6/04/2015

d30 Challenge Day 4

d30 Challenge Day 4
This is my 4th entry in the d30 Challenge, which is a bastardization of an idea I first saw on Mark "CMG" Clover's feed. Now I'm a sucker for these things and I know some folks aren't so while I'm committed to answering one question about my favorite hobby each day, and putting together a d30 table before the end of the month, I know not everyone is so interested. I'll put the question & answer after the break, posting late in the day, and not promoting this on G+ so those who don't like this kind of thing should be exposed only minimally.

I think this is the best I can do....
Day 4's question is "Favorite Game World".

Thankfully a low-slow pitch over the plate. My favorite gameworld is the World of Aldrazar. The link I just posted is to the newer, better $15 PDF of what I have at home, which is the Garweeze Wurld Atlas and the Garweeze Wurld Gazetteer. I think people hated the term Garweeze Wurld (i.e. Gary's World) and I know some just hated "wurld" vs. "world". I think that crept in during the whole HackMaster 4th Edition "required" parody bit (even though as a new IP product it didn't require parody).

The thing is, yes...this was allegedly designed for a HackMaster campaign, but there isn't really any actual HackMaster "stuff" in there. I'm a HUGE fan of the two PDFs that came before this World of Aldrazar and if it wasn't for the fact that I already own most of the content, I'd be snapping this up in a heartbeat.

If KenzerCo wants a review I wouldn't be adverse to a comp copy........

To me this game world is the perfect mix of crunch & detail for me to use & abuse. The game world if immense and only a portion of it is even statted out. The part that is detailed is a bit loose on many details. You basically get a one-page overview of each country and some great maps. It almost reminds me of some of those CIA/S2 intel books, but it's been years since I've seen one, so I could be off there.

What I'm always looking for is material that has a good larger-scale map and just enough details to let me get the highlights while having enough space to put my own stuff down. I don't need to have a highly detailed population for every city, but if I know that Country A Elves only make up 5% of the population and logging is a major export......I can work with that.

I would pick the World of Aldrazar over any other game world in a heartbeat and basically run my games there. Hey KenzerCo.....my birthday is in a couple weeks......

,,,figured it was worth a try.