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Post by xredjasonx » Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:12 pm

So....let's hear more about this.......

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Re: Level Up

Post by fathead » Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:57 am

I'd love to hear about this as well. I just happened across mention of this on the Enworld forums.
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Re: Level Up

Post by Harley Stroh » Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:06 am

I'll let Aeryn brag about it, but Level Up is set to be a really exciting publication. Short adventures, monster entries, reviews, world material --- pretty much everything a gaming publication ought to be.

The first issue has been in the works for a little while now, but Aeryn is already hard at work on #2.

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Re: Level Up

Post by Blackdirge » Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:11 am

Hi all,

To start, I'll post a snippet from my editorial in issue one. I think it sums up what Level Up is all about:

Welcome to the first issue of Level Up, a quarterly magazine devoted to Fourth Edition Dungeons & Dragons. That’s right; you read that correctly. I said devoted – as in solely committed – to Fourth Edition Dungeons & Dragons. I can’t be any more forward or frank than that. This magazine is all about providing you with top-quality 4E material written by both industry professionals and talented freelancers.

What I posted above is the basic idea behind the magazine, but I'd be happy to expand on this, and answer what questions I can here.

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Re: Level Up

Post by Harley Stroh » Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:13 am

Also, I haven't listened to it yet, but Ogre Cave has a podcast segment on the announcement:

http://www.warpigradio.com/index.php/20 ... -jan-2009/

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Re: Level Up

Post by MatthewJHanson » Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:26 am

Harley Stroh wrote:Also, I haven't listened to it yet, but Ogre Cave has a podcast segment on the announcement:

http://www.warpigradio.com/index.php/20 ... -jan-2009/

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I saw the news story, but I can't find a podcast about it. Am I missing something?

P.S. Awesome news!

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Re: Level Up

Post by xredjasonx » Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:58 pm

To say that I am happy about this would be a huge understatement.

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: Level Up

Post by Jeff LaSala » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:33 pm

Yay. Cat's out of the bag at last. :D
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Re: Level Up

Post by Blackdirge » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:39 pm

Jeff LaSala wrote:Yay. Cat's out of the bag at last. :D
Indeed!

It was starting to smell. :D

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Re: Level Up

Post by PeelSeel2 » Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:15 pm

Awesome!!

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Re: Level Up

Post by mythfish » Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:28 am

Will Level Up be distributed through regular magazine channels? Will we see it on the racks at Barnes & Noble or other bookstores?
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Post by goodmangames » Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:04 pm

mythfish wrote:Will Level Up be distributed through regular magazine channels? Will we see it on the racks at Barnes & Noble or other bookstores?
Eventually, but not at first. This is intended to give fans a reason to visit their game stores.
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Re: Level Up

Post by Treebore » Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:31 pm

Fortunately for me my LGS, that is 54 miles away, has a "pull list", so I can have him pull it for me and pick it up the one time or so I go to that town each month. Hopefully the April issue will be out and available before April, since I typically go into town during the first few days of each month. If not I'll just have to wait until May to pick it up.
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Post by Rick Maffei » Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:19 pm

Treebore wrote:Fortunately for me my LGS, that is 54 miles away...
Treebore, that sounds more like a NSLGS, or not-so-Local-Game-Store. :mrgreen:
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Re: Level Up

Post by PeelSeel2 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:10 pm

This is awesome! Thanks for this GG.

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Post by sgstyrsky » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:53 am

One burning question I have: Will there be a way for freelancers to query Level Up!

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Re: Level Up

Post by Blackdirge » Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:23 pm

sgstyrsky wrote:One burning question I have: Will there be a way for freelancers to query Level Up!

Thanks!
Absolutely. Here's how you submit.

On the 13th day of the 13th month, when the moon hangs high and red in the night sky, a query written in the blood of one hundred kittens may be submitted to the great and terrible editor of Level Up. Queries submitted in the blood of creatures other than kittens, or pertaining to the Edition That Shall Not Be Named, will provoke swift madness and awful retribution. However, should your query be accepted, a proxy of the Great Old Editor shall visit you and demand your soul…uh, I mean manuscript, which must be written in the blood of one thousand kittens on a desecrated page of the 3.5 Players handbook.

Currently, the above is the only way to submit a query to Level Up. However, we are in the process of creating a slightly more user-friendly set of submission guidelines, which will be posted soon. :D

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Re: Level Up

Post by xredjasonx » Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:05 pm

Just make sure to keep the "desecrated page of the 3.5 Players handbook" bit ;)

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Re: Level Up

Post by Treebore » Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:37 pm

Is the subscription print and PDF? Just as the PDF? What?
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Post by goodmangames » Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:41 am

Subscription is just print. Until we can offer a PDF+print option to retail stores as well, we're keeping the playing field level. But that's not too far away...
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Re: Level Up

Post by krate » Sun Feb 15, 2009 1:10 pm

Hello everyone. Long time lurker on these forums and first time poster.

And all I got to say is this is sooooo awesome! :D I already subscribed and can't wait to get my grubby paws on this magazine!
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Post by Jeff LaSala » Sun Feb 15, 2009 4:18 pm

Those are precisely the sort of paws we want on there, Krate!
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Post by Vellen » Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:08 pm

I'm quite excited to have one more reason to head to my local shop (Guardian Games, yet another GG). I often find myself there more often than needed, but w/o any actual items to purchase. Looking forward to this magazine immensely. I expect GREAT things, and you never disappoint.

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Re: Level Up

Post by NinjaDancer » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:11 am

While I love the easy access of internet content, I have a great tenderness for printed things I can hold in my hands. Bravo for deciding to produce an honest-to-goodness paper magazine in this day and age!
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Re: Level Up

Post by xredjasonx » Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:32 pm

Vellen wrote:I'm quite excited to have one more reason to head to my local shop (Guardian Games, yet another GG). I often find myself there more often than needed, but w/o any actual items to purchase. Looking forward to this magazine immensely. I expect GREAT things, and you never disappoint.
Is this the Guardian Games in PDX?

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