Thulsa presents: The Spider-God's Bride and Other Tales

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Postby Trodax » Sat Dec 13, 2008 3:53 pm

thulsa wrote:Actually, I am working on something right now, but it will take a while before it sees publication. Whereas "The Spider-God's Bride" is a collection of stand-alone adventures, the stuff I'm working on now is more of a mini-campaign setting (like Ancient Kingdoms: Mesopotamia), where the players are free to roam a large area, and there is a background story to tie together the various locations.
Sounds great. I'm sure it will be amazing. :D
Clovenhoof wrote:Lulu hardcovers are printed in the US, and since Lulu hs changed their shipper, overseas prices have gone up. Softcovers for the European market are printed in Spain or so, hence the more civil shipping cost.
OK, now I understand. Danke schön.
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Postby tarkhan bey » Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:36 pm

Awesome stuff Thulsa. This is truly top drawer and I would love Mongoose to get you on board. Imagine if Vincent D, Loz and you were writing for the Conan line with Quilliams covers on them all. Ooooh, I am coming over all unneccessary! :lol:
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Postby Trantor » Mon Dec 15, 2008 4:28 pm

hmm - lulu charges 8 euro to germany ... too much imho.

Paypal got kicked out of my portfolio when they made more errors than worth it, so ...

how can I get the pdf without paypal?
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Postby aethelwulf22 » Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:29 pm

Just got the print copy today. Wow! It looks great and such a cool cover! And the book quality is, of course, excellent. Really nice work!
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Postby thulsa » Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:01 pm

Malcadon wrote:I have never ordered anything from them yet, but I did receive such a book as payment for an art commission, and it arrived in 4 days.
I didn't know you are an artist. I might have to hire you for my next project :-)

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Postby thulsa » Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:03 pm

Trantor wrote:how can I get the pdf without paypal?
Well, if you are familiar with 1E you can take me up on my offer over at the Dragonsfoot forums:

http://dragonsfoot.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=33409

Help me create a conversion booklet for 1E, and I will give you a copy of the PDF.

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Postby Malcadon » Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:34 pm

thulsa wrote:I didn't know you are an artist. I might have to hire you for my next project :-)
Thanks! :D I would be honored to work with you!
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Postby Belkregos » Tue Dec 16, 2008 7:08 pm

does the printed copy include the maps and conanRPG conversion notes?
i'm expecting my hard copy to come in any day now and was wondering if i should print anything else
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Postby thulsa » Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:15 pm

Belkregos wrote:does the printed copy include the maps and conanRPG conversion notes?
No, it does not. Both the PDF and the print version are 200 pages (ie the content is identical). So you have to get (and print) the maps yourself. But that just means that no pages are "wasted" on maps in the main book...

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Postby Trantor » Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:41 am

thulsa wrote:
Trantor wrote:how can I get the pdf without paypal?
Help me create a conversion booklet for 1E, and I will give you a copy of the PDF.
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lol - I fear that I have neither the knowledge nor the time for this - I never played 1e and I drown in work right now.

are you planning to go to drivethru with it?
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Postby Belkregos » Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:40 pm

i just received my hard copy and i have to say i'm impressed with teh quality of the book, the art is great, the binding solid
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Postby thulsa » Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:42 am

Trantor wrote:are you planning to go to drivethru with it?
I will look into it.

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Postby thulsa » Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:00 pm

Belkregos wrote:i just received my hard copy and i have to say i'm impressed with teh quality of the book, the art is great, the binding solid
That is good to hear. Funny enough, several of you guys got the printed book before me (even though I am pretty sure I was the first one to order from Lulu! :-) )

But today I got my printed copy, and I can confirm that the print and binding quality is excellent -- along with (I hope) the quality of the writing....!

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Postby sgstyrsky » Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:38 pm

thulsa wrote:But today I got my printed copy, and I can confirm that the print and binding quality is excellent -- along with (I hope) the quality of the writing....!- thulsa
One word: Brilliant.
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Postby DaveNC » Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:01 pm

Just ordered my PDF!
Thulsa : YOU ROCK!!!
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Postby Demetrio » Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:16 pm

I bought these last week. They're ridiculously good value for such well written adventures.
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Postby Clegane » Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:34 pm

Just ordered the print version of this today. I'm quite looking forward to it. Independent projects like this are always so inspiring.
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Postby Hervé » Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:52 pm

After the pdf, I finally got my print copy yesterdays. I'm very pleased with the product, though the green crossed swords cover is really ugly, especially when compared to Gustave Dore wonderful inner cover. All the rest is really excellent, from Thulsa's writings to inner layout, illustrations and binding.

***SPOILER AHEAD***
I'm preparing The Daughters of Rahma for next week run. On page 165, Elipa is refered as senior priestess Mahaya in the "Development" paragraph, then as Elipa (among other names :wink:) thereafter. I believe this is a typo or did I miss something?

I'd like also to have your advice on the location of the adventure. Would you rather make of Yaatana a small Shemite city state unnamed so far, or would you replace it with an already existing city? In that case what would be your choice?

Thanks again for all this good time! :D
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Postby thulsa » Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:07 pm

Hervé wrote:After the pdf, I finally got my print copy yesterdays. I'm very pleased with the product, though the green crossed swords cover is really ugly, especially when compared to Gustave Dore wonderful inner cover.
The reason is that Lulu.com had very specific requirements for the cover image (resolution and size), so I just selected one of their stock cover images instead of a custom one. I agree that it does not really fit in with the rest of the book (but "don't judge a book by its cover", as the old saying goes :-) ).
Hervé wrote:I'm preparing The Daughters of Rahma for next week run. On page 165, Elipa is refered as senior priestess Mahaya in the "Development" paragraph, then as Elipa (among other names :wink:) thereafter. I believe this is a typo or did I miss something?
Yes, this is a typo (or rather, a series of typos!). The name of the priestess is Elipa (Mahaya was an older working name). I will correct the PDF for the benefit of future buyers (one of the benefits of electronic and print-on-demand publishing!).
Hervé wrote:I'd like also to have your advice on the location of the adventure. Would you rather make of Yaatana a small Shemite city state unnamed so far, or would you replace it with an already existing city? In that case what would be your choice?
The Conversion Booklet for Conan suggests Sabatea as the location (or possibly Shadizar or another Zamorian city if that fits better with your campaign).
Hervé wrote:Thanks again for all this good time! :D
Glad you like it, tell us how things played out next week... !

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Postby Hervé » Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:57 am

The Conversion Booklet for Conan suggests Sabatea as the location (or possibly Shadizar or another Zamorian city if that fits better with your campaign).
Yes, I've read your conversion notes.
As my players are traveling eastward on the caravan road from Zamboula, I want to place the adventure in one of the eastern Shemite city states.

From Vincent's descriptions in the Shem sourcebook, Sabatea seemed to me an unlikely place to me for the adventure. The city is supposed to be the seat of the Black Ring in Shem, the coven of the Golden Peacock seem quite powerful too and the city is renowned for its torturers. I thought that leaves very little room for the daughters of Rahma activities. I bet the Black Ring Sorcerers and the Priests of the Golden Peacock wouldn't see their activities with a kind eye.

That's why I toyed with the idea of making of Yaatana a new unamed city state, located somewhere in the Shushan/Sabatea area. I know this is non canonical, but many of the Shemite city states mentioned in the sourcebook already come from pastiches. This option allows to leave the city more or less as it is shown in the adventure.

Shushan would be another possible choice. I just love the sentence "where women dress in barbaric splendor". I bet bet Shusahnite women would make wonderful daughters of Rahma!

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