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Post Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:53 am 
 

I started a new forum for the game and its inspirational media:

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:31 pm 
 

Available now for purchase at the AS&SH Online Store!

I have a limited quantity of the Signed & Numbered Gary Con VI Edition of Rats in the Walls, a mini-adventure, originally presented in Knockspell Magazine #4. After this limited run sells through, I will begin selling a standard version. This title is also available in PDF format at RPGNow.

In the City-State of Khromarium, a dockside tavern called the Silvery Eel is plagued by rats of a most unusual breed. These abominable rodents have ruined the tavern keeper's business and his life. The man is desperate, and he offers a substantial reward for the elimination of his horrific problem.

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Author: Jeffrey Talanian
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Cartography: Andreas Claren

Rules: For use with Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea and other traditional fantasy role-playing games, including modern simulacra or "retro-clone" games.
Product Type: Adventure Module
Product Format: 12-page, 7 x 8.5-inch, black & white saddle-stitched booklet with cardstock cover; map printed in booklet.
Product Code: NWA104
Product Price: $10.00


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:57 pm 
 

Quick Start Equipment Menu for
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Quick Start Equipment List for AS&SH is a time-saving resource created by Ben Ball. This 7-page PDF document helps players speed up the purchase of starting equipment, including a variety of adventure packs to choose from and premade starting lists.

Available now at the AS&SH Resources Page!

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:34 pm 
 

My good fellows,

On Monday, May 5, I will be a guest on the Mythwits program, hosted by Peter Bryant and friends. We'll be talking a good deal about AS&SH, of course!

Episode 18: Jeffrey the Barbarian - YouTube

This will be a live webcast event at 9:30PM EST.

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Ghul wrote in Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea:Quick Start Equipment Menu for
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By Ben Ball

Quick Start Equipment List for AS&SH is a time-saving resource created by Ben Ball. This 7-page PDF document helps players speed up the purchase of starting equipment, including a variety of adventure packs to choose from and premade starting lists.



I grabbed this a few days ago. At this point I am buying/grabbing all the AS&SH stuff I can, it is a wonderfully written, well-crafted game. I can't recommend it enough for those of you that do not have a copy.

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Post Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 8:01 pm 
 

Nogrod wrote in Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea:
Ghul wrote in Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea:Quick Start Equipment Menu for
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By Ben Ball

Quick Start Equipment List for AS&SH is a time-saving resource created by Ben Ball. This 7-page PDF document helps players speed up the purchase of starting equipment, including a variety of adventure packs to choose from and premade starting lists.



I grabbed this a few days ago. At this point I am buying/grabbing all the AS&SH stuff I can, it is a wonderfully written, well-crafted game. I can't recommend it enough for those of you that do not have a copy.

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I'll second that, Zach! I grabbed up everything I could after seeing it at Gary Con VI.


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Post Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 12:38 am 
 

Hey Jeff, got the con modules! Thanks  a lot for the usual courtesy in dealing with a oveerseas fellow!


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Post Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 3:23 pm 
 

Thank you for the kind words, fellows! Much appreciated. :)


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Post Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 10:22 pm 
 

Nogrod wrote in Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea:
Ghul wrote in Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea:Quick Start Equipment Menu for
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By Ben Ball

Quick Start Equipment List for AS&SH is a time-saving resource created by Ben Ball. This 7-page PDF document helps players speed up the purchase of starting equipment, including a variety of adventure packs to choose from and premade starting lists.



I grabbed this a few days ago. At this point I am buying/grabbing all the AS&SH stuff I can, it is a wonderfully written, well-crafted game. I can't recommend it enough for those of you that do not have a copy.

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Heh, ever since you told me about this game I've been swapping up stuff for it!  I think Jeff knows it too!

  

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Post Posted: Wed May 21, 2014 12:02 am 
 

I haven't had any luck getting on the web site.  Is it down by chance?


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:21 am 
 

cdenham wrote in Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea:I haven't had any luck getting on the web site.  Is it down by chance?


Sorry I missed this post. I hope you were able to get on afterwards!


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:22 am 
 

Courtesy of Ben "blackadder23" Ball (the author of our forthcoming adventure module, Beneath the Comet), we now have a new, user-friendly version of the Mainland Hyperborea map, usable by players and referees alike. You can download it now at our Resources Page.

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:46 pm 
 

It is Christmas in July from now till July 28 at RPGNow/DriveThruRPG.com! You can get the PDF version of the AS&SH game for a mere $7.50! Modules on sale, too, like "Rats in the Walls" for only $3.22.

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:55 pm 
 

One of the next AS&SH adventures due out in the near future is called Forgotten Fane of the Coiled Goddess, by Joseph Salvador. This adventure is set in the micro-setting called The Lemurian Remnant, an island at the rim of Hyperborea. The micro-setting is described by the author as so:

Eons ago, before Atlantis disappeared below the waves of Old Earth, the lost continent of Lemuria was itself subject to destruction and chaos. Volcanoes and earthquakes rent the land asunder and great storms swept across the continent creating impossible cyclones and whirlwinds. One of those vortices, caused by the North Wind, consumed part of Lemuria sweeping it away from the doomed continent and holding it in limbo until finally dispelling the remnant of the lost land into Hyperborea. Now, this Lemurian Remnant exists in a dimensional anomaly at the ultimate edge of Hyperborea, where the seas spill into the Black Gulf. Those wishing to reach Lemuria face the ceaseless windstorms which surround the archipelago and the deadly pull of the Rapids at the End of the World. Couple this with the Lemurian's isolationist mentality and consequently, the Lemurian Remnant continues to be a place of mystery to the varied peoples of Hyperborea.

In other news we've brought in Val Semeiks as the cover artist for Forgotten Fane of the Coiled Goddess. Val is a well-respected comic book artist who's done work for dozens of titles, including Conan the Barbarian, Savage Sword of Conan, Silver Surfer, JLA, Wolverine, and dozens more.

Val's website: The Official Val Semeiks Website
Val's portfolio: Val Semeiks Portfolio

And for your viewing pleasure, here are a few of his more recent Conan commissions, re-imagined covers of his earlier works.
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:25 pm 
 

Any update on the adventure module, Beneath the Comet?

  

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Brian2112 wrote in Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea:Any update on the adventure module, Beneath the Comet?


Beneath the Comet just got edited. The text is ready, cover art is being done by Peter Mullen, and Johnathan Bingham is working on the interior illustrations.

Meantime, Ghost Ship of the Desert Dunes is being edited as we speak. Cover art is in for that module, and interiors will also be done by Bingham.

Meantime, Forgotten Fane of the Coiled Goddess (formerly called "Lemurian Remnant") is written and next to be edited. Pencils for the cover are in (it will be inked and colored next), and interior art will also be done by Bingham.

We are inching closer to launching a single KS campaign to fund all three modules, which figure to be about 48 pages each, full color covers, B&W interiors. I'll be sure to mention the launch of the KS campaign here!

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Here is the Val Semeiks pencil sketch for the cover of Forgotten Fane of the Coiled Goddess:

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Val is working on the inks as we speak.


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:39 pm 
 

And here I present Val Semeiks's inked version of the cover to Forgotten Fane of the Coiled Goddess. It is next to be colored by Daisey Bingham, the wife of John Bingham, who is doing the interior illustrations for Forgotten Fane, Ghost Ship, and Comet.

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:16 pm 
 

Any updates on the new modules or Kickstarter?

  

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Brian2112 wrote in Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea:Any updates on the new modules or Kickstarter?


If I may interject, here is some relevant info on that HYPERBOREA » The Next Three Modules


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