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Old 09-11-2019, 11:11 AM   #31
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My only problem is if this is a DF release it will be overlooked by those who just read other genres.
I hope that folks talk it up, then, so it's not as easily overlooked!

And to expand: it's going to be very meaty. But making it Nordlond-specific and Dungeon Fantasy RPG based means that it's easier to write to a common target, and the specificity of it means each creature and entry can be tailored well enough that it's not just a list of generic creatures. The issue that plagues such projects is that it's impossible to guess what campaign flavor it's going to be in. By making this support Nordlond, it removes that constraint and allows me to be specific while not precluding other efforts or adaptations.
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Old 09-11-2019, 11:45 AM   #32
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. . . But making it Nordlond-specific and Dungeon Fantasy RPG based means that it's easier to write to a common target, and the specificity of it means each creature and entry can be tailored well enough that it's not just a list of generic creatures. The issue that plagues such projects is that it's impossible to guess what campaign flavor it's going to be in. By making this support Nordlond, it removes that constraint and allows me to be specific while not precluding other efforts or adaptations.
Great points in the ongoing debate about what products will be successful.
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Old 09-11-2019, 12:53 PM   #33
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Very cool. I assume it will have mundane animals too?
I expect it to have bests seeing as it is a best-iary.
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Old 09-11-2019, 03:40 PM   #34
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A 296-page bestiary? The 5E Monster Manual is about 350. I never thought we'd get a bestiary even close to that big for GURPS. I'm so excited. And, if there's a high-tier reward to (help) design a monster, I might have to drop some serious dough. I'm elated.

Plus, I'm so happy for you, Mr. Cole! It's so cool that this 3rd party license has gotten so much mileage out of it.
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Old 09-11-2019, 11:05 PM   #35
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But making it Nordlond-specific and Dungeon Fantasy RPG based means that it's easier to write to a common target, and the specificity of it means each creature and entry can be tailored well enough that it's not just a list of generic creatures. The issue that plagues such projects is that it's impossible to guess what campaign flavor it's going to be in. By making this support Nordlond, it removes that constraint and allows me to be specific while not precluding other efforts or adaptations.
Good. I've long felt that product for a specific setting starts usable in that setting or can be adapted but generic product always has to be adapted.
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Old 09-12-2019, 08:19 AM   #36
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Will it be followed by a worstiary, monsters that are just the worst?
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Old 09-12-2019, 08:21 AM   #37
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Will it be followed by a worstiary, monsters that are just the worst?
I'll put that on the slushpile and see what crawls out.
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I’ll throw down a blog post later with more details.
Here's the promised blog post:

The Nordlond Setting keeps growing
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Old 09-12-2019, 11:18 AM   #39
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Will it be followed by a worstiary, monsters that are just the worst?
And a wurstiary, with rules for making sausage from monster remains.

Dragon is naturally spicy!
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And a wurstiary, with rules for making sausage from monster remains.

Dragon is naturally spicy!
Naturally leading to the Norðlondr Uppskriftabók. Each entry is a recipe on how to cook, eat, or transform into alchemical substances the corresponding entry from the Bestiary and Enemies Book.
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