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IMPORTANT NOTE: If you plan to order the Wilderlands of High Fantasy Color Maps. The PDF for the Guidebook is included in that purchase. The PDF only version of the Guidebook is for people who don't want to buy the color maps. 

Bundle Notice: If you plan to buy all four guidebooks at once in the Wilderlands series then please take a look at the Wilderlands of High Fantasy Guidebooks Bundle (Print or PDF). 

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In 1976, Bob Bledsaw and Bill Owen went into business as Judges Guild. Their initial offering was centered on a magnificent 22" by 34" map of the City State of Invincible Overlord. First appearing at Gen Con IX, it was sold literally out of the trunk of a car during the convention.

This map launched Judges Guild which began working on even more ambitious project, the Wilderlands of High Fantasy. This became an ambitious project of 18 22" by 17" maps covering a total area 800 miles from west to east, and 1,000 miles from north to south. Each individual map was divided into 5 miles hexes covering an area of 260 miles west to east, and 170 miles from north to south.

Now forty years later those maps have been redrawn in full color. These maps preserves the original detail and applies known errata and corrections. Each was drawn as part of single 6 foot by 8 foot map encompassing the entire Wilderlands then subdivided and cropped.

The Wilderlands of High Fantasy Guidebook

This product is a 24 page Guidebook for the five maps of the Wilderlands of High Fantasy. The books has an introduction and commentary by Robert S. Conley who has used the Wilderlands as his main fantasy campaign for nearly forty years. Each map is detailed with the following listings: Villages, Castles & Citadels, Idyllic Isles, Ruins & Relics, and Lurid Lairs.

This product contains
1 PDF of the 24 page Wilderlands of High Fantasy Guidebook.

The print option adds the following:
The print version of the above.

This product is a authorized Judges Guild release for the Wilderlands of High Fantasy.

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James S March 09, 2019 10:02 pm UTC
How close to when the complete set of maps will be offered?
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Robert C May 02, 2019 2:25 pm UTC
Wilderlands of the Fantastic Reaches will be released in early summer. Working on the guidebook right now.
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James S May 23, 2019 5:50 pm UTC
Thanks much. My brother has been using the Wilderlands setting since the late 70's and I want to gift him with all new maps.
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Frits K June 16, 2018 8:38 pm UTC
I just got this in print. Unfortunately the maps are printed in the USA which is a bummer because of shipping to Europe. Any idea when the complete set of 18 maps with guidebooks may be finished?
That way I can save a bit on combined shipping:-)
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Robert C June 17, 2018 3:25 am UTC
Sometime late July, early August. WIsh there were better options for shipping.
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Frits K June 17, 2018 2:02 pm UTC
Thanks, that is not too far of.
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