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 Post subject: Judges Guild reprints
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:05 pm 
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Any news about the oversized reprints announced at Gen Con? Is it going to be a Kickstarter? What products are going to be reprinted?

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 Post subject: Re: Judges Guild reprints
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:15 pm 
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We'll get the web site updated with all the news soon! And the Spellburn guys will post the video of the seminar soon, too. But until then, here is a quick summary!

  • We are reprinting a selection the original Judges Guild products, at actual size, in a deluxe overside hardcover format.
  • The reprints will include not just the modules, but the extremely rare "installments" of Judges Guild Journal that were mailed to subscribers when these products were first released.
  • The first volume will focus on the works of Bob Bledsaw: Tegel Manor, Thieves of Fortress Badabaskor, and Citadel of Fire.
  • This will be the biggest hardcover you've ever seen. We're reprinting the 11"x17" Judges Guild Journal at actual size…meaning the page size will be a little larger than 11"x17".
  • It will be expensive to produce. Definitely a Kickstarter. Probably early next year with release later in the year.
  • Right now we are scanning very old material and digitally restoring it. We showed off the first round of scans at our seminar. They look great.

Hope that gets you the quick update for now!

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 Post subject: Re: Judges Guild reprints
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:09 am 
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Thank you for the summary, it sounds promising. Fingers crossed for original CSIO and WoHF reprints - although the former seems unlikely since the new CSIO is going to be out in a few months.

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 Post subject: Re: Judges Guild reprints
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 Post subject: Re: Judges Guild reprints
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:49 pm 
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Joe, many thanks for working to put these great older supplements in front of more eyes! They contain so much creativity, unfettered by the chains of later convention!

My only critique is the oversize format. I understand why the oversize format is helpful for Judges Guild Journals M through T. But the great big format hurts the at-the-table usability for the rest of the relevant material (which happens to be the majority of the material).

I can hardly imagine using a 11.5 x 17.5 hardcover at the table :)

Admittedly I'm probably not the target audience (mainly because I already own most of this JG material in its original form), but I'd be much more likely to buy if it was a smaller format. I could imagine the Journals being done within an 8.5 x 11 format, folded over.


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 Post subject: Re: Judges Guild reprints
PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:27 pm 
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If it does take the form of a Kickstarter project (hopefully not until next year, says my wallet), perhaps one of the stretch goals could be a more conventionally sized version, too...

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 Post subject: Re: Judges Guild reprints
PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:47 am 
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Good feedback on the "table-sized edition." Just curious, what systems would you want to play tees adventures in?

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 Post subject: Re: Judges Guild reprints
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goodmangames wrote:
Good feedback on the "table-sized edition." Just curious, what systems would you want to play tees adventures in?


What are our options?

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 Post subject: Re: Judges Guild reprints
PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:58 pm 
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I'd run them with AD&D or OD&D (which is what I use for my home campaign and convention games). For my purposes, the stats in JG stuff are just fine as-is. I'm probably not the common case though.


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 Post subject: Re: Judges Guild reprints
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goodmangames wrote:
Good feedback on the "table-sized edition." Just curious, what systems would you want to play tees adventures in?

I'm going to run a 5e Wilderlands campaign. I'm fine with any D&D-based system for stats (eg. Judges Guild Universal Systam), doing some conversion is not a problem for me. Still, I think it would be a good idea to add an appendix with DCC RPG stats or conversion guide, even if only as a free downloadable doc and not as parts of the reprints. We've already seen some folk mention how DCC RPG fits the Wilderlands and I think the reprints can be a great opportunity to target both JG and DCC fans.

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 Post subject: Re: Judges Guild reprints
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I also hated the newsprint format of those particular installments. I think I still have most of them, but they were hard to access in game play and I suspect a giganto hardback will be just as awkward. (Also, the newsprint paper was pretty fragile.) I'd be more interested in seeomg the material scanned and converted into text, then reformatted into some sort of standard-sized book. It doesn't need to be hardback, either.

I'd also love to see the Dungeoneer and Judges Guild Journal issues converted into PDF a la the Dragon Magazine Archive DVD, but I doubt that will ever happen. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Judges Guild reprints
PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:53 am 
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finarvyn wrote:
I also hated the newsprint format of those particular installments. I think I still have most of them, but they were hard to access in game play and I suspect a giganto hardback will be just as awkward. (Also, the newsprint paper was pretty fragile.) I'd be more interested in see(in)g the material scanned and converted into text, then reformatted into some sort of standard-sized book. It doesn't need to be hardback, either.

I don't have them but a standard sized hard back is as big as I'd ever want a book. Any bigger is just cumbersome, although the only things I have that are that sized are a real old family atlas. Awful to look through.

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