Sunday, May 24, 2009

Castle of the Mad Archmage May Bonus Release Now Available!

Happy Birthday!

That is, it being my birthday, I hereby present a special bonus May release of Castle of the Mad Archmage. This release introduces Level 6A - The Sub-Labyrinth, and serves as the main point of connection between Levels 6 and 7.

This release also presents the debut of Steve Rubin as proofreader for the work, and I've incorporated his many corrections, inconsistencies, and so forth. Some of the maps also bear the marks of his eagle eyes and tireless zest for detail. He also suggested adding a bit to the overview of the dungeons, and the work as a whole is much better for his contribution. Thanks, Steve.

Here are also corrected versions of the poster maps for Levels 3 and 5, and anew poster for Level 6, for your edification.


Next up, as you can see over to the right, is Level 7: Crypts. This is turning into a really fun level to write, but it's going to take some time to do it right, so this two-fer in May might end up being balanced by no June release. We'll have to see.

Enjoy, and please keep sending in the feedback. It really is appreciated.

PS: I am not sure why the thumbnails of the cover won't upload properly. They should be a cream color, but they insist on uploading as the purple May cover. I'll keep plugging away at it, but the download link itself seems to be pointing to the right place.

8 comments:

Alex Schroeder said...

Happy Birthday!

I just sent a mail to my Monday night group (where we use D&D 3.5 rules and play through Rise of the Rune Lords right now) and said: "I have a dream that one day my players will roll up a bunch of
characters each using very simple rules and start exploring the vast
Castle of the Mad Archmage. Just look at these awesome mindblowing
maps!" + link to your blog.

Unfortunately my players are not really of the old-school mindset. But... I have a dream! :)

Zachary The First said...

Happy birthday!

Deogolf said...

Happy Birthday! I hope it's a good one!

Thanks for putting this all together! It's been a lot of fun seeing what one person's vision of this mega-super-dungeon is like. Now I have to get a group together and that them have fun getting lost!

As Gary would say, "Heh, heh, heh..." ;O)

Will said...

Happy birthday! Love the series thus far :)

Grendelwulf said...

Happy Birthday!
You are just phenomenal; it is your birthday, and you are giving us presents...
Take a break man, do not wear yourself out.

Ciao,

BUNKER 55 said...

Happy Birthday! and thanks for the great dungeon! i'm really enjoyn the readin, it brings me back in time and it's great! lately was hard to find a good dungeon ... now we got one ;)

Old school rules!

grodog said...

Happy Birthday Joe (to you, not your blog this time ;) )!---and hopefully you'll have many, many more to share your views on GH with us :D

Allan.

Andrew Byers said...

A belated happy birthday!

Awesome update (as always) and the new maps are outstanding as well. Thanks again for continuing your work on this project, it is much appreciated!