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CASTLE OLDSKULL - Game World Generator

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Please Note: This is the Platinum Best-Selling first edition of the Game World Generator, available to you at an introductory price.  If you would like additional content, there is now a separate Revised and Deluxe Edition available, at This Link.  The Deluxe Edition contains twice the content, including a full-featured City State Design Guide.  Feel free to choose which affordable level of complexity you require for your own campaign.  Thank you for your continued support of the Castle Oldskull line of OSR gaming supplements! ~K

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Wolf-haunted wastelands of frigid tundra,

Veiling lost cities sunken and frozen into the ice …

Mist-wreathed mountains teeming with orcs,

Goblins, demons and dwarven underworlds …

Burning battlefields, reigned over

By imperious and ancient dragons …

Steaming jungles, filled with headhunters

And savage apes, guardians to ancient temples

Filled with accursed gold …


These are the realms of old school fantasy role-playing, the world of your imagination.  This world is a dark and wondrous place, an endless milieu teeming with danger, intrigue, exotic wonders, epic quests, and the bold heroes and villains who dare to conquer all.

And you, as the Game Master, are tasked with creating those kingdoms from scratch.  It is your mission to forge an entire alternate universe filled with infinite possibilities, a world which your friends and fellow role-players can explore for years to come.

But how do you create a world?  How do you even begin?

The CASTLE OLDSKULL GAME WORLD GENERATOR is the only guide specifically and solely designed to assist you in creating an entire old school fantasy world.  This is no “It is time for you to take the world into your own hands, and no one but you can decide what to include” copout dodge which demands everything of you and gives you nothing.  This is a 430+ page step-by-step guide, from blank hex paper to the fully-realized game world, which explains the entire process to you in granular detail.  Even better, this book is filled with dozens of helpful graphics which illustrate the entire mapping process.

If you love lost worlds like Dave Arneson’s Blackmoor, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Barsoom and Pellucidar, Gary Gygax’s Flanaess, Robert E. Howard’s Cimmeria and Hyboria, Fritz Leiber’s Nehwon, H.P. Lovecraft’s Dreamlands, Michael Moorcock’s Melnibone and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth, then this is the book for you!

Highlights include:  world conception, mapping, scale, landforms, terrain, kingdoms and fiefs, wilderness design, feudal realms and foreign equivalents, city and wilderness names, treasures and resources, hierarchies of nobility, ruler classes and levels, realm alignment, campaign-tailored population formulae, demi-human enclaves, humanoid tribes, starting area development, dragon lair placement, dungeon placement and much more.  Everything you need to turn your ideas into a solid, coherent and adventure-filled world is right here at your fingertips.

The GAME WORLD GENERATOR is brought to you by Kent David Kelly of Wonderland Imprints, a role-player and Game Master with over 30 years of play experience.  Best of all, if there are any other materials you would like to see relating to world or dungeon design, feel free to contact the author.  I create the supplements that Game Masters want.  Many more CASTLE OLDSKULL supplements are being prepared specifically to support the players, initiates and Game Masters of the Old School Revival (OSR).  This book is your gateway to the realms of sword and sorcery.  Join us for the adventure!

(A complete reference work designed to supplement existing pen-and-paper Fantasy Role-Playing Games.  4 parts, over 100 section topics, 71,300 words, over 350 pages; organized via a fully hyperlinked table of contents.  Just one of the proud creations available now from Wonderland Imprints — Only the Finest Works of Fantasy.)



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To view the entire library of available titles for Castle Oldskull, Hawk & Moor, Old School Essentials compatible supplements, and more, please visit Kent David Kelly's Wonderland Imprints publisher page.

The Wonderland Imprints Swords & Sorcery Library

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Supplement Title

Primary Game Topics

CO1

The Classic Dungeon Design Guide I

Dungeons / Lore / Random Tables

CO2

The Classic Dungeon Design Guide II

Dungeons / Lore / Random Tables

CO3

The Classic Dungeon Design Guide III

Dungeons / Lore / Random Tables

CO4

Oldskull Dungeon Generator

Dungeons / Solo Gaming Tools

CO5

The Book of Dungeon Traps

Dungeons / Random Tables

CO6

Oldskull Dungeon Tools

Generators / Solo Gaming Tools

CO7

Game World Generator – Deluxe Edition

Game World / Random Tables

CO8

Oldskull Adventure Generator

Game World / Random Tables

CO9

Chaotic Descriptor Table

Generators / Random Tables

CO10

Dungeon Delver Enhancer

Characters / Lore / Random Tables

CO11

Oldskull Warriors

Characters / Classes / Lore

CO12

Oldskull Knights

Characters / Classes / Lore

CO13

Oldskull Anti-Paladins

Characters / Classes / Lore

CO14

Oldskull Plague Doctors

Characters / Classes / Lore

CO15

Oldskull Gonneslingers

Characters / Classes / Lore

CO16

Serpentine

Characters / Races

CO17

Oldskull Half-Ogres

Characters / Races

CO18

Oldskull D100 NPC Generator

Characters / Generators

CO19

Character Tables

Gameplay / Tabletop Reference

CO20

Combat Tables

Gameplay / Tabletop Reference

CO21

Dungeon Monsters & Treasures Level 1

Monsters / Treasure

CO22

Oldskull Dungeon Encounters

Lore / Monsters / Treasure

CO23

Oldskull Dungeon Bestiary

Monsters / Random Tables

CO24

Oldskull Dragons

Monsters / Treasure

CO25

Oldskull Trolls

Lore / Monsters / Races

CO26

Oldskull Monster Generator

Generators / Lore / Monsters

CO27

Oldskull Treasure Trove

Random Tables / Treasure

CO28

The Oldskull Deck of Strangest Things

Lore / Random Tables / Treasure

CO29

City State Encounters

Random Tables / Urban Adventures

CO30

The Order of the Scarlet Tabard

Characters / Lore / Random Tables

CO31

Captains of the Scarlet Tabard

Characters / Lore

CO32

Oldskull Tyrrhenia Map Pack

Game World / Lore / Realm Maps

CO33

333 Realms of Entropy

Game World / Lore / Monsters

CO34

1,000 Rooms of Chaos

Dungeons / Solo Gaming Tools

CO35

1,000 Rooms of Chaos II

Dungeons / Solo Gaming Tools

CO36

The Pegana Mythos

Characters / Game World / Lore

CO37

The Oldskull Necronomicon

Characters / Game World / Lore

CO38

Lords of Oldskull: Krampus

Classes / Lore / Monsters

OSE1

Character Creation

Basic / Expert (B/X) Characters

OSE2

1977 Bestiary

Basic / Expert (B/X) Monsters

OSE3

Adventurer’s Arsenal

Basic / Expert (B/X) Equipment

OSE4

Turn Tracker

Basic / Expert (B/X) Gameplay

OSE5

Oldskull Grid War

Basic / Expert (B/X) Gameplay

HM1

Hawk & Moor Book I

TSR / Gary Gygax History 1973

HM2

Hawk & Moor Book II

TSR / Gary Gygax History 1974

HM3

Hawk & Moor Book III

TSR / Gary Gygax History 1975

HM4

Hawk & Moor Book IV

TSR / Gary Gygax History 1976

HM5

Hawk & Moor Book V

TSR / Gary Gygax History 1977

HM6

The Steam Tunnel Incident

TSR History / 1980s

 

(And more can be found at the Wonderland Imprints publisher page.)

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Nico B May 06, 2020 10:31 am UTC
I have the option of buying a physical copy of this book, is the formatting okay in a physical copy? Also is this more a Richard Baker's World Builders Guidebook, or more of a AEG's Ultimate Toolbox random table collection?
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oliver F July 25, 2018 1:52 pm UTC
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Just bought this and it's saying no products to download
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Román E June 24, 2018 1:54 pm UTC
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The preview looks so different from the kindle version on Amazon, this one is missing pictures and has an strange formatting. Is the kindle version better or the content is the same?
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Lee S November 28, 2017 11:40 pm UTC
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AWESOME BOOK! You know what you ought to do? Do the same treatment in your book series with a sci-fi/modern theme, encapsulating the range of genres.
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Brian B November 07, 2017 7:49 pm UTC
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Mr Kelly,
First, I am loving your book. I am even blogging my way through it as I build my campaign world. However, I do have a question about it. You reference ELD1, ELD2, and ELD3 about Saga of the Elder City. I am having a difficult time tracking these down. Are these books still available? If so, where would I find them?
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Kent K November 08, 2017 6:42 pm UTC
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Hi there Brian, good to hear from you :) I'm glad you're enjoying the book so far. Concerning the city state books, I've been taking down my DMsGuild 5E books, improving them, and re-releasing them on DriveThruRPG. 99%+ of my sales (literally) are on DriveThru and RPGNow, and <1% are on DMsGuild, so I routinely unpublish my 5E books and redo the material in the Castle Oldskull format. As of right now, ELD1 is available as CSE1, City State Encounters. ELD2, ELD3, and ELD4 (still in draft form) are being reassembled to create a more ambitious City State Design Guide. It's not done yet, but I will send out a notice when it's complete. I can say that you have pieces of ELD2 and ELD3 from owning Game World Generator already. ;)
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Scott H November 12, 2017 9:04 am UTC
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I was wondering the same question after reading through City State Encounters. I'll probably be interested in the City State Design Guide whenever you finish it.
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Stephen H August 23, 2017 10:03 pm UTC
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The file names are not very useful, and don’t even contain;the name of the book when truncated. May I suggest a different na,e convention that includes the book code and then the actual book title? It’s definitely getting lost in the “drive thru rpg edit” naming style.
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Keith J January 20, 2017 10:24 pm UTC
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I've downloaded this product and Adobe Acrobat does not like the file. Embedded fonts don't display correctly, large number of pages are blank, and Acrobat pulls up a warning every time I open the PDF. I'm on a standard Windows 10 machine using the latest version of Acrobat. I'm hoping this is a temporary glitch and the file is updated, because if it isn't, I just wasted five bucks. Not the end of the world, but I was hoping to actually read this document.
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Kent K January 21, 2017 1:32 am UTC
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Hi there Keith, good to hear from you and thank you for the report :) I'm sorry that you're having technical difficulties with the file. I'm back home from the office now and can take a closer look. I've tried buying this PDF as a customer as a test, using three different PCs to access my account, and I'm having trouble replicating the error you're experiencing. But I can think of a few things off of the top of my head to see if the issue can be narrowed down ... [1] The download might be corrupted. Check to see if it's 10.3 MB in size, and re-download it from the purchase site. That should cost nothing and should allow you to replace the existing file. (You can rename the current file to V1 or whatever.) If the file was corrupted, a re-download should work out fine. [2] Try opening the PDF with a program that is not Acrobat. To do this, you can usually right click on the file name or icon, select Open With, and then go to something like Internet Explorer / Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox or FoxIt (a free...See more
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Keith J January 30, 2017 11:25 pm UTC
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First of all, thanks for getting back to me! The older version gave me the following error, "Cannot extract the embedded font 'ABCDEE+CenturyGothic'. Some characters may not display or print correctly." Without the font, old PDF displayed incorrectly, to the point of having blank pages. I had downloaded it a couple times, but had the same error each time. That said, the new version you recently uploaded works perfectly fine. It opened up without any issues and completely solved my problems. Thanks again. I appreciate the help!
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Kent K February 02, 2017 4:17 pm UTC
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Hi Keith, sure thing, you're welcome. Thank you for the detailed report on the error - it's a Microsoft-available font, but it's good to know that it might cause issues on some systems. I'm glad the current file is working well. I'm adding a bunch of chapters and additional features to the supplement this week, so there may be a new version soon. :) Let me know if anything else looks strange, it's very helpful to hear! - Kent
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