Dark Altar of Katar ?

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Dark Altar of Katar ?

Postby MadDog » Tue Aug 02, 2005 2:06 am

I found a file on Limewire called "Dark Altar of Katar" listed as being a Mongoose product for d20 Conan. Yet, I dont see this listed on the Conan page. Was this an actual Mongoose product ?

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Postby Damien » Tue Aug 02, 2005 2:32 am

Yes.

It was an adventure available, so far as I know, only to those people that were part of the Sons of Cimmeria program.

I have it as well - but I actually got mine from Mongoose. ;)
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Postby EricKRod » Tue Aug 02, 2005 4:10 am

MadDog,

Yes I wrote that adventure and it never became available as an online Pdf to the general public; only to those members of the SOC. However if you would like a copy then give me your email address and I will send you one.

By the way, I have another adventure coming out this month called, "The Staff of Ibis". Hope you like it.

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Postby René » Tue Aug 02, 2005 7:12 am

EricKRod wrote:MadDog,

Yes I wrote that adventure and it never became available as an online Pdf to the general public; only to those members of the SOC. However if you would like a copy then give me your email address and I will send you one.

By the way, I have another adventure coming out this month called, "The Staff of Ibis". Hope you like it.

Eric in Vegas
As regular adventure, signs&portents, pdf by another company? It isn't listed here yet...
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sign me up !

Postby MadDog » Tue Aug 02, 2005 11:21 am

EricKRod, I would be interested in the adventures. If its official Mongoose, why not make them available for purchase ?

thanks,

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Re: sign me up !

Postby Philip_fry » Tue Aug 02, 2005 11:41 am

MadDog wrote:EricKRod, I would be interested in the adventures. If its official Mongoose, why not make them available for purchase ?

thanks,

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Or even as a free download. At least that adventure that was part of the SOC program. :wink:
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Postby EricKRod » Tue Aug 02, 2005 11:55 pm

As to the adventure being made available as a pdf download, free or not, is up to Mongoose. They are the men in charge and they get to say "what is what" in the Conan world. :D

However, if you ask those guy's directly, then maybe they would consider given it out as a free download, since they done it already.

As to there not being a listing for Conan and the Staff of Ibis, well it's because it's a secret release and it will be in a pdf format. :)

I hope that covers it?

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Postby René » Wed Aug 03, 2005 8:21 am

EricKRod wrote:As to there not being a listing for Conan and the Staff of Ibis, well it's because it's a secret release and it will be in a pdf format. :)
Hey, you're a double agent! :wink:
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Postby EricKRod » Wed Aug 03, 2005 2:48 pm

Rene,

I wouldn't go as far as to say "Double Agent", I prefer "Freelance Writer". :wink:

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Postby toothill man » Wed Aug 03, 2005 8:07 pm

thank you for the heads up and look forward to the pdf and the coming adventure old boy 8)
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thank you

Postby MadDog » Fri Aug 05, 2005 3:18 am

Thanks Eric. I appreciate your kindness.

thanks,

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Postby EricKRod » Fri Aug 05, 2005 3:29 am

MadDog,

No problem, anytime.


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Postby Rasek » Thu May 18, 2006 7:28 pm

EricKRod wrote:MadDog,

Yes I wrote that adventure and it never became available as an online Pdf to the general public; only to those members of the SOC. However if you would like a copy then give me your email address and I will send you one.

By the way, I have another adventure coming out this month called, "The Staff of Ibis". Hope you like it.

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Postby FailedSpotCheck » Fri May 19, 2006 1:49 am

EricKRod wrote:As to the adventure being made available as a pdf download, free or not, is up to Mongoose. They are the men in charge and they get to say "what is what" in the Conan world. :D

However, if you ask those guy's directly, then maybe they would consider given it out as a free download, since they done it already.

As to there not being a listing for Conan and the Staff of Ibis, well it's because it's a secret release and it will be in a pdf format. :)

I hope that covers it?

Eric in Vegas

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Staff of Ibis ?

Postby MadDog » Fri May 19, 2006 2:26 am

Color me interested .....

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Postby DaveNC » Fri May 19, 2006 3:09 pm

Eric, thanks a lot for getting me a copy of Katar. It looks very cool and I'm looking forward to working it into my campaign. After seeing this, I will definately be keeping an eye out for Staff of Ibis, and any other items that you write. Thanks again - You Rock!
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Postby EricKRod » Fri May 19, 2006 5:48 pm

Rock,

I have more adventures written and turned into Mongoose, but haven't heard back from them in a while. If this year ends and nothing get's published, I will make all of them available to anyone who asks.

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Postby EricKRod » Sun May 21, 2006 3:16 am

Of course I would rather have them publish them. (hint, hint). Sometimes Ian and Alex just aren't listening. I'm sure I will hear back from them in March when GAMA rolls around again. :wink:

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Postby FailedSpotCheck » Tue May 23, 2006 4:57 am

"Danger in the Westermarck!" Review

I do own Thunder River, but have yet to run a Pictish Wilderness campaign, but were I to, I think this mini-adventure would be a nice intro with which to acquaint the players before diving into the much more detailed ideas of TR.
The PCs' mission is relatively straightforward: obtain a strongbox from Picts who purloined it. Overall it is fertile reading, but possesses a couple of very minor deficiencies.
The weird, or supernatural, element could have been amped up a notch or two.
Maps of meager craftsmanship, could be better, more like dnd flavour than Conan/Hyborian.
A scale would be immensely helpful, although not too hard to improvise.
Six numbered sites on map not explicitly keyed to the text.
stats lacking for some npcs or animals. Providing them in an appendix or afterword should have been useful.
"normal" vs. "not normal" wolves.


"Dark Altar of Katar" review

Very nicely thought out. Good flavourful backstory.

There's something much more exotic and mysterious when one thinks of the distant land of Vendhya, and this adventure immediately got my creative juices flowing.

"Millennia" is plural for "millennium." So the phrase "crafted over a millennia ago" does not agree with regard to number.

The vial of glowing liquid mentioned in E2 is intriguing.

The map in this module shares my same complaint as the DitW module: They look more in the vein of D&D and could have been more atmospheric by being hand-drawn and b/w.

The npc name Vadavaa, Sanskrit for "mare"??? If true, very clever.

In all, "Katar" much more competent and imaginative writing than "Westermarck." My few complaints do not fault the writing as much as the maps.
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