Gary Gygax Q&A: Part XIII - Page 154


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    Hi, Gary,
    Here's a question we'll never tire of asking until we get the answer we're looking for:

    Any word on the Castle Zagyg: Upper Works release? It's still TBA on the TL site.

 

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    Also Gary, I think that villains, as well as heroes, should at least be reasonably intelligent. See Peter's Evil Overlord List for details. Any decently intelligent villain will at least attempt to follow these tips and rules. In fact, I just might use the List for my yet unnamed nobleman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagora
    Hi, Gary,
    Here's a question we'll never tire of asking until we get the answer we're looking for:

    Any word on the Castle Zagyg: Upper Works release? It's still TBA on the TL site.
    I expect that the first part of this multi-boxed set series will be released in late spring. After that the next in the series will follow in intervals of around four to six months time.

    Cheerio,
    Gary

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    What was the main reason for the copious amount of dinosaurs in the 1EMM?

    Any particular reason D&D went with the dinosaur bodied hydra?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankthedm
    What was the main reason for the copious amount of dinosaurs in the 1EMM?

    Any particular reason D&D went with the dinosaur bodied hydra?
    What a very unusual querry!

    Actually, the number of dinosaurs given as monster listings for the AD&D game can be considered only a brief survey.

    First I loved dinosaurs since I was a little child around age 5. As there existed when I wrote the AD&D monster materials any number of works featuring encounters with such creatures, the film King Kong amongst them, I decided to include a selection of them for use by DMs acquiring the book.

    A snake-like hydra offers fewer environmental possibilities than does one with a quadrupedal body.

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    I believe "Because dinosaurs are awesome" would also have been an acceptable answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tewligan
    I believe "Because dinosaurs are awesome" would also have been an acceptable answer.


    True, but this answer doesn't relate directly to a FRPG set in a quasi-medieval environment that features dragons and like monsters.


    Gary

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    And here I was guessing it had something to do with how easy it was to get dinosaur minis back then, like from those Honk kong packs the rust monster and Bullete came out of.

    Thanks for the info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Col_Pladoh
    I expect that the first part of this multi-boxed set series will be released in late spring. After that the next in the series will follow in intervals of around four to six months time.
    Good new, thanks for the update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankthedm
    And here I was guessing it had something to do with how easy it was to get dinosaur minis back then, like from those Honk kong packs the rust monster and Bullete came out of.

    Thanks for the info!
    That would be my first guess as well.
    PbP info here: http://www.enworld.org/forum/5396456-post81.html

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