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Gary Gygaxs Cosmos Builder

Gygaxian Fantasy Worlds, Vol. VIII

Written By Richard T. Balsley

Hardcover; $29.95 (est), 180 pages (est),

TLG 3008; ISBN 1-931275-38-6

Why would we strive for new realms to explore? The motifs of the mythic are so strong in those otherworldly locations that we wish to experience them through our characters. These are the worlds that are stranger than strange and uncomfortably real as science continues to push the boundaries of what we believe to be possible. Where rational thinking and science tell us we cannot experience a thing due to its hazards, our heroes laugh and invite us to enter their worlds through their bodies.

These otherworldly locales we dream of are not merely the imaginary realms where kings and peasants live in a simulacrum of our existence. No, the places of existence that most fascinate us are those where the physical reality is quite different than ours. They serve as the homes of gods and devils, elementals, and myriad creatures as of yet unknown. Simply put, these places allow our imaginations to go wild. Here, nothing we conceive of is impossible.

Cosmos Builder provides fantasy cosmologists the tools to create a unique depiction of the realms above and below (and everything in between) that can be incorporated into any setting. This book presents a great many options for the game master to append to preexisting or newly conceived settings. While this book cannot include all possible options, it hits upon the most common elements of planes of existence and offers insight for deviating from and blending these elements to suit your needs, to craft new dimensions and the strange worlds that exist on them and where diverse dimension meet.

This book is a toolbox, filled with ready-to-assemble components that will allow you to quickly flesh out your vision of a cosmology. These tools are designed to let you to share your vision with others so they can adopt your cosmology (or portions thereof) to their campaign, regardless of which game system they use. The only thing they require is knowledge of how the tools in this book work, or an explanation from you about how your friends can use your cosmology with their preferred game systems.
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Heh
And it is coming along soon in the production line too.

Meanwhile I am spurring on the chaps that are writing Fantastic Fortifications, and hoping that the designer that is working on High Seas Fantasy will deliver something this year.

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Gary speaks the truth. I'm going to start layout on this puppy tomorrow the 16th.

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We are looking at sending this to press sometime next week.

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This book is very high on my "must get" list. Me wants it yesterday!

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While not as high on my list as some things, I do want it for my library

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Some nearly very bad things happened in the last three months. Since I don't want to give anyone a coronary, let's just say that things are looking a lot better. Now, if I can only learn how to use the mapping software I just bought... 8)

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glad to hear things are going better then

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Emperor Xan wrote:
Some nearly very bad things happened in the last three months. Since I don't want to give anyone a coronary, let's just say that things are looking a lot better. Now, if I can only learn how to use the mapping software I just bought... 8)

Welcome Xan. Glad to hear things are better.
I too am looking forward to picking up Cosmos Builder!
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Welcome Xan. Glad to hear things are better.
I too am looking forward to picking up Cosmos Builder!

So am I! I can't wait to feel the weight of my work in its glossy, hardbacked glory.

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Darlene has finished laying out Gary Gygax's Cosmos Builder and both myself, Davis and Gary have given the book the green light. The full text and cover should be turned over to me by July 13th, 2006 and it will be sent immediately to print.

Its final page count came to 128. Her price will be reset at 24.95.

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This book is print ready and is scheduled to go to print on July 31st.

Thanks,

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kewl beans

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WOw nice to hear it is spreading :0

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So, am I seeing things, or is it released as the page says?
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So, am I seeing things, or is it released as the page says?

I'm seeing a different cover!
But I think it must be available as the PayPal button is active.
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Ug and Ugalicious.

Cosmos has undergone some major surgery in the last 8 days. We've struggled with a number of looks and layout designs and have come up with one we think finally does the series justice. As the Canting Crew sets up for a second printing and the World Builder for a third and Living Fantasy set for a second we thought it a good time to give the series a make-over. Original intentions did not test well so we went back to teh drawing board.

I'll have the NEW cover up on the website by this evening..assuming Brian is up to it tonight as I'm sure he is.

Thanks for the patience. I would put it here if I could figure out how!

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Serlerans want this book! Gimme!

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Troll Lord wrote:
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Thanks for the patience. I would put it here if I could figure out how!

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Wonderful art brought forth by the talent of Jason Walton.
http://ravenchilde.com/cosmoscover.jpg
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Wonderful art brought forth by the talent of Jason Walton.
http://ravenchilde.com/cosmoscover.jpg

Whoa, that cover kicks @$$!!
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Rhuvein wrote:
Whoa, that cover kicks @$$!!

Awesome!
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That (just the art) needs to be made into a poster!
Since its 20,000 I suggest "Captain Nemo" as his title. Beyond the obvious connection, he is one who sails on his own terms and ignores those he doesn't agree with...confident in his journey and goals.
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Treebore wrote:
That (just the art) needs to be made into a poster!

Only if I can get a copy.

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Wow... sweet cover. I mean, sweeeeet. This book has some real good possibilities and I can say that I very much look forward to reading it.
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Hahaha. This series has long been needing a bit of a jazzercize work out. I always thought the cover of Canting Crew was really cool, and World Builder, but after the series covers fizzled. I restricted Peter when he wanted to change the format on Nation, but yielded on Pantheons. That opened the bar and so we brought in Jason Walton (all our old covers, Malady, Mortality, Heart of Glass, By Shadow of Night etc etc) who creates these amazing vistic, and very emotive scenes. The wizard additive was Gary's idea.

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You guys really need ot offer your covers (just the art part) as posters or prints. Ask Peter how many I bought of his prints at GenCon.
Since its 20,000 I suggest "Captain Nemo" as his title. Beyond the obvious connection, he is one who sails on his own terms and ignores those he doesn't agree with...confident in his journey and goals.
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Wow! That cover is friggin' awesome!

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This book is available for immediate shipping.

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Yipppppppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee shippy to meeeeeeeee! Damn rhymes.

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