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Author Topic: The Collected Pelinore  (Read 14800 times)

Kellri

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« on: October 31, 2014, 08:46:35 AM »
Here you go. This is the unauthorized remastered Collected Pelinore campaign material from IMAGINE Magazine and GameMaster Publications from 1984-5. I've redone all the maps of the City League, County Cerwyn, the Domains, and the World Map. Everything is in 1e AD&D format. The pdf is 232pp and weighs in at 44.4mb. If you download, let me know what you think!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8l15nXmXT3BRUs3TUU0V2w3Ums/view?usp=sharing
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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2014, 09:57:46 AM »
Thanks! I had been missing some of the earlier Imagine issues (started reading around the one with the Arena).

I always loved the map style used for these.
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2014, 10:10:52 AM »
Thank you! I admit that I'm unfamiliar with this, but by a cursory browsing, it's great, rich material.

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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2014, 11:52:44 AM »
Wow, that’s a lot of work! I’m going to nitpick though, sorry. This isn’t at all intended to be a snooty “I don’t like your indents so I’m going to criticise your work”, it’s a “I physically can’t read it” issue.

Look at pg 30, for example. The column of text to the right of the image is nice and easy to read – good column width, good leading, interesting but not distracting typeface... great! But once you get to the bottom of the picture (like on the majority of your pages) the text goes full-page width; it’s just too hard to read. Especially on screen, my eye loses track of where to begin the next line. Printed out, I’d use a straight edge, but on screen that’s not possible.

To be blunt, I can’t read it because my tired eyes can’t manage the column width. Split the pages into two columns, and I’ll be able to.

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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2014, 02:13:53 PM »
Kick ass, man. I like the attention to the gods.

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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2014, 08:26:43 PM »
Had no idea this setting was a thing, but I do now, thanks.

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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2014, 08:58:46 PM »
Wow, this is great stuff! I have never seen it before. Completely hits my buttons for that 80s British fantasy style.
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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2014, 12:24:47 AM »
Just updated the pdf to correct an embarrassing number of spelling mistakes and formatting errors. The above link should point to the updated version.

Over the next couple weeks I plan to do a Pelinore Companion which includes my own material filling out the City League and County Cerwyn locations. Also Included will be a chapter on suggested locations and modifications to U1-3, the UK series of AD&D modules as well as B10 for D&D. Another chapter will feature random encounter tables for both the City League and County Cerwyn.

For those of you who really enjoy the Brit style, I'll be relying heavily on the Fiend Folio and adaptations of White Dwarf monsters. Also included will be some adaptations of articles from both IMAGINE magazine and White Dwarf as well as some all new material that is also featured in my Dangerous Dungeons OSRIC supplement that is still in development. Look for it!
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2014, 10:23:03 AM »
Thank you very much!
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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2014, 10:09:37 AM »
This is excellent!  Many thanks for sharing this, Kellri.

I owned a couple of issues of Imagine back in the day, and found the bits about Pelinore intriguing.  Now I can apprehend the whole setting in its 1980s Brit fantasy glory.

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Over the next couple weeks I plan to do a Pelinore Companion which includes my own material filling out the City League and County Cerwyn locations. Also Included will be a chapter on suggested locations and modifications to U1-3, the UK series of AD&D modules as well as B10 for D&D. Another chapter will feature random encounter tables for both the City League and County Cerwyn.

For those of you who really enjoy the Brit style, I'll be relying heavily on the Fiend Folio and adaptations of White Dwarf monsters. Also included will be some adaptations of articles from both IMAGINE magazine and White Dwarf as well as some all new material that is also featured in my Dangerous Dungeons OSRIC supplement that is still in development. Look for it!


Wow.  I'm really looking forward to the Companion!  The U and UK series were my favourite AD&D modules from the 1980s, and B10 is probably my favorite module of all time (certainly within the top 3).  

I had toyed, years ago, with designing a world around the U and UK modules (to be called "Ukrasia"), but never got around to it.  Now I'll just use Pelinore.
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« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2014, 10:49:43 PM »
Good contribution!
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« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2014, 12:44:19 AM »
Hold off on downloading it for the time being. I just got ahold of the last 2 pieces of original material from GameMaster Publications #4 and 5. I'm putting that stuff in as we speak and should be finished in the next day or so and that will make it entirely comprehensive as far as that setting goes. I'll post the new link when that's done.

Thanks for the compliments. RPG.net, being the cocksmocks that they always are had some back-room discussion and removed the link and locked the thread after a shit-eating public explanation from a mod and not so much as a PM to notify me. Apparently under whatever national laws they operate under I'm guilty of some evil piracy. Thankfully, we have a much more liberal approach to 30 year old OOP magazine articles here in Vietnam.
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« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2014, 06:34:37 AM »
Pearls to Swine indeed.

Thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2014, 01:39:41 PM »
Hi Kellri - query re Pellinore - is there any justification for the City League being so enormous? I used to run Pellinore stuff in the late '80s and I don't recall any reason for a Rome-sized city plonked down in the middle of a typical fantasy-medieval county.

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« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2014, 11:08:55 AM »
Here's the final update for the Collected Pelinore. It is comprehensive now. This update includes all of the material from GameMaster Publications #4 and #5. The formatting has been cleaned up significantly and lots of new artwork has been added. Additionally, the maps are now in-line with the other pages so printing it as a single book should be easy. I hope you like it, and look forward to any comments. Do what you will with it.

If there is enough interest, I'll be putting together a companion volume of new original material, such as random City League events and encounters, new locations, instructions for setting the U and UK module series in Pelinore and general tips and game-aids for running a Pelinore campaign, as time permits. This pdf has no page numbers so any later new material can just be inserted into the campaign notebook or a pdf without another major update.

The Collected Pelinore.pdf
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