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Post Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:37 am 
 

Hi all,

someone can tell me if this adventure published by Necromancer games is the same as this?

http://www.nobleknight.com/ProductDetai ... GenreID_E_

I mean, is it pointless to buy the original in case i already have the one by Necromancer games? (in fact, i own that). Or the first printing has a different plot, or is it more entertaining to play?

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:05 pm 
 

vault keeper wrote:Hi all,

someone can tell me if this adventure published by Necromancer games is the same as this?

http://www.nobleknight.com/ProductDetai ... GenreID_E_

I mean, is it pointless to buy the original in case i already have the one by Necromancer games? (in fact, i own that). Or the first printing has a different plot, or is it more entertaining to play?

thanks


It's the same adventure, updated from generic D&D to D20.  I honestly haven't gone through it point for point to see how much they changed, but I think it's worth owning the originals, I like the cover art and the old school feel of the modules compared to the D20 versions.

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:45 pm 
 

As I understand it, RJK set up Creations Unlimited to publish his own D&D adventures following the general departure of the originating authors from TSR. He first published Garden of the Plantmaster, an original level from the original Castle Greyhawk, and then the Zayene modules, again from the ongoing campaigns RJK ran. When he closed Creations Unlimited he sold all his stock to NKG (hense their abundence of these things), and sometime this millenium sold the rights to republish the Zayene modules to NG. NG had to redraft the modules to comply with the d20 license, and to work with 3/3.5E, but as far as I'm aware, RJK wasn't involved in the rewrite/editting of the NG product. Same goes for City of Brass.


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:34 pm 
 

One difference is that the original wasn't edited for correct English usage AT ALL. Be prepared for several jarring grammatical, spelling, and usage errors per paragraph. Yes, the original is an elementary English teacher's nightmare. No, I'm not kidding.


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:18 am 
 

A few clarifications:

- Rob retains all rights to the Zayene modules (you'll see that they're (c) by RJK and not NG in the d20 versions)
- there are textual differences in the modules, and Rob took the opportunity to tweak the d20 versions some from the original CU versions; I don't recall there being any major substantive changes, but there are definitely some changes
- the d20 version of MoZ4 Eight Kings was not published by NG but by Different Worlds, and is still available from Tadashi @ http://diffworlds.com/kalibruhn.htm


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