For Immediate Release: 6-13-2014
Growling Door Games Acquires License For Chill RPG
US Roleplaying Game Publisher Brings Back Classic Horror Game
Cleveland, OH: Today, Growling Door Games, Inc. is proud to announce that they have entered into a licensing agreement with Martin Caron, the owner of the Chill RPG. The agreement gives Growling Door Games the English-language rights to publish the Chill RPG core book and supplementary materials for that game, setting the stage for a new release of a classic property that helped make horror gaming a staple of the RPG landscape.
Matthew McFarland, President of Growling Door Games, said, “We’re thrilled to bring such a classic of horror gaming back to print. Chill has a great history of success in the market. There’s been a lot of enthusiasm for the game even during its long stint out of print, and we hope both those fans and new ones will enjoy our revival of Chill.”
Growling Door Games is planning on releasing the new core book for Chill, 3rd Edition in August 2015, with a Kickstarter in late summer 2014 to launch the project. The initial release of the core book will be as a full-sized hardcover, available in both print and PDF.
About Growling Door Games, Inc.: Growling Door Games is a roleplaying game publisher based in Cleveland, OH. Founded in 2012, Growling Door has published two successful games, curse the darkness (which received an ENnie nomination in 2012) and A Tragedy in Five Acts (named “one of the best storytelling games” on io9). Growling Door Games is made up of Michelle Lyons-McFarland and Matthew McFarland, both of whom have over a decade of experience in the game publishing industry.
Obatron Productions is releasing its first issue of Savage Insider since taking over publication from founding company Mystical Throne Entertainment. The 48-page Savage Worlds-focused magazine releases quarterly, plus a bonus issue for Thanksgiving. The debut issue will be available at drivethrurpg at the end of June and will be in print at Gen Con in August.
The company is also inviting interested parties to sign up for its newsletter, which offers many choices of notifications, including being included for calls for submissions for Obatron Productions projects and being made aware of new RPG and magazine releases and convention appearances.
After nearly a year and a half of hard work, Magpie Games is proud to announce that Andrew Medeiros has launched the Kickstarter for Urban Shadows, a Powered by the Apocalypse urban fantasy game. And we are publishing it!
A dark urban fantasy tabletop RPG Powered by the Apocalypse. Fight the darkness or let it swallow you whole!
Here are a few words from Magpie’s Mark Diaz Truman about the release:
“I knew when Andrew first talked with me about Urban Shadows that I wanted to publish it. I cut my roleplaying teeth on White Wolf games, and the urban fantasy genre has always spoken to me as a person of color. In these stories, the world that I know and the communities I see are the ones that have screen time!”
So for the last year and a half, Mark and Andrew have been working to get Urban Shadows ready. Now we need your help to get it finished, funding the art, the layout, and the printing for our first run of books. And if we can get a little extra to get us started, we’ll be able to work on new Playbooks (The Hallowed! The Dragon!) and City Guides for cities around the United States (and maybe the world?). In other words, help us make this an awesome game!