You can’t keep a good gamer down. Like a phoenix, they rise from the ashes. And that’s just what they’re doing at Assault Publishing. Closing up shop just 2 months ago, they’ve returned as Assault Publishing Studios. But this time, they’re more than a game company. They’re an open community designed to help game makers create the projects they love.
And they’re starting off with a new rules set in the form of Glorious Lands, a new fantasy miniatures game.
From the announcement:
Few creatures in the Solar system are more stubborn than wargame designers. When something goes wrong, get up, shake off the dust, raise the flag, rally your friends, and try again! Assault Publishing was closed two months ago, but I decided to continue designing rules non-commercially. Out of the company’s ashes comes the Assault Publishing Studio, which will support my games and release new projects as free or inexpensive PDFs. But this time I’m not alone! I decided that the Studio will be a creative environment allowing its members to develop their own projects with each other’s support, a shared website and similar helpful aids. I’m very glad that Iain “Cybershadow” Werry (wargame designer and living legend of Epic 40k and BFG) and Maciej “Xardas” Dr??kiewicz (first designer and co-author of one of Polish rulesets) joined this initiative. We will happily welcome new Studio members and cooperate with friendly companies to jointly create cool projects.
Assault Publishing Studio is financed through patronage. The collected money will be spent on the website server, marketing, expenses connected to rules development (illustrations, proof-reading) and – if the enterprise flourishes – convention stands or demo games! Sponsoring members will get some humble privileges (e.g. access to beta versions) or exclusive content as thank you gifts, but I don’t want to turn the Studio into a business.
I do not like to be vain, so to kick off Assault Publishing Studio we release “Glorious Lands” – a classic fantasy ruleset designed for 15-32mm miniatures and based on heavily modified Heroic Ballads rules. Feel free to download the rulebook and enjoy the game!