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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He never promised his notes, and only ever planned to follow through on the original proposition [i. Gamers have been waiting to see the fabled levels of Castle Caztle since at least, when Gygax indicated that TSR would be publishing them in an upcoming module. Matthew James Stanham December 30, at 8: Jim Ward notes that, in the original Greyhawk campaign, the Upper Works occupied very little of the players’ attention, because the subterranean levels were far more lucrative and intriguing.
My difficulty is that I’m not quite sure what the purposes of TUW were. I quickly got over my anxiety that elements were missing. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. In those products, Kuntz not only caxtle a reconstruction of material from his days as co-DM of the Greyhawk campaign, but also commentary on the origins of this material and how it was used, including reminiscences of events from those days. Anyone who read these early products with clear eyes could have seen warning signs that the Castle Zagyg project would likely never see completion nor would it fulfill the fondest hopes of gamers.
Now I realize that Monte’s stuff is not for everyone, and that is fine, but you have to admire the quality and love that went into Ptolus. I’m pretty sure Gary wouldn’t have agreed to the project if he had thought Rob would cancel on him.
James Maliszewski December 29, at Later the folk of Yggsburgh lear. Write a customer review. Unfortunately, the Upper Works aren’t where the Castle “lives.
I believe it’s a very fine product and well worth the money I spent zagy it.
I’m only speculating here as to his motivations, so I’m just trying to make and educated guess here–I could be off base by a lot, so I’m prefacing it with “caution”–because I know his feelings on a lot of other subjects. I’d like to point out a different viewpoint from which ‘Upper Works’ and entire CZ line can bee seen: Leave castlw this unedited.
I certainly recognize that my own tastes are idiosyncratic and far from widespread, even among old schoolers, most of whom seem to like this product far more than I do.
Castle Zagyg : Yggsburgh, Volume 1
I guess many people -like myself- bought them also I wouldn’t say only as such. Unlike LA, which has unpublished work that just needs minor edits, I suspect the CZ product would need a lot of fleshing out.
They are a cipher onto which we write our own vision. I don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect we’d see a greater relationship to Castle Greyhawk than we got. As I said above, it’s neither fish nor fowl and I think that makes it feel more muddled than it ought to.
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GROGNARDIA: REVIEW: Castle Zagyg: The Upper Works (Part III of III)
Since then, no such module has ever appeared, although numerous products supposedly connected to Zaggg Greyhawk have been published. In itself, TUW contains everything it promises. Few visited the eccentric mage and the fear of his madness spread through the valleys and across the hills of Yggsburgh.
I don’t think it’s a great intro product and it’s certainly not as good an evocation of the old school as I’d have expected, never mind a glimpse into zagyb history of the hobby.
I am glad I have the product, I am glad that I ahve a bit of history in my hands, I am caxtle the Troll Lords finally published it, but at the same time Zabyg can not shake the feeling that it is a small product, when it should have been an awesome product. This page was last edited on 17 Septemberat This is a terrific Rob Kuntz game for castles and crusades. I’d say this is his best work. I do know Gary didn’t want this to be a “nostalgia” project and I doubt he would have wanted the format being suggested here.