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Post Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:54 pm 
 

New From North Wind Adventures!

HYPERBOREA: The Mystery at Port Greely is now available for purchase at NORTH WIND ADVENTURES - HOME

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Until about three years ago, the peculiar town of Port Greely was renowned as a prolific exporter of crustaceans. Then the Greely lobstermen severed all ties with outside partners. Subsequent attempts at renegotiation were shunned.

More recently, a small group of Fishmongers' Guild representatives from the City-State of Khromarium has gone missing in Port Greely, and answers have been less than forthcoming. At present, the Guild seeks answers. It wants to know what became of its representatives, and it wishes to re-establish its lucrative partnership with the Port Greely lobstermen. Your party have been contracted to help resolve The Mystery at Port Greely.
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Text: Jeffrey P. Talanian
Editing: David Prata
Front Cover Art: Charles Lang
Back Cover Art: Del Teigeler (inks), Daisey Bingham (colours)
Interiour Illustrations: Charles Lang, Peter Mullen, Del Teigeler
Cartography: Ben Ball, Andreas Claren, Glynn Seal
Product Type: Adventure Module
Product Format: 36-page, 8½ Ã— 11-inch saddle-stitched book
Product Price: $20.00 (print); $10.00 (PDF)
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Also available are The Mystery at Port Greely T-shirts ($25) in both Men's and Women's sizes!

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:36 am 
 

Hello fellows,

We are gearing up to launch the Kickstarter for the Second Edition hardback of Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea! If you enjoy the game and have liked the results of our past Kickstarters, please consider pledging your support! And if you are new, this will be a great time to get involved!

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:47 am 
 

The new HYPERBOREA map features the work of Mr. Glynn Seal of MonkeyBlood Design. It is already complete, and we are over a month away (Oct. 21) from launching our Kickstarter campaign for AS&SH 2nd Edition. In fact, the original is now here at North Wind Adventures.

So, what is different about the map? Well, it has been hand drawn -- pencils, inks, colored pencils. Labeling has been rendered via computer, afterwards.

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The new HYPERBOREA map will dwarf the old map, measuring 40 x 32 inches! It will fold to an 8-inch square, and will be tucked inside the hardcover. 

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:34 am 
 

Looks great!

  

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:20 pm 
 

that looks fantastic Jeff!

  

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:24 am 
 

Swords, Sorcery, and Weird-Fantasy are the primary descriptors for Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea. When looking to visually capture the "WEIRD" component, we need look no further than artist Johnathan Bingham. John has his finger on the pulse of AS&SH, able to capture its many moods and nuances. Here we see an exhilarating example of his gorgeous interior work, soon to grace the pages of AS&SH 2nd Edition, a horror piece John calls "Werewolf Transformation". I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:43 am 
 

Nice! This ranks among my most favorite Bingham pieces, maybe even at the top.  8)

  

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:26 am 
 

I first chanced upon the work of Del Teigeler at Google+. Impressed by his style, detail, and eye for composition, I asked him to illustrate a series of dinosaurs for Joseph Salvador's AS&SH module, Forgotten Fane of the Coiled Goddess. Well, before you knew it, Del got involved with other releases at that time, including Ben Ball's Beneath the Comet, and my own Ghost Ship of the Desert Dunes. Months later, I asked him to be a feature artist for The Mystery at Port Greely. Del kept getting better and better, so it was without hesitation that I asked him to join us in the development of AS&SH 2nd Edition. Since that time he's been quietly finishing piece after piece, his work more impressive each time. The following illustration features a new subclass of the fighter called the HUNTSMAN.

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:54 pm 
 

Very cool! Keep the art teasers coming.  8)

  

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:35 pm 
 

Yes, very nice illustration work.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:22 am 
 

Jason Sholtis is a newcomer to the AS&SH fold, perhaps best known for his work on "The Dungeon Dozen". His art has a weird Clark Ashton Smith vibe that immediately caught my eye -- grand and alien in scope. Jason and I first spoke at North Texas RPG Con 2015 about working together and then resumed talks at Gary Con VIII earlier this year. Since then, Jason has begun work on AS&SH 2nd Edition, illustrating some frightening critters! Behold!

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:12 am 
 

Jason's a great guy and has created some really cool art - glad that he's involved in AS&SH.  :D

  

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Post Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:52 am 
 

Preparing my budget to back this plus get some art...

  

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:28 am 
 

mrmanowar wrote in Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea:Preparing my budget to back this plus get some art...


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Post Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:54 pm 
 

Logan Talanian is another newcomer to the AS&SH fold. At age 14, he is by far our youngest contributor. He's been taking art lessons for seven years, honing his craft with pencils, inks watercolors, and more. This will be his first published work. Logan Talanian, my son!

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:29 am 
 

Kudos to Logan!  I wouldn t be able to draw the grass of his wonderful artwork!!! All the best for him!


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:10 am 
 

Charles Lang is the horror and weird fantasy painter who is responsible for the original cover of Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea. Charles has also painted the covers for "Ghost Ship of the Desert Dunes" and "The Mystery at Port Greely".  

I first met Charles in the early 90s, and I've admired his work for decades! He was the first person I went to as development began on the 2nd Edition hardback of AS&SH, for which we needed a brand new cover. Charles Lang is contributing the front cover, back cover, and some interior pieces for AS&SH 2nd Edition.

Here is a paint study of the BACK COVER of the book. It features the same barbarian hero as seen on the original boxed set, and the front cover does, too. The front cover actually was in several weeks ago, but I'm waiting for the right moment to share it...

We are 14 days away from launching this Kickstarter! (October 21)

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Post Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:28 pm 
 

Yesterday, I ran a fun session of my forthcoming adventure module, The Sea-Wolf's Daughter, at Sticks and Stones. The players really liked the 32 X 40-inch canvas map of HYPERBOREA that I brought, seen here in this picture. Soon to be made available as an add-on when the Kickstarter launches for the Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea 2nd Edition hardback on October 21!

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:59 pm 
 

Daisey Bingham is the feature colorist for Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea. Her creative vision has been applied to the art of Val Semeiks, Del Teigeler, and of course her husband, the talented Johnathan Bingham. Here we see Daisey bringing her unique vision to an amazing illustration submitted by none other than Val Semeiks. This piece will serve as the chapter divider (or "frontispiece") for AS&SH Vol. II: Sorcery. Here we see the picture in full colour, but actually printing it in colour (as well as the other five frontispieces) will be one of the early stretch goals of the forthcoming Kickstarter campaign, set to launch on October 21.

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:29 am 
 

Johnathan Bingham was the first artist I contacted to add new illustrations to the interior of Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea 2nd Edition. After seeing how he excelled as the primary interior artist for the adventure modules, Beneath the Comet, Forgotten Fane of the Coiled Goddess, and Ghost Ship of the Desert Dunes, it was an easy decision! In fact, this is partly why John did not contribute illustrations for The Mystery at Port Greely. He was already hard at work, up to his armpits in the development of a series of full page illustrations for our forthcoming Kickstarter campaign, set to launch on October 21.  

This is John's rendition of the witch, a subclass of the magician. Her eyes are what really grabbed me -- her whole face, really. John has great vision and imagination, and he brings something new, unique, and valuable to each picture he draws. And what a pleasure to work with. I hope you all enjoy this one as much as I do!  

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