Sunday, April 22, 2012

SANDMAN: Map of Halaal--now owned by Goblinoid Games


For sale at RPGnow!

This time you can't win $10,000...

...but you can try regardless to solve the secret of the Sandman!

After over 25 years, Sandman: Map of Halaal is back! Goblinoid Games has purchased the rights to Sandman, reuniting it with its sibling TIMEMASTER and new kid on the block ROTWORLD. The Pacesetter SystemTM family of games continues to grow.

Widely viewed as a psychedelic, dreamy ride, Sandman: Map of Halaal was one of the tragedies of Pacesetter Ltd.'s demise. Sandman only saw the completion of what would have been the first in an Instant AdventureTM series.

Sandman uses a "lite" version of the Pacesetter SystemTM, which is easy to learn and quick in play, both of which are essential to the more story-driven adventures in the original Sandman boxed set.

For the first time ever, the original Sandman boxed set is now available in electronic format. We are currently investigating options for putting it in print. Whether future expansions are published depends entirely on audience demand. Show us you love Sandman and we'll make it happen!

We have a very limited number of original boxed sets for sale, still in original shrink wrap. (US $20 plus shipping) If interested, email goblinoidgames "at" yahoo "dot" com--orders will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Looking for more Pacesetter SystemTM games? Michael Curtis has just finished writing and playtesting an all new game using this system. It will be opened for additional playtesting very soon to members of the Labyrinth Lord Society!

From the back of the box:

The train whistle screams, and your passenger-car plunges into another tunnel. Six shots snap in the darkness. When sunlight floods the compartment once more, a man lies bleeding on the floor. He whispers a warning, then mysteriously fades away. Who was he? Why was he murdered? And, most importantly, who are you?

THE SANDMAN

He knows your name.
You don't.

He knows where you are.
You don't.

He knows what you have done, and why you must die.
You don't.

To survive, you must journey through a tempestuous world in search of the answers to a question as tenuous as your own existence. You play the role of an amnesiac traveler, lost in a world beyond the natural. The rules are brief, preparation easy, and the story rich.
The SANDMAN is watching....Why don't you face him?

6 comments:

Michael C said...

I always wondered: Did anyone ever actually win the ten grand?

Dan of Earth said...

Nope, they went out of business not long after Sandman was released.

Christian Lindke said...

Will you be creating material for sequel games in the series? I know that the original mysteries may be lost to time, but that wouldn't mean that "an" answer to the mystery can't be achieved.

Dan of Earth said...

If there is demand for it I will continue the line. Probably I would gauge interest at some point with a Kickstarter.

Sniderman said...

Another cool development ala Pacesetter! I and my pals played through this and, although we had NO idea what was going on, the surreal adventures we had were incredibly fun.

As I recall, the system used pre-gens, correct?

Unknown said...

Can the original authors, and, importantly, their solution to the puzzle be tracked down? I remember playing this long ago and would be interested in (re)solving the original mystery. A rebooted version with presumably new solution would be somehow much less satisfying.