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 Post subject: Re: Aereth and 4E
PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:17 pm 
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Jeff LaSala, what part of the Punjar Gazetteer did you write? Loved the Darkwood Mask by the way. Our usual game for the past year has been set in Eberron.


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 Post subject: Re: Aereth and 4E
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Save Vs. Death Ray wrote:

Well it can't be a typo then. :lol: Maybe it went to print before Goodman Games knew about the October limit?


Maybe it is. According to this link it says September/Gen Con:

http://www.goodman-games.com/upcomingreleases.html

But Amazon still shows them for August 6th,,,,,,,

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 Post subject: Re: Aereth and 4E
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:28 am 
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Nope, you were right. Mr. Goodman said so himself!

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3153&p=20185#p20185

This August, DCC Delivers! Party at Gen Con, everybody!

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 Post subject: Re: Aereth and 4E
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xredjasonx wrote:
Jeff LaSala, what part of the Punjar Gazetteer did you write?

The Temple District. Not all that much. :) But as I wrote the pantheon sections of the DCC campaign world of Áereth, I'm pretty familiar with the gods and faiths of the Known Realms.

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Loved the Darkwood Mask by the way. Our usual game for the past year has been set in Eberron.

Thanks! :D I always like to hear how people have placed DCCs into Eberron.

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 Post subject: Re: Aereth and 4E
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:22 pm 
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"As the swamp reaches further into the City, the surviving necropolis grows increasingly wilder. Thick swamp vines, black moss and mold cover all of the crypts, and the broad, paved footpaths have been reduced to narrow tracks flanked by thorny bushes and pools of brackish water stinking of rotting flesh."



It's like Harley has actually been to my previous employer's workplace. Amazing.

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 Post subject: Re: Aereth and 4E
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:30 pm 
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Most my dungeons are based off of stories from your former places of employ, Ogre. ;)

Good to see you around! How's thing?

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 Post subject: Re: Aereth and 4E
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:32 pm 
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xredjasonx wrote:
DCC 53: Sellswords of Punjar
DCC 54: Forges of the Mountain King
DCC 55: Isle of the Sea Drake


The thing I love best about these? They 110% evoke the Fafhrd & Mouser series book titles.

Punjar certainly seems to be cut from the same cloth as Lankhmar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lankhmar), although I couldn't get to a retailer to pick up a copy of the Gaz so I base my assumptions on what I've read of Harley's previous work and the hints dropped in the boards.

If anyone has an extra copy of the Punjar Gaz and is willing to part with it for less than the TWENTY SIX (26!!!) DOLLARS that it's going for on Ebay, please please drop me a line at hideously[dot]deformed[at]gmail[dot]com. Naturally I'll handle shipping & packaging costs, and if you hook me up with this I'll be your best friend. With sugar on top. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Aereth and 4E
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Harley Stroh wrote:
Good to see you around! How's thing?

//H


Hiya, great to see you again, and lovely to see activity on the boards again!

"Thing" has been good. Life alterations have made impacts both positive and negative over the past few months, but I'd say life's really good right now. Been away from my home for 2 months training for a new (better paying but slightly more time-demanding) job.

I live in Rochester, NY but I've been asked to train in Manhattan, so I've been in New York City for that long. And no, it didn't take a whole lot to twist my arm to get me to move to Manhattan--on the company's dime, natch--for a few months. I love it here, although Manhattan will crush your bank account faster than Orcus will subvert a church of the Raven Queen. :wink:

I finally go home this upcoming Saturday, see my wife (and by "see" I think you can read between the lines, wink wink, nudge nudge)...and then Sunday early afternoon I get to be a player in a 4th edition D&D group that just started, lol.

I gots my priorities, man! D&D before unpacking & laundry!

I'm thrilled to see that DDCs will be coming out. I bought the 4th ed books and was feeling mildly...underwhelmed. Áereth has always been, and always will be, a breath of fresh air--and yet a harkening back to classic D&D at the same time--compared to the setting material WotC puts out. So I'm excited to be getting more Áereth goodness!

Once again I'll be throwing a credit card in Mr. Goodman's direction, shrugging my shoulders and saying, "Take it. Just....take it. I want at least one of everything you publish, please."

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 Post subject: Re: Aereth and 4E
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:07 pm 
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Ogrepuppy wrote:
DCC 53: Sellswords of Punjar
DCC 54: Forges of the Mountain King
DCC 55: Isle of the Sea Drake


The thing I love best about these? They 110% evoke the Fafhrd & Mouser series book titles.

Punjar certainly seems to be cut from the same cloth as Lankhmar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lankhmar), although I couldn't get to a retailer to pick up a copy of the Gaz so I base my assumptions on what I've read of Harley's previous work and the hints dropped in the boards.


You're right on the money. Sellswords is my tribute to that fated pair. GMs should be required to read the series before running the adventure. ;)

//H

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 Post subject: Re: Aereth and 4E
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So Harley, just curious, what is In Search Of Adventure all about?


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 Post subject: Re: Aereth and 4E
PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:49 am 
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It is a compilation of short, low-level, 4E adventures, similar to the hardcover The Adventure Begins (http://www.goodman-games.com/5028preview.html).

Amazon has it it wrong --- I didn't write this one. Each adventure was a written by a different author.

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 Post subject: Re: Aereth and 4E
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Cool. Preordered it along with the other 3 DCC's. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Aereth and 4E
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Harley Stroh wrote:
GMs should be required to read the series before running the adventure. ;)

//H


Pssht. You kidding? Should be required--and I mean mandatory--reading for Junior and High Schools. Drop that Harry Potter mess. Do you want adventure & excitement with magic and young adventurers? Lieber is your man! In fact, he was so frequently stolen from over the many decades that when I read the stories (a few years after I started reading D&D books) I knew what was going to happen in the Lieber tales based on the D&D modules!

I recently picked up the Chaykin/Mignola trade paperback of the Lankhmar stories. Great stuff. Mignola's inks really brought the dirty streets and shady back alleys of the City of Lankhmar to wasted, bedraggled life.

(This book) http://www.amazon.com/Fafhrd-Gray-Mouser/dp/1593077130/ref=sr_1_1ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1214338332&sr=8-1

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 Post subject: Re: Aereth and 4E
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Ogrepuppy, I added it to my Wish List. ;)


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Ogrepuppy, I added it to my Wish List. ;)


Have you read the original stories? If not, I'd highly recommend adding those first. :wink:

Really, the graphic novel makes considerably more sense once you've read the stories, even though the graphic novel is based on several of the stories.

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Which book should I read first?


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 Post subject: Re: Aereth and 4E
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Harley Stroh wrote:
It is a compilation of short, low-level, 4E adventures, similar to the hardcover The Adventure Begins (http://www.goodman-games.com/5028preview.html).

Amazon has it it wrong --- I didn't write this one. Each adventure was a written by a different author.

//H


How come it's not advertised on the GG website yet? Or did I miss it?


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 Post subject: Re: Aereth and 4E
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We have a good number of projects we're trying to get finished off in time for Gen Con (some not announced yet). Once those are done I'll be able to turn my attention to the In Search of Adventure manuscripts.

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 Post subject: Re: Aereth and 4E
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Cool. Pat on the back to all the hardworking folks at GG. :)

Have fun at Gen Con, wish I could go, never been to one, but I hope to one of these days.


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xredjasonx wrote:
Which book should I read first?


http://www.amazon.com/Lankhmar-Book-Swords-Deviltry/dp/1595820795/ref=pd_bbs_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1214357157&sr=8-1

They're all numbered. 7 total, 5 released so far. The first book was a trifle slow, but the remaining collections of short stories are all a lot of fun!

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Please, call me Master Jenks while we're in the Sign of the Three Rats flophouse.

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Cool, thanks!


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Cool. Pat on the back to all the hardworking folks at GG.


Heh. The tournament authors and I thank you.

And I've got much love for the Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser, particularly the Mouser. That's exactly the kind of character I like to play in a game.

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Jengenritz: Heh. The tournament authors and I thank you.

They may not thank the authors after the PC corpses heap up during the tourney though, heh heh... :twisted:

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I like it when I hear people say that 4E characters are unkillable. My first experience with 4E was the Dungeon Delve at D&DXP.

Stroh, Doyle, two or three other dudes, and myself were TPK'ed in room two.

Makes me smile.

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Jengenritz wrote:
I like it when I hear people say that 4E characters are unkillable. My first experience with 4E was the Dungeon Delve at D&DXP.

Stroh, Doyle, two or three other dudes, and myself were TPK'ed in room two.

Makes me smile.


Yeah - I agree. Someone has gone down and started making death saves in every battle our party has been in so far in our 4E game (tonights our 4th session). No actual deaths yet, but we always feel like we are in danger. I love that - makes for a much better game.

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