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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2007 6:25 pm 
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The big project James Mishler is working on is actually competitive rather than complimentary to the Necromancer Games Wilderlands Boxed Set, so I'm not sure if that counts for you.


Strictly speaking it is complementary... I have no plans to produce a huige boxed set! At the rate I will be able to produce products, the best plan for a Wilderlands fan is to buy the boxed set and use my products to supplement it.

The regional gazetteers, for example, will expand on information found in the boxed set or add wholly new information and interpretations. Other sourcebooks, such as Ravaged Ruins of the Roglaras and the Castles & Citadels of the Falling Empire, will fill in gaps found in the boxed set.

Even if I do a Wilderlands Gazetteer, covering everything in the 18 core maps, it will be a much, much smaller product than the boxed set, and will supplement it with information on how the Wilderlands of High Adventure differs from the Wilderlands of High Fantasy as presented in the boxed set.

And, of course, everything I produce will be for Castles & Crusades, with d20 Fantasy stat block conversions available on PDF.

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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2007 12:34 pm 
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Just for the record, I have begun the work what can become a major JG fan project, if the things roll out as I have projected... :wink:
Will post something about it some time next week.

All I can promise is that the Wayfarer's Inn will get a new board exclusively dedicated to it... :D


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James,

My mistake. I thought I saw postings where you laid out an elaborate plan to publish a new and alternative version of the Wilderlands of High Fantasy in its entirety. As long as the gamers know that your gazette installments may contain revisions or contradictions to the content in the Boxed Set from Necro, they can make their own choice as to how to apply it.

I have nothing but encouragement for putting the JG world down in Castles and Crusades format if the market is leaning that way (and I gather that you feel strongly that it is). I'm a D&D guy and am less concerned with the various iterations than many people I know in this regard. I still feel that I can take a basic 1st edition AD&D module and spin it into 3.5 with relative ease. So I'll use D20 until that's no longer an option, and then figure out how to lay down C&C stat blocks and be on with it.

What is heartening here is the talk of other potential material both for publication and the purely fan-generated. The more of that there is for the Judges Guild Wilderness world the better. If Geoff gets Inferno II published, I'm going to be laying my $ down for a copy for da*n sure. Geoff, how many people have approached you to revamp Lindoran?

I've been a loyal Judges Guild gamer since 1978, and used to game in the halls of the Sunnyside Road building. Anything that furthers and expands the good content of the Wilderlands world is something I want to champion. I think the Necro/JG Wilderlands Boxed Set is beyond excellent, and so I'd like to help give it 'legs' for the foreseeable future. But we need more content out there, and more new converts (especially younger ones who didn't know that you can massively customize your adventures and campaigns and thereby make them better).

In that spirit I salute Rafael for this site, and for the discussions which are taking place here. It's a safe bet that anyone who puts out content which is compatible to the Wilderlands of High Fantasy Boxed Set is going to sell a copy to yours truly.

Thanks,

SS


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Ivar: There have been a few persons expressing interest in Lindoran but not nearly as many as are interested in Inferno (not that I count more than 30 or 40 as sure sales for the completed Inferno). If their current projects go well I think the Eostros group would be interested in Lindoran, and I have a few ideas for a d20 Lindoran - more map of the ruins of Lindoran, a new level between the 2 existing ones, an aqueduct and cistern, flooding traps, etc. While I'm looking for a publisher for Inferno I may seriously start on Lindoran; for all I know it would come out first.

Inferno update: I'm now halfway through translating Circle 8 to d20 with 8 new skills described, 61 new spells, and 381 new enchanted items so far....will end up over 400 for the magica items.

Geoff


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Rafael: Just noticed the title; Cool !


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:) Couldn't resist!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:41 pm 
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JG Fans:
I take great pleasure in being able to say the Inferno d20 conversion is complete, all 10 plus Circles of it, and the module (setting, path, super module, whatever) is ready for a couple of wicked d20 DM's to playtest. It is designed for a party of 6-8 core character classess averaging L15, with none less than L10 and none above L19, and only core races (human, elf, halfling, dwarf, h-elf, h-orc); use of non-SRD WotC charaacters etc. invalidates the design assumptions; Contact me for details if you are interested. I expect Inferno to require 8 to 10 sessions (or more) to complete it, if any heroes make it that far.

OVERVIEW:

Pages: Module 388 + NPC's 85 + Bestiary 141 + Treasury 134 + Maps 35 = 783 total

New Skills = 10, Arcane Spells = 46, Divine Spells = 19, Spell-Like Abilities = 7

Diseases & Conditions described = 48

NPC's = 125 (devils, demons, humans, dwarfs, ogres, vampires, fire giants, medusa, etc...) ; NEW MONSTERS: Angels = 15 , Aquatics = 22 , Birds = 5 , Composites = 3 , Constructs = 5 , Demons = 1, Devils = 84 , Elemental = 3 , Fungus = 11 , Humanoids = 6 , Insects = 29 , Mammals = 24 , Miscellaneous = 5 , Plants = 12 , Reptiles = 19 , Undead = 12 , Worms = 4

NEW MAGIC ITEMS: Alchemical Goods = 49 , Armor/Bracers = 50 , Artifacts = 55 , Books = 45 , Clothing = 92 , Jewelry = 60 , Musical Instruments = 12 , Rings = 18 , Stones = 15 , Tools = 11 , Wand/Staff/Rod = 20 , Weapons = 49 , Wondrous Objects = 46 ; CURSED/NEGATIVE ITEMS = 145

ENCOUNTER AREAS: Wilderness Entry - forest, desecrated and ruined church, Prince's conference room, Gehenna cave; Dungeon Entry - 15 rooms with active opposition, Prince's conference room, Gehenna cave); Gehenna - Great Beast encounters x3, the Shining Hill, the Chimera, enchanted stream, 2000 ft cliff, Gate of Inferno; over 300 miles of inhospitable terrain; Circle Zero - Noble Castle, dungeon (8 rooms), River Archeron and Charon; Circle 2 - Minos Palace (25 rooms); Circle 3 - Cerberus Lair (20 rooms); Circle 4 - Plutus encounter, Shade encounter, treasure cave, 1200 ft cliff; Circle 5 - Styx Swamp and Phelygas the Ferryman, Charydis whirlpool, Phelygas' Tower (30 rooms), Walls of Dis, City of Burning Tombs (5 scripted encounters including prophetess shade), Great Minotaur of Hell, 500 ft cliff; Circle 6 - River of Blood, Chiron's [Centaur Lord] house (25 rooms), Wood of Suicides, 5 Infernal Hound dens, 3 Harpy of Hell treehouses, the Harpydrome; Circle 7 - Desert of Fire, Oasis of Kemmelnesses (Temple @ 20 rooms, Ruined Well @ 3 rooms, Sphinx @ 105 rooms, Tomb @ 20 rooms, Tents), Geryon encounter, buried staircases, treasure cave, 1500 ft cliff; Circle 8 - Devil General Barbarricae encounter, Guard House (9 rooms), Alchemist Keep (3 buildings, 85 rooms), Nimrod of the Nephrilim encounter, King Samael's Palace (175 rooms), 1000 ft cliff; Circle 9 - Sanctorum Luciforus (25 rooms), Lucifer the Great, escape into the ice; Exit Tunnel - 2 devil encounters & 2 angel encounters, Silver Door to the Prime Material Plane, Exit Tower at the Prime Material Plane (6 rooms); Purgatorio overview; many random encounters. Not all characters will reach every encounter area (many will die first)....

I'm still working on converting these "add ons" or extras : Oasis of Koessa (Circle 7, ~100 pages), Devil Prince's Palace (generic, any Circle, ~100 pages)

Geoff

8/2/07: Inferno was/is not a Wilderlands product. but depending on the eventual publisher there may be suggested Wilderland locations included. I'm trying as hard as I can to get this off my desk and onto a publishing schedule.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:47 am 
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Yeah! Can't wait to see this! :-D

If you should happen to need a proofreader, I'll be the first to volunteer! :)

(Not that I was actually a native English speaker, or know d20 well enough... But, hey, asking can't hurt! :wink: )


... Yeah, I AM somewhat excited this morning... :D


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 Post subject: Lindoran d20
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:15 am 
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The Lindoran d20 update is just about done (another week or so, certainly before Halloween). The dungeon is one-third bigger and some things have been moved around (vertically), the Plaza environs are detailed along with the (10) buildings around it [in various stages of disrepair], the dragon and his treasure are better detailed including his knowledge and misinformation, there are ways to get into and out of the Vaults without going through the dragon (and sometimes he isn't there or is asleep), seaonal variations in monsters and access are described along with weather tables and seasonal encounter tables. There will be more description (still minimal) about the rest of the city, descriptions of the other 2 or 3 "powers" among the ruins, and tables to help randomly-generate 100-yard square sections of ruins. A small elven temple outside the city will also be described (with links to the Vaults and kingship). The whole thing, with my crude, hand-drawn maps, comes in just under 100 pages.

Geoff


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 Post subject: More JG Goodness??
PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:56 pm 
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This thread needs a <bump> to keep it breathing.

With the clusterfrack that seems to be the death of 3.5E publishing and the apparent sidelining of Necro and the Eostros crew, it looks like there is no real outlet for Inferno and Lindoran. I'm seriously thinking of printing a circle or two in the JG issue that Fight On is putting together, just so somebody other than me gets to read it, or maybe some of the Lindoran material.

Geoff :evil:


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