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Post Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:21 am 
 

184 backers, over $13,000.  Congratulations, Jeff.  Glad I could help out a bit.  I'm really looking forward to seeing the finished product.   8)


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:52 am 
 

Just received my confirmation email saying its all go.. Looking forward to this April (ish)


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:08 am 
 

Thank you , fellows. I'm looking forward to getting this game in your hands. Thanks to your help, we are prepared to go to the next phase of publication. Presently we are well into the editing process, and progress on that score is daily. Cheers! --Jeff T.

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:10 am 
 

I've just received the email on this showing the box layout is ready, it's looking good!

I think I'm equally excited about this, as I am the Slumbering Tsar book!


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:35 am 
 

Thanks, ashmire13, for your support and enthusiasm. Here is what he's referring to, for the curious:

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:55 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:
smarmy1 wrote:Only 3 1/2 hours to go...

I was number 180. :)

Pathetic.  I expect better from you Ryan.

Says the guy who came in at number two.  Damn you Chainsaw!!!

Hey, I just saw this..  :lol:

  


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:27 am 
 

Just received my free pdf of Taken from Dunwich.. Just waiting for the boxset now, looking forward to that!


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:22 pm 
 

HYPERBOREA ADVENTURE #2:
Taken from Dunwich

For 4 - 6 characters of  4th to  7th levels

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Murder, mayhem, and abduction! After the Keltic village of Dunwich is victimized by the vhuurmis, degenerate quasi-men covered in umber-coloured fur, local druids offer land and title to those brave souls who would repair the situation. The vhuurmis are considered witless savages, seemingly incapable of organized incursions, but these particular brutes attacked with purpose and precision, taking men from Dunwich, and slaying any who opposed their black will.

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Art: Ian Baggley and Johnathan Bingham
Editing: David Prata
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: 18-page, 7 x 8.5 inch, black & white, saddle stitched booklet with unattached, heavy cardstock cover; map printed on inside cover.
Product Code: NWA103
Product Price: $7.50
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Post Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:00 am 
 

It looks good from what I read. I like that the stats are pretty much recognisable as AD&D to me, and its an interesting way that the map is at each room description, not one large map at beginning or end


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Post Posted: Sat May 05, 2012 8:30 pm 
 

The AS&SH boxes came in this week. They are a sturdy whiteboard, wrapped with a color, matte finish top lid and black & white bottom lid. Interior dimensions are 7-3/4 x 9-3/4 x 2-1/2 inches. They look great! Also, the maps are in, too, measuring 22 x 28 inches, accordion folded to about a 7-inch square. We are still in layout for the manuals.

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Post Posted: Sat May 05, 2012 10:56 pm 
 

Jeff, are some of these going to be at NTRPG con for sale (through a vendor or otherwise)? Let me know if not.

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Post Posted: Sun May 06, 2012 8:01 am 
 

@Mike -- I've agree to rent a shelf at NTRPG Con, so yes, I do hope to have the game there available and for sale! :)

(I spoke with Doug)

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Post Posted: Sun May 06, 2012 10:56 am 
 

Ghul wrote:@Mike -- I've agree to rent a shelf at NTRPG Con, so yes, I do hope to have the game there available and for sale! :)

(I spoke with Doug)

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Great!

Cause I need a copy! :D

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Post Posted: Sun May 06, 2012 4:29 pm 
 

With this, the FGG Rappan Athuk relaunch and the FGG Slumbering Tsar epic, I'm in for a good year of gaming goodies it seems! :)


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Post Posted: Sun May 06, 2012 5:12 pm 
 

Those boxes look fantastic!

Jeff, I may have missed an update, but do you have a guess when the boxes will ship?  Still trying to wait patiently . . . .


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Post Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 1:47 pm 
 

According to the post above and an e-Mail update I got; the Manuals are still in layout.


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Post Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 9:05 pm 
 

Gnat the Beggar wrote:According to the post above and an e-Mail update I got; the Manuals are still in layout.


Yep, I saw that.  Just hoping for an ETA.  But I can wait.   :D


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Post Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 8:44 am 
 

Yes, it's true, the manuals are still in layout. We ran into a snag when we ran some test prints, as the illustrations were printing too dark, so I had to have our illustrator, Ian Baggley, re-send them all, a bit lightened with contrast adjusted. Other formatting using the new Indesign CS5.5 has also proved a bit tricky, but we are over the hurdle on a lot of this. The thing is, we've never wanted to rush this game out -- we want it to look as good as we can get it, but now, following the KS campaign, we also fully understand and appreciate that people have supported the game by pledging their hard-earned money. The good news is -- the boxes are in, the maps are in, the dice are in, and we grow closer to printing the manuals, and then it's packing and shipping. Things are looking good, and I hope we can start shipping by the end of the month. Thank you for your support and enthusiasm for the project -- I truly appreciate it. Cheers,  --Jeff T.


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