The Hyperborea rpg has had some of the same shipping issues for books that has plagued a ton of Kickstarters in 2021 and even in 2022. The pdf's of the Hyperborea players handbook 3rd edition are already on Drivethrurpg & so is the Hyperborea RPG Referee's Manual . And these came via my email from the Kickstarter & since there are players itching get in on the Sword & Sorcery action! It was natural that my local printer would get these both done. These are basically the table copies of Hyperborea for the players to mess with. The actual books never leave our house. This has been our policy since every edition of Hyperborea.
Now some critisms have been leveled at the game setting by one of our regular players and its this. If Hyperborea is such a God awful Winter bound place where exactly is all of the food coming from for the people who inhabit the lands?! Now this has been plaguing me for a couple of days. My answers are three fold possibly geo thermal gardens below some of the kingdoms attended by slaves & workers. A good portion of the fish & vegitation comes from the underwater gardens and below the ocean fish farming. Making the Atlanteans far more important to Hyperborea then at first it seems.
When you really start looking into the food issue then it becomes clear who or what is supporting all of the numerous tribes of humans across Hyperborea. The primitive cavemen & tribes sure are migrating and hunting mastodons & woolly mammoth herds across Hyperborea. Deep down in the volcanic fissure heated jungles across Hyperborea there are are going to hundreds if not thousands of primitive farms and herding areas. All of these are going to be highly organized & there could be farming guilds. Now if none of this sounds exciting, please think again. Because scattered across Hyperborea are lots of ancient magical & highly technological artifacts, treasures, remains, etc. And some of those are going to highly radioactive, dangerous, and perhaps even fatal to crops or fishing. So the wizards guilds, and magicians organizations may have adventurers for the purposes of disposing of these.