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    Indeed. The DM's Guild keeps surprising me by...

    Indeed. The DM's Guild keeps surprising me by releasing things I wasn't expecting to ever see in digital format. This is a good thing!
  2. Thread: New Survey

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    Phew, that was a gruelling survey. I think I had...

    Phew, that was a gruelling survey. I think I had to look up more financial records to answer that honestly than I did for my last tax return!
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    *cough* Planescape Monstrous Compendiums *cough*

    *cough* Planescape Monstrous Compendiums *cough*
  4. On the 30 July, I also finally got an answer to...

    On the 30 July, I also finally got an answer to the mail I sent them on 2 June about international shipping. This will apparently be "out soon", although I'm really hoping that today's addition of...
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    I couldn't find any videogame examples when I...

    I couldn't find any videogame examples when I looked. It's hard to be sure, as not all of those games are well documented.
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    Scarecrow...

    Scarecrow!
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    Monster ENCyclopedia: Scarecrow

    Look away! Don’t meet its gaze! The scarecrow began as unintelligent creation, animated by evil clerics. As it shambled through the editions, it became a more complex construct. A spirit plucked from...
  8. To be honest, I'd say that still rates it higher...

    To be honest, I'd say that still rates it higher than most TV talent shows! (I like Whose Line.) I'm not saying I think that would be a good idea, just that it could be done. Spectator D&D is...
  9. Hmmm... I could maybe see scope for D&D groups to...

    Hmmm... I could maybe see scope for D&D groups to compete with each other on the basis of how entertaining they are for an audience to watch. The D&D World Cup would be a live streamed event with...
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    I'm pretty sure I remember a Twitter conversation...

    I'm pretty sure I remember a Twitter conversation between Mike Mearls and Jeff Grubb on this topic, where Mike assured Jeff they'd be in touch with him when they planned to update Spelljammer. I...
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    That would be the Empire of Izmer, just in case...

    That would be the Empire of Izmer, just in case you were wondering, which you almost certainly weren't.
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    Gosh, summoned and here I am still in my pyjamas!...

    Gosh, summoned and here I am still in my pyjamas!

    There hasn't been an official D&D conversion of Pacman, Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde. Nor could I find an unofficial one, although there is a...
  13. The only type of product in the 5th Edition cycle...

    The only type of product in the 5th Edition cycle that could be reasonably called spammy compared to previous editions is DM's screens. We've had ten -- count 'em, ten -- different screens for D&D...
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    Aaaaand... it's fixed.

    Aaaaand... it's fixed.
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    Except that the PDF file is currently missing....

    Except that the PDF file is currently missing. I've reported this, and it doesn't usually take them long to fix that sort of problem.
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    Here's a snippet of the map from Sea of Fallen...

    Here's a snippet of the map from Sea of Fallen Stars that digitalelf mentioned.
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    My experience was that this got much worse for...

    My experience was that this got much worse for high-level play. Most of our level 25+ games consisted of just one or two set-piece battles. And, to be fair, 4e does that sort of huge battle very...
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    Some of them were organised play modules (the D&D...

    Some of them were organised play modules (the D&D Encounters and Lair Assault releases). But Murder in Baldur's Gate and Legacy of the Crystal Shard were commercial releases, as was Ghosts of...
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    That's simply not true. WotC released the...

    That's simply not true. WotC released the following print D&D products in 2013:

    Unearthed Arcana Premium Reprint (February 2013)
    D&D Encounters: Against the Cult of Chaos (February 2013)...
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    You can have the Talisker and the playtest rules...

    You can have the Talisker and the playtest rules if I can have the flip-map. I don't drink, but I love maps...
  21. At this point, I'd settle for some way to just...

    At this point, I'd settle for some way to just give them my money. But here we are a month after their "launch", and their website still only permits order to US locations (despite claims on Facebook...
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    I enjoyed both of those articles -- a great...

    I enjoyed both of those articles -- a great summary of the design thinking leading up to and during 4th Edition with plenty of supporting quotes. I'm looking forward to the next installment.

    I've...
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    Every time I scan the list of forum topics, I...

    Every time I scan the list of forum topics, I read this one as "Forgotten Realms Remembered Too Late". Every time!

    And just so I contribute something on topic, we've recently transitioned from a...
  24. Ah, I understand. I think the only non-5th...

    Ah, I understand. I think the only non-5th Edition content available is the WotC/TSR content which was originally on the D&D Classics site, and WotC aren't bound by the DM's Guilde content...
  25. There is? The Content Guidelines...

    There is? The Content Guidelines seem pretty clear about the current rules:
  26. That would be really great, but requires two...

    That would be really great, but requires two different WotC policy decisions: 1. Open up the Guild to Greyhawk content (this seems inevitable in time). 2. Allow content which isn't based on the 5th...
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    I read through most of this thread before...

    I read through most of this thread before realising that it was more than a decade old. (I failed my Perception check.)

    Then I decided to check if there is a more definitive answer to this...
  28. This is a frustrating company. I'm definitely...

    This is a frustrating company. I'm definitely their target market for this product. I have enough disposal income to be able to buy this plus the low Wisdom save associated with the "D&D collector"...
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    Hey, I'm still here :). My monster index...

    Hey, I'm still here :).

    My monster index hasn't had any love since 2009, and unfortunately it never contained the 1st/2nd Edition XP values, just the 3rd Edition CRs. You can pick up a slightly...
  30. Not confusing for me, because of this sentence:...

    Not confusing for me, because of this sentence: "The phrase “the rising tide raises all ships” is quite true in our corner of the tabletop industry, and despite the continued growth of D&D, other...
  31. Yeah, I don't mind the stunjelly. But it just...

    Yeah, I don't mind the stunjelly. But it just isn't as memorable as the qullan or the shadow demon. I'd kinda forgotten it existed until this thread.
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    As a complete aside (and with apologies for the...

    As a complete aside (and with apologies for the double-post), I'm now wondering how aware of the date the inhabitants of the Realms are? Would there be celebrations as the year ticks over from 1499...
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    Sure, I get that. For me this is just a fun...

    Sure, I get that. For me this is just a fun exercise to see if we can narrow down the date despite WotC's apparent reluctance to commit. I know we could probably quibble about what counts as FR canon...
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    Checking some early Dragon magazine mentions of...

    Checking some early Dragon magazine mentions of Mordenkainen, Gary was at least consistently reluctant about disclosing stats for active PCs. In a Dragon #71 article on Heward, Keoghtom, Murlyand and...
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    Yes! The Monster Manual IV includes a gnoll...

    Yes! The Monster Manual IV includes a gnoll ranger named Slave-Taker (p67), described as follows: "This humanoid is slightly taller than a human. It has a furry body and a head like a hyena’s with a...
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    Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide also says "The...

    Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide also says "The next Shieldmeet will be observed in 1492 DR". Since that's future tense, we know that the current date can't be before Midsummer 1492. So 1491 DR seems...
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    Also, according to Princes of the Apocalypse,...

    Also, according to Princes of the Apocalypse, "The adventure is set in 1491 DR, the Year of the Scarlet Witch", so canonically we're in at least 1491.
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    Sword and Fist (3rd edition) has an evil ranger...

    Sword and Fist (3rd edition) has an evil ranger named Druga (p66).
  39. The pricetag doesn't put me off, but this company...

    The pricetag doesn't put me off, but this company appears to not want my money. Their online order form has no country options other than "United States" and they don't seem to answer mail generated...
  40. Maybe for the stunjelly, but the shadow demon and...

    Maybe for the stunjelly, but the shadow demon and qullan (aka foulspawn beserker) probably don't require any contrition. Those are pretty cool critters.
  41. If you'll forgive me for quoting myself from four...

    If you'll forgive me for quoting myself from four years ago...
  42. According to the Stat Blocks by Challenge Rating...

    According to the Stat Blocks by Challenge Rating and Creatures by Environment tables, the choker should be Challenge 1 (200 XP). At least in the D&D Beyond version of MToF, which also incorrectly has...
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    You're welcome to host a copy on the Vaults. I...

    You're welcome to host a copy on the Vaults. I will make a mental note to let you know as and when I finally get around to updating it with late 4e/5e mentions of Mystara.
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    One of my major regrets from the time I spent...

    One of my major regrets from the time I spent compiling the Collector's Guides is that I didn't document the sources of all of the release dates better. In general the priority order for setting...
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    This has already been answered in part above, but...

    This has already been answered in part above, but if you want an expanded reply, I covered the full history of the froghemoth in this entry in the Monster ENCyclopedia series.
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    I'm not sure. These articles share space with my...

    I'm not sure. These articles share space with my gaming time, so when I'm actually playing D&D (like now), I'm spending much less time writing. S is about 80% done, but still needs a few more hours...
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    It does indeed look like this is a scanning...

    It does indeed look like this is a scanning error. Here is the missing text:
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    Fixed, thanks!

    Fixed, thanks!
  49. +1. I didn't think I'd care about those...

    +1. I didn't think I'd care about those customisations at all. But now that I have them, I do. The feats, on the other hand...
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    I thought perhaps James Jacobs was thinking of...

    I thought perhaps James Jacobs was thinking of The Valley of the Worm when he wrote that. It has something looking vaguely remorhaz-like on the cover, and is at least written by Howard. But the...
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    Feeling chilly? The remorhaz...

    Feeling chilly? The remorhaz is just the thing you need to warm you up.
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    Monster ENCyclopedia: Remorhaz

    One of D&D’s hottest creatures lives in the coolest climes. Arctic explorers might place “burned alive” low down on their list of risks, but that’s exactly what will happen if they run into a...
  53. My Insider account recently auto-renewed for...

    My Insider account recently auto-renewed for another year because I wasn't paying enough attention, so I can try to answer at least the first question.

    I went to the D&D Insider site, and...
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    Thanks for the feedback, but unfortunately the...

    Thanks for the feedback, but unfortunately the monster I've picked for S isn't the spanner. As far as I can tell, the spanner has only appeared in print twice, both for 2nd Edition, so there's not a...
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    The Forgotten Realms Collector's Guide ended up...

    The Forgotten Realms Collector's Guide ended up here (well, at least the first part did). I think all of the Collector's Guide are available again somewhere on ENWorld, but I have to search for them,...
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    Yeah, both the location and formatting of the...

    Yeah, both the location and formatting of the Collector's Guides have suffered from a few successive wiki software upgrades. I can't seem to locate the original versions of page 2-4, but I have...
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    The Forgotten Realms Collector's Guide has been...

    The Forgotten Realms Collector's Guide has been split into four parts: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4.

    Collector's cards

    1991 set
    Released: June and September 1991

    1: Alias
    2: Bruenor...
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    The Forgotten Realms Collector's Guide has been...

    The Forgotten Realms Collector's Guide has been split into four parts: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4.

    Web articles and downloads

    Adventure Locales
    The Haunted Glen (June 2004)
    Despair on Tap...
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    The Forgotten Realms Collector's Guide has been...

    The Forgotten Realms Collector's Guide has been split into four parts: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4.

    Magazine articles

    Dragon Magazine
    Dragon 30, p43, Dragon's Bestiary (Curst, October 1979)...
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    Great article, but Carroll and Winter are three...

    Great article, but Carroll and Winter are three years out with this observation:

    The 1981 Cook/Marsh Expert Set includes the following text on page X3:

    The Expert Set also uses that term in...
  61. One of the prisoners of the mirror (Lukanu,...

    One of the prisoners of the mirror (Lukanu, Bodyguard to Queen Napaka of Omu) is wearing a set. She is mentioned on page 163. I don't think that armor is mentioned anywhere else in ToH except there...
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    It's a creature beginning with "R" :p

    It's a creature beginning with "R" :p
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    Small, mean, fast. Take a look at the quickling...

    Small, mean, fast. Take a look at the quickling!
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    Monster ENCyclopedia: Quickling

    Don’t blink or you’ll miss this entry in the Monster ENCyclopedia series. Malicious and often murderous, these tiny fey will turn you into a pincushion for their miniature daggers. If you are...
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    That's exactly how I had that reference until a...

    That's exactly how I had that reference until a final edit, when I panicked that listing a publisher only for one of the listed references was more inconsistent than having confusing dates. In...
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    I'm impressed you noticed, but I think the dates...

    I'm impressed you noticed, but I think the dates in the article are technically correct. Manual de zoología fantástica was published in 1957, but the peryton was only added when the book was revised...
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    I've looked but I can't figure out how to...

    I've looked but I can't figure out how to suppress the images from appearing again at the end of the article. Sorry about that!
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    Good catch! Fixed, thanks.

    Good catch! Fixed, thanks.
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    The peryton...

    The peryton swoops in to visit the Monster ENCyclopedia.
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    Monster ENCyclopedia: Peryton

    Whether they are magical hybrids, alien invaders or creatures warped by a curse, perytons are single minded in their pursuit of their victims. If, as that shape in the sky draws closer, you notice...
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    Over on RPG.net...

    Over on RPG.net, Matt wrote:

    So I don't think there is reason to panic about the gaps yet.
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    I think clicking on the maps usually brings up a...

    I think clicking on the maps usually brings up a larger scale version, which you can then right click to save.
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    Please tell me that you have the other movies in...

    Please tell me that you have the other movies in the series also in all four formats? Otherwise I'm going to get all twitchy visualising an incomplete Aliens collection on your shelf. (It's perfectly...
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    Yes, that conversion was published March 2003...

    Yes, that conversion was published March 2003 according to my notes. However, I've struggled to find working links to Creature Catalog version of critters since a few ENWorld upgrades ago, so I...
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    Oh goodness, I hadn't give any thought at all to...

    Oh goodness, I hadn't give any thought at all to how well this post would work on mobile, mostly because I don't ever visit ENWorld on my phone.

    When I start them, I never expect these articles to...
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    Fixed, thanks. If this series ever gets as far as...

    Fixed, thanks. If this series ever gets as far as a collection in print form, I very much agree that a good editor will be needed. I'm good at editing other people's text (part of my day job), but my...
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    I've just added a special entry to the series,...

    I've just added a special entry to the series, covering nine of the creatures appearing in the Tomb of Annihilation.
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    Monster ENCyclopedia: Tomb of Annihilation

    This is a special instalment in the Monster ENCyclopedia series, which has been taking a slow and steady (very steady!) alphabetical tour through various D&D monsters. Each previous entry in the...
  79. JesterOC is correct that the grung's first...

    JesterOC is correct that the grung's first appearance was in Greyhawk Adventures (August 1998), closely followed by MC5: Monstrous Compendium Greyhawk Adventures Appendix (April 1990). Grung don't...
  80. Looks like...

    Looks like this has been delayed to later in the year.
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    All the Collector's Guide links were broken...

    All the Collector's Guide links were broken during the last Wiki upgrade, and I haven't yet tracked down and fixed them all. The Mystera Collector's Guide seems to be available here though.
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    (in Igwilly's voice) And the Complete Barbarian's...

    (in Igwilly's voice) And the Complete Barbarian's Handbook.
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    No. All of the old links are quite broken, and it...

    No. All of the old links are quite broken, and it looks like the multi-part guides have lost the extra parts :(. On the plus side, it also looks like the maximum message size has been increased, so...
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    No, but all of the older links to the various...

    No, but all of the older links to the various Collector's Guides seem to have been broken during the most recent reorganisation of the site. I had to search a bit, but it looks like it is now here.
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    Hmmmm... looks like the link broke the last time...

    Hmmmm... looks like the link broke the last time the wiki was reorganised. This link should work.
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    Plus one late addition: Ruins of Undermountain...

    Plus one late addition: Ruins of Undermountain.
  87. According to this post...

    According to this post, there was a problem with the Lost Mines of Phandelver maps being low resolution, which has been fixed. Possibly there are some other adventures with similar issues. Also from...
  88. Yes, there's a "Create a Monster" option which...

    Yes, there's a "Create a Monster" option which lets you create a new creature from scratch, or by modifying an existing one. Once created, you can also choose to submit your critter to be considered...
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    Despite the note on the product page, the PDF...

    Despite the note on the product page, the PDF does include the DM's screen. I suspect the PoD version might not.
  90. For 2nd Edition, these were quite a number of...

    For 2nd Edition, these were quite a number of generic adventures, including:

    HHQ1: Fighter's Challenge (January 1992)
    HHQ2: Wizard's Challenge (June 1992)
    HHQ3: Thief's Challenge (January 1993)...
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    I also really enjoyed that. I tend to pay...

    I also really enjoyed that. I tend to pay attention to D&D history tales, but this story of the Dragonlance road trip is new to me. Thanks for sharing it!
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    I see that you've recreated the invisible ink...

    I see that you've recreated the invisible ink text from this one. Nice going! Does that mean we are likely to eventually see the other magic viewer adventures like CM5 as completed PDFs/PoD?
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    It's been more than a year since the last reply...

    It's been more than a year since the last reply on this thread, but I thought it might be interesting to note that from your original wish list, less than a dozen haven't been released:

    CGR2: The...
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    I'm sorry to have to disappoint you both! ...

    I'm sorry to have to disappoint you both!

    ParagonofVirtue - Much as I like Paizo, I don't have any plans to cover Pathfinder for the simple reason that I'm looking specifically at D&D monsters....
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    Oh dear, who invited the otyugh...

    Oh dear, who invited the otyugh to the party?
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    Monster ENCyclopedia: Otyugh

    Many of the Monster ENCyclopedia entries so far have been creatures you would not want to hug. A hug from a drider or a kraken would be repulsive. Hugging a catobleplas would be deadly. This next...
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    O2...

    O2 seems to be available again now.
  98. Um, wouldn't two points be exactly enough to plot...

    Um, wouldn't two points be exactly enough to plot a line?
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    Not that I've noticed. A quick search didn't turn...

    Not that I've noticed. A quick search didn't turn up any other mentions of either Nightmare Lords or a Lord of Nightmares. I'm also not too familiar with Torment so I don't know if that's perhaps...
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    It was available for sale about nine hours ago,...

    It was available for sale about nine hours ago, but the download file was missing for the first hour or two. Apparently it was removed from sale after the download had been fixed, for some reason....
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