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Post Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:31 pm 
 

WereSteve wrote:Layout ...

The main section of module text would have looked better to me in a two column format than the way it is presented.  


I personally agree with this. In fact, I put a pretty good amount of effort into turning this into a two column format, but by the time it was in my hands for editing too much stuff was added. Word is extremely user un-friendly when it comes to completely changing layouts, so we decided to leave it. All future modules will be two columned format from the beginning to avoid that.

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This is also not an error. We only marked new locations on the 5-mile hex maps that are relevant to the module. Modron, Brushwood, Sunlitten, et cetera are all marked on the Campaign Scale map.


After talking this through with my father, I went ahead and brushed up all of the maps and added Modron to the Map for the Roglaroon Hex 3615 (I think, I'm at work right now so I don't have it in front of me). I believe this change was done before it was available on lulu. If not, I'll include a free Map Errata Download on the site once I'm home and it will be available for free at RPG Now as well. This should have been in all printed versions after Nov 1st or 3rd. I'll figure out when this change was made.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:58 am 
 

The new maps were created around 11:00 PM CST on November 1st. I don't know when exactly you had purchased your hard copy but if it was prior to 11 PM, then you probably have the older maps. Either way, the map errata is available at

http://judgesguild.org/downloads

  


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:23 pm 
 

I checked my copy, and it does include the updated maps, but I am sure the link you provided will prove useful to those who purchased an early copy of the module.

As for MS Word ... I agree that it is very unfriendly for some functions, especially 2007 and newer.

Thank you for your continued efforts ...

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:54 pm 
 

Use coupon code STOCKING305 at checkout and receive 15% off Lost Man's Trail. Maximum savings with this promotion is $10. You can only use the code once per account, and you can't use this coupon in combination with other coupon codes. This great offer ends on December 15, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST so try not to procrastinate!

  

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:45 am 
 

I got my updated copy of Lost Man's Road (with Modron on the maps this time) from Lulu this week, along with a copy of G8 Manor of the Mountain Giant King by our own R.C. Pinnell.

I like Lost Man's Road.  Aside from a glossy, perfect bound cover, its Judges Guild linneage is clear.  

It would be great if the New Judges Guild could find a way to work with Kevin Seimbieda.  Examples of his artwork would make the vintage feel complete.

There is a distinctive Bledsaw approach to NPC names.  Consider Druke Everwist, Sethwick Boon and Merron the Bearded.  I also chuckled at Jutlow Coogie, Woot Deppel and Dandy Applecore.  This is as much the Bledsaw style as names like Vrool Hroop are Gygaxian.

The back cover is a bit funny.  There is a Frazetta-like drawing of a mostly-naked girl poking her butt at you....and then you notice that the main subjects of the picture are actually a man wearing a crown and loincloth (sitting on sort of a stump-like toilet...or a toilet-like stump - honestly, that's what it really looks like), talking to a hippogriff.

The bent-over naked girl is funny because right above the picture we are told to watch for new Judges Guild releases like Noltec, and Tegal Manor II:  Night of the Living Rumps.  8O

I did not make that up.  :lol:

The entire product's Judges Guild roots are very visible.  It is as much Judges Guild as any of the classic publications, except that the art might be too good.  I'm putting it on the shelf with my other JG items with no qualms.


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:43 pm 
 

I am the author currently writing the new City State of the Sea Kings (CSSK) book for Judges Guild. I was just asked a question by a member of this community as to what the status of that project is and was surprised and delighted to find that this site exists. (I had no idea it did before now.) As I am sure most out there can understand, I am not at liberty to go over a great deal of the details at this point but let me assure you that Bob II and I are working on this project with all due diligence. I can say that we are in the final stages of production at this time and hope that this year will see its release :D. I hope all the Judges Guild fans out there are as eagerly awaiting its arrival as I am. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have and, if I am able to give you any of the information you seek, I will be happy to do so. Again please keep in mind, details and specifics are not an option right now. Got to get back to work on things so have a good one all!


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:54 pm 
 

Welcome aboard and really glad to hear it.  Bits and pices of information about this project have trickled out for a couple of years.  I am really looking forward to it.  I don't even care what system it is for, I just want the fluff and hold out hope for some good maps.

I am going to cross post this announcement in the Wilderlands section of the Necromancer Games forum.  A lot of Wilderlands fans still visit that site.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:44 pm 
 

That would have been me asking the question :)  Am glad you have come here to talk about it, or what you can at this point.
Few questions I've been wondering:
How did you come upon this project? Did Bob approach you or the other way around?
How long has this project been in development and was it on and off again through that process?
Who is doing the maps for this?

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:43 am 
 

leadjunkie wrote: I just want the fluff and hold out hope for some good maps.


Plaag wrote:Who is doing the maps for this?


I had a hand in with the mapping of the project. I think people are really going to like the overland map that will be part of this. I developed a new color style especially for this project.


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:43 am 
 

JGguyCJB555 wrote:I am the author currently writing the new City State of the Sea Kings (CSSK) book for Judges Guild.


Dang I apologize, I thought I mentioned this place to you at some point. Well better late than never.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:53 pm 
 

robertsconley wrote:
I had a hand in with the mapping of the project. I think people are really going to like the overland map that will be part of this. I developed a new color style especially for this project.


Nice to see you are the one involved for the maps. :D

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:18 pm 
 

robertsconley wrote:
I had a hand in with the mapping of the project. I think people are really going to like the overland map that will be part of this. I developed a new color style especially for this project.


I was hoping this would be the case.  I'm guessing the over land map is along the lines of your "Harn" style maps.  Did you do a map for the City of Tula as well?

  

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:07 am 
 

City State of the Sea Kings (CSSK) primarily focuses on the City of Rallu and the Isle of the Blest. While Tula is mentioned, and somewhat involved with Rallu, the CSSK product will not cover Tula in any cartography way. Both Rob Conley and I, Chris Bernhardt, have done maps for the CSSK book, and have collaborated on several of them as well.

As to how the project came about, I actually go into all the details of this in the book itself, so I am going to hold off on that for now. It has been a work in progress for about 10 years, give or take. I know, I think about it myself and kind of cringe when I say it. However there has been a multitude of issues that have caused the extended delay in CSSK making its debut before now. For the moment let me just say that several rewrites and other either business or personal concerns have affected the books progress. The most significant event was of course the passing of Bob Bledsaw, the Invincible Overlord himself. I cannot say that the book has been 'on and off', as to my mind it has been 'on' since I started to work on it. Perhaps I should say that it has been 'on' in one fashion or another since its beginning, just in different forms. Hope that is not too cryptic and gives you at least some kind of response to your question.

Again for now, I do not want to go into too much other detail for the moment. Suffice it to say that I will post more when it is appropriate to do so and when the information is actually available for release. My thanks for all the interest and praise for our work. More to follow...


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:13 am 
 

This is excellent news.  The comments from both of you have given me reason to suspect that your work is of high quality.  Keep going!  :D


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:13 am 
 

CSSK

I am soooooo looking forward to this.  8)


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:26 pm 
 

leadjunkie wrote:I was hoping this would be the case.  I'm guessing the over land map is along the lines of your "Harn" style maps.  Did you do a map for the City of Tula as well?


Actually it different than my harn style. The best way of describing it is a color version of the Judges Guild Wilderness Maps adapted to a poster maps instead of one hex per page.

I talked about it in this blog post, http://batintheattic.blogspot.com/2009/ ... pping.html

I do this because I felt is was more the Judges Guild style than what I was doing up to that point. The advantage is that you get to see where exactly the mountains are. And you get to directly use the rules out of the old Judges Guild products for dealing with these maps.

This a link to a preview image.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_mFjy4EWzmtg/S ... dedmap.jpg

  

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:43 pm 
 

All good information.  Do either of you know a release date for this?

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:47 pm 
 

Anyone in contact with Judges Guild?  Have had no response from messaging using their site and only email bounce back from Bob's email.

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:10 pm 
 

What is it you need to know Shane?


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:08 pm 
 

JGguyCJB555 wrote:What is it you need to know Shane?


An email address that I can get in touch with Bob.

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