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Bullet-Proof - A post of many things...

Various things to post but limited time this evening. Hope to try and have more time over the weekend to flesh-out some of these bullet points:

* No Reading Festival for Angus - As the person I was going with had sold her ticket and I am completely knackered post-America I also asked Nicole to sell my ticket which she has now done. I need a rest and also have a million things to do both post GenCon and post Dave moving in. Plus I may be coming down with the a post-Con cold, want to catch a movie or two and try and hang out with a friend or two.

* Dave (daver2323) has now moved in. meganintheuk and Dave have currently popped out to hunt down some food. We also had pond823 (the other housemate who lived here before when Dave was here last) round earlier which was nice :)

* First day back at work today and boy am I knackered.

* As you can tell I got back safely from the States. Although the elements were against us (big storms) and our flight got cancelled and delayed numerous times. Still, I was one of the lucky ones who managed to still get out that night and was not either delayed for an additional day or whose plane got struck by lightning mid-flight (Been there - odd feeling)!

* My two PCs are in parts and my bedroom has no space for me to sleep. Actually it has no space full stop. Both of these are because of me disamntling the office so Dave has a bedroom. My laptop still connects (hello!) and I hope to sort out the other computers this weekend.

* Saw Shaun of the Dead last night and remembered what a great film it is. Shame Hot Fuzz was nowhere near the quality.

(and saving the best until last)

* At GenCon we unveiled a new game we're publishing this winter. It's Normal, Texas by the brilliant Jason Blair (he of Little Fears fame). It was originally going to be published by Human Head Studios but they closed down their adventure games division last Christmas. We chatted about taking it on under license and have finally (several months later) announced it! (Website is currently from the Human Head site)

* We also signed and sealed the translation rights to a whole bundle of games from 7eme Cercle at the show. We'd been chatting to Valerie and Florant for a while about translating Humanydyne and Kuro but have also struck gold by becoming the English publishers of tthe double-ENNIE award winning QIN: The Warring States! It was quite funny confirming the deal over dinner and then going to the ENNIE Award Show to see the game you just signed win two awards (it was nominated for six!). Wonder if the price would have gone up if we'd left it a day? ;p


* Victoriana 2nd Edition had a limited release at GenCon Indy and looks superb! Congratulations to Andy, Gabby and everyone involved in the project! We have copies winging their way across the Atlantic for GenCon UK next weekend (along with QIN and the rest of our SLA Industries and Victoriana ranges). Here's the cover...


* Right. off to sort the TV out and then clear some space to sleep in. The above Cubicle 7 info will be covered more in some Press Releases hopefully over the weekend when we have all recovered from the show. Thought you guys and gals would like a nice sneak peek though :p


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Aug. 22nd, 2007 10:46 pm (UTC)
Holy shit! I saw Humanydyne for the first time about a month ago, and instantly wanted to find out more about it and see about getting the rights to translate it. That's great that you got it. If you, uh, need any extra graphic design/layout help with your upcoming busy schedule, let me know? ;-)
Aug. 23rd, 2007 12:03 am (UTC)
I originally picked up a copy of Humanydyne upon it's release at Salon du Jeu last September/October and really liked it. At the 7th Circle meal after the first day of the convention I met the author and (I believe) one of the artists. I was really glad to see it was popular in France and has since spawned supplements (It was originally just going to be a one-shot book).

I think we may be in need of more help in the coming months. We're currently in a rare position that we have three cracking graphic design/layout guys working with us (and to think a year ago I was so desperately in need of one!) but I think we'd possibly swamp them if all the things in our current plans actually end up taking place :p

Thanks for the offer. I reckon we'll almost certainly be in touch.
Aug. 22nd, 2007 11:04 pm (UTC)
So was the 7eme Circle/Quin deal the one you were talking about a while ago or something completely different?

Qin looks really good from what I've seen on the website.
Aug. 23rd, 2007 12:04 am (UTC)
It was the project I was referring to when I was asking about French translators but not when I was talking about Da Pitch.

Da Pitch is for something entirely different.
Aug. 22nd, 2007 11:39 pm (UTC)
Be sure to send me any press releases so I can post them on Flames Rising. You can e-mail them to me or I can create an account on the site for someone to post them directly.
Aug. 23rd, 2007 12:05 am (UTC)
Shall do.

To be honest it might be worth creating a Cubicle 7 account so Dom or myself can post to the site.

Aug. 23rd, 2007 01:31 am (UTC)
It all sounds really neat. I love the QIN and Victoriana covers.
Aug. 23rd, 2007 03:25 am (UTC)
Man, I so wish I could have made the big show. I can't wait to get one of those pretty pretty Victoriana books on my shelf.


Cazmonster sublimates his freak-on for another time.
Aug. 23rd, 2007 08:40 am (UTC)
Re: YAY!
Well, I'm guessing we'll need people to demo Normal Texas at next years show...:p
Aug. 23rd, 2007 06:54 am (UTC)
Yo, any news on dragonmeet? the yahoogroup's quiet and I had problems accessing the site.
Aug. 23rd, 2007 08:42 am (UTC)
The website is currently being redeveloped and should be back on line within the next ten days all being well.

Once my computers are back together I'll drop you a mail.
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Aug. 23rd, 2007 08:41 am (UTC)
There's three books plus a GM Screen available in French at the moment. The books are a Bestiary, The Art of War (which also includes miniature gaming rules) and the first part of a two-part campaign.
Aug. 23rd, 2007 10:25 am (UTC)
Congratulations on all these new deals! I'm especially pleased to see Normal, Texas is finally coming out. I bought the quick start rules for that game yonks ago and have been looking forward to game seeing the light of day.
Aug. 23rd, 2007 10:39 am (UTC)
That's great news! Well done guys! I love Qin, and in fact we're about to start a campaign of it, so the news that we will be able to get the supplements for it in english is great news.

Grats on Normal, Texas too - the sneak peak you showed me at Conpulsion looked very sexy.
Aug. 23rd, 2007 01:14 pm (UTC)
I am looking forward to seeing Humanydyne, as well as Normal.

Great seeing you.
Aug. 23rd, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
Very cool! Congratulations!
Aug. 23rd, 2007 05:34 pm (UTC)
Hot stuff! You're surely going up in the world.

Not saying which world, mind. ;)
Aug. 23rd, 2007 06:23 pm (UTC)
>No Reading Festival for Angus

Good call. The BBC had pics of the site this afternoon: it's already waterlogged and looking pretty hideous. By the time it really kicks off tomorrow, it's going to be doing a good impression of Glastonbury/The Somme. Makes me quite nostalgic for Reading '91.
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