The Knight’s Tale Now Available!

Our latest short adventure, The Knight’s Tale, is now available here: http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/132843/The-Knights-Tale. Set in Algandy, this adventure gives a hint of what life is like in that dark land and focuses on one of the grand events of the Legend calendar. Weighing in at nearly four times the length of the Miller’s Tale, this adventure is a sandbox scenario with heaps of NPCs and a healthy dose of chaos.

 

In other news the Player’s Guide is in it’s final stages and is on track for a late summer release.

Print stock available again

We’ve secured a few copies of some of the Magnum Opus print run of DW, mostly so as to give us some stock for selling at conventions etc. However, we do have them available to UK buyers (only, for the moment) who might prefer to get their physical copies of the books directly from us. If you’re in the USA, it’s almost certainly better to go through DriveThru. We also had DriveThru send us a few copies of the main rulebook (our printing, this time), just so as to ensure we could do some decent bundle deals that at least have enough books in to let you play.

Individual Books (all Magnum Opus editions, other than Core Book, which is the Serpent King Games edition)

Elven Crystals: £14.95 + P&P
Bestiary: £14.95+ P&P
Prince of Darkness: £19.95+ P&P
Sleeping Gods: £19.95+ P&P
Friends or Foes: £19.95 + P&P
Core Book: £22.50 + P&P

Postage & Packing is £5 for any one or two books (excluding the core rulebook), or £7.50 for the core rulebook plus up to two smaller books. Sorry about that, but Royal Mail prices are high, and books are heavy. That price does include insurance though.

Bundle Deals
Starter Set I: Rulebook + Bestiary + Sleeping Gods = £62.50 inc P&P
Starter Set II: Rulebook + Bestiary + Prince of Darkness = £62.50 inc P&P
Something Old, Something New (Elven Crystals + Prince of Darkness + Sleeping Gods + Friends or Foes) = £77.50 inc P&P
Big Bundle (all the above books) = £115 inc P&P

If you want to place an order, send us the relevant funds to info@serpentking.com via PayPal, and I’ll get the books parcelled up and posted out within a week or two. This is just a question of me taking the books up the hill from my house to the post office, rather than some bigger business that has a postroom operative, so I’m not going to guarantee a delivery date, but usually I’d sooner get them in the post and out of the house ASAP.

Players Guide at Next Step

Another mini update from the snake pit. The art for the Players Guide is now complete! Layout work begins in the next day or two. I’m not 100% sure on how long this will take but a few weeks at least so expect a summer release for the Player’s Guide! The blogs for the artists who contributed to the PG can be found here in case anyone feels nosy:
In other news the Knight’s Tale is still in layout and we’re thinking about another big project :)

Update

We’ve been a little quiet here at SKG for the last while so we thought we’d let you know how things are going. Firstly the fabled players guide: work is underway on the art for this. We have a cadre of – in my opinion – brilliant artists who really capture the “old school” feel of Dragon Warriors. The PG art will really harken back to those first six novel-sized books. You can find a couple of art teasers below by the amazing Jay Penn and Gordon Mackay.

 

Once the art is done we go to layout and final reviews. Fingers crossed we should have a product to show you shortly thereafter.

 

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We’ve got a new scenario for you too: The Knight’s Tale, a story of intrigue and sorcery set in the land of Algandy. In this adventure you’ll get to hob-nob (great, now I want biscuits) with the nobility at the largest tourney in the Lands of Legend while immersing yourself in the dark underworld of Algandy’s politics.

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Our next two planned adventures are The Summoner’s Tale and the Reeve’s Tale. More about those later…

Changes at Serpent King Games

DragonwarriorscoreYou may have heard a rumour of changes coming at Serpent King Games. The rumour is true. Jon Hodgson here to fill you in.

The short version is that I’m departing Serpent King Games.

The long version begins with some history: When we formed the company 3 years ago I had reached a point in my freelance art career where I realised I wanted a change. So I put a bunch of irons in a bunch fires, worked hard at each of them, and waited to see what would happen. As it turned out working with Cubicle 7 as their art director, and more recently deputy CEO, has burned significantly hotter than any of the others.

The downside to this is that I just haven’t had the appropriate time to give to Serpent King Games. This has never sat easily with me. I love Dragon Warriors, getting to work on the Magnum Opus edition was huge for me. Sadly when there were new SKG Dragon Warriors books for me to apply my illustration skills to, my time was all spoken for.

My departure has been a long time coming, and I’ve worked hard on some different strategies to try and stay an active contributor of the game, but there comes a time to admit I can only work 12 hours a day. Rather than hold up already delayed projects I feel it’s more appropriate to step aside, help the guys find some new art talent with a bit more time to spend, and wish them all the best.

The last thing I’m working on is all the art for imminently forthcoming The Knight’s Tale, and handing over all my art direction notes for The Player’s Book to the new Serpent King art worker. I’m leaving behind permission to use all my artwork, which was my major investment in Serpent King Games, since the copyright to that art is owned by me, rather than a part of Dragon Warriors.

It can’t be overstated that my departure is entirely amicable, and I wish Ian, Gar, Kieran and the artist slated to take Dragon Warriors forward all the best. Each of them has invested significant time and resources in keeping Dragon Warriors available, and not one of them has taken a penny in return. A true labour of love.

I’m very much looking forward to seeing what new material this new era brings for Serpent King Games.

Serpent King Games Fan Policy

At Serpent King Games, we’re fans of Dragon Warriors as well as the current publishers of the game. We recognise the essential contribution that fans have made in keeping interest in the game alive over the past three decades or so. We are very happy to see additions to the Dragon Warriors setting, in the form of free fan-made websites or other internet-based content such as free e-books or e-zines. However, it is essential that all Dragon Warriors fan sites adhere to the following Fan Policy:

1. Fan websites (or e-books, e-zines, etc.) must not be commercial enterprises. We have no objection to a fan site covering its costs through the use of adverts or similar, but you must not charge people to download or access fan-made material based on the Dragon Warriors setting.

2. Fan websites(or e-books, e-zines, etc.) are explicitly NOT permitted to reprint copyright material, including such items as art, character professions, monsters, or adventures that have been printed by Serpent King Games or other official Dragon Warriors publishers.

3. You may reference names, places, etc. from the Dragon Warriors setting.

4. All fan websites (or e-books, e-zines, etc.) must include the following text, in legible form, on the front page or on the first page that refers to Dragon Warriors or Legend:

“This website includes material based on the Dragon Warriors setting, as created by and copyright (c) Dave Morris and Oliver Johnson, and used according to the terms of the Serpent King Games Fan Policy. We are not permitted to charge you to use or access this content. This website is not published, endorsed, or officially approved by Serpent King Games. For more information about Dragon Warriors products and Serpent King Games, please visit www.serpentking.com”

5. We expect fan websites (or e-books, e-zines, etc.) to use the Dragon Warriors setting responsibly and legally. That means avoiding associating the setting with extreme graphic violence, explicit sexual content, hate speech against any particular real-world segment of society, or anything else that does not present Dragon Warriors in a positive light.

If you have any questions about the Fan Policy, please email info@serpentking.com

News

We’re still progressing…  slowly. We’ve hit so many hitches, but we’re working our way around them. I will give more info about that in the next few days, including:

*  A Fan Publication guide, so that we can make clear precisely what is and isn’t allowed, when it comes to Dragon Warriors fanzines, fan pages, etc.

*  Info on how to order print copies of some Dragon Warriors books directly from us, if you’re in the UK.

*  More short adventure releases.

*  Progress on the Players Book.

*  Changes afoot at Serpent King Games, and the future.

Out Now! The Miller’s Tale

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Available now at rpgnow – The Miller’s Tale. A tale of death and vengeance by Kieran Turley, illustrated by Jon Hodgson.

Something is rotten in the village of Jib’s Hollow and it’s not just the local weaver’s aversion to bathing. When a despairing ghost calls for justice can the heroes find his murderer before more people die?

A 9 page murder mystery scenario to challenge a group of Dragon Warriors characters of 2nd to 5th rank.

Available here.

Meanwhile work continues on art and layout for the eagerly anticipated The Players Book.

Not Dead Yet!

Hi All,
Jon Hodgson here.

We’re long overdue an update hereabouts!  So you have heard it before, but it remains no less true – work continues on the Players’ Book for Dragon Warriors.  We’re done writing, editing and playtesting.  Right now the book is in the artwork stage.

We’re not giving any projected release dates just yet.  It’s crazy season for those of us working day jobs in table-top gaming, with Gen Con print deadlines fast approaching.

With luck on our side we can show some previews of art for the forthcoming Players’ Book before too long.

Thanks as ever for your continued patience!

Dragon Warriors Core Book: Now in Print

Head on over to our new products page and click the Dragon Warriors button to be taken to Drivethru rpg, where you can order Dragon Warriors in print!

We’re working hard to bring you the rest of the Dragon Warriors book in hard copy, and as ever, work progresses on the Player’s Handbook.  It’s a long time coming, we want to get it right, and it will be worth the wait!

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