About a week ago, Scott pinged me and I didn't have the time to check out what he was up to, but he has Jim Holloway (who also did art for Spelljammer) working on some sort of "fantasy space product":
There is a bit more detail on the The Folio: Digital Quarterly #4 1E/5E adventure module! page on Kickstarter.R Scott Taylor on Kickstarter wrote:The Folio: Digital Quarterly #4 1E/5E adventure module!
A digital adventure module in both 5th Edition D&D and classic AD&D formats for 3rd - 5th level characters.
Okay, so having worked with artist Jim Holloway since I started Art of the Genre, I've had the opportunity to have access to some of his never before seen work. The piece that appears on the cover of the Digital Quarterly #4 was something he dreamed up in the very early 1980s, as the 'groovy' vibe imports, but when I saw it all I could ever think about was the old TSR Spelljammer setting (that Jim had helped define when it was released). That said, when I was thinking about ideas of the DQ#4, I decided I wanted to do something that could be used in both a 'fantasy space' setting, as well as a fully terrestrial one if the DM so chose. So, for all you old Spelljammer fans, this ones for you, and if you aren't into fantasy characters in space, then simple put this dungeon in any location you want and call it the lair of an old astrological wizard! But whatever the case, I'm going to have fun building it, and I truly hope you'll help me realize another great game design dream!
Who is this adventure for?: It will be based around classic AD&D gaming mechanics, while also have 'grey' stat and treasure blocks for 5th Edition D&D, so it is easily playable in BOTH formats. It has been designed for 6-8 characters, roughly 3rd through 5th, and will include a Virtual Table Top map without secret doors, traps, and numbers.
What are in all the other Digital Quarterlies?: All Digital Quarterlies lay out a setting in both AD&D and 5th Edition formats, the first two detailing a 'gun fantasy' setting I call The Gun Kingdoms, and DQ #3 details an 30+ room 'Ice Dungeon' and how to set the campaign up in a deep northern setting.
What is in this Folio Digital Quarterly? This features a small write-up of the encounter setting (although I'm making it easy to 'place' anywhere you like that is mountainous), and will have a multi- room dungeon (example below) with everything a DM needs to run a great AD&D or 5th Edition adventure including a detailed map, a new monster, and DM notes.
I've had less free time over the last few years, so I haven't been able to keep up with the Folio.
Has anyone bought any of these? What do you think of them? What do you think of the product range?
Does it work as a single campaign setting? Would the new DigitalQuarterly thing maybe be a "crystal sphere"* built around a campaign setting that is already set out in the 20 previous products?
* = I'm guessing that Art of the Genre would need to go with a generic term like "planetary system" and not mention the Phlogiston (despite "phlogiston" being a public domain word).
EDIT: I'm a bit disapointed there isn't a print option (even Print on Demand) although I can see how the earlier products (with removable covers) wouldn't work in a PoD format.