August 27, 2010
Tsar 4 will be posted tonight--look for the download email. Copies for sale will be up shortly aftre and also at dtrpg (http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/account.php) and Paizo!
August 26, 2010
updated shipping info on the products page. Tsar 4 is being proofed and
should be posted tomorrow or Saturday. I'll email out a notice to
subscribers. Fane is going to layout Monday or Tuesday!
as requested by the Red Priest--I apologize that folks thought I
insulted amatuer producers of SW games...certainly not my intention. The
main point here is that we take pride in our professional quality, and
some other (larger) professional publishers do not. Black Blade (Jon and
Alan) and us are cool--they just decided they wanted out and did not
want to participate. No blood on the walls there. We cool? Ps--I'll
increase chocolate rations:)
Ok; shipping HTML
works fine, but it still would not allow for combined orders. Rather
than make you guys pay extra and me have to refund you (this is a large
amount of money for our overseas customers), I am working on a more
elegant solution. May take a day or two. Have no fear, Eamonvale and
Demonheart will be back up and for sale soon. In other news, Chuck is in
final layout on Tsar 4, should be up Friday. Rick is in the final
stages of the cover for Splinters of Faith (maybe a week), and
Rowena only has 4 more interiors to complete for Fane (which then goes
to layout). Editing is 75% complete on the SW rulebook, and then we just
need interiors (which were contracted yesterday). So everything is on
track (except me and the bloody shipping issue). More news soon!
August 24, 2010 (minor update)
I had to take down the Eamonvale Incursion and Demonheart products while I sort out shipping. Should be back up very soon!
August 24, 2010
Tsar 4 should be released this week. The Eamonvale Incursion and
Demonheart are both live and for sale (ships next week).The product page
has been (significantly) updated, and well....there is a bit more news.
August 24, 2010 - Poulsbo WA
Frog God Games, the successor to Necromancer Games,
is pleased to announce that effective immediately, Mythmere Games,
headed by award-winning author Matt Finch, will be joining up with the
Frog God Publishing team to produce even more of the true old-school
gaming resources that Necromancer Games and Frog God Games have always
been known for.
Matt explained one of the reasons for the
agreement as “"There is a large and active community of gamers playing
various out-of-print editions of fantasy role-playing games. This
alliance is going to be a big leap forward in terms of providing new
resources and adventures to those of us who prefer an older-school type
of game. It doesn't matter if you're an old-school grognard, a brand-new
player, or an experienced gamer trying out this whole 'old-school'
thing the internet keeps talking about. You're going to like this".
a result of this merger, Frog God Games will be publishing the Complete
version of the old school, ENnie Award-winning Swords & Wizardry™
fantasy role-playing game, which will be released in November.
merger is very much in line with my philosophy on game design, I play
an old school game at my table, and have always written and produced
books of that genre”, said Bill Webb, CEO of Frog God Games. Frog God
Games and its predecessor, Necromancer Games both are
known for producing d20 and Pathfinder adventures and sourcebooks with a
distinctive “old school” feel. Necromancer, where Bill was partnered
with Clark Peterson, produced over 50 books between 1999 and 2007,
including Wilderlands of High Fantasy™ (under license to Judges Guild), Gary Gygax’s Necropolis™ and Rappan Athuk, Dungeon of Graves™.
God Games is currently producing adventures to support the Pathfinder™
role-playing system. According to Bill, “This brings together the best
of both worlds for me; our material is distinctly old school feel,
regardless of the game system. By supporting both formats, I see an
opportunity to provide high quality and exciting material to a larger
audience. It’s a win for the gaming community.”
Frog God Games
will now produce game supplements for both the Swords and Wizardry™ game
and for the Pathfinder Game™ (published by Paizo Publishing
of Bellevue WA).Swords & Wizardry builds and supports free-form
role-playing games.That is to say, games where “light” rules create a
framework instead of trying to cover every detail, every rule, and every
situation. Over 30 books are currently in production for release in
2010 and 2011.
Matt explained , “There are a lot
of gamers out there who are using out-of-print rules quite happily, or
who have a vague feeling that they lost some of the game's spirit over
the years and don't know how it happened. And then there's the thriving
community of old-school gamers on the internet, who have been powering
forward for years. I think this new development is going to take us to
critical mass. With an old-school game like Swords & Wizardry
breaking into the mainstream, with all the power of Frog God Games
behind it, I believe that all these three gamer-communities are about to
connect. This is when the thunder starts to roll.”.
& Wizardry game “clones” the original rules of the fantasy
role-playing game that started it all back in 1974, when it was
published by Gary Gygax and DaveArneson. Part of the reason for the
merger was to expand distribution and enhance production quality by
involvement of a larger company. Matt described this as, “a step that
has been developing for years, as the old-school community has grown
larger and larger, supported by more and more gamers, and, increasingly,
even by publishers. And this is the point where it all reaches critical
mass, I think. Frog God Games has the resources and the high profile to
introduce this particular style of gaming back into the mainstream."
Most previously existing products created by Mythmere Games, including Knockspell Magazine™ will continue to be produced and distributed by Black Blade Publishing (http://black-blade-publishing.com/Store.aspx).
and publication of the Swords and Wizardry Core Rules will continue
through Black Blade and other sources, and will be compatible with the
Swords & Wizardry Complete Rulebook to be released in November by
Frog God Games along with a full supporting line of adventure modules
and other resources for the game.
August 11, 2010
back from Gencon, and I whipped him, so now he is diligently working on
finalizing Chapter 4! Probable release date is August 20. In other news,
we are proud to announce another book by Carla Harker (of Necromancer Games Family Affair fame).
Text and maps are done, and we are awaiting art. Still counting pages,
but I am estimating 84. It may release as three shorter books. Likely
date is November.
Strange Bedfellows is a d20 adventure
for 4-6 PCs of level 2 or higher. A circus show erupts in mayhem when
goblinoids crash the performance, slaughtering performers and audience
members alike. PCs investigate the attack, leading them into an ancient
dungeon and uncovering ancient secrets and harbored grudges. Their
decisions affect the politics and economics of three unique towns. Strange Bedfellows includes
three fully-developed towns, numerous unique NPCs who offer an
extensive assortment of side quests, and a wide range of challenging
Carla is a fantastic writer with difficult plots and
plot twists. Her adventures are for a thinking person. Anyone who has
played Family Affair knows that a straight bash approach will result in an early TPK.
Starting on or about September 1, FGG will be offering PRINT versions of the individual chapters of Slumbering Tsar, as well as the two lost Necromancer Games books, Eamonvale Adventures and Demonheart as
real books here at this site. These books will have limited print runs
and will be clearly marked "First Edition" to differentiate them from
later print on demand copies.
Finally, interior art and maps are done for Fane of the Fallen, and the cover for Fane, Strange Bedfellows (awaiting interiors), and Splinters of Faith (awaiting maps) will be done by the end of the month. November release is still on target for all 3 in both print and pdf.