Wow. Thanks for joining The Piazza and subscribing to this thread, Frank.
I know that people like you, that did a ton of work building D&D stuff, don't get paid to run a support desk, so it is really great of you to come over here, even if (as Dread Delgath said) you don't come here all the time.
Gee Dave, that was fast.
Is fine tho. Sure, anybody can have those. Caution: I digitized a lot of materials in the early '90s, so the kit dates from that era.
You would be surprised how fast some of the people on The Piazza actually are. The guy who built Dark Dungeons RPG, is one of our forum members. If you check out the Dark Dungeons forum, you can actually see how fast he zoomed through the entire project.
Actually Dark Dungeons started off as a few threads in another forum, and when it started to get big our forum manager (Ashtagon) gave it its own forum. I would love to see that happen for Aquaria (just like it did for Wilderlands, World of Warcraft (the tabletop version) and Talislanta).
ExTSR wrote:The full Aquaria map is now rather huge, highly detailed, full color, and extends much farther than the small bit included in the kit.
No, you can't have that map. Yet. I hope you'll be able to purchase it within a year or two. Depends in part on when the artist can get started.
I'll look forward to hearing about when this comes out.
ExTSR wrote:BigMac: TSR/WotC/Hasb owns everything I wrote during my tenure at TSR. While I understand its importance for canonical reasons, I am restricted in my responses on those topics.
Fair enough. I don't want to get you to say anything that will cause you legal problems. Perhaps if I say what I am interested in, you might be able to say something that helps.
I've recently learned that Kara-Tur was originally supposed to be part of Oerth, and that means that this and New Empyrea could possibly be used to expand Greyhawk in a similar way to the way that Kara-Tur, Maztica and Al-Qadim expanded Forgotten Realms.
This of course would be a fanon expansion of GH, but I figure that, if you and the Kara-Tur guys were building stuff for Oerth, then it shouldn't be too hard to shoehorn your work in.
To make things even more anal, I'm looking at using Oerth as part of a multi-world campaign (using Spelljammer as a link between worlds). So I figure that I would want to keep Kara-Tur on Toril, and put a rebooted Kara-Tur on Oerth. And I'm figuring that if you are bringing out a new campaign setting based on your personal Aquaria campaign, I could use that as a new world, but also give it a bit of a reboot to be the New Empyrea region on Oerth.
ExTSR wrote:R1-4, Bugbear Hunt, and DQR7P were set in Aquaria, yes. Bigby's tomb should be somewhere in Oerid, of course.
Hmm. Sounds like Wikipedia has an error on your page, as it says R1-R1 are all Aquaria.
ExTSR wrote:Havard is my main connection to Piazza of course, so if you need to flag me or use him as a go-between, feel free. But my email addy is in my profile. (Another Caution: I tend to be a little busy, so forgive delays in response.)
I usually just put "F" at the end of my posts, but this being my first...
Like I said before, you are not paid to answer our questions, so just giving us answers (when you can) is brilliant. I don't mind delays.
And a delay will always give me an excuse to poke Havard! Poking Havard is fun!
Grodog's summary is outstanding as usual.
btw, the "R" series is full of easter eggs and puns.
The party is befriended by a wise old brass dragon named Ari Igex.
In the canyon they come across a descendant of one M. Mead
I've noticed a ton of easter eggs/inside jokes inside TSR products. Some of them go over my head, so it has been fun to discover some of them recently.
Back last year, I was wondering if the planet Falx from SJR4 Practical Planetology
, was Nigel Findley making a nod to your R1 module (see my thread: Anyone got "R - 1 To the Aid of Falx"?
to see my bafflement).