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Geldeheim is the seat of Alegar II, King of Orbaal and valhakar of Clan Taareskeld. The castle is Orbaal's strongest fortification and sits on the south shore of the Geldesfjord, the most populous region of the kingdom. Geldeheim's rulers are warlike viking invaders from Ivinia who, despite conquering far northern Hârn more than 50 years ago, remain vastly outnumbered by the oppressed indigenous Jarin folk.

The Geldeheim Castle article describes the settlement's history, government, religion, economics, and military forces. Includes a full description and color floor plans for the castle, along with color GM and player maps of the settlement. Brief descriptions are given for many local craftsmen and other locations in the town. Several locations are given an expanded treatment and have detailed descriptions, color floor plans, and adventure hooks. These include the temples of Sarajin and Agrik, the college of heralds, the shipyard, a hideworker's shop, and the ruins of Annwyn, an ancient and abandoned hillfort.

This article supplements other Columbia Games products: Kingdom of OrbaalAtlas Map H2.

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Alexandre L November 14, 2015 10:55 pm UTC
I must say that the price tag is obscene... We are talking about a 28 page count article .pdf which is being priced at $22.48, which is close to most corebooks´ .pdf.
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Andrew M November 16, 2015 2:38 am UTC
Columbia Games has always been this way. I've been buying their stuff since the 80s -- well, not now. Certainly not since they got the idea that anybody's going to pay over 20 dollars for a PDF of a single article that first came out in 1987 or something. I mean look -- I have the original "Geldeheim Castle" article in print form, from the Orbaal Kingdom book from the 80s. This is obviously much higher quality of layout, with more maps, color, all that stuff. But it's still just one article about one little place in a very big world. And if it's anything like the originals, these things have very little adventure seed material. It used to be almost all people and places.

Grant Dalgliesh still runs the company, I think, and I'd really like to hear his justification for charging these ridiculous prices.
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Brian Y November 19, 2015 4:12 am UTC
Regarding adventure seeds, that is an area that the more recent articles have focused on. As for pricing, I don't have insight into their numbers of course, but I'm sure they've figured out that charging say half won't double their customer base. Certainly some people are willing to pay the price. It's a niche product and for those that are into the level of detail Harn offers there are few, if any, competitors. Plus, as noted, the layout and maps as well as expansion of previous content is very nice.
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Alexandre L November 19, 2015 11:11 pm UTC
Brian don´ get me wrong. I´m discussing the quality of the products. I have a "modest" collection myself. What is undeniable is the the price they charge IS ridiculous for what is out in the market. You want to compare level of detail, Price for value?! Go Argan Argar Atlas of Glorantha. But it´s not the only product or line with a great level of attention to detail.

They could have charge exorbitant prices in the past when competition was less. Charging that in the present for a past article with the level of products you can find now I must say is brilliant if they manage to pull it off, meaning if there´s people willing to dish out money. But that is just my opinion.
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Andrew M November 30, 2015 6:36 am UTC
Brian -- it's $22.50 for a 28-page article. That's 80 cents a page, for a PDF of ONE building complex. One castle in a remote area. Anyway, they can charge what they'd like, but I wonder how they have stayed in business. These prices, all of them, are ridiculous. $40.00 for their underwritten Bestiary of 110 pages. Electronic. $1.50 for a two page article on Sheep. Same for Goats! Electronic.

Who is paying these prices of stuff that's not even a physical copy?
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Brian S February 20, 2017 5:12 am UTC
Not me that is for sure. I just saw that Harndex is over $NZ50 - ON SPECIAL! For a glossary!
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