This past Friday I received the print version of Rob Conley’s Majestic Wilderlands supplement for Swords & Wizardry and all other original editions of the world’s most popular role-playing game. This will not be a review so much as just a couple of quick thoughts.
1) I am not so afraid of POD anymore. The book looks and feels good and I wouldn’t be surprised if it holds up better than some of my 3rd-edition paperbacks.
2) While I have been on a sandbox/hexcrawl kick, there is no hexcrawl information nor any stats to speak of. I took a chance on this because I had liked what Mr. Conley did with Blackmarsh. Although I was anticipating more local information like Blackmarsh, this gives more of an overview. This supplement details classes but gives more overviews on the races, regions, and cultures. It gives the referee the ability to breathe life into a campaign world. I look forward to Mr. Conley’s future work.