"Heroic Worlds" by Lawrence Schick (1991)
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    "Heroic Worlds" by Lawrence Schick (1991)

    Does anyone have this book? We need a reference for the Ravenloft module article regarding what pages citations #14 and #31 came from. Thanks, if you can help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOZ View Post
    Does anyone have this book? We need a reference for the Ravenloft module article regarding what pages citations #14 and #31 came from. Thanks, if you can help.
    I'll get you the info BOZ, once my conf call is over.

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    #14 is mentioned on page 102 in the main I6 Ravenloft entry, and reiterated on page 416 under the listing of the Strategists' Club Awards (more properly the Lake Geneva Strategists' Club Awards). Here's the blurb in the book:

    Strategists' Club Awards: Annual awards selected by the members of Lake Geneva's Strategists' Club; after the first few years they were effectively the Dragon Magazine's annual best-game awards. (They were eventually displaced by the Gamers' Choice Awards.) Note that in the late 1970s, role-playing rules were still considered a subset of miniatures rules.
    The Gamers' Choice Awards were voted upon by RPGA members, FYI. The specific award is listed as "Outstanding Play Aid" too.

    I don't see anything in HW that would substantiate the reference in #31, so I'd remove that second citation, Kevin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOZ View Post
    Does anyone have this book? We need a reference for the Ravenloft module article regarding what pages citations #14 and #31 came from. Thanks, if you can help.
    They both come from page 102, the first from the Ravenloft entry and the second from the Ravenloft II entry.

    Heroic Worlds is a great resource.

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    The sentence for citation #31 from the wiki article states:

    Quote Originally Posted by wikipedia on RL
    While following the Hickmans' outline for the module, most of the writing was done by David "Zeb" Cook, Jeff Grubb, Harold Johnson and Douglas Niles, each of whom worked on their own section[10][31]
    but there's nothing in the page 102 entry that corroborates that the designers each worked on their own section. The page 102 entry in HW reads:

    Gang-written just before deadline by the whole TSR design staff.
    but there's nothing that specifically speaks to specific named designers each working on their own section.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pramas View Post
    Heroic Worlds is a great resource.
    And one that I'd dearly love to see updated again, one day....

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    I wish I had been able to get my hands on Heroic Worlds when I was working on a paper for university. Ah, well.

    I believe the Fantasy Roleplaying Games Bible has an a brief discussion of Ravenloft . . . Would that be useful for the wikipedia article? (I'll admit that I havn't looked at the wiki article yet)
    Last edited by Thondor; Wednesday, 3rd December, 2008 at 11:52 PM.

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    thanks everyone! Sorry I didn't check back sooner.

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    Good book. Someone needs to update it, and Fannon's book too.

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    agreed! I really need to track down a copy for myself, one day.

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