps are available from the author's website in PDF, but can't wait to see a polished product with artwork etc.


That the Castle of the Mad Mage PDF Ian?


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:45 pm 
 

That's Castle of the Mad Archmage....
Author's Site - http://greyhawkgrognard.blogspot.com/20 ... lease.html
Manuscript - http://www.mediafire.com/?ff0dj5u272f2bvn
That seems to be the final version of the manuscript I think (all 184 pages of it), and if it's not I'm sure someone here'll correct me. And if you dig around on the author's website you'll find no end of other goodies. The coloured maps are awesome, but I think they only produced coloured versions of the first few. All the rest are in blue and white.


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:36 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:The original manuscript and maps are available from the author's website in PDF, but can't wait to see a polished product with artwork etc.


Thanks for the links.

Technology and gadgets are awesome (I'm using an iPad right now, in fact) but nothing beats a real book with real artwork and real pizza stains.


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:01 am 
 

Thanks Ian, I had the pdfnfrom his site, but hadn't searched the site ford,icy else.
A print copy would be fantastic!


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:50 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:That's Castle of the Mad Archmage....
Author's Site - http://greyhawkgrognard.blogspot.com/20 ... lease.html
Manuscript - http://www.mediafire.com/?ff0dj5u272f2bvn
That seems to be the final version of the manuscript I think (all 184 pages of it), and if it's not I'm sure someone here'll correct me. And if you dig around on the author's website you'll find no end of other goodies. The coloured maps are awesome, but I think they only produced coloured versions of the first few. All the rest are in blue and white.


That was the final version.  We gave up on the Undermountain style color maps around level 6 or so.  From what I recall, it was extra work for the mapper, and not enough people were asking for them.


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:36 pm 
 

This looks to be awesome. It would be great if they kept the 1E look, without the "fan made module" of course : )

Is there a suggested PC level for this adventure?

  

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:45 pm 
 

Sea-to-sky-games wrote:Is there a suggested PC level for this adventure?


CZ:UW is for pretty much new characters, and CotMA extends from there, so just keep going until everyone is slaughtered.   :wink:


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TheHistorian wrote:... so just keep going until everyone is slaughtered.   :wink:

The Rappan Athuk formula.


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:16 am 
 

IS there going to be a hardcopy publication of this dungeon or not?


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:49 am 
 

FormCritic wrote:IS there going to be a hardcopy publication of this dungeon or not?


That would be telling, Number 6.


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:46 am 
 

FormCritic wrote:IS there going to be a hardcopy publication of this dungeon or not?


I don't have further information on that one way or the other.


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