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Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:22 pm
  

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Limited to 150 total copies. This is your chance to see the unedited, unillustrated manuscript before the release of the actual book. Scheduled for release on March 15th.

https://palladium-store.com/1001/produc ... eview.html


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Can't wait to get idea of the direction we're going for Lopan.


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Reagren Wright wrote:
Can't wait to get idea of the direction we're going for Lopan.

Did you contribute to this book at all?

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Reagren Wright wrote:
Can't wait to get idea of the direction we're going for Lopan.

Did you contribute to this book at all?


To Garden of the Gods, nope. I did ask Matt a few questions about where they planned on put it so in writing Lopan I didn't put something
else on top of it. I literally have no idea what's in this book.


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Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:08 pm
  

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And this preview edition is also shipping now.



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Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:46 am
  

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Comment: The greatest part of the writer's time is spent in reading, in order to write: a man will turn over half a library to make one book. - Samuel Johnson, 1775
Reagren Wright wrote:
Can't wait to get idea of the direction we're going for Lopan.


I just skimmed over the raw copy. This book has some pretty neat concepts in them. A Clash of the
Titans (the original) and Quest for the Holy Grail blend that will bring something different to the
Palladium World. Neat tweeks to the Knight O.C.C. and I love anything that has players interacting
with gods. With just passing glance I can also tell you there doesn't appear anything that will
require anything to be rewritten in Lopan. I look forward to reading the final version. Fantastic
story elements and some awesome adventure links. Well done guys.


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Reagren Wright wrote:
Reagren Wright wrote:
Can't wait to get idea of the direction we're going for Lopan.


I just skimmed over the raw copy. This book has some pretty neat concepts in them. A Clash of the
Titans (the original) and Quest for the Holy Grail blend that will bring something different to the
Palladium World. Neat tweeks to the Knight O.C.C. and I love anything that has players interacting
with gods. With just passing glance I can also tell you there doesn't appear anything that will
require anything to be rewritten in Lopan. I look forward to reading the final version. Fantastic
story elements and some awesome adventure links. Well done guys.

Great news! Really want Phi and Lopan!
How goes the map project?

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Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:50 pm
  

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zyanitevp wrote:
Reagren Wright wrote:
Reagren Wright wrote:
Can't wait to get idea of the direction we're going for Lopan.


I just skimmed over the raw copy. This book has some pretty neat concepts in them. A Clash of the
Titans (the original) and Quest for the Holy Grail blend that will bring something different to the
Palladium World. Neat tweeks to the Knight O.C.C. and I love anything that has players interacting
with gods. With just passing glance I can also tell you there doesn't appear anything that will
require anything to be rewritten in Lopan. I look forward to reading the final version. Fantastic
story elements and some awesome adventure links. Well done guys.

Great news! Really want Phi and Lopan!
How goes the map project?


Well I was done with my end while Will needed to do some edits and add a few bits of stuff. Recently I will credit a post on the Fantasy
boards got me ponder something and I think I'll have to include it a fantasy fix for it. Before I do though I need to make sure it makes sense.
Thinking are looking good. When will we be done with it, hard to say. Life and other commitmemts sometimes get in the way.


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Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:33 am
  

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Looks great, aaaand... That's gonna be all sold out when I get paid :D
Well, I'm a newcomer to the Palladium universe anyways, a friend of mine "introduced" me to the series mere weeks ago, I'll grab some collectibles when I'll be knowledgeable enough to deserve them!


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Reagren Wright wrote:
I just skimmed over the raw copy. This book has some pretty neat concepts in them. A Clash of the Titans (the original) and Quest for the Holy Grail blend that will bring something different to the Palladium World. Neat tweeks to the Knight O.C.C. and I love anything that has players interacting with gods. With just passing glance I can also tell you there doesn't appear anything that will require anything to be rewritten in Lopan. I look forward to reading the final version. Fantastic story elements and some awesome adventure links. Well done guys.


Hi there,

I enjoyed Garden of the Gods quite a bit. It is all about Forgotten Gods! Love that.

Here my two cents:

    1. I have no idea how you get to "Clash of Titans", Glen. Also, I do not see much of "Quest for the Holy Grail", especially not of the Python kind, as it is not about a grail at all. As much as I love Monty Python, the satire is fittingly absent from a serious Palladium Fantasy product. That said, I can see how you got there as the book offers LOADS of possibilities for questing for forgotten Gods. And THAT, I absolutely love.

    2. In the final version, I hope to see the Forgotten Gods statted out. I would also LOVE additional rules to the short treatise on the subject of Forgotten Gods in the epic and brilliant Dragons & Gods. It would be great to see the stats of the forgotten gods in the Garden, i.e. (a) how they looked when they were in power and either (b) what their stats today are or (c) specify which of them really has turned itself into a statue.

    3. I would love to get details on the forgotten gods mentioned in Dragons and Gods, such as Abo , Damu, Ginja, Kule, Ma, Puno, and Wunja (of the Aco and Juggernaut pantheon) or about "The Forgotten God who created [the world]" or the forgotten gods of the pantheon of Rurga of whom Panath is the last remaining.

    4. I love the fluff text, especially the mention of the Lopanic Olympiad, although I would, by far, prefer the name "Lopanic Games". A reference to an Olympiad does not make much sense in a world were Mount Olympus and the Olympian pantheon are happily and notoriously absent.

    5. The various tables are inspiring and useful.

    6. The description of the Garden is well done! Such a weird and most magical place, kind of representative of the whole world "in a nutshell".

    7. The O.C.C.s (3) are interesting. The special Garden knight OCC is cool, some great special abilities to set the class apart. The Warden OCC, in my book, is super useless and I hope to see some tweaks. The Caretaker OCC is nice, but I cannot see anyone play it. Maybe give him a "warrior-druid" twist and it could be a very valuable addition.

    8. The Forgotten Gods are, overall, very interesting. Some are, to my taste, brilliant, like the Blade-Maiden, The Mad Frog God or the Lupine Twins. A few are, to my taste, a bit superfluous - you can see why they were forgotten. Lots of opportunities of Forgotten God appearances. If you like Buffalo from "American Gods" by Neil Gaman or the failed ascendants from the books of Steven Erickson you will feel very welcome in the Garden. Definitely adds lore to the "Forgotten Gods" entry in Dragons & Gods or, rather, makes them literally get a place in the world. Would love to read more about how Forgotten Gods manifest in other places.

    9. The Black Pit is *singing* A-W-E-S-O-M-E *singing\end*. Very much looking forward to see further text added to that place.

Overall: I had great fun to stroll through the Garden! Lots of adventure leads and opportunities across Palladium. Also, a nice inspiration to introduce (and make up more) Forgotten Gods! CANNOT wait for this book to come out in its final version. A good addition to the PFRPG line. Very much hope to see LOPAN and LOPANIC GAMES next and soon, followed by LOD 3 and more MYSTERIES OF MAGIC :-)

Super happy that PFRPG is getting love! (well, I know it has lots of love but I mean new books)

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Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:06 am
  

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After patiently waiting through Christmas with the little tease, I was very excited when my Garden of the Gods raw preview ed, arrived. I didn't mind little to no artwork. I wanted to lose myself in the Garden as I have done with so many Palladium fantasy books. Unfortunately I cannot say I did. I really liked the ideas of forgotten gods since we have so many even in our mythos. The new classes were ok fit the story well. The forgotten gods could have been developed a little more than the people (whatever culture they were from moved on) and how to bring them back to power would have been great too. I mean the old ones has an excellent quest about bringing a demon lord back into the world and building his church back. The quest isn't that long about a page so something like that would be prefect. I liked the caretakers back stories when they had one made the garden and the god more real.
OK with that being said. I did not like the black pit preview what ever you want to call it. I have learned my lesson about upcoming books unless it is released it isn't coming: the Old republic, LOD3 and Mysteries of Magic 2. Furthermore it could have been used to include more things about the gods and what is needed to bring them back even the evil ones.
That is my 2 cents. thanks


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Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:20 am
  

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I waited through Christmas with the tease that Gardens might be ready so when I finally got it I was very excited. I wanted to lose myself in the stories like I have done with so many Palladium books. But alas this was not to be. The most exciting parts was the Forgotten Gods and they were cookie cutter with similar storylines (culture moved on being the most common) for the most part. There were some really interesting ones and their caretakers back story made them even more enjoyable. I liked the caretakers the best. I would have liked a little more how to bring the forgotten gods worship back. An excellent example how this could have been done better is in the Old ones with the demon lord and it is about a page so it wouldn't really taken many more pages in the book. The new classes were ok fit the story well.
I didn't care for the how I wrote the book and the black pit. I think the pages could be better used by filling out the gods and how to bring them back.


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Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:21 am
  

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I waited through Christmas with the tease that Gardens might be ready so when I finally got it I was very excited. I wanted to lose myself in the stories like I have done with so many Palladium books. But alas this was not to be. The most exciting parts was the Forgotten Gods and they were cookie cutter with similar storylines (culture moved on being the most common) for the most part. There were some really interesting ones and their caretakers back story made them even more enjoyable. I liked the caretakers the best. I would have liked a little more how to bring the forgotten gods worship back. An excellent example how this could have been done better is in the Old ones with the demon lord and it is about a page so it wouldn't really taken many more pages in the book. The new classes were ok fit the story well.
I didn't care for the how I wrote the book and the black pit. I think the pages could be better used by filling out the gods and how to bring them back.


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