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For those who are interested!

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And I have to say, that German who throws the head is just down right bad ass!

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Troll Lord wrote:
And I have to say, that German who throws the head is just down right bad ass!

Steve

Yeah, there's your barbarian model right there!!
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Did anyone else notice the glaring omission from Steve's supply list?

Anyone?

Duct tape.
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Interesting read. Perhaps I am reading to much into it, but it seems at the end of this recent blog that Mr. Troll Lord can;t quite see what 2009 will bring. Is that a good thing? Set some goals and go for it! Let's make 2009 and even better year for Castles & Crusades!

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Best to keep the cards close to one's chest, eh?!
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Omote wrote:
Interesting read. Perhaps I am reading to much into it, but it seems at the end of this recent blog that Mr. Troll Lord can;t quite see what 2009 will bring. Is that a good thing? Set some goals and go for it! Let's make 2009 and even better year for Castles & Crusades!

-O

Quite the contrary my friend. What your reading is my desire to get everything battle ready for what's likely to be a very hectic and almost crazy 5 months. January to May is already too packed with product. Revenue will be tight and time will be even tighter. And much of it, very much of it will be Castles & Crusades....I'm presently staring at no less than five hardback releases for C&C, A6-A10, monthly Crusader, new screens, two HH books as well as a smattering of pdf releases. But before this we'll expand out operations (hopefully) in the very first week of the year, which will increase our own in house capabilities, generate (hopefully) a whole new source of revenue and set us up for all these releases.

One of the things that always knocks us off our game are the mundane day to day operations of the biz, from running quarterly sales reports to taking half a day off to get shipping boxes. Well, I'm anticipating this.

Its going to be a wild ride, but one I firmly believe will see C&C and TLG grow into even a stronger position.

I'm actually very excited about 2009!

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Now that's a good answer! I guess I did read that the wrong way. My bad. Good luck guys, in all your endeavors.

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mmmm A6-A10 Hooray! [As of right now I have A1 but I just made edits to my area map and I'm ready for the series so... Bring it on]

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Troll Lord wrote:
Quite the contrary my friend. What your reading is my desire to get everything battle ready for what's likely to be a very hectic and almost crazy 5 months. January to May is already too packed with product. Revenue will be tight and time will be even tighter. And much of it, very much of it will be Castles & Crusades....I'm presently staring at no less than five hardback releases for C&C, A6-A10, monthly Crusader, new screens, two HH books as well as a smattering of pdf releases. But before this we'll expand out operations (hopefully) in the very first week of the year, which will increase our own in house capabilities, generate (hopefully) a whole new source of revenue and set us up for all these releases.

One of the things that always knocks us off our game are the mundane day to day operations of the biz, from running quarterly sales reports to taking half a day off to get shipping boxes. Well, I'm anticipating this.

Its going to be a wild ride, but one I firmly believe will see C&C and TLG grow into even a stronger position.

I'm actually very excited about 2009!

Steve

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Steve said "no less than five hardback releases for C&C".

Let's see, one must be the CKG, a second would be the 'Of Gods and Monsters'.

So, is he counting the 4th print of PHB and 3rd print of M&T?

OR is he saying, M&T II, and Monsters of Airhde?

'Cause if you count them all, then that's 6 hardback releases.

But if Steve is not counting the new prints of PHB and M&T what is the 5th release to be?
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Meybe Halls of Adventure will be going hardback?
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Omote wrote:
Now that's a good answer! I guess I did read that the wrong way. My bad. Good luck guys, in all your endeavors.

-O

Well, either you read it the wrong way, or more than likely I wrote it the wrong way. Sometimes my ramblings do not impart my own excitement. And this has been a very, very tumultuous year. So no bad on your part my friend!

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dachda wrote:
Steve said "no less than five hardback releases for C&C".

Let's see, one must be the CKG, a second would be the 'Of Gods and Monsters'.

So, is he counting the 4th print of PHB and 3rd print of M&T?

OR is he saying, M&T II, and Monsters of Airhde?

'Cause if you count them all, then that's 6 hardback releases.

But if Steve is not counting the new prints of PHB and M&T what is the 5th release to be?

Players Handbook, 4th Printing

Monsters & Treasure, 3rd Printing

Castle Keepers Guide, 2nd Printing

Halls of Adventure

Of Gods & Monsters

Those are the hardback books set to come out in the near future. All are largely done (CKG and Gods needs some sections done and others are still very rough) and only in need of revisions, playtesting etc etc.

These will sport a new 'look' as well. Which is nothing real exciting to your grizzled veterans, but will allow me to re-introduce the game to the retail and book trade side of things.

This doesn't even mention the Star Siege material we are working on (that game has done very well in the market), nor the Swords & Sorcery we are working on, nor Harvesters, Victorious, Pulp Siege...of course these are all set for later in 2009.

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This is the second time I have seen a CKG second printing mentioned. Where the heck is the first printing?
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Treebore wrote:
This is the second time I have seen a CKG second printing mentioned. Where the heck is the first printing?

Dude, you missed it? It was the must have release of the year in 2008!

Make me an offer on one of my Xtra copies...

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Treebore wrote:
This is the second time I have seen a CKG second printing mentioned. Where the heck is the first printing?

Its in the typo errata that Steve posts on boards a lot.

Methinks the poor dotty old fellow just got stuck in a fit of sequential thought going from 4th to 3rd to 2nd...
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gideon_thorne wrote:
Mad cow is rampant in Arkansas.

That explains it.

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Mad cow is rampant in Arkansas.

Isn't 'Mad Cow Disease' just a fancy term for P.M.S.?
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gideon_thorne wrote:
Its in the typo errata that Steve posts on boards a lot.

Methinks the poor dotty old fellow just got stuck in a fit of sequential thought going from 4th to 3rd to 2nd...
Mad cow is rampant in Arkansas.

Come on, why tease Tree? He missed out is all.

I'm starting to think that you're not proud of the 2 page centerfold art that you put on pages 127-128.

I'll give you a hint Tree, think a "homage" painting of Aleena and Eclavdra...with whips and chainmail bikinis.
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Mad cow is rampant in Arkansas.[/quote]

Wouldn't that be Mad Hog down in Ark?
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Isn't 'Mad Cow Disease' just a fancy term for P.M.S.?

Doesn't anyone watch Boston Legal? Sheesh!
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Doesn't anyone watch Boston Legal? Sheesh!

Of course! I have seasons 1-3 on DVD. And when I can find season 4 for a decent price, I'll add that to my collection. Same same for season 5 when it rolls out next year.

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Post by K2h2m3 »

Very intresting and somewhat enigmatic blog. I also find "civil war" an intresting choice of terms. Definitely be intresting to see what next year brings.

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