D&D General Goodman Games Judges Guild Collectors Edition Volume 2

darjr

I crit!
From ICV2
Goodman Games will bring Judges Guild Deluxe Collector's Edition Vol. 2, an RPG collection, to trade on March 29, 2022.
This second collector's edition volume (see "Goodman's Judges Guild Collection") in the series focuses in on the works of Jennell Jaquays. It includes the Dungeoneer zines, Dark Tower, The Caverns of Thracia, The Book of Treasure Maps, and more. This RPG book is printed in an oversized hardcover that has pages that are 13" by 18".

It will retail for $150.00.

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S'mon

Legend
From the Goodman Games statement:

We have one remaining product to release, which is a collector’s edition focused on the works of Jennell Jaquays. Jennell’s story is one quite different from the views espoused by Bob Bledsaw Jr. Judges Guild and Bob Bledsaw Jr. have agreed to receive no royalties of any kind from this title. To say it bluntly: Bob Bledsaw Jr. and Judges Guild will not profit from the Judges Guild Deluxe Collector’s Edition Vol. 2 focused on the works of Jennell Jaquays. Goodman Games will match 20% of the proceeds of this title with donations: 10% to the Anti Defamation League and 10% to GLAAD. The funds that would have been used for a Judges Guild licensing fee will be included in this donation, as requested by Bob Bledsaw Jr.

After this final volume, we have no plans to release future Judges Guild titles.

We are deeply saddened and frankly horrified by the views espoused by Bob Bledsaw Jr.


So Bob Bledsaw Jnr (who owns JG following the death of his father) agreed that his royalties will go instead to the ADL & GLAAD.
 

DaveMage

Slumbering in Tsar
I just received mine and I'm disappointed. Unlike the first volume where every page is enlarged - making the details clear and the text easy to read - this volume shrinks the product pages to make multiple product pages fit on the single oversized page. What ends up happening is the product pages (which in some cases have very small type) are hard to read. Also, some of the product pages are in landscape mode, which means that in order to read them, you have to turn the book on its side (meaning you have to have a surface large enough to do so) and then either prop it up somehow or stand up and lean over the book to see the pages. I love the first one, and thought that this would be similar, but it's not.

Those interested may want to see it in person before buying.

That said, the non-product pages are like the first volume - nice and large with clear text. A lot of these pages have the background stuff and interviews, and that part is cool. I just wish the actual product pages were more reader-friendly (and thus more user-friendly).
 


Weiley31

Legend
They did something similar with Tegel Mansion 5E where none of the sales could go to Judge Guild Games. Frog God Games made it that any sales/profits made from that could ONLY be used towards fulfilling the City State of the Invincible Overlord kickstarter, which if IIRC, is still unfulfilled to this day.
 
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DaveMage

Slumbering in Tsar
Could you take a couple photos as examples to share? It sounds disappointing...

Here's one from the Kickstarter updates. (Unfortunately, this was posted after the Kickstarter ended and we were waiting on delivery.) The book is very large, so in order read the left page, you'd have to turn the book 90 degrees, which would mean that if you are sitting at a table, the page would actually fold away from you, so in order to see it you would either have to prop it up or stand up and lean over. (And if you prop it up, the page would likely fall over.)

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Lanefan

Victoria Rules
Here's one from the Kickstarter updates. (Unfortunately, this was posted after the Kickstarter ended and we were waiting on delivery.) The book is very large, so in order read the left page, you'd have to turn the book 90 degrees, which would mean that if you are sitting at a table, the page would actually fold away from you, so in order to see it you would either have to prop it up or stand up and lean over. (And if you prop it up, the page would likely fall over.)

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Ya know, truth be told - if the modules use this format - that would in some ways be easier to DM out of than if it was laid out in portrait mode. Yes you'd need to find a way of propping the left half up (easy) and of preventing the pages from falling down (a simple hand-clamp will do), but the long narrow footprint would then fit and work much better behind a DM screen where space can often be at a premium.

The real headache would be if one has to flip pages between the maps and the write-ups. Were this the case I think I'd just photocopy the maps and keep them separate.
 

DND_Reborn

Legend
Here's one from the Kickstarter updates. (Unfortunately, this was posted after the Kickstarter ended and we were waiting on delivery.) The book is very large, so in order read the left page, you'd have to turn the book 90 degrees, which would mean that if you are sitting at a table, the page would actually fold away from you, so in order to see it you would either have to prop it up or stand up and lean over. (And if you prop it up, the page would likely fall over.)

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Thanks for finding this, but the resolution is so small it is really hard to see just how small the type is. Still, it gives me the idea so it is appreciated. I doubt I'll buy anything like it...
 


DaveMage

Slumbering in Tsar
Ya know, truth be told - if the modules use this format - that would in some ways be easier to DM out of than if it was laid out in portrait mode. Yes you'd need to find a way of propping the left half up (easy) and of preventing the pages from falling down (a simple hand-clamp will do), but the long narrow footprint would then fit and work much better behind a DM screen where space can often be at a premium.

The real headache would be if one has to flip pages between the maps and the write-ups. Were this the case I think I'd just photocopy the maps and keep them separate.
I don't know that it would be very easy to prop the left side up - especially when you get further into the book - it's very, very heavy. :) (Not that you couldn't, but you'd need a LOT of support. So much, in fact, that you'd probably obscure your players. :) ) Also - using a hand clamp on a collector's item is blasphemy!!! One use and you go from Near Mint condition to Good. shudder
 

Lanefan

Victoria Rules
I don't know that it would be very easy to prop the left side up - especially when you get further into the book - it's very, very heavy. :) (Not that you couldn't, but you'd need a LOT of support. So much, in fact, that you'd probably obscure your players. :) )
I'm behind a DM screen anyway - the book won't make any difference to whether I can see the players or not. :)

Propping it up would be easy enough - I've done similar before.
Also - using a hand clamp on a collector's item is blasphemy!!! One use and you go from Near Mint condition to Good. shudder
If I get a book like that it's with intent of using it, not treating it like it's made of glass. If I'm that concerned about collectibility I'd get a second copy for only that purpose.
 




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