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Post Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:57 am 
 

I've been working on Journey through Malebolge in parallel with the Gazetteers.  I am just about to the same point where Inferno 1980 ends.  Here is what it looks like right now.

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Inferno 1980 -          52 published pages

Journey through Malebolge: Module                96        current pages
Journey through Malebolge: Denizens                23        current pages
Gehenna Primer                                                   9    published pages
Codicil of Maladies                                                 17    published pages

                                                                  145 pages (module and background)

Inferno: Bestiary                                                 116  published pages
Inferno: Treasury                                               170  estimated pages
              
                                                                  434 pages all Inferno

Gazetteer: Fire and Ice                                       105  published pages
Gazetteer: Blood and Mire                               125          estimated
Gazetteer: Gold, Lead, and Ice                         85        estimated
Gazetteer: Realms of Darkness                       150        estimated

                                                                  465 subtotal of Gazetteers

Total 896 pages in the whole Inferno line

Book One, Table of Contents (with pages)

Introduction        6
Level of Challenge        6
Common Abbreviations        7
Discussion        7
Entry Scenarios        8
Portals        8
Accidental Entry        8
Entry from the Wilderness        9
Approaching the River of Dreams        9
The River of Dreams        10
The Bridge of Doom        10
Upper Hell        11
The Upper Hell Ruin        13
The Upper Hell Ruin Interior        14
Upper Hell Encounter Table        15
The Upper Hill        17
Dungeon Entry        17
Lair of the Evil High Priest        17
Tunnel to Gehenna        24
Room of Thrones        24
Gehenna Cave        25
Gehenna        26
Rim of the Pit        26
Wood of Errors        26
The Vile Forest        28
Path to the Shining Hill        28
Great Animal Encounters        29
Path to the Glasya-Labolas Road        30
Chimera of the Wood Encounter        30
Glasya-Labolas Road        31
Descent into the Pit by Road        32
Footpaths down the Cliff        32
Gehenna Encounter Tables        32-35
Elevations of Inferno        36
Circle Zero        36
The Wall around Hell        38
Gate of Hell, West        38
Gate of Hell, East        39
Tree of Good and Evil        39
The River Archeron        40
Swimming Archeron        40
River Archeron Encounter Tables        41
Flying above Archeron        42
The Landing of Lost Souls        42
Crossing Archeron on Charon's Boat        42
Circle Zero Encounter Table        43
First Circle        44
Landing of Lost Souls, Inner Wharf        44
Charon's Hoard        45
Noble Castle        48
Cave of Tantalassus        51
First Circle Encounters        53
Second Circle        55
Minos' Villa        58
Minos' Courtyard        68
Minos Reaction Table        69
Garden of the Succubi        69
Border Region Encounter Table        71
Second Circle Encounter Table        73
Third Circle        72
Encounter with Cerberus        75
Cerberus' Barn        76
Caladierdra, the Snow Queen        81
Aminosttra, Glutton's Hall        89
Third Circle Encounter Table        91
Fourth Circle        92
Encounter with Plutus        95
The Shade of Estraius        96
Plutus Treasure Caves        97
Plutus' False Treasure Trove        98
Plutus' True Treasure Trove        99
Fourth Circle Encounter Table  100

Table of Maps and Figures (with pages)

Gehenna Overview Map        07
Map of Wilderness Entry to Upper Hell        12
Map of Ruined Upper Hell Building        14
Map of the Lair of the Evil High Priest        18
Map of the Gehenna Passage and
Diagram of the Room of Thrones        25
Map of Gehenna near the Entry        27
Road Segments on the Cliff Face        32
The Elevations of Inferno        36
Map of Circle Zero        37
Landing of Lost Souls Diagram        40
Charon's Hoard Diagram        45
Map of the First Circle        47
Diagram of the Noble Castle        49
Map of Tantalassus' Cave        51
Map of the Second Circle        56
Diagram of the Approach to Minos        57
Map of Minos' Villa Interior        59
Diagram of the Garden of the Succubi        70
Map of the Third Circle of Hell        73
Diagram of Cerberus' Barn (First Floor)        77
Cerberus' Barn (Second Floor)        79
Diagram of Caladierdra's Exterior        81
Map of Caladierdra's House, Interior        84
Diagram of Aminosttra, Glutton's Hall        90
Map of the Fourth Circle of Hell        92
Side View of the Fourth Circle        93
Detail of Fourth-Fifth Circle Clefts        94
Plutus' Reaction Table        96
Location of Plutus' Hoard        97

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:02 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:14 pm 
 

I have only ONE question ... when will it be for ... SALE?!?

Just take my money, damn it ;-)


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:18 am 
 

PM-Kinght:  I'm making some guesses here but,

Inferno 1980 (the original Hell)                             On sale now (I even have a few print copies)
Codicil of Maladies (background material)           On sale now
Gehenna Primer (background material)                 On sale now
Inferno: Bestiary (background material)                On sale now
Gazetteer of Hell, Fire and Ice (9-8-7)                  On sale now

Gazetteer of Hell, Blood and Mire (6-5)                March 2014
Gazetteer of Hell, Lead, Gold, and Hounds (4-3)  August 2014
Gazetteer of Hell, Realms of Darkness (2-1-0)      November 2014…..FINISHES THE GAZETTEERS

Journey through Malebolge                                   finished ~June 2014                           published November 2014 ?
Inferno: Treasury                                                   finished ~October 2014                     published November 2014 ?

I will be releasing Journey and Treasury at the same time.  Journey is being written in our Portal to Adventure RPG rule set (plug plug) but as long as you are playing AD&D, it can be used virtually as-in and your players won't notice [NOT true for any 3.x game or later].  A Games Master doesn't HAVE to have any of Bestiary, Treasury, Maladies, or Primer to use Journey, but having the background material will make your life easier…virtually all of the explanatory material has been moved out of Journey.  If you don't have Bestiary and Treasury, you will be making up a LOT of stats for encounters and for the loot.

Journey actually consists of at least three 'books,' maybe four.  Book One gets you into Inferno and takes you to the Styx on the Fifth Circle.  Book Two passes the Walls of Dis on the Firth Circle and goes as far as 130 more pages takes you.  If needed, the 'module' will be finished in Book Three.  The other book is called Denizens and it has all of the NPC stats in it (this one could be pretty big as well).  So the module will always be a bundle of books.  I may even make Denizens available as a separate purchase, just because a Games Master can always find a use for a bunch of pre-statted characeters (some are Good aligned, many are evil, some are monsters, some are Devils).

If you don't get anything else, I recommend Gehenna Primer, which talks about spell restrictions, food binding, and other useful background rules…Journey is structured with the assumption that Adventurers don't have an easy magical way out (Planar Door doesn't work, for example).

Each of Inferno books can be bought separately.  I will be putting together a bundle with Journey, Bestiary, Treasury, Codicil, and Primer.  After Blood and Mire comes out I will see if I can put together a print-on-demand of the first two GAZ, kind of proof of concept; this might be out in June or July??  If all goes well, I will look at POD for Journey, and do a POD of GAZ 3 and GAZ 4 at the end of the year.

Looking into my very hazy crystal ball, after that…..Inferno: Oasis of Koessa April 2015, Inferno: Samael's Tower January 2016, Inferno: Diabolic Palace: November 2016, Ruins of Lindoran: Foriell's Vault June 2017.

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:36 pm 
 

Hi Geoff,

I would be interested in PRINT copies, so please let me know when the PoD ones are available. I would gather you will use Lulu or some other similar vehicle. I would prefer to get them in the "bundled" package you mentioned, so I can wait until Summer, but as for the 1980 Inferno ... please send me a PM about how I can get a portal into Hell ;-)

Thank you - Paul


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