GOODMAN GAMES TO DISTRIBUTE BLACKDIRGE PUBLISHING
4E PRODUCTS IN PRINT AND ELECTRONIC FORMAT
Goodman Games is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement
with Blackdirge Publishing to distribute their 4E products. Future Blackdirge
Publishing products will be released as an imprint of Goodman Games. The
Blackdirge Publishing imprint will take effect immediately in electronic
format, with print products to follow.
“Over the last few years, Blackdirge Publishing has established a track
record of publishing great products,” said Joseph Goodman, President of
Goodman Games. “They’re useful, creative, and most importantly, playable.
Their products fill a niche in the game that players have come to rely
“I’ve enjoyed working with Joseph Goodman as a freelancer for years,”
said Aeryn “Blackdirge” Rudel, founder of Blackdirge Publishing, “and recently,
I was thrilled to accept a staff position with Goodman Games. With all
the good work we’ve done together, a collaboration of this kind just seemed
liked the natural thing to do.”
The first Blackdirge Publishing release for the 4E rules will be a new
line of monster products called Critter Cache. Each installment
of Critter Cache will feature twenty or more new monsters for the
4E game. GMs will find old favorites updated for the new edition, plus
new and intriguing monsters to challenge characters of all levels. Each
monster is fully illustrated, and presented with a full description, tactics,
lore, and encounter groups.
The first Critter Cache product, Big Bugs, is scheduled
for publication in electronic format in November. Critter Cache: Big
Bugs features twenty giant insects, invertebrates, and other creepy
crawlies, and presents a wide array of monstrous challenges for PCs of
nearly all levels, including:
Upcoming installments of Critter Cache will detail animals and beasts,
fey, dragons, daemons, and many more intriguing monsters.
Ant: Monstrous Ant Queen, Monstrous Ant Soldier, Monstrous Ant Worker,
Beetle: Butcher Beetle, Irongrip Pincer Beetle, Puncture Beetle
Centipede: Deathstep Centipede, Megapede, Stenchcloud Centipede
Crustacean: Giant Mantis Shrimp, Giant Sea Scorpion, Viceclaw Crab
Mantis: Giant Praying Mantis, Sickleclaw Mantis
Slug: Corpse Slug, Giant Cone Snail, Giant Slug
Wasp: Blackjacket Bolter, Hellvenom Hornet, Incubator Wasp
Blackdirge Publishing already has several more 4E product lines in the
Paths to Prestige: A product line that features a new
paragon path for players, plus a template version of the paragon path for
GMs to use with monsters and NPCs.
Critter Encounters: Short encounters that utilize monsters
featured in the Critter Cache line and are designed to fit easily
into virtually any campaign.
In 2009, Blackdirge Publishing products will be collected for print
publication and distribution into retail stores by Goodman Games.
Goodman Games is a publisher of role-playing games, adventures, and
accessories that celebrates its seventh anniversary this year. It is best
known for its Dungeon Crawl Classics line of adventure modules, the longest-lived
and most popular d20 product on the market. For more information, visit
Blackdirge Publishing was founded in 2005 by Aeryn Rudel, and specializes
in short, focused PDFs for players and GMs. Its most popular, and critically
acclaimed d20 lines include the fighter-focused Master at Arms line,
and the Animal Archives products featuring dinosaurs and prehistoric
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