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Post Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:29 am 
 

jkason wrote in Islandia modules:I am interested as well, and hope this gets off the ground.

In doing a kickstarter, you can link revisions of the material (other editions of the game) to pledge levels reached.
I would love to see a 3.5/Pathfinder edition update, even though I am currently playing in a 5E game.

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I was thinking the same thing. I figure the stretch goals can include things like additional systems, such as Pathfinder/3.5, Savage Worlds, etc.

I'm also looking at stretch goals for i,proving the artwork, maps, etc.

I will definitely keep everyone here updated on the progress!

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:56 pm 
 

Not to derail the thread but here's as good a place as any for a Companions module question; I'm wondering if anyone can tell me if the "map included" for Gems of Death is the b&w maps stapled into the center of the book...

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:27 pm 
 

Mine has one large fold-out map, something like 17x22 (or larger).  So yes.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:38 pm 
 

It should have one large B&W map sheet with numerous smaller maps.  It also should contain a color map stapled into the center as well.  I returned a copy I bought because it was missing the color map, but was complete with the other map.

You can compare the maps using the table of contents list of maps to make sure you have all of them.

Still looking for a complete copy of this one....

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:05 pm 
 

Just adding a comment to keep the thread from disappearing...

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:34 am 
 

Anything come of this...or the Kickstarter?

  

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:48 am 
 

safletcher wrote in Islandia modules:Finally, at this point, everything is still in the planning stages. Now that the holidays are past, I hope to work out the remaining details over the next few months, with intention of starting a Kickstarter project in April or May.

I will make sure I keep everyone on here updated on the status. In the meantime, please spread the word!

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Curious too if this is still being worked on  :)

  

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:59 am 
 

I've been ready to volunteer my time to this for months...  :-)

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:08 pm 
 

I just picked up about 100 pages of Islandia campaign material from someone who played in Wm. John Wheeler's home campaign back in the 1980's. Lots of interesting Islandia history that I hadn't seen in print before.


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:32 am 
 

So looking forward to this project!  I would be honored to help write Sacrifices to the Orc Lord and Abbey of Odeo, Lord of Hatred.  If any ideas can be gleaned from the notes, I will gladly help flesh these out.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:26 am 
 

stratochamp wrote in Islandia modules:I just picked up about 100 pages of Islandia campaign material from someone who played in Wm. John Wheeler's home campaign back in the 1980's. Lots of interesting Islandia history that I hadn't seen in print before.


Bill, do you know if that material could be published?  I'd volunteer to do that work if it was possible...

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:46 pm 
 

I doubt it would be able to be published without significant obstacles. But thank you for the offer Thom.


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:17 am 
 

Well, the offer stands indefinitely.

Would love to see that Islandia work sometime.  A trip from New England to the midwest just keeps getting more important.

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:06 pm 
 

Does anyone know if a  'Treasure Troves II' was produced please?

I (like others) am unsure of the full listing of items produced by The Companions Inc....

I am aware (have) the items below ...but not sure if this is complete. If anyone can confirm - most grateful!

The Curse of Hareth
Plague of Terror
Brotherhood of the Bolt
Street of Gems
Gems for Death
Treasurre Troves I
Places of Mystery I - IV
Companion Pieces - Fantasy Furnishings

  


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ajatthebank wrote in Islandia modules:Does anyone know if a  'Treasure Troves II' was produced please?
I am aware (have) the items below ...but not sure if this is complete. If anyone can confirm - most grateful!


This is a good reference:  Tome of Treasures :: View Forum - Companions

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grodog wrote in Islandia modules:This is a good reference:  http://ww.w.tomeoftreasures.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=119


Happy to note that most of the images are available again.

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:32 am 
 

ajatthebank wrote in Islandia modules:Does anyone know if a  'Treasure Troves II' was produced please?

I (like others) am unsure of the full listing of items produced by The Companions Inc....

I am aware (have) the items below ...but not sure if this is complete. If anyone can confirm - most grateful!

The Curse of Hareth
Plague of Terror
Brotherhood of the Bolt
Street of Gems
Gems for Death
Treasurre Troves I
Places of Mystery I - IV
Companion Pieces - Fantasy Furnishings


No Treasure Trove II.

Missing from your list are another version of Fantasy Furnishings (different scales) and a hex pad. Nothing else in the generic fantasy genre. They did a second edition of a WWII RPG called Behind Enemy Lines as well.


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:57 pm 
 

TheHistorian wrote in Islandia modules:No Treasure Trove II.

Missing from your list are another version of Fantasy Furnishings (different scales) and a hex pad. Nothing else in the generic fantasy genre. They did a second edition of a WWII RPG called Behind Enemy Lines as well.


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:44 pm 
 

Interested.

What about first publishing the originals in PDF form to expand the fanbase and generate some working funds, then start on modern 5e and/or OSR updates? If there's one thing we're seen from the digital revolution, legal pdf's, and print on demand, it's that cheap copies only wet gamers' appetite for endless collectable hardcopies.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:28 pm 
 

vestcoat wrote in Islandia modules:What about first publishing the originals in PDF form to expand the fanbase and generate some working funds, then start on modern 5e and/or OSR updates? If there's one thing we're seen from the digital revolution, legal pdf's, and print on demand, it's that cheap copies only wet gamers' appetite for endless collectable hardcopies.


The difficulty for most of these projects is to find and get the approval from the authors, artists and anyone else involved in the original project to be able to do something with their work - in most cases this is near impossible.  I'm not sure how projects like The Complete Oracle Kickstarter were able to do this or simply they didn't care about following proper copyright.  Simple things like changing from a print edition to PDF means a change in format which likely wasn't covered in the initial agreements (who had a clause in their 1980s contract about being able to convert to an electronic format?).  When TSR released their Dragon Archive, they got hit with a huge settlement to pay all the authors/artists who had submitted stuff because "change of format" wasn't covered.

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