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The Queen of the Orient -- Ubiquity
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Shanghai! The city goes by many names: The Pearl of the Orient, the Gateway to China, Nevernight City, Demon City..."the most dangerous city in the world." The sixth largest city in the world, it is the center of culture and industry in China, and the hub of espionage and its close cousin, crime.

The Queen of the Orient is a guide to a pulp fiction Shanghai of the 1930s, where kung fu gangsters battle gunslinging cops, Japanese and Communist spies plot, and adventurers come looking to make their fortune. Made for use with the Ubiquity system that powers Hollow Earth Expedition and other role playing games. You do need a copy of Hollow Earth Expedition or Leagues of Adventure to use this supplement. This e-book comes with a huge, period-authentic map of the city from 1935!

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Paul W October 02, 2019 12:20 am UTC
I'm wondering if the map quality issue has been cleaned up since it's been a little over a year and no follow-up post from Scott. I'm also curious what the size of the book and the page count is.
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Paul W October 02, 2019 1:21 am UTC
Ah, just saw the details in the column to the right. Still hoping to get an update on the map resolution issue. Thanks
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John L March 07, 2018 12:26 am UTC
This is a lovely book...except that the maps are unreadable due to fuzziness. The maps in the pdf and the physical book are all too fuzzy to read/use. So, it is a problem with the pdf that is being replicated in the physical book. Fortunately, the pdf comes with a stand-alone map of the city that is quite readable/printable. Pity the book is marred by these useless maps.
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Scott R July 18, 2018 1:45 am UTC
You are correct, sir. One of the issues we've been trying to address is how big the PDF files are when you have them on a device; it affects render speed and can be really annoying, especially on older machines. We've been trying to keep the layouts clean, with decent sized typeface (let's face it -- a lot of us have glasses in this hobby!), and file sizes small. The maps were a casualty of that.

The print file was originally not scaled down like the PDF, but there was an issue while setting up print on demand that necessitated the use of the PDF file.

Hopefully, you got some utility out of the book outside the maps?
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John L July 18, 2018 9:16 pm UTC
There is much good useful information in it.
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John L July 18, 2018 9:17 pm UTC
Perhaps you could make good versions of the maps available as separate files?
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Scott R August 06, 2018 1:51 pm UTC
I’ll get on that as soon as “Sky Pirates of the Mediterranean” is finished production. I’ll make certain to comment here to let you know when it’s done.
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John L August 08, 2018 2:13 pm UTC
Thank you!
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