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CASTLE OLDSKULL - Game World Generator

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Wolf-haunted wastelands of frigid tundra,

Veiling lost cities sunken and frozen into the ice …

Mist-wreathed mountains teeming with orcs,

Goblins, demons and dwarven underworlds …

Burning battlefields, reigned over

By imperious and ancient dragons …

Steaming jungles, filled with headhunters

And savage apes, guardians to ancient temples

Filled with accursed gold …


These are the realms of old school fantasy role-playing, the world of your imagination.  This world is a dark and wondrous place, an endless milieu teeming with danger, intrigue, exotic wonders, epic quests, and the bold heroes and villains who dare to conquer all.

And you, as the Game Master, are tasked with creating those kingdoms from scratch.  It is your mission to forge an entire alternate universe filled with infinite possibilities, a world which your friends and fellow role-players can explore for years to come.

But how do you create a world?  How do you even begin?

The CASTLE OLDSKULL GAME WORLD GENERATOR is the only guide specifically and solely designed to assist you in creating an entire old school fantasy world.  This is no “It is time for you to take the world into your own hands, and no one but you can decide what to include” copout dodge which demands everything of you and gives you nothing.  This is a 430+ page step-by-step guide, from blank hex paper to the fully-realized game world, which explains the entire process to you in granular detail.  Even better, this book is filled with dozens of helpful graphics which illustrate the entire mapping process.

If you love lost worlds like Dave Arneson’s Blackmoor, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Barsoom and Pellucidar, Gary Gygax’s Flanaess, Robert E. Howard’s Cimmeria and Hyboria, Fritz Leiber’s Nehwon, H.P. Lovecraft’s Dreamlands, Michael Moorcock’s Melnibone and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth, then this is the book for you!

Highlights include:  world conception, mapping, scale, landforms, terrain, kingdoms and fiefs, wilderness design, feudal realms and foreign equivalents, city and wilderness names, treasures and resources, hierarchies of nobility, ruler classes and levels, realm alignment, campaign-tailored population formulae, demi-human enclaves, humanoid tribes, starting area development, dragon lair placement, dungeon placement and much more.  Everything you need to turn your ideas into a solid, coherent and adventure-filled world is right here at your fingertips.

The GAME WORLD GENERATOR is brought to you by Kent David Kelly of Wonderland Imprints, a role-player and Game Master with over 30 years of play experience.  Best of all, if there are any other materials you would like to see relating to world or dungeon design, feel free to contact the author.  I create the supplements that Game Masters want.  Many more CASTLE OLDSKULL supplements are being prepared specifically to support the players, initiates and Game Masters of the Old School Revival (OSR).  This book is your gateway to the realms of sword and sorcery.  Join us for the adventure!

(A complete reference work designed to supplement existing pen-and-paper Fantasy Role-Playing Games.  4 parts, over 100 section topics, 71,300 words, over 350 pages; organized via a fully hyperlinked table of contents.  Just one of the proud creations available now from Wonderland Imprints — Only the Finest Works of Fantasy.)



 
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Keith J January 20, 2017 10:24 pm UTC
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I've downloaded this product and Adobe Acrobat does not like the file. Embedded fonts don't display correctly, large number of pages are blank, and Acrobat pulls up a warning every time I open the PDF. I'm on a standard Windows 10 machine using the latest version of Acrobat. I'm hoping this is a temporary glitch and the file is updated, because if it isn't, I just wasted five bucks. Not the end of the world, but I was hoping to actually read this document.
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Kent K January 21, 2017 1:32 am UTC
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Hi there Keith, good to hear from you and thank you for the report :) I'm sorry that you're having technical difficulties with the file. I'm back home from the office now and can take a closer look. I've tried buying this PDF as a customer as a test, using three different PCs to access my account, and I'm having trouble replicating the error you're experiencing. But I can think of a few things off of the top of my head to see if the issue can be narrowed down ... [1] The download might be corrupted. Check to see if it's 10.3 MB in size, and re-download it from the purchase site. That should cost nothing and should allow you to replace the existing file. (You can rename the current file to V1 or whatever.) If the file was corrupted, a re-download should work out fine. [2] Try opening the PDF with a program that is not Acrobat. To do this, you can usually right click on the file name or icon, select Open With, and then go to something like Internet Explorer / Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox or FoxIt (a free...See more
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Keith J January 30, 2017 11:25 pm UTC
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First of all, thanks for getting back to me! The older version gave me the following error, "Cannot extract the embedded font 'ABCDEE+CenturyGothic'. Some characters may not display or print correctly." Without the font, old PDF displayed incorrectly, to the point of having blank pages. I had downloaded it a couple times, but had the same error each time. That said, the new version you recently uploaded works perfectly fine. It opened up without any issues and completely solved my problems. Thanks again. I appreciate the help!
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Kent K February 02, 2017 4:17 pm UTC
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Hi Keith, sure thing, you're welcome. Thank you for the detailed report on the error - it's a Microsoft-available font, but it's good to know that it might cause issues on some systems. I'm glad the current file is working well. I'm adding a bunch of chapters and additional features to the supplement this week, so there may be a new version soon. :) Let me know if anything else looks strange, it's very helpful to hear! - Kent
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