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 Post subject: Black Blade to publish Swords & Wizardry & Knockspell
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:02 am 
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Black Blade Publishing to become Exclusive Publisher of the Swords & Wizardry Core Rules and Knockspell Magazine

October 27, 2009Mythmere 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 Knockspell #4 may be distributed to stores around February of 2010, at the same time as the core rules.

Electronic copies of Knockspell #3 are now available from Black Blade Publishing, and will be available very soon directly from Studio 2 Publishing, DrivethruRPG, RPGNow or YourGamesNow.

“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 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 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 www.studio2publishing.com.



Beginning Tuesday, October 27, and for the next week, all S&W pdfs available thru the Black Blade Publishing online store will be discounted 10% off.


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 Post subject: Re: Black Blade to publish Swords & Wizardry & Knockspell
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:53 pm 
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So, this is on the Goodman Games site, but there's no update on the S&W website? Wouldn't it make more sense to update your own website??


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 Post subject: Re: Black Blade to publish Swords & Wizardry & Knockspell
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:22 pm 
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Begging the previous poster's pardon, but the announcement was indeed made on the S&W messageboard. I posted the announcement here in the wee hours of the morning (on Tuesday) whilst working on some other things online. The announcement was posted at the S&W messageboard mid-morning on Tuesday, and on a number of other online forums where old-schoolers hang out. Truthfully, the announcement had been long-expected by the S&W community, given Matt's mid-summer discussion of his intentions to get S&W into distribution.

There isn't any announcement on the S&W website home page, so if that's you point then your point is well taken. I'll see if we can't get that oversight addressed post haste. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Black Blade to publish Swords & Wizardry & Knockspell
PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:10 pm 
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tacojohn4547 wrote:
Begging the previous poster's pardon, but the announcement was indeed made on the S&W messageboard. I posted the announcement here in the wee hours of the morning (on Tuesday) whilst working on some other things online. The announcement was posted at the S&W messageboard mid-morning on Tuesday, and on a number of other online forums where old-schoolers hang out. Truthfully, the announcement had been long-expected by the S&W community, given Matt's mid-summer discussion of his intentions to get S&W into distribution.

There isn't any announcement on the S&W website home page, so if that's you point then your point is well taken. I'll see if we can't get that oversight addressed post haste. :)


I see it's been updated! Sorry, didn't mean to seem rude. :oops:


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