March 15, 2016
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2016 is the 40th anniversary of Judges Guild. Judges Guild is the company that created the adventure module. Judges Guild is also the company that created the random encounter table, the critical hit chart, and the hex crawl. Judges Guild is one of the most influential RPG companies ever to exist -- and if you like the products Goodman Games publishes, we believe you will enjoy the works of Judges Guild.
In partnership with Judges Guild, Goodman Games is very excited to announce a Kickstarter for the Judges Guild Deluxe Collector's Edition. This is the most ambitious project we have ever attempted -- the kind of project that could not have existed before Kickstarter. We want to produce a book that measures 13" wide x 18" tall. Yes, you read that right - the book is a foot-and-a-half tall. Moreover, it is 224 pages long. Each page holds roughly 250% of the content that fits on a normal 8.5"x11" page.
Why would we print such a massive book? So we can collect some of the best material ever published by Judges Guild - including the incredible oversized hand-drawn maps of Bob Bledsaw, Sr., reprinted at original size and bound into the volume. And we would like to reprint the original Judges Guild Journals, at their original printed size of 11"x17". In forty years, these Journals have never before been reprinted! These are the original RPG magazines, of quality comparable to the early issues of The Dragon, printed at a time before TSR ever considered publishing adventure modules.
this Kickstarter presents some of their greatest works. The Judges Guild Deluxe Collector's Edition will include Tegel Manor, Thieves of Fortress Badabaskor, and Citadel of Fire. These will be printed with five installments of the legendary Judges Guild Journal. The book will also include introductions by Jon Peterson and Michael Curtis, a foreword by Bob Bledsaw, Jr., galleries of the various cover images over the multiple printings of these modules, selections from material presented in later printings that was not included in earlier materials, and fully authorized new material as well.
We are also offering reprints suitable for actual play at the table -- not just for archival purposes. You can pledge for Tegel Manor, Thieves of Fortress Badabaskor, Citadel of Fire, and Dark Tower in 8.5"x11" softcover format. Each is printed on premium paper stock with modern presses.
Gary Con VIII
We had a terrific time at Gary Con! Thanks to everyone for the great games, enthusiasm and good wishes, and all the excitement at the booth. From left to right: Jobe Bittman, Michael Curtis, Brendan LaSalle, Chuck Plimpton, Joseph Goodman, and Jim Wampler. Not pictured: Doug Kovacs, but you can find him in the video below...
M. Ward Honored with E. Gary Gygax Lifetime
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