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Codex of the Infinite Planes

Multiverse of Wonder and Adventure!

Fully bookmarked 369 page PDF! Color interior art! Crack open the Codex of the Infinite Planes and unlock a multiverse of wonder and adventure!

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Your world is about to get much bigger. Infinitely bigger, specifically!

Codex of the Infinite Planes is a Dungeons & Dragons supplement expanding upon the planes of existence. The planes have been a presence in Dungeons & Dragons since the earliest days of the game, with multiple sourcebooks (and even an entire setting) dedicated to describing the fantastic worlds existing beyond the Material Plane.

Most of these previously released sourcebooks are constrained in scope and content by serving multiple purposes. Codex of the Infinite Planes is dedicated to detailing exciting and usable content centered around the known planes of existence for the purpose of using in memorable adventures. The known planes of existence, in this case, includes the four elemental Inner Planes and their intersections, the two transitive planes, three echo planes, and sixteen Outer Planes.

Each plane receives a detailed description, including game mechanics handling hazards and phenomena, notes on traveling to and within the plane, a look at the powerful people and organizations operating on the plane, a review of the monstrous inhabitants, a host of interesting sites and treasures, random encounter tables for each plane, and adventure hooks providing examples of using the plane in a scenario. The information is largely aimed at Dungeon Masters looking to craft exciting adventures utilizing the planes, but the information is valuable to players looking to create characters tied to the greater multiverse of the campaign setting.

Other releases in the Infinite Planes series provide content useful in different ways. Monsters of the Infinite Planes provides creature statistics for over 200 monsters inhabiting the planes along with helpful generic statistics for planar NPCs. Heroes of the Infinite Planes includes new subclass options for each class along with new feats, spells, and magical items. Look for these releases on the DMs Guild!

Contents of the Codex

This book provides information for the Dungeon Master helpful to utilizing the known planes of existence in their campaign settings. Alternately, it can be used as a complete campaign setting in itself! The contents of the book are roughly defined as follows. Much of the information is meant to supplement the content in the Dungeon Master’s Guide, specifically Chapter 2: Creating a Multiverse.

Chapter 1 Essence of the Infinite Planes outlines the general principals of the planes of existence as they exist within Dungeons & Dragons, along with definitions for common terms used throughout the book.

Chapter 2 Using the Infinite Planes provides tips and suggestions on how to use the planes of existence in your campaign, along with details on traveling through them and a glossary of keywords that can be helpful to find useful information in the book.

Chapter 3 Gazetteer of the Infinite Planes forms the bulk of the book and includes detailed descriptions of 26 planes of existence. Planes detailed include: Plane of Air, Plane of Earth, Plane of Fire, Plane of Water, Border Elemental Planes, Astral Plane, Ethereal Plane, Plane of Shadows, Plane of Faerie, Plane of Dreams, Infinite Layers of the Abyss, Infernal Battlefield of Acheron, Olympian Glades of Arborea, Peaceable Kingdoms of Arcadia, Wilderness of the Beastlands, Twin Paradises of Bytopia, Tarterian Depths of Carceri, Blessed Fields of Elysium, Bleak Eternity of Gehenna, Gray Waste of Hades, Ever-Changing Chaos of Limbo, Clockwork Nirvana of Mechanus, Seven Heavens of Mount Celestia, Nine Hells of Baator, Windswept Depths of Pandemonium, and Heroic Domains of Ysgard!

Chapter 4 The Codex and Its Keepers describes the Codex of the Infinite Planes itself, along with the planar sages dedicated to studying its mysteries.

Chapter 5 Toolbox provides information for crafting new planes of existence. It includes a master list of all hazards and phenomena from Chapter 3 along with suggestions on how to build new planes of existence. They’re not known as the Infinite Planes for nothing!

Want to populate the multiverse with new monsters? Check out Monsters of the Infinite Planes!

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Check out Heroes of the Infinite Planes for character options inspired by the wonders of the multiverse! 45 new subclasses, 30 backgrounds, new spells, and more!

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Visit the Infinite Doors of the World Serpent, the largest tavern in the multiverse, to expand your Infinite Planes adventures!

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Encounters in the Infinite Planes gives you short adventures you can use to spice up the multiverse!

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Tales of the Infinite Planes to take your adventures across the multiverse!

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Thomas H June 26, 2022 5:40 pm UTC
Looking great! While I'm here, I am absolutely dying to know, will the Plane of Air be getting an "Encounters in the Infinite Planes" of it's own?
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Dave C June 26, 2022 7:59 pm UTC
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Thank you! The Encounters in the Infinite Planes series was fun to work on, but the sales weren't there to keep my focus unfortunately. That being said, I have full intentions of returning to the series, because it's a nice palate cleanser between other projects (and they fill a nice niche to be honest). I have 8 encounters mapped out for the Plane of Air ... just haven't knuckled down and fleshed them out yet!
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Anthony P June 03, 2022 12:32 am UTC
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Thanks for this great product Dave! I see you mentioned a Codex Appendix in one of the discussions. The Quasi-Elemental (knowledge on Vacuum is scarce) Planes included there in and the Outlands are the picks in particular I'm excited to see what secrets and information you release will be.
Is this available yet? In book form as well?

I posted this as a reply to another discussion instead of here too on accident if you were wondering
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Dave C June 03, 2022 1:19 am UTC
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Thank you for your inquiry! The Codex Appendix is a project I’ve had to put on the backburner for a bit, though it remains very much alive – I have completed the write-up for the Positive Energy Plane and about half of the Negative Energy Plane, and I’ve developed good outlines for the Outlands and Far Realm. The product is likely going to clock in at around 75 to 100 pages in total, so my goal with it is to release it as a separate product rather than integrate it within the larger Codex of the Infinite Planes book – mainly because the Codex is so large already! As far as content, I’m folding the quasi-elemental planes into their respective energy plane (Positive or Negative) as discrete “zones” with their own affects and features, similar to how the Border Elemental Planes are presented. Each is theoretically infinite, but travel is possible between the adjacent elemental planes and the energy plane (Vacuum being the border of the Plane of Air and the Negative Energy Plane, for example). This is...See more
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Anthony P June 03, 2022 1:52 am UTC
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Awesome! We can't wait! Thanks for the reply! You're work is outstanding!!
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Brent J February 17, 2022 6:20 pm UTC
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This book is incredible. Excellent job. Are your other Codex volumes just the sections of this book sold individually or is it expanded material?
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Dave C February 17, 2022 6:26 pm UTC
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Thank you so much! It's been a labor that's for sure!

So the original Codex of the Infinite Planes entries (volumes 1 through 26) include both player options and monsters. When it came time to compile it all, I realized there was too much for a single book, so I broke off the player and monster content into their own books (Heroes of the Infinite Planes and Monsters of the Infinite Planes), both with more content than what was originally released. The gazetteer information was collected in Codex of the Infinite Planes, though I needed to add more "connective tissue" content to complete the book - information on the planes in general, portals, planar pathways (River Styx, River Oceanus, Yggdrasil), and details on the artifact itself along with a group of dedicated scholars. All of that info exists solely here. In addition, since I removed the monsters from each individual entry, I added a new section to each plane for Creatures & Denizens.

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Bridget C February 16, 2022 5:41 am UTC
Is there anything about Sigil in this?
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Dave C February 16, 2022 12:35 pm UTC
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Thank you for your interest! Unfortunately, Sigil is a firm part of the Planescape setting, so at least currently it is not available as a setting for DMsGuild content creators to reference or build upon. Similarly, the factions of Sigil fall under the same restriction. Thankfully there is still plenty of adventure content found in the infinite planes, and the Codex of the Infinite Planes includes information on several major planar hubs, such as the City of Brass on the Plane of Fire, the City of Glass on the Plane of Water, Tu'narath in the Astral Plane, Mithrendain the Autumn City on the Plane of Faerie, Signpost in the Beastlands, Madhouse in Pandemonium, among others. I hope this helps!
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Michael R January 16, 2022 8:00 pm UTC
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Does this PDF contain any of the other titles? examples: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/251252/Codex-of-the-Infinite-Planes-Vol-11-The-Abyss

https://www.dmsguild.com/product/317968/Codex-of-the-Infinite-Planes-Vol-23-Mechanus

I have a few of those, and if this puts them all into one spot...!

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Dave C January 16, 2022 8:51 pm UTC
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Hello! The Codex of the Infinite Planes includes all of the setting info from each Codex entry, along with info on traveling the planes, consolidated details on the planes themselves, and descriptions of the Codex as an artifact. The monsters and player content got consolidated into Monsters and Heroes respectively. I hope this helps! Happy gaming!
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Aaron K November 30, 2021 3:39 pm UTC
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Eagerly awaiting my copy of the Codex. Will you make your other planar accessories print on demand as well?
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Dave C November 30, 2021 4:18 pm UTC
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Excellent question! Heroes of the Infinite Planes needs some revision but that is likely the next one I'm going to try for POD. Monsters of the Infinite Planes needs more and better art though so that's been a lengthy process without a definite end date in sight unfortunately :(
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Edward W November 10, 2021 5:03 pm UTC
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Wow. I requested this some months back and here it is. Given how few books get the PoD treatment, I wasn't hopeful. Definitely ordering my copy today.
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Noah P November 01, 2021 10:43 pm UTC
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Hey Dave, I have the physical editions of the inner and transient planes. Hope you can get the full collection to print one day!
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Dave C November 03, 2021 6:16 pm UTC
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Your wish is my command! :D I'm awaiting the delivery of the print proof version of Codex of the Infinite Planes right now, and assuming it looks good I'll push the button to make the POD version go live. Soon!
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Dave C November 09, 2021 2:18 pm UTC
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And live! Print on Demand option for Codex of the Infinite Planes is up now. Enjoy, thank you!
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David L October 18, 2021 2:58 am UTC
I have been eyeing the various components of this for a while now. How compatible would you say it is with 3.5?
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Dave C October 18, 2021 12:59 pm UTC
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Thank you for your inquiry! I would say this compiled Codex collection is mostly system agnostic - each plane gets an overview of the features and hazards, which is where the game system material is located, but overall it's a small component of each entry. The denizens, interesting sites, adventure hooks, highlights, lay of the land, and travel information would be relevant to ANY game featuring these planes of existence. And for 3.5, I would say most of it could be converted rather easily depending on the difficulty you wanted to convey (adjusting save DCs and damage for appropriate hazards, for example). The Codex of the Infinite Planes artifact is found in the Epic Level Handbook, though the version depicted in this codex is different (and again, I think overall very convertible to 3.5). I hope this helps, thank you again!
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David L October 18, 2021 8:24 pm UTC
Wow, thanks for the quick reply, Dave! Does the Codex have quasi-elementals and para-elementals? They were ignored in 3.5. If so, how hard would they be to convert to 3.5? I always thought they offered a nice break from the standard four elementals that most of the players know too well. :-D Do you think they would be hard to convert than, say, Pathfinder versions?
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Dave C October 18, 2021 8:37 pm UTC
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No problem! When I compiled the list of planes, I debated on how to handle the para-elemental planes (intersection between each Inner Plane) and the quasi-elemental planes (intersection between each Inner Plane and the Negative and Positive Plane). Ultimately, for my sanity and the sake of getting it all done, I lumped the para-elemental planes together into the Border Elemental Planes and moved the quasi-elemental planes off to the side. Right now, I'm working on the Codex Appendix (which will be a separate product), which is going to include the Positive and Negative Energy Planes, the Outlands, and the Far Realm. I'm working the quasi-elemental planes into regions of each Positive and Negative Energy Plane for the sake of organization and content. That isn't to say you couldn't have them be their own separate planes, though their general lack of features makes it difficult to incorporate into a setting I've found.

My portrayal of the Border Elemental Planes (the para-elemental planes) looks at...See more
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David L November 30, 2021 3:45 pm UTC
Thanks, Dave, for the great reply! It sure was helpful, and I'm looking forward to buying this.
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Anthony P June 02, 2022 9:42 pm UTC
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I am about to purchase this, I see you mentioned a Codex Appendix in this comment with the Quasi-Elemental planes included there in. Is this available yet? In book form as well?
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Katie W July 01, 2021 10:12 pm UTC
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Hi Dave,

Is there any way to bundle the "Codex of" and "Monsters of" titles for those of us who have the previous separated volumes? I have all of the previous volumes except Ysgard, and I know that this title and the "Monsters of" title has most of the same info, but I don't want to miss out on any edits or additional work you've put into these single PDF compilations (plus it would be nice to have them in single themed books for quick reference instead of having 26+ documents). I just can't justify spending another $40ish when I would be essentially re-paying for around 75% of the content.

I am about to go pick up "Heroes of" though, since that seems to be all new!
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Dave C July 02, 2021 1:06 pm UTC
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First, thank you for your support! I knew I wanted a big compilation of all the codex entries once I had finished designing them all, though I didn't exactly know the form it would take. It was never my intention to leave customers who had purchased the individual entries out in the cold, there just isn't a way for me to do anything directly. However, I still have options! If you email me directly at weirddave AT cuttothechasegames.com I'm happy to work with you to come up with a solution. Thank you again!

--Dave Coulson
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Katie W August 30, 2021 7:07 am UTC
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Oh my goodness, I never got a notification for this - I didn't mean to ghost this message from you! Is this offer to email you still active? (I promise to check my notifications better this time :P)
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Dave C August 30, 2021 12:42 pm UTC
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No worries! :D Go ahead and email me at weirddave AT cuttothechasegames.com. Because this isn't a bundle in the system I can't do anything automatically but I definitely don't want to leave long time supporters feeling cold!
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Thomas H April 12, 2021 6:21 pm UTC
Codex, Heroes, and Monsters should all have print versions fpo sure
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Edward W June 23, 2021 5:02 pm UTC
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Completely agree. I genuinely want the Codex on my bookshelf.
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Uriah B September 13, 2021 1:05 am UTC
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I'll add a "me too" here. How much would I pay for a print version? Probably a lot.
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Dave C November 09, 2021 2:18 pm UTC
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Print on Demand option for Codex of the Infinite Planes is up now. Enjoy, thank you!
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David L November 30, 2021 3:46 pm UTC
Is that like a hardbound copy?
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Dave C November 30, 2021 4:19 pm UTC
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Yup! The print on demand book for Codex of the Infinite Planes is hardcover (it's size makes softcover a bit impractical). Thank you!
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Neil S March 29, 2021 4:39 am UTC
Does this have information on the Quasi and Para-elemental planes
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Dave C March 29, 2021 1:02 pm UTC
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Yes, at least for the para-elemental planes. I worked on them in a single grouping under the Border Elemental Planes title, and includes information for Ash, Ice, Magma, and Ooze. The quasi-elemental planes (Inner Planes under the influence of the Positive and Negative Energy Planes) are going to be absorbed largely into an upcoming release for the Appendices, which covers the Far Realm, Positive and Negative Energy Planes, and the Outlands. While a separate release, this will also be worked into this full version of the Codex of the Infinite Planes as well. Thank you!
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Jonathan G March 10, 2021 9:51 pm UTC
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Recently purchased this book. Great so far!!! Any chance I could get the image on the front cover of the book without the graphics and title (Jack Kaiser illustrates the Orrery of the Infinite Planes in the Great Modron Cathedral on Mechanus, while a group of planar sages consult their copy of the Codex of the Infinite Planes)? Not the full size image. I just love it.
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Dave C March 11, 2021 1:39 am UTC
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It is an absolute fantastic piece, Jack Kaiser knocked it out of the park! (Like he honestly does with all of his stuff, he's pretty awesome.) I should throw this in the download as a standalone file, but here's image shared through Photobucket at least: https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/zz210/weirddavedfga/orrery_of_the_infinite_planes.png
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Jonathan G March 11, 2021 4:30 am UTC
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Thank you! For the quick response and access to an amazing piece of art. The book is dang good too! Need a bit more to process before I write my review.
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Robert G February 22, 2021 5:35 am UTC
I really want a POD version.
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Andrew M February 20, 2021 3:48 pm UTC
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Hello, it's been some time since I've been on DMs Guild. I had already previously purchased Volumes 1-18 of the series and was actually about to purchase the remainder when I saw this. Is this a collected version? Does it include more than the individual volumes do not? Is it worth purchasing both? I do love this series and would like to continue to support your work.
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Dave C February 20, 2021 8:01 pm UTC
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Thank you for your interest! It is a collection of the individual entries (all current volumes, 1-26). The monsters and PC options moved to their own books, and I expanded each entry with additional content (along with some editing), mainly in the area of monstrous inhabitants of each plane. There's also the intro chapters, information on the Rivers Styx and Oceanus, Yggdrasil the World Tree, artifact stats for the Codex of the Infinite Planes itself, a new NPC group called the Codex Keepers, random tables for generating new planes, and a master list of all the hazards and phenomena!
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Michael V November 11, 2020 4:03 pm UTC
So I bought about half of the individual codices over the last year or so. I don't suppose you'd offer some sort of discount code to returning customers who want to finish their collection with the one-volume set?
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Dave C November 11, 2020 5:10 pm UTC
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Thank you for your interest! Because it's a separate product there isn't anything automatic I can setup, but I definitely don't want to leave you out in the cold! Email me directly at weirddave@cuttothechasegames.com and I'll see what I can do at least. Thank you!
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