Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Castle of the Mad Archmage April Release Now Available!

Another month, another level. Welcome to Level 5: The Deeps. Here we find not only several laboratories devoted to magical research (and some attendant libraries), but also the torture chambers and prisons of the Mad Archmage.

Break out your Fiend Folios for this one, folks. This level is thick with the oddest and weirdest of creatures (and flumphs!), as befits the level devoted in part to the creation of monstrous hybrids, affronts to nature, and so forth.

Alas, no new "classic blue" maps from Joe Bardales this time around, so the file is larger than it would otherwise be. Hopefully we'll get some blue in there for the next installment.

Speaking of which, I am not going to be so rigid about sticking to the "level a month" schedule I originally set for myself. I find it's placing an unpalatable work-like pall on a project which I originally intended as a fun endeavor. It comes when it comes (but keep a weather eye on the right side of the blog, where I will keep you posted as to progress).

Up next, Level 6: The Labyrinth.

And as always, if anyone is running CotMA for your players, please do chime in with reports from the field.

9 comments:

Zachary The First said...

I can't to read it! Thanks again for doing this! Linked at my blog!

Joseph said...

Be brutal...

Zachary The First said...

Wow, the Random Encounters are picking up some steam, aren't they? Yipes!

Trolls, trolls, trolls! :)

grodog said...

Downloaded, and the forums pimping has begun!

Verification word = "peepotc" which seems somehow apropos! :D

Allan.

HeRSHo said...

Hi! I Just arrived at your blog and wished to know whwre can I find the previous instances of the Castle! ^_^

Joseph said...

It's all cumulative, HeRSHo. The current download has all the previous levels included in it as well.

Grendelwulf said...

I am gobsmacked how you could have been doing one level per month as it is. You are doing EGG proud! Please, do not let it become work for you. You have given us so much, do not burn yourself out. Just keep the fire alive...
Ciao,
G.

HeRSHo said...

I just realized that it contained all levels when finished reading it dumb me lol

Joseph said...

Personally, I was quite proud of actually being able to work flumphs into the level and have it make sense.