Many gamers are enjoying the recent return of old-school fantasy RPG Dragon Warriors (which we reviewed and put on our Christmas Gift Guide 2009). If you count yourself among those taking part in the DW renaissance, you should take note of a venue change: Dragon Warriors, formerly under the Magnum Opus banner and published through Mongoose Publishing’s Flaming Cobra imprint, will now be published by the new company Serpent King Games. Also based in the UK, Serpent King boasts well-known RPG designers such as Gareth Hanrahan (of Cubicle 7’s Laundry RPG) and Ian Sturrock (Mongoose’s Conan and Slaine RPGs). The new company will release the Dragon Warriors Players Book in July 2011, followed by another two titles in the first year (full press release below). If you haven’t already, now might be a good time to have a look at Dragon Warriors.
Serpent King Games press release follows:
Serpent King Games is new home for the Dragon Warriors RPG
7th February 2011, United Kingdom
Dragon Warriors, the classic 1980s dark-fantasy RPG recently re-released by Magnum Opus Press, is moving to new British publishing company Serpent King Games.
From 1st April the game will no longer be available from Magnum Opus, which had published Dragon Warriors through Mongoose Publishing’s Flaming Cobra imprint.
Serpent King Games will keep the existing Dragon Warriors books available, and will publish new supplements for the game. The first new release will be the Dragon Warriors Players Book, in July 2011, with another two releases planned for the first year.
Serpent King Games is industry veterans Gareth Hanrahan (former Mongoose Publishing writer and lead designer on the new edition of Traveller and the Laundry RPG), Jon Hodgson (art director at Cubicle 7 and cover artist for Dragon Warriors), and Ian Sturrock (ex-Mongoose writer responsible for the Conan and Slaine RPGs, but who also worked on most of the recent Dragon Warriors books).
“I’ve worked with everybody at Serpent King over the last ten years, and they are fiercely talented,” said James Wallis, director of Magnum Opus Press. “Dragon Warriors and the Lands of Legend are in the hands of amazing people who are going to take it in some very exciting directions.”
Dragon Warriors is SKG’s first project, but more great games are in the works. Check out www.serpentking.com for regular updates.
All rights in Dragon Warriors are the property of Fabled Lands LLP, and are used with permission by Serpent King Games Ltd.
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