City State of the Sea Kings

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City State of the Sea Kings

Post by Plaag » Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:58 pm

Recent news regarding CSSK: it is now going into layout! The manuscript has gone through its 6th evolution, and is now ready to be formally laid out for printing. Updates as I find them out. If you have not been following Judges Guild news for a while, this book has been in limbo for a long while. Heck I remember seeing a huge binder at a GenCon far back at the White Wolf/Necromancer Games booth with this beast inside. Chris Bernhardt is the main author iirc and Robert Conley is doing the cartography.

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Post by Havard » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:02 pm

Wow!

Is JG working with a publishing partner on this one?

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Post by Big Mac » Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:24 am

Thanks Shane.

What sort of size are we looking at?
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Post by Angel Tarragon » Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:17 pm

This is great news!

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Post by robertsconley » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:44 am

Plaag wrote: Robert Conley is doing the cartography.
Correction I did the cartography everything is finished in that department. :)

I tried something new with the wilderness map that plays off the older style JG wilderness map. Should be more useful as it covers a larger area but with the same type of detail and is in color to boot.

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Post by Plaag » Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:51 pm

robertsconley wrote:
Plaag wrote: Robert Conley is doing the cartography.
Correction I did the cartography everything is finished in that department. :)

I tried something new with the wilderness map that plays off the older style JG wilderness map. Should be more useful as it covers a larger area but with the same type of detail and is in color to boot.
So any news on this product's release date or other prudent information?

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Post by Plaag » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:49 pm

More news: "Layout is progressing along well. Approximately 200 pages so far, and half that still to go." from Chris Bernhardt himself.

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Post by galliard » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:57 pm

I'm looking forward to this. I'm a little surprised that it's so huge - 300 pages? Yikes!

I'm hoping they do a similar product for the Holy Cities. Anyone heard any rumors?

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Post by Baron » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:10 pm

Wow, I had no idea this was in the works. Sounds great!

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Post by Havard » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:15 pm

VERY interesting! :cool:

Please keep us up to date Shane! :)

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Post by Baron » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:33 pm

Wait a minute. Where are in-progress, official JG products being announced? On what site? With what publisher? I need to get back up to speed, and keep on top of this! TIA.

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Post by Baron » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:43 pm

Baron wrote:Wait a minute. Where are in-progress, official JG products being announced? On what site? With what publisher? I need to get back up to speed, and keep on top of this! TIA.
So, by the sound of the crickets should I assume that such a thing does not exist?

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Post by Plaag » Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:38 pm

Well I've heard nothing from the author about this since July, so can't report anything new. Also haven't had any emails from Judges Guild in some time - though don't bother them as I used to.

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Post by galliard » Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:31 pm

You can "like" Judges Guild on facebook, there's an official page. Other than that, I don't think there are any sites that are regularly updated.

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Post by Baron » Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:54 pm

Yeah, I found that Facebook page. And while it was interesting and fun to look at the photos, it is difficult to navigate (being a Facebook 'timeline'), there's no mailing list or RSS feed, there's nothing about products in the works and their status, and there's no list of products in print and how to purchase them. Also, in order to move product, shouldn't they have some PR? Again, I stumbled across this Sea Kings product, stumbled across the Facebook site, meanwhile the official Judges Guild sites aren't up to date or helpful either (as well as just multiplying the number of places to look for information).

I wish the Bledsaws and the Guild all the best, and would be glad to purchase some products, but I wish things were a little more organized. One solid source for all the info would be a start.

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Post by Big Mac » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:25 pm

Baron wrote:I wish the Bledsaws and the Guild all the best, and would be glad to purchase some products, but I wish things were a little more organized. One solid source for all the info would be a start.
I hear you there. I've discovered a few interesting things after they have gone out of print.

If only there was a Wilderlands forum, where Judges Guild staff could come and promote their products to Wilderlands fans...

...hang on! ;)
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Post by galliard » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:56 am

Wonder what happened with this. Anyone heard anything?

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Post by Baron » Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:33 am

I would like to hear, but haven't. And I would like an official JG news avenue I can subscribe to.

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Post by Big Mac » Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:34 am

galliard wrote:Wonder what happened with this. Anyone heard anything?
I've heard nothing, but I asked over at the Wilderlands Fans group on Facebook.
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Post by Big Mac » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:06 pm

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galliard wrote:Wonder what happened with this. Anyone heard anything?
I've heard nothing, but I asked over at the Wilderlands Fans group on Facebook.
I heard back from Robert Bledsaw II. Long story short. The edit has been rubber-stamped. Hurricane Sandy hit the coast near to where Chris Bernhardt lives, but Chris got in touch with Robert to let him know he was OK and the manuscripts and proof were fine (and that his computers were dry).

There has been some sort of delay. Robert didn't have the exact details, but it seems like it is a delay in the home stretch.
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Post by BlackBat242 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:21 am

>Poseidon disapproves of this gaming supplement.<

Why else would he send a hurricane just to delay publication? ;)
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Post by Sir Wulf » Wed May 15, 2013 11:29 pm

Has there been any word regarding this project? I'd love to see it come out this summer.

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Post by Big Mac » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:26 pm

Sir Wulf wrote:Has there been any word regarding this project? I'd love to see it come out this summer.
This announcement was posted on the Judges Guild Game Company page on Facebook, just over a week ago:
Judges Guild wrote:Rallu : City State of the Sea Kings is going to the printers. A firm was engaged to print both the book and maps, and both will be be sold together as a unit. The legal page, with the help of long-time Guildman James Mishler, has been completed. The next few weeks will see them off the press, and they should be ready for GenCon! Both the author, Christopher Bernhardt, and Bob Bledsaw II will see you there!
After a question this additional information was provided:
Judges Guild wrote:It stands at just over 320 pages, with two maps at 17x22." Book on 60# and Map on 80# stock.
Here is a picture of Bob Bledsaw II holding the manuscript:
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It looks like it is called Rallu: City of the Blessed on the manuscript. So keep a look out for both names.

Artist, Christina Nawrocki, has written about how the City State of the Sea Kings artwork was created, on her website:
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Post by Big Mac » Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:11 pm

It is City State of the Sea Kings and copies have been sold at a convention called DexCon.

I can't find any information about where to buy it online yet.
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