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Michael, good to see you've been bitten by the...

2010-02-20T00:01:58.480-05:00

Michael, good to see you've been bitten by the Dismal Wilderness bug. I've been cooking up a similar campaign for a couple of years set in the Norwold territory of Mystara (based on the mostly howling wilderness version of it introduced in "Test of the Warlords". I also had the Black Robe as a point of reference, as well as Last of the Mohicans (with the Alphans and Oceansenders as French and English and the Barbarians as Native Americans), with assorted old refrence stuff like Arthur Collins' old "Thrills and Chills" article in Dragon for the mechanics stuff. For what its worth, there were several good articles on natural treasures and such in Dragon 137 - worth a look if you haven't already. Look forward to hearing more about the dismal wilderness : )



speaking of wilderness. Was "Man in the Wilde...

2010-02-03T20:52:10.818-05:00

speaking of wilderness.
Was "Man in the Wilderness" the movie you had asked about?
What did you think of Black Robe
?

It was indeed "A Man in the Wilderness" that I was looking for. There can't be many movies which feature trappers hauling a boat on wheels across the frontier, but the particular scene I had glimpsed occured halfway through the movie, assuring me this was the film I was looking for.

As for "Black Robe," I was very impressed with the film and I lay a lion's share of the blame for my Dismal Wilderness idea on that movie. As a New Yorker (even a southernmost one), when I think "wilderness" I picture the terrain of "Black Robe." Seeing the movie made me get a book on the Adirondacks and everything just sort of exploded from there.



speaking of wilderness. Was "Man in the Wilde...

2010-02-03T17:54:16.082-05:00

speaking of wilderness.
Was "Man in the Wilderness" the movie you had asked about?
What did you think of Black Robe?



I have thinking of been calling my next campaign &...

2010-02-03T01:42:19.476-05:00

I have thinking of been calling my next campaign "New Found Land" and having it set in sort of a fantasy version of yup...you guessed it, Newfoundland. The PC's would be based in a tiny wooden coastal fort in a rocky harbor, and inland would lie vast post-glacial plains, rugged boreal forest, great mammoth herds, savage winters, and ancient atlantean secrets.

I was also thinking of building the terrain randomly as the PCs explored, possibly using the cardboard terrain tiles from GW's early 90's game Mighty Empires, to increase the mystery.

Oh yeah, FedEx says my copy of Stonehell (and LL, AND Mutant Future) arrive on Thursday. I am PSYCHED :D



I just noticed today that my review of Dungeon Alp...

2010-02-02T23:01:50.362-05:00

I just noticed today that my review of Dungeon Alphabet is posted on both Goodman Games and Paizo--so talk all you want about it--I'm ridin' your coattails!

Seriously though, it's a great product Michael and is loads of fun. Bragging rights are yours!



I'm intrigued by both the Eldritch Frontier an...

2010-02-02T21:19:15.202-05:00

I'm intrigued by both the Eldritch Frontier and Dismal Wilderness ideas. I'm just having no luck designing an overworld I'm happy with. Either or both of these have great potential.



I've long-thought about something like the Dis...

2010-02-02T20:02:00.277-05:00

I've long-thought about something like the Dismal Wilderness: a fantasy take on the American wilderness. I'd love to see more about that.



Wow, congrats on such a fantastic hit with The Dun...

2010-02-02T19:59:04.230-05:00

Wow, congrats on such a fantastic hit with The Dungeon Alphabet, but c'mon people - Stonehell is awesome! It should be doing really well too. We started a Stonehell campaign a week ago (my son - 8, two friends, each 9, and their dads) and have the second session this Saturday. Really glad to see you haven't given up on the sequel. I'll probably end up putting a journal somewhere, maybe Dragonsfoot.

The Dismal Wilderness sounds more interesting than the Eldritch Frontier. It has that West Marches vibe and sounds like it will break untapped ground in the RPG market if you went forward with it as commercial product... maybe combine them both? Other than Points of Light (which is sparse and system neutral) is there another published Sandbox? Wilderlands... if you go back 30 years.



The Dismal Wilderness sounds like it will be a gre...

2010-02-02T19:26:35.531-05:00

The Dismal Wilderness sounds like it will be a great topic to read about, as you work on it and post the details.

Best of continued success with all of your commercial endeavours. :D