The Full Major Announcement!

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The Full Major Announcement!

Postby Mythmere » Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:23 am

EDIT: there is a 10% discount starting today, Oct. 27, and ending after a week, I believe.

Black Blade Publishing to become Exclusive Publisher of the Swords & Wizardry Core Rules and Knockspell Magazine

October 27, 2009 – Mythmere Games, developer and publisher of the ENnie-award winning Swords & Wizardry fantasy role-playing game, is pleased to announce an exclusive agreement with Black Blade Publishing to publish the Swords & Wizardry Core Rules and Knockspell magazine, and to lead the charge to get Swords & Wizardry into retail distribution. The first print releases under this agreement will be a softcover version of the 124-page Swords & Wizardry Core Rulebook and Knockspell #3.

Working with Studio 2 Publishing as its distribution partner, Black Blade Publishing expects the Swords & Wizardry Core Rulebook to start hitting the shelves of brick and mortar game stores by February of 2010. In addition, the in-print version of the Swords & Wizardry Core Rulebook will be available for purchase directly from Black Blade Publishing or through select retailers by late-October, 2009.

Electronic copies of the Swords & Wizardry Core Rulebook will be available immediately directly from Black Blade Publishing, and will be available very soon directly from Studio 2 Publishing, DrivethruRPG, RPGNow and YourGamesNow.

Print versions of Knockspell #3 are available for purchase directly from Black Blade Publishing, and issue #4 may be distributed to stores around February of 2010, at the same time as the core rules.

“The Swords & Wizardry fantasy role-playing game is about a lot more than a return to the way these games used to be played. Swords & Wizardry unapologetically throws off 30 years of re-imagining and so-called ‘fixing’ of the original rules, returning to the wonder and mystery of “free-form” fantasy gaming without complicated rules and long rulebooks. Black Blade Publishing is very excited to be publishing the key Swords & Wizardry titles from Mythmere Games. The quality of new products being introduced in the old school gaming community is amazing, and we are really excited to be a part of it.” -- Jon Hershberger, co-founder of Black Blade Publishing

Founded in 2008 by Matthew J. Finch, Mythmere Games is best known for the Swords & Wizardry fantasy role-playing game, the award-winning retro-clone of the original 1974 edition of the world’s most popular fantasy game. For additional information, visit http://www.swordsandwizardry.com.

Formed in 2009 by Jon Hershberger and Allan Grohe, Black Blade Publishing will begin publishing the Swords & Wizardry Core Rulebook in October 2009 under license from Mythmere Games. For additional information, visit http://www.black-blade-publishing.com.

Studio 2 Publishing has been serving the games hobby industry since 2004, serving game designers and publishers as a sales and marketing organization as well as providing fulfillment and inventory management services. For additional information, visit http://www.studio2publishing.com.
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Re: The Full Major Announcement!

Postby Koren_nRhys » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:22 am

Congrats indeed, Matt. Great to see this finally happening. For the record, I just got my PDF of KS#3 - can't wait to get reading!

EDIT: Grrr. Still trying to get the file to download. Goes partway then just hangs. <sigh>
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Re: The Full Major Announcement!

Postby Ghul » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:17 pm

Great news! I'm a fan of S&W, Matt "mythmere" Finch, Black Blade, Jon "tacojon" Hershberger, and Allan "grodog" Grohe. All of you working together toward a common goal is great news to me, and I look forward to whatever the future holds for this brilliant pairing.

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Re: The Full Major Announcement!

Postby Eldrad » Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:58 pm

Congratulations!

So is this the version with a few of your home brewed "other" class rules.

I was always curious about your version of a thief.
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Re: The Full Major Announcement!

Postby JD Sherrer » Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:52 pm

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Re: The Full Major Announcement!

Postby oldgamergeek » Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:03 am

I have visited the publisher and find this to be a great advancement of the OSR . Congrats and props out to Matt and crew. Now I have to modify my TARGA hand out. :D
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Re: The Full Major Announcement!

Postby Wyldabeast » Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:57 pm

Wow! This is awesome news!

Glad to see things are going well on the old school front!
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Re: The Full Major Announcement!

Postby SonofThor » Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:20 pm

Congratulations on this! This is huuuuge!
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