Whiterock Crystal Ball (broken)

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Whiterock Crystal Ball (broken)

Post by Warduke » Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:10 am

so if the authors won't spill their guts, we might as well speculate :twisted:

500 pages = a mega dungeon or adventure path. but goodman games is coming out with saga of the dragon path, so i doubt they would follow on the heels of that with another one so quickly.

so mega dungeon it is. 500 pages would constitute a huge level spread, and goodman games is consistent about offering low level adventures (thank you!) so if this follows suit it would begin low and run to as high as the product will permit.

500 pages is also more material than the aereth boxed set, so the price must be higher too. up from $69 to a $99 product, maybe? worth it, in my opinion, given the quality of the dcc line and knowledge that thats a whole lotta dungeon crawlin.

also, the name has intriguing implications. whiterock = white roc = color + bird = grey hawk = greyhawk. so is this goodman game's version of the infamous castle greyhawk? given the release of escape from the forest of lanterns, maybe there will be a tie in just as the rumors of castle greyhawk and dungeonland/land beyonf the magic mirror.

i think stroh posted that it wasn't his adventure, and monte did the same. so who are we left with? ferguson, lasala, and doyle seem the most obvious choices from the regular stable of writers, but maybe they have some young blood in the wings who has a mega dungeon to bring us.

what else are we missing? oh yeah, goodman's chinese heart attack.

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Post by Jeff LaSala » Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:55 am

Ahh, Warduke. One clue has already been "given," and you haven't hit on it yet. :wink:
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Post by Warduke » Fri Mar 02, 2007 2:14 pm

ye gods! scambles back to check notes
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Post by fathead » Fri Mar 02, 2007 3:04 pm

Jeff LaSala wrote:Ahh, Warduke. One clue has already been "given," and you haven't hit on it yet. :wink:
Is he alluding to the cover art?
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Post by Ogrepuppy » Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:25 am

* scrambles *

Well, Jeff did post this:

"Coffee is a Goodman Games writer's friend. 'Tis the Nectar of the Gods of Áereth."

* reads into comment waaaaaaaaaaay too far *

Oh yeah, baby--oh yeah. This is gonna be 500 pages of pure Columbian gold.

Actually, Ken Hart wrote this (my emphasis):
"Yeah, and everything I've edited to date looks awesome. Now if only I can make my Wisdom check to successfully check the continuity of a 500-page, massively multi-leveled dungeon...."

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Post by Ogrepuppy » Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:29 am

Say, do I get a Stan Lee-style No-Prize for that? If so, I chose to get more spoilers as my prize.

Please.


Beggin' you.


PLEASE.

(Does it make you feel good to know you already virtually possess my bank account for the next several years, Goodman Games?!?) :shock:

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Post by Cardinal » Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:49 am

to repeat my speculation from another thread:
mountain keep, red dragon, dwarven ruler - an attack of Azaegal's Hold? Death to the Mountain King and his draconic ally?

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Post by Jeff LaSala » Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:15 am

That'll hold you for a while, perhaps....until Joseph and his top men* deign to offer some more official information. :twisted:

* Like from Raiders of the Last Ark.
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Post by Blackdirge » Sat Mar 03, 2007 5:26 pm

Well folks, all I can tell you is that this baby is full of some of the nastiest monsters, traps, and other baddies I have ever had the pleasure to work on. And once I get through with them... :twisted:

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Post by Ogrepuppy » Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:06 am

Blackdirge wrote:Well folks, all I can tell you is that this baby is full of some of the nastiest monsters, traps, and other baddies I have ever had the pleasure to work on.
You've come to work with me at my job? :shock:


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Post by Blackdirge » Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:41 pm

Ogrepuppy wrote:
Blackdirge wrote:Well folks, all I can tell you is that this baby is full of some of the nastiest monsters, traps, and other baddies I have ever had the pleasure to work on.
You've come to work with me at my job? :shock:


:lol:
Yes, I'm your new boss. Now get back to work beeyotch! **cracks whip**

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Post by Ogrepuppy » Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:04 pm

Blackdirge wrote:es, I'm your new boss. Now get back to work beeyotch! **cracks whip**

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Post by Ogrepuppy » Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:05 pm

Dang double-post. Consider it me crying more.

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Post by Warduke » Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:59 am

ogre, my comrade in arms! check out the free rpg day thread where goodman wrote
goodmangames wrote:And besides, if you do that, you'll find out a little more about The Sinister Secret of Whiterock even before Gen Con. :)
that's a teaser worthy of white wolf! june 23 can't come quick enough!

oh, and uh, the emphasis is mine. 8)
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Post by Cardinal » Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:14 am

Spoilers? Speculation? Hints?
...anything?


PLEASE?!???

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Post by goodmangames » Sun Mar 25, 2007 4:04 am

Did we mention that it's set in the Morrain area and includes a gazetteer?

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Post by Jeff LaSala » Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:47 am

Warduke:
Ahh, Warduke. One clue has already been "given," and you haven't hit on it yet.
<------------- The crest of Morrain. :D

Coincidentally, this was one of my favorite lands of the Northlands.
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Castle Whiterock

Post by PlagueLord » Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:43 am

POSSIBLE SPOILERS




SPOILERS








SPOILERS



SPOILERS



From DC 35:

"Within a day’s ride of Cillamar rise the skeletal ruins of
Whiterock Castle. Lady Chauntessa, a mysterious sorceress
and the proprietor of the Inn of the Slumbering
Drake, often hires young adventurers to explore the
Castle’s labyrinthine dungeons. Local legends tell of a
fearsome dragon, the great Benthosruthsa, who is said to
lair in the ruins. Regardless of the truth of the rumors, the
expeditions are fraught with peril, and few of Lady
Chauntessa’s expeditions ever return."

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Post by Cardinal » Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:32 am

regional gazetteers?
JOY!


...and wishlist for future gazetteers:

1. Leherti / Lands of the Scourge
2. Thire / Theocracy of the Lance
3. Southern Province
4. Crieste / Nos Caen

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Post by trancejeremy » Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:43 pm

Hmmmm, as someone who didn't really like the DCC setting, it's kind of disappointing that gazetteers will be included in DCC products, rather than on their own (and thus I could avoid buying them). Oh well.

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Post by Whizbang Dustyboots » Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:16 pm

trancejeremy wrote:Hmmmm, as someone who didn't really like the DCC setting, it's kind of disappointing that gazetteers will be included in DCC products, rather than on their own (and thus I could avoid buying them). Oh well.
Yup.

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Post by Ogrepuppy » Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:44 pm

I'm happy that they're including a Gaz, and...really, that's all that counts.




...Oh, and gawd-DAMN that map snippet looks tasty! Mr. Simmons, you're not getting paid enough.

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Post by Cardinal » Sat Apr 14, 2007 1:19 am

yep, *love* the gazetteer idea!

...BTW: could you *please* give us at least the level range for this product?
4-12? 8-16? 7-14? 11-20? ??
I need to know this to plan my campaign accordingly!!!!

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Post by Ogrepuppy » Sat Apr 14, 2007 2:48 am

Yeah, I'm with you on that. It's not spoiling anything to give us a range, now is it folks?

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Post by goodmangames » Sat Apr 14, 2007 6:59 am

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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