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Pathfinder Creative Director, Frog God Games. Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber. FullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 2,259 posts (2,264 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 4 aliases.


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Exactly what Matt said! :-)

Durbenford is not regionally a part of the Borderland Provinces (so it didn't make it onto the edge of the map), but it is politically a part of the BP (so it's included in the book).

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Irnk, Dead-Eye's Prodigal wrote:
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I think that just about sums it up perfectly.

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DaveMage wrote:

I love big books and I cannot lie....

:)

Backed!

Your anaconda* will give you flack

unless you Back, Jack!

*The CR 10 advanced-HD version of the constrictor snake as described on page 255 of the PF Bestiary. What'd you think I was talking about?

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Quick Update:

We hit the button on the Blight KS page earlier this morning. It is now in the hands of the Kickstarter approval process to be launched. Supposedly this can take up to three days. In our experience with KS in the past, this has taken about 10 minutes. Apparently we're falling somewhere in between. But what that means is that it can appear at any moment. So if you see it, start a thread here with a link. I'm on a short lunch break but will be in clinic the rest of the afternoon, Bill is at a game convention, and Matt is out Matting like a Matt (I don't actually know what Matt is doing). I'm just saying, we may not be the first to see it, so be sure and let the cat out of the bag if you do.

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Hi all,

We're diligently getting the KS together to go live with The Blight. Unfortunately my rotations schedule picked this time to switch away from midnights (yay!) to 5-to-5s (boo!). So we're putting it together as we can. Anyway, it should definitely be up this week. I'd like to have it launch by Tuesday, as I told Rich, but sometime in there will do. :-)

Anyway, we'll keep you posted.

So watch the skies!..er, gutters...I guess...

Greg

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silverhair2008 wrote:
Yes, Greg, I want an appendix about the deities of the Lost Lands.

Me too! With this thing about to fund, I think we should be hearing from Matt soon about some stretch goals. And I think a deities appendix would probably be a pretty high priority for that.

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P.S. ONLY $502 AWAY FROM FUNDING!!!

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Dragnmoon wrote:
Matthew Finch wrote:
Dragnmoon wrote:

Woot! Looking forward to this!

Any of the books come with Deity information?

Some. There's a lot more about the temples, organizations, worshippers, and religions than about the deities themselves. This area is right in the center of the best-known gods mentioned in the adventures, like Thyr, Muir, Jamboor, Kamien, Freya, Telophus, Mitra, and Belon the Wise, so it focuses more on the influence of their various temples.

What there is, in terms of new information on religions, is a detailed discussion of how heresy functions.

Too bad, would love to see a chapter dedicated to the major deities/religion in the area kind of like the inner sea world guide.

Well...now that you mention it, there are about to be some stretch goals on the table. And with all this deity stuff we've written, we'd sure like to put it somewhere. :-)

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DSXMachina wrote:
Will there be any method to combine postage on any of the KS's? Since there's so many abound, I think I've spent over $100 on shipping alone - money I prefer to give to you guys; even if it meant waiting a while for the next KS project to be printed.

I don't know the answer to that, but it's worth it for you to shoot Bill an email and ask I'd think. He might be able to help you out with that and potentially save you a bundle.

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Hi mach1.9pants,

We know that there is 5e support out there. The question is if it is there for campaign materials and adventure paths or not. The Kobold's monster book is just that, a monster book. Our own monster book, Fifth Edition Foes, sold very well. But Borderland Provinces is a campaign setting book, and WotC has been focusing a lot of attention on their own setting of the Forgotten Realms, so it's not an unfilled niche like additional monster books are.

We're not testing to see if there is 5e support (we know there is). We're testing to see if there's 5e support for a product like Borderland Provinces.

And I'm with you, I hope there's a ton of support. I'd love to see Rappan Athuk, Slumbering Tsar, Barakus, etc. emerge with 5e versions to terrify and abuse a whole new edition of gamers. :-)

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Love the new avatar, Matt!

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Four thumbs up, heh, heh. ;-)

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unclefes wrote:
Have any delays been noted on delivery of the email link? I've gone through the ordering process twice now for the preview pdf and all I'm getting is the eerie silence of the grave.

Did Silverhair's instructions work for you Unclefes?

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brvheart wrote:
Backed. Yes, need to pay more attention to the current project.

Sorry for the Blight distraction. We just wanted to use the Halloween period to plug the upcoming project as well. After today we will return you to your regularly scheduled Borderland Provinces KS.

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Hey Rich, did you get my inside joke about the Lantern Man?

:-)

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P.S. One of those photos was taken in Rich's basement. I'll let you guess which one...

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Day 7 is upon us at last.

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The link is up here. (And it will materialize that instant for you this time.) :-)

We're still working on a link that will accept your money through your computer screen.

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The link is up from now until midnight tomorrow.

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Just like the title said. Tonight at midnight begins the 7th Day of Halloween (as we at Frog God Games count such things), so in celebration we're releasing a free preview pdf of the first 10 pages of Richard Pett's much-anticipated master campaign and adventure path.

This is the campaign from which Richard originally spawned his classic modules set in "The Styes" back in Dungeon Magazine. He's written the complete campaign book and a 9-module adventure path set there, and Frog God Games is going to launch a Kickstarter for it on November 15th. But before then, we're releasing a free pdf preview of the Guide to the Blight's first 10 pages to let you get an idea of the madness...ahem, mayhem...erm, masochism...having a hard time coming up with a non-perjorative term...no, madness is probably most accurate that is The Blight: Richard Pett's Crooked City.

So check it out here under the Updates tab to download your pdf.

But beware. The free pdf will only be available from midnight tonight until midnight tomorrow.So don't miss out.

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THE TERROR RETURNS TONIGHT!!

Do you have fond memories of "The Styes" from the halcyon days of Dungeon Magazine?
Perhaps a bit of lingering PTSD?
Were you afraid that it was gone forever? (or maybe you wanted it to be?)

Well fret not, friends and fiends, because Richard Pett's very own campaign from which "The Styes" was spawned lives on...lives again...whichever...in The Blight: Richard Pett's Crooked City forthcoming from Frog God Games.

See where the madness began and where it was first afflicted upon the poor souls who have had the misfortune to be trapped in Rich's home game for the past few decades (usually strapped to a chair in a bricked up room is my understanding)

And tonight at the stroke of midnight, a special preview pdf revealing the first 10 pages of this dastardly edition of devious d...something (writing is hard!) will be released for free download here under the Updates tab. Previous updates on this page also include special treats from the previous 6 days of The Blight reveals in anticipation of this Halloween release.

But this special release will be available only from midnight at the eve of All Hallow's Eve until midnight at the eve of...post-All Hallow's Eve...that's probably not very clear. Okay it's available from midnight tonight until midnight tomorrow. After that the link will be taken down and this special free preview pdf will disappear into the aether...forever.

Actually, it'll probably pop back up at some time during The Blight KS that will be launched by Frog God Games on Nov. 15, but Halloween is the only time you will be able to get it before then. So don't miss out!

The Lantern Man gives it four thumbs up!

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We would love to see the 5e market open up to our big books like The Blight and such. So far we've seen a really good response to our adventure anthologies (the Quests of Doom series), but it remains to be seen if they're looking for campaign material as well, like these big books. Fingers crossed.

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Only 1 more day 'til Halloween...do you know where your children are?

They just might be here...

Naw, I'm just joshin' ya. That's just the latest update on The Blight for the 7 Days of Halloween from Frog God Games. I actually don't know where your children are. Last I heard they were waiting for you by the creepy van that was parked over there. I told them only one piece of candy each. Come to think of it haven't seen them since that van left.

Hey! What kind of parents are you anyway, leaving me to watch your kids in this parking lot? You don't even know me!

Sheesh! Some people.

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The Fifth Day cometh.

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It will have all the info of the original plus a lot more. So it will actually be significantly different but will not leave out any of the prior information.

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Well, it's good enough that both Jeff and I feel weird admiring it so much.

Like butter...

:-)

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The Crypt Keeper wrote:
I hope we get a Jack the Ripper like character wandering the Blight...and if not that, then at least a whole cult comprised of them.

Perhaps you haven't heard of a fellow known by some as Bloody Jack Carver. He visited PaizoCon, NTRPGCon, and Pacificon a couple years back in an epic three-day game. Bloody Jack is one of the add-on modules that are going to be available with the Blight KS.

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MichaelSandar wrote:
Haven't had a chance to delve into the previews yet, but on the surface looks good. Is the Blight set within the Lost Lands?

Yes, it is. It lies at the western edge of the continent of Akados. roughly due west of the Kingdom of Suilley on the Sinnar Coast Map but on the opposite edge of the Kingdoms of Foere.

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And speaking of darkness of souls and whatnot, here's Day 4. Bon apetit!

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lastgrasp wrote:
Looks awesome. Is the Blight going to be full color?

No, and we had to pay extra just to get the white included to make it black & white. The original manuscript came only in black, purest black...like the darkness of Richard's soul.

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And yet a third day has come. See it here.

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Bard's Gate Complete should be KS in June 2016. So it should be available outside the KS a few months later after it is distributed to the KS backers. Not sure about ACD. I don't know that they carry wholesale FGG stuff, though I could be wrong on that.

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I told him that too. :-/

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Six more days til Halloween, Halloween, Halloween; six more days til Halloween...Silver Shamrock!

The 2nd day is here!

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You shouldn't have much trouble finding the roving bands of monsters though (or at least they shouldn't have much trouble finding you). ;-)

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Patience, young padawan. Today is but Day 2. :-)

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The first day is up here.

Enjoy!

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The 7 days have begun as of today.

See the first one here...

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DSXMachina wrote:

Personally I find that map really interesting, especially for scale. It seems to be a bit more of an American scale than a European, this is not a criticism but an observance.

With Pontos Island is bigger than the UK, Eastreach Province is equatable to France. Rampart mountains > Pyrenees. Forlorn > Alps.

Or have I got my maths/geography wrong?

This does imply that each village/town is fairly far apart, however we'll see the population of the towns. But this sizing does create an interesting discourse on how the various trade-routes survive; how isolated villages are; how wealthy lands are.

With carts (4 wheeled) historically moving 20-25 miles a day (generally & under normal circumstances), most of the places are at least a week apart. Hence not something a traveller would undertake unnecessarily, especially dependant on the dangers of monster/bandit attack.

What do others think?

I posted a short explanation regarding this to a comment under Update #9, though Matt may have covered the same ground in Update #10. It hadn't been posted yet when I made my comment.

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Like Matt said, the coupons are only for pdfs from the website. If they were allowed to be used on a KS they could (theoretically) fund the KS without FGG ever receiving a dollar towards the KS which would effectively bankrupt FGG and prevent there from being another KS or a website. However, you can use the coupon to buy the pdf of the books after the KS when they are available on the FGG website. That way we can still sell you the book for the coupon but also allows us to actually fund the KS that pays for production of the book. :-)

Obviously that is a very extreme example and isn't a scenario that you were really suggesting, brvheart, so I don't want you to think that it was directed towards you in particular. YOu just raised a really good question, so I wanted to explain the rationale behind the coupons not working for the KS. I know you're just looking for a way to support the KS and we really do appreciate it. That would just be a method that could potentially really hurt our ability to fund production.

Thanks,

Greg

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Yay! We've launched at last!

I guess there's not much more for me to say at this point that Herald Frog or Matt haven't already said, but Matt isn't overstating his case when he says this is a key Lost Lands product for connecting a lot of dots.

It's also significant in another way. This is the first product to really test out the design philosophy of the Lost Lands.

I've essentially designed all of the big picture stuff for the Lost Lands from compiling all of the old NG and new FGG stuff and figuring out how it should all fit together. Unfortunately for the full campaign setting, there is no way I have the time to fill in all the details. So for the campaign setting it's a matter of bringing in other writers and giving them the maps and world parameters and seeing how they make it fit.

The fact that Matt is my counterpart in creative direction at FGG and the author of Cyclopean Deeps which EZG named his #4 product of the year it certainly helps. :-)

So I gave Matt my encyclopedic entries for the areas in question and let him loose and what he came up with is pure gold. I think the model works. I did the final continuity pass on what he wrote to make sure it didn't violate anything anywhere else, but basically there wasn't anything to change. He did a bang-up job and made it far better than I could have imagined or managed on my own.

So from the initial standpoint, this as a sort of beta test of our campaign setting design plan is a success, and you guys are the beneficiaries because Matt wrote an awesome book.

With all the interconnections plus the Tales of the Lost Lands stuff to accompany it, this is going to paint a gi-normous picture of the campaign setting for you. :-)

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Dr. Johnny Fever wrote:

Doh...missed it by that much (said in my best Maxwell Smart voice). Will there

a) be an opportunity to purchase The Northlands Saga through the FGG website after it releases

or even better

b) is there still any window for direct paying FGG to get a pre-order placed now?

Hey Doc!

Yes on A, no on B. When we get Northlands printed and out the door to the backers, we'll have it available on the website for sale as well. It will also be available here at Paizo. We don't have any system in place to take preorders though.

Thanks!

Greg

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Hohohohohoho!...wait, wrong setting. Hold on a sec...

Mwahahahahaha! There, that's better.

Stay tuned to FGG for the next few weeks for the terrifying! Spine-tingling! Metastasizing*! (wait, what?) "7 Days of Halloween"!!! It'll be an experience that you won't soon forget...

Cock-a-doodle-doo!!!! Dang it! Who broke this remote?

*Illustrating the dangers of being lazy and just googling a list of "scary words" to write your promo materials.

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But then, Nick also just calls that a weekend off.

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O.O

that's...really cool, PWU.

Thank you for sharing all of that, it sounds like it was a blast! I'm glad you guys had so much fun with it. :-)

Coincidentally, when we finally were able to pick Razor Coast up from its untimely grave and get it funded and distributed to its many backers, Nick Logue actually also fell from the sky, reality folding in on itself around him as his bloated, dead body was sucked back into the Abyss.

He got better, though...

;-)

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DaveMage wrote:
One request - when/if you do a full campaign setting map, please indicate on the map where more details for each location can be found. For example, for the ruins of Tsen, it would refer you to the Sword of Air product (in addition to any other product that has a lot of details on Tsen, if applicable).

C'mon, DaveMage, it's me! I may not always bee a grate speler, but you know my OCD would allow nothing less than to reference my sources. ;-)

I don't yet know the exact details of how we'll be doing it, but we will definitely be including references of some sort in the campaign setting to allow people to find out more detailed info in specific FGG/NG products. However, it probably will not be on the map itself to avoid clutter.

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I think I've already posted about in on the Northlands comments and elsewhere. Didn't realize the title was a secret.

Yes, it's the next Lost Lands regional gazetteer covering more or less the remainder of the Sinnar Coast region that Cults of the Sundered Kingdoms didn't and includes the areas for Rappan Athuk, Barakus, and others.

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Alright everyone, I'm off to the wards. I'll try to check in later this afternoon to see if there are more questions, but let me say thank you all so much for making Northlands a success. It was kind of a gamble for us at FGG as we had never really done a straight genre piece like this and of this size before and between that and the book's cost we were a bit nervous. We shouldn't have been. You guys rock! Thanks!!!!!

:-)

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Steve Geddes wrote:
Congratulations, Frog Gods. I have high expectations for this one. :)

Good. I think you're really going to like it. :-)

Thanks!

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brvheart wrote:
Matthew Finch wrote:
Shem wrote:

Much smaller than the Blight, meaning more like the Cults of the Sundered Kingdoms, or like Stoneheart Valley? Just curious...

Closer to Stoneheart Valley. We don't have an accurate prediction of page count yet because there are a lot of tables and maps, which mean we won't really know until Chuck has almost completed the layout. But definitely closer to Stoneheart Valley than to CotSK.
Is this going to be a companion book to CotSK then? The area seems missing so is needed badly. I wants it! Give me my precious!

Basically, yes. Since Cults of the Sundered Kingdoms only covered sort of the central and eastern third of the Sinnar Coast Region Map, Borderland Provinces picks up the slack and details everything else except, the Kingdom of Oceanus, the Domain of Hawkmoon, and Cerediun Province, all of which will be part of future Lost Lands books. And unlike CotSK, Borderland Provinces does not include an adventure path. It is almost strictly a gazetteer, though with copious encounter tables, minor adventure areas, etc. (I say almost strictly because Matt did write on cool full length adventure which is in it). As a result, Borderland Provinces is a much skinnier book than CotSK and much closer in size and price to Stoneheart Valley than Cults.

As a quick plug, basically the entire book was written by Matt Finch (and it's brilliant by the way) using the Sinnar Coast Map for his parameters and my extensive Lost Lands design notes for those undetailed parts of the Sinnar Coast as his guide. So while it's all in Matt's voice (which if you've read Cyclopean Deeps 1&2, you know is awesome), it meshes seamlessly with CotSK and the overall development of the Lost Lands and gives a nice big new chunk to chew on with it to complete the Sinnar Coast Region. When Bard's Gate Complete is released next year and details a large chunk of the southern portion of the Gulf of Akados Region Map where is connects up with the Sinnar Coast, you're going to have a good-sized core area of Lost Lands as a playground to mess around in with your campaigns that includes a number of the Necromancer Games classics (Rappan Athuk, Barakus, Bard's Gate, Tomb of Abysthor, Aberrations, Trouble in Durbenford, Morrick Mansion, The Crystal Skull, and more I'm probably forgetting) plus a bunch of new FGG classics (Slumbering Tsar, Sword of Air, the CotSK new adventures, a bunch of the Quests of Doom stuff, etc.). I think it's going to be pretty cool. :-)

And if you want more Borderland Provinces action, never fear because there is a companion volume that will be available with it called Adventures in the Borderland Provinces for those so inclined to seek adventure there. :-) My understanding is that it's written by some werebat or vampire mouse or something or other...can't remember his name at the moment, but I think he's written a couple other things. ;-)

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