Angus Abranson (angusabranson) wrote,
Angus Abranson
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Starblazer Publicity - What is it with Page 23?

Starblazer Adventures, our forthcoming role playing game of intergalactic pulp rock n roll sci-fi based upon the Starblazer comic book series which ran in the UK from the late 70's to early 90's, has been getting some media attention recently.

We had a full page article in SFX Magazine which came out last week and we've also had an editorial news strip in Deathray - a recently new British science fiction magazine.

What is a bit odd though is that both times we've been featured on page 23.

Now 23 is a special number and I can only imagine that this bodes well for the success of the game and our secret plans to one day rule the world from the shadows.

Anyway, conspiracy theories aside, I'm really pleased that we're getting this exposure. It's very unusal for a role playing game to get column inches in anything outside of RPG press circles and especially for pretty much a brand new company with a game based upon a property that's been out of print for over 15 years and wasn't a household name even when it was available.

Both magazines have also said they will carry reviews of the game when it's released too which will be good extra exposure and with the announcement we're making about a new property this weekend we fully expect to be back in both magazines news pages sooner rather than later.

It'd be nice to see more RPG companies start looking at other non-hobby media to get exposure through. We've already received a few emails from people who saw the SFX feature enquiring about the game and I think if you select your mediums carefully you can access a fair amount of crossover crowd.

Let's face it, anything that brings new blood (or returning older blood) to the hobby is worth looking at.

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