Friday, October 31, 2014

Red & Pleasant Land--in the flesh

Red & Pleasant Land--my kit for running an Alice-In-Wonderland-inspired continent (plus vampire wars) is almost ready.

These are photos of a misprinted copy I just got--the pages are way too thin, but basically this is how it'll look. James spent more money printing these books than my art publishers did printing my coffee table books--so it's going to be something special. I do not think there is another RPG book like it.

The book will be available to order around December 4th and cost around 35 bucks I think. So the thing to do is save a dollar a day starting today. Or 2 dollars a day if you plan on buying someone one for Christmas or whatever. Which you should. Because it's awesome.






There are 3 locations done like this--with all the info on the map.

Like 40-some monsters

Like Vornheim, there's a ton of tables & tools for making
your own content--in or out of Lewis Carrolled Transylvania
2 big dungeons


You won't be able to see through the pages on the final version

Used it in physical form for the first time GMing yesterday.
It was easy to find stuff, easy to use and the red ribbon
bookmark James wanted turned out to be worth it. So: pleased. 
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21 comments:

Jay Griffiths said...

That looks awesome!

I'm late to the party; how, when, where can I buy it?

Luka Rejec said...

This is beautiful. So well done!

mwschmeer said...

That is amazing. I can't way to buy a copy! Or three!

Zak S said...

"The book will be available to order around December 4th and cost around 35 bucks I think."
from LOTFP.com or wherever finer RPG books are sold.

Zachary Zahringer said...

It's damn beautiful. Can't wait to order this + DFD.

Nice work!

Jay Murphy said...

Instant classic, look forward to purchasing.

ted uecker said...

I must say that wether or not I agree with you, I am always impressed by your work. And I find the contributions you make to the art and gaming communities both intriguing and a madly needed injection of "Get your head out of your arse and look about you man!"

Unknown said...

I have been checking in for an update erday. THANKS

Kilaen said...

Sucks about the printing issues. I was all set to order this one and the Death Frost Doom reprint. I'm looking forward to picking them up next month. It's great that the printer is fixing their mistakes though. Better late than never!

Timothy Brannan said...

Damn. That is an attractive book. Looking forward to seeing it out.

1d30 said...

The thin-page misprint becomes a collectors' item, with a copy signed with Zak's bite-print appearing on Antique's Roadshow for $3m.

Revenant said...

Looks nice!

Mike Gibb said...

That looks incredible. Will have to pick up a copy just to have it on the shelf!!!

Dr. kold_kadavr_flatliner, MD, the sub/dude said...

You're on the horizontal, girl; I'll take you to the vertical if you'd just follow the Way home to Seventh-Heaven (and not Led Zeppelin). Choose eternal life Upstairs, not eternal death in the Abyss o'Misery. God bless you.

Barking Alien said...

I must say, that is one damn pretty book. May have to grab one myself just for the look of it.

Herr Zinnling said...

The book looks amazing!

DangeonDelver said...

I'll definitely be grabbing one when they come out, even if it means eating a bit light for a few weeks. I can't wait.

Doomsdave said...

Well done Zak. Beautiful book. There is a spot on my shelf next to Vornheim for it. I can't wait.

Purgatus said...

Zak, my comment was lost in the aether.

Short version: I would love to run A Red and Pleasant Land in 5th ed. Thoughts?

Second question: What would you recommend as a good "dungeon crawl" module for my players who mentioned Undermountain-ish things?

Zak S said...

1. yes, absolutely doable and i know because I am doing it now at home. Each creature has a "reference creature" (like "see 5th level fighter") so that it's easy to find an equivalent in any edition or game.

2. I am not a big fan of most published dungeon mondules--the two dungeons in R&PL are kinda nontraditional because of the theme so maybe not your thing.

Structurally, Caverns if Thracia is very good (though it doesn't have a wide enough variety of monsters)

Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk and Undermountain are ok to scrape for ideas but wayyyyyyyy overwrittenand fukk of junk

Purgatus said...

Thanks man. I've got under mountain 1 and 2 and it's... okkk.