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Post by Harley Stroh » Tue Apr 03, 2007 2:51 pm

Greyhawk Ruins, if it were written in 1st edition, and came with the Greyhawk City boxed set, and a guide to the nearby Nyr Dyz, Cairn Hills and Wild Coast. :)

It is _NOT_ the comedy abomination that was "Castle Greyhawk."

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Post by Argamae » Tue Apr 03, 2007 2:55 pm

Oh boy... Greyhawk Ruins! Those were the days... *smile* 8)

As long as it is not Castle Greyhawk! :lol: Although I had an absolutely wonderful time reading the module and laughing my ass off! :D
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Post by fonkin » Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:30 am

Harley Stroh wrote:Greyhawk Ruins, if it were written in 1st edition, and came with the Greyhawk City boxed set, and a guide to the nearby Nyr Dyz, Cairn Hills and Wild Coast. :)

It is _NOT_ the comedy abomination that was "Castle Greyhawk."

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Post by Frukathka » Fri Jun 15, 2007 3:17 pm

Any word on twhat the price on this puppy is gonna be?

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Post by goodmangames » Fri Jun 15, 2007 3:44 pm

We're still finishing up the last bits and pieces, but it's looking like it will consist of four 128-page books about the dungeon, a 32-page map booklet (yes, there are that many maps!), a 64-page gazetteer, a book of player handouts, the poster map, and probably some other stuff I'm forgetting, tentatively priced at $99.99.
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Post by Ogrepuppy » Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:30 pm

goodmangames wrote:We're still finishing up the last bits and pieces, but it's looking like it will consist of four 128-page books about the dungeon, a 32-page map booklet (yes, there are that many maps!), a 64-page gazetteer, a book of player handouts, the poster map, and probably some other stuff I'm forgetting, tentatively priced at $99.99.
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Post by bento » Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:41 pm

:shock:

Sounds like "World's Largest Dungeon Part Deux"!

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Post by Cardinal » Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:49 am

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Post by Warduke » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:34 am

map of whiterock appearing in your local gaming store in SIX days!
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Post by JediOre » Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:41 am

Wow, that's one impressive price tag. I've been paying mind to Goodman Games for several years now. I have no doubt the consumer will get his money worth.

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Post by Warduke » Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:39 am

Ogrepuppy wrote:
goodmangames wrote:We're still finishing up the last bits and pieces, but it's looking like it will consist of four 128-page books about the dungeon, a 32-page map booklet (yes, there are that many maps!), a 64-page gazetteer, a book of player handouts, the poster map, and probably some other stuff I'm forgetting, tentatively priced at $99.99.
DCCgasm. :: shudder ::

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wow..............that dwarfs last year's campaign setting. wow.

don't try this at home, but i bet that the box set is thick enough to stop bullets.
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Post by bobrunnicles » Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:09 pm

Does it have a DCC# yet? Is it going to be part of the DCC 'series' or a standalone?

Just curious, since the Gazetteer of course was DCC#35 even though if anything could stand alone it would be that :) Besides, putting a number on it encourages the anal collector types (myself among them) to get it even if they would otherwise have avoided it for whatever reason just to make sure they 'have the whole set' :D

Still looking for 3.5 and 20.5, btw :)

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Post by bobrunnicles » Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:11 pm

Warduke wrote:wow..............that dwarfs last year's campaign setting. wow.

don't try this at home, but i bet that the box set is thick enough to stop bullets.
They actually tried that with the HERO System 5th Ed Revised book - IIRC, it really did stop small caliber stuff :)

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Post by bobrunnicles » Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:15 pm

Harley Stroh wrote:It is _NOT_ the comedy abomination that was "Castle Greyhawk."

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As others have said, that module may have been an abomination to play, but to read it was comedy gold. An Earth Elemental called 'Da Ting' who goes around hitting stuff and actually saying 'Thwackoom!!', 'Crunch!!' etc as he goes? A group containing (among others) an unemotional elf and a djinn standing over a dead body as a third figure kneels at the corpse and looks up to say "He's dead, Djinn"?

Total LOL material, I tell ya :) :) :)

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Post by Harley Stroh » Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:11 pm

Absolutely. My little brother and I played through most of Castle Greyhawk. I can still recall the "Bomb Bay/Bombay doors," the Gummi constructs and what not. It made for a good diversion at a time when I would buy anything TSR put out ....

.... but it wouldn't make a good fit for the DCC line. :D

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Post by Harley Stroh » Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:14 pm

bobrunnicles wrote:Does it have a DCC# yet? Is it going to be part of the DCC 'series' or a standalone?
Yup. Sinister Secret of Whiterock is #51.5 and Whiterock is #51.

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Post by bobrunnicles » Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:42 pm

Harley Stroh wrote:
bobrunnicles wrote:Does it have a DCC# yet? Is it going to be part of the DCC 'series' or a standalone?
Yup. Sinister Secret of Whiterock is #51.5 and Whiterock is #51.

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Post by guslandt » Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:45 pm

Maybe I'm blind, but I can't see anywhere if its been said what levels this thing is for. Has that been announced?

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Post by Jengenritz » Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:20 pm

Sinister Secret of Whiterock is for 1st level characters, I believe.

There's another thread that has some info on Castle Whiterock. It's called "Whiterock Crystal Ball (broken)."

http://www.goodman-games.com/forums/vie ... 46&start=0

In it, Joseph has stated:
goodmangames wrote:Level 1-15. No joke... it's designed to start with 1st level PCs and take them up to 15th level.
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Post by Ogrepuppy » Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:15 pm

:: DCCgasm #2, just out of anticipation ::

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Post by Harley Stroh » Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:21 am

goodmangames wrote:Level 1-15. No joke... it's designed to start with 1st level PCs and take them up to 15th level.
Yup. But "take them up to 15th level" is a little misleading. "Slaughter PCs up to level 15 and beyond," might be more accurate. :twisted:

But seriously, one of my favorite aspects of Whiterock is that it is a playable mega dungeon. Using the box set a GM could easily set a campaign in the region and alternate adventures in and out of Whiterock. You don’t have to shelve all your other DCCs while you’re party is tackling Whiterock.

This won't be an expensive bookend on your gaming shelf. Whether it is the 4 dungeon books, or the region book, or the city map --- GMs will be putting it to use for a while.

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Post by Harley Stroh » Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:32 am

goodmangames wrote:We're still finishing up the last bits and pieces, but it's looking like it will consist of four 128-page books about the dungeon, a 32-page map booklet (yes, there are that many maps!), a 64-page gazetteer, a book of player handouts, the poster map, and probably some other stuff I'm forgetting, tentatively priced at $99.99.
If you just take the 4 dungeon books alone, Whiterock is the equivalent of 16 full-length DCCs. Assuming an average-to-low DCC price is $10 and all of a sudden Whiterock looks like a screaming deal.

(And that’s just the dungeon part. I can’t tell you how stoked I am on the city portion.... but that's a personal bias. :twisted: )

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Post by Cardinal » Wed Jun 20, 2007 8:13 am

...a combined city book/adventure for something like Punjar would be awesome...

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Post by Warduke » Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:01 am

here here! city book!
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Post by Rath » Sat Jun 23, 2007 2:07 pm

I'm really excited about this product... I've always been a sucker for megadungeons. Does anyone know when it will be released? Could it be as early as August?

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