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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The Genie’s Curse Birthright: Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Binding the walls, are the Urt and Nemo Rivers, whose tumbling waters stretch the length of the lands beyond the Four Tors, Castle Zagyg and Yggsburgh. I zabyg with your assessment on the overall quality of the product, and that really leaves me with the feeling that they could have done more.

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. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

But this is certainly independent from TLG’s will! If Gygax had wanted the public to have access to them, we already would. A combination of factors, no doubt including Gary’s failing health, contributed to its tardiness.

By aiming for a playable Gestalt approach to the megadungeon, it winds up being less than the sum of its parts, at least as far as I’m concerned. And collector’s item it ought to be, for TUW is a remarkable, if flawed, piece of work. Justin Alexander January 11, at 3: Let’s see if they do so.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Newer Post Older Post Home. But one day, without warning the wizard gathered his books and charts, his beakers and jars and all the myriad materials of his studies, closed its doors and removed himself from the Zagyb. First, it states that construction of the Castle did not begin until CY I’m convinced that since GG moved it’s IP elsewhere, we are going to see zagyyg CZ products of better quality and quicker pace.


Gygax and Kuntz definitely pitched Castle Zagyg to more than one company, including Kenzer. Nevertheless, the lack of shrink-wrap suggested to me a kind of slapdash approach that I feared might carry over to the contents of the boxed set itself. TLG in fact planned to produce 19 separate products describing each of Yggsburgh’s districts. This approach would almost certainly run counter to the tastes of modern gamers, but then I don’t think Castle Greyhawk was ever likely to appeal to modern tastes and it was a fool’s errand to ever think it could.

And, of course, I never found it.

Castle Zagyg : Yggsburgh, Volume 1

It is a preview to the Castle Zagyg Castle Greyhawk under a different name due to copyright issues series of modules that is forthcoming. Will Douglas December 27, at 1: Dark Sun Dark Sun: Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

Shattered Lands Dark Sun: Would you like to tell us about a lower price? It took two more years before additional Castle Zagyg products appeared — the East Mark Gazetteer and the “City Expansions” series — but none of these new products detailed the Castle and most of them contained not a word of Gygaxian prose, instead focusing on the ever more minute details of Yggsburgh. You can still see the artistry of the original piece of art, but it’s muted compared to what it must have looked like fresh from the brush of the Master.

Then came Yggsburgh, and I grew less excited. Matthew James Stanham December 30, at 8: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

GROGNARDIA: REVIEW: Castle Zagyg: The Upper Works (Part I of III)

On my first initial review, the overall quality not content is not quite as good as Necromancer’s RARE. For some, these are probably not flaws and the middle of the road approach adopted in Castle Zagyg: There’s a host of “could have beens” associated with this product and I’d like to talk about several of them to give a better context for my final review of TUW.


In CYZagig then captured and imprisoned the evil demigod Iuz in the dungeons beneath the Castle. The hints and rumors of its existence filled my imagination and I went looking for it That it was also, by most standards, also the first product in the line to attempt to make good on what most fans expected from it only makes this fact harder to accept.

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. It’s lacking both in the expansiveness necessary to make me overlook its disconnection from history and in historical depth to make me overlook its smallness.

It’s as close to the real Castle Greyhawk besides Rob’s stuff that we can ever hope to get. S’mon December 29, at 1: Necro did a nice job with the presentation, and I am a little surprised that Troll Lords did not put the same care into their flagship product.

Eventually, a group of Northern barbarians forayed into the area and pillaged a large amount of treasure. Unfortunately, we may never see the dungeon ever published now Gygax did write Beyond the Magic Mirror, Dungeonland, and Isle of the Ape, all of which were, by all accounts, directly taken from the original LG campaign. TUW is packed with information — which is a good thing!

I never saw either occur and so bit my tongue and ordered directly from TLG at the exorbitant shipping costs they charged to get it to me. I never really discussed this with him at length.

Matthew James Stanham January 2, at 9: Along the way Rob Kuntz removed himself from involvement with the project, with several explanations from several sources being offered for this turn zagyf events, but, in retrospect, it seems most plausible that it was disagreements about the direction of Castle Zagyg that were the most pertinent.