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In this section you will find stored contents from the old Judges Guild Homepage. You will not be able to add anything, but we still thought these contents should be preserved for all Judges Guild fans.

Rat on a Stick

A Classic Recipe...


Cook Your Own Rat on a Stick

Background:

Back in the early days of gaming, Flying Buffalo published a wonderful, light-hearted fantasy game called Tunnels & Trolls™. Not only was it a fun break from the rather grim tone of D&D®, but it had the advantage of having many solo adventures available. It was simple, fast, easy to play, and its author, Ken St.Andre, clearly had a wonderful sense of humor. I still have my official T&T pencil, marked "1/2 die weapon when sharpened."

Judges Guild published several adventures for T&T. One of them, Rat on a Stick, had the distinction of being the only fantasy adventure (at least, that I am aware of) involving fast food franchises! Think about it: All of those monsters crammed into a typical dungeon have to get food somehow ... so why not at the nearest Rat on a Stick stand? The adventure includes the necessary rules for running a Rat on a Stick franchise. Incidentally, there are a few copies of this fun module available in the Overlord's Vault.

While sorting through the Judges Guild archives I, your humble Webmaster, unearthed the following recipe. After a bit of research and some help from a reader I found out that the author was Pixie Bledsaw, who also drew some of the first art in the early days of Judges Guild. Clearly a very creative lady!

I should warn you that I haven't actually tried this recipe yet. It looks very tasty, however. It is basically cheese-stuffed meatloaf, and the mere thought of that is making me want to abandon my computer and head for the nearest kitchen. I'll report further when I have a chance to cook up some.

The Recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1 to 1-1/2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1/2 cup finely crushed cheddar cheese crackers
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 lb. cheese (Colby, Colby Cheddar, or Jack Colby)
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 8 wooden meat skewers or equivalent
    - For optional tails -
  • 4 pieces spaghetti
  • red food coloring
Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Cut cheese into half-inch cubes. Impale cheese cubes on skewers, dividing cheese cubes evenly among skewers.
  • In large bowl, mix beef, egg, cracker crumbs, and pepper. If mixture doesn't stick together well, add 2 tablespoons milk.
  • Divide mixture into 8 sections.
  • Press each section flat until 1/2 inch thick.
  • Wrap each stick of cheese in a section of meat. Make sure there are no holes or cracks in the meat that would let the cheese leak out while baking.
  • Shape top end of meat "rat"into a point.
  • Optional tails:
    • Fill a small saucepan with water and add four drops of red food coloring. Bring to a boil.
    • Break 4 sticks of spaghetti in half. Place spaghetti in water, leaving one end out of water.
    • When spaghetti has softened and turned pink, remove from water.
    • Using unsoftened end, insert 1 piece of spaghetti into round end of "rat".
    • Drape soft end of spaghetti around handle of stick.
  • Place "rats" on baking sheet. (one with sides)
  • Dribble honey over "rats".
  • Pour barbecue sauce over "rats"
  • Bake 30 minutes at 400 degrees F, basting and turning occasionally.
  • Serve to hungry gamers.

Magnificent Magic Exchange Archive

Here are the old entries from the Guildhall's Magnificent Magic Exchange:


John Hepner -  

The Blade-Master's Gauntlets

These finely crafted gloves are made of soft, tooled leather. They are often dyed a rich jewel-tone. A pair of these gauntlets will radiate faint magic. Individually they will appear to be non-magical. Any character (regardless of class or profession) may wear a pair of these gloves.

When a character wears a pair of Blade-Master's Gauntlets they gain a bonus 'to hit' with one type of bladed weapon. Each pair of these gloves will only grant bonuses to a single weapon. Gauntlets affecting either Long-swords, Short-swords or Daggers are the most common types found. Sages report variations of these magical gauntlets (conferring bonuses to other melee weapons) do exist.

The strength of the enchantment on a pair of these gloves varies from +1 to +4 (+5% to +20%) 'to hit' with +1 being the most common. This 'to-hit' bonus is conferred to any character possessing the specific weapon-skill that the gauntlet boosts. For characters with the appropriate weapon skill the 'to-hit' bonuses granted by the gauntlets are cumulative with any other 'to-hit' bonuses from attributes, skill, or magic.

Characters lacking the specific weapon-skill the gauntlet affects do not gain the 'to-hit' bonus normally conferred by these gloves. Instead treat the character as if he possessed a base level of proficiency with the particular weapon the gauntlets affect. Characters wearing these gloves may thus gain (temporary) proficiency with weapon skills that are normally unavailable to their adventuring class or profession.

In addition, normal weaponry will function as magical weaponry (of a magical 'plus' equal to that of the gauntlets) for determining what creatures may be struck. Thus a character wearing a pair of Blade-Master's Gauntlets that provide a bonus to short-swords will, while wielding a normal short-sword, be able to inflict damage on a creature that is immune to non-magic weaponry. In spite of this effect, a normal weapon will not radiate any magic when wielded.

The bonuses granted by a pair of these gauntlets only work when the same person wears both gloves. When both gloves are worn the designs that are tooled into the leather will shimmer with a very faint light. This light is too faint to see by if the character is in darkness, but bright enough to be noticed by anyone that watches the character carefully.

A few, extremely rare, pairs of gauntlets are rumored to confer magical bonuses to damage in addition to their 'to-hit' bonus.

Steve Balog -  

Bow of Magic Missiles

I set this up after watching the Dungeons & Dragons Saturday morning TV show, so I don't know how legal it is. The bow is made of brass and has a strong magic dweomer. It acts similarly to a Rod of Spell Storing, in that it can absorb a certain number of spell levels per day. The bow can hold up to 30 charges which can be expelled in golden energy arrows (1 charge) that do d6+3 damage, no to hit modifier. The strengths can be doubled by doubling the charge, but the damage bonus stays the same (+3). Should more the character that owns the bow try to absorb more than 30 charges, the bow will explode as a fireball doing the number of of charges in d6 dice damage to a 30' diameter volume.
Kara Geilman -  

The Grizzly Bow

It appears to be a standard large mechanical crossbow, but has a lever to reset it for a new bolt it can not be reset by hand, when fired it puts forth a steel bolt that puts 900 ft. lbs. of torque. This is sufficient to hit with dam of S/M 2 to 8 + 5 , L/Giant class 1-10 +5 force plus shockwave damage (must make system shock or victim will automatically go to htk of -1 and start dropping.) It will leave any opponent making system shock stunned and knocked out for 2 to 4 rounds taking the normal damage on the first successful body hit, limb hits will go completely through and may break the bone giving normal damage, (roll for hit location). It Requires a 17 strength or better to reset. Once reset, any fighter or fighter sub class can fire it. It is capable of hitting with enough force when fired at a building to knock down wooden doors and walls breaking doors from there hinges using a special bolt with a ball shape on the end. It only has a range of about 200 ft. at full force with force dropping 100 ft. lbs. pressure per 10 yds. doing -1 to the possible damage at each drop. If the damage is dimished by a -5 no shockwave damage will occur. It requires steel or better bolts to be fired. Any wooden bolt used will break and misfire and has a chance of doing damage to the user (roll on reaction adjustment for half damage). If full damage is taking from this mishap, use criticle hit tables to determine the location.

It also has the ability to summon a large bear once a day as a gaurdian (per Animal summoning as a 12th level druid). Roll for type. Grizzly, Brown, Black, Polar. has 25% of each. If a animal friendship spell is cast on this summoned animal, user must roll 85% or better or the spell will only last for one week. At which time the bear will either flee or turn on the owner of the Bow (50% or higher chance of turning), The user who holds the bear there by magic will loose his call bear ability till that bear is released. If a druid sees the bear, the druid will sense an imbalance and note the bear is being held against its will and should attempt to release the bear.

The bow also has the ability to automatically reincarnate the user as one of the type of bears if the wielder is killed. The reincarnation will not take affect until after the wielder of the bow has been dead for two weeks and no other healing means are being used. This means that if the user is resurrected within two weeks, the spell will not take effect. there is a 10% chance of the reincarnation being of another type of creature as listed in the reincarnation spell.

The bow also has the ability to grant shape change per druidic ability to the user once per week into any neutral creature. (35% or less chance of it being a bear, 85% chance of it being the called for animal.

History: The bow was originally designed and built for a ranger by a very strange druid who had a shop making weapons. The weapon is neutral in alignment.
The Webmaster -  

Frog-Eye Helm

This unique item is a bascinet subtly shaped in the form of a frog, with two bulging froggy eyes sculpted into the top. It looks somewhat silly, causing a small negative reaction modifier (-5%) to anyone who does not know the wearer.

Its benfits, however, outweigh the disadvantage of wearing a helm that looks rather like a frog. In addition to having the normal armor effects of a helm of its type, the Frog-Eye Helm has the following special powers:

Enhanced peripheral vision -- the wearer can see movement anywhere except for a 90 degree arc directly behind the helm. Note that if something is not moving, or moving very, very slowly (e.g., a slug crawling) it will not be noticed. Some users have, howe ver, reported an inordinate interest in watching bugs.

Swimming underwater -- when in water, the wearer's skin functions as a frog's for oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange. This allows a humanoid wearer to survive underwater for ten times the normal limit. If a character could normally hold her breath for a m inute and a half, with the Frog-Eye Helm on she could hold it for fifteen minutes instead. Note that this is also dependant on the amout of oxygen available in the water: A cold, clear trout stream will allow breathing for considerably longer than the bot tom of a bog. The 10x factor is for the surface waters of a normal temperate-zone lake; for other areas, the Judge should modify accordingly.

Froggly Eyes -- The wearer can choose to see solely through the frog eyes on the helm. For game purposes, treat the forward 90 degree arc as being similar to normal human vision, except in black and white, 90 degrees to each side being sensitive to moveme nt only as for the enhanced peripheral vision, and again the rear arc is a blind spot.

By submerging in water with just the frog eyes breaking the surface, perhaps with a bit of mud or pond weed to disguise the top of the helm, it is possible to hide while watching what is going on, taking advantage of the frog skin feature to only surface to breathe every ten minutes or so.

Guestbook Archive

Here is the old Judges Guild guest book. Bob wanted it posted to preserve the comments of the prior posters. New posters are encouraged to come join us in the Judges Guild section of the Necromancer Games message boards!


Noel Proulx - Fall River, MA, 02724 
Tuesday, November 09, 1999 at 12:44:50 (EST)

Glad to see You are back, hope everything goes well and you thrive.
Steven Lee Coston - San Antonio, Tx, USA 
Monday, November 08, 1999 at 22:05:37 (EST)

I had heard that Judges Guild was back. And that you would be at the Conundrum Convention in San Antonio, Texas. Boy, you were there with flying colors. I did buy as many of the products that were offered as I could. My mouth did drip with that which is called "I want that!" I had the chance to meet your Design Department Manager, Mr. Greg Geillman. He and I had a conversation about the come backe of the company and what you have in mind. He is a very neat person to talk to. I am awaiting with great energy the old and new products that you have. JUDGES GUILD IS BACK!!!!! YES Will see you at the next Conundrum next year and could you advertise it in your magizine. Thank you.
Rich Oliver - Huntsville, AL 
Monday, November 08, 1999 at 17:21:33 (EST)

WOW! After all this time! Thwap me with a feather! Looking forward to great new products and (please, please) some "silver editions" of all the oldies and goodies! WAY COOL!
Tony Miller -  
Sunday, November 07, 1999 at 01:36:41 (EST)

About time, boys. I'm in. You guys did some great Traveller stuff and I'm ready for more. Thanks for coming back.
Lyle M. Stone - Madison, AL, USA 
Friday, November 05, 1999 at 15:11:02 (EST)

Welcome back guys! I cut my teeth on your stuff back in the late 70's at Tulane University when I was introduced to RPGs. Its great to have you back in the running, much like an old freind after a long time gone. I loved your stuff then and I am sure I will again. May even contribute this time! Good Luck and you can bet I will subscribe in the next flurry of check writing that takes place at the Stone household.
John Justice - Decatur, AL
Thursday, November 04, 1999 at 15:08:38 (EST)

Wow! Talk about a surprise. I'm glad to see you back. I still run games in the C-SofIO, the greatest city setting ever published. I'm definitely going to subscribe. Are your new products going to be in the universal rules format, or will you key them out for specific game systems? Also, if possible, publish the new modules with the same look and materials as the original products. I love those maps printed on the yellowish brown parchment paper. Good luck!
Robert Bradford -  
Tuesday, November 02, 1999 at 00:45:02 (EST)

Judges Guild stuff always takes me back! I can't wait to pore over those huge maps again!
Matt Kostek - Suffield, CT, US 
Sunday, October 31, 1999 at 09:30:03 (EST)

Robert Chartier is everyone's best friend...
Robert Chartier - Springfield, MA, USA 
Friday, October 29, 1999 at 12:37:45 (EDT)

I've been gaming since 1982. It's awesome that you are back. My copy of the City-State Disintegrated about 5 years ago... Guess I'll have to get a new copy!
Gary Suprenant - Rockford, IL, USA 
Friday, October 29, 1999 at 01:49:30 (EDT)

Welcome back to the gaming world! Glad to see you back, Your products were extremely popular at my gaming shop (Dragon's Nest, Kankakee, IL).... until your organization was sucked into the abyss, that is.... Anyway, if this isn't some kind of cleverly devised illusion designed to trap gamers-of-old, I just might order a few volumes (gods know, my copy of the City-State has seen far too many adventurers over the years, and is in need of repairs) What about the other city-state? Anybody like the service, respond please.
Sarah Newton - Sawbridgeworth, Herts,, UK 
Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 13:11:03 (EDT)

Oh yes oh yes oh yes!!! Wayyyy back when, almost twenty years ago now (cringe), the First Fantasy Campaign, CSIO, CSWE, Dark Tower, soooo much stuff made me love Judges Guild products to bits. It is soo great to see you guys back - and tell me - any plans for new stuff? I began my dungeon delving (almost) with Blackmoor in the old original D&D days, and just loved the parchment maps and mediaeval feel of all your stuff. So much so that I'm still playing it... and listening to that damned music on the Orcian Way! This is what the Comeback Inn was all about! Welcome back, guys. You've given us all a lot of good times, it's great to see you still around.
Rich - Hudson, NY, USA 
Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 21:37:52 (EDT)

I began playing AD&D in the early 80's and bought CSIO when Mayfair Games released it. I was impressed then... and I'm only recently beginning an online MUD CSIO game using the setting as a starting point! I'll refer all my players to your page if they'd like to get any of your fine products for themselves! Welcome back... this kind of game support has been absent for far too long!
Ernie -  
Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 23:40:23 (EDT)

Really glad to see yo back...been WAY to long. Inferno??? Is it coming?
Christopher -  
Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 15:01:35 (EDT)

What!! You're back? Cool! I need to replace my very tattered and torn maps of City-State/Invicible Overlord and Tegal Manor. Been using them for 20 years! Welcome back! Plus, need to replace Dave Arneson's Original Fantasy Campaign, Barbarian Altanis, CSWE, Oops, better slow down, I didn't have a wife back when I first bought these...
Stonehenge Books & Games Australia - Sydney, NSW, Australia 
Friday, October 15, 1999 at 07:59:08 (EDT)

Was excited and surprised to see the rebirth of Judges Guild. Nice to see a good company back up and running after a long hiatus. Since we are setting up our webpage now for our games company, you can bet there will be links to Judges Guild. I haven't seen Judges Guild stuff for a long time, and am looking forward to seeing the new products you release!
Chris Boles - Sun Prairie, WI 
Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 14:30:20 (EDT)

I almost couldn't believe my eyes. I saw a link to Judges Guild? It couldn't be the same JG I grew up with! I still have the copy of Tegal Manor that my Dad sent me through. Now I'm waiting to send my daughter into it. She's eight and almost ready. Heh...heh. Keep up the great work!
Dave Eikel -  
Sunday, October 10, 1999 at 22:14:00 (EDT)

Outstanding!! Glad to have JG back!! Really missed you guys.
Kevin Curtin - Cedaredge, CO, USA 
Sunday, October 10, 1999 at 21:44:56 (EDT)

Way Cool!! I am so glad to see that you are back! I can still remember adventuring through Tegel Manor and The City State of the Invincible Overlord. And the Dark Tower. And the Caverns of Thracia. And Under the Storm Giants Castle. And so many more. Like many of the other "greybeards" listed here I "cut my adventuring teeth" on some or your great products. I wish you the very best of success!
Eric Nylund - Green Bay, WI 
Saturday, October 09, 1999 at 20:11:19 (EDT)

Great to see you're back. The City-State of the Invincible Overlord became the basis for our (4 GMs) world milieu almost as soon as it was published the first time. And almost 20 years later it is still the place where our characters and their progeny live out their lives and base their wide-ranging adventures. Keep up the good work!
John Horton - Encino, CA, USA
Friday, October 08, 1999 at 23:16:44 (EDT)

Wow! The return of Judges Guild - this is great! Tegel Manor was the best Thief adventure we ever had, and the Ready Ref Sheets are still in use, although we just call them "The Purple Book." I'm really glad to see you are back and I wish you lots of luck.
Don Brown - Cincinnati, OH, USA 
Thursday, October 07, 1999 at 22:36:22 (EDT)

Gland to have you back! I've still got all my JG items, including issues #11 & 12 of Pegasus. Hey! You guys still owe me 10 issues! ;)
Mike -
Thursday, October 07, 1999 at 19:36:17 (EDT)

Great to see you back! I still have a lot of my original JG purchaces, but I definately will want ot get the rest!
Paul Williams - San Francisco, Ca, USA
Thursday, October 07, 1999 at 10:00:36 (EDT)

THANK GOD I FOUND YOU ! Welcome back, you were sorely missed I can assure you. I will be supporting you enthusiastically with my money, And will be spreading the word of your come-back far and wide....
Craig Janssen - Melbourne, FL, USA 
Wednesday, October 06, 1999 at 23:45:34 (EDT)

Wow! Good to see Judges Guild back! Also glad to see some fellow gamers again. Big Hello to Allen Cecil, and some of the "Expert Crew" I saw posting here. I am very happy to see the Guild back in action! Craig Janssen
Marc - Seattle, WA 
Sunday, October 03, 1999 at 08:30:54 (EDT)

Is there anyone out there??? Have not seen an update in awhile so I was just curious. For those looking for Judges Guild products I have found quite a few on ebay recently, so if you can't get it here look for them there. Of course a copy of the Invinsible Overlord goes for over 50 dollars :( Anyone received a copy of the Pegasus yet?
Steve Balog - Dallas, TX, USA 
Friday, October 01, 1999 at 08:57:08 (EDT)

Hey, has anyone else seen the write-ups on the 3rd edition D&D game? What's your opinions on it? Hey, JG folks, how about a search engine on here to allow those of us that still game (lo these many years now) to get together with each other? Dang glad to have y'all back!
Duke Egbert - Indianapolis, IN 
Friday, October 01, 1999 at 02:38:35 (EDT)

Long ago, I used to play RPGs in Decatur, and actually visited the Guild once or twice. I've a fond spot in my heart for y'all, and I'm glad to see you back. Any chance of unearthing a copy of _Dark Tower_?
JeffB -
Wednesday, September 29, 1999 at 23:39:53 (EDT)

WOHOO!!! It's been 15 years since I gave up RPG's, and now that I am getting back into them, here comes JG!! Many of your products made thier way into my gaming sessions. I still own a few JG items as well, things like Of Skulls.., Operation Ogre, Ready Ref Book, and the GENCON Dungeon, wonderful stuff, that I plan to re-introduce in my new sessions. These old products are a integral part of the "life" of Dungeons and Dragons, from the 3 brown books that I started with to the later ADnD stuff. And as far as I am concerned, many of the JG products hold top honors for the best names for game supplements(well except for maybe RQ's "Duck Pond" heh heh). Things like, City State of the Invincible Overlord, Fantastic Wilderlands Beyonde..., etc. Keep it up!! Glad to have ya back!!
Jon Hancock - Porter, ME, USA
Wednesday, September 29, 1999 at 22:47:16 (EDT)

Egad! With so many favourite companies moribund or gone entirely it was quite a surprise to see the Guild back in business. I shall certainly be checking back and seeing how things develop this time around. Best of luck to you all.
Kenneth J. RUch - Norfolk, VA, Usa 
Monday, September 27, 1999 at 19:00:09 (EDT)

Well I subdcribed to the pegus when is it supposed to ship? thanks ken
Barry Frady - County Cork,, Ireland 
Monday, September 27, 1999 at 08:28:27 (EDT)

It's great to see the Judges Guild is back. I told a lot people in the past how great it was to game at Guild's Guild on a Saturday afternoons. I feel that the Judge Guild's products are the best. The players I game in with Ireland love the City State of the World Emperor and the Dark Tower. I wish Judge's Guild all the best in the future.
Craig Rooster Gustafson - chicago, il, usa 
Saturday, September 25, 1999 at 01:47:01 (EDT)

There's a certain admiration for the Judge's Guild that I hold dear. A module from JgGd was always one step above the rest. You could always the feeling of the deep investment that an author would make in every product.
Sebastian Dietz - Stuttgart,, Germany 
Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 15:43:43 (EDT)

Hello! I added Judges Guild's products to the Complete RPG Index on http://www.purpledragon.de. Perhaps Judges Guild has an email adress for the official "You-have-been-added-mail?"
Vrayth Laup - MI, USA 
Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 10:54:19 (EDT)

My Judges Guild DM Screen has been one of my most valuable tools. Many years of use has taken its toll and I would like to get another! Hope to see it availible again. Go Guild!
Michael Garrett - Indianapolis, IN, 46229 
Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 05:40:30 (EDT)

SEEKING DECKPLANS......Desperately seeking FASA Adventure Class Ships Vol.2, will trade scanned/xeroxed copies of Vol.1 or Aslan Military Ships......Also would appreciate any other 15/25 mm deckplans suitable for Traveller, (GDW, Judges Guild or other) ......AD&D floorplans/deckplans also welcome.
John P Martin - La Mesa, CA, USA 
Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 04:05:46 (EDT)

Love Judges Guild! I loved playing and using Judges Guild stuff, and Im glad there is a place where we can get your find products instead of hunting them all down! City State forever!
Jack Dona - San Diego, Ca, United States 
Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at 19:05:43 (EDT)

Hey Judges Guild! Back in 1984 I sent a money order and a request for some Modules. I think your doors folded around that time frame and I never got the goods. Im glad your back up and running! I still have my reciept, any chance of me getting my stuff now? heh heh....This is the best thing to happen to RPG's since JudgesGuild opened their doors! Glad your back! Jack D.
Mark Kelly - Coventry,, England 
Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at 07:02:49 (EDT)

At last! First Greyhawk gets revived by TSR/WotC, and now this...... I have CSIO and CSWE, plus a map of all the Wilderlands together. I also have Wilderlands of the Fantastic Reaches (just maps and a 4 page booklet - is that all there was?) Other stuff too - Dark Tower, original Tegel Manor, Mines of Custalcon etc - but would love to try and get more (especially the other Wilderlands things). The JG stuff may not have been as professionally printed as others, but was bursting with creative energy and verve. Hope that this will revive. BTW, the Mayfair version of CSIO was absolutely dreadful - JG must get the license back! Do not have a credit card (yet) but I will be anxiously awaiting developments....
Dennis Ishman - Sheffield, PA, USA 
Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at 22:30:47 (EDT)

Welcome Back...I would like to volenteer my services...i am 39 and remember the old days... Contact info: Dennis Ishman 17 Pickering ST. Apt#104 Sheffield, PA 16347-9404 (814)968-4483
Phil Frye - Omaha, NE
Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at 13:22:09 (EDT)

I think it's just great that you are up and running again. I'm in my 40's now and its been 15 years since I've even looked at an RPG game. After a disappointing though nostalgic search for the games I enjoyed as a young man, I found out just how much has changed in the game industry. Its nice to see that some of the "old timers" have survived the computer age. Drop me a line when you get your on-line ordering system up and running and you'll have a customer. I look forward to seeing your new products.
Bruce Stedman - Bristol,, England 
Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 19:42:02 (EDT)

Excellent news! I'd like to get hold of the whole of the Wilderlands (I already have CSWO & CSIO). Plus Astigar's Lair - I lost mine. How much is shipping to England (surface mail)? A couple of your links seem to be broken (inquire on order form)
Steve Stottrup - Chicag, IL, USA 
Saturday, September 18, 1999 at 13:32:09 (EDT)

Looking to get into a D&D/AD&D game in the Chicago area (preferably city, but...). Haven't played since mid '80's, so beginner level would be great. Would rather start as PC, but would DM if ABSOLUTELY necessary. Was hoping to do this in the Guildhall, but Bob hasn't been able to open that up yet, apparently (at least I haven't received my password yet.....many of you may know how Bob is trying to start this wonderful concept back up from the ashes....so much to do and so much time and $$ needed....). Anyway, e-mail is attached. If you're innerested, drop me a line. I have many fine JG modules I'd love to experience/re-experience. Hopefully 3rd edition rules for AD&D will bring it back down to some kind of reasonable level of fun....Heck, I'd even have fun playing it the old-fashioned way. Whatever. Just looking for a chance to get back into the game.
Cynthia Lee Bledsaw Keen - Detroit, MI, U.S.A 
Friday, September 17, 1999 at 15:46:16 (EDT)

Dang you guys, I didn't know Judges Guild was so popular! This is, ofcourse, Jim's daughter. Just waltzed in to say "hi". Drop me a line once in a while, hu?
Scott Meredith - Enterprise, Al, USA
Thursday, September 16, 1999 at 21:11:24 (EDT)

Glad to see a company dedicated to products that stimulate the imagination. Just got some of your old originals, really brings back a feeling of nostalgia. Hope to see you around for a long time.
Dave Medinnus - Sunnyvale, CA, USA 
Thursday, September 16, 1999 at 18:32:16 (EDT)

You are back! The harbingers of imagination, and fantasy-spinners of my mis-spent youth! Let the trumpets blare! Let the doves fly free! Judges Guild is back! (What are the odds of you doing some blank hex maps?)
W. R. WOODALL - RENTON, WA, USA 
Thursday, September 16, 1999 at 09:26:08 (EDT)

Is there anywhere on this web site with directions for getting registered as a guild member, where to send fee's, a list of members, ect. By the way welcome back! It's been far to long!
W. R. WOODALL - RENTON, WA, USA 
Thursday, September 16, 1999 at 09:25:08 (EDT)

Is there anywhere on this web site with directions for getting registered as a guild member, where to send fee's, a list of members, ect. By the way welcome back! It's been far to long!
Jerry Hoffman -
Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 00:25:23 (EDT)

Hi, I'm glad to hear your back. Do you have any plans of reprinting the city state of the world emperor? I already got the city state of the invicible overlord, but I would really like a copy of the cswe. Thanks, sincerely Jerry Hoffman
Mike Wilson - Wichita, KS, USA 
Tuesday, September 14, 1999 at 18:35:00 (EDT)

I cant find any other way to contact Judges Guild so I will Place my questions here. I recently received my order and was very pleased with your products. However I also purchased a guildmember subscription yet I received no password or user name. Also I am interested in purchasing your Wilderlands CD-Rom but it is not on the order form on your websight. Any help with these problems will be welcomed. Thank you, Mike
Robert Scott Martin - Tarsh,, Map 3 
Tuesday, September 14, 1999 at 11:48:22 (EDT)

Oh my God. This makes me incredibly happy. Did anyone keep the notes on the rest of the Wilderness Book series? I was always particularly disappointed that it was never completed in print -- it was certainly the most ambitious wilderness campaign ever attempted up to that time. And the Book of Amulets and Talisman was actually printed? Gamescience lied to me!
Brian Reddeman - Lake Forest, CA, USA 
Sunday, September 12, 1999 at 17:21:38 (EDT)

Astounding! I was both amazed and excited to hear your company is back in business! I don't play AD&D much at all anymore, but Judges Guild modules always have piqued my interest. I'll be watching your site with great ernest for any new products you release.
Ralph and Ivy Ryan - Springfield, OH, USA
Sunday, September 12, 1999 at 11:18:40 (EDT)

It is fantastic to see JG back. Ivy has been using JG material almost solely since it was originaly published. We have laminated the maps so they would not get destroyed over the years.Modron would also be wonderful to see again. We are looking forward to the next issue of Pegasus, one of the best mags ever published for the game. Nice to see that you are still here and TSR has been sold twice since the BS they pulled on you. Sincerely, Ralph and Ivy K
Franz Bruyere - Atchison, KS, USA 
Saturday, September 11, 1999 at 15:52:56 (EDT)

Welcome back... I was introduced to AD&D back in late 1980 and played for a couple of years in the military. I have just gotten back into playing and had gone through my stuff... found one of your catalogs from 1981/1982 and wondered if you were still around. Glad to see you back :)
Leon - Adelaide, SA, Australia
Friday, September 10, 1999 at 04:28:21 (EDT)

Woohoo! Wish you all the best! Looooong overdue : ) p.s. been Desperately seeking Dark Tower for the last 10 years, one of the 3 best ADD modules ever made IMO! Really great to see you extant again...perhaps there really is magic in the world : ))
Robert Lionheart - Culver City, CA, USA 
Friday, September 10, 1999 at 04:03:38 (EDT)

Dear Bob Bledsaw, We have to talk immediately. I have a RPG magazine - StormCrow - greatly inspired by Pegasus currently in production to go on paper. Please email me so we can discuss this unforseen difficulty to both our enterprises.
Norin Rad - CO, USA 
Thursday, September 09, 1999 at 12:40:52 (EDT)

Really glad to see you are back! Thanks!
Dave Dodge - Kingstowne, va, 22315 
Wednesday, September 08, 1999 at 23:27:17 (EDT)

Long Live the Emperor! It is great to see you back in business. This really brings back good memories. My first ad&d game was set in the city state of the invincible overlord. I still use it as a replacement for a similiar city ("Xillsfar") on a more famous (but now more and more fluff-filled world. Suggestions I say keep those old city state maps (although some name changes might be needed). The hand drawn character is still refreshing. Also, Please reprint Dark Tower. That module was great.
John Wells - Sunnyvale, CA, USA 
Wednesday, September 08, 1999 at 19:15:25 (EDT)

Trying to get a copy of Dark Tower. Great to see this site.
Travis Masoner - Little Rock, AR, US
Tuesday, September 07, 1999 at 18:37:37 (EDT)

JG was out of business by the time I got into RPGs but I've heard nothing but good things about it. Glad you are back in business!!
Craig A Roth - Cocoa, FL, USA 
Monday, September 06, 1999 at 15:32:00 (EDT)

Great to see you back and functioning! I have to agree with one of the other guestbook signers, however: Bring back the full-size maps of the City-State, or scan them onto a CD-ROM.
Ken Hawkins - Clarksville, TN, USA 
Sunday, September 05, 1999 at 04:30:36 (EDT)

I have all the old stuff. now give me something NEW. Thanks for coming back when we need you. Its good seeing you again.
Steve - Texarkana, TX
Sunday, September 05, 1999 at 01:44:53 (EDT)

Welcome back. It's good to see you guys again. It's been a long time. How about reprinting the First Fantasy Campaign and the Dark Tower.
Mike Lane -  
Saturday, September 04, 1999 at 16:12:23 (EDT)

Hey, will you guys be distributing nationally, through Berkeley or Alliance? In other words, will we retailers be seeing your stuff???
Rick Massey - Dallas, TX, 75240 
Friday, September 03, 1999 at 23:34:24 (EDT)

Ah. Finally. my prayers have been answered. The gods have smiled upon us, and returned to us a source for Pre-AD&DII information. Now, if I could only get my hands on Dark Tower, Inferno, and the two city-states.....
Dr. Rich Staats - McLean, VA, USA 
Friday, September 03, 1999 at 08:48:54 (EDT)

My apologies for the earlier question! I just received the newest _Pegasus_ in the mail. Looks great! Keep up the good work! Take care, Rich
Dr. Rich Staats - McLean, VA, USA 
Friday, September 03, 1999 at 08:48:04 (EDT)

My apologies for the earlier question! I just received the newest _Pegasus_ in the mail. Looks great! Keep up the good work! Take care, Rich
Jolin - , Middle Age Earth
Tuesday, August 31, 1999 at 15:00:18 (EDT)

E. L. Perry, you are a wonderful artist! I was lucky to find copies of Portals of Irontooth and Trial By Fire, graced with your artwork. You have a clearness, and straightforward simplicity that gets to the core of the mood. Your cover for Portals of Irontooth is absolutely delicious. And the Trial By Fire cover! It is one of the greatest spine-chillers I have seen. I almost get lost in it, fearing for my sanity. Lovecraft would have loved that that one.
John Webb - Seattle, wa, usa 
Tuesday, August 31, 1999 at 01:49:35 (EDT)

I have run a JG campaign for over 22 years. My players and I (some of us have been together for that whole time) have explored all 16 maps (actually only really 12, as I was unable to get Magic Realm till 3 years ago. JG has provided a quarter (op timistic) of a lifetime of fun for me and mine, and I am very pleased to hear from you again. The best thing about JG was that it always let me use my own creativity, rather than being a can of TSR soup that an amatuer could GM. I hope to see more expansi on off of the old stuff, maybe even reprint the maps. Do not get all TSR flashy, there are plenty of us out there who still love the Tolkien-like simplicity of your stuff (I assume Bob Bledsaw(?) is involved. Drop me line if you need material (free to you , though I will have to get a scanner to input all the old typewriter stuff. Always remember-"We'll feast toinight boys, but the fat overlord will never know were upon him until its to late!"
Kevin Price - Sacramento, CA 
Monday, August 30, 1999 at 10:18:38 (EDT)

Judges Guild, the mother of all fantasy games, an oasis in the sea of fantasy worlds, the sweet spot that lets the 20 sided die spin for hours. The ease of transfering from one module to another. The simplicity of seamless game play. We applaude y our past achievments and happly await your upcomming adventures. All we ask is that you do not fall into the same pattern as others have, rushing to put out "new and improved" versions. Thank you. P.S. Keep the typo's, there great!!!
Alan Darrington - Sacramento, CA
Monday, August 30, 1999 at 00:46:24 (EDT)

I dont own a computer. I would like to thank you profusely for the last 20 years of running moduals. I have been the DM for an ongoing campaign for the past 20 years. I look forward to new material. Thanks Bob!!!!!!!!
Karl Soule' - Rancho Cordova, CA, USA 
Sunday, August 29, 1999 at 20:33:46 (EDT)

Wow. Guys, you made my Sunday. I found the URL in a newsgroup posting. As a hard core player (rather than DM,) I never owned much of the JG stuff. My DM, however, has a complete (at least he says) set of D&D material, and it is all some of the bes t material ever put on the market. Your philosophy of leaving the background info to the individual is just what's needed in this day and age of prewritten preproduced "follow the dotted line" style of adventures. I look forward to the new stuff!
Luke Fink - Altoona, Pa , 16601 
Saturday, August 28, 1999 at 15:01:42 (EDT)

I began in the city state campaigns, I ran the city state campaigns, then I lost it all. I came across this by accident. This is hard to believe. The best of the best has returned. Reminds me of a novel that began with a grey old wizard knocking a t frodo's baggin's door......... Thank you for coming back and I hope you stay around for a long while.
Ben R Cook - Mountain Home, AR, USA 
Saturday, August 28, 1999 at 07:53:43 (EDT)

I just got my first subscription issue of Pegasus Magazine & man am I thrilled. The quality is excellent. I can't wait to get the next issue. I'm getting ready to order more stuff as funds become available. Keep up the good work Bob & give all the staff a Well Done from me. If there are any gamers in my area please email me, I am looking to play some more D&D but I need players.
M. Simms - Martinsville, Va, USA 
Friday, August 27, 1999 at 18:55:06 (EDT)

This is just, too kewl! I DM'd your DARK TOWER adventure when it first came out. The subsequent PC body count was 28, with only one surviver to stumble out. Without a doubt, your maps and diagrams were the best and still are to this day. A hearty well met and welcome back!
Bill Johnson - Omaha, NE, USA 
Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 12:33:39 (EDT)

I bought a ton of your stuff at GenCon and I am definately not dissapointed. Please reprint the rest of your old product line so those of us that haven't enjoyed them get a chance to. I've already incorporated serveral items into my campaign and m y players love it. Best of luck to you. I hope to see more soon.
Derek Stoelting - South Bend, IN, USA 
Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 08:54:28 (EDT)

Great to see you're back in action! I've spent many hours of gameplay using your Traveller adventures.
Andrew Way - Perth, WA, Australia 
Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 03:57:25 (EDT)

To the creators of judges guild,there are many fan of your earlier works here in Perth.We have been using your earlier work for AD&D 2nd eddition and found that the format made it easy for the DM to create a smooth game play. The intro instruction s were always good. My and my friends favourite was the "Trial By Fire". Even though I have played it a long time ago, when I saw a 2nd hand copy of it it in the shop I had to buy it. I and my friends will be very pleased if you can come up with more stan d alone adventures such as this one. It was and is a masterfull creation. Cheers and good luck with your new rebirth.
Sam -  
Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 03:27:04 (EDT)

It was once told to me that the Judges guild produced a book of poetry which was to be taken as the words to spells, I would be greatly interested in such a product if you have any information
Danny Risley - Decatur, IL, USA 
Wednesday, August 25, 1999 at 21:07:31 (EDT)

Bob you have out done yourself. I am also interested in D&D like games. It is wonderful that you are reviving judges guild. Hopefully it will rise like a PHOENIX from the ashes. You are doing wonderful things. Please contact me.
Adrian Stein - NJ 
Wednesday, August 25, 1999 at 00:48:09 (EDT)

Just got Pegasus #14. GREAT!!!!!!! Judges Guild IS BACK!!!
Mike Wilson - Wichita, KS, USA 
Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 15:51:52 (EDT)

Finally the best is back! Judges Guild was always the little guy who tried harder and it showed in your products. I am very pleased to hear of your return!
Kevin Clarke - IL, USA` 
Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 03:32:12 (EDT)

Just got my copy of the "new" Pegasus! Wow, does that bring back memories. A great interview with Dave Arneson, and a not too shabby beginning adventure... looks like you guys are picking up right where you left off! Can we talk you into a month ly? LOL Keep up the good work. BTW, when is the members section here on the web site going to get up and running?
Joseph Teller - Cambridge, MA, 02139 
Monday, August 23, 1999 at 20:00:43 (EDT)

Rumor is out that the first issue of Pegasus has gone out - if so where's mine? I sent along a check when the announcement first came out that you were reviving (back in May). I haven't receieved anything since then. Could you please check on this? Joe
John Buczek - Garland, TX, 75044 
Monday, August 23, 1999 at 17:14:23 (EDT)

I just got my copy of the new issue of Pegasus magazine (#14) in the mail today. Looks great! Keep up the great work! When can we expect to see the online member section up and running?
Robert Quinn -  
Monday, August 23, 1999 at 01:03:41 (EDT)

Glad you guys are back. I have missed the quality stuff you put out for d&d and other games i have used your maps for several different campains and miss not getting new ones. When do you start publishing again?
Bruce A. Boughner - Ft Myers, , Fl, USA 
Sunday, August 22, 1999 at 09:08:48 (EDT)

Glad to see your back, hope making the conclusion to the Dante's inferno supplement is on the planning stages.
Grognard -
Saturday, August 21, 1999 at 15:11:36 (EDT)

I ran the City State for my players for close to 15 years. I am very pleased to see you all back in business. The best campaigns I ran for C&S were based out of the City State and Tegel Manor, so please bring both of these supplements back.
Tim French - Portland, OR, USA 
Saturday, August 21, 1999 at 13:32:32 (EDT)

Good to see you back. You were always the kings of table based gaming. Any chance we're going to see all those tables brought on line? maybe something that looks like you just rolled on a table? Preferably on a screen that looks typewritten ;-)
Bill Owen - Decatur, IL, USA
Saturday, August 21, 1999 at 11:31:35 (EDT)

Thomas Worthington - Newcastle, England, UK wrote ...How is Owen, I don't see his name on the credits for this site. I am well, thank you. And thanks to others for kind comments about some of the projects I worked on. Glad to provide some missing maps to Bob for the CD ROM project earlier in year... but too lazy to look up his website til today. That's been my contribut ion to JG since selling my share back in 1978. But Bob did the vast majority of the first years' of work all by himself. The rest of us sort embellished the periods on the sentences. I've been mostly playing Command Decision and Volley & Bayonet with the local guys. http://members.aol.com/wmowen/tanks.htm OH FOR THE DAYS of typing the JG stuff at the printers on their typesetter before they came to work (they let us use it for free if we actually paid for the printing!) AND THE FUN discussions we had about the latest cryptic litigation trickster communique from TSR's Dungeon Welcome Wagon. AND DID YOU KNOW that every issue was so PAMPERED it was picked up in a limousine at the printers? AND WHEN GUYS ON A (REAL) SUBMARINE ordered $100's of dollars worth of stuff (happened more than once), we'd throw in ext ra sets of dice FREE? (In retrospect we probably almost started WW3 as they tried to figure it out) AND IF I RUN THE TAPE back even further, sitting in Bob's dining room as he'd be "toasting" treasure maps and Craig practicing rolling all 20's (too likely to happen ANYWAY with him) and later hearing about a session I'd missed with Bob's rather blase recapitulation, "then they kidnapped Summerlott's wife and..." you realized you were not in Kansas any more.
Rachael "Succubus" Strange - Milwaukee, WI, USA 
Thursday, August 19, 1999 at 20:58:05 (EDT)

HELL yes!!! I am alive again. I have got so much of your old stuff you have no Idea. I am working with a beta sys for playing live over the net called GRIP. I would like to find others who want to go in on this. I love email and have been gaming f or over 20 years lets do an email game, live game, grip game, any kind of game you have in mind!!! contact me!!!!
John Hepner - Lexington, KY, U.S.A. 
Tuesday, August 17, 1999 at 16:38:52 (EDT)

Greetings, "Pleased" does not begin to describe how I feel about the return of the Judges Guild -- "estatic" is somewhat nearer the mark. Welcome back! May you have a long, prosperous, and happy career here on the web. I look forward to reprints of old favori tes, exciting new adventures, and many thoughtful articles within the pages of _Pegasus_. Perhaps I'll print off the submissions guidelines and send you a few ideas of my own that others might find amusing. Regards, John Hepner
Cary Layton - cape girardeau, mo., usa 
Tuesday, August 17, 1999 at 16:05:27 (EDT)

It's good to see you back.
Cos Marendy - Toowoomba, QLD, Australia 
Tuesday, August 17, 1999 at 06:58:21 (EDT)

Certainly is wonderful to see Judge's Guild back. I have many fond memories from the early 80's using JG's product: City-state of the Overlord and Portal series were favourites. I'll watch with interest your site. Thanks for many hours of youthful enjoyment. regards Cos Marendy
William Tracy - nashville , tn, us 
Tuesday, August 17, 1999 at 06:55:45 (EDT)

Great to see you back...and found you by chance while doing a search on Yahoo trying to find someone selling your old games used...some friends of mine want to start playing a high level campaign AD&D (around 15th level) so if you happen to come across some of them in stock please let me know..would espececially like to get Temple of Ra Accursed by Set..looking forward to seeing what you come out with in the future
Rick Wiedeman - Dallas, TX, USA 
Saturday, August 14, 1999 at 11:04:36 (EDT)

I have been a Judges Guild fan since 1979! It is fantastic to see you guys back in action. I have based entire campaigns around the City State and the Caverns of Thracia. And, of course, I would like to submit an adventure for your consideration. Who do I contact, and what format do you prefer? Best regards, Rick Wiedeman
James biggar - Houston, TX, USA
Saturday, August 14, 1999 at 09:14:01 (EDT)

Judges Guild came back in April and nobody told me? If my friends had, I would have thought it was just and April Fools prank. I found out by accidental search (thank you Yahoo) your web page. It looks great! I had just started re-writing my city using the CSIO maps. From the comments, it looks like hordes of old gamers are coming out of the woodwork just like my old friends. I guess the vibes of JG being resurrected is what pulled me out of retirement. I look forward to receiving my order and wis h JG the best.
Kurt A. Johnson - Downers Grove, IL 
Thursday, August 12, 1999 at 14:30:06 (EDT)

Your order form tells Illinois residents to include sales tax, but I don't know what it is. If you add that information to your form, then I'll buy!
C. Wolfgang Coe - San Jose, CA 
Thursday, August 12, 1999 at 02:47:24 (EDT)

I am SOOO glad you are back. I can't wait to see the new stuff.I have been working for years to complete my collection of your stuff. Now you making it more diffiuclt! Good for you!
dbuel - Tampa, FL, USA 
Wednesday, August 11, 1999 at 23:36:25 (EDT)

I remember, as a kid, opening The Dark Tower and, eyes widening, reading about the children of Set. Thunderhold, the Invincible Overlord, and the fantastic wilderlands beyond. Our players sailed on the Sea of Sorrows, and struck at monsters' "luri d lairs." Those lands were never forgotten. Welcome back.
John Dean -  
Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 11:28:55 (EDT)

I noticed on you back index you have a listing for wonderous weapons 1040. Will this be reprinted? and is this the one with the dwarf?:)
John Dean - San Diego, CA, U.S.A. 
Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 11:12:13 (EDT)

I'm looking for a mag you made awhile back I think it was called wonderous relics or something it was based on a high level dwarf running a magical shop with lots of wonerous things full discriptions and a background on the item. Is this the wonderous relics 920 you have listed?
Alyn Rumbold - Flagstaff, AZ, U.S.A. 
Sunday, August 01, 1999 at 20:20:36 (EDT)

Well, this brings back memories -- it's great to see JG still in existence! My buds and I started playing D&D back when it was still three booklets in a little white box (when it was still fun and didn't require a Masters degree in RPG to play), and we used to do most of our best and most entertaining campaigning in the JG settings. We especially enjoyed Fortress of Badabaskor, the City State of the Invincible Overlord, and especially Tegel Manor -- used to pull a lot of all-nighters in some of these campaigns. Would like very much to get my hands on some of the adventures I never had played, especially Caverns of Thracia and Dark Tower. It's great to see you guys back.
David Morris - Clear Lake, Tx, United States 
Friday, July 30, 1999 at 21:53:22 (EDT)

Welcome Back!!! I recently started restocking by ordering from Zocchi, who is now under new management. I just started a new home rules AD&D hybrid and was starting to use World Emperor. My friends know about Judges Guild, but don'r realize how great your old stuff is. PS, I need 2 good ROLE players in SE Houston, Tx to replace ppl who have moved out of town:) in my game. David Morris
Jeff Wile - Rochester, mn, usa 
Friday, July 30, 1999 at 00:38:31 (EDT)

Welcome back! I have been waiting years to fill in some more areas of the various campaign maps that players in my campaigns have yet to encounter, (mostly be cause the DM was still busy adding "depth and dimension" to the nearby areas!) VERY VER Y Glad that the last word wasnt with MAyfair Games!
C.J. Owen - Boston, MA, USA 
Monday, July 26, 1999 at 21:57:40 (EDT)

I can't tell you how glad i am to see you start this up again. I cut my teeth on your products when I started running adventures at the age of 13 and feel like an old friend has returned when thought to be lost at sea. I wish you the best of luck and hope to see much more of your new products in the coming months.
Diane -  
Friday, July 23, 1999 at 06:39:44 (EDT)

A great easy to follow site! Wintertree has done it again! Great job!
Rich Staats - Fairfax, VA, USA 
Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 23:53:00 (EDT)

Hi! You cashed the check I sent you almost two months ago, but I haven't reeived anything w.r.t. Guildmembership. Are you for real, or is this a scam? Thank you, Rich
Jim Fortino - Glenshaw, PA, USA
Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 16:10:12 (EDT)

A legend returns at the darkest hour of RPG history. We can only hope that they reprint some of the classics from the past. Looking forward lots of great new stuff.
Kenneth New - Tucson, Az, USA 
Sunday, July 18, 1999 at 20:49:54 (EDT)

It's really good to see you back. I'm hoping to pick up copies of all your classic Traveller stuff that you have sitting around. BTW, are you going to be able to write any new Traveller stuff now that SJ Games holds the rights?
Ken McKinney - New York, NY, USA 
Sunday, July 18, 1999 at 16:44:52 (EDT)

Welcome back! I started AD&D around 1978 and loved your stuff... Paul Jaquay's stuff was the best. You should reprint Dark Tower, Tegel Manor, the City State of the Invincible Overlord, and Caverns of Thracia. Don't change much... the Mayfair stuff was horrible! Oh, don't forget Thieves of Fortress Badabaskor...
Thierry NATIEZ - Paris,, FRANCE 
Saturday, July 17, 1999 at 13:51:22 (EDT)

Happy to see you back, some of the best moments of my life as playerhappened when playing with some of your products, i hope you're coming now for a very long time in the world of role plying games. Thanks for all.
Hubert Lockerd - Ascot,, UK 
Friday, July 16, 1999 at 04:05:41 (EDT)

I just found this site and am very pleased to see Judges Guild back in the RPG business. I have many of your products however they are stored in the States while I am working in Europe. Many of the products I have purchased over the years as I f ound them a conventions or old game shops or garage sales. I would like to see you possibly reproduce the old magazines in PDF format that we could purchase. While many of the articles are dated many are still very usable without any changes and a lot of the rest require just a bit of updating. For example a character class that was in one of the mags was the "Weapons Master". I have continued to use it as a very formidable character class. In one of your FAQ you stated that you could not use voluntee rs to do work because of legal restrictions. However, I believe that you could farm out the work of retyping the documents on a piece work system that would be up to the individual to state how much it is worth for his or her work. In addition the indiv idual could accept voucher for product versus monetary returns.
Allen Cecil - Union City, CA, USA 
Thursday, July 15, 1999 at 23:19:37 (EDT)

I'm glad to see that you are back. I have been playing your stuff on and off since 1980 (after being introduced to it by a friend). I was very unhappy when you went out of business around 1984. I started collecting all your stuff since that tim e, and pretty much have 1 (or more!) of everything you ever put out (yes - even including the original issues 1 thru 6 of the Dungeoneer - and I do not mean the Compendium!). I mapped out my whole world campaign using Judges Guild primarily and have had great times. Your modules were not always the best in terms of artwork, but your adventures (with a few exceptions) always had a relatively intelligent support background for the characters and plot where the adventures took place. Also, your monsters an d artifacts did not tend to be overpowering. Sadly, much of the TSR stuff published after the 80's fell into superpowered characterizations, overly powerful magic items, etc. Not to mention that they had poor plot development and background for many of the adventures. I always enjoyed a lot of the "homegrown" nature of your campaigns. I hope that you come out with many more of the same "flavor". One question I have about your Pegasus magazine which you hope to begin publishing soon. You are starting up with issue #14. Well, as I've said, I collected 1 of everything, and the last Pegasus that came out that I know of was #12. Are you skipping an issue, or just trying to not publish unlucky #13 ?
Steve Stottrup - Chicago, Il 
Thursday, July 15, 1999 at 15:55:52 (EDT)

Well, HELLO! As a lad growing up in rural Warrensburg, IL, I was one of the youths occupying your gaming room on old Sunnyside Road in Decatur (circa 1980-1983). I probably cleaned out some of your last inventory on many JG modules before you closed up shop in, what, 1984???? I was just re-kindling my interest in D&D/AD&D gaming and my nostalgia for some of the JG classics led me to ask the new 'owners' of TSR if they'd heard anything about the old Judges Guild people/products. On a lark, I decided to look you up, thinking I'd find nothing! HA! Just wanted to say that I still recall with great fondness the days I spent adventuring in your classic D&D/AD&D modules like Paul Jaquays' "Caverns of Thracia" and "Dark Tower", as well as Dave Emigh's "Sword of Hope", or Bob Bledsoe's (as it is spelled on the module) "Of Skulls and Scrapfaggot Green", etc. etc. Good Stuff, man! I've still got them all in a box in my closet. I'll have to get a catalog from you. Are you still in Decatur? Where? Have you kept in touch with Mr. Jaquays? Mr. Emigh? The others????????? Welcome Back! Much success to you all! Steve Stottrup Chicago, IL
Olivier Cazeneuve - Paris,, France
Wednesday, July 14, 1999 at 06:23:07 (EDT)

I certainly agree with the general opinion of the messages Iíve seen in this guestbook. Weíre quite a few gamers here (not all of us writing very good english) really happy about your renewal which truly brings us back some 20 years ago. To my opi nion, the C.S.I.O line of products was the best ever made considering details and possibilities. Some famous modules like Dark Tower, Thracia, Tegel Manor, Badabaskor and less well known (Tower of Circumstances, Book of Treasure Maps One) are still playab le with some rewriting and contain a flavor Iíve rarely seen elsewhere. I recently again experimented them on new young gamers who were thrilled. It would be really nice if you could convince someone like Paul Jaquays to write another module for you, like in the old days. Could you also please indicate shipping rates for Europe before all your products are sold out ? Best luck to you all.
Bob Grigsby -
Monday, July 12, 1999 at 00:58:51 (EDT)

I just got back into AD&D for the first time in 15 years because my kids have gotten interested. I still had all my old stuff packed away. My kids think the 'old mans' vintage books are 'way cool'. I got most of my materials from you guys in th e past so it is good to see you are still around (since I never knew you were gone). Always a great company with great stuff
Bob - Parowan, Ut, USA 
Friday, July 09, 1999 at 21:06:16 (EDT)

Hello, A friend told me your site was back and wanted to say thanks and hope you can bring back things relating to DragonQuest as a group of friends and myself play a couple times a week.
Tim Eccles - London,, UK
Saturday, July 03, 1999 at 11:44:33 (EDT)

Just like to repeat the general comments that it is good to see you back. Whilst some of your products may have dated, there are still excellent classics like Caverns of Thracia that still stand out with the best. One request. Can you add details of non-US subscription and postage rates please. We are not all American.
Adrian Stein - New Brunswick, NJ, USA 
Friday, July 02, 1999 at 23:51:50 (EDT)

YES! YES! YES! (Can you tell I'm happy?) One of my RPG prayers has been answered! More than any other company, JG has been a passion of mine since I started playing RPGs back in the mid 70s. It's great to see you back!
Mark Hunt - London, ON, Canada 
Tuesday, June 29, 1999 at 00:57:12 (EDT)

Super to see you back in business !!! I still remember my group, when I plopped the City State map down in front of them, and said "Where do you want to go ?" Their eye's lighted up (seeing that this wasn't just the simple temple/inn/store town) and they answered "Well we were thinking of ge tting the Monk tattooed " (Monk being unconsious at the time). Thanks for the memories !
Graf Posvalsky -  
Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 19:37:36 (EDT)

Welcome back, o intelligent lifeforms! It is good to see the old, less commercial stuff coming back, no longer eclipsed by mushroom big business wannabees. Gaming should be homemade, and fun!
Brian Lane - San Diego, Ca, U.S.A. 
Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 18:44:05 (EDT)

I'm overjoyed that such a wonderful resource such as Judges Guild has resurfaced. I'm printing out an order form, although I have much of what is still listed in the catalog. Judges Guild has a sense of whimsey and fun missing from much of TSR [ ne Wizards of the Coast [shudder]] and other RPG publishers. I wish Mr. Bledsaw and crew all the best.
Craig T. Dalrymple - Palatine , IL , USA and proud of it! 
Monday, June 21, 1999 at 23:59:49 (EDT)

Just wanted to drop you a line and say "welcome back!" I got into gaming shortly after your company left the scene. I remember seeing some of the old materials, but I was too new and didn't see where it fit in. I look forward to seeing what new things you may bring to the market. TSR is really improving things now that they are under the ownership of a company that cares; but they will always need competetition or we will get stuck with the fodder of the late 80 's early 90's again.
Smokestack Jones - Goldsby, OK, USA 
Monday, June 21, 1999 at 19:02:13 (EDT)

Smokestack here, Halleluja and hot damn! JG is BACK! Whoever did this thankyou thankyou thankyou thankyou thankyou thankyou thankyou thankyou thankyou thankyou thankyou! I've been collecting yer stuff fer a few years now, and I gotta say there's nothing like 'em! Sure you had some clinkers but on the whole, JG modules are some of the most entertaining adventures I've run in-or run! And THIS time, I can actually be a MEMBER! Tanx guys. You've done the RPG community a great service. -Smokestack Jones On the Road --- Get yer kicks on Virtual 66...
Ryk E. Spoor - Watervliet, NY, USA 
Monday, June 21, 1999 at 18:39:14 (EDT)

Welcome back from the Dead, JG. I've been gaming for over 22 years, and remember your products fondly. Oh, you had your share of dogs -- Portals of Torsh comes to mind -- but your best was always something worth buying. Hoping to see you make man y years of success from this.
Adrian Bigland - Brighton,, England 
Sunday, June 20, 1999 at 09:10:16 (EDT)

Hi! Maybe I'll finally be able to get my hands on the City State of the I.O.! Been looking for that stuff for longer than I care to admit... Please get an on-line ordering system set up - it's so much easier than sending forms off (although it's b ad for my bank balance...)
Mike Lee - syracuse, ny, usa 
Saturday, June 19, 1999 at 13:09:58 (EDT)

Hi! I wasn't lucky enough, and didn't even know about your company, when I was first introduced to AD&D about fifteen years or so ago. Since then, I've heard so much about your series of adventures that I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw, vi a Pyramid Online, that you were back. I look forward to buying your products asap.
Mike Holthaus - Quincy, IL, USA 
Saturday, June 19, 1999 at 12:07:54 (EDT)

As someone who remembers when you first started I am pleased to see you back. However, it does make me feel old.
Bill Phillips - Acton, Ca, USA 
Friday, June 18, 1999 at 15:54:03 (EDT)

Gaming since '79. Miss good old fashioned "generic" modules. Play GURPS now. They could really use some modular adventure support.
Rob Harrison - dallas, tx, us 
Thursday, June 17, 1999 at 12:59:34 (EDT)

I need info on a pegasus subscription. You tell what it will cost but not how to get it. I would appreciate a reply on how to get it. Thank you.
Ernest Rowland - Kansas City, MO, USA 
Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at 21:10:15 (EDT)

Campaign Hexagon System; City State of the Invincible Overlord - need I say more? Please bring back these!!!
Ron Fauss - Corder, Mo. , USA 
Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at 02:16:00 (EDT)

Thank God your back but the main item I am wanting in the worst way I did not see on your list of stuff. The complete Teagal Manor I would love to have it. If you do have a copy of it PLEASE e-mail me.
Simon B. Sinister -  
Monday, June 14, 1999 at 17:50:42 (EDT)

I agree with Lyndon Baugh: you'd be wise to reprint the original City States "as is" (not that dreadful Mayfair version) or at least scan them in for CD-ROMs. Have you seen how much people are willing to pay for the originals? You'd make quite a b it of money and you'd also make people like me, who're still looking for them, VERY happy!
Bill McGuinness, Jr. - Lynn, MA 
Friday, June 11, 1999 at 13:28:50 (EDT)

Fantastic!! I still use the DM screen for Runequest ( chaosium version)! I seen to remember that you guys published a little number called "the Free City of Haven". Am I right? If so, any old copies around, or any plans on reprinting?
Vince Tognarelli - Bonita Springs, FL, USA 
Friday, June 11, 1999 at 01:13:36 (EDT)

Oh WOW!! A friend had said you guys were back, but....WOW!!! I can't tell you how many great memories I have of playing & GMing Judges Guild adventures! I'm STILL running a Verbosh-based campaign! I hope that you guys can re-print the old stuf f, as well as put out new stuff. Over the last few years, the gaming industry seems to have moved away from "adventure modules" -- and you guys always did put out the best! I'm just a little disappointed that I can't egt my subscription to be a Guildmem ber over the internet, that I have to snail-mail it...
Jay Alverson - Cypress, CA , USA 
Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 19:30:25 (EDT)

Ah, the resurrection spell worked (AD&D 1st Edition)! It's been years since I adventured in the Caverns of Thracia, Tegel Manor, Fortress Badabaskor...looking forward to the future!
Jay Alverson - Cypress, CA , USA 
Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 19:29:51 (EDT)

Ah, the resurrection spell worked (AD&D 1st Edition)! It's been years since I adventured in the Caverns of Thracia, Tegel Manor, Fortress Badabaskor...looking forward to the future!
Mark Buckley - Oxford,, UK 
Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 15:54:44 (EDT)

Deja Vu! I just moved house a few months ago. While packing, in the loft I found the maps to the City State that I thought I'd lost years ago...now you guys are back... Good luck and best wishes. mark
John E. Raymond - Las Vegas, NV, USA
Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 15:19:47 (EDT)

Hey, for the record you didn't go out of business, you took a fifteen year vacation, right? In any event, I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the current state of gaming vs. what existed before...Good Luck...
Tom Zunder - Worcester,, UK 
Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 07:54:59 (EDT)

Welcome back! Love to see you both reprinting and issuing new stuff. I would suggest some cross licensing tho', do a GURPS Traveller book for SJG on the old JG sectors, rewrite Overlord, maybe update the old RQ stuff and push it out thru a fan pub lisher. It's great to see you back.
Richard Smith - Memphis, TN, USA 
Wednesday, June 09, 1999 at 18:24:14 (EDT)

Great to see you lads are back!! Any hope that there's a copy of "Hellpits of Nightfang" floating around begging to be taken home??? It's the first adventure I ever participated in, and I still remember much of this classic. I've a group I'm in troducing to RQ and I'd like to blood them on this once they're ready.
Richard Smith - Memphis, TN, USA 
Wednesday, June 09, 1999 at 18:22:08 (EDT)

Great to see you lads are back!! Any hope that there's a copy of "Hellpits of Nightfang" floating around begging to be taken home??? It's the first adventure I ever participated in, and I still remember much of this classic. I've a group I'm in troducing to RQ and I'd like to blood them on this once they're ready.
Bob Reinsch - Wichita, KS, USA 
Wednesday, June 09, 1999 at 17:16:36 (EDT)

Great to see you again. Loved the old stuff, looking forward to new stuff. Let's get back to the days where it actually took time and commitment to make it to fifth level! Monty Haul Must Die!
David Frost - Liverpool,, England 
Wednesday, June 09, 1999 at 08:32:34 (EDT)

I only found out yesterday that you were back. What excellent news for the Gaming industry. My memories of early Runequesting have come flooding back to me. This means I will have to look out for that Dasterdly Duck all over again. I just hope that I will find it easy to stock your products in my shop.
Joshua A. Hockaday - Kunsan,, South Korea 
Wednesday, June 09, 1999 at 03:33:42 (EDT)

Great to see you are back. I have run into your products several times over the years and was bummed that you where not still around. I hope to see your new products and am glad you have been resurrected.
Patrick Edwards - Lake Charles, LA, USA 
Tuesday, June 08, 1999 at 16:24:28 (EDT)

Welcome back! You have been missed. Maybe now RPG's can get back on the right track.
Adam Hackley - Elgin, IL, USA 
Tuesday, June 08, 1999 at 11:49:30 (EDT)

Welcome back! One of my regrets as a young gamer in the late 70's and early 80's was that I never got to buy up and read everything you folks put out. I have great memories of Caverns of Thracia, which I ran players through multiple times, as we ll as the Maltese clue, and Inferno. I would love to see some of the material for the back ground campaign that was often aluded to in inferno. Again, best wishes and welcome back!
Pat Stevens - Capitol District, NY, USA 
Monday, June 07, 1999 at 21:14:56 (EDT)

Welcome back Judges Guild. I cant believe you are really back. I first encountered you guys at Gen Con X. From the first moment I saw your fine products I was hooked. I love the fact that you dont do what TSR and soo many others do. That is fill i n ALL the blanks. I love JG stuff because you guys gave us plenty of handles to use to twist and turn a story on. A casually mentioined half buried sea chest in the Lurid Lairs sections of the Wilderness game packs and off my imagination would go taking m y players right along with it. I hope you do manage to recreate some of the classics. Like The Caverns of Thracia and The Dark Tower. I mostly wish for you to reproduce the blank map sheets. I filled all mine with many hand drawn maps and would love to do more. Welcome back my friends I know you will do wonderfully well with this new generation of gamers and we oldtimers as well.
Donna - Greenbelt, MD 
Monday, June 07, 1999 at 10:35:52 (EDT)

Thank God you're back. I was starting to think that it was all over for really creative resources. The TSR fodder was driving me insane.
Cam Kirmser - Arlington, Tx, USA 
Monday, June 07, 1999 at 09:23:32 (EDT)

Excellent! I subscribed back in the old days, and my worn copy of the City State is still getting use in Rolemaster and for a few sessions of old D&D (none of that AD&D garbage...). Hope you print up a few copies of the City State version that Gyg ax put out.
Warren Redlich - Albany, NY, USA 
Monday, June 07, 1999 at 07:23:32 (EDT)

Thought you should know that the "Guildmember" link on the "Product" page is not working right. Great to see you back.
Thomas A. McCloud - Fremont, CA, USA
Sunday, June 06, 1999 at 17:23:11 (EDT)

Permit me to join the chorus: Welcome back!
Jay Dugger - Aiea, HI, USA 
Sunday, June 06, 1999 at 14:56:22 (EDT)

You returned! Hooray! (Isn't nogistalgia intoxicating?)
Ray E Davis - Quincy, il, 62301 
Sunday, June 06, 1999 at 03:19:57 (EDT)

Its Great to see Judges Guild back. I have many of the old Judges Guild clasics. I am going to show your order forms to my friends at our gaming guild.
Perry L. holley - Atlanta, GA, USA 
Sunday, June 06, 1999 at 01:54:19 (EDT)

City-State of the Invincible Overlord was one of the first campaign settings I ever read, and to this day it is permanently imprinted onto my gaming psyche: I've run in in no less than 5 different systems (D&D, AD&D, TFT, Arduin, T&T). I've noti ced that TSR's plans for the year doesn't really include a whole lot of new modules. In addition to re-releasing the older classics, this might be a good time to put out some new stuff, if you can do it quickly enough.
jim - Mpls, Mn, USA 
Sunday, June 06, 1999 at 00:57:37 (EDT)

Welcome Back Judges Guild! I just dug out my old copy of City State of the Invincible Overlord...partly out of nopstalgia and partly because I want to get back into playing again. I mis the old days. On a lark I typed in "judges guild" on my brow ser and there you were. Wow. Just like old times, only better. I'm looking forward to seeing what you folks do...I might even have some stuff for you to consider...going ot have to find your contributor's Guidelines...
Spike Y Jones - Dundalk, MD, U.S.A. 
Saturday, June 05, 1999 at 21:17:16 (EDT)

While I enjoyed the articles in *Dungeoneer* and *The Journal*, and later *Pegasus* all those years ago, I was upset to find that, when I began writing articles of my own, those gamer-friendly magazines were no longer around to accept them. I'm g lad to see *Pegasus* back (and the rest of the Guild, too), and I hope to be able to work with you guys in the future.
William F. Hostman - Anchorage, AK, USA 
Saturday, June 05, 1999 at 21:09:47 (EDT)

Since my earliest days of running Traveller, JG's 4 sectors were amongst my favorites... They were adjacent, with enough to build upon and plenty of hooks. I only wish they had had a companion covering the cultures in more detail.
Talbert Coy Kearney - No.Hollywood, CA, US 
Saturday, June 05, 1999 at 20:03:12 (EDT)

Last night I received an excited e-mail from an old gaming buddy who was spreading the good news that Judges Guild was back. He's in this guest book already. James Johnson and I learned D&D together in ''79. Tegel Manor was the first module we ever played. My favorite adventure has long been "Caverns of Thracia". Welcome Back JG.
Joe Kirby - Emerado, ND, USA 
Saturday, June 05, 1999 at 03:34:06 (EDT)

Nice to see JG is back. I still remember my first purchase of a JG product. It was in a little Hobby store called 'Slot and Wing' just outside the gate of Chanute AFB in Rantoul IL. And ever since I have introduced new and old gamers to the treasures I have found between the covers of your different products. Now some of those will now be able to share the experience of owning a JG supplement or Module. Welcome Back Judges Guild. Joe Kirby
Legate Legion - Glendale, AZ, USA 
Saturday, June 05, 1999 at 03:31:01 (EDT)

It is nice to see the place that I spent most of my misspent youth & the place I had my first job, back up & running. Welcome Back Bob.
Mark Benfele - Traverse City, Mi, U.S.A 
Saturday, June 05, 1999 at 02:06:30 (EDT)

Wow after all this time WELCOME BACK GUYS!!!
James Johnson - Renton, WA, USA 
Saturday, June 05, 1999 at 00:02:28 (EDT)

Man! Imagine my surprise when I tried to look up some of the great old Judges Guild stuff and your page popped up! I'm 36 years old, and have been a serious gamer for nearly 20 years now. Judges Guild gave me some of the greatest campaigns I've pl ayed in and dm'd. I actually still own all of those treasured items (hey, back in those days, a $4 module was what I could afford, though I dreamt of owning them all). I ran many a player through the City States, all over the place, and even ended up addi ng a few maps of my own (though not as nice as the brown regional maps). I'm dying to look the site over (I've already bnookmarked it!). If you don't happen to add to the already existing world maps, I'd love to see you guys make some blank regional maps (in the old brown stock format) available to those of us who love to draw (the old fashioned way, by hand). Welcome back, you've certainly put a bright spot on this night of surfing!
James Johnson - Renton, WA, USA 
Friday, June 04, 1999 at 23:55:45 (EDT)

Man! Imagine my surprise when I tried to look up some of the great old Judges Guild stuff and your page popped up! I'm 36 years old, and have been a serious gamer for nearly 20 years now. Judges Guild gave me some of the greatest campaigns I've pl ayed in and dm'd. I actually still own all of those treasured items (hey, back in those days, a $4 module was what I could afford, though I dreamt of owning them all). I ran many a player through the City States, all over the place, and even ended up addi ng a few maps of my own (though not as nice as the brown regional maps). I'm dying to look the site over (I've already bnookmarked it!). If you don't happen to add to the already existing world maps, I'd love to see you guys make some blank regional maps (in the old brown stock format) available to those of us who love to draw (the old fashioned way, by hand). Welcome back, you've certainly put a bright spot on this night of surfing!
Steve Zieser - Hiawatha, IA, USA 
Friday, June 04, 1999 at 23:32:26 (EDT)

Yay!!! Fun returns during a dark time for role-playing. I remember having just way too much fun in stately Tegel Manor, and will definitely enjoy snatching up old titles I didn't have and look forward to your new titles. I hope you might put ou t some more Tunnels and Trolls adventures, as well as maybe Call of Cthulhu or Pendragon?? Thanks for coming back!
John W. S. Marvin - Kirkland, WA, USA
Friday, June 04, 1999 at 19:10:22 (EDT)

WHOOOOHOOO! This news made my day, no my week! Month! I still remember selling one player another player (who last remembered getting very sleepy at a tavern) in the City of the Invincibal Overlord. And so many good games started & ended there. Like many, I've abandoned level based games ages ago, so please keep us skill based gamers in mind with the new stuff...
Wayne "Ewok" Ewart - Victoria, BC, Canada 
Friday, June 04, 1999 at 19:03:42 (EDT)

Welcome back. I found out about your return through the Travller Mailing List. Plan to get all your Traveller items that I'm missing and I really hope you resume making your high quality items (please tell me you'll resume make Traveller goodies). You folks may even get me back into D&D/AD&D with a return to the Black Tower.
Paul Kerby - Morton, IL, USA
Friday, June 04, 1999 at 18:30:42 (EDT)

There baaaack! and not a moment to soon. Ah, once again to wander the streets of Viridistan and wonder, "Where in the 9 hells did I put my horse?" Welcome back.
Kevin Walsh - Bloomington , IL, USA 
Friday, June 04, 1999 at 17:07:31 (EDT)

Welcome Back, its been entirely too long, and with the demise of GDW, its nice to see another gaming company in central Illinois. I still remember visiting the Guild back when it was on Sunnyside Road. Whatever Happened to Dave Sering?
Darryl Veigel - Louisville, Ky, USA 
Friday, June 04, 1999 at 16:11:30 (EDT)

Great to see you back! The city states were some of the best material ever produced for RPGs. And some of your Traveller material made for really great play sessions. I will be lloking forward to seeing what the new stuff is like.
John Robertson - Kilmarnock,, Scotland 
Friday, June 04, 1999 at 15:59:28 (EDT)

Excellent. The Masters return! I rememeber fondly my first D&D campaign in the City of the Invincible Overlord. Superb. Good luck for the future and I look forward to seeing what Judges Guild are up to.
Chris Jarvis - Seattle, WA, USA 
Friday, June 04, 1999 at 12:51:06 (EDT)

Welcome back. I recall the time I spent in the City States, Verbosh, and Tegel Manor with more than a little fondness. I look forward to seeing you newest offerings.
Dan Puricelli - St. Louis , MO, USA 
Friday, June 04, 1999 at 11:46:38 (EDT)

Welcome Back!
Dan Eveland - Longwood, FL, USA 
Friday, June 04, 1999 at 10:51:47 (EDT)

I have many memories of fantastic adventure in the City-State campaigns of Judges Guild. I hope you continue those products and produce more Traveller material as well. A lot of us gaming goobers who were young when Judges Guild was thriving now h ave considerable disposable income. Good luck!
Edwin Dean - Marina, CA, The Untidy States of America 
Friday, June 04, 1999 at 10:28:55 (EDT)

Truly a blast from the past. My oldest D&D characters are just about legal drinking age now, and I remember JG fondly. I only had one or two JG products, running as I was on a slim-to-none gaming budget, but that tattered handbook of charts and re ferences was an excellent source of ideas. I've found that I'll cheerfully come up with the broad, sweeping aspects of a campaign background, but detailing a city or a dungeon is a chore. Unfortunately, as someone noted above, the trend in recent years has been for companies to provide the Gr eat Big World and leave the details to the individual GM. JG always took the opposite approach, and I'm looking forward to letting you folks do The Hard Stuff for me. Too bad I don't run fantasy games anymore...
Steven Avery - spokane, wa, 99016 
Friday, June 04, 1999 at 10:25:25 (EDT)

Thank goodness you are back.. With the GARBAGE being heaped out into the FRP world by the faceless minions of TSR , its good to have the heroic (but gritty) judges guild world view back in place.. QUALITY has always been your hallmark. I remember when i was first exposed to the wilderlands of high fantasy (with the CSOTIOL) what a ride! I compare it as a FRP monster rollercoaster to the TSR "rotten realms" kiddy bumpercars.. there is just no comparison.
Steve Balog - Plano, TX, USA 
Friday, June 04, 1999 at 09:55:52 (EDT)

YEEEEEHAAAAAW!!!!! I can't believe my eyes! It's like finding a treasure map, or seeing a long lost love! I've missed y'all sooooo much! I've got all the CSIO/World Emperor stuff and have just about worn it out from reading and rereading. It' s dang hard to find gamers though that are my age around here. How about a Finder Service for others like us?
Glen Barnett - Sydney, NSW, Australia 
Friday, June 04, 1999 at 09:22:51 (EDT)

I found you from the Pyramid News item on Steve Jackson Games' website. I'm so happy to have Judges Guild back. I have quite a few of the old Pegasus issues - they were great value. Also several of the Castle, Island etc books. All great resources. I'm looking forward to seeing what Judges Guild comes out with.
Michael Hayden - San Diego, Ca, USA 
Friday, June 04, 1999 at 06:59:37 (EDT)

Found your site from a link on Steve Jackson Games Pyramid Magizine. I am Damned happy to see you back. I hope you will reprint all (or most of) the village/island/cavern/castle books, I wish I had kept them when I went to college. I also hop e you will reprint bot of the Citystate modules. It should be fun to see what appears on the order forms Welcome Back
Andrew Troman (dEADfISH) - Leeds,, England 
Friday, June 04, 1999 at 06:04:31 (EDT)

It's like seeing an old friend come back into town aint it. Being a RolePlayer in the late 70's early eighties here in England was very much a treasure hunt anyway to find the obscure shops that sold any kind of RPG goods, but then to come across a Judges Guild item was like finding a Vorpal Blade of Defending +8 with Intelligence. Welcome back. < dEADfISH
SD Anderson - Norwalk, CA , USA 
Friday, June 04, 1999 at 04:46:09 (EDT)

As has been said already: Welcome Back! One of the local gamestores cleared out a LOT of older product last year and I picked up more than a few JG goodies. If you folks do anywhere near as good quality material today as you did before, gamers w ill be rejoicing for a long time.
Mark Petersen - Presscott, Az, USA 
Friday, June 04, 1999 at 02:41:51 (EDT)

I must be dreaming! Judges Guild back in business! Could this mean that the Fantasy RPG industry is saved from sinking into a dark abyss caused by the collectible card game ogres, who have all but ruined a once great industry? I hope so. Judges Gu ild made some of the greatest adventure modules and gaming aids ever! Let's hope we'll see a reprint of DARK TOWER or perhaps DARK TOWER II?
Paul Jaquays - TX, USA
Thursday, June 03, 1999 at 22:57:09 (EDT)

A mutual fan told me you were back up and running. Best of success to you. Paul Jaquays (yes, THAT Paul Jaquays)
T. M. "Doc" Neeck - Montgomery, AL, United States of America 
Thursday, June 03, 1999 at 21:59:17 (EDT)

"...And there was much rejoicing." You guys are needed more than ever. Some of my fondest early gaming memories are your AD&D and Traveller products. Judges Guild was products by gamers, for gamers, accessible to any who wanted to use it. That's been too long missing to the hobby. And now with so many more games out there, the mission continues... Welcome back!
Brad Adams - Troy , OH, U.S. 
Thursday, June 03, 1999 at 19:40:05 (EDT)

WOOHOO! I am so pumped to see you guys back. I second the motion to borrow Paul J. from ID software part time - his writing was excellent. I hope you will bring back as much of the classic line as you can. My veteren players (Like Mark Emmert below) still tell stories of their adventures in the dread "Tegel Manor". In all the years I've been gaming ( ok decades - as in since I was 10 or 11 years old) that I've run Judges Guild adventures I've never had any group successfully explore more th an 40% of Tegel Manor. Some of my fondest memories and most humorous gaming quotes came from that module. Classics like "We've been lost in this mansion for 2 days and I'm starving! I swear I'm going to kill, skin, and eat the next Kobold we run across ." or "Monsters!?! Monsters my arse. Forget the monsters, it's the furniture that will kill you." Thanks J.G. for all the years of magic and wonder you let myself and many others experience together. I'll be looking forward to more great things from you in the future.
Mark Emmert - Seattle, WA, USA
Thursday, June 03, 1999 at 18:07:22 (EDT)

Hot damn! It's great to see the name Judges Guild is going to be back on game store shelves! Now go out there and give a certain gaming company in Seattle a reason to look anxiously over their shoulders...
Thomas Mullen - Flemington, NJ, USA 
Wednesday, June 02, 1999 at 17:45:06 (EDT)

The rich, evocative stories of many JG modules (like sword of hope) move me even now. And the fabulous reference materials (such as Treasury of Archaic Names and Ready Ref Sheets and Villages and Islands) remain unsurpassed. Especially all the r andom world texture charts from many modules and aids. Great maps! And the magazines were unfailingly inspiring, full of humor, and immense ingenuity (property charts for potions and rings, etc.), and the MacPack is an eternal classic. Iíve enjoyed a nd benefited from this material for almost twenty years! I remember one late edition of Pegasus which mentioned many future products which never saw the light of day. We can only hope that some of this material survives and will soon appear. Itís great to have you back, and weíre all looking forward to the next wave.
Bryan J. Maloney - Ithaca, NY, USA 
Wednesday, June 02, 1999 at 16:00:22 (EDT)

Since I couldn't find a way to directly email to you, I'll post my query here: When do you think you'll start entertaining proposals for new products? Likewise, do you have written down the attributes and approach that makes a Judges Guild product uniquely Judges Guild?
Thierry Maitrejean - Ham Sur Heure,, Belgium 
Wednesday, June 02, 1999 at 08:33:12 (EDT)

Glad you're back. My first universe as a DM was 1st fantasy campaign, back in 1980. I still have fond memories of Dark Tower, Thracia, Badabaskor, etc.. Recently, I have restarted play in Blackmoor. The next step was to reconstruct the whole CSIO area, so you came back at the right time. Isn'it time you gave a name to that campaign area, by the way?
Sarita G. Taub - Torrance, CA, USA 
Tuesday, June 01, 1999 at 22:03:41 (EDT)

By all that is good kind!! Against All Hope!! THE JUDGES GUILD IS BACK!! I had heard that TSR sued you guys out of business. Then Mayfair put out that bastardization copy of the City State of the Invincible Overlord. Bought it, puked all over it! I have so many of the original modules. I used to cover the dining room wall with all of the maps, just to see where the edges meet. PLEASE, please reprint them ALL!! My copies are falling apart from wear! Also, my beloved husband and I created an Nippon based culture to the west of the desert (TSR's Oriental Adventures inspired that) that actually carried on for a few months. Perhaps interested in hearing tales?
Jim Burge - Stanwood, wa 
Tuesday, June 01, 1999 at 16:21:14 (EDT)

I am thrilled to see you back. Judges Guild was always better than the other companies producing Role Playing products. Your products weren't fancy in terms of grammer spelling and paper but they were the richest ever in content. Where other compa nies would detail a city and give or 2 taverns you would detail 10 with all the customers employees, scams and rumors to be found only there. Besides the main adventure each of your products had dozens of ideas for other adventures for the DM to use. Your products didn't have pages of discriptive crap that might be entertaining for the DM to read but was useless for running a game. You always had tons of useful details of the things DM's need: NPC's. business establishments, plots, monsters, magic items e tc. I hope you can maintain the same standards you had in the past.
Ben Cook - Mountain Home, AR, USA 
Thursday, May 27, 1999 at 18:10:25 (EDT)

I am so glad your back up & running again, it was becoming increasingly hard to find your material in any condition, now we can get it mint, from the source. I had the most fun playing in your campaign world. I still remember when my Dwarf went insane & decided that he MUST destroy the Holy Cities. Never let an insane Dwarf lead your army!!! I am awaiting patiently for my Guildmember Password, see you all in the Guildhall.
Mike Mistele - Brookfield, IL, USA 
Tuesday, May 25, 1999 at 19:32:21 (EDT)

Wow! Set the Wayback Machine to 1982, Sherman! I can't tell you how many enjoyable hours we've had over the past two decades, running characters in City-State and Verbosh. Welcome back, and best wishes!
Tony Merlock - Menomonee Falls, WI, USA 
Monday, May 24, 1999 at 23:07:53 (EDT)

Just received my second order of JG stuff today, and I'm loving every line I read! Everything arrived in perfect condition. You've been missed, and I'm glad you're back!
Jeff Martin (Stormdragon) - West Burke , VT  
Monday, May 24, 1999 at 15:21:21 (EDT)

Truly Nothing is Ever Lost. Welcome back Judges guild, and Well Met!
Thomas Worthington - Newcastle, England, UK 
Sunday, May 23, 1999 at 08:58:35 (EDT)

I'm sitting here with a copy of Wilderlands of High Fantasy out so that I can spell "Bledsaw" for a search on Altavista and I can't believe that you're back! Do you still have copyright on the CSIO or do Mayfiar's lawers have that? How is Owen, I don't see his name on the credits for this site.
Mike Jones - Canton, MI 
Sunday, May 23, 1999 at 00:11:43 (EDT)

It's great to see you making a comeback, Bob! I fondly remember many Saturdays spent gaming at the Judges Guild in Decatur!! It was a very, very sad day when you closed the doors. Although I now spend most of my spare time playing computer game s, I wish you the very best!!! I will make sure my old gaming buddies, who do still play RPG's, know you are back.
steve black - southampton, hanmpshire, UK 
Saturday, May 22, 1999 at 14:15:00 (EDT)

That resurrection spell you used....should have checked the casting time....tchk...anyway welcome back!! My suggestion is that to get your help links working...and make it easier for overseas buyers!!! lastly, why dont you allows downloads of all the stuff you dont intend to republish? Good luck
Mike Marquez - Gainesville, FL, USA 
Thursday, May 20, 1999 at 17:18:10 (EDT)

It's been a long time since I really played AD&D. But I still remember the Fire Giant who enforced the no platemail ordinance! And that great big map of the City State. I really enjoyed being a player in a Judge's Guild module. More than TSR's own stuff. I'm glad Judge's Guild is back.
Tod Gagliano - Glendale, WI, USA 
Thursday, May 20, 1999 at 00:08:44 (EDT)

Welcome back to the land of the living. I hope I can get another copy of City State and World Emp. they have been gone too long.
Tony Weston - Emmer Green, Berkshire, UK 
Wednesday, May 19, 1999 at 07:34:16 (EDT)

Hello their Judges Guild. Just a note to say that Iíve received my new modules and maps and they are absolutely mint. Still in their original shrink wrapping. In fact they are in better condition than I could have bought 15 years ago from the old Games Workshop chain. Usually the corners are a bit chewed up from other gamers examining them in the shop. But not these. They are real collectors pieces. A note to all of you out there, if you havenít ordered yours yet, do it quick. Youíll not get a cha nce like this again Ė EVER My order had to come across the Atlantic via airmail and only took 8 days..! Thank you, thank you, and thank you.
Andreas Claren - Hamburg,, Germany 
Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at 17:38:43 (EDT)

I just found out that Judges Guild has reappeared on the scene and it really made me smile. I started playing AD&D in 1980 with the Fortress of Badabaskor and I always loved your products. If you can manage it to capture the spirit of your own pas t and make some new and exciting things out of it: It would be one of the best news I've heard for a long time.
Tim Galioto - Cocoa, FL, USA
Sunday, May 16, 1999 at 18:52:50 (EDT)

Welcome back Judges Guild! You have been away for far too long!
tormented mind -
Sunday, May 16, 1999 at 05:55:18 (EDT)

finally, the guild is back! i'm so happy :o))
Carl Brodt - Berkeley, CA, USA 
Friday, May 14, 1999 at 20:46:56 (EDT)

I'm glad to see Judges Guild back in business. I've been selling older Judges Guild material at conventions and through the internet for the last 5 years or so, and am pleased to see that some of my customers will be able to get the original products when I am out of stock. I would appreciate someone at Judges Guild emailing me with the email address there , so that I could propose some buy/sell/swap arrangements. Thanks.
William Prohaska - Duluth, MN, America 
Thursday, May 13, 1999 at 06:19:51 (EDT)

I'd like to see more about what Judges Guild is about (specifics). What systems do you support or exclude. I saw a referance to WOD, but saw another saying to avoid AD&D. This is something you might want to consider putting in your faq area. W hat you guys are doing sounds interesting, but vague.
David G. Moran - Madrid,, Spain 
Thursday, May 13, 1999 at 04:02:58 (EDT)

Hi from the other side of the Atlantic. It's good to see you back. I remember fondly my adventures in the City State of the Overlord almost ten years ago. Sly Daredevil (aka. Bonebreaker the lizard man), sergeant of the Overlord's Watch, loved you , guys.
Brian McDonald - San Jose, CA, USA 
Monday, May 10, 1999 at 16:32:04 (EDT)

Our RPGing revolved around Arduin and Judges Guild back in the early 80's - and we haven't gone back since, although there has been scant activity in the last few years while we attend to real life... :( I would love to see a revision of the CSI O or CSWE - with perhaps a bit more detail on the Temples and Guilds. Wraith Overlord was great too - my players never did find out who 'he' was...err, is..., err...whatever. Anyway - welcome back and I look forward to future (and retro) products!
James D. Jarvis - NH, USA 
Monday, May 10, 1999 at 11:15:52 (EDT)

Great to see judges guild is back. I look forward to seeing new stuff similar to your older product lines. I still use the villages and castles books to this day an some of the gods from forgotten gods still show up in my campaigns.
Jeffrey Glass - Ronkonkoma, NY, USA 
Monday, May 10, 1999 at 03:21:52 (EDT)

Welcome back, old friends... Some of my first gaming was with your science fiction modules...I still have the deckplans!
Rich Bodner - Margate, fl, 33093 
Saturday, May 08, 1999 at 15:07:13 (EDT)

I remember well the products ad was sad to see you close, I hope you have plans to bring back many of the items, especially some the the general player aids lke the village books, and the like. In the meantime, my own re-subscription is on it's wa y come monday morning
Tim Smith - Calgary, AB, Canada 
Saturday, May 08, 1999 at 08:46:04 (EDT)

A couple of years ago I started a new AD&D campaign. I needed a city adventure quick, so I dug out my old (very used) City State. After an "update" to bring it in line with my world and a bit of political upheaval, this adventure area became the b ase of operations and the center of the whole campaign! Keep up the good work! PS: Get the new City State out quick - my maps are getting a bit tatty after 15-20 years.
Cathryn Bennett - Laurel, MD, USA 
Friday, May 07, 1999 at 21:18:54 (EDT)

Welcome back!
Russ Marshall - Loughborough,, UK 
Friday, May 07, 1999 at 05:10:07 (EDT)

Excellent to see you back. Some of the best modules I have ever played have been from you guys. And, if that's the same Tony Weston I new, who's commented down below he's the guy who dm'd such classics as Inferno for us. If it is you Tony, get in touch mate (01509 233 608).
Dave Finnamore - Toronto, Ont, Canada
Thursday, May 06, 1999 at 23:52:26 (EDT)

I have about 3/4 of the stuff you have ever printed and have used the City State world on many occations the last time only last year. I wish you the best of luck and hope to see alot more from you in the future. I will be subscribing as soon as I find out what is wrong with my printer.
William W. Connors - Lake Geneva, WI, 53147 
Thursday, May 06, 1999 at 09:55:18 (EDT)

I've spent the last 10 years of my life as a designer at TSR, turning my teenage hobby into a career. Judges Guild products were a very important part of our campaign! I can't begin to tell you how much enjoyment your products brought to me as a k id and how much I look forward to seeing your new releases.
Shawn Sanford - Des Moines , IA, USA 
Wednesday, May 05, 1999 at 19:30:21 (EDT)

It's great to have you back! I look forward to seeing lots of reprinted and new material. I hope you guys continue to publish for several game systems. Rolemaster could definitely use your help! I you guys dig up any copies of Inferno, I sure w ould love go get a copy!
Norman Davis - Calgary, AB, Canada 
Wednesday, May 05, 1999 at 18:56:24 (EDT)

It is really nice to see you again. I look forward to reprints, updates and new material. Welcome back.
Scott D. Schmitz - Leesburg, VA, USA 
Wednesday, May 05, 1999 at 13:18:42 (EDT)

Glad to see your products back. I am especially fond of the material you published from Paul Jaquays. I wish you luck and success in your new and refreshed company!
Dream - Sault Ste. Marie, ONT, Canada 
Wednesday, May 05, 1999 at 00:34:52 (EDT)

Wow...... your back. I guess its true that good things don't die they just get better (or was that old *L*). Anyhow, just cleaned out my parents attic this winter and came across all my old gaming stuff. Boxes and boxes of stuff lots of it with yo ur touch in it. Just like to say thanks since i was far to young to care before. Thanx Dream
Lord Wolff - Fort Worth, Tx, 76108 
Tuesday, May 04, 1999 at 13:27:14 (EDT)

YEEEH HAAAAW! Sorry, just a bit of Texan enthusiasm. I fondly remember adventuring in "The City State of the Invincible Overlord" back when I was a freshman in highschool back in '82 or so. I bought a copy of it a few years later and now some 1 5 or so years later am about to implement it in my current campaign world I'm DMing. I look forward to all your new releases or re-issues you may publish in the future.
Bill Dunn - Madison, WI, USA
Tuesday, May 04, 1999 at 12:44:36 (EDT)

Awesome! Dark Tower is still one of my fondest gaming memories. It's great to have you back. Someone's got to come out with quality material for a reasonable price (since TSR doesnt seem to be able to).
Jeff Stubblefield - Decatur, Il, usa 
Tuesday, May 04, 1999 at 00:46:37 (EDT)

Welcome Back! Many a fond memory of walking in your hallowed halls! It was a sad day for all of us in Decatur when the doors closed! Everytime I drive down by the old building I still smile from the memories! Good luck and good fortune!
Brant Lowrey - Concord, Ca, USA 
Monday, May 03, 1999 at 21:38:11 (EDT)

How very cool. I stumbled on your site while surfing for new data to use with my new campaign. I am extremely excited about seeing your material again in the fantasy world we live in! I've been an avid gamer since my freshman year in high school ( ah hum....1980), and I haven't stopped since. We always need new data and ideas for our games to stay fresh!
matt tedder - charlotte, nc, usa 
Monday, May 03, 1999 at 20:04:27 (EDT)

This is like hearing from an old friend! A life time ago I loved your products. I wrote you a letter about 16 years ago reguarding the second half of "Inferno". I was distressed to learn at that time you were closing up shop. I hope this will finially give me a chance to buy 'Tegal Manor' and 'Inferno II'. GOOD LUCK>
Andy Hubbell - Adrian, MI, USA
Monday, May 03, 1999 at 14:03:48 (EDT)

Hail and well met! It is with glad heart that I read of the return of the original Judges Guild. I personally own many JG products (I still have all 3 "All the world's monsters") and have used them time and time again. I have many fond memories of wandering the streets of the City-State of the Invincible Overlord along with several of the JG games modules. In fact, I believe I still have a few issues of the Pegasus laying around... ;) To me the JG represented some of the best of what the gaming industry could be, and I hope that you can bring that back to what the gaming industry has become. Unfortunately, I "lost the faith" some time back and it has been a long time since I played a live D&D game, now I mostly end up playing computer games and wishing for something better... Good luck, and I hope you can bring back some of the old spirit we had back in those days!
david hinnebusch - Venice, CA, US
Monday, May 03, 1999 at 12:15:07 (EDT)

we can't wait!!!!! david@hfilms.com
Joseph Teller - Cambridge, MA, 02139
Monday, May 03, 1999 at 08:37:26 (EDT)

Glad to have you back! The Check is in the mail, and we're anxiously awaiting the arrival of the the first new issue of Pegasus in many many years.
Eric Filmer - Savannah, GA, USA
Sunday, May 02, 1999 at 18:30:27 (EDT)

I stumbled upon your website while tracking down old JG products for sale on the internet. I have been a gamer for 20 years and I think it's great that you are back! The gaming industry has been without JG for too long. In your webcite you ment ioned that you were not sure whether or not you are going to reprint the old stuff. I understand that such products would have to be upgraded to be compatible with current rules (and thus, a good deal of work may be called for). Nevertheless, I still th ink that it would be a good idea. How about just doing a few - you could have a poll in which we could vote on our favorite classic JG adventures and then upgrade and re-release the top three or four. If they sell well then maybe you could do some more. Personally, my top favorite adventures are Tegal Manor (big surprize, huh?), Inferno, and House on Hangman's Hill. In terms of towns, I think Modron is one of the best FRPG towns ever published (not too big, not too small, and crammed with all sorts of neat stuff). Welcome back! -Eric Filmer
Rob Stone - Mind Games/Mind Interactive - Monterey, CA, United States
Saturday, May 01, 1999 at 23:38:14 (EDT)

I grew up during the 1st Renaissance of Judges Guild. I have fond memories of wandering the streets of City State of the Invincible Overlord. I look forward to the re-release of the old stuff and the release of the new stuff. best of luck!!
Tony Bradshaw - Detroit, MI, USA
Saturday, May 01, 1999 at 21:10:28 (EDT)

The thought of having your products available to me again after so many years is just incredible! It's been years since I heard the name Juges Guild, but the memory is strong enough for me to cheer your return. Tony
Jon Creffield - Weston Super Mare, Somerset, England
Saturday, May 01, 1999 at 18:20:12 (EDT)

Welcome Back! I'm very glad to find that the Guild was only hibernating and not dead as I'd feared. Looking forward to seeing your products again, both old and new :) JON
Christopher Fisher - Madison, WI, USA
Saturday, May 01, 1999 at 17:02:21 (EDT)

Hey! Glad to see you guys back (miracles _do_ happen, I guess)! JG was very definitely a part of my "growing-up" phase in D&D gaming, and I'm hoping that anything new out of the JG "vaults" will be of the same high caliber and have the same spir it of fun your orginal products were famous for! Best Wishes! Chris
Joe Belcher - Pekin , IL
Saturday, May 01, 1999 at 14:59:45 (EDT)

Welcome Back
Liz Debilzen - Philadelpha, PA, USA
Saturday, May 01, 1999 at 11:29:43 (EDT)

I met Bob Bledsaw in an internet RPG about 6 or 7 months ago. And we have been friends ever since. And I just want you to know Bob, that I am glad that we are friends and I will always keep in touch with you one way or another. I love the websi te. It's beautiful. See you in Nexus. Sugar Email @ IceKrysta at aol dot com
Andrew Gelbman - Athens, NY, USA
Saturday, May 01, 1999 at 09:19:31 (EDT)

Welcome back to the land of the living! I've been a long time fan of the City State series and your traveller products as well. Best of luck. Only one comment/cricicism, If you DO bring Pegasus back, do those of us how don't share your particular religious persuasion a favor and stay on topic and away from the preaching. It can very divisive.
Scott Richardson - Carbondale, IL
Saturday, May 01, 1999 at 09:08:16 (EDT)

It's great to see you guys coming back. Along with TSR's acquisition by Wizards of the Coast, I'm excited that the greatest RPG is back in the hands of real gamers. A few years ago I almost completely lost interest in the game, because the peopl e in charge at TSR became more interested in producing quantities of products instead of quality products. After the Dragonlance series, everything seemed to go down hill. Instead of writing adventure modules, TSR began producing adventure ideas. Playe r's, DM's, and collectors were left with sourcebooks that had no real meat to them. In other words, the booklets either gave a background, leaving the work of filling in the details to the DM (a tedious task-I could have made my own dungeons and saved my money) or adventures themselves were too short, capable of being completed in just a couple hours' time. As far as I'm concerned, the earlier days saw the best adventure modules. The Slavers (A-series tournament modules) series will forever remain amon g my favorite adventures.
Patrick Curtin - Santa Cruz, CA
Saturday, May 01, 1999 at 05:02:28 (EDT)

Great to see you back. JG Rocks.
Randy Roth/ihnmaims (at) aol (dot) com - Palatine, IL
Saturday, May 01, 1999 at 01:01:22 (EDT)

Glad to see you guys aree back! I purchased many of your mods way back in 1981-4 and built more than a few successful adventures based on those mods. Just a few weeks ago, I dusted off my various AD&D books, mags, etc. and lovingly read some of th e JG materials I have. GenCon 1983 is still one of my fondest memories, except for the large gaps in my memory due to excess drinking. :) Cheers!!
Thomas Blair - Webster, Tx, USA
Friday, April 30, 1999 at 22:21:40 (EDT)

Hey I remember Verbosh, I loved it-the staff of Narcoff and Falsteel was worth the effort, as a 13 year veteran of AD&D it's nice to see "old" blood crankin out the hits again.I'll be sending some art soon-I think you'll like it.It'll be here around 4 weeks-the ho hum of life restricts a earlier date.Put me on on your newsletter please! On a seperate note if have a new product catalog send that too.Great to see some master's amongst the wood-be writers of today(sure there's a few but Twilight and Verbosh were amoung the best of my expierence's).See ya soon!
Stuart Sanders - Concord, CA, USA
Friday, April 30, 1999 at 18:59:23 (EDT)

Found your site entirely by accident, and almost immediately went into spasms! :) Loved JG products (Have more than a few) and I'm incredibly pleased to see you back.
Joe Hill - Orlando, FL, USA
Friday, April 30, 1999 at 16:06:57 (EDT)

I'm glad to see you back up and running after all of these years. The RPG scene sure could use an infusion of the original spirit that made it fun in the early years. I look forward to seeing what you guys can add to the market. Good Luck!
Michael Peckham - Middletown, CT, USA
Thursday, April 29, 1999 at 10:46:26 (EDT)

I am glad you folks are out of temporary retirement. This brings back a lot of memories from my teens. I look forward to rediscovering your "quality" products in the realm of gaming. Cheers----Mike P.
Greg Peterson - Irvine, CA, USA
Wednesday, April 28, 1999 at 19:08:14 (EDT)

Very happy to see the old crowd together. Every now and then I break out my old City State maps just to scare the rest of the clan here at Black Isle Studios. Now you just need to get Paul Jaquays out of Id Software...
Kenneth J. Ruch - Virginia Beach, VA, USA
Tuesday, April 27, 1999 at 17:48:50 (EDT)

Thank goodness you're back. I've been afan of JG since 1976. Any chance of seeing any of the old products back in print? but none the less thanks for coming back, though my check book, is a little thinner now. Ken Josesph Elric Smith servant of Lord Arioch
Diane Johnson - El Paso, TX, USA
Tuesday, April 27, 1999 at 16:00:45 (EDT)

Glad to see your web site is up and running. Your revisions get a big thumbs up. Bob it has been a long year in coming and I am glad it is now reality. Just mentioning your name to local D&D players brings many memories of your outstanding product line. Best of luck to you. May our friendship continue to grow and our (TK character marriage) time together be a time for sharing ideas and laughter. Keep looking forward to the future. ~~~~~@ Diane (A.K.A. Glenda wife of Greywand) Master Poetess of the Kingdom
Lyndon Baugh - Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.
Tuesday, April 27, 1999 at 08:35:30 (EDT)

I'm delighted to see Judges Guild back. Just a few weeks ago I unearthed the Islands Book 1 and was about to nostalgically start rolling up islands. Wanted to check one obvious thing: Before you sell your Last Copy out of the vaults are you scanning it first? I think that there would be a viable market for either small run reprints or a collection on CD. I'd be willing to volunteer some time this s ummer, for instance scanning, proofing and sending you proofed text and jpgs of any stuff of yours that you don't already have. Others might also be willing to be good for nothing. Lyndon@pobox.com
James A. Mishler - Fort Wayne, IN, USA
Monday, April 26, 1999 at 23:50:19 (EDT)

Hoody-Hoo! Judges Guild is BACK! Great to see you are back on your feet! I felt that there was a lot of promise after Bob Bledsaw's presentations at GenCon last year! Looking forward to seeing CSIO, CSWE, Tarantis and the whole world back in actio n!
Bruce Laue - Rochester, MN, USA
Monday, April 26, 1999 at 18:06:44 (EDT)

Incredible! Back after so many years... Hope to see all of your old products revived, and made available for everyone. Judges Guild produced some of the most excellent products for the most enduring RPG to date. I discovered your products just before you went into your hyatus. I just entered your web URL for humor value and curiosity's sake, and was I surprised! Looking forward to your new products and your magazine. Players/DM's need you and your products to keep the RPG's alive and strong . Thanks for rescuscitating the lich of yesteryear. T$R needs some serious help in supporting it's most successful game ever. Count me in as "new" charter member!
Tim Cain - Modron,, near the Estuary of the Roglaroon
Monday, April 26, 1999 at 17:18:35 (EDT)

Several people here at Troika Games just received our order of JG stuff, and it is pristine and beautiful like I have never seen! Thanks guys!
Tony Weston - Emmer Green, Berkshire,, United Kingdom
Monday, April 26, 1999 at 07:16:16 (EDT)

Having just got off the phone with Bob Bledsaw it appears that JG is seriously on the up. City State of the I.O. has to be one of my favourites. Thief & Assasin characters love it. Inferno is great for DM's sufering cocky party syndrome, and Bob t ells me that part 2 will be in the pipeline soon. Dark tower and Tegel Manor also come in close for my vote of best modules that are non-TSR products. Having never got hold of all of the fantasy campaign series maps and booklets, I would ask, are there an y copies in pristine condition left with their original parchment coloured maps intact. Also will The Sunstone Caverns become an individual module in it's own right. It seems that Bragash the Minotaur would make a great keeper to some powerful artifact th at the P.C's had to locate. Let me know your thoughts. Kep up the good work BOB (and Team)
Howard Walker - Aurora, CO, USA
Sunday, April 25, 1999 at 03:08:07 (EDT)

Its great to see that Judges Guild is comming back, Iwas wondering what I was going to do with all my old Judges Guild books that I have. I have played a lot of ADD but only a little Judges Guild The site looks good so far. It looks like a lot of hard work good job!!!
Brian Parker - Luxembourg,, Luxembourg
Saturday, April 24, 1999 at 10:50:44 (EDT)

Hi Folks, It's great to have you back. I always appreciated having a viable alternative to the TSR materials and owned a few of your modules in the dim and distant past. My favourite was The Caverns of Thracia which I would place as one of the very best Dungeon crawls ever. Please make me very happy by re-printing it just as it was. Good LuckBrian Parker bparker(at)pt(dot)lu
The Webmaster - Viridistan, City-State of the World Emperor
Saturday, April 24, 1999 at 02:09:26 (EDT)

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