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Post Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:45 pm 
 

Bill Webb and Clark Peterson had Necromancer Games around the same time White Wolf had their Sword & Sorcery fantasy line Scarred Lands.  Though the first item for White Wolf's S&S was the Creature Collection to get out a monster book for the new 3.0 before WotC did, or around the same time since WW had the early ogl.
White Wolf, Troll Lords, Kenzer were all printing partners, but WW was the main one and the others only used due to the amount of material that couldn't get through the WW printing schedule alone, so they were allowed to go through the other companies.
Zayene never had #4 printed through Necromancer Games due to a falling out with Peterson and Kuntz (not going into it here).

If I had the time I could write more, I've was active with WW and the Scarred Lands through their Chat rooms at the time and with Necromancer Games when they began to appear on those same chats.  Which is how I was given the opportunity to write for them (Bard's Gate :D )

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:38 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:
Already being done.  Check out the Acaeum Wiki:  http://wiki.acaeum.com/wiki/Main_Page

Check out this thread for details:  viewforum.php?f=8


Thanks for the leads.
I'm impressed by the layout and volume of work that's been done so far on the Wiki.  
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Looking at "sword & sorcery studios" under "companies", and finding one entry, I'm guessing that the data entry part of the project will be the clincher on its success. Is this the role of the "editing" that one of the subthreads was talking about?
(I couldn't find WW or NG in the list of companies, so I selected Sw&So Studios.)
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Post Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:14 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:Another strange one is the Zayene reprints where 1 to 3 were published hardcopy, but only 1 was publisged PDF, and then 4 was published with an unmatching cover through Gamelords.


Different Worlds, actually, and you can still pick up copies from Tadashi @ http://www.diffworlds.com/kalibruhn.htm

Plaag wrote:Zayene never had #4 printed through Necromancer Games due to a falling out with Peterson and Kuntz (not going into it here).


Spot-on, Shane.  See above for link :D

Plaag wrote:If I had the time I could write more, I've was active with WW and the Scarred Lands through their Chat rooms at the time and with Necromancer Games when they began to appear on those same chats.  Which is how I was given the opportunity to write for them (Bard's Gate :D )


Which parts did you write, btw?:  I hold BG in high regard among NG's products!


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:12 am 
 

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Which parts did you write, btw?:  I hold BG in high regard among NG's products!


I think I made a list (not sure if a file or on paper someplace).  Let's see from just memory (we are talking writing this in 2000/2001 with a 2006 release): Coins, Most of the groups/clans/etc (if not all), Most of the NPCs with descriptions of appearance (if not all) and some without, Cults, various places - some areas more then others, inspiration for the thieves guild adventure - Casey changed the map from a dungeon to a manor but the shadow rogues (called something else in the book) were my idea and the glimmer gem(?) was mine, some of the magic weapons.  I believe I made the list on paper now that I think about it, but if I have a file on my computer shall try and check that later today.  Do know I have the old files on a CD or two.

Just remembered the chat of White Wolf for S&S- it was Fangsfall. Whew finally got that out of my head.

Me and Casey still keep in touch, a bit less now then before.  I've got other mentions in products, but minor things really, nothing like the material I did for Bard's Gate.  Though we do have another city/adventure awaiting the Troll Lords getting it in the printing pipeline.  But heck I waited a long time for Bard's Gate to be printed I'm fine waiting for this one.

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:35 am 
 

RPGNow / DriveThru is having a sale for GM's day till March 8, the Necromancer Games PDFs are 25-50% off by the looks of them.

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:25 pm 
 

http://home.flash.net/~brenfrow/d20/d20.htm

OK, now get out your Necromancer research hats....

Scroll down on the link above until you come to the Necromancer Games products list.

As you will note, the list is incomplete, but there are a few products shown on the list that need clarification:

Items that appear to be vaporware:

WW8353 Wrath of Orcus
WW8355 D2 The Sword of Air
WW8356 D3 Curse of the Damned


Items that I believe exist only in PDF:

NCG1000 W1 (W0) The Wizard's Amulet
W1A The Crucible of Freya: Supplemental Adventure Ideas and Encounter Areas
R1S Rappan Athuk: The Upper Levels: Bonus R2-47 Special Encounter
R1W Rappan Athuk: The Wilderness Areas


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:33 pm 
 

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Items that appear to be vaporware:

WW8353 Wrath of Orcus
WW8355 D2 The Sword of Air
WW8356 D3 Curse of the Damned


Items that I believe exist only in PDF:

NCG1000 W1 (W0) The Wizard's Amulet
W1A The Crucible of Freya: Supplemental Adventure Ideas and Encounter Areas
R1S Rappan Athuk: The Upper Levels: Bonus R2-47 Special Encounter
R1W Rappan Athuk: The Wilderness Areas


There is even more 'vaporware' (have a list on my computer) but some of that may get released.  I don't know what Bill Webb is working on, but am sure nothing will appear until the POD service gets resolved.  Plus he's busier now on his farm.

The Wizard's Amulet  has only existed as a PDF (and iirc 2 versions - one when the 3.0 ogl was released and I think they updated it to 3.5).  They have a lot of freebies for the earlier products, but not everything despite having a password in the books does.

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:42 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:Items that appear to be vaporware:

WW8353 Wrath of Orcus
WW8355 D2 The Sword of Air
WW8356 D3 Curse of the Damned

Can anyone confirm this?

FormCritic wrote:Items that I believe exist only in PDF:

NCG1000 W1 (W0) The Wizard's Amulet
W1A The Crucible of Freya: Supplemental Adventure Ideas and Encounter Areas
R1S Rappan Athuk: The Upper Levels: Bonus R2-47 Special Encounter
R1W Rappan Athuk: The Wilderness Areas

There're many more than this, most of which were still available for download when last I looked.

The Wizard's Amulate was the ENnie Award Winner for 2001 for "Best Free Product". R1A was followed up by R2A The Wilderness Areas Cont'd. There's N1W Set's Daughter.

Anyone got a link to, or a copy of, R1S Rappan Athuk: The Upper Levels: Bonus R2-47 Special Encounter or W1A The Crucible of Freya: Supplemental Adventure Ideas and Encounter Areas?


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:16 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:
FormCritic wrote:Items that appear to be vaporware:

WW8353 Wrath of Orcus
WW8355 D2 The Sword of Air
WW8356 D3 Curse of the Damned


Can anyone confirm this?


I'm not a Necromancer insider so I don't suppose I can really confirm or deny anything but what I do know is that these were solicited early on in the d20 rush, never shipped via Alliance Games Distributors and had their orders de facto canceled by Alliance after sitting on the pre-order list for a couple of years.  That means that Necromancer never gave them official notice of product cancellation.  Whether or not they were ever released in PDF I have no idea.  I very quickly got tired of trying to keep up with d20 PDF releases. :?

  

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:50 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:There're many more than this, most of which were still available for download when last I looked.

The Wizard's Amulate was the ENnie Award Winner for 2001 for "Best Free Product". R1A was followed up by R2A The Wilderness Areas Cont'd. There's N1W Set's Daughter.

Anyone got a link to, or a copy of, R1S Rappan Athuk: The Upper Levels: Bonus R2-47 Special Encounter or W1A The Crucible of Freya: Supplemental Adventure Ideas and Encounter Areas?


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:47 pm 
 

Hiya Shane

Just checked the link and it is password protected.

Anyone know where the password is located?


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:57 pm 
 

AdderMcOne wrote:Hiya Shane

Just checked the link and it is password protected.

Anyone know where the password is located?


The last time I downloaded something from Necromancer Games I had to use the password from the module's credits page.

For R2-4 there was a riddle to be solved:

http://www.necromancergames.com/prod_support.html

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:02 pm 
 

Cheers Paul,

Now, have to do some digging  :)


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:41 am 
 

Been right through R1 typing in names.
Are you sure this isn't an R2 Supplement miss-files?
Anyone manage to open this?


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mbassoc2003 wrote:Been right through R1 typing in names.
Are you sure this isn't an R2 Supplement miss-files?
Anyone manage to open this?


Someone slap me. :oops:

Necromancer games states the following;

"(R2-47 Download Password Answer: "Belgos," the name of the male vampire from the encounter keyed to hex "R2-47" from the classic module The Vault of the Drow.)"

I be dumb.

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:49 am 
 

I have them saved on a CD with the passwords in the file name for ease.

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:30 am 
 

There are one or two that no longer download.
Do you have the Rumors and Prestige Class for Tomb of Abysthor?
Or the DM's and Player's Maps for The Island of the Globe (Demons and Devils Web Enhancement)?
Or Secret Maps 1 and 2 and the Pregen Characters for Prisoners of the Maze (Zayene)?

I have the Errata Sheet for Wilderlands of High Fantasy if anyone wants it.

I presume M2 and M3 were never released in PDF?


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:05 am 
 

Am I correct... There is absolutely no montion, dedication or acknowledgement of RJK in City of Brass? Did Necromancer Games/Kenzer buy the rights to RJK's IP on account of the previous Hackmaster incarnation? Now RJK is out of the loop and Kenzer/Necromancer have ownership? I can't find any mention of RJK in there at all. Wow. I'd be pissed at that.


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:12 pm 
 

I want to know something about The Lost City of Barakus that I just got in the mail.

It's product code is TLG NGB2

Obviously, TLG is Troll Lord Games.

Just as obviously, NG is Necromancer Games.

The item was published by Troll Lord for Necromancer.

But what about "B2?"

That strongly implies a "B1."

There is no obvious mention of a prior module in the TLG NGB2 text.

Does anyone know more of the story?


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mbassoc2003 wrote:Am I correct... There is absolutely no montion, dedication or acknowledgement of RJK in City of Brass? Did Necromancer Games/Kenzer buy the rights to RJK's IP on account of the previous Hackmaster incarnation? Now RJK is out of the loop and Kenzer/Necromancer have ownership? I can't find any mention of RJK in there at all. Wow. I'd be pissed at that.


The NG CoB has nothing to do with Rob's version, and given their acrimonious parting-of-ways, I'm not surprised that Rob's name doesn't appear in CoB (other than perhaps as a parody in an encounter or two).  The Kenzer/HM CoB and GotPM have both been on Rob's list of IP to buy back for awhile, but I don't know if he has pulled that trigger yet.


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