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Seethyr
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Posted - 28 May 2019 :  20:47:25  Show Profile  Visit Seethyr's Homepage Send Seethyr a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
I've recently attempted to detail as much of the continent of Anchôromé as possible. I have a 100 page campaign guide coming out in a few weeks, after the cartographer I hired is finished with a few maps (greater Anchôromé and the Pasocada Basin). Otherwise it is ready to go. I have also detailed a "nation" mentioned in City of Gold known as "The Land of the Insect Men" in much closer detail. It's all fanon, but I have tried not to contradict any bit of the little written about the continent.

Since I had some time to kill, and an artist eager to share his work, I wrote up a short, fun little preview that might also be used on mainland Faerun if one so desired.

I do hope you enjoy it.

ANS0 The Bee Tribe of Anchôromé

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deserk
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Posted - 28 May 2019 :  21:40:01  Show Profile Send deserk a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh this is a cool idea. Hope to see it detailed like your work on Lopango

Just an idea for something to add if it falls within taste. I always thought it would be cool to have an Illuskan colony at the northeastern tip of Anchorome, perhaps this might be something worth adding? The island of Tuern is much closer to Anchorome than Faerun after all. Could be a hybrid of an indigenous tribe of Anchorome and Illuskans. And perhaps the people might be afflicted with lycanthropy which is why the land might have limited and perhaps hostile contact with the other Illuskan lands?

Edited by - deserk on 28 May 2019 21:42:07
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Seethyr
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Posted - 28 May 2019 :  22:18:04  Show Profile  Visit Seethyr's Homepage Send Seethyr a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh that’s awesome. I’m going to have to read up a bit on Illusk to keep this as a future development. What you’ve described is very much like the Metahel, who are essentially Vikings that have learned to adapt because of their close contact to the Azuposi (canon from FMQ1). The settlement seems like it would be somewhere to the north of Fort Flame if I have my map knowledge correct?

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deserk
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Posted - 29 May 2019 :  01:47:09  Show Profile Send deserk a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think the Metahel are inspired by Pacific Native American tribes like the Haida, who themselves lived a way of life similar to the Norse, and were crafty ship builders and seamen, as well known for being coastal raiders. Also, the Metahel are mentioned to live in the Poscadar Basin which is in the Northwest of Maztica, whereas for my suggestion I would place such a concept as mentioned before in the Northeast tip of Anchorome, not far from the island of Tuern. Could be a fun idea to play on theme of a "a Vinland colony that survived". Maybe they might have made pacts to crueler gods or other entities to survive those lands, or some other element that may restrict regular contact from other Northlander islands (or some other reason to explain why there aren't regular voyages by Faerunians to Anchorome via those islands).

But yeah, the Anchorome continent is a pretty vast place, about a fifth or more of Faerun, by the looks of it. So there are plenty of concepts to fill in. The Maztica books touched upon a fairly small portion of it.

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/forgottenrealms/images/c/c7/Toril-3e.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20190515202219

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Seethyr
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Posted - 18 Jun 2019 :  02:46:27  Show Profile  Visit Seethyr's Homepage Send Seethyr a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, it’s here and it’s up! My biggest problem with this thing is the price because I spent over $300 on the artwork so I’m charging more than I’m comfortable with charging my friends (whom I consider many here). Please feel free to PM me if you’d like to talk over the price.

ANC1 The Anchôromé Campaign Guide

It explains pretty thoroughly what’s included in the description, but know that I have attempted to make a full campaign guide in the spirit of the SCAG. It’s about 50% lore, 50% crunch. If you do pick it up, I’d also be so grateful to hear feedback, even if it’s negative. It only helps you grow as a writer imo.

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Edited by - Seethyr on 18 Jun 2019 14:39:27
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jamesewelch
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Posted - 18 Jun 2019 :  03:09:30  Show Profile Send jamesewelch a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Congrats! It looks great. I've added it to my wish list and will pick it up soon.

I didn't see a credits page in the sample. Is that at the end of the doc? I like looking through the credits page, just to see editors, artists, etc. so I can check them out (as well as writers) to see if I might be able to use them as well.

Edited by - jamesewelch on 18 Jun 2019 03:12:44
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Seethyr
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Posted - 18 Jun 2019 :  03:13:12  Show Profile  Visit Seethyr's Homepage Send Seethyr a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jamesewelch

Congrats! It looks great. I've added it to my wish list and will pick it up soon.

I didn't see a credits page in the sample. Is that at the end of the doc?



It is, and boy do I have credits! It took an army to get me through this piece that I literally started in 2016!

Thank you so much for the kind words too!

EDIT: I'll PM you a link to a shot of the credits page. I can't seem to get DMSGuild to preview pages at the end, unless I make it go all the way to the end.

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jamesewelch
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Posted - 18 Jun 2019 :  03:23:55  Show Profile Send jamesewelch a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hahaha. 2016....

I started my book in Dec 2018, and I feel like it's taking forever (currently 100+ pages, and I'm doing another good size overhaul after some gameplay mechanics feedback that sparked a new idea or two on how to do things better).

Also, if you're not already a member of the Facebook "DMG Creator's Circle" (if you use FB, you can search for that group name to find it), I'd highly recommend joining. There's a ton of great writers there and its a good forum for DMG creators to talk about stuff (not product selling/advertising, but about the process of creating, helping each other out, giving writer-to-writer feedback, etc.)

Also, you should make a few 'Bundles' of your related products as well. That's a new feature they just added. You can bundle all of your Maztica books into a 'Maztica Bundle'. So you can just direct people to the bundle to get all of the books in one download.
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Seethyr
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Posted - 18 Jun 2019 :  14:30:37  Show Profile  Visit Seethyr's Homepage Send Seethyr a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jamesewelch

Hahaha. 2016....



Yeahhh, I just couldn't get it right to begin with. I knew what an undertaking it would be and procrastinated for years. Once it got going, other than gathering art and maps, the writing went rather quickly.
quote:
Originally posted by jamesewelch

I started my book in Dec 2018, and I feel like it's taking forever (currently 100+ pages, and I'm doing another good size overhaul after some gameplay mechanics feedback that sparked a new idea or two on how to do things better).




What's the foundation of this book? Color me interested.

quote:
Originally posted by jamesewelch

Also, if you're not already a member of the Facebook "DMG Creator's Circle" (if you use FB, you can search for that group name to find it), I'd highly recommend joining. There's a ton of great writers there and its a good forum for DMG creators to talk about stuff (not product selling/advertising, but about the process of creating, helping each other out, giving writer-to-writer feedback, etc.)



Unfortunately, I am not familiar...but will be soon!

quote:
Originally posted by jamesewelch
Also, you should make a few 'Bundles' of your related products as well. That's a new feature they just added. You can bundle all of your Maztica books into a 'Maztica Bundle'. So you can just direct people to the bundle to get all of the books in one download.




You are right. I've seen the bundles before, and thought about putting one together, but I let the thought go. It is a lot less annoying I am sure, than hunting down each product individually. I don't charge for any of them (other than PWYW) so I might as well.

All "Maztica Alive" products can be found below, linked to the campaign guide.

TWC1 The Maztica Campaign Guide

Newest Addition: TWR1 The Sea Demon's Pearl

Also, please come join us on the Maztica Alive Yahoo Group:
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Edited by - Seethyr on 18 Jun 2019 14:31:16
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jamesewelch
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Posted - 18 Jun 2019 :  18:09:03  Show Profile Send jamesewelch a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My book is based on the god represented by my forum icon. :)

I've procrastinated too much as well. Since I've asked a few people to review and provide feedback, I've gotten my second wind and I'm spending hours every night working on it again.
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Seethyr
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Posted - 18 Jun 2019 :  18:48:35  Show Profile  Visit Seethyr's Homepage Send Seethyr a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jamesewelch

My book is based on the god represented by my forum icon. :)

I've procrastinated too much as well. Since I've asked a few people to review and provide feedback, I've gotten my second wind and I'm spending hours every night working on it again.



Malar! Excellent. Please include his connections to Ithyak-Ortheel from the past. I've been dying for an update to that thing. If you need any ideas or an extra eye for editing, I'd be happy to help where I can.

All "Maztica Alive" products can be found below, linked to the campaign guide.

TWC1 The Maztica Campaign Guide

Newest Addition: TWR1 The Sea Demon's Pearl

Also, please come join us on the Maztica Alive Yahoo Group:
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jamesewelch
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Posted - 18 Jun 2019 :  21:47:39  Show Profile Send jamesewelch a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks. Lore and stories about the Elf-Eater is included and I've converted its stats to 5e and put it in the monsters appendix.
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