This adventure is designed for and fully compatible with the Castles & Crusades ® Role Playing Game and the Castle Zagyg: Yggsburgh adventure and. Castle Zagyg: The Upper Works — or, more precisely, Gary Gygax’s Castle Zagyg: The Upper Works — is the coda that brings the symphony of. As I noted in Part II, I like Castle Zagyg: The Upper Works. I believe it’s a very fine product and well worth the money I spent on it. I also think it’s.

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Will December 27, at If Gygax were still acstle, I wouldn’t necessarily advocate for the release of those notes. I like the guys a lot, however, I do have to be a bit critical in my commentary of TUW.

In the end, we got not enough of either, which is a real pity, because there are flashes of brilliance in TUW that made me wish there’d been better management of the entire project. Get to Know Us. Views Read Edit View history. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Greyhawk Ruins is both an earlier work and more specifically focused on the Castle itself, and thus would seem to be a more definitive source. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Of these, only four were ever published. I didn’t attend GenCon this year and so I waited to see TUW in one of my local game stores or available for order through an online retailer that didn’t treat shipping to Canada as if it were shipping to Antarctica.


I was involved in Yggsburg and I saw and agreed with Gary felt it was necessary because CZ needed a “home base”, so I disagree with the criticism about Yggsburg being a “distraction”.

I do think the expansion wasn’t really necessary–maybe it was a way to keep products coming because development of the castle would take time. I do think your rating of 3.

Product details Format Mixed media product pages Dimensions Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Matthew James Stanham January 2, at 9: Indeed, I think a greater emphasis on historicity would have made the material of wider interest and greater gameability, particularly for old schoolers such as myself. All these complaints are minor in themselves and I’d have acstle happily overlooked them, but, in aggregate, they contribute to the impression of a product made with less care than it ought to have been.

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I think I feel much worse about TUW than I castlf otherwise have had there been a serious prospect of our ever seeing more of the dungeon. I don’t know what will become of Castle Zagyg now. They are expressly a non-representative sampling. Kuntz and in various works of fan fictionalthough many of these lists cannot be reconciled with the now canon “opposing alignments” criteria noted above.


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Posted by James Maliszewski at I never saw either occur and so bit my tongue and ordered directly from TLG at the exorbitant shipping zagtg they charged to get it to me. A combination of factors, no doubt including Gary’s failing health, contributed to its tardiness. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

Wake of the Ravager Dark Sun Online: Of course he never went cashle that direction. And, of course, I never found it. Amityville Mike December 27, at 4: They are a cipher onto which we write our own vision. Being an old schooler, I’m quite accustomed to amateurish products and indeed have a certain affection for them.

JUST picking it up, one can tell that this is a catsle product. Apparently Troll Lord Games isn’t interested in such things.

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Newer Post Older Post Home. Again, it’s probably unfair to judge TUW too harshly because it didn’t adhere to a model that its creator rejected, but I can’t deny I held out hope that he might have changed zqgyg mind in the course of writing it.

Newer Post Older Post Home. I’ll admit, I may be biased by my personal “old school” leanings, but I couldn’t have put my own feelings regarding TLG’s Castle Zagyg project into words any better than you have in this review.