Archive for March, 2012

Blog name change

March 18, 2012

This blog has a new name: Antherwyck House Games. It’s the same blog, fundamentally; all the old posts are still here, and it will continue to be largely about DragonQuest and about indie games. But it is now going to be linked from the new website (coming soon), and is going to become an official part of Antherwyck House. Announcements and discussions of new projects will be posted here.

We’re never going to be a high volume publisher; this is a side-line for us. But, after the fundraiser for the Wilderness adventure, it became clear that there was still an audience for DragonQuest materials, even though it’s been nearly a quarter century since anything was last published. We’re looking to become the source for that small audience.

We’re plotting a release schedule for our first year. The present plan is to have one new title per quarter, and we’ll see how that works out.

We may also get more heavily involved in the development of a retro-clone for DragonQuest. Retro-clones are re-written rules that are compatible with an existing game. The core concepts of the game remain, but they are written in new language, so that they do not fall afoul of copyright law. A lot of old-school games are getting this treatment. Having a free retro-clone of DragonQuest would make it easier for new players to discover the game and try it out.

Announcing Antherwyck House Games

March 7, 2012

The fundraiser for the new DragonQuest adventure was enough of a success to make it worth considering the next step. I am going to be setting up a new company, Antherwyck House Games, which will be publishing adventures and material for DragonQuest, as well as other games and related items.

There will be more information about this in the next couple weeks.

In addition to the new DQ adventure currently under development, there is also a revised and illustrated version of my old adventure, “The Water Works,” which will likely be the first title in the line. Also in queue to get cleaned up and re-released will be “Poor Brendan’s Almanac,” the rules supplement that includes 2 Colleges of Magic and 3 skills for DragonQuest, along with other rules and additional information.

Both of these titles will probably be available as PDF or print-on-demand through one of the major online sites. Once that is firmed up and in place, there will be more about that here, as well.

If you’ve got questions, this is the place to ask ‘em!