Jump to content

City State of the Invincible Overlord by Judges Guild


Recommended Posts

Ye Olde Skoole RPG setting gets a reboot:

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/judgesguild/city-state-of-the-invincible-overlord

 

"City State of the Invincible Overlord, the first and one of the largest fantasy RPG city settings in gaming history, written by Judges Guild founders Bob Bledsaw and Bill Owen, defines sand-box roleplaying by giving information for over 350 shops, taverns, inns, palaces, barracks, temples, and the NPCs who inhabit them! City State of the Invincible Overlord was first released at Gen Con IX in 1976, along with Wilderlands Campaign Map I: The City State. The City State was written for the Judges Guild's Wilderlands of High Fantasy Campaign Setting but can be easily adapted and dropped into any setting."

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 24
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

UGHH!  Why did I have to check the KS forum!  My DM came home with this from his visit to Gen Con one year and we loved it.  When he moved away, and I started DM'ing, I spent a number of years until I found a replacement for this.  During the exodus from home during the college years, a "few" of my boxes got misplaced (i.e., thrown away) by my Dad's girlfriend who didn't approve of D&D.  Now that I am into Pathfinder with my kids, this is going to cost me a few more $$$......  and I had sworn off backing any more KS's.

Link to post
Share on other sites

The original maps are decent enough, especially for their time. But the books are ... quite random.

 

I still have my original maps, so I'm unsure whether I'll be buying in, especially at the price they're looking for, but I must admit that there's an attraction.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I remember looking through those maps back in the day. I do not think it was my copy. I think it was something my original DM purchased. Paper stock chosen to look like aged up parchment, is what I am recalling.

 

Edit:

I had a flash of memory just now. I remember a map of an Empire arranged so that the Invicible Overlord was right at the center and the rest of the Empire was four tribute paying, subordinate kingdoms. The kingdoms were arranged 2 across by 2 down. Like Utah, CO, AZ, NM with the city where the four corners monument would be.

Edited by TGP
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Moderator

I still have my original copy from back in the day, although I'm not sure how complete it is anymore.

 

The maps themselves were the best part. I remember not being too impressed with the descriptive text.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By kazmania7
      He was a leftover from a group of pathfinder mini's I primed but forgot to finish from my last posting.
       
       




    • By Inarah
      This is the Bones version of the iconic character, painted in a rather quick and dirty fashion. There was a lot of metal and chain mail, which I did not spend time on, and a few details which I picked out.  In retrospect I could have brightened up the armor some, but since she's likely to go on the table as a generic fighter I didn't feel the need to make her special. 
       

       

       
    • By Metalchaos
      Hello again, this one is Darkblade, a Wizkids Pathfinder Deep Cuts 72596, Human Male Fighter. Darkblade is also a the character of one of the players of our D&D group. I painted it with Reaper MSP paint.
       

       

       

       

       

       

       

    • By Marsya
      How long has it been since I started a show off thread???? Too long. I have missed everyone and hope to get back to at least a semi regular amount of posts. Figured I’d start with a Reaper mini. For the forum peeps that attended ReaperCon 2019 you may have seen my version of Derek’s beautiful sculpt O-Sayumi or affectionately named Akiko. I had a great time painting this lovely lady. Since I didn’t complete her until Thursday night of the con I didn’t get any photos until last week. Two years to take pics and post them up, not bad huh? 
       
      I missed ReaperCon and all of you. I have been enjoying seeing the pics shared here. So here is to a year of painting more minis and bringing them to Texas in 2022. 
       
      Now without further ado, Akiko. 
       



    • By Inarah
      Merisiel, Iconic Rogue.  The original artwork is very good but this is one of the early Bones models that did not translate well to the medium.   She flops over, the weapons did not come out well, and much of her detail is guesswork.  I even had to sculpt her a nose because she didn't come with one.  I tried to follow the artwork more or less, but it wasn't worth the effort to spend too much time on her. 
       

       

       

       
  • Who's Online   16 Members, 2 Anonymous, 33 Guests (See full list)

×
×
  • Create New...