This weekend I start down what I hope is the home stretch for Dwarf-Land. I’ll be working from the excellent map I commissioned from Russ Nicholson. The plan is to provide a brief blurb detailing each of the locales marked on the map, along with some detail of the wilderness areas that Russ has populated with weird little thingies. Also a bit about some of the setting’s main NPCs. It will not be exhaustive – think World of Greyhawk Folio edition.
I’d also like to provide sparse notes regarding the encroaching Men, their empires, and their awful gods and sorcerers, as the ultimate conflict in Dwarf-Land from my point of view stems from the juxtaposition of 1.) the fairy-tale-ish Dwarf-Land with 2.) the dark S&S-ish (or traditional D&D-ish) elements that surround and will inevitably swallow it.
I’m not writing up a dungeon. I’ll provide notes as to potential dungeon sites and what I think dungeons might be like in Dwarf-Land and its surroundings. I don’t expect anyone to actually run Dwarf-Land, I just like showing people this doofy fun thing I’ve been working on, so I don’t really see a need for a dungeon.
No timetable. I do gaming stuff when I can; when I can’t, I just can’t. It’ll be done when it’s done. I hope it’s relatively soon.
When it is done, I’ll get a paper photocopy to as many of the folks who’ve requested one as I can, probably about twenty if there’s still that much interest. I don’t want to send it out as a .pdf, I want to send it out as paper, so that’s how it’ll go out. What happens once it’s released into the wild is none of my business, although it’d be cool if you were to send at least one photocopy to someone I couldn’t get to. I leave that stuff to whoever’s individual discretion. It will be free and I don’t want anyone’s money for postage or any of that crap; if I can’t afford to send out twenty envelopes, I should probably be doing something more productive than writing about wee little people.
I may do some excerpts here as I work on them, but I’ll probably just post when it’s finished.