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 Post subject: Level Up
PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:12 pm 
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So....let's hear more about this.......


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 Post subject: Re: Level Up
PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:57 am 
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I'd love to hear about this as well. I just happened across mention of this on the Enworld forums.

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 Post subject: Re: Level Up
PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:06 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Level Up
PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:11 pm 
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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.

BD

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 Post subject: Re: Level Up
PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:13 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Level Up
PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:26 pm 
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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/

//H

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

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 Post subject: Re: Level Up
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Jeff LaSala wrote:
Yay. Cat's out of the bag at last. :D


Indeed!

It was starting to smell. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Level Up
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Awesome!!


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 Post subject: Re: Level Up
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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 subject: Re: Level Up
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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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 Post subject: Re: Level Up
PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:31 pm 
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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 subject: Re: Level Up
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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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 Post subject: Re: Level Up
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This is awesome! Thanks for this GG.


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

Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Level Up
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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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 Post subject: Re: Level Up
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Just make sure to keep the "desecrated page of the 3.5 Players handbook" bit ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Level Up
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Is the subscription print and PDF? Just as the PDF? What?

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 Post subject: Re: Level Up
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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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 Post subject: Re: Level Up
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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 subject: Re: Level Up
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Those are precisely the sort of paws we want on there, Krate!

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 Post subject: Re: Level Up
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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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 Post subject: Re: Level Up
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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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 Post subject: Re: Level Up
PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:32 pm 
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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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