BRW Games is pleased to announce that it will be offering the megadungeon adventure module Castle of the Mad Archmage™ as a published adventure in both print and pdf formats.
Castle of the Mad Archmage™ was first serialized as a series of free pdf downloads on the Greyhawk Grognard blog from January 2009 through July 2010, and was an attempt to capture some of the feel of the original Castle Greyhawk, as well as a playable extension of the now-defunct Castle Zagyg line of role-playing aids.
The new Castle of the Mad Archmage™ will continue to have the classic “funhouse” megadungeon feel, but will be presented as a complete whole, from the surface ruins through the lowest level of the dungeons, and will be integrated into BRW Games’ forthcoming Fallen Eria Fantasy Setting™, rather than being linked to Greyhawk or another campaign world. (It will still be possible to drop the megadungeon into your own campaign with little, if any, trouble.) It will be published using the Adventures Dark and Deep™ rules, which means it will be compatible with most OSR-type rules with little or no modification needed. It will also feature extensive annotations to aid the game master in running the sprawling, ever-changing ruins and helping him to get the most out of each level.
Castle of the Mad Archmage™ is expected to be available in early 2014. It will be available in pdf, softcover, and hardcover. More details to come!
Does this mean the box set from Black Blade is no more?
I'm sure Black Blade will be making an announcement in the near future.
I am all about the hardcover. Large, fold out maps would be the icing on this dungeoncake.