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REALMS OF SORCERY ANNOUNCED FOR WARHAMMER FANTASY ROLEPLAY

Press Release

London, 2001-05-11

Hogshead Publishing will be releasing Realms of Sorcery this summer.

Realms of Sorcery, the near-legendary magic supplement for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay and the games industry's longest-standing "vapourware" (promised but not released) product, will be released in August this year by Hogshead Publishing. Realms of Sorcery was first announced in the original 1986 release of the game. Many fans have been waiting the full fifteen years for its release.

Realms of Sorcery upgrades and expands the Warhammer FRP magic system. For the first time, there are official rules for everything from Hedge Wizards to Dwarf Runesmiths, along with complete information on the Imperial Colleges of Magic, plus higher levels of spells, new background and explanation, and more. The new material in Realms of Sorcery is 100% compatible with all official WFRP material.

"I've been waiting for this book for a long time. I never thought I'd end up writing it," said Ken Walton, co-author of Realms of Sorcery. "It's got all the cool things you've been waiting for, and lots of surprises too."

Realms of Sorcery is a 256-page core sourcebook for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, retailing for $26.95. GW fan-favourite artist Ralph Horsley provides a stunning cover. A limited- edition hardback and a very limited deluxe signed edition will also be available; prices to be confirmed.

"'When's Realms of Sorcery coming out?' is the number-one question we're asked by WFRP fans," said James Wallis, director of Hogshead Publishing. "Now at last we can give them an answer that isn't 'Go away, you scruffy urchin'."

Background:

Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, a game of grim and perilous adventure, was first published in 1986 by Games Workshop. Its unique fantasy-horror setting soon gained a loyal fan following. Since 1995, it has been published under licence by Hogshead Publishing. Although Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay is well supported with sourcebooks and adventure material, Realms of Sorcery is the first new core rulebook for the game.

Jo Walton's debut novel The King's Peace (Tor) was heavily advertised late last year and has catapulted her into the front rank of new fantasy authors. She and Ken Walton are the writing team responsible for the acclaimed GURPS: Celtic Myth, as well as the first chapter of the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay adventure The Dying of the Light.

Hogshead Publishing is the UK-based company behind Warhammer FRP, Nobilis, SLA Industries and the Origins Award-nominated Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen RPG. Incorporated in 1994, it has worked to publish games that push forward the frontiers of role-playing.

For more information, please contact:
James Wallis, director of Hogshead Publishing
james@hogshead.demon.co.uk
Tel: (+44) 0207 207 5490
Fax: (+44) 0207 207 5491

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