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DouglasCole

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New Final Stretch Goal: Hall of Judgment 2nd Edition($35,000)


As we enter the final two days of the Citadel at Nordvorn campaign, it has become clear that the "best we can do" figure is significantly in excess of the prior goal for the campaign at $30,000.

After thinking about it for a bit, I know what to do. At 35,000, I will get a reprint of Hall of Judgment done in the same style and quality as the offset run for Citadel at NorĂ°vorn. Sewn and lay-flat binding. Heavy paper (100-105#, or 150-157gsm).

The new printing will include all of the new battle-maps done by Glynn Seal for the 2nd Edition of Lost Hall of Tyr, so the basic file is already done. If we hit this goal, everyone that already has a PDF of Hall of Judgment will get it upgraded to the new edition at no cost.

New maps?

Yes.

The new images show a lot more custom detail, all done by award-winning cartographer Glynn Seal (who has a Kickstarter of his own going on right now). He did the maps of Logiheimli in Hall of Judgment, and he's doing the maps in Citadel.

You can see the new maps in this blog post on GB.

If we hit the new goal, Hall of Judgment will have the maps inserted into the art spaces where the old maps were; I'll look into what it would take to get full-page maps in the back of the book as well, but no promises on that . . . it's already a full book and I'd need to add 16 pages to make it work.

But I'm not saying no either.

Regardless, a digital map pack will be available as well (HoJ PDF purchasers in the past may already have it; I uploaded it to Backerkit a while ago and sent it out).

"And That's All I Have to Say About That" (-F. Gump)

Wow. What a campaign. A potential offset print. Maybe a 144-page version of Citadel. Fantastic Dungeon Grappling in the boxed set itself (pinch me!), and contemplating awesome reprints of my old books.

No question: you guys are awesome.

However . . . to get the Big Goals, we need Big Conversion.

That means popping into Forum threads like these and commenting. A word from a backer goes so much further than a word from the creator. One is an endorsement; the other is spam. You know it, I know it, so I need your help:


There's also Social Media - tweet, facebook, etc. I'll be repeating this announcement in a blog post over at Gaming Ballistic, and that will show up at @GMingBallistic on Twitter, the Gaming Ballistic page on Facebook, and on my page and account on MeWe (and if you're looking for ALL the places to find me on the net, go here and you can see them all).

We have 36 hours.
 

dalin

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With 11 hours to go on the The Citadel at NorĂ°vorn, Douglas Cole needs just over $1100 to hit the next stretch goal: an offset print run. If you're on the fence, now's the time to jump in. The quality of the first book, Hall of Judgment, was amazing. It had a great adventure at its core along with some mini-adventures. It also introduced a town and culture with gobs of adventure and roleplaying hooks for GMs to latch onto. Then there were the wilderness rules, the grappling rules, the bestiary, the maps, the pregenerated characters... It is a fine product and this one looks to be just as good (if not better). It's well worth the investment.
 

Mr_Sandman

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Just $99 short of the offset print stretch goal with 3 and a half hours to go. I'm looking forward to getting that book with a stitched, lay flat binding (plus Hall of Judgment and Fantastic Dungeon Grappling, and DFRPG Monsters 2, and an extra set of Adventurers and Spells -- 'cause I went a little crazy on Dungeon Fantasy thanks to these coordinated Kickstarter campaigns).
 

DouglasCole

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Son of a gun. We did it! So offset print it is. And with all of the Viking Raider pledges, I think I might need another batch of Hall of Judgment as well!

Thanks for everyone who's jumped in so vigorously. Even beyond that, this is nearly 50% more funding than Hall of Judgment, and that only had 525 backers.



The Kickstarter for the Powered-by-GURPS licensed adventure, The Citadel at NorĂ°vorn, is in its final three hours. We just passed the stretch goal that includes an offset print run, which will see the book with a sewn, lay-flat binding and printed on 100-105# matte paper.



In the icy north of the realm, the dwarf-hewn fortress of Norðvörn anchors the defenses that ward against the predation of dragonkin and faerie alike. Three generations of relative quiet in the region have lulled the northerners and their defenders into a sense of stable peace.
That is about to change. NorĂ°vorn needs your help.
The Citadel at Norðvorn is a licensed setting for the Dungeon Fantasy RPG. It consists of three major settlements, many small villages, at least one ruin, and two primary sources of conflict: The Hunted Lands to the northwest of The Palisade, and the Endalaus Forest, to the north and east of Audreyn’s Wall. Plus the lure of the endless wealth and magical treasure still lost in the Dragongrounds.
Within the book, find:
  • Detailed descriptions of NorĂ°vorn and two important towns. Important locations and personalities. Culture and festivals. Places to live and shop.
  • Motivations and goals for key factions: the Wardens of NorĂ°vorn, Faerie, Dragonkin, and foul fiends from Muspelheim and their human servitors.
  • The ruins of Elskadr, whose destruction woke threats from the dragonkin, and mystical forces long dormant.
  • Key NPCs and supporting cast, a bestiary, and an “instant village generator” for travel between towns.
This setting is easily portable to any game world needing a “wild Northmen” feel.
So go visit NorĂ°vorn: Chaos is waiting for you.

The Citadel at Nordvorn funded over a week ago, and just passed it's major stretch goal to deliver the offset print run! Back it now and push it farther! If you missed the prior work, Hall of Judgment, there's a "Viking Raider" level starting at $65 that also includes that book. There's also "Fantastic Dungeon Grappling" and other goodness on there.
Check it out! But don't wait too long, the project closes at 10pm Central Time!

 

dalin

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Son of a gun. We did it! So offset print it is. And with all of the Viking Raider pledges, I think I might need another batch of Hall of Judgment as well!

Thanks for everyone who's jumped in so vigorously. Even beyond that, this is nearly 50% more funding than Hall of Judgment, and that only had 525 backers.

The Citadel at Nordvorn funded over a week ago, and just passed it's major stretch goal to deliver the offset print run! Back it now and push it farther! If you missed the prior work, Hall of Judgment, there's a "Viking Raider" level starting at $65 that also includes that book. There's also "Fantastic Dungeon Grappling" and other goodness on there.
Check it out! But don't wait too long, the project closes at 10pm Central Time!
This is great news!

Did Hall of Judgment achieve this same level of print quality? I don't know much about printing, but I do know that HoJ was a beautiful book. I appreciate that you manage to find a way to support high-quality printed books.
 

DouglasCole

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This is great news!

Did Hall of Judgment achieve this same level of print quality? I don't know much about printing, but I do know that HoJ was a beautiful book. I appreciate that you manage to find a way to support high-quality printed books.
Actually, not even close. Hall of Judgment, while a great printing by CPI Anthony Rowe in the UK, was a perfect-bound book on 93# silk-coated paper (140gsm), using a digital printing press.

Nordvorn will be printed on 100-105# (150-157gsm) paper in 16-page groupings, and those groups (signatures) will be sewn together with thread. The binding will be 'lay-flat' as well, which means what it says - the book will lay open on the table. It'll still be softcover, though, to keep it the same feel as HoJ and fit easily into the box if you want it. I think it'll wind up about 10-11mm thick.
 

Dorchadas

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This thread was enough to get me in on the PDF for both the Dungeon Fantasy RPG kickstarter and Citadel of Nordvorn (+Grappling). Really looking forward to reading them when I get them and finally understanding GURPS after I bought GURPS Myth a decade and a half ago solely based on the Myth: the Fallen Lords licensing.
 

Bira

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I ended up backing the DFRPG campaign because I figured saving GURPS might be worth going through the "prove your're you" dance one last time. Turns out this time was a lot easier than the last, so I'm officially a backer for the DFRPG monster book!

I'll wait to get Nordvorn from the store later on, because I never doubted that one would get funded :).
 
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