Confession time… New vs Old?

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I’ve recently been thinking about the old Headless Hydra Games products vs the new Headless Hydra Games products. Clearly the newest products are of a much higher standard, writing and layout-wise.

When I started out more than 2 years ago, I just wanted to create a setting of my own, something that I could use for my own games, but also a setting that others might enjoy using. I created Mor Aldenn, the City of Mages. It started out small, just a GM’s and Player’s guide, basically the same information, but with different angles. From the very beginning, I knew that I wanted to eventually create a bigger more complete guide, fully compatible with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Now, two years later… I have.

Confession time: The old material is poorly written and lacks editing. I’ll gladly take the blame for that, I may have been a little too eager to get my first product on the market. In my defense, I did ask 6-7 proofreaders to help out make the product better, but in hindsight, I probably should have taken all of their advice. However, the two guidebooks still has a lot of cool ideas and some really great artwork to inspire a GM or player. Also, it was the old material that inspired the new material and some of the original material haven’t been changed.

So here’s the problem: I would like to put the old material behind me and look forward. Call it sort of a 2nd edition of Mor Aldenn. However, there are quite a few people who have bought the old guides, so would it be fair to remove the products from the market altogether? If I do this, it won’t be possible for them to download the products anymore and they would have (sort of) wasted their money.

The (temporary) solution: I’ve just changed the prices of the oldest products (Player’s Guide, GM’s Guide, Gods of Mor Aldenn, Ugly Harpy, A Trail of Poison) so that they are practically free. I’ve also made two of the products free downloads (Wizard’s Path, chapter 1 and 2). So far, the changes have only been made to RPGNow, but will hopefully be made to the Paizo store… soon.

You can find the products here.

I think these are much more fair prices, for the quality, but what I would really like to do is…

1) Remove them completely. Or…

2) Make them free downloads

What are your thoughts on this?

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New Headless Hydra Clip Art

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A new year brings… new clip art from the Headless Hydra. The newest pieces are from Mike Burns, who also helped out on the Setting Guide and then, of course, the Forge. The later was part of a deal I made with them long ago and was also used in a certain product that I worked on for a long long time.

You can find the two illustrations here, along with all the other clip art pieces from the Hydra.

There may be a couple of new illustrations in the very near future… so keep your eyes open!

Updated Mor Aldenn bundle

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It was time to create a new Mor Aldenn bundle and so I have! This bundle includes all the new pdfs that we’ve created, like the Setting Guide, Creature Compendium, Gaiants Discovered, Moon’s Folly, Player’s Guide, but also a Mor Aldenn adventure, the Haunting of Soldragon Academy and the Revised Mor Aldenn map pack!

All this for only $15.99! This means that you save more than $10!

You can find the bundle on RPGNow.com!

[Mor Aldenn] Play-by-post, anyone?

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I’ve been wanting to start a play-by-post in Mor Aldenn, the City of Mages, for some time now. I only have some loose ideas of what the game is going to be about, but unless anyone is interested, ideas don’t mean much.

So if anyone is interested, please drop me a note either here or maybe an email: storyguide.axel@gmail.com

I hope someone is interested in a bit of adventuring in the City of Mages!

Review page added

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While updating the blog, I’ve added a page with links to all the Headless Hydra Games reviews that I’ve been able to find. If I’ve missed one or two, please let me know and I’ll add them right away!

Also… if you want to write a review of one of our products, please drop me a note (storyguide.axel@gmail.com).

What??

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Apparently, Headless Hydra Games makes metal figures now… 🙂

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-D-D-AD-D-Game-Pieces-HHG-HEADLESS-HYDRA-GAMES-METAL-FIGURES-/230718926014

I did not know this!

First review of the setting guide

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Endzeitgeist (aka Thilo Graf) just posted a 4.5 star review of the Mor Aldenn Setting Guide. It really gives an in-depth review of the whole guide and if anyone is thinking of buying this campaign setting, I suggest that you read End’s review.

You can find it here.

The review is not just positive (although mostly so). It also lists a couple of flaws, and I do agree with most of those points. If you are interested in reading my thoughts on these, just follow this link and scroll down for a bit.

This will (hopefully) be the first of many (positive) reviews.

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