Gary Gygax’s Castle Zagyg II: The Upper Works Boxed Set (Castles & Crusades) on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Gary Gygax’s Castle Zagyg: Yggsburgh 2. Gary Gygax’s Castle Zagyg: Upper Works The first is a hardback book that detailed a free city similar. Continuing the Castle Zagyg product line, this boxed set contains five dungeon modules with soft color covers and black-and-white interiors as well as a.

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Part of the adventure was previously released, and my current 4e Greyhawk campaign uses it as the basis for the action therein. I’m really looking forward tot his product, but the treasure thing looks a bit annoying. Errors The following errors occurred with your submission. The first Castle Zagyg products appeared inconsisting of the page hardcover Yggsburgh by Gygax, detailing a large settlement near Castle Zagyg and the surrounding wilderness, and the page softcover module Dark Chateau cwstle Rob Kuntz, detailing the ruined and abandoned former abode of the Mad Archmage himself.

Gary Gygax’s Castle Zagyg Ii: The Upper Works Boxed Set (Castles & Crusades)

And the guy at the store told me that they themselves had shrink-wrapped it. Anyone using this adventure will need to adjust treasure workss to fit the baseline of his or her campaign; it is a serious flaw in the adventure, and a grave misjudgement by the adventure’s editors.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Castle Zagyg also adopts something similar to owrks “silver standard” workw its costings. I will try asking again: My worries proved unfounded, but, when compared to companies like Necromancer Games or Goodman Gamesboth of which have produced expensive boxed sets over the last few years, I can’t help but be a bit disappointed that similar care wasn’t taken with TUW as they showed with their products.


Gygax returned to that adventure to gain inspiration for this part of the adventure. I have no issues with a lack of shirink-wrap. Peter Bradley Jason Walton.

This page does not exist. Wednesday, 20th July, I never saw either occur and so bit my tongue and ordered directly from TLG at the exorbitant shipping costs they charged to get it to me. The Upper Works Average Rating: What works about the adventure is the way that Gary Gygax and his amanuensis, Jeffrey Talanian, have detailed the ruins.

Hugh Melrose rated it really liked it Aug 13, Ruins of the Castle Precincts – details the walls and surface buildings over the dungeon. Posted By Morrus Tuesday, 6th November, Dark Chateau hinted at much but was ultimately constrained by the fact that it was quite clearly a “space filler,” a bone thrown to gamers while they chomped at the bit for the main course of Castle Zagyg itself. As your party emerges from the tangled brush, briers, and vines that fence the Old Castle Track, you observe the sprawling ruins of an enormous castle complex built upon a sloping bluff The curse has finally lifted!

Though I’ve gotta say, that’s pretty old school Notes and Comments Well, that’s the contents of Castle Zagyg: I don’t always appreciate the old-school form of Gygax’s encounters: The rivalries between the tribes are petty and utterly believable, and the descriptive passages of what each lair contains evoke misery and cruelness.

It was not wlrks by the Yggsburgh book using misprinted costs, and then having most weapons being worth under 1 gp, whilst swords cost over gp apiece! TLG in fact planned to produce 19 separate products describing each of Yggsburgh’s districts. I’d find that especially irritating in a forty dollar product.


Will December 27, at However, this may be redeemed by some entertaining encounters and descriptions: Along the way Rob Kuntz removed himself from involvement with the project, with several explanations from several sources being offered for this turn of events, but, in retrospect, it seems most plausible that it was disagreements about the direction of Castle Zagyg that were the most pertinent.

This series of posts will form a serialised review of the product, as doing so will make it a much easier task to review it! I honestly never expected to see any more Castle Zagyg material, especially since Gary had died almost six months beforehand.

Gary Gygax’s Castle Zagyg Ii: The Upper Works Boxed Set by Gary Gygax

Open Preview See a Problem? Some conversion work is necessary for 4e DMs, but I have considered it well worth the time and effort. Anyone who read these early products with clear eyes could have seen warning signs that the Castle Zagyg project would likely never see completion nor would it fulfill the fondest hopes of gamers. Maze of the Blue Medusa. Polyhedron Issue 1 – May The Upper Works — is the coda that brings the symphony of Gary Gygax’s game writing to a melancholy conclusion.