Welcome to Pelinore Revived
Legal StatementsPelinore.org wrote:The campaign setting named Pelinore made its first official ‘named’ appearance in issue #16 of TSR UK Ltd’s Imagine Magazine, which was published in July 1984, and continued in every issue until Imagine Magazine was discontinued in September 1985. Mini-modules located in the setting appeared in earlier editions of Imagine Magazine, such as ‘The Beacon at Enon-Tor’ that appeared in issue #1 (published in April 1983). These mini-modules were collected and re-printed in a special edition of Imagine Magazine in 1984, and the special edition was also devoted to (and included further information about) the Pelinore campaign setting.
Moreover, following the demise of Imagine Magazine, former staff members continued to publish material pertaining to Pelinore in GameMaster Publications issues GM1 to GM5. It is unfortunate that I was not able to buy these publications; probably a side effect of having grown up in one of the UK’s many rural backwaters where they were not readily available.
To me and my gaming friends, Pelinore was a unique setting that offered great potential. Centred on ‘The City League’ and it’s neighbouring ‘Domains’, the published material was well detailed whilst also sufficiently vague, and included enough blank spaces for development by the imaginative DM. Many playing hours ensued, resulting in cherished memories of a particular location or non-player character.
Imagine Magazine even invited submissions from its readers. It is with this invitation in mind that I have set out to update and re-present the Pelinore setting, moving the timeline along 25 years (roughly the same amount of time that has passed since the last publication of Imagine Magazine). I must stress, however, that I will not be providing links to pdf versions of the previously printed material, nor will any articles published here be a copy of that material. That said, I will be redrawing some of the maps and reproducing some information in a revised, possibly expanded (or, where appropriate, abbreviated) form, but only to the extent that it is relevant to the updated background, geography, plotlines and modules that I will be presenting.
It is my sincere hope that there are many OOP (Out Of Print) gamers out there who remember this setting and appreciate, enjoy and use what I will present in the future. I also hope that there are many more who have never experienced this setting before and who may come to enjoy it as much as I have. Nevertheless, if you so desire, you may take as much or as little of the material I present as you like and use it in your own homebrew setting.
The above is the first in a series of threads that will preserve the information previously contained on the now defunct pelinore.org website. This is done in agreement with the web master / author of that website.Pelinore.org wrote:PelinoreRevived is a derivative work written and published online at http://www.pelinore.org by the owner of the domain name, http://www.pelinore.org. Copyright in original material published in PelinoreRevived is owned by the owner of the domain name, http://www.pelinore.org. Permission is granted for users to download, store, redistribute or generally circulate any of the original material found on PelinoreRevived, but users must keep all copyright information intact and distribute files as is. No modification is permitted without express permission from PelinoreRevived. Users may not claim work appearing in PelinoreRevived as their own unless they are the original author.
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Imagine Magazine is a publication published in the United Kingdom in the years 1983 to 1985 by TSR UK Ltd. Copyright in all material in Imagine Magazine became the property of TSR UK Ltd, unless arrangements were made to the contrary in writing. Copyright in material owned by TSR UK Ltd passed to Wizards of the Coast LLC. Any such material appearing in Pelinore Revived is used without the permission of Wizards of the Coast or the other copyright owners (as applicable).
GameMaster Publications is a publication published in the United Kingdom in the years 1985 to 1987 by Paul Cockburn. Copyright in all material in GameMaster Publications became the property of the publishers prior to publication, unless arrangements were made to the contrary in writing. Any such material appearing in PelinoreRevived is used with the permission of the publisher, Paul Cockburn, but without the permission of the other copyright owners (as applicable).
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